teacher & book lover
Molly Harper books are always fun! Especially when Amanda Ronconi is voicing them! Sheer entertainment!
Addicted to Audible! I'm always listening to something.
The majority of this book is based on the main female character Sadie. It's basically written in first person. Personally I like more depth from other characters in the story. I felt the main male character, Josh, seemed kind of lacking .... we'll I thought he came across wimpy.
I've never read anything from Molly Harper before, and I definitely won't again. I don't care for this style of writing. I did listen to all three book in the series. Book number two was the only one I thought was better than okay.
I've never her Amanda before. But after listening to the three books in the series, I'm not sure I would listen to her again. Although .... I might try her again with a different author.
More in depth dialogue between the Sadie & Josh. I didn't feel like their relationship was built on anything solid.
I listened to all three book in the series. Skip books one and three. Book two can definitely stand on its own, and was mildly entertaining.
Sadie Hutchins is a hoot! The situations she gets into are hysterical and her penchant for smart, sneaky pranks is irresistible.
Josh Vaughn is a puzzle. At one moment he is a callus, self-serving bully who uses his GQ good looks to command the attention of the people who can help him get ahead. At other moments he is as insecure and vulnerable as the rest of the normal folk, hungry for friendship and a safe place to belong.
Therein lies the sweetness and the charm of this story, as Sadie learns that Josh is not the villain she imagines and Josh learns that Sadie can be the partner he needs.
Amanda Ronconi’s bright, upbeat voice is perfect for this book. Her energy matches the energy of the story and her pacing delivers the action and drama right on target.
I've missed the Molly Harper, Amanda Ronconi duo. Its been almost a year since I picked up an audio book by this duo and it was too long. My Bluegrass Baby was the laugh out loud, sweet romance I've come to expect from Harper. And Ronconi delivers those one-liners so perfectly I don't think you can help but laugh out loud, wherever you are, no matter how inappropriate the timing.
My Bluegrass Baby won't blow you away with the originality of its storyline - you know the end pretty much as soon as you start. But that's really not the point - the getting there is the fun part.
I love the characters Harper creates, they're so real - they are full of glaring flaws and weaknesses, but they have so much heart and goodness too. I loved the main characters Sadie and Josh - even when they were behaving badly.
I'm so used to Harper writing in small town settings, I didn't realize at first that My Bluegrass Baby doesn't have that at all. But she created her own version of a small town in the tourism office's community - they're like that small town where everyone's in everyone's business and, with few exceptions, loves each other like a big, dysfunctional family. I love that element in her books and I'm glad it showed up in a unique way here.
If your looking for a quick romance that will make you smile and laugh, pick up My Bluegrass Baby. And I insist, you HAVE to listen to this one. It would be a shame to miss out on the greatness of Amanda Ronconi!
So funny I can't listen/read to anything she writes with people around me. I start laughing and people think I'm crazy. But I love everything she writes.
Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
Not Molly's best, but witty enough to hold my attention. Worth a read if you have a couple of hours.