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The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop Audiobook

The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop

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Publisher's Summary

Stella's mama never should've put Stella on the church prayer list. With Stella's 27th birthday coming up fast, Nancy desperately wants to see her daughter married and giving her grandbabies. Petitioning heaven seems like a surefire way to get it done. But in Cadillac, Texas, where the gossip's hotter than the city's famous jalapeño peppers, it isn't long before all hell breaks loose.

Heather, the bossy leader of the church's Prayer Angels, thinks a summer ball will get Stella and the town's other single gals paired off. But nobody can tell redheaded spitfire Stella what to do - not her mama, not Heather, and not even the sexy beau Stella's been seeing in secret. Together, Stella, her best friends Charlotte and Piper, and the loyal customers of the Yellow Rose Beauty Shop hatch a good old-fashioned scheme to sabotage the ball. But will it wreck Stella's relationship with her mama forever? And what will the church folk think when Stella reveals the identity of her mystery man?

©2015 Carolyn Brown (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Michael
    Easley, SC, United States
    02/07/16
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    "Disappointing, could have been much better"

    The story is good but it could have been told better and I did not care for the narrator. Every other word is damn, hell or shit which was completely unnecessary. In addition, all the cursing did not fit with the setting of a small, southern town in Texas. The story centers around the ladies of the town church. I feel like the book was written by a novice author.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • marie popick
    31/03/16
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    "love her books!"

    This is the third book I have read by this Author- love these books. Characters are always great, make you laugh out loud.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lauren Alumbaugh
    Waco,TX
    18/07/16
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    "Great southern romance but lose the song lyrics"
    Any additional comments?

    Find my Daughter a husband, this is the sign at the local church that gets put up after a prayer request. Needless to say things did not go as planned, daughter was upset with her mama and good intentions were quickly turned into bad ideas. This story was filled with good old Southern charm, the narrator did a great job keeping us in the southern mindset. I think the main reason I enjoyed the book so much was due to the narrator, when I focused on the actual wording of the book it lost some of it's charm. I think the author tried to hard to throw in all the cliches possible. I also hate when song lyrics take up most of a chapter, oh how he sang to her.... It's not your work, I have no problem with a song line being thrown out there, or a song title but lets not loose an entire chapter to a song.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kate M
    Wellesley, MA United States
    14/07/16
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    "Tough to even finish"
    What disappointed you about The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop?

    Story and characters lacked depth. Predictable, simplistic and boring. I had a hard time finishing the book.


    Has The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    How could the performance have been better?

    I understand that the narrator was trying to give the characters authentic dialect and accents, but it was painful. It was irritating to listen to and the improper use of grammar drove me nuts.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. Poorly written drivel.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Carol
    Napier, New Zealand
    13/07/16
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    "Sorry."

    Sorry, but for me this is a load of fluff. No real story line, silly characters, and the narrator was only marginal. People actually gave this a 5 star?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mary
    Charlotte, NC, United States
    08/07/16
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    "Okay, but I was expecting it to be better"

    I had high hopes for this audio book. It was predictable without any surprises. The reader was excellent and saved it for me, otherwise, I may not have finished it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • DONNA
    02/04/16
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    "wonderfully awesome"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop to be better than the print version?

    did not the print version


    What other book might you compare The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop to and why?

    I loved the comparison to steel magnolias.


    Have you listened to any of Laural Merlington’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    first time for Ms . Merlington's reading I thought she captured the voices very well. My parents were from a small Texas town and my mother never lost her twang.


    If you could rename The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop, what would you call it?

    The name was just great would not change a thing.


    Any additional comments?

    laughed and cried and had a glorious time with all the characters in the story.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Costa Mesa, CA, US
    30/06/16
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    "Insulting book to Christian women."
    Would you try another book from Carolyn Brown and/or Laural Merlington?

    Absolutely not


    Has The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Laural Merlington?

    No idea


    What character would you cut from The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop?

    Agnes


    Any additional comments?

    I've been around Christian women all of my life. The profanity used in this book is out of place. I heard more profanity in this book than a lifetime of being around women. And a Christian pastor would not deceive a board of elders to get hired. This author is clueless and insulting. The book would have been passable if she had not centered it around a church.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • T. Robbins
    Fort Worth, Texas
    16/11/16
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    "I'm moving to Cadillac!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Fun, light read. I've laughed, and cried. Sweet moments with a group of wonderful friends. What's not to like? I want to live in Cadillac, Texas!


    What other book might you compare The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop to and why?

    Steel Magnolias


    What about Laural Merlington’s performance did you like?

    Fun, easy to listen too; her voice held my interest.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Plainfield317
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    06/11/16
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    "Made me laugh"

    I enjoyed this book because it made me laugh in quite a few places. The juxtaposition of sweet, God-fearing Southern ladies one minute, then later swearing or making comments about gruesome fantasies made me crack up. The story's premise is lame, but it was still an entertaining book. The narrator absolutely was the reason that this was so enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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