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 am not ready to review the story or overall yet as I'm only on chapter 6 of 20 in part one of the book. The problem is I don't know if I can finish listening to this narrator. He's ok when he's just reading but when he does the women and children characters he makes them all sound like they are nimwits that have to whine or yell everything they say. I don't know if I can finish this and feel that I just lost my money on this buy. Maybe you should read this one and not listen to it.
I'm already a Nora Roberts' fan, but I really loved this book - romance mixed with some suspense and a little paranormal activity.
Absolutely nothing! I don't think the narrator has done very many romance novels, but I thought his voice was really sultry.
This is a classic Nora Roberts love story, a little bit of suspense, a little bit of paranormal, a lot of heat and great dialogue. Can't wait for the net two.
Enjoyed this very much and will buy the rest of the series as they are released. Typical Nora Roberts, A little drama, a little romance, a little fantasy. Thats what I love about her writing.
The book, maybe, but not the audio book. Did not like the naration, could not finsh the book becuse of him.
NO! He has a very nice sounding voice but little to no inflection when you need it and the way he acts out the voices is annoying, dull and lifeless. The story seems interesting, But I can’t get pass the monotony. I have a long drive home and this guy was putting me to sleep. On the second day I gave up.
A better reader
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.
I have always enjoyed Nora Roberts books and going audible has been the best thing ever, as Macleod Andrews, has completely brought the book to life. Any chore which I used to dread, I couldn't wait to do, as it meant I could listen to this book as I cleaned, ironed and took the dog out (in the rain!). Nora Roberts is amazing at connecting you with real characters and I have so enjoyed getting to know Claire and Beckett. I feel connected and that is what a good book does. Brilliant!
"Enjoyed every minute was really sad when it ended"
Yes I would. It was a really good story and I was left wanting more. I hope there are going to be sequels where the other friends get a good life too.
I wouldn't compare it to anything. I thought it was quite original in it's story especially a woman with three kids getting a love life!
I enjoyed his reading very much as he brought the characters to life. The choice of narrator is extremely important to a story and I think whoever chose MacLeod Andrews got it spot on with this book.
Widowed, business woman with three kids gets herself a love life....there's hope for the rest of us yet!!!
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book and could have listened for a whole lot longer. I really wanted her friends to end up with his brothers too....but, that could be a whole other book!
Loved it great story to listen to while out walking the dog or doing house work
"I gave up at chapter 3"
Sorry I found the readers accent too much for me to listen too - the story as far as chapter 3 was OK
not such a strong accent for the reader (it maybe because I'm a Brit that it's too much for me to listen too for long periods)
This is a soap set in some tiny American town. It is dire - save your money / credit.
Loved it, have read the book but it was good to hear it read out loud.
Really enjoyed this series - fell in love with the brothers, have brought the whole set and loved them all, you really feel like you are part of the family, such different characters!
Calming voice, relaxed me lots after hard days at work.
"Don't waste your credit"
This book is a complete waste of a credit, it's dreadful. Oh the tiles, oh the Walls, how wonderful can a wooden bowl be? And as for the endless pit of money, where is it all coming from???
"Run of the mill Roberts"
Three hunky brothers are converting an old inn. Everyone in town is really keen to see it up and running again, especially the book store owner who has a crush on one of the brothers.
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