Absolutely! There were a lot of different story elements going on but not so many to cause confusion. The author does a great job of tying the the different parts together.
There was an emotionally raw scene towards the end that brought me to tears. I was surprised by this unexpected twist and felt like I was experiencing the tragedy along with the characters.
Hard to say. This narrator did an exceptional job with each of the characters. She was sometimes a little "sing-songy" but overall, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book because of her performance.
This story might be classified as historical fiction because of the place and time period, however, there is no real history threaded through the story. This in no way diminishes the quality of the story but readers shouldn't expect to be "transported in time".
My favorite character was Matt because he was just a genuine good guy. Those kind of guys are hard to find these days.
This was a fun and entertaining book. I was filled with hope for the younger generation knowing that some young adults still have values and morals.
Absolutely! Robyn Carr is great at developing characters and adding depth to every story. I would read any of her books a second and third time!
Any of the titles from the Virgin River series. Although her stories always end up in a nice, neat little package at the end (and isn't that what romance is all about anyway), it is usually a long, and realistic road to reach that point. I think this is part of the reason readers can easily identify with her characters.
As an avid audiobook listener, I've come to realize that not just anybody can bring a book to life. Therese Plummer has the perfect tone of voice that makes it easy to listen to.
If you're not familiar with Robyn Carr's writing, try another one. She's an author that I will automatically read without knowing anything about the book. Her stories have a lot of substance without all the trash.
My favorite scene was when Lucy is able to see her former fiance as a person in need and look beyond her own injustices in order to help him. It was kind of an unexpected twist to the story considering the time period.
Not really. It was more of a comfy, cozy read rather than a page turner. Nothing at all wrong with that. Who has time these days to sit down and read (or listen to) a book in one sitting?
Author did a great job of tying in several different story elements such as the beginning of the feminist movement and mental illness.
Probably not, but only because I'm not a huge sports fan. I have read several of Mike Lupica's other books and am always impressed by the balance between sports and the story. This book however was all sports and not enough story.
I could easily have done without all the play-by-plays of every game. I felt like I was listening to high school's Friday Night Fever rather than an audiobook.
I loved the lead character, Gretchen, because she was so witty and easy to identify with.
I laughed out loud all the way through this book. You don't normally find a lot of humor in Christian/Inspirational fiction so it was a really nice surprise to be chuckling from start to finish. As soon as I finished this book, I hurried to see what other audiobooks were available from this author. I can't wait to read more!!!
This was really a fantastic story with a lot of depth. The characters were well developed, however, the language was excessive and unnecessary.
The range of characters. A lot of different personalities to identify with.
Joe and Sid. Joe was so quiet that he came off as kind of mysterious. Sid has the mouth of a truck driver but you can tell there's a good person underneath all the tough talk that's dying to get out. Can't wait to follow her story in the next book.
I almost didn't order the second book because of the excessive language. It reminded me of being on the playground and trying to impress your friends with who had the foulest mouth.
This story was great, however I would recommend reading it rather than listening to it. The narrator was so syrupy sweet that it jeopardized the credibility of the story.
Narrator would be perfect for a children's book but should not be narrating adult fiction.
Great spiritual message.
Yes. Several different story lines but not so many that you're working to keep up with them all. So many great messages although it does feel a little bit "preachy" at times.
Too many to count. If I had to pick just one however I would say the time when Gabe temporarily leaves home to go and commune with the Lord one on one. It not only took strength, faith and courage to leave home but those things were also required of his wife to be at peace in his absence.
Coming to America series is another treat from this author.
Narrator should be female. It was like listening to a documentary!
Unusual and substantial subject matter. PTSD is not something that is usually part of romance novels.
Any female. Steve Olsen had a nice speaking voice but definitely not suited for romantic fiction, more for National Geographic.
Not really. The story itself was good though and I would definitely consider another book by this author worth my time.
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