Rhythm and Bluegrass
I came across the blurb of "Rhythm and Bluegrass" and decided to give it a try.
Overall a very cute read ...more
3 Stars! Meh...I've read better from this author.
There's a little bit of romance and some humor, but overall this is a story about a young woman finding her footing in life. I did enjoy the small town setting, the prideful people and the real life references of the economy's impact on everyone, but I was never fully drawn in to Bonnie and her plight.
I did enjoy the first book int this series, My Bluegrass Baby, but I'm not sure if I'll continue onto the next one.
I think Molly Harper's true cal ...more
The second novel in the Bluegrass series, Rhythm and Bluegrass can be read as a stand alone. Although, I can say that I have been really really wanting to read My Bluegrass Baby, for which I received an ARC that expired before I could read it. And sadly enough, Amazon has no kindle copies of the first book. Anyway, back to this second book.
I like Molly Harper's writing. She writes quirky characters and conversations. Her lighting is light. But I found myself slightly disappoin ...more
I liked Bonnie well enough. She's kind and competent and really does see her job as one dedicated to service—specifically the service of preserving historically significant artifacts (be they buildings, photographs, or even more ephemeral things like lyrics and stories). This wor ...more
This is book #2 in the series, but it should be noted that it actually takes place before book #1. I have no idea why they were released like that, but obviously both books work perfectly well as stand-alone novels. Book #1 just explains how the tourism board works in Kentucky, but since Bonnie (the heroine in this book is hardly ever in the main office, it really doesn't affect this book.)
This book is about Bonnie. She's the historian for the Kentucky tourism board and has been brough ...more
Will McBride is the mayor of Mud Creek and his town needs the factory and the jobs it will provide. He's less interested in heritage than the fact th ...more
Bonnie Turkle is the historian for the Kentucky Commission of Tourism. She has been dispatched to the small Eastern Kentucky town of Mud Creek, to catalog and inventory historical items from McBride's Music Hall before it is torn down to make room for a new factory.
No fur or fangs required; although there is some biting going on during the smexy times.
Bonnie is a quirky historian that just wants to save the Mud Creek's music hall. Will just wants the hall gone so that Comfy Cheeks, a big underwear company can build a factory in the hall's place so that the small town he loves can get much-needed jobs.
Bonnie and Will have chemistry the minute they meet on the side of the road outside of M ...more
Molly Harper is one of my go to authors when I am looking for something funny and light hearted to read and Rhythm and ...more
I selected "Rhythm and Bluegrass" because I write extensively about bluegrass music and seek to read all new books written about the genre. I was disappointed in this goal, as "Rhythm and Bluegrass" is actually a romance which takes place in the bluegrass state of Kentucky and deals with a country music topic as well as containing some pretty steamy sex which might be characterized as rhythmic. By the time I realized what I had picked up, I was far enough into the book to find out how it came o ...more
***warning...this review is a bit spoilerish***
This was a pretty good story. I liked Bonnie and Will and enjoyed their story.
Bonnie works for the Kentucky Commission of Tourism traveling around the state working on projects. She's enjoyed this and the work she does but finds that she's wanting to get off the road. Her travelling doesn't give her much of a personal life (for friends or more) and she's asked her boss for an office position but at this point things don't look likely. Bo ...more
Bonnie loves history, especially preserving small town Kentucky’s unique stories. So when she discovers how amazing the closed down McBrid ...more
Bonnie is another quirky, ...more
Bonnie Turkel is a silver lining kind of girl. Happy go lucky, she always see's the bright side of things. As part of the Kentucky Tourism Commission, Bonnie travels Kentucky to find artifacts and preserve them. Being on the road all the time, Bonnie lives a nomadic lifestyle—never in one place too long, never putting down roots. Bonnie’s latest assignment takes her to the small, backwater town of Mud Creek and McBride’s Music Hall, a local landmark with a ton of history...more
Written by: Molly Harper
Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
Format: audiobook via audible.com
Overall rating: 3.75/5 stars
Performance: 5/5 stars (AR is THE BEST!)
Story: 3.25/5 stars
Started reading/listening: 03.23.15; completed: 03.35.15
Overall impression; Easy, breezy! :))
My I just begin by saying, I think Amanda Ronconi is one of, if not THE, BEST narrators in the business?! I buy books because she is reading them, at times!
As this s ...more
Molly Harper writes books that are hilarious, I mean really, she doesn't mind making her characters do crazy things and that is what Rhythm and Bluegrass has, a crazy town, crazy characters, crazy fun!
Bonnie, the heroine leads a nomadic lifestyle moving from place to place and now she has the chance to recover historical things from a music auditorium that has been closed down. Her welcome into the town is when her car burns down and she meets a sexy cowboy who turns out to be th ...more
I can't wait to listen to the next book in the series!
Early on we learn that Bonnie's friend Kelsey is in a relationship where she suffers financial abuse from her boyfriend (the boyfriend opens credit cards in Kelsey's name, steals money from her, etc.) and Bonnie rightfully points this out to her friend with real concern. Not much more than a chapter later, Bonnie's love inte ...more
I had a dark sense of humor, even then.
In high school, when other girls my age were writing poems about dying unicor ...more