Mackensie Elliot's experience with her broken family has convinced her the only way to make happiness last is to take a picture of it. She does just that at Vows - where her photos, Laurel's cakes, Emma's flowers, and Parker's almost frightening organizational skills combine for a flourishing business. As a bonus, the four friends are able to live on the grounds of Parker's sprawling family estate, where the weddings and other events are staged. Sometimes it means dealing with drama - but even the worst mother-of-the-bridezilla can't compare to Mac's own manipulative mom. Every time Mac talks to her she winds up drained - and so does her bank account.
What helps distract her is slightly-geeky, slightly-klutzy, but oh-so-cute English teacher Carter Maguire. Mac's enjoying the vibe with him - and has no intention of ruining it by making the same mistake her mother makes again and again: getting married. But as the women of Vows band together to score a major client, and Mac nears the breaking point with her mother, she begins to wonder if it's time to come out from behind the camera, and put herself in the picture.
©2009 Nora Roberts; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Love Nora Roberts. Love just about anything that she's done. This narrator is absolutely awful. Listening is like nails down a chalkboard. I'm really thankful that the next books in the series are narrated by someone else.
Reading is in my DNA. Dad, Granddad and Grandma were all journalists and crazy readers. When I can't read, I listen!
Wait!! What a disappointment! I had listened to the other Bride books
before this one and (my fault) bought this one just assuming it was the same narrator. Talk about night and day...this narrator sounds like she is about fourteen and all the characters come off sounding like they are pre-teens as
well. Good book, poor choice of narrator...
This is the type of book that gives romance novels a bad name. Full of cliches, gooey unreal dialogue and unbelievable, unconvincing sex scenes. Often just plain boring to listen to! Well read by Emily, I wondered how she felt about reading such tripe!
couldn't keep up with all the jumping around . not at all what i expected. i thought this was about wedding planners but couldn't figure this out.
If this was the only Nora Roberts book I had ever listened to I wouldn't listen to any others... I didn't think the narrator was as bad as some of the other reviews - she wasn't the best, but certainly not the worst I've heard. That said, the caracters in the book were vapid and the plot was non-existent! Not worth it even on sale!
I have never left a negative review but I feel I should warn listeners. The book is probably good, I like Nora Roberts, but the narrator has a severe lipse. I found myself just hearing the lipse and had a hard time focusing on the story. I will have to actually read the book since the narrator is unbearable.
really Nora? Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors, but this was so bad I didn't even finish! First the narrator has a lisp, second the story is terrible! The female lead is vapid and the male is such dork that there doesn't see to be any qualities that make a romance possible. The plot is boring as well, it seems like this wasn't even written by Nora, very disappointing.
I just finished listening to Nora Roberts trilogy beginning with the book Morrigan's Cross with the superb narration of Dick Hill. It was a completely satisfying experience both with the epic saga of Ms Robert's story and the many skilled "voices" of Mr Hill. Beginning Vision in White was a jarring change due to Ms Durante's the weakly portrayed male voices and the trite plot device of the whinny parent. One of the few Audible books I didn't bother to finish.
Agree - not one of her best and the narrator is so annoying it is all I can do to keep listening and I have just really started this one. The lisp isn't the problem so much as she's kinda monotone alot.
I almost didn't choose this title despite being a Nora Roberts fan because of the comments from other reviewers about the narrator having a lisp. I majored in speech in college and thought it would drive me nuts. What a pleasant surprise to find no major fault with the narration. Even trying to listen for it I didn't hear the dreaded lisp. This was a fun listen with characters who I look forward to hearing about again in rest of the series.
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