- Pub. Date: November 2011
- Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
- Format: Paperback , 352pp
The historic hotel in BoonsBoro, Maryland, has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect of the family, Beckett’s social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there’s another project he’s got his eye on: the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was fifteen…
I have been looking forward for the release of this book since I first hear about it. I have been a Nora Roberts fan for many years as well as a huge bed a breakfast fan so the idea of a book revolving about the bed and breakfast in BoonsBoro, MD, which Nora Roberts actually owns, was super exciting. I will say that the book did not disappoint. I had very high expectations and was very happy with the outcome of this book.
While yes, the story is a typical Nora Roberts book it was a pleasant balance of two people starting a relationship even though they have a lot of history not only together but in their lives, as well, and the building of this beautiful bed and breakfast restoring an old hotel with a ton of history. The descriptions of the hotel and how it comes along with all of the wonderful details was like you are really participating in the building process. While for most people, I think the love story will be the draw to the story for me it was just the opposite, the story of the bed and breakfast is what pulled me in an kept me interested.
As in most of her trilogies, it was easy to identify the three woman who will play the main characters in each of these books. In this book it is Clare and Beckett. Beckett has had a crush on Clare since they were 15 years old but never made it known because she was dating a good friend of his and they ended up getting married. But now Clare is a widow and have moved back to town with er her three young boys. She run a very successful bookstore across the street from the Inn . This also bring an interesting facet to the story for a book lover. Beckett and Clare see each other on a regular basis and it become obvious to both of them that there is an attraction. It was great to see the relationship grow not just between Beckett and Clare but Clare’s boys as well. As in most stories with a strong female, there is problems when Beckett tries to help her with things and Clare feels that she can take care of herself but they work through these issues. Things become when the ghost come into the picture. I am really looking for the next story hoping to get more glimpses into their life together. While I know that the next book will be based on a different main woman, I am hoping that I will get to see more of these two and the boys.
For me this was a 5 penguin story
I enjoyed all of the facets of the story
Especially the B&B
- Pub. Date: November 2010
- Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
- Format: Paperback , 355pp
Dreams are realized in the eagerly-awaited fourth novel in Nora Roberts’s Bride Quartet.
As the public face of Vows wedding planning company, Parker Brown has an uncanny knack for fulfilling every bride’s vision. She just can’t see where her own life is headed. Mechanic Malcomb Kavanaugh loves figuring out how things work, and Parker is no exception. Both know that moving from minor flirtation to major hook-up is a serious step. Parker’s business risks have always paid off, but now she’ll have to take the chance of a lifetime with her heart…
I was hoping that I would enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed the first 3 in this series. I am happy to say that I think that I enjoyed this book even more than the first three. I love the charter development that continues through each of these books. Parker was calm and collected through the first three books while we got to know her and how dedicated she is to her friends, who she considers her family, we never really saw the soft side of her. I was pleased to find that she was not as collected as we all thought. Mal has been the same bold character thought since we were introduced to him. I love that we get to know Mal’s mother and the history between her and Mrs. G. I love that we get to continue to explore the other three brides to be while getting the real focus on how Mal and Parker move into their relationship. I think my favorite part of this story is how Mrs, G finds Parker’s mother’s wedding dress out for her at the end of this book. All in all, I wish there was a follow up series about these weddings and how they go off. I love reading Nora Roberts she just has a way of telling a story.
For me this was a 5 star book.