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.
Although a bit predictable, a very entertaining read-- and I shed real tears, too. MacLeod Andrews did a fantastic job with the narration; one of the best I've heard in a while.
Loved the Book, read it frist them got the audio. This Guy just cant do women and Kids. If they wanted him for the books they should think about someone else doing the other parts
Will get the next book don't know yet weather the audio is worth it.
I appreciated this story and look forward to the others in the series. I kept coming back to this book..put off buying due to the reviews about the narration. I found his narration style and delivery thoroughly pleasant. It was relaxing. I found he did as good a job as a man can when narrating women's voices. I thought the children's voices were fine. He did a very professional job. I love NR's stories. They seem to be my most favorites. Thanks for this lovely book. I absolutely loved the cover!
Who doesn't enjoy being transported to another world, and traveling on an unforgettable adventure? Thank you audio books! Happy dance <3
I don't think so. I really did enjoy his narrating. He had many distinct voices to bring life to the characters, and he was so honest in his performance. But I must say I did bust of laughing to tears on a couple parts when he spoke for a female character or one of the little boys. It was just sooo cute or utterly ridiculous the way he said it in a certain voice. Perhaps because he says it with such honesty. This jolt out of the story can be irritating in some books, but he really is very good. I think it was more charming then anything else.
I liked the picturesque ending. And I loved Claire's sons. I think they where probably the best part of the story besides the narrator.
This is a very slow moving slice of life story in small town USA. There's some romance and everyday life going on, but overall I enjoyed it and will be listening the the next two books. Seeing how this is my first Nora Roberts book (I know weird, right?) I will probably listen to more of her.
Romance, Mystery, Thriller
The most memorable moment for me (without spoiling anything) was the point in the book that gave me goosebumps! Close to the end, the guest that was "staying at the end" warns of some impending danger. The sequence of events was perfect. Sorry I don't want to include a spoiler!
I'm not sure why so many people disliked his narration. I enjoyed it, his character change was very smooth. Overall, I thought it was a good performance.
Overall, I really enjoyed the book. It was sweet, a little steamy, a bit of a tear jerk-er but with just enough mystery tied in to break you away from the traditional romance novel. I'm very excited to finish the trilogy and I would absolutely suggest this to friends. I live fairly close to Boonsboro so it was nice to place a connection with places and towns she brings up throughout the story.
Next Always ranks among the top of my list.
The remainder of the trilogy creates the same feel-good mood.
I listened to the entire trilogy and since they are in succession, I see it as a continuum. Therefore, it's hard to compare, it was just one big book.
When the plot thickened, I did just listen to chunks at once.
I think Andrews, the narrator, did a wonderful job differentiating among the characters. After listening to the first of the series, I purchased the remainder of the trilogy.
Nora Roberts does it again! Once I started, I couldn't stop.
I don't like his performance at all. His womens voices are seriously lacking and his voices for the boys are HORRID! Absolutely awful!
ABSOLUTLELY! I love the story!
Bland but pleasant
As an undemanding read, sure.
This is a modern romance with a hint of the supernatural rolled in. A bit predictable, it is not one of Nora Roberts' best books, in my opinion, but a very good performance by Mr. Andrews made it an enjoyable listen
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