cover image Temptation


Nora Roberts, read by Alyson Silverman. Brilliance Audio, unabridged, five CDs, 5 hrs., $24.99 ISBN 978-1-4418-5748-4

When her father dies, young socialite Eden Carlbough finds herself part of the working class. Trying to make her way in the world, she invests her meager assets in a girls’ summer camp. Then one day, some of the campers lead her into apple orchards owned by the handsome, stalwart Chase Elliot. And the only thing standing in the way of true love is Eden’s determination to be self-sufficient. Narrator Alyson Silverman lends a light, youthful, and appropriate voice to Eden. She also reads flawlessly. But listeners will soon realize the performance is only that: a reading. Silverman’s narration lacks verve; she doesn’t add any color to characters or depth to descriptions, thereby failing to enrich what amounts to a pleasant but formulaic romance novel. A Silhouette paperback. (July)