The story line was sickly sweet.....
I downloaded this book because I love Lorelei King but she could not save this book!
I made it 2/3 of the way through the first downloaded section before I gave it.
I do not understand why this book got such great audio reviews. It could be that Debbie Macomber's previous books were terrific and people listened to this with "rose-colored" glasses. I would be hesitant to try another with this same author. Just not my taste.
I would say this was an okay book. However, I was very unsatisfied with the ending. I know this is the first in a series but I felt the end was just way too open-ended for me. Although I prefer stand alone books with a good plot and a satisfying ending, I have read my share of serialized books and many had satisfying endings between books. This one I felt did not. I will not be revisiting Rose Harbor Inn in the future.
This story is so very touching. Really heartfelt. I cried through the whole thing, when I wasn't chuckling and smiling. Three different stories that deal with the same theme: coming to terms with loss and learning to go on with life. Abby and Josh both reluctantly return to Cedar Cove, she to deal with her guilt over the loss of her BFF fifteen years earlier, and he to deal with the impending death of his detested step-father. Both find surprises in these relationships that will begin the healing process and help them begin to rebuild new, promising lives. Jo Marie is the new owner of Rose Harbor Inn, and her story will slowly unfold, I am sure, over several books. I look forward to seeing a "friendship" develop with the very prickly, mysterious handyman, and with the very self-assertive little dog Rover who adopted HER at the pet shelter.
Lorelei King does an excellent job with the narration. I found the voices to be very individual and easy to discern who was speaking. She really brought the story alive for me.
I found this story to be a delightful tearjerker. That may be an oxymoron, but I didn't want to take any breaks from it. I managed to listen to it all in one day; thank goodness it was a quiet day that I could easily escape. I came away very satisfied with the story and looking forward to the next one.
The story was very good, It was hard to turn off
When he realized just what his stepfather meant to him but it was to late
Her voice fluctuated with the charectors. Her empfesses were perfect
This is a must have book
The fact that the Inn will provide great opportunities for interesting stories and characters in future books.
The return to the familiar community of Cedar Cove and the introduction of some great new lead characters.
I have listened to other performances by Lorelei King and I think she did a great job with The Inn at Rose Harbor.
There were two - when Abby reconciles with the parents of her best friend and when Josh and his step-father make peace with each other.
I enjoyed the book immensely and look forward to subsequent stories from the Inn at Rose Harbor.
I haven;t read the print verison yet but I am looking forward to it.
when the strp father died
all of them she is a great reader
I loved the way the previous charaters from Cedar Cove were incorporated into the book
The prospect of future books, and the way the author could bring the story to life with every detail.
I can't say I had a favorite yet, I will have to wait until the next book. The stories of each held my attention equally.
The narrator Lorelei King does a wonderful job. I chose this book because she was the narrator.
Each of the three stories within the story held moments where I felt caught up and tearful.
I am hoping that she will include a little more humor and romance in her future books.
This is just a classic feel good book. it's not to heavy, it's not too light, and left me feeling content and peaceful. A lovely change of pace.
I didn't care for the reader of this book. I thought that she was too breathy and too monotone in the reading.
This was basically a three stories in one that connected. Two of the stories I thought were quite predictable. The story that I was most interested in didn't seem to finish. I have to admit that I was intrigued by the write up, but disappointed in the entire story.
I don't know.
The true to life characters and experiences.
Very easy to listen to her.
If time had permitted.