I love witty, fast-paced books that keep you turning the page.
Hope's story and how she gets together with Ryder is a wonderful wrap up to this trilogy. I enjoyed the banter and the layers that each character showed. As I noted in my review of the first book (The Next Always), the narrator still reads more slowly than I like, but he's fixed the terrible child voices and carries the strong along quickly enough that I only switched to 1 1/2 times a couple of times during the story. Although this isn't my favorite NR trilogy (Three Sisters and Born In hold that position), it was still a delightful way to spend my commute time.
In the top 10!
It took me in as if I were actually a guest at Inn BoonsBoro!
Vision through her animated reading.
I even looked up the details and told my husband I wanted to go to Maryland and stay at the Inn BoonsBoro!
The story, as always, is a wonderful Nora Roberts tale. She is consistently a joy. Why are we settling for one voice on audible performances? This voice is a great man's voice. As a woman it is quite evident that what we need is two performers doing audible books. Is there some reason we aren't demanding this?
It's pretty close to the top ~ it's a little soft around the edges, but Nora's trilogy's tend to be, so I expect that. I still love her writing no matter what ~ but this one was so focused on Boonesboro & the rebuilding of the town it was interesting, but almost edged out the rest of the story.
Lizzy, the ghost. I loved the whole back story there.
Ha. When Hope sprayed Ryder with the water hose! Loved it.
Hmmm...I did when Ryder dreamed about Billy's death. Broke my heart.
Again, Nora writes an amazing story ~ so when I rate this a 4, it's still made of awesome, just not my very favorite by her, and that's just because I tend to like her grittier books better, lol. The narrator for this book was excellent, he did an amazing job w/ the characters, and I loved, loved the whole thread of the ghost and her search for her lost love ~ and how it was tied up in a neat little bow in this book.
what a great ending to a great trilogy, never disappointed in anything that Nora writes
Predictable, Honest, and Mirthful
The remainder of the trilogy creates the same feel-good mood.
I like it when Lizzie lock the doors on them both, forcing them to see each other for who they really are to one another.
There is no running away from love, it perseveres.
If you want a pleasant escape from the harsh realities, then take a trip to Inn Boonsboro in Maryland.
We are RV'ers traveling the USA. I love Romance, Mysteries, and Thriller Novels. Good listening while on the road.
I wasn't sure I wanted to read all three, but each one was better than the last and the story of Hope and Ryder was fantastic. I figured it was going to be a predictable story and but it was funny with a few twists that keep you laughing and entertained. MacLeod Andrews must have gotten the message at how bad he was in the first Book. He was so much better in this one and didn't make the kids sound so awful. I'm very glad I went ahead and purchased this triology. Great Job Nora Roberts. Some of her books are too empty, but not these.
yes, loved the story and the characters
None that I know of
I have listened to 2 other books by MacLeod Andrews, he's pretty good
yes, didn't want to stop
No, not really. Nora Roberts follows a very predictable format. All her series have the same archetypal woman: 1. the defensive ex-victim who's not going to let herself be hurt again, 2. the fragile current victim who has not yet found the courage to enter into group one, and 3. The freedom loving regular girl who's open to love, but isn't quite ready when it comes. There are a few others but they're all pretty similar with the men falling into similar archetypes as well. I wouldn't change this predictability because for some reason I seem to like it. I keep going back for more. I read everything Ms. Roberts writes and I don't see myself stopping.
I love the ghost, Lizzy. She's got a sense of humor and has a great uniqueness to her.
I just don't like a man reading the thoughts of women. This is a very personal preference and others might not care about this one way or another, but it annoys me. Also this particular reader's voice didn't deviate too much between the characters and therefore at times it was hard to tell which character was speaking. This is especially true if the male characters.
Yes. Robert's stories are engaging for the most part and comforting in their sameness. For me the humor she writes into her plots them is the most worthwhile part of listening to her novels.
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Yes...such a wonderful book...loved the characters, the family, the men, the women, all of it.
The best by far! I wish he did more of Nora's books. He is so perfect for the all the characters.
Why can't there be a book 4!!!!