I really liked this book. Very light and easy going -- no major drama and no twisted plot or characters (thankfully delivered from the sickies in this book). A little predictable in places and definitely could have lived without the 120 reasons why her place was a better place to live, but good story overall. The dog was an excellent character and helped connect all the pieces of the story and people together. Interesting insight into the restaurant scene and made me wonder about the behind the scenes of all the coking shows. A great little read and well spent credit.
Oh - AND the beginning of the book gives website information for recipes!.....it seems the book is sprinkled with recipes throughout.... I haven't checked it out yet, but some of the dishes referred to would be great recipes to have!
LOVED this book. Hartley and Hewson have a formula here. For all time MacBeth was my favorite Shakespeare play and on beginning this book, I was doubtful if they could surpass MacBeth (which was incredible) -- but they did! It was wonderfully done - the treachery and the undoing of an empire - the characters were so well fleshed out! Excellent from start to finish - and the narration was outstanding as well!
I really wanted to like this book. Anne Fortier did an outstanding job with Juliet and this was disappointing. It seemed to drag and the story of the Amazons didn't catch me - wasn't plausible enough for me to continue the read. I bailed on this book.....
Part mystery, part history, this was a great story. This book immerses the reader in the sensual pleasure of smell....who knew where some basics of scents really come from!!
The historical part is excellent - takes the reader back to the early 1900s.... a glimpse of the then rich and famous....
Yes, this is fiction, but.......
She appears needy and homeless.....
He helps her pay for the groceries......
He drives her home with the groceries in a raging snowstorm......really?
Then chops wood for her.....really?
Then brings her his own groceries.....really?
Then his car gets towed.....come on!!! Enough for me!
Unfortunately failed to hit the mark....not believable enough to stay interested....Bailed on this one!
This book was excellent - told from the first daughter's point of view. She is the "heir" of the family - the firstborn - and she bears the pride and weight of the family name - a family who has been fishing on a small island for centuries. This book spans her lifetime from the time she was a child - and has a component of myth, legend and stories - that form the "foundation" for them as the island's "First family"
A truly enjoyable read!
This a good book....all around feel good story; predictable in places but light easy reading that helped make my commute bearable.
If you need a break from heavier things; reading, work, life - this is your book; restored my faith that there is still a place for simple, good love stories. Ahhhhhh
Storm Warrior was good but missed great by quite a bit. There were too many plots going on simultaneously.....the steamy sex scenes seemed as though they belonged to another book. The Highland Warrior from 2000 years ago wasn't plausible - even the central character didn't buy it.....she ended up seeming shallow and sappy - how did she make it through Vet school? The magic was good - the final conflict was well done.
If you want Highland Warrior - read The Secret and if you want Fae read the Fairwick Trilogy......
Not moved enough to invest in the sequel.......
This was definitely worth the journey! A bit slow getting started and nearly bailed an hour in but in the end I was glad I hadn't given it up.
I understand that this title has been completely rewritten and the Author explains at the end why he was moved to do so. Hearing about what he changed - it sounds as though these were needed improvements. It was entertaining and the character Purcell was so dry....there were parts that were laugh out loud funny......."right....." A twisted love triangle helped keep it well balanced. Some parts dragged a bit -- their travels through Rome and the parts about the Vatican were great - the political climate he described in Ethiopia was interesting to say the least. Overall well worth the credit!
This held promise for a great book and the story line had so much potential.... It was good, but fell way short of great - just a little too young adult and a little too school girlish.....
The narration was very good -- Bliss as herself and the Brit accent for Garrick was also very good.
The story as is would make for a better movie than a book.
Faking It - the next in the series - got much better reviews...but reluctant to use the credit given the lukewarm experience of this audiobook......
I loved, loved, loved this book. I am admittedly a Shakespeare fan and have always loved Macbeth. This story is excellent and the narration is perfect. Macbeth's character fleshes out perfectly as does Lady Macbeth and the witches - OH THE WITCHES - are so perfectly dark and sinister.
I have recommended this to friends who are Shakespeare fans and non Shakespeare fans alike for the story and narration. The epilogue at the end of how the story was developed and the authors' intent in writing the way they did was excellent. More please!!
Thank you for an audiobook I thoroughly enjoyed and will listen to again and again!
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