If you enjoy historical novels, especially about Jacobite rebellion, then this will be interesting. It switches between present day and the story line of the novel. The narration by Rosalyn Landor made it even better. I think there are only several female narrators that can do male voices and she is one of them, ie: Daviana Porter, Kate Reading, Barbara Rosenblate
I think that Carrie and Sophia are interchangeable, you start to care about both because of their connection.
Rosalyn Landor is a brilliant narrator, she does voices and characters beautifully so you can distinguish not only who is speaking but the true emotion in the character.
Very much so, you get drawn in by Carrie's love interest, and her research.Also you want to hear how Carrie comes up with the ending to her novel
I wasn't sure I'd like this novel even though I really enjoy historical novels. This had a lot more ROMANCE in it, and if you are a follower of the "Outlander" series by Diana Gabaldon, you may very well enjoy this book. I got this book because it was on sale at a very low price. It was worth it, and well worth a credit.
The performance is well done if you enjoy Scottish accents like I do and a good but simple love story.
Great listening, narrator did excellent job. Didn't like the double story at the beginning but perservered and pleased that I did.
4 3/4 stars (I'm a tough grader and only give 5 stars in rare cases). I really loved this book. So well written, great story, and the kind of book that stays with you after you've finished, so that you keep thinking about the characters and the setting and some of the events. A little slow for me in the very beginning (maybe the first couple of chapters), but then it starts to take hold of you and won't let go. Narration was wonderful. Highly recommend!
This was my first 'romance' novel & I thoroughly enjoyed it. The plot combined the past and the present seamlessly. Some of the current day characters were a bit bland - but it is the 'historical' portion of the story that really held my attention.
No spoilers - but the best scenes for me are towards the end of the book. Warning - bring your tissues!
A Highland Fling - I know not very original! This is why I read & not write.
The performance of the narrator was amazing. I honestly thought that the male Scottish roles was performed by a male narrator. Props to Rosalyn Landor for an excellent job.
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The characters, the performance, the historical context, the love stories.
The most memorable would ruin the ending, but lets just say it was one of the best endings ever.
The scottish borough, the language of the elders, these were brought to life by her interpretation.
Both, quick witted, sentimental, loving, sincere.
I am not inclined to recommend many books because I like them. I have been told that I have a fondness for books that would be read by males, but this one is by far one of the best yet. It even got me going again on the Outlander series.
Yes, I would recommend this audiobook to my friends. The characters were wonderful, vibrant and engaging. And the narrