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MickeyMarie

MickeyMarie Narnia Member Since 2003

I read so I can write

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  • "Holds interest"

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    Romance is not the best description of this work. It is a good story in the typical Scots setting of clan conspiracy, and holds interest. If you are looking for hot sex, look elsewhere.

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    Charming the Shrew: The Legacy of MacLeod Series, Book 1

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    Returning to the Scottish Highlands after a fierce battle with the English, Tayg Munro receives a hero’s welcome - and an ultimatum. To take his place as heir to the chiefdom, he must choose a wife or have one chosen for him. Furious and stalling for time, the brooding warrior volunteers for a mission that takes him deep into the Highlands, with no hint of the fateful encounter that awaits him.... Catriona MacLeod is known as the Shrew of Assynt, thanks to her razor-sharp tongue and her unwillingness to yield to her five brothers. When she learns that her eldest brother has promised her hand in marriage to a loathsome man, she flees....

    MickeyMarie says: "Holds interest"
  • "Absolutely A Refreshing Change!"

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    It is so refreshing to find a historical romance that is not just a bunch of sex scenes strung together around a weak story. It is also rare to find one.

    The Secret fits that rare mold.

    This story honestly looks at real life on 13th century Scotland, in a funny interesting story that entertains to the last page.

    Ian and Judith and all the rest make just the right kind of clan.

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    The Secret: Highlands' Lairds, Book 1

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    Judith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud and loyal. Her dear Scottish friend from childhood was about to give birth, and Judith had promised to be at her side. But there was another reason for the journey from her bleak English home to the Highlands: to meet the father she had never known, the Laird Maclean. Nothing prepared her, however, for the sight of the Scottish barbarian who was to escort her into his land...Iain Maitland, laird of his clan, a man more powerfully compelling than any she had ever encountered.

    CAROLYN says: "MEDIEVAL HIGHLAND ROMANCE AT IT'S BEST"
  • "Everytime"

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    Everytime I 'open' a Kinsale book, I do so with great expectation. This is because the very first one I bought so blew me away that I was immediately pressured by expectation and wondering if she could maintain the same level. The Shadow and the Star was my fourth Kinsale book and so far I have had no disappointment. The only one I can forsee is the day I finish the last of her books and face the disappointment of not having another to look forward to.

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    The Shadow and the Star

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    In defense of her honor, innocent Leda Etoile has burned all her bridges and taken refuge in her tiny attic room in a shabby boarding house in London. But her last safe haven is invaded when she wakes to find a man hidden in the dark - a man with golden hair and the face of a fallen angel, who moves in the night like a shadow. Will he be her savior, or her ruin? Samuel Gerard draws her inexorably into the richest circles of aristocratic England. But even as Leda falls in love with a man she can never have, she must keep his secrets.

    DARA says: "Wonderful Story - Wished it was longer!! ;-)"
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  • Outlander

    "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"

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    I had read a few audiobooks and had even joined Audible. But until I read this book I did not understand the magic of the format. Before reading this book I had no interest in1) romance 2) science fiction or fantasy and 3) time travel genres. I'd heard enough about the series that it piqued my interest because I loved historical fiction. Especially the period of time I knew the book covered. And I always found the challenge of tackling a big book rewarding.

    This book changed so many of my perceptions of genre and reading format. While I still argue that though there is definitely a romantic and sexual relationship at the books core, it was only one part of the adventure. It still doesn't fit the romance genre to me, but it did such a good job of weaving romance and sexuality into the adventure it made me curious to read more traditional romance novels and see if they handled the topic as well. They didn't, but I discovered other good books I never would have tried of not for Outlander.

    Likewise, other than Anne Rice's Vampire series which I had read many years ago, this was one of my very rare ventures into fantasy-science fiction. Setting aside my understanding of reality to accept someone else's is always difficult. But reading Outlander and the subsequent books in the series, I found myself trying to work out in my mind how this might have happened. It encouraged me to explore this genre more thoroughly as well. Even more surprising, it made me evaluate my perception of "time", what it means and how it works. I found myself paying more attention to physics and the study of the time and space relationship.

    The twists and turns of the plot kept me turning the page just like the best mysteries I read. While reading the book there were enough unanswered questions, clues and short glimpses of scenes or events that caught my attention and made me store them away to remember "when all was revealed." But all was not revealed at the end and I found myself turning over these clues and snippets, trying to determine their significance, what I thought they meant and what their purpose was. One requirement of a great book is that you cannot get it out of your mind after you turn the last page. This book met that criteria. I thought about it for weeks.

