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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,700 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Wingate Narrator: Johanna Parker Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Daily, Texas Series Release Date: February 2008 ISBN: 9781436133630
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In this compelling tale by Lisa Wingate—award winning author of the national bestseller Lone Star Café—the associate producer of TV’s hottest show fears Amber Amberson’s tiny Texas hometown already knows its Amber is an American Megastar finalist. But after several hilarious culture clashes, the Hollywood pro enlists the help of the quirky townsfolk when the sweet and naïve Amber goes missing. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wingate has another hit with this funny, entertaining novel. Changing points of view between the two main characters in alternating chapters keeps the plot moving quickly and allows the voice to remain fresh throughout. The contrast between small-town Imagene and big-city Mandalay is comical yet still touching…[A] sweet story.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “A light and entertaining story of life in a small town with Texas-sized charm…Fans of Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt’s brand of engaging, contemporary chick lit will enjoy this story.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An engaging story about big dreams wrapped in small-town charm—you won’t put it down, I promise!”

    Susan May Warren, award-winning author of Happily Ever After

  • “Offers up a blue-plate special of romance, humor, and a rollicking good time. I absolutely loved it.” Deeanne Gist, author of Courting Trouble

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 2/18/2014

    " A new author to me, courtesy of this free book I downloaded for my Kindle, from Amazon. I liked it, but I didn't just love it. Maybe it's because I'm a moody reader and I wasn't quite in the mood for this type of book. Mostly, I think, I think that the author just tried a wee bit too hard with the dialogue and the plot. The characters just didn't grab me and the accents and plot were a bit overdone for my taste. Still, I did enjoy it and did finish it, but I didn't just fall in love with any part of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 2/16/2014

    " I really liked how she told the story from two different ladies perspectives. It made the story more interesting, but was still very easy to follow even though it was told from two different perspectives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth Burr | 2/6/2014

    " Fun, light read. I loved the characters. I really did laugh out loud sometimes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Mcclain | 2/5/2014

    " Lisa Wingate is funny and clever and laid out a light-hearted read. If you like romance and humor--this is a great book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yhiggytchr | 2/1/2014

    " Sweet light reading - especially good as a freebie from Amazon! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 1/22/2014

    " Surprisingly good read for chicklit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teri | 1/22/2014

    " I plowed through this book in a day, it was a fun light easy read. It was a good, clean, fun romance with modern day flair set in a quiet town. I loved it! I was thrilled with the story, and the quiet mentions of faith without all the preaching. I would recommend this book to anyone who is just in for a cute story and some giggles. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 1/20/2014

    " Cute! I just love Lisa Wingate! She has such great messages! About a woman reporter who gets sent to a small town to do a story. How she finds love and realizes what the truly important things are in her life.l "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin | 1/17/2014

    " Loved the characters! The story totally made me want to visit Daily, Texas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Howard | 1/13/2014

    " Nice story. Imogene is so real. She makes the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheri Roark | 12/23/2013

    " Sweet and predictable. But the perfect no thinking read while my hubby was in surgery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Hart | 12/19/2013

    " This was a well done audiobook that was a completely entertaining comedy romance mystery. Her characters are delightful and it is refreshing Christian literature. I will select more of her books to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susie | 12/17/2013

    " Took me a while to get into it, but I enjoyed it once I did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 12/12/2013

    " I love lisa wingate but this one was just too cheese. A fun light read to read while I was in moab but not very much to think about! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vickie | 11/29/2013

    " My pick for Blind Date with a book, and i really enjoyed reading it!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 11/18/2013

    " It took me a few chapters to get used to the back and forth first-person of the two main characters, but, in the end, I really liked the contrasting perspectives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 10/14/2013

    " Great series. Love Wingate's writing. These were fun books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 8/25/2013

    " This is a cute, heartwarming story - a slow starter, but I was hooked on the characters by the last third of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda010100 | 8/7/2013

    " I always enjoy reading Lisa Wingate-like the others, this one is a quick read with a happy ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 6/11/2013

    " it was a cute story fun to read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alissa | 6/29/2012

    " Just a fun, fluffy read. I like that she wrote this from two perspectives. It was a much better story because of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aquaflore Yu | 4/3/2012

