First to join is Phoebe Rylander. She recently ended her engagement to a man who doesn't know the meaning of faithful, and she's trying to get over him. Then there's Alix Turner. She and her husband, Jordan, want a baby, which means she has to quit smoking. And Bryan Hutchinson joins the class because he needs a way to deal with the stress of running his family's business - not to mention the lawsuit brought against him by an unscrupulous lawyer.
Life can be as complicated as a knitting pattern. Just ask Anne Marie Roche. She and her adopted daughter, Ellen, finally have the happiness they wished for. And then a stranger comes to her bookstore asking questions.
Or ask Lydia herself. Not only is she coping with her increasingly frail mother, but she and Brad have unexpectedly become foster parents to an angry, defiant 12-year-old.
But as Lydia already knows, when life gets difficult and your stitches are snarled, your friends can always help!
©2009 Debbie Macomber; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I have always loved Debbie Macomber books and recently got into this series. I really enjoy the books but I have not loved the different narrators. I especially disliked this one. All the sentences ran together without breath and all the characters were the same voice. I love a good book and a good narrator really brings it to life. For me this one was almost painful to get through.
I have read several Debbie Macomber books and this one was not her best, but was a very good story. I am already listening to another Macomber book.
The most memorable moment was of course Casey being told that Brad, Lydia, and Cody were going to adopt her.
No - her voice inflections were often inappropriately placed and annoying.
Yes I would.
Delilah's voice in and of itself was not annoying, but the inflections were over the top. When you listen to a story, you want it to sound like you were reading it yourself. We are not expecting a dramatization of the story - especially not a bad one.
I love audio books. I am an avid reader/listener in my car and sometimes I just sit in a park or pool and let the escape begin with Audible
I didnt want to miss out on the story but the narrator was horrible. She should stick to her radio show which she is excellent at. I cant tell you the number of times I turned off the book to take a break from the narrator.
Her voice is too harsh and there was no distintion between the story and the speaking parts.
She just read the book to me.
Keep this series going.
I think the story is about the same as the others but the narrator has such a screechy voice, mispronounces words and has been reading one line in the book twice. I have not encountered this with the other Macomber books and I've listened to a lot. It is hard to listen bc of the narrator.
I love Delilah on the radio, but she just doesn't do it as an audiobook narrator. She is too fast, too loud, and no distinction between characters.
Any of the prior narrators.
I love the book, but the narrator did not do it justice. I did not care for her lack of individual voices, and her upbeat tone through the book was not appealing. Delilah is a great radio host, but her narration needs work. It made listening to the book less enjoyable. If they redid the narration with someone like Sandra Burr, Andrea Gallo, Linda Emond, Laural Merlington or Tanya Eby it would have been much more enjoyable. There were times when her smiling tone was appropiate, but not throughout the entire book. I listened only because I paid for it and was not sure if I could get a refund. If they re-record the book with a different narrator, I would purchase it again hopefully being able to enjoy it. I listen to all of Debbie's books over and over again, except this one. The story is 5 star, the narration is 1, I split the difference.
The Blossom Street books are syrupy and predictable. The reader knows within the first couple of pages how everything will end. No surprises. But I enjoy my time on Blossom Street. I enjoy the simple stories of everyday life. I read a lot of suspense and thrillers. I spend a lot of time in the company of serial killers (in books). So every now and then, a syrupy, predictable book is perfect. I look forward to my next visit to Blossom Street.
I nearly didn't finish the book and wish I had listened to a sample before downloading. The reader used way too much enthusiasm for my taste and several times I wondered if I was listening to a children's book. It really spoiled the story for me.
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