In this novel, a belief based on a lie left uncorrected leads to the misunderstanding that is the impetus of the plot. I like it that the hero has to..Show More » work for the survival of the relationship, and the heroine gains strength and a belief in her own self-worth. There is growth in both characters. But I do have a problem, though it is not unique to this book. The girl saw him from the top of the stairs and decided she was in love with him. Her roommate's brother introduced them, they shared perhaps 10 words before a crisis interrupted the conversation, then she pined away for him for the entire Season. I hate the "love at first sight" plot device. Why can't it be a tingle at first sight, or just outright lust? Well, I guess girls didn't know sexual interest from love back then, but wouldn't they have the sense to want to know the guy before committing to him with their whole hearts and/or other body parts? At any rate, this was a fun listen.
I hate to ever leave anything less than a stellar review, so I feel awful, but I've loved the other books in the Groom/Bride series so much that it ma..Show More »kes me want to offer my opinion on why this one didn't get me as involved. I believe it is because the narration came off robotic at times. The emotion of the words didn't come thru in the way it was read in several places. Parts that I feel the author intended to be read a certain way we're just read like someone reading words from a dictionary. I really hate to say that. At other times, the emotion was there. It's like when you read a book and you're distracted so you don't really pay attention to the words. You could read them over and over but you're not really paying attention to what you're reading. Your mind is somewhere else. I feel like that happened with the narrator some in this book. Like she was just reading because it was her job to do so. I really don't want to hurt anyone, so I hope you take constructive criticism well. She may be truly wonderful and I could be wrong, but as far as opinions go, I decided to leave mine. I'd hate for someone to start with this book and not feel that emotional pull that has made me a lover of Rose Gordon's books. If, like me, you didn't really feel it with this one, don't let that keep you away from her other books. I've read several and this is the first one I couldn't give 5 stars in every category for. Give another one a try.They're wonderful. Despite my not so great review, I still have full confidence in this writer and am on to her next book!
I would try another book from Rose Gordon, but if narrated by Michelle Anne Johnson, I will rather change to reading the book and not listeining to th..Show More »e book. The narrator is awful, even a 10 year old could read better than she can.