Friday, April 5, 2013

Review: The Next Always Book One Of The Inn Boonsboro Trilogy By: Nora Roberts

The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy #1)The Next Always by Nora Roberts
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Confession: I have in my past lived near Boonsboro and have seen this Inn (before it was renovated) and have walked in to Nora Robert's shop on multiple occasions (even when she first opened it)- I know the area.
Reading this book brought me back, to the pizza shop, ice cream shop, Nora's shop - but there was something else about it that unsettled me, it felt like an ad - that is right, an expensive ad to boom business to the Inn. After looking up information, was I surprised to read of the three million dollar renovation that Nora Robert's did on the Inn - no! And I suppose this trilogy was just the way to pay for it.
I was disappointed that the characters were not developed as well as the Inn, I was hoping to read about an area that I loved, only to have the details of each room written about. Who Cares? I wanted to shout over and over - the fireplace, the deco of the rooms, exposed walls - wasn't this supposed to be a book of finding love. Boonsboro is in one of the most amazing places, between Frederick, Harpers Ferry, Sharpsburg, and Antietam, an area of hills and fields and I read about rooms. Even when the main characters went out to a fancy eat, did they go into the Yellow Brick Bank in Shepardstown or the Hilltop House Hotel (which is now falling apart)- no one knows, because there was no need to deliver an "ad" about a company she has no interest in.
Tsk, Tsk, Tsk - I fell into my expectations and my love for an area just to be let down with an ad.

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