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.
I love the triologies that Nora Roberts writes. T=You are pulled into the lives of the characters in such depth that you end up feeling they are part of your own group of friends
Audible books are my new best friends.... I can listen as I work and so I am able to multi task in the best possible way
I thought it on a par with previous books
Not eagerly. His womens' voices are irritating.
I look forward to the next two in the series, but would really prefer a different narrator.
I'm a Nora fan, but I can't finish this book. The narrator was a bad choice: bad pacing, bad intonations for female characters. The producer should have at the very least improved the timing. Truly, I lost track of the dialogue because the pauses between sentences were soooo long. Sorry, Nora, I can't comment on the story...it...is...just...sooooo....slooowwwww.......zzzzzzzzzz......
loved the many different people that have stories inside the story, gives you the view of the circle of people and how they compliment each other as whole.
the ghost on the stairs talking to the little boy
renovation of an old bed and breakfast
that I purchased the book at a much higher price than it is today.
Male narration of this novel is fitting since it is told from the leading man's perspective and the lead female has three boys. The male characters are written to be stronger, more fully developed characters than the females in this novel. I see several negative comments about the narration, but I don't think they are considering how a male narrator is enriching this audiobook. I wouldn't have wanted to have heard this read by a female narrator because it would have lost something in the translation.
All of the reviewers can agree that this will be a highly anticipated series. I look forward to the next installment.
I loved this book. But I can't find 2 & 3. I must have them I want to find out what happens to the other brothers. The narrator was good easy to listen to
I really loved this book! Beckett's character is believable, tough and sweet at the same time. Claire is the typical "Mom next door" The children in the story were really my favorite part... I cant wait for the next two books in the trilogy!
I have not read the print version as of yet but plan to.
I loved the story line and the setting. I was also really taken by the plot this one felt a little different than some of her other books.
I think that I will try to avoid him from now on. Although if it is another one of Nora's books I will just have to suck it up and deal with it, as I am not willing to give up one of her books.
The narrator made the little boys sound like they were drunk or had some sort of speech problem. I mean really has he ever heard a little boy talk?
The overall story was excellent. I love how Nora Roberts incorporated the ghost as well. She makes the story feel real and you forget that you are listening to a book.
The kids in the story and how they interacted with Becket.
At first I was worried about him being able to do the female parts but he nailed it. His range and tone were perfect for the story and really brought out its best quality.
When the ghost starts turning on and off the lights and slamming the doors to try and warn Becket, Hope and Avery that Claire was in trouble. When she fogged the mirror and wrote on it, I felt goosebumps run up and down my arms and neck.
I can't wait for the rest of the series!
Don't waste your money. I couldn't even listen to the whole thing. After listening to the first two discs, I almost didn't get the book to finish the story. The audio reading was sooooo slow I actually got bored listening. I gave the audio to a friend who is visually impaired and borrowed the book. This audio almost ruined for me the next two books in the trilogy. I will READ the next books.
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