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.
Yes, Story kept you wanting to listen for the end.
What was Lizzy going to do nest?
none, love the narrator,
I am not 1 to see a movie after reading or listening to a book. Movie always makes me upset. Never like the book.. Book is always better.
It's definitely a 4-5 ranking of keeping my attention to the story and the variety of characters.
Definitely the steamy love-making and the ghost on the third floor of the Inn.
Restoring an antique inn isn't the only thing needed restoring. A certain spirit helps bring old friends together in a steamy romance.
Not fast pasted. But the love stories were really great. I listened to all three books in a row.
I really liked all three and the characters are all really likeable.
I have loved Nora Roberts for a number of years now and this book is completely up to her standards. Her trilogies stay in mind and keep me wondering about the characters even when I am not reading them. This book is no different. I can't wait until I get her next book in this series so I can see what happens next. I particularly love that the book takes place in Boonsboro, a place I have visited and in buildings that really exist.
Someone else's voice. I couldn't get through the story because of the guy's voice.
Couldn't make it past the first few pages
Use books for escape- typically avoid nonfiction. Enjoy action-romance, espionage/military, sci-fi. Skilled writing is most important.
A predictable story with a slight leaning into the super natural with a female ghost that might or might not influence two potential lovers. Roberts writes this book with a light hand and little imagination, but as always, her competent craftsmanship is appreciated.
MBaggins of Blue Star Mage.com
NEVER have I been the reader of bodice rippers, Avoided them like hornets nests. My life has always been rich enough in the real thing to even consider, want, enjoy anything even slightly resembling . . . . .
Well, this Nora Roberts is an outrageously capable writer - who knew?!, She knows how to weave a story that holds your interest as it encompasses ALL the emotional experiences of real life: the visual, the scents, the absolutely subtle. Never have I so often giggled, laughed out loud, cried deep in my chest for poignant, or fear, or just plain joy as with this book. Whew, she really knows how to write.
This woman writer is absolutely rich in the language of the heart.
So, the book took me totally by surprise. Even just her writing took me by surprise. Sheesh!
The story, well, you had to have been there.,.it sucked me in like a soft warm beginnings of a tornado, that part before you realize it might become dangerous, suck you in and smash you to pieces. The story is just amazing,
I am pretty sure this Nora Roberts is a woman but she understands men way better than I ever or any other woman I know has. Her men are so. . . . . real. Never just place holders.
I may not be the best person to review this book.
Who knows what the rest of her books are like.
Could be a fluke.
Can hardly wait to find out.
Oh, and did I mention her narrator? Perfect!
The exceptional plot and characters of "Witness," my first Nora Roberts novel, inspired me to buy this entire trilogy. I wish I had not wasted the second two credits. Soft, squishy, predictable. A white, upper-middle-class family grows up in a small eastern seaboard town; I could not relate to any of them. I admittedly would have better tolerated a similar story on the left coast.
Some action, I guess.
I don't know, but he was boring also.
It got good at the end. But the whole first part was just boring. And I love Nora Roberts books.
It was just a big disappointment.
It was not just a romance story.
It was funny as well as intriquing.
I enjoyed his expressions and different voices he used.
No I listen in the car on comutes back and forth to work.
I have questions about ordering the book so I can read it and also the narrative version so I can listen also.
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