In Spring Fever, the New York Times best-selling author Mary Kay Andrews delivers her delicious new escapist novel about small towns, old flames, and deep secrets.
Annajane Hudgens truly believes she is over her ex-husband, Mason Bayless. They’ve been divorced for four years, she’s engaged to a new, terrific guy, and she’s ready to leave the small town where she and Mason had so much history. She is so over Mason that she has absolutely no problem attending his wedding to the beautiful, intelligent, delightful Celia.
But when fate intervenes and the wedding is called to a halt as the bride is literally walking down the aisle, Annajane begins to realize that maybe she’s been given a second chance. Maybe everything happens for a reason. And maybe, just maybe, she wants Mason back.
But there are secrets afoot in this small southern town. On the peaceful surface of Hideaway Lake, Annajane discovers that the past is never really gone. Even if there are people determined to keep Annajane from getting what she wants, happiness might be hers for the taking, and the life she once had with Mason in this sleepy lake town might be in her future.
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I have become hooked on Mary Kay Andrews' books for the dialogue, vivid characters, and required plot twist, and this book did not disappoint.
I was initially very disappointed with the narrator, however; I much prefer Isabel Keating, who has narrated so many of Andrews' other books. The Southern accents were sloppy in places, and there were curious crossovers with New England pronunciations slipping into supposedly Southern dialogue. The voice she used for Pokey was too ditzy, and there wasn't enough differentiation among characters. Part of the issue is, I believe, that Kathleen McInerney has a naturally high voice, which gives her less range to play with for the characters. After awhile, it didn't matter so much as I got sucked into the story rather than focusing on the shortcomings of the narrator. She also seemed to improve some as she went along, though the occasional New England-pronunciation slips still knocked me out of the story every once in awhile.
That said, it's still a good listen and a good book, though perhaps shorter than I would like! At least the producers are getting smarter that we want the unabridged books. I wish they would re-record the older, abridged books and get unabridged versions available.
Yes, I liked the character and this author.
When Sophie threw up in church.
I don't have a particular one they all good,
Anna Jane, because she was so strong.
MKA added a great variety in the character & story development while keeping the reader guessing & thinking you know what's next, but learning it's good to be wrong.
A great summer read. Light weight with obvious events but I wanted the heroine to come out on top and I liked her.
Mary Kay Andrews has really created a great book in Spring Fever. The characters in this book come to life in the audio version. Kathleen McInerney's reading of the book allows your mind to drift right into Pacoe! North Carolina. I hated for this book to end. Without a doubt the character of Pokie added the greatest humor in the book. I would love for Mary Kay Andrews to do a follow-up book like Savannah Breeze did to Savannah Blues. I cannot wait until 2013 for her next book.
The narrator was excellent, worthy of a better book.
I would like to keep an open mind, but I don't think I would pay to listen to another.
No, this was my first.
Most of them. This book was the written depiction of every scene from a movie shown by the Hallmark Channel put between covers. The characters were stereotypes, without dimension or real energy
I can not begin to understand why this book was in the humor section. I have never waited so long for a laugh that never came.
I simply can't sit still long enough to read print.
Hissy Fit and Deep Dish by Mary Kay Andrews or Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie. I suppose I would describe this book as light hearted romantic chick lit.
No I haven't but she did very well, I could tell each character with ease.
Not without spoiling the conflict.
This was very enjoyable and I didn't want to put it down. Some books take awhile to draw me into the story, Spring Fever picks up as soon as I hit play.
Classic Mary Kay Andrews! I really enjoyed the story and characters!! I had several laugh out loud moments!!
Savannah Blues, Hissy Fit, and Little Bitty Lies and other books of Mary Kay Andrews are great reads. This one is sweet but so predictable with many mawkish moments. I found I didn't laugh once when reading this book, while I am usually cracking up over her characters' zany antics. I couldn't wait for her new book to come out but I hope the next Andrews will bring the "crazies" back that make her books so much fun!
I would absolutly recommend this book. It was a fun listen and the story was not as predictable as I expected. The narator did an outstanding job of portraying all the individual charachters.
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