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Her Mother's Keeper | [Nora Roberts]

Her Mother's Keeper

Gwen may have left Louisiana a starry-eyed innocent, but now she's returned successful and accomplished. And with enough sense to deal with her mother's maddening boarder, Luke Powers. But once Gwen meets Luke--a man reputed to be an expert in both words and women--her composure disappears. Now she has stars in her eyes but isn't so innocent.
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Publisher's Summary

Gwen may have left Louisiana a starry-eyed innocent, but now she's returned successful and accomplished. And with enough sense to deal with her mother's maddening boarder, Luke Powers.

But once Gwen meets Luke--a man reputed to be an expert in both words and women--her composure disappears. Now she has stars in her eyes but isn't so innocent.

©2006 Nora Roberts; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    L.W. Idabel, OK, United States 07-05-11
    L.W. Idabel, OK, United States 07-05-11 Member Since 2007

    Say something about yourself!

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    "NR fan"

    I have enjoyed many, many of NR's books. I didn't enjoy this one as much but it is an okay read. Could have just been timing for me. I will always purchase her books and give'em a try because she writes stories I enjoy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 04-15-09
    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 04-15-09 Member Since 2007

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    "A disappointment...."

    I usually like everything I read by Nora Roberts, but this book was a bit of a disappointment. The main character(Gwen came off as very immature and churlish, and she seemed incredibly stupid for acting on an assumption that could have been easily clarified. Since she and Luke had this explosive chemistry between them, how hard would it have been for her to just ask if he had been involved with her mother? Since this is the premise of the entire book, I found myself rolling my eyes several times over the sheer lunacy of it all. And the fact that Gwen blamed Luke for everything rather than taking any responsibility for her own actions was just ridiculous.

    The narrator did a good job with the southern accents, but that only made Gwen's southern belle character even more annoying. Not Nora's best work.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Y. Madison, MS, United States 06-20-13
    Y. Madison, MS, United States 06-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not Nora's best, just ok"
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Therese Plummer?

    Yes, I like Nora Robert, this was annoying at times. Too much whining and seemed childish at times, and yes! that accent drove me crazy!!!


    Would you be willing to try another book from Nora Roberts? Why or why not?

    Yes, I like her as an author.


    What aspect of Therese Plummer’s performance would you have changed?

    The accent, it drove me crazy. I think Gwen living in NY for 2 years she could have made her accent better. Her mother was fine because she lives in NO but that accent, ugh!!!!


    Did Her Mother's Keeper inspire you to do anything?

    Wanted to stop listening at one point.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Nora Roberts' work. I especially loved the Witness, it was strong, well read and narrated. This one at times was childish and annoying. Very predictable and typical story line. I completed the book but there were no surprises! just ok!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    randy ROCKLIN, CA, United States 03-27-13
    randy ROCKLIN, CA, United States 03-27-13
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    "Not the best."
    What disappointed you about Her Mother's Keeper?

    It was very slow and didn't keep my interest. I could have stopped in the middle and never finished it. The story was predictable and not what I've come to know from Nora Roberts.


    Has Her Mother's Keeper turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. I love me some romance novels. This one just didn't strike my fancy.


    What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

    The performance was fine.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Her Mother's Keeper?

    There were quite a few times that a thought or action was reiterated. After the third time I start thinking, "All right, I get it!"


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Mt Holly, NC, United States 03-23-13
    Thomas Mt Holly, NC, United States 03-23-13
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    "romantic and classy"
    What did you love best about Her Mother's Keeper?

    feeling the connection between Gwen and Luke


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gwen


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Gwen and Luke fishing


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    neither gave me hope true love can happen


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lorri bumpass, virginia, United States 02-19-13
    lorri bumpass, virginia, United States 02-19-13
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    What did you love best about Her Mother's Keeper?

    I love Nora Roberts she is a outstanding author!!!!!
    Love this story and think is was a good listen, put a smile on my face!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patti FAYETTEVILLE, NC, United States 01-25-13
    Patti FAYETTEVILLE, NC, United States 01-25-13 Member Since 2001
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    "Stopped the book..couldn't listen anymore"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better story as well as the accents. I couldn't get into the story at all and I love Nora Roberts.


    What could Nora Roberts have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I have no clue. Maybe this was written on a bad day or just the narrator


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The simpleton Louisiana accents. It made me think of a civil war plantation house. Ugh


    What character would you cut from Her Mother's Keeper?

    Have no idea I stopped half way through


    Any additional comments?

    It was cheap, it's the only reason I got it but I have never stopped listening to a book before. I just couldn't take it. The accents were killing me

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    KatF Florida 12-06-12
    KatF Florida 12-06-12
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    "Good story - kept my interest"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book was good, kept my interest and was worth the price ($4.95). Very typical Nora Roberts book (which is a good thing).


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer SEBRING, FL, United States 06-29-12
    Amazon Customer SEBRING, FL, United States 06-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "cute story"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    a little more "meat" in it would be nice.


    If you’ve listened to books by Nora Roberts before, how does this one compare?

    a little weak, very predictable


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Therese Plummer?

    probably


    Was Her Mother's Keeper worth the listening time?

    I listen while I drive, it was entertaining.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    eva ATLANTA, GA, United States 05-22-12
    eva ATLANTA, GA, United States 05-22-12 Member Since 2010
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    "lovely but controversial romance"
    Where does Her Mother's Keeper rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It keeps you on suspense until the end. Lovely story. Four starts


    What other book might you compare Her Mother's Keeper to and why?

    French silk


    What does Therese Plummer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She performs beautifully, leading the story with its characters, but leaving margin to your imagination.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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