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Editorial Reviews

Why You Should Download This Audiobook: True story. I once saw a little old lady sitting on the floor at Borders, in the romance section. She had pulled every Nora Roberts book off the shelf and was looking at each with intensity. She had just finished three over the past few weeks and enjoyed them so much—she was telling this to a much younger woman who accosted her—that she was looking for another. The young woman's recommendation? This one. With its pleasant, homey quality, and subtle humor, this early gem from the prolific Ms. Roberts left a good enough first impression on us that it qualifies as an iPod jump-starter.
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Publisher's Summary

From the master of romance, Nora Roberts, comes a story about love and the magic of the holiday season. Escaping the rat race and the lure of gold-digging women, wealthy businessman Vance Banning moves to a small, rural retreat, telling the townsfolk that he's an out-of-work carpenter. All he wants is peace, quiet, and to keep away from women. So the last thing he needs is a charitable neighbor, especially a beautiful, gracious, and persistent neighbor of the female persuasion, but there's something about Shane Abbott he just can't ignore.
Vance is certain his cover story will stop his lovely neighbor from getting too friendly, but Shane is determined to break down his resistance. Vance has been burned once, so only a fool would fall for the same innocent act twice. And he's no fool. But he has no idea how relentless Shane Abbott can be when it comes to giving a helping hand...or a loving heart.
©1984 Nora Roberts (P)2006 Audible, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Shadia on 02-09-07

Annoying narrator

The narrator actually does a good job with the non-dialogue parts of the story, but her voices for the characters are horrible! The main female character's voice is high pitched and fast and doesn't sound the way any normal person talks, and listening to it made me cringe. The voice for the main male character is flat and unemotional, probably because the narrator was working so hard to speak in a manly low tone, which sounded almost physically painful for her to do. It would have been much better if she didn't even attempt different voices, and just read the whole thing in a normal voice.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Ann B. Davis on 08-07-07

First Impressions

Content of book was good, but narrator ruined it all; could not listen to entire book; will never purchase another with this narrator

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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