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2.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 5 2.81 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Melody Carlson Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Carter House Girls Series Release Date: December 2010 ISBN: 9780310876120
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Mix six teenage girls and one '60s fashion icon (retired, of course) in an old Victorian-era boarding home, and things are bound to get interesting. Add guys and dating, a little high-school angst, and huge personalities...and you've got the Carter House Girls.

In the second audiobook in the series, the Carter House girls are divided when two of them go after the same guy. Rhiannon and Taylor are at serious odds, and before it's over their ability to forgive and forget will be severely tested.

With relatable characters that struggle with real issues—friendships, boys, school, and faith—the Carter House Girls series appeals to teen girls facing similar questions of identity.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kyleigh | 2/8/2014

    " I thought I would try reading the second book just to give this series another shot. I love Melody Carlson's books so much that it pains me to think that she could have churned out a crappy series. Maybe it's supposed to be targeted more towards middle schoolers or something. The teens in this series just seem so underdeveloped. They said "right" and "whatever" more times than I could count - which some teens probably do, but for the sake of the dialogue, I think that should have been limited. In the "True Colors" series, Carlson makes the teen characters seem so relatable and authentic; in this series, they just seem to fall flat. Also, the characters are so limited and one-dimensional, except for Taylor towards the very end. I felt like all the characters were portrayed very stereotypically and that they were either fully good or fully bad, with no in between. I would have given this book just one star except that the last 2 chapters and the epilogue were finally starting to get a little interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shay | 2/7/2014

    " Again this book was good, but I'm getting a little bored of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney C. | 1/27/2014

    " Melody Carlson is an awesome writer! This is another great book! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mari | 1/27/2014

    " i read books 1 & 2 of this series one after the other - didn't like the first book, hoped the second was better but i was dead wrong. suffice it to say i am not interested in reading the rest. i didn't know that this was YA christian fiction and i don't think i'd mind but the christian references in this book felt too preachy and a bit forced. i thought the story and the characters fell flat, besides taylor, this "bad girl" who began to show some depth at the latter part of this book. sadly, one potentially redeeming character isn't enough to make me want to read more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kass -Fallen Angel- | 1/22/2014

    " It was an intriguing book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany | 1/11/2014

    " It was ok but soooo obvious as to what was going to happen "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virginia Brace | 1/11/2014

    " Summer's over and the girls start Crescent Cove High. Predictable real life drama but gives young teens a wholesome look at what it takes to build relationships. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 11/27/2013

    " 2nd in Carter House series. This was more about Rhiannon and Taylor. Taylor took Bradford away from Rhiannon and DJ was the one that kept bringing the good out in people. Therse are just a bit too religious for me, but the stories would be good for young adults for sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendall | 11/14/2013

    " I think the story plots are really awesome and fun to read, but I don't like how she uses God to fix all the conflicts. it just seems like if you pray everything will suddenly be fixed and that's not very realistic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 11/1/2013

    " Another quick read in the Carter House Girls series by Melody Carlson. Just when you thought you had the characters from the first book all figured out they go and change on you...how true to life. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 10/1/2013

    " This is still a cute series - and seems to be getting better - but these are way too short. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tia | 9/11/2013

    " Bought at a yard sale. Worst 50 cents ever spent. Every single "house girl" in this book is too perfect to save their lives. Minus gothic Casey but everyone manages to have her wearing clothes their perfect school would approve of. Did not finish, never plan to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 6/14/2013

    " Very realateable book that is so good i might finish it in 1 day!Totally love it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shannon | 5/14/2013

    " It was not at all what I expected. The writing was oddly narrative and preachy. I was not a fan. I was sad to see that it's a series. I do not recommend this book at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Morgan | 3/2/2013

    " I did not enjoy Stealing Bradford as much as Mixed Bags but it was still good. I felt more of the Christian influence, which is fine, but it didn't seem to read as quickly as the first. Still enjoying the series though! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madison | 12/29/2012

    " drama relationships and changes "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 3/27/2012

    " As bad as the first in the series. (I already had it on the Kindle so I felt I had to read it.) Best thing about this series? They're very short so you aren't wasting that much of your valuable time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 3/26/2012

    " It was very good and shows how to make your friend mad over a boy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna ♥☻☺♫♪ | 2/18/2012

    " It is a really good book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brianna Moore | 9/8/2011

    " I loved this book. I can't believe people don't like this! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joy LeRoy | 7/14/2011

    " I thought the cover of this book looked darling but it was actually not a good read. I had a hard time finishing it. Just didn't keep my attention. I wonder if I would have liked it as a teen more???? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather | 4/3/2011

    " Even more crap than the first one...This one was also free on the Kindle "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shannon | 1/17/2011

    " It was not at all what I expected. The writing was oddly narrative and preachy. I was not a fan. I was sad to see that it's a series. I do not recommend this book at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 8/23/2010

    " Another quick read in the Carter House Girls series by Melody Carlson. Just when you thought you had the characters from the first book all figured out they go and change on you...how true to life. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 8/14/2010

    " Very realateable book that is so good i might finish it in 1 day!Totally love it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather | 8/9/2010

    " Even more crap than the first one...This one was also free on the Kindle "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 8/8/2010

    " As bad as the first in the series. (I already had it on the Kindle so I felt I had to read it.) Best thing about this series? They're very short so you aren't wasting that much of your valuable time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Morgan | 3/26/2010

    " I did not enjoy Stealing Bradford as much as Mixed Bags but it was still good. I felt more of the Christian influence, which is fine, but it didn't seem to read as quickly as the first. Still enjoying the series though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richey | 11/14/2009

    " It is a really good book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 10/9/2009

    " It was very good and shows how to make your friend mad over a boy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joy | 7/13/2009

    " I thought the cover of this book looked darling but it was actually not a good read. I had a hard time finishing it. Just didn't keep my attention. I wonder if I would have liked it as a teen more???? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virginia | 7/6/2009

    " Summer's over and the girls start Crescent Cove High. Predictable real life drama but gives young teens a wholesome look at what it takes to build relationships. "

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About the Author
Author Melody Carlson

Melody Carlson has published more than ninety books for children, teens, and adults. She lives in Central Oregon with her husband, where they enjoy skiing, gardening, camping, and biking in the beautiful Cascade mountains.

About the Narrator

Tavia Gilbert, an acclaimed narrator of more than four hundred full-cast and multivoice audiobooks for virtually every publisher in the industry, is an eight-time Audie nominee and the recipient of thirteen Earphones Awards, a Voice Arts Award, and a Listen-Up Award. With frequent inclusion on best of year and annual top ten lists, Tavia is a trusted and increasingly sought-after actress for work across every genre, from children’s and YA, to literary fiction, nonfiction, and genre fiction. Audible recently named her a Genre-Defining Narrator: Master of Memoir, and Library Journal said of this highly acclaimed actress, “as close as you can get to a full cast narration with a solo voice.” Tavia is a producer, singer, photographer, and a writer, as well as the cofounder of a feminist publishing company, Animal Mineral, with fiction and nonfiction focusing on relationships, love, and identity.