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- Print Length: 303 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Oram Productions; 5 edition (March 8, 2013)
- Publication Date: March 8, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BR3AT9G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #812,418 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Champagne and Lemon Drops: A Blueberry Springs Sweet Romance Kindle Edition
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P.S. If you want to find out what happened to Oz's ex--Mandy--she has her own novel, Whiskey and Gumdrops. And if you want to find out what happened to Beth's ex--Nash--he has his own story, too, Eggnog and Candy Canes. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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My other most irritating problem with this book s the way the author simply betrays Nash. His character changes dramatically from great and perfect t o putz. Simply because he is a city slicker.
This novel portrays rural USA as judgemental , nosy, gossipy, and closed minded. Hated it!
As for the two heroes, one was a substance abuser who almost cost the heroine her job, among other things. Everything he did wrong was apparently the heroine's fault. And she seemed to agree! Not healthy. I didn't see any justification for his redemption. All of a sudden he's a new person, and she's ready to forgive. At no time did he apologize for his awful behavior.
The relationship with the other hero was almost as bad. He was very clear about what he wanted from life, but our heroine keeps believing he will change. And when he doesn't, she's surprised?
I just did not like any of the characters in this book. No one to root for, and no one to respect.
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The story wasn't exactly fast-paced - It was better towards the start of the book but later dragged on a bit, focussing on tiny details when perhaps they should have been edited out to improve the flow. I found myself watching the % counter and asking myself "are we there yet"!
There were a few awkward phrases too, which jarred with the overall style, which made me think they were inserted as afterthoughts.
A good holiday read, very undemanding but won't really stick in the memory.
Like other reviewers, I had little sympathy with Beth, the heartbroken girl, and also disliked most of the other interfering nosy characters, and in the end, tired of clicking and skimming, without knowing the end, I just deleted it.
Are all the other books in this series as bad as this one?
It's a nicely written book, a tad ploddy in some places due to Beth's repetitive inner dialogue and I did get a little fed up of hearing how Blueberry Springs; a hicksville town of country bumpkins where everyone knew each other's business and meddled and poked and pried. Actually it was a little patronising.
The characters are well thought out and Beth sustained the story despite not being an easy character to like, but why the heck did she waste her time on Oz, what a moron he came over as, completely devoid of any saving graces and in my opinion someone you wouldn't waste spit on. (But that is a man POV).
Ms Oram can pen some nicely written phrases, like: 'hurt clenching her soul'. and 'Silence pleated the air between them'. and my favourite, 'she felt as though her world was resting on a bed of loose marbles.' - how can you not appreciate such nicely thought out lines like that?
As a man I'd give this 3 stars but I'm sure had I the XX chromosome I think I'd have probably given it 4 stars... darn those Y chromosomes.
I like Beth's character, even though she is hurt, she has the strength to put her life back on track, albeit with bumps along the way. Oz and Nash? Good characters and I think their flaws made them more believable (even though I wanted to shake them at times.)
A good holiday 'chick' lit book to enjoy.
How can she survive the heart break? Well an attractive out of town Doctor might offer a solution maybe. Spending time with him, allows her to discover things she didn't know about herself, but will it be enough to allow her to survive?