“I’m not much of a contemporary romance reader, but once in awhile I get in the mood. I’d read the Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts a few years ago, so thought I’d given this one a try when the audible version was offered for free. MacLeod Andrews is the narrator. It started out good. The three Montgomery brothers work with their mother to restore an historic inn in small town Boonsboro. The relationships between the brothers, their mother and the local residents is charming. I get invested in the story…..but then the children arrive on scene. Don’t get me wrong. I love kids. Unfortunately, the narrator’s rendition of children is so gratingly whiny that it made me cringe and eventually stop listening.
However, the premise of the book stuck with me and after a few months I decided to finish it via ebook. I’m glad I gave it another try. I enjoyed seeing the Inn take shape--each room is named for and designed around a literary couple: Darcy and Elizabeth, Jane and Rochester, Eve and Roarke, etc. The romance of the youngest brother Becket, and local bookstore owner Clare, mother of 3 young boys, is delightful. And, the building relationship between Becket and the boys is engaging and sometimes laugh out loud funny. This is a warm family romance, the first book of the Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy. I’m looking forward to spending more time with these characters and am off to check out the second book.
“It was a bit slow to start, but then the end came too soon! Fortunately there's a book 2. The conversation between Clare and Beckett had me laughing out loud.”Linda P wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Beckett Montgomery and Clare Brewster come together in this first book of the Inn Boonsboro trilogy. Beckett is an architect in the Montgomery construction business and Clare has returned home with her sons following the death of her husband. ”amb543 wrote this review Wednesday, November 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The architect & the divorced bookstore owner get together under the watchful eye of the ghost at the hotel he is renovating. An easy fun read from romance author Nora Roberts.”Celtic_Witch wrote this review Friday, November 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'm a fan of JD Robb so I was thrilled to see read that there is an E & R room at the Inn. Another solid story.”Julianna wrote this review Tuesday, October 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“*”Cordykitten wrote this review Friday, September 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“the next always - book 1 of in Boonsboro trilogy by nora Roberts, read by macleod Andrews
download 11 hours 21 minutes.
three brothers ryder, owen and beckett are restoring and old stone inn in Boonsboro.
Claire has returned to her hometown to run the bookstore and raise her three young sons after the death of her husband.
this first book in the trilogy centres around beckett and Claire and IMO more or less follows the template of her previous romantic fiction titles that I have read. it was an easy read after some of the other books I have listened to recently and I dipped in and out of it.
macleod Andrews did a reasonable job in performing this book but wasn't very good with the female character voices.
two and half stars rounded up to three.”
“Story of 3 brothers and renovating an old Inn. The architect brother finally marries his love from high school and his best friends widow”Beth H wrote this review Sunday, August 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Loved it!!”Betty W wrote this review Wednesday, July 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The Boonsboro Inn is getting a face lift by three hunky brothers. Beckett Montgomery is the architect and youngest of the three. He has had a crush on Clare Murphy Brewster since they were kids but after she married someone else and started a familiy, his dream of ever being a part of her life evaporated.
After her husband dies in Iraq, Clare is left with three young sons. She goes back home to her family and the community that she knows well in Boonsboro, Maryland and starts her own business. She owns a quaint little book store down the block from the Boonsboro Inn.
It doesn't take long for the sparks to start to fly between Laila and Beckett.
This is a sweet story. I really enjoyed it.”