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.
A few reviewers felt this book was too long but I enjoyed every second of it. I listened to it twice now. I think I have a new favorite author/reader combination. The story is heart-warming. It was a great relief from the overly-detailed sex scenes of some writers and the tortures that some writers feel are necessary to make a story interesting. The narration is perfect. I can see why Jenna Lamia is an award-winner. I hope to find more like this.
12 .. I dont think I would listen to it over , its a easy listen ,good with a little mystery
Teddy, all the characters were good , but none stood out really ,
Keep Austin Reading!!!
I loved this book from beginning to end. I chose it for the narrator, but the book itself was wonderful in and of itself.
The story weaves its way around so many subjects that had it been poorly written it would be disjointed. As it stands I never felt lost or as if the different parts were choppy.
I found myself cheering for the main character all throughout the book.
If you don't like Jenna Lamia's southern accent don't listen. I LOVE her southern accent because it doesn't annoy me it's lilting and her narration is sincere.
I rarely give 5 stars all around. This one is right up there with The Help in my opinion.
I have never written a book review before but do read them when deciding to buy a book. I loved this book! It was interesting and not all about romance but surprises you every time you think its over!
I feel this book was totally slow...hard to get in to and after only 45 mins. I'm returning it.In my opinion it's not worth a credit. I admit I purchased it solely on the reviews, but, as much as I wanted to like it and as much as I like the narrator, I just couldn't get in to it. It was just fluffy and lacking (in my opinion) anything that really grabbed me enough to want to even finish. Maybe it got better but I have to be honest, I just couldn't listen any more.
Unique story line, kept me interested. A mix of humor and sadness. Great character's loved the narrator. I will be waiting for Beth Hoffman's next book.
I felt like I'd spent a day antique shopping in a sweet little Southern town. Enjoyable beach read.
I enjoy southern literature and I love Jenna Lamia, the narrator. Looking For Me was a sweet story but the lack of drama left me wanting more. I kept waiting for something to happen when I finally realized it was just going to be a story about a girl who moves to Charleston and opens her own antique store. The storyline regarding the search for her brother was extremely limited. I just felt it was very slow and without much depth.
I would have made Teddy a little more complex and given the story a little more depth.
I love Jenna Lamia. She is the perfect narrator and was perfect for this book.
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Men (and women), be forewarned. The protagonist, up until the end of the book, is a non drinking virgin who describes her lovely antiques, her layers of blush and the fabric of her gently swaying curtains with, I have to admit, a delightful charm. There is a real lost opportunity to make this a grittier story, and lots of groundwork was laid for that. It never pans out.
The narrator is superb- outstanding. I would have abandoned the book long before the end if not for her.
Likable characters, but not really worth the time.