P.S. Pay another visit to Cedar Cove.
©2008 Debbie Macomber; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio
"Prolific Macomber...is known for her honest portrayals of ordinary women in small-town America, and this tale cements her position as an icon of the genre." (Publishers Weekly)
I usually stick to books about spirituality, facts, life lessons, true events, etc.. I like to go away from a book feeling like I just grew a little. This book is not a book I would normally listen to, but it offered as one of the $4.95 specials, and nothing else caught my eye, so I purchased it.
I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Debbie Macomber has a great way of describing the characters so you have a good picture of each character in your mind as the story grows. I really don't care for romance novels that give detailed accounts of the characters love making.. It's kind of how I feel about tv shows that show too much!! I feel like a peeping tom.. Really don't need the very detailed information into the most personal parts of these characters lives..With that in mind, I was very pleased with Debbie's writing style in that area.. She lets us know the characters are falling in love, physically attracted to each other, experiences passionate kisses and feelings, but she doesn't take us into their bed..
I got the feeling that the people in this story are real, normal people, living lives like real people do.. I very much enjoyed following each and every character in the book, so much so, I just purchased book 2 and just started listening to it.
As for the reviewer that is upset that we didn't find out what happened to Dan in this book, stay tuned! Grace, Dan's soon to be ex wife, is the main character in book 2, 204 Rosewood Lane.. I have the feeling we will find out what happened to Dan in that book.
The narration is also very good.. How the narrator remembers the different voices for each character is amazing, as she changes her voice for each one.. All in all, it's not a book you'll grow from, learn anything amazing from, but you'll be entertained. I work from home, so I listen to audio books while I work. For me, it was just a relaxing way to work away a couple of days while listening to this book..
I enjoy a variety of genres in books. I have no problem enjoying a good children or teen book as well as a good literary classic or a romance book.
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When Cliff meets Grace through their credit card mix up.
Love the different voices and emotions that come through.
Say something about yourself!
This story was wholesome, entertaining and well narrarated. The characters were easy to relate to. I will read this author again.
This book was not quite what I thought it would be and it just wasn't quite my cup of tea. If a story of how peoples lives intersect and how they endure the trials that life throws at you is the kind of book you like, then this would be a good book for you. On that level it was a good story but just not what I was looking for.
I enjoyed the interlaced storylines of this book. Perhaps however there was one too many. I could to easily relate to the characters who are facing real life situations with normal human frailties.
The story description is a bit misleading as I was under the impression that it was all going to be told in first person narrative. Thank goodness it wasn't.
i usually don't write reviews, but seriously, i waited 13 hours for something to happen. several plot lines never resolved at all. there was no excitement or drama. the characters were flat, and hard to even care about. i just don't see why this book received so many stars!
i have downloaded war brides..our next book club selection
her voice was way to perky, and the "phone" conversations sounded like they were in a tunnel.. yuk!
disappointment that i wasted a credit!
if i need to read additional novels to "get it", too bad! i have actually downloaded the new book but unless i am desperate will not listen to it!
Never read the print version
Not enough happy endings throughout the book
The narrator voice was annoying
I thought this started out slow, when in fact Debbie Macomber was getting me so invested in her characters that I couldn't stop listening. I was pleasantly surprised with this book, and cant wait to listen to the sequels. It almost has a "Desperate Housewives" feeling to it.
This wasn't awful, it was good enough to make me buy the second in the series ( see reveiw on book 2, please!!). Sandra Burr did a good enough narration, but the story was just ok, If you are a Debbie Macomber fan, and I am, stick with the Blossom Street series. That being said, I have actually read the Blossom St, not listened to it so I can't comment on the performance.
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