©1998 Susan Elizabeth Phillips; (P)1998 Books on Tape
"Touching, funny, sexy and humane." (Publishers Weekly)
I have listened to thousands of audio authors and Susan Elizabeth Phillips is great. I feel that I know each character. The books are engaging and poignant. I laugh out loud and smile while driving to and from my job. I have shared experiences with the characters. A must read...
This was the first SEP book that I read and it's still one of my favorites. Touching, funny, all around great listen. I've recently converted my die hard Nora Roberts fan friends over to SEP and she's fallen in love too!
If you enjoyed Nobody's Baby but Mine then you will love this one. This is the story of Gabe (and Ethan.) Again, with all of Susan Elizabeth Phillips books the dialoge is funny and corny. The story is sweet and predictable but who doesn't like a good romance!
ONCE AGAIN SEP DOES NOT DISAPPOINT. I HAD READ THE BOOK AND DECIDED TO LISTEN ON TAPE AND ENJOYED IT SO MUCH. A NICE STORY ABOUT SECOND CHANCES! HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
I loved Nobody's Baby But Mine and knew this book would be every bit as good. I wasn't disappointed. It has some humor but will pull at your heart too. I found the first time I listened to this - I went through a whole box of kleenex. I love the characters. I highly recommend if you want to hear see what happens to the Bonners after Cal and Jane's story.
If all the window dressing surrounding the main characters were stripped away I would have loved this book. Alas, all the extra stories detracted from a sweet romance.
It may have been because I was home sick for days - a captive audience - listening to this book, but I really enjoyed the characters. Even though some were hard to love at the beginning, their motives were well backed up. It was refreshing to have kids play a substantial role in the development of the plot - the author must have had or been around young kids at the time to get them so spot on. The dialogue drew me in scene after scene and the 'landscape' was unique. I even didn't mind the religious undertones. As with any novel older than a decade, there is a disconnect with descriptions of the fashions, but I worked with it. The 'bonus' romance worked to lighten the mood when it was needed. I'm rating based on the other books in the series by this author ( I have rated Outlander which is in another league with 5 stars but don't attempt to compare apples to oranges).
While listening to this book I realized how much I will miss Anna Fields narrating more books for us. She was very special. And SEP stories are always a winner.
I used to whistle while I worked. Now I read a book!
Oh, yes! Great story. I love the build up, between Rachel and Gabriel
Can't think of one off hand
I didn't like her portrayal of Rachel's son, too whiney
Made me cry in spots, Rachel really went through it, that was one strong woman.
This was the second book I've read by Phillips, I'm hooked!
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