Wonderland Creek was a heartwarming story well written and narrated. The characters were believable and the story was interesting. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to listen to a "feel good" story.
I do not usually write reviews, but I felt compelled to warn listeners/readers about this book. Chosen because of good reviews and a four star rating, this book has little to offer. Although the story is somewhat interesting and entertaining, the language is foul and obnoxious. The book would have been much better without all the f...'s, sh...'s, d...'s, etc. Anyone who cannot speak a complete sentence without using foul language does not get my respect. They just sound stupid and uneducated lacking the ability to articulate in an acceptable manner.
I am not a prude. I enjoy many authors who use a little foul language such as Bryce Courtney, Dianna Galbaldon, Tom Clancey, and many other popular adventure, human interest, and mystery writers. But Kristen Ashley's writing style lacks imagination. I will be more careful of taking reviews for granted, because obviously there are those who do find foul language bombardment entertaining!
This was the first Stonewycke novel I had listened to and was just merely satisfied. It was not what I consider a facinating, spellbinding book. It was okay. Perhaps if I had listened to the previous stories of Stonewycke and knew the background of the characters, I would have found it more interesting. My recommendation is to listen to them first.
The most enjoyable part of this book was not so much the romance but the child's inspiration who was dying of lukemia. She inspires a Christian to face death fearlessly. The story was emotional but uplifting, as well. As a romance novel, it was lacking in the strength of characters and storyline.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book as I did the first one. Elizabeth's mind and body strength keep you rooting for her success. The book's ending lends itself to a perfect sequel.
Elizabeth is my kind of hero! She does not take goff from anyone and always retaliates. It's good fiction because it is not reality. I thoroughly enjoyed all three books by Larsson and wish the series would continue. You need to listen to them in sequence to really get the storyline. The characters are interesting and strong, the stories are spellbinding, and the narration is superb. Highly recommend!
Spellbinding, Emotional, Interesting
My all-time favorite has been Christie. This book ranks up there alongside that book.
It is a spellbinding human interest book will filled with intrigue, as well. I did not want the book to end. I am disappointed in the reviews of the sequel, which I immediately sought. I will give it more thought before choosing to listen to that book.
Bower has to be the most talented narrator I have heard. His different dialects offer increased interest in the story. It was difficult to put this book down.
I am not fond of war stories. I do not like to be reminded of the atrocities of war that continue today. I was reluctant to listen to this book because of that fact. The slaughter of the Australian troops at the beginning of the book almost made me put it down. But I had invested a credit with the book and decided to give it a chance. The story and narration far exceeded my expectations. This was my first Courtenay book and I have just purchased The Power of One even though I do not like boxing nor do I care for stories of South Africa. I guess you can tell I do not like violence nor oppression. But I am confident that Courtenay can tell a story that will hold my attention even in that environment.
This was a compelling and inspirational book. The author was convincing in making one believe that there are individuals that are courageous and determined enough to follow through with their convictions.
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