First, the story was unbelievable. A man supposedly deeply in love with his dead wife, meets a woman, falls in love and is ready to marry her within a few weeks. Makes you question how much he really loved the first wife. He was so quickly ready to love and marry this woman who came across as a total airhead, that it actually made me dislike him. I don't think he really knew who or what he wanted, he just needed a wife. I kept listening hoping it would get better but it didn't.
Because other Debbie Macomber books have been so good, I kept listening. Unfortunately, this book got worse the further into I got. Just the way the doctor turned from grieving, to happy, to I want to get married so quickly it actually caused me to dislike the character.
Yes, other books by her have been very good.
He was alright except his voice sounded like Rod Sterling. I kept waiting for him to tell me he had just entered the
I would have made Macy a little less eccentric, the scene where she and the dr. made a salmon casserole together and then she realized it may have been cat food was cute, but then for them to go ahead and eat it, that was just stupid. She was too far out, and an organized doctor wouldn't adapt to that so quickly.
To hear the continuing saga of a family you've come to know through all the other books in the series.
If they had listened to the other books in the series I would recommend this one.
She is an extremely talented narrator. I've enjoyed listening to her in all the Chesapeake Shores books.
I've really enjoyed this series of books. And this one was no exception. I did have some trouble with the ending. As someone who has a relative going to the process of marrying someone who is not a citizen, I know that Luke and Moira could not have married as quickly as they did. It takes months to get the okay for this since 9/11. That's every country not just middle eastern ones. The book would have been much more satisfying with Nell and Dylan marrying and Luke and Moira being engaged and going through the necessary process for the wedding to take place. The days are over where you can simply marry a United States citizen and stay in the country. In fact, the marriage can't even take place until you have obtained all the approvals from the U.S. government.
Sherryl Woods has written 8 or 9 books in this series, with this book being the last. After listening to all those books and following this family, the ending seemed very, very rushed. I think she might have taken the time the ending deserved. The majority of the book was fine, but then it seemed like she decided she only had 30 minutes left she better hurry up. One of the great things about these books has been the time she takes to develop her characters so that the listener feels like they know them. This book ended with hurry up and marry everyone off. It was disappointing.
I've been listening to this series from the beginning. It's a good thing I was interested in the story because if I hadn't been I would have turned the book off after the 1st hour. This narrator is the slowest person I have ever listened to. In parts of the book where there are conversations, there are such long pauses that I have to see if my MP3 player has shut off. She is terrible. The whole book would be 2 hours shorter if she talked at a normal pace. I have checked the narrator for the rest of the books in this series. Luckily, she is not used again.
I tried to enjoy this book, telling myself it will get better; it didn't. It was too long and drawn out. Every little thing was described over and over to the point that it was downright boring. Instead of the main character Valentine being a sympathetic and someone you wanted to see win, she was more of a whining, spoiled, self-centered, little brat. I found myself wanting to yell at her and tell her to grow up. Don't waste time with this book.
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