When Ann Rutherford's husband dumps her for the bimbo in his office, unfairly leaving her without a home or a job, she reluctantly joins forces with Rhonda DelMonte to convert Rhonda's Florida seaside estate into the small upscale hotel it once was. Ann, quiet and reserved, is no match for brash, bossy Rhonda, who left the family's New Jersey butcher business after she won the Florida lottery. Amid their struggles to succeed, "The Sins of the Children", a soap opera, films a number of episodes at the hotel and things get complicated in unexpected ways when Ann falls for Vaughn Sanders, the star of the show.
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I read the book and have now been listening to the audio version while I drive.
I look forward to listening to Lunch and Dinner at the Beach House Hotel.
Many great characters -- but, having been divorced - I found Ann's situation compeling.
Angela portrays the voices of the characters much as I heard them myself when reading this book.
I especially liked her portrayal of Rhonda
OH -- If only there was time to sit down and listen to this in several longer sessions. It would be very easy to listen to Angela for longer lengths of time - and the story holds your interest well.
I really enjoyed both editions. The audio edition really brought the characters to life.
Also, it is convenient to be able to pause, and continue during the audio.
Rhonda really stands out. She is such a brash, but lovely character. She tells it like it is, so to speak. She has a big heart, and really protects those she loves.
I cannot choose a favorite character by the performance of Angela Dawe. She portrayed each character exactly as they were in the print version. She is so talented in her craft.
A Beautiful Banquet of Beachy Delight
This book will appeal to anyone who enjoys the beach, sunsets, gourmet food, and love.
The setting is truly a unique experience in itself. I could picture it, in my mind, and yearned to be there.
I am totally enjoying this series! I read the book first and enjoyed it
so much I then purchased the audio. Rhonda and Ann met through
their daughters. They have such different personalities but have
become best friends. That friendship will serve them well as they start their hotel business together. They have no easy time as they start
their business, but they never give up and always stay determined.
I love the strength the two women show. There were twist and turns,
but through all the relationships between mothers and daughter,
exes, and new loves it made for a delightful book. The narrator
did an excellent job with the characters in the book. Looking forward
to many more books from the author Judith Keim.
This is the first audiobook I have listened to. But I am looking forward to the next one in this series.
Ten Beach Road Series by Wendy Wax. In The Ten Beach Road Series, several women end up together restoring beach property homes as they struggle to put their lives back together.
Ann Rutherford was my favorite character in this book.
I was not able to listen to this in all one sitting due to other obligations. But wished I could have.
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