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The Next Always: Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 1 | [Nora Roberts]

The Next Always: Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 1

The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, the changing of hands, and even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major face-lift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect in the family, Beckett’s social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there’s another project he’s got his eye on: the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was sixteen.
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Publisher's Summary

The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, the changing of hands, and even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major face-lift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect in the family, Beckett’s social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there’s another project he’s got his eye on: the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was sixteen.

After losing her husband and returning to her hometown, Clare Brewster soon settles into her life as the mother of three young sons while running the town’s bookstore. Though busy and with little time for romance, Clare is drawn across the street by Beckett’s transformation of the old inn, wanting to take a closer look… at both the building and the man behind it.

With the grand opening inching closer, Beckett is happy to give Clare a private tour - one room at a time, in between blueprint meetings and kindergarten pickups. It’s no first date, but these stolen moments are the beginning of something that could arouse the secret yearning that resides in Clare’s independent heart - and open the door to the extraordinary adventure of what comes next....

©2011 Nora Roberts (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Lynda Bryie 08-10-12
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    "Love it! Classic Nora!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I just love this story and I love the way MacLeod Andrews reads it. He gives every character their own voice and never gets them confused. Good job everyone, especially Nora R for writing another great story.


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    Sherri 08-06-12
    Sherri 08-06-12 Member Since 2012

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    LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! I want to visit this Inn! This was such a good listen that I just could not put it down! Its sweet but hott when needed - real life hott! Simple but oh so good book! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! Waiting on my next credit to get part 2...maybe I should wait until part 3 comes out...?

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    Tuula India 08-06-12
    Tuula India 08-06-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Easy listening"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Story is nice Nora Roberts style, very easy to listen and enjoy, if romantic stories interest.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Good narration. Bit too long story, but that's what I'm used to with Ms. Roberts.


    Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, have not listened other MacLeod Andwers's performances before.


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    Jennifer Maryville, TN, United States 08-06-12
    Jennifer Maryville, TN, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book!"

    Overall I really enjoyed listening to this book, and I've already started on the second. The narration isnt as bad as some say.

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    cindy west valley, UT, United States 07-31-12
    cindy west valley, UT, United States 07-31-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Who thought it a good idea for a man to narrate"
    What disappointed you about The Next Always?

    The women's and children's voices were so unbelievable I couldn't listen to it. If I could request a refund I would


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I always enjoy her love stories and the decorating of the inn was interesting.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I have heard Mr. McLeod read other stories and he is good at it, but not for this book. I thought it was awful.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Next Always?

    none


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    J. Cox Nevada, USA 07-30-12
    J. Cox Nevada, USA 07-30-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Excellent!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Next Always to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the print version.


    What other book might you compare The Next Always to and why?

    Nora Roberts is ALWAYS dependable.


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

    Not sure.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Lizzie saved Claire by getting Aubreys attention.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the boys!

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    jplumlee LODI, CA, United States 07-28-12
    jplumlee LODI, CA, United States 07-28-12
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    "Love this book"
    Where does The Next Always rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    I love Nora Roberts love stories. I do not like the murder and violence that she writes under her other name and that was beginning to be in her love stories. This book brings back the enjoyment of small town life, interesting women and men, and of course a good love story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    A man who would babysit three young boys for a woman has to be a real man!


    What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    He is GREAT. He gives a wonderful performance and his manner of speaking is special. I particularly enjoyed his speaking in the passionate part of the story. His little laugh was just right in the moment. I would love to hear more from him.


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

    Yes, and over and over again.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story, wonderful story teller, can't wait for the third installment and hope their can be more to these stories than just the three brothers.

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    Mona 07-22-12
    Mona 07-22-12

    Crazy for audiobooks!!

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    "I agree. Bad Narration"

    I don't know why, but whenever I hear or read the narration is by a man, especially for a book of romance, I duck. I just have rarely ever heard a man's voice that even comes close to a woman. It's generally a turn off for me from the get go. I only wish producers would listen to us, the listeners when choosing the readers for their authors. So, I'm sure that this book could have been better if read by someone like Lauren Fortgang who is an outstanding reader of romance novels. For example listen to the sampler of Bad Boys Do. It certainly could have made a huge difference for Ms. Roberts audio book. In fact most of her books could do with better narration.

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    P. Hauser 07-21-12
    P. Hauser 07-21-12
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I enjoyed the voice, the story, and I've loved Nora Roberts for decades!


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

    I don't think so, but I'd love to.


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    Betty Rockledge, FL, United States 07-07-12
    Betty Rockledge, FL, United States 07-07-12 Member Since 2012
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Next Always to be better than the print version?

    I had rented this book awhile ago from Cracker Barrel and was waiting for book 2. When I found book 2 on Audible, I decided to get book 1 and listen to it again before listening to book 2. Glad I did! This book is a nice story, a bit predictable but easy listening at the beach or while driving!


    What other book might you compare The Next Always to and why?

    All the Trilogy's by Nora Roberts are very easy to listen to and are very enjoyable.


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

    Love his voice and his dramatization!


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