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Publisher's Summary

Forensic accountant Maggie Martin survives the sudden death of her husband, the charismatic President of Windsor College, only to uncover the secrets of his carefully-concealed double life. Dealing with the financial and emotional wreckage left in Paul's wake, she is stunned to learn he inherited an estate known as Rosemont in the seemingly serene Midwestern town of Westbury. Why had he never told her?

Maggie travels to Westbury for the stated purpose of listing Rosemont for immediate sale, but what she really seeks are answers to her all-consuming questions about her sham of a marriage, her sham of a life. She never anticipated the seductive charm of Rosemont. Throwing her trademark caution to the wind, and over the objections of her opinionated grown children, she pulls up stakes and moves halfway across the country, determined to make a fresh start in Westbury. Behind closed doors, however, lurks a cadre of evildoers, playing with multiple wild cards of fraud, embezzlement and arson. With a quiet, orderly - and distinctively solitary - life in mind, Maggie is instead thrown headlong into a crusade against political corruption, where defeat and retreat are not an option. Still bearing the scars of betrayal, will she find joy, romance and possibility in Westbury?

This fast-paced, smart novel has enough twists and turns to make the listener want to buckle in!

©2011 Barbara Hinske (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Wonderful story!

Coming to Rosemont is a wonderful story of a woman who is starting a new chapter of her life. As she makes her new start, she also gives new life to an amazing estate called Rosemont. The characters are well-written, and the story leaves you wanting to move to Westbury and visit with them everyday. The Rosemont series is one of my favorites, and I can't wait to see what's next from this wonderful author.

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Finding Home - finding her way !

Would you consider the audio edition of Coming to Rosemont to be better than the print version?

I like both - I have read the book (a couple of times) and now have listened to the book - there are things I heard that i do not recall from reading the book. it is just a different way to comprehend - Still a delight-filled story that kept me entertained.

What other book might you compare Coming to Rosemont to and why?

can't really say as i like a variety of authors and stories.

Have you listened to any of Dina Pearlman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not heard any of Dina Pearlman's audible books before but will look for her name for other audible books

If you could take any character from Coming to Rosemont out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Maggie! would just like to know more about her!

Any additional comments?

I liked the audible book because it is easy to listen to and hear the story (while working on mundane spreadsheets at work LOL). it took two days to listen to the story - i was able to still put myself in the story - same as the book - with the audible i get the emotion of other characters in the story. Can't wait for the next audible book in the series to be released.

Would love to see this series as a Hallmark Movie - how entertaining would that be!!!

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A world of no

Well, I guess I am ditching my propensity for not reviewing books I don't finish.

The narration of this thing is dreadful both in performance and recording quality. It sounds like it was recorded in a bathroom (weird almost echo-y sound) and the woman has an incredibly abrasive voice. Her interpretation of the material is flat and off-putting. Granted I did know from the sample that it wasn't going to be stellar, but the longer it went on, the more like nails on chalkboard it got.

As for the book itself, the writing style seems forced and self-conscious (granted I did only get 4 chapters in before I remembered life is too short to read/listen to bad books). It suffers from 'descriptionitis'. There is scene setting and then there is describing the minutia of every piece of clothing and furniture in the immediate area. This leaned toward the latter.

I will give the author some benefit of the doubt, since I am sure the horrible narration only acerbated the flaws in the writing. The plot may well have picked up later, but I have absolutely no desire to find out.

Returning this one.

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Great Series!

I am really happy I found this series. I am on the second book and love the story line, the characters and have loved Dina Pearlmans work for years.. to. Me she really bring everyone to life.

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2nd audible book great<br />

loved the book really like the author 1st time reading her. will read more books

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Seriously?

I'm still trying to figure out if reviewers are being paid. SO awful. The writing was so repetitive I wanted to scream. And it was the characters who continuously repeated themselves. The narrator was an older sounding woman and made it so difficult to listen. It was an awkward fit and not good choice. Don't waste your time

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  • F. Tague
  • VANCOUVER, WA, United States
  • 02-16-18

Overrated

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Dina Pearlman did not at all appeal to me as narrator. A harsh, angry sounding voice. Sounded like she was shouting someplace where it rather echoed.
I didn’t esp like the story either, not as described. If it wasn’t for the dog, Eve, I’d give this one star.

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Good Story Poor Recording

Good, light listen. Odd sound quality for a new book with the usual producer, I‎t sounded like I‎t was recorded in a tunnel.

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So much PC, so little book

Good heavens, can we get past the cliches yet? Is there a story in here? Cookie cutter characters, social injustice revenge and animal rights.

And I like animals, but this slog through the author's personal perspective is gut wrenching. You meet a guy who rescues a stray cat in bad weather despite the damage to his superfine clothes. Has a cage for just this thing in his fancy car. He'll take the cat he's cuddling to the no kill shelter he's funding. Gag. That's all good and fine but what do I care? Does he end up being the love interest of the " wronged " woman who inherits a manor and immediately adopts a stray mutt? I'm sure it gets ever so much worse, but not for me.

Returning this dribble and shopping for a book with a story, not verbal diarrhea.

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Great story!

What a way to go! Very engaging story. Good pace by the performer. While at a good pace, wish the characters were more distinct. Interesting place to stop in the story.