    Most importantly I learned that other voices can bring a whole new level to the reading experience, if it is the right voice for the right book. I would have enjoyed this book regardless, but if I read it myself and heard my voice in my head the characters would never have come so alive as they did in Davina Porter's voice. This is a perfect marriage of book and narrator. I was so surprised when I later discovered more about Porter's age, experience and background. She made a 21 year old Scotsman come to life. Her voice is Jamie to me. She handled each character wonderfully, although it is the first and only time I have ever listened to a book or series of books and thought a woman narrator did a better job on the men's voices than she did on the women's. I have loved hearing how the narrator has aged the character's voices throughout the series. You hear the young Jamie in the middle aged Jamie's voice, but you also hear the growth and maturity. I have accepted the narrators in the Lord John series, even when the book includes Jamie and actually think they are narrated well. But I am not certain I could accept another narrator for future Outlander books.

    Finally, my initial interest in this book was from a historical fiction viewpoint. A good historical fiction novel, by Bernard Cornwell or Sharon Kay Penman sticks to as much historical fact as possible but presents it in an engaging and relate-able format. It makes you interested enough in the times and events that you will endure the dry-er, less lively recitation of facts of that same event or time in a nonfiction book, just to learn more. Outlander and this series delivered that in spades.





  • The Girl You Left Behind

    "The Narration was Perfect & the Story Close to..."

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    But not quite. And my issue is tiny enough I can still recommend this book quite highly.

    Ms. Moyes does a great job of taking a controversial issue and helping you see it from a fresh perspective. The issue isn't quite as intense as assisted suicide, as she tackled in her most recent book. But it is still polarizing - repatriation of illegally obtained valuables and personal items during a time of war. This book takes a fresh look at the issue and the perspective she crafted was quite ingenious. She takes a step backwards from the more common storyline of evil Nazis and the pillage they committed during World War II and sets the events in motion during World War I.

    The story is told from two perspectives, almost 100 years apart. Two women who are terribly different - one who continues to fight and to hope long after everyone around her has stopped and one who seems to have stopped fighting and hoping a long time ago. Through the artwork they share, the strength and righteousness of Sophie gradually becomes imbued in Liv.

    The narration was wonderful, especially Sophie's voice. But both narrators performed multiple characters and accents beautifully.

    Here is my one tiny complaint. I will try and express it without giving the ending away, but the resolution in Liv's story has one too many last minute reprieves to me. I felt like I was brought to the bring of resolution, only to find out it wasn't once too often.

    I finished the book terribly satisfied. It is the 3rd book I've read by this author. I will definitely read another one and I recommend this one highly.

  • The Night Circus

    "A Wordy Yawn of a Book"

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    This book came out to rave reviews. Everyone said I had to read it, including people who's book judgement I usually trust. I've even seen it show up on a couple of those "100 Books to Read Before You Die" lists. Yet after reading the synopsis I was pretty certain this book would not appeal to me. I got so tired of hearing about it that when it went on sale on Audible I bought it. Even though I was pretty certain I wouldn't care for it. Then it sat in my library for about six months until I was at a point between books and I was tired of alternating between fictional fluff and non-fiction. I decided I needed to read something with pretensions to literature. So I listened to it. Or at least all but about the last two hours and then I skimmed through that. And, I hated it.

    If after reading I found I just didn't care for the book, I would have moved on and not reviewed it. But it isn't just that I didn't care for the book ... didn't like the genre, the subject, etc. ... I thought the book was very poorly written and terribly dull. This is a great example of an author who thinks - "why use five words when I can use thirty" - on a phrase that can be sufficiently expressed using two. I understood that the circus tents were black and white stripped after only being told that once. I am even OK with the author reminding me of that fact another 10-15 times. But by about the fiftieth time I have to hear about the black and white stripped tents, I've lost patience.

    The word that best describes the book to me is - languid. Stultifyingly, painfully, laboriously, dully languid. Unfortunately, I am not the author of the book, so I can't come up with another 30 words to express just how languid I found the pace of this book.

    The narrator was great. Unfortunately he had very little to work with.



  • Silent in the Grave

    "I Loved this Book"

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    I just recently re-read it as a matter of fact. And not for the first time. I thought everything about it was pretty close to perfection. The author did a wonderful job of creating fully formed and fascinating characters. Julia, the main character was almost the least developed, but that fit well with the plot of this first book in the series and her character was the perfect foil to the eccentric family she tolerates to varying degrees, her dysfunctional long term relationship with her husband and his family and most importantly, to the brilliance of Brisbane. He quickly became one of my very favorite "heroes", using that word quite loosely, of all time. I love every quirk, tic and unlikeable aspect of his character. And Julia slowly emerges as the book progresses and in the other books that follow in the series.

    This is one of the best parings of narrator to book. Everything about the crisp, clear, reserved and concise voice of the narrator worked. The way she pronounced "Brisbane" perfectly defined Julia's personality.

