After listening to Jenna Lamia's narration, I can't imagine why anyone would want to read this book rather than listen to it. Lamia steals the show and brings each character to life with brilliance and sincerity. Her voice is remarkably versatile, and even the male voices are believable. I cannot praise her performance enough.
The story itself is a bit slow and somewhat anti-climactic, but to be perfectly honest, with Lamia's narration you don't feel it - I started listening to this on a rainy Sunday and stayed home the entire day listening until it ended.
The worst part about experiencing such an amazing performance is finding a follow-up book. It seems like everything else will feel somewhat disappointing.
In case I haven't gotten the point through, this book is awesome. Highly recommended!
...and refinishing or restoring them that I knew before which was probably the most interesting part of the book. Seriously, I really enjoyed those parts--any of the parts of the book that had to do with the main character's store was good.
Other parts: totally unbelievable. The whole brother thing was ridiculous. And I was I don't know how many hours in when it occurred to me that maybe the main character was a 40-yr-old virgin? I don't read romance so I wasn't looking for that, but leaving out even a mention of a boyfriend (or girlfriend) in her life EVER? Not long after that, however, she gets a boyfriend.
I like the author's first novel but I struggled to finish this one.
I loved Looking for Cecee Honeycutt and absolutely adore this narrator. So, I decided to give this book a try. I found myself bored and daydreaming through it. I love the authors style of writing though, just, this story was a little flat for me.
This wasn't a horrible book, but it was frankly boring. The only plot twists could be seen for miles away, the ending was anti-climatic, the characters weren't really endearing, the descriptions were pretty flat. I love books with Southern characters in Southern settings I can immerse myself in, and I was hoping this would be similar but it wasn't. I never got a real feel for Kentucky or Charleston, and I was irritated that I knew what was going to happen before it did all throughout the book (and I'm not one to usual do that, I'm typically oblivious, it was just so obvious and cliche most of the time). I wouldn't recommend this book. The narrator was average - she stayed in character and each character had a unique voice, but I didn't get why she used certain accents for certain characters - sometimes it didn't make sense.
Really wanted this to be good... But it felt like 3 different novels . 42 chapters ??
I lost interest and finished it, but was unsatified
I have a busy career, travel a lot and don't have much time to read, so I listen to Audio books. I love reading!
This is a sweet gentle story of a country girl that finds herself in a big city and makes a life for herself in restoring antique furniture..
It was an undulating gentle and calm story. A book that wont keep you sitting gripping the edges of your chair, but will keep you captivated wit its gentle twists and turns filled with real people.. I wasn't dissapointed! Jenna lamia as the narrator did the story proud with her beautiful expressive narration.
Enjoyed all the characters and the story line. This is second book by this author that I have liked. Love the voice of the narrator.
I loved the author's first book so I decided to give this one a try and I am thrilled that I did! A wonderful, heartwarming story. I didn't want it to end! The narrator is just perfect! A truly delightful book through and through!
This is a wonderful story brought beautifully to life by the narrator. The focus of the story is a young woman named Teddi and her relationship to her friends and family. By the end of the book I felt like Teddi was a good friend.