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1.0 out of 5 starsMisleading book
Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2017
This book is erroneously billed as book 8 of the Hopes Crossing series. It was a waste of money because it includes 2 stories--one of which is book #1, which I already bought. I bought this entire series for my elderly mother and she was very disappointed in the "so-called" part 8. Not good.
Reviewed in the United States on December 28, 2015
I am so disappointed in this book. It is also being sold as the 8th book in a series by RaeAnneThayne. Well, it turns out that the RaeAnne Thayne part of this, Blackberry Summer is actually the 1st book of the series. Very misleading I know I should have read the description but I purchased the first several books in the Hope's Crossing series and really enjoyed them and decided to buy the final ones to complete what was advertised as an 8 book series. I finished the first 7 wonderful books and was so looking forward to the 8th just to find it was also the first in the series. I really do feel cheated.
1.0 out of 5 starsDisappointed. I also purchased this book as book 8 ...
Reviewed in the United States on August 29, 2016
Disappointed. I also purchased this book as book 8 in the Hopes crossing series. I was very confused as I started reading because it starts out as a Debbie Macomber book. I actually stumbled on to Raeann Thayne book looking for a new Debbie Macomber book. They have a similar writing style and I have enjoyed reading both authors, however I bought this book to finish the Hopes Crossing series and found it to actually be more of an intro to two different books that I have already read. I don't know why it is advertised as book 8 when it is really book 1. I would have purchased a book from Haven Point or one of her other series instead of one I already read.
It was hard for me to believe that two people could fall in love after knowing one another for only a few hours--particularly when their backgrounds were so different. This was in the first few pages. I spent the rest of the book just pondering the unlikeliness of the entire situation. Not one of Debbie Macomber's better books.
Debbie Macomber did it again. I happened upon this author quite by accident, and I am happy I did. So far, I have not been disappointed from the Cedar Cove Series, through my journey down Blossom Street, and different places in between. She consistently keeps me wanting to know more about the people and places in her books. I have spent many nights saying: "One more chapter", before I go to bed. Then it becomes later and later. I was always a murder mystery type reader, and found myself shocked to like these books. But I am hooked, they are all so wonderfully written, good stories, every day characters, these people could be you or me, and I like that. They are love stories yes, but also stories of friendships, hardships and overcoming our fears. This one book encompassed all of that. Falling in love, but denying that love for a belief in what was the right thing to do. A Little Bit Country was a good story of how a city girl could definitely find love and happiness in the country, but also find solid friendships as well. Another good read from Debbie Macomber.
5.0 out of 5 starsDebbie Macomber is always a good read!
Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2019
I have read a lot of Debbie Macomber’s books, and I have enjoyed each one of them. A Little Bit Country keeps you turning the pages like they all do, and I always hate to see the last page because I want to keep enjoying her.
As alway, we can rely on Debbie M. to deliver a superb romance novel. I loved how Rorrie described her instant spark. "Rorie had felt closer to Clay than she ever had to any other man. It was as though her heart had taken flight and joined his in a moment of sheer challenge and joy." And the country life is so enticingly portrayed in contrast to city wonders- seafood fettuccini opposed to buttermilk biscuits with roasted beef, or Billy Joel and the country stars! I highly recommend to get your dose of a little bit country in your day by enjoying this book!
4.0 out of 5 starsMore Than A Little Bit Fun to Read.
Reviewed in Canada on August 24, 2019
As an 81 year old romantic who writes serious non-fiction about the meaning of life, I can usually only write about three or four days a week. Silly me started this book late afternoon and quit reading at the end of the book; but that way next morning and just before the sun came up. I read quickly, but re-read a few sections (well more than a few). I hope you enjoy this and just go with the flow! Thanks Debbie but that was only a 3 writing day week! LoL