I just couldn't get into this book. The writing wasn't bad but I didn't care what happened to the main character. He was wasn't likable to me, so I gave up half way through.
As a Maine native living in South Jersey, I usually enjoy stories which are set in my childhood state. However, this book just didn't FEEL like home. First, the narrator only gave the occasional word a "Maine" accent, as if people in Maine change accents in mid sentence. Second, the Maine residents were mostly portrayed as blue color and uneducated and the New Yorkers as snotty & over-educated, showing a lack of imagination. Nevertheless, this author has talent for dialogue and humorous situations, so I think she will write some great books in the future.
While I have enjoyed all the books in this series, Wild Man Creek is probably my favorite since Virgin River. To an avid gardener, this story is a dream come true! The main character leaves the cut throat corporate world, starts an organic produce farm in a small town and meets an attractive man. Love all the "town" characters, who elevate these books from sappy love stories to human dramas. Only drawback - some of the sex scenes border on soft porn; detracts from great story line.
While I really enjoy the Virgin River series, I found this book to be just okay. Of course, in any series, I always like some books more than others.
I adore this book! Nora Robert is an excellent writer, particularly when adding humor & suspense to romance. Mix in 4 lovable labs, one a puppy named Jaws, an interesting occupation such as canine search & rescue and a killer on the loose. Engrossing & enjoyable, especially for dog lovers. Only wish there was more focus on the good guys and less time devoted to describing the mind of bad guys - who cares about a sociopath.
Like having a donut instead of whole grain toast for breakfast, sometimes it's fun listening to a light hearted (but not mind-numbing) romantic drama. Yes, some things were obvious from the beginning and the end was not a huge surprise. However the island setting, humor, and a variety of supporting characters including a lovable dog made "Meant to Be" an enjoyable escape from reality.
I enjoyed this second book in the Blue Heron series, which I find to be a low-key and humorous drama involving family, friends, dogs and lovers. Escape to a small town with vineyards, quirky residents and normal squabbling! No graphic sex; no terrorists or serial killers, just an engrossing story - perfect with a glass of wine and comfy couch.
While this book is listed as a Romance, I found "the Best Man" to be an enjoyable story about family, friends and lovers - in that order of importance. Humor and intelligence along with a small town in upstate New York and a family owned winery created an interesting setting for the first book in an engrossing dramatic but not gritty series.
So far I have listened to more than 5 hours of this 6+ hour book and absolutely nothing has happened except talk, talk, talk. I can't believe this was written by the original author - there are too many details from the previous books that are totally wrong. Much of this book is spent retelling in minuet detail what happened in the first 7 book, as if the "writer" can't think of a new story line. There should be a law... What a disappointing end to a great series.
This is a good but low key drama about a small town where everyone knows each other. More than just a romance - humor and friendship along with a cute dog.
After reading 2 of Mariah Stewart's other series, I was expecting a more interesting plot. Also, many of the secondary characters were carried over from another series, so I kept feeling like I was missing pertinent facts. While Mariah Stewart is an excellent author, this book cried out for some humor and pets, preferably a big dog.
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