    The quality of this book alone made me rethink some long held prejudices about its publisher.

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  • "Wonderful!"

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    Genre: Regency Romance
    Performance by Eva Kaminsky was above average, except for a couple of mispronunciations which weren't bad enough to spoil everything for me.

    This book has everything:
    A plucky heroine
    A reluctant hero
    A determined Duchess
    And really bad knitting

    Tessa Dare takes us back to Spindle Cove, the haven for bluestockings, spinsters, and awkward young ladies needing some polish. Most of the book takes place in London, but it begins and ends in Spindle Cove.
    The hero and heroine are great characters, and they grow and change over the course of the novel. Pauline takes on a little bit of shine, and Griffin finds a bit of humility.

    Although this is part of a series, it isn't imperative that you read the others first.
    Definitely worth the credit.

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    Any Duchess Will Do: Spindle Cove, Book 4

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    Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no desire to wed this season - or any season - but his diabolical mother abducts him to "Spinster Cove" and insists he select a bride from the ladies in residence. Griff decides to teach her a lesson that will end the marriage debate forever. He chooses the serving girl. Overworked and struggling, Pauline Simms doesn't dream about dukes. All she wants is to hang up her barmaid apron and open a bookshop.

    Cam says: "Unlikely love match but cute story regardless"

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    DARA says: "Medieval "Family Feud" Love Story ;-)"
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    DARA says: "Holy Cow!! What A Lovely Romance!! ;-)"
  • Charming the Shrew: The Legacy of MacLeod Series, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Laurin Wittig Narrated by Ralph Lister

    Charming the Shrew: The Legacy of MacLeod Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Laurin Wittig
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
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    Returning to the Scottish Highlands after a fierce battle with the English, Tayg Munro receives a hero’s welcome - and an ultimatum. To take his place as heir to the chiefdom, he must choose a wife or have one chosen for him. Furious and stalling for time, the brooding warrior volunteers for a mission that takes him deep into the Highlands, with no hint of the fateful encounter that awaits him.... Catriona MacLeod is known as the Shrew of Assynt, thanks to her razor-sharp tongue and her unwillingness to yield to her five brothers. When she learns that her eldest brother has promised her hand in marriage to a loathsome man, she flees....

    MickeyMarie says: "Holds interest"
  • Lord of Vengeance (






UNABRIDGED) by Lara Adrian Narrated by Antony Ferguson

    Lord of Vengeance

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Lara Adrian
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
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    Taken captive by Gunnar Rutledge, a dark knight sworn to destroy her father, Raina d'Bussy must teach forgiveness to a man who knows no mercy and lives only to exact revenge on his enemy. But time in Gunnar's keep stirs an unwanted passion in Raina and something far more perilous: she finds herself falling in love with the one man she should never desire. For Gunnar, vengeance is all that matters. He seeks the ultimate price from his enemy's beautiful young daughter, but the proud beauty defies him at every turn, tempting him like no other.

  • The Notorious Lady Anne (






UNABRIDGED) by Sharon Cullen Narrated by Veida Dehmlow

    The Notorious Lady Anne

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Sharon Cullen
    • Narrated By Veida Dehmlow
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    Nicholas Addison, celebrated captain of the Blackwell Shipping Fleet, has agreed to take Mrs. Emmaline Sutherland aboard the Pride and ferry the raven-haired beauty across the Atlantic on what he imagines will be a routine trip. But when the ship is attacked by pirates, the seemingly innocent passenger is revealed to be none other than the infamous marauder Lady Anne, whose name strikes fear in the hearts of sailors everywhere - and whose seductive wiles commandeer Nicholas's affections.

  • Artic Wings: A Story of Crime and Justice on the Northern Frontier (






UNABRIDGED) by L. Ron Hubbard Narrated by R. F. Daley, Christina Huntington, Phil Proctor, Jim Meskimen

    Artic Wings: A Story of Crime and Justice on the Northern Frontier

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By L. Ron Hubbard
    • Narrated By R. F. Daley, Christina Huntington, Phil Proctor, and others
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    Spring has come to White Bear Landing - and so has the law, in the firm hands of Royal Mounted Policeman and pilot Bob Dixon. Dixon’s as gruff, tough, and good-looking as Russell Crowe, and in this outpost halfway between the arctic mines and civilization, he’s known for taking the law to extremes. More than once Dixon has meted out his own brand of rough justice with hard fists and hot lead, but now the tables have turned. The past has come back to haunt him, he’s been set up as a murder suspect, and a rogue’s gallery of enemies are lining up.

