Ambrosia by the Sea

  • by Traci Hall
  • Narrated by Cynthia Vail
  • 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Celia Langford lost her perfect life in the ultimate betrayal - not only was her late husband a cheat, he left her with a mountain of debt and no self-confidence. She poured her grief into cooking, determined to start new and heal by the sea. She meets Dax Smith, local dive shop owner and purebred South Florida native. The wrong city girl left a bad taste in his mouth, so he's stayed clear of all matters of the heart. His father is ill; her business is not going as planned. But their uncontrollable attraction toward one another makes anything seem possible.

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Love Is Sweeter the 2nd Time Around

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book had a unique story-line since the main character Celia is a recent widow. Most books are about someone's "first love," but this one is a little different. Celia's husband dies in a skydiving accident with his mistress while he is filming it. Celia watches the video and realizes the marriage was a farce.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Ambrosia by the Sea?

I really enjoyed the part where Celia was trying to change a tire outside of a store where she bought a can of "Fix-a-Flat" and it exploded all over her while a handsome guy she had just met was watching through the store window.


Which character – as performed by Cynthia Vail – was your favorite?

Celia was portrayed so well by Cynthia. Her voice came across as a pleasant upbeat personality even though Celia was mourning the loss of her husband. Celia wasn't really mourning his loss but she was mourning the loss of the happy life she thought they should have had.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did not have a extreme reaction to this book but I must say I did have a very pleasing reaction to it. It was a nice story with nice people and it had a happy ending.


Any additional comments?

This book was gifted to me by Traci Hall in exchange for an honest review. She is an amazing writer and I hope to be gifted more of her wonderful books !

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- Joyce K. Retherford "I am a working woman in a man's world but it's ok because I really love being around men !! I've been happily married for 48 years!"

Sweet story - annoying narration

What made the experience of listening to Ambrosia by the Sea the most enjoyable?

I like the premise of the beach being a place to 'escape' to. It's worked for me! Also, turning the narration up to 1.5x so it was't as annoying.


What did you like best about this story?

I like how Celia was ready to pick up and start over in a new place, sight unseen, to recover from not only the loss of her husband to a tragic accident, but discovering his infidelity at the same time.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

I felt the narrator was reading in a way meant to be sexy and sultry, but at the same time sound like a disney princess. It was extremely annoying, and I almost gave up on the book.


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

Found again


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- Deb A.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-20-2016
  • Publisher: Traci Hall