Andie Miller is ready to move on with her life. She wants to marry her fiancé and leave behind everything in her past, especially her ex-husband, North Archer. But when Andie tries to gain closure with him, he asks one final favor of her. A distant cousin has died and left North the guardian of two orphans who have driven away three nannies already, and things are getting worse. He needs someone to take care of the situation, and he knows Andie can handle anything....
When Andie meets the two children, she realizes the situation is much worse than she feared. Carter and Alice aren’t your average delinquents, and the creepy old house where they live is being run by the worst housekeeper since Mrs. Danvers. Complicating matters is Andie’s fiancé’s suspicion that this is all a plan by North to get Andie back. He may be right, because Andie’s dreams have been haunted by North since she arrived at the old house. And that’s not the only haunting....
Then her ex-brother-in-law arrives with a duplicitous journalist and a self-doubting parapsychologist, closely followed by an annoyed medium, Andie’s tarot card–reading mother, her avenging ex-mother-in-law, and her jealous fiancé. Just when Andie’s sure things couldn’t get more complicated, North arrives to make her wonder if maybe this time things could just turn out differently....
©2010 Jennifer Crusie (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The humor and connections within this book makes the entire store work. I laughed. I cheered and I teared up. Great job Ms. Cruise. Wonderful narration work Ms. Dawe. I'm a long time fan of Lorelei King who do great character work. I'm now a fan of Angela Dawe who did great work with this book. You made this project sound like a old radio theater show. BRAVO!!
Of all the classic novels I would expect to be turned into a contemporary romance novel, the Turn of the Screw is probably one of the last, with all its gothic Freudian overtones, allusions to child molestation and actual child death. Maybe this Time is a much, much lighter retelling; the story is not told in first person like Turn, but in an occasionally shifting limited third person perspective, so it comes down definitely on one side of the 'issue.' I was totally caught by surprise by the plot; I had no idea what this novel was when I bought it. I was a little nervous once I figured out what was going on, but I ended up really liking it for two reasons. One, the novel is a really good romance novel on its own with elements that are original and fun, like the dueling mothers-in-law; the god-awful tv reporter; the allied medium and ghost skeptic; and a really appealing heroine. Two, while the novel comes down on one side of the 'issue,' there are parts that kind of pay homage to the darker and more ambiguous side of Turn and makes you get on the side of the author. It's kind of like she winks at you and says 'yes, this story could be told another way, but true love and banana bread are so much more fun.'
I've enjoyed Jennifer Crusie's books in the past, but this one is awful - BORING. It is predictable, unrealistic, cliched. Don't waste your credit.
Loved the narrator for this book. Her voice made me love the small girl in the story. Story was good, liked the characters and could not put it down. Worth the credit.
Angela Dawe rocks as narrator! Having read most of J. Crusie books (all the way back to the Loveswept series), I was puzzled by her foray into the supernatural sphere of ghosts. The book has a little romance, a little supernatural fiction, and a lot of heart! Interesting story line with an incredible narrator in Ms. Dawe. I wish there was a little more romance involved in the story and I would have loved to get to know North a whole lot better. But overall, an enjoyable and fun listen, one I'm sure I'll listen to again and again! Like Alice said it was "Biuuutiful". lol
The writing was intelligent, quick witted, funny, and senual. I was hooked into the story from the very beginning because it caught my attention. The characters are complicated but I was able to follow. The only suggestion, the male characters should be read by men, not women pretending to be men. It just caught me off guard. Otherwise, I laughed out loud, and really got into the story.
This is my first Audible book and first Jennifer Crusie's book. Great experience!
So far, this has been my favorite audiobook! I hadn't read anything by Jennifer Crusie before but have ordered another one of her books. Great story! A good combination of romance, reality, ghost story! The narrator, Angela Dawe, is also excellent! I could listen to her all day!
12 step program please. I am addicted to Audible! I love trashy sexy books, award winning novels and everything between. Bring it!
I really loved this book. I couldn't stop listening to it once I started the audiobook. The narrator is awesome. She did a GREAT job transitioning between the many interesting characters in the book. I especially enjoyed North and Andie's relationship flashbacks. It created enough sexual tension without overdoing it.
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