Breakfast at the Beach House Hotel

Narrated by: Angela Dawe
Series: Beach House Hotel, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (197 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When Ann Rutherford's husband dumps her for the bimbo in his office, unfairly leaving her without a home or a job, she reluctantly joins forces with Rhonda DelMonte to convert Rhonda's Florida seaside estate into the small upscale hotel it once was. Ann, quiet and reserved, is no match for brash, bossy Rhonda, who left the family's New Jersey butcher business after she won the Florida lottery. Amid their struggles to succeed, "The Sins of the Children", a soap opera, films a number of episodes at the hotel and things get complicated in unexpected ways when Ann falls for Vaughn Sanders, the star of the show.

©2015 Judith Keim (P)2016 Judith Keim

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great series -- looking forward to reading more!

Would you listen to Breakfast at the Beach House Hotel again? Why?

I read the book and have now been listening to the audio version while I drive.
I look forward to listening to Lunch and Dinner at the Beach House Hotel.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Many great characters -- but, having been divorced - I found Ann's situation compeling.

What does Angela Dawe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Angela portrays the voices of the characters much as I heard them myself when reading this book.
I especially liked her portrayal of Rhonda

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

OH -- If only there was time to sit down and listen to this in several longer sessions. It would be very easy to listen to Angela for longer lengths of time - and the story holds your interest well.

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Would you consider the audio edition of Breakfast at the Beach House Hotel to be better than the print version?

I really enjoyed both editions. The audio edition really brought the characters to life.
Also, it is convenient to be able to pause, and continue during the audio.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Rhonda really stands out. She is such a brash, but lovely character. She tells it like it is, so to speak. She has a big heart, and really protects those she loves.

Which character – as performed by Angela Dawe – was your favorite?

I cannot choose a favorite character by the performance of Angela Dawe. She portrayed each character exactly as they were in the print version. She is so talented in her craft.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A Beautiful Banquet of Beachy Delight

Any additional comments?

This book will appeal to anyone who enjoys the beach, sunsets, gourmet food, and love.
The setting is truly a unique experience in itself. I could picture it, in my mind, and yearned to be there.

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Where does Breakfast at the Beach House Hotel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is the first audiobook I have listened to. But I am looking forward to the next one in this series.

What other book might you compare Breakfast at the Beach House Hotel to and why?

Ten Beach Road Series by Wendy Wax. In The Ten Beach Road Series, several women end up together restoring beach property homes as they struggle to put their lives back together.

Which character – as performed by Angela Dawe – was your favorite?

Ann Rutherford was my favorite character in this book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I was not able to listen to this in all one sitting due to other obligations. But wished I could have.

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A place I'd like to visit!

Any additional comments?

Breakfast at the Beach House Hotel is a light contemporary romance story about a divorced middle aged woman down on her luck and needing to start over. The story provides the struggles of starting a business and dating as a new single. Like I mentioned, this is a light story meaning feelings are discussed and there are moments when you're swept in emotionally but most of the time you're just an observer in this story. For me, today, while dealing with the the impending death of a loved one, this book was perfect; kind of like a Hallmark movie.

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great narrator!

Narration was really good, she did wonderful with all the different voices. I feel like the author could have developed the characters visually a little bit more, I still don't feel I know what they look like. overall easy listen and kept my interest.

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A Beach House you would like to visit

I am totally enjoying this series! I read the book first and enjoyed it
so much I then purchased the audio. Rhonda and Ann met through
their daughters. They have such different personalities but have
become best friends. That friendship will serve them well as they start their hotel business together. They have no easy time as they start
their business, but they never give up and always stay determined.
I love the strength the two women show. There were twist and turns,
but through all the relationships between mothers and daughter,
exes, and new loves it made for a delightful book. The narrator
did an excellent job with the characters in the book. Looking forward
to many more books from the author Judith Keim.

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Second Chance at Life & Love

This was a delightful book. Can't wait to read Lunch & Dinner! Will there be dessert?

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Great Story

this is the first book that I have heard by the author and it was wonderful. Excited to get to the next book!

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great story

Great story it could have been a little shorter at times it got a little boring. but overall I loved the book and feel in love with the characters.

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This Divorce Thing

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I am a devoted fan of Ms Dawe so tried this new author for me. Not so sure if this trilogy is my cup of tea. If you like an author who makes the heroine persevere through flood waters, then this is for you. Of course this author has a secondary character eg Ronda, who every woman in their right mine would love to have at their back.
Of course there are the appropriate villains you would love to give a right hook to the jaw. So this author can get your blood flowing as our heroine team proceeds to seek their new dream.
Not sure if l personally like this much diet of “l’ll show him”. Some of the story smacked of Pretty Woman, and some of it just seemed like author’s personal diary of running a boutique hotel.
Me Dawe does a wonderful job of putting you in your own cottage on the beach.