  • Highland Avenger: Murray Family Series, Book 18 (






UNABRIDGED) by Hannah Howell Narrated by Angela Dawe

    Highland Avenger: Murray Family Series, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Hannah Howell
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
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    Once, Arianna Murray Lucette believed that she'd met the man she could always rely on. She was wrong. Now she is fleeing for her life, and when her enemies attack a ship bound for her only refuge, she believes that all hope is lost - until she awakens on Scotland's shore to a pair of the most entrancing blue eyes she has ever seen.When Sir Brian MacFingal first spots the sun-streaked beauty on the beach, he mistakes her for dead. Soon, however, he discovers a woman who is more full of life and vitality than he ever dreamed possible.

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  • A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin: The Debutante Files, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Sophie Jordan Narrated by Carmen Rose

    A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin: The Debutante Files, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Sophie Jordan
    • Narrated By Carmen Rose
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    Declan, the Duke of Banbury, has no interest in ushering Rosalie Hughes, his stepsister, into society. Dumped on him with nowhere else to go, he's determined to rid himself of the headstrong debutante by bestowing on her an obscenely large dowry, making her the most sought after heiress of the Season. But Rosalie isn't about to go along with Declan's plans. Surrounded by fortune hunters, how is she supposed to find a man who truly wants her?

  • The Oleander Sisters (






UNABRIDGED) by Elaine Hussey Narrated by Janet Metzger

    The Oleander Sisters

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Elaine Hussey
    • Narrated By Janet Metzger
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    An emotionally riveting tale of the bonds of family and the power of hope in the sultry Deep South

    In 1969, the first footsteps on the moon brighten America with possibilities. But along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, a category five storm is brewing, and the Blake sisters of Biloxi are restless for change. Beth "Sis" Blake has always been the caretaker, the dutiful one, with the weight of her family's happiness—and their secrets—on her shoulders. She dreams of taking off to pursue her own destiny, but not before doing whatever it takes to rescue her sister.

    Emily Blake, an unwed mother trying to live down her past, wants the security of marriage for the sake of her five-year-old son, Andy. But secure is the last thing she feels with her new husband. Now she must put aside pride, and trust family to help her find the courage to escape.

    With Hurricane Camille stirring up havoc, two sisters—each desperate to break free—begin a remarkable journey where they'll discover that in the wake of destruction lies new life, unshakable strength and the chance to begin again. Dreams are reborn and the unforgettable force of friendship is revealed in The Oleander Sisters, an extraordinary story of courage, love and sacrifice.

  • The Devil's Delilah: Regency Noblemen, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Loretta Chase Narrated by Stevie Zimmerman

    The Devil's Delilah: Regency Noblemen, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Loretta Chase
    • Narrated By Stevie Zimmerman
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    Delilah Desmond is not happy. To provide for her, her father has sold his memoirs, filled with scandalous and embarrassing exploits - effectively ruining her chances for a suitable marriage, so she can support her family while saving her father from disgrace. But it seems the manuscript is in demand by all sorts of unscrupulous persons, and preventing its publication is going to be impossible - especially now that it has been stolen.

    Morgan says: "Highly entertaining!"
  • Runaway (






UNABRIDGED) by Sandy James Narrated by Cynthia Barrett

    Runaway

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Sandy James
    • Narrated By Cynthia Barrett
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    Forced to flee her abusive fiancé, Cassandra Shay’s disappearance into Montana territory is delayed when she discovers her fiancé and uncle’s plot to murder her illegitimate brother and another innocent cowboy. Ty Bishop hates the Shays, but accompanies Jake Curtis to meet Jake’s newfound uncle, Derrick Shay. Ty’s suspicions are confirmed when he and Jake are imprisoned and left to drown. After Cassie frees them, the men travel with her for her own protection.

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  • Vivid (






UNABRIDGED) by Beverly Jenkins Narrated by Robin Eller

    Vivid

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Beverly Jenkins
    • Narrated By Robin Eller
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    It's 1876 and Dr. Viveca Lancaster is frustrated by the limits placed upon female physicians of color. When she is offered the chance to set up a practice in the small all-black community of Grayson Grove, Michigan, she leaves her California home and heads east. The very determined Viveca knows all about fighting for her rights. But she may need more than determination to face down the distractingly handsome Nate Grayson, the Grove's bull-headed mayor.

  • Why Lords Lose Their Hearts: Wicked Widows, Book 3 (






UNABRIDGED) by Manda Collins Narrated by Anne Flosnik

    Why Lords Lose Their Hearts: Wicked Widows, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Manda Collins
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
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    The youngest of the Duke of Pemberton's five sons, Lord Archer Lisle is used to waiting his turn. For years, he could only stand by, seething, as Perdita suffered at the hands of her husband, but now she's under threat from another source-one who will stop at nothing to make her pay for the late duke's death. But the good-natured Archer can be dangerous when crossed-and he'll do anything to keep the woman he's adored for so long safe in his arms.

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