Rhythm and Bluegrass by Molly Harper
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
Date Read: January 2015
Bonnie Turkle, multimedia historian for the Kentucky Commission of Tourism, is dispatched to Mud Creek, a tiny eastern Kentucky town, with few prospects but many oddballs, to rescue important artifacts from McBride’s Music Hall. Now fallen beyond disrepair, McBride’s was once a jewel of the early American music scene, an intersection of the country-western and rhythm and blues circuits. The former owner’s grandson, Will McBride, who also happens to be Mud Creek’s esteemed mayor, would like nothing more than to see the place bull-dozed in favor of a factory that will provide much-needed jobs to his citizens. But Bonnie finds evidence of a legendary musical event at the music hall and her plans to turn it into a museum put Mud Creek’s economic future at risk – not to mention the growing flirtation between the two of them. If Will and Bonnie can’t find common ground, the town’s past and future will be lost.
Publisher: Brilliance Audio, Pocket Books
Series: Bluegrass #2
Also by this author: Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors, A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses , I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas, How to Run with a Naked Werewolf, Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs, Snow Falling on Bluegrass, The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire, Fangs for the Memories, The Single Undead Moms Club, Where the Wild Things Bite br> br>
Also in this series: Snow Falling on Bluegrass
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Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 4.00
Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Rhythm and Bluegrass by Molly Harper was a fun romp with small town laughs that brought me back to my roots. As someone who grew up in a super small town, this reminds me a lot of the people I grew up around. The character were fun, the end was a little rushed, and overall I smiled A LOT!
Narrated By Amanda Ronconi / Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
Amanda Ronconi and Molly Harper are one of those duos that I think work well together. Amanda gets Molly’s humor and always knocks it out park.
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