We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop Audiobook

The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop

Regular Price:$10.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Stella's mama never should've put Stella on the church prayer list. With Stella's 27th birthday coming up fast, Nancy desperately wants to see her daughter married and giving her grandbabies. Petitioning heaven seems like a surefire way to get it done. But in Cadillac, Texas, where the gossip's hotter than the city's famous jalapeño peppers, it isn't long before all hell breaks loose.

Heather, the bossy leader of the church's Prayer Angels, thinks a summer ball will get Stella and the town's other single gals paired off. But nobody can tell redheaded spitfire Stella what to do - not her mama, not Heather, and not even the sexy beau Stella's been seeing in secret. Together, Stella, her best friends Charlotte and Piper, and the loyal customers of the Yellow Rose Beauty Shop hatch a good old-fashioned scheme to sabotage the ball. But will it wreck Stella's relationship with her mama forever? And what will the church folk think when Stella reveals the identity of her mystery man?

©2015 Carolyn Brown (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (362 )
5 star
 (146)
4 star
 (114)
3 star
 (66)
2 star
 (18)
1 star
 (18)
Overall
3.9 (333 )
5 star
 (134)
4 star
 (93)
3 star
 (70)
2 star
 (20)
1 star
 (16)
Story
4.2 (333 )
5 star
 (180)
4 star
 (82)
3 star
 (47)
2 star
 (14)
1 star
 (10)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Michael Easley, SC, United States 07-02-16
    Michael Easley, SC, United States 07-02-16 Member Since 2015

    Actually, it is Jennifer, not Michael. I enjoy a variety of books but am drawn to romantic historical fiction with a Christian message.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    128
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    120
    106
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    17
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Disappointing, could have been much better"

    The story is good but it could have been told better and I did not care for the narrator. Every other word is damn, hell or shit which was completely unnecessary. In addition, all the cursing did not fit with the setting of a small, southern town in Texas. The story centers around the ladies of the town church. I feel like the book was written by a novice author.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    marie popick 03-31-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "love her books!"

    This is the third book I have read by this Author- love these books. Characters are always great, make you laugh out loud.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lauren Alumbaugh Waco,TX 07-18-16
    Lauren Alumbaugh Waco,TX 07-18-16

    Lauren Alumbaugh

    HELPFUL VOTES
    20
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    48
    47
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great southern romance but lose the song lyrics"
    Any additional comments?

    Find my Daughter a husband, this is the sign at the local church that gets put up after a prayer request. Needless to say things did not go as planned, daughter was upset with her mama and good intentions were quickly turned into bad ideas. This story was filled with good old Southern charm, the narrator did a great job keeping us in the southern mindset. I think the main reason I enjoyed the book so much was due to the narrator, when I focused on the actual wording of the book it lost some of it's charm. I think the author tried to hard to throw in all the cliches possible. I also hate when song lyrics take up most of a chapter, oh how he sang to her.... It's not your work, I have no problem with a song line being thrown out there, or a song title but lets not loose an entire chapter to a song.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kate M 07-14-16
    Kate M 07-14-16 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    232
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Tough to even finish"
    What disappointed you about The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop?

    Story and characters lacked depth. Predictable, simplistic and boring. I had a hard time finishing the book.


    Has The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    How could the performance have been better?

    I understand that the narrator was trying to give the characters authentic dialect and accents, but it was painful. It was irritating to listen to and the improper use of grammar drove me nuts.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. Poorly written drivel.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Carol Napier, New Zealand 07-13-16
    Carol Napier, New Zealand 07-13-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    100
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    231
    53
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    5
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Sorry."

    Sorry, but for me this is a load of fluff. No real story line, silly characters, and the narrator was only marginal. People actually gave this a 5 star?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mary Charlotte, NC, United States 07-08-16
    Mary Charlotte, NC, United States 07-08-16 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Okay, but I was expecting it to be better"

    I had high hopes for this audio book. It was predictable without any surprises. The reader was excellent and saved it for me, otherwise, I may not have finished it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 06-30-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    87
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Insulting book to Christian women."
    Would you try another book from Carolyn Brown and/or Laural Merlington?

    Absolutely not


    Has The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Laural Merlington?

    No idea


    What character would you cut from The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop?

    Agnes


    Any additional comments?

    I've been around Christian women all of my life. The profanity used in this book is out of place. I heard more profanity in this book than a lifetime of being around women. And a Christian pastor would not deceive a board of elders to get hired. This author is clueless and insulting. The book would have been passable if she had not centered it around a church.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    DONNA 04-02-16
    DONNA 04-02-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    140
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "wonderfully awesome"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop to be better than the print version?

    did not the print version


    What other book might you compare The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop to and why?

    I loved the comparison to steel magnolias.


    Have you listened to any of Laural Merlington’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    first time for Ms . Merlington's reading I thought she captured the voices very well. My parents were from a small Texas town and my mother never lost her twang.


    If you could rename The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop, what would you call it?

    The name was just great would not change a thing.


    Any additional comments?

    laughed and cried and had a glorious time with all the characters in the story.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Karen 08-31-16
    Karen 08-31-16 Member Since 2015

    I have been a book junky my whole life. When I listened to my first audiobook, I fell instantly in love! I have quite eclectic tastes.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    51
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "fun!"

    This is a funny, heartwarming story. Easy to listen to, especially on the beach. If you're looking for something light and easy. Have a listen and enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Catherine 08-25-16
    Catherine 08-25-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    49
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    71
    67
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I want my credit back!"

    This book was a real disappointment. The premise had the opportunity to be very entertaining, but the execution was lame. Any comparison to "Steel Magnolias" is an insult to Robert Harling.

    The borderline-heretical theology in this book is disturbing and undermines the believability of the story. It makes me wonder whether this author knows anything about church or church goers. Not one of these characters displays any actual faith or devotion to God.

    There is no way that a responsible minister would allow a parishioner to behave the way Heather behaves -- or allow her to claim to be doing what she does in God's name. With such a fallacy at its foundation, the entire story becomes hard to swallow and the leading man, Preacher Jeb, becomes hard to respect.

    The effort to make the character of Agnes like the "Steel Magnolias" character of Weezer is forced and insulting. For all her outrageousness, Weezer at least had a little class. Agnes is just Carolyn Brown overreaching in an effort to duplicate that loveably cantankerous character.

    As for the quality of the writing, this book is at least 3 hours too long. It is repetitive, redundant (am I repeating myself) and makes a big deal about things that aren't a big deal. Cussing in front of a preacher? Big sin! Everybody in town heard when she lost her virginity because the boy bragged about it? That only follows a girl around if she choses to let it. Gossip travels fast in a small town? Well, maybe unrealistically fast in this book....but everything about gossip in this book is unrealistic.

    Don't reinforce Carolyn Brown by buying this book. I will not be wasting credits on another of her other titles.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.