Brimming with pleasing plot twists, this heartwarming sequel to best-seller A Miracle for St. Cecilia’s demonstrates the power of prayer and the courage of compassion. Robbed by his construction partner, Barry struggles to complete a riverfront hotel and pay off menacing mobsters. But while he and dozens of other denizens of Dorsetville await God’s help, a series of events helps transform the town forever. John McDonough strikes just the right balance as he enhances Katherine Valentine’s cozy, feet-up-on-the-footstool tone with his comfortable cadence. Listeners will also enjoy Valentine’s Grace Will Lead Me Home.
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I don't review every book--only books I feel strongly about--hence the many 4-5 star vs 1-2 star reviews. Just my opinions--hope they help.
To me the book is filled with disconnected characters and disjointed, jagged story lines. Connections are made unbelievable by poor story telling so that themes just don't fit together or make any sense at all. Overall harshness in tone and judgmental attitude added up to make this story a disappointment. Further, concepts of the power of prayer and the Rosary deserve a better presentation than this. The book draws too much from the Mitford series for my comfort without any of the charm. Even my favorite John McDonough couldn't save this one for me.
This book makes me want to go visit the part of new England were Dorset villledeal is. I wish the people were real so I can go and meet them enjoying them I want to buy house down The street from the sheriff and the nuns. Funny funny parts, charming scenes, uplifting and encouraging him. You will enjoy it too.
We enjoy the books. After number four I am ready for a change. Surprised Hill is getting better. He reminds me of Barney Fife.
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