Letters from Wishing Rock : Wishing Rock

  • by Pam Stucky
  • Narrated by Tiffany Williams
  • Series: Wishing Rock
  • 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Letters From Wishing Rock is the first book in the Wishing Rock series.
Letters From Wishing Rock is a 2013 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree.
What would happen if everyone in town lived in the same building? Ruby Parker is about to find out. Her fiancé has left her and she needs a fresh start, so she moves to Wishing Rock, Washington, a small town on Dogwinkle Island in the waters near Seattle, where she meets a quirky cast of characters who quickly become family. Letters between the neighbors and their friends chronicle the twists and turns of the characters’ daily lives. There’s Jake, a handsome and charming first-year medical student who catches Ruby’s eye from the start, despite his being over a decade younger. Millie, a Wishing Rock resident for 40 years, runs the town’s library, post office, newsletter, and grocery store, knows everyone and everything, and shares the history of the area with her playful wit. World traveler and psychic Alexandra bestows insight and wisdom with humor and compassion, and Ruby’s Gran heads to the United Kingdom, heeding her own advice to seize the day. And then there’s Ed; if something fun is going on, the grandson of the town’s founding father is likely at the center of it. Amidst all this action, Ruby manages to find passion and companionship, but will she be able to open her heart to love?
Online dating, a group trip to Scotland, a discussion about dogwinkles, a fateful hoedown, and friendships old and new, all interspersed with recipes from some of the town’s best cooks, make Wishing Rock come alive in this delightful and insightful look at life, love, relationships, and community.

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What the Critics Say

"...this book is practically designed to woo me. And it worked.... What it reminded me of most, actually, was the show Northern Exposure, which I also loved." (Molly Ringle, author)
"It was just what the doctor ordered, fresh, quirky, funny in places and seasoned with wisdom." (Tahlia Newland, author)

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Not for me

This just did not work for me, I don't believe this book works as an audiobook, why not?
To start with, the emails, I found it so annoying when the narrator, instead of just saying "re" would pronounce it as "Are Eee". OK, maybe my annoyance was irrational, but nevertheless, annoyed and irritated I was. As the book is all about emails, my irritation like Topsy, just growed and growed until I could listen no more!
Then the recipes, all in American of course, "a cup of this a stick of butter plus one tablespoon", conversion is not normally a problem, but having to keep rewinding as it were, in order to transcribe the recipes, well just too much trouble really.
These annoyances prevented me from actually listening to what may well be an interesting story, indeed, the book editions have some very good reviews so don't let me put you off.

Other than the "re. v Are Eee" business, I thought the narrator did a good job, pleasant voice, good gender changes and characterisations.

I would not normally post an unfavourable review, however, this audiobook was gifted to me specifically for a review in exchange.
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- bec/audiothing "I review books and audiobooks, mostly mystery, police procedurals, That's about it!"

Funny Chic Book *Received In Exchange For Review*

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

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This is a collection of stories via email. I could not focus or find a main character. There was a theme about dating and who the perfect man would be, what was up, other than that it just seemed like random emails.

The book made me chuckle a bit and while I would not buy it on my own, the collection made me giggle at times.

Tiffany Williams helped hold the story together. Her voice and mannerisms that cracked me up. She is very professional and listening to this book was pleasant because of her narration.

Notes: Some descriptions of sex & a few swears

Credit worthy/$: I would consider both using a credit and/or buying it on sale. This is outside my wheelhouse and I would not purchase it on my own. However, it is a really good Chik Lit and perfect for someone who needs a distraction on vacation or lighthearted read

*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my thoughts, opinions and this review.*

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- DK "No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-29-2014
  • Publisher: Pam Stucky