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Publisher's Summary

Fallon Foster serves up more than the most potent drinks at Murphy’s Law, the local pub in Whiskey Springs, Vermont. Fallon is the keeper of the town’s secrets. She’s heard tales of broken hearts, torrid affairs, closet cases, and the dreams of hopeful romantics. With a sensitive ear and a warm bed, Fallon is a legend in her small town. One thing still eludes her - love.

Happily married, a new baby, and a burgeoning career, Riley Main’s life was on course. One drunk driver turned her world upside down. A widow before the age of 30, Riley’s life has fallen out of balance. A gentle suggestion from her husband’s grandmother convinces Riley to embark on a journey across the country. With her two-year-old son, Owen, Riley makes her way from sunny San Diego to the chilly little Vermont town of Whiskey Springs. A blown fuel pump in the middle of a snow storm puts Riley on a collision course with a charming pub owner named Fallon Foster. Nothing will be the same again for anyone.

Rich with a colorful cast of characters that will make you laugh and cry, Open Tab is a new kind of romantic adventure from best-selling, lesbian fiction author JA Armstrong. Welcome to Whiskey Springs.

©2018 Nancy Ann Healy (P)2018 Nancy Ann Healy

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  • 12-08-2021

Just not quite right

A story which doesn’t quite work saved by excellent narration.

Don’t misunderstand it’s a good story but it relied too heavily on backgrounding facts and emotions from the narrator rather that allowing the reader to “know” the characters through their interactions.

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  • 26-07-2018

Good plot premise, poor execution for this genre

**Spoilers**

I liked the premise of this plot, but have a problem with two things: the story arc is incomplete, leaving the reader hanging and obviously prepping for a second book; and storyline is goes major off-course for a romance.

Mysteries and romances do have a formula their readers expect when they purchase from those genres. The mystery must be resolved by the end of the book (at least the mystery primary to the plot), and romances should have a complete arc where the two main characters must finally get together for a happily-ever-after.

This author had good character development and is a decent writer (or had a great editor). I cared about them by the end of the book -- well the bar owner, at least. But all the love scenes are between one of the main characters and the married woman with whom she's having an affair. A lot is said about how much they love each other...way more than the two supposed main characters who never get past that "I'm attracted and I enjoy spending time with her. but she's straight."

In short, this is half a book. Or, did the narrator just quit reading?

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  • Jeannie Guttenberg
  • 03-06-2018

You will love Whiskey Springs!!

I was never a fan of audio books because at times it is hard to figure out which character is speaking. In Open Tab, Jill Smith does a wonderful job of depicting each character with their individual traits and it was a joy to listen to her narration. You never doubt which character you are listening to. Open Tab is the first book in the new series about Whiskey Springs by A J Armstrong. Whiskey Springs is a small town that sits in Vermont with a cast of characters you will want to learn about. I love books about lesbian families with children and this series is all about families. I read the book and then couldn’t wait to listened to this audio version of Open Tab which brought Murphy’s Law, Fallen, Riley, Andi, and all their family and friends to life. This is a great series and I look forward to reading and listening to more episodes. So close your eyes, sit back, and let Jill take you to Vermont for an afternoon in Whiskey Springs.

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  • Emily
  • 03-08-2018

Not a Satisfying Ending

The story was great but I was surprised when it ended. There was no ending as if the last few chapters were missing.

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  • Kate
  • 14-06-2018

Book 2??

I would like to know when we can expect the following book (or multiple books) in series?? This is a new author for me & was pleasantly surprised!

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  • SadeyJade
  • 12-06-2018

Amazing & funny 😍

This is a really amazingly beautiful & funny book. The narrator made it ultimately beautiful by adding life to the characters.
I really am waiting for part two like crazy, bearing in mind that I hate sequels. Yet, this book is worth the wait! Just I hope it’s not a long wait! 😕

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  • speedys
  • 08-06-2018

need the second book

I've read both books, and I forgot the first book leaves you hanging. Damn you J A Armstrong. JK! Great performance by the narrator and I can't wait for the The Cigar Club in Audioble and the third written book.

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  • Janie
  • 03-06-2018

Welcome to Whiskey Springs!

I first read Open Tab and had a pretty good picture of the characters. Jill Smith was spot on with her capture of all the characters! Anyone who is a fan of JA Armstrong or Nancy Ann Healy will love this book. It’s set In Vermont which is only a few states away and I wish I’d lived in a small town. Can’t wait for the next installment. Brava!

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  • Rebecca
  • 22-06-2021

Left me smiling

Good writing. The characters, town, and emotions are all believable. The excellent narration makes for an enjoyable listen. No ending. This story is quite obviously “to be continued”, but I’m hooked. I’ll be grabbing the next installment right away.

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  • phe
  • 03-02-2021

This series are amazing!!!!!

I am really in love with Whiskey Springs series. Jill Smith did a exceptional job with the narration. I just going to say it, I don't appreciate the black girl being the special one out of everyone being white, but anyway I love the series, can't wait for the fourth book at least I hope it is a fourth book. J.A. Armstrong can you have more diversity in your series granted I haven't listen to all your books. I listen to all three books in four days and relistening to them all in case I miss anything. These books should be made into a movie. this all I have to say.

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  • Tiffany B
  • 07-11-2020

Haven’t heard a book this good in a while

I took a chance on this book and I am glad I did. Excellent narration. Love the story line. Extremely heart felt and sweet.

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  • Mandy
  • 05-11-2018

Loved it

I really enjoyed this book. The characters and storyline were engaging and interesting right from the start. The narrator was fantastic bringing the story to life.

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  • CAROL B
  • 13-07-2021

A beautiful written book

A well written book with a good story. Lots of characters . I like how the characters are entwined with one another and slowly getting to here the story. On to the next in the series.

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  • Samantha
  • 23-07-2018

My favourite book series

This book series is my favourite to read.
Apparently it’s even better to listen to!

Jill smith has made it an absolute pleasure to hear from start to finish. No faults!
I recommend this book to anyone that has 5+ hours free to listen, as once you start you won’t stop until the end (and then mope around while waiting for the next in the series)

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