Mack Peterson is a great character! It is interesting to watch him struggle with his life choices.
The narrator does a wonderful job differentiating the characters.
I have listened to Therese Plummer read several series. She never disappoints. One of my favorite readers.
A wedding takes place choreographed by the dead mother. I couldn't help but be drawn into the lives of the characters in A Beautiful Day. But I found the slavish devotion to Beth Carmichael's "notebook" outlining her youngest daughter's wedding a bit farfetched. I'm not sure how a mother dictates from the grave nor do I understand the daughter's unwillingness to stray from her mother's instructions on the most important day of her life. The characters were wonderful, especially Margo, but the influence of the "notebook" was unrealistic, at best.
I would certainly listen to The Beach House again. Having grown up in the South and having spent a great deal of time at the beaches of North and South Carolina, I loved listening to Mary Alice Monroe's Low Country speech. She was not too syrupy but just right. Each character was distinguishable, which made listening to her seamless.
I loved seeing the interplay between Cara and Lovie -- questions, answers, peace at last.
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