    " Didn't have a high expectation on this one, since it was free in Kindle store. but it was actually a treat, I finished quickly and fell in love with this Texas small town, the warmth, the kindness and life can really came down as simple as that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Lee | 3/10/2012

    " Amazing, wonderful, awesome! The kind of book that helps make a difficult day better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trina | 1/27/2012

    " This is a fun book about finding yourself and finding love in unexpected ways/circumstances. It was difficult to read sometimes cause the author switches between two people's points of view. She wrapped up the book so quickly that discriptions seemed lacking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Baldi | 1/18/2012

    " Really pretty good. It came with high recommendations and lived up to them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Saralyn | 7/6/2011

    " Had a really hard time getting into this. I'm never a fan of multiple voices in a book, and this was definitely no exception. Wait. Who's talking again? Oh, yeah... It wasn't a bad book, just not for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mina Khan | 7/4/2011

    " Fun, fast, funny read. Sometimes I felt I was being hit over the head with the small-town folksyness, but the laugh-out-loud moments made up for it. Not too many surprises, but liked the warm characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelley | 5/20/2011

    " If I had read this book first, I never would have read the next two in the series- I started with 3 and worked backwards. The characters and story weren't nearly as interesting as her next two books. I was disappointed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Saralyn | 5/10/2011

    " Had a really hard time getting into this. I'm never a fan of multiple voices in a book, and this was definitely no exception. Wait. Who's talking again? Oh, yeah... It wasn't a bad book, just not for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 4/6/2011

    " This was a free Kindle download that I thought sounded interesting, and I got what I paid for... The book was okay - nothing remarkable, and definitely predictible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 3/30/2011

    " Cute book. A little slow in the beginning but picks up at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 3/30/2011

    " This was a cute story and a quick read. Never would have stumbled across it if not for
    kindle free books. Cute characters, sweet love story about friendship, faith and small town values. Nothing exceptionally new or challenging but a fun story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lauren | 3/19/2011

    " I am so glad I got this eBook for free from Amazon because it was not worth a cent to me. It took me about a month to finish due to shear boredom. The storyline moves very, very slowly and the ending is so predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 3/16/2011

    " Once I got past the phonetical speaking...I enjoyed the story. This is my first Lisa Wingate book and I'll read another. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lyndsi | 3/14/2011

    " This was another free Kindle book. I thought it was a cute story, but not necessarily one that I would reread. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 3/7/2011

    " A kindle freebie.
    A cute little story about a producer of an American Idol type show goes to a small town in TX to shoot a homecoming concert for one of the show's finalists. Lots of small town antics, cute little old ladies, a county fair and some romance. The ending leaves some loose ends. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenn | 2/26/2011

    " I thought the beginning was rough & hard to get into. It was a nice little story- very clean (language & morals), but nothing I'd read again or necessarily recommend. I think I will give the author another try, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 2/23/2011

    " This was a free book on my Kindle. I loved it! It was actually a Christian book but wasn't chock full of doctrine or anything. I really liked that it was so clean, funny and the characters made you love them. "

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About the Author
Author Lisa Wingate

Lisa Wingate is a former journalist, inspirational speaker, and the author of more than twenty mainstream fiction novels, including the national bestseller Tending Roses, now in its nineteenth printing. She is a seven-time ACFW Carol Award nominee, a Christy Award nominee, an Oklahoma Book Award finalist, and a two-time Carol Award winner. Her novel Blue Moon Bay was a Booklist Top Ten of 2012 pick. Recently the group Americans for More Civility, a kindness watchdog organization, selected Wingate, Bill Ford, and seven others as recipients of the National Civies Award, which celebrates public figures who work to promote greater kindness and civility in American life.

About the Narrator

Johanna Parker is an Audie and Earphone Award–winning actress living and working in San Francisco. Since narrating her first audiobook in 2002, she has received praise for her work in all genres, including her portrayal of Sookie Stackhouse in Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire books. She received her BFA in acting from Boston University and studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She has performed on stages in London, Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York and has numerous film and television credits. As a voice-over actress, she has voiced commercials, video games, documentaries, and websites.