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Weaving the Strands by Barbara Hinske is Book #2 in The Rosemont Series. It is fantastic!!! After listening to Book #1: Coming to Rosemont, I knew I had to buy the rest of series, so I did!! At the time, books 1-3 were available on Audible, but I see now that book 4 is out. I WILL be buying it right after I am finished with this review!! I love Barbara Hinske's writing...I feel like I have known the characters forever, and I feel like the Rosemont home is an actual character itself. How? I don't know, but I do! I wish I could go stay with Maggie for a week...or a year (hehee)...in this elegant home. Let me tell you, I am not someone who obsesses over houses. I am a home owner and I take good care of my house, but I do not find joy in making improvements (redecorating, new floors, etc.). But, for some odd reason I daydream often about the Rosemont home!! I even imagine myself cleaning and planting flowers! What?!!!?! Rosemont has a hold on me....but, I like it. :-)
The narrator Dina Pearlman is outstanding! She has become one of my top 3 favorite narrators! She is the only person I want to hear when listening to this series. I love everything about the way she tells a story, from her distinct voice to the way she portrays each of the characters. I have even started building my wish list full of other books she has narrated because I know her performance will not disappoint.
I highly recommend this book and this series!! I absolutely LOVED Coming to Rosemont (Book 1). So, if you are at all thinking about reading Weaving the Strands (Book 2), make sure to first read book 1. It will give you a better understanding of and appreciation for the characters, the Rosemont home, and the community. Plus, I am 100% sure you WILL LOVE it as much as I did, leaving you begging for book 2.
One last note: After falling in love with the Rosemont series, I decided to find the author on social media. Wow! I'm so glad I did because I joined a Facebook page/group for fans of the series, and I signed up for the author's newsletter. It's so great!! She also has a YouTube channel that she uses to create videos for her readers. She takes us on video tours of her own home that actually resembles Rosemont, reads excerpts from her books, and introduces us to Rosemont theme music. She is such a delight!! I do hope you give this series a try. I sure you will fall in love, just as I have!
Thank you for reading my review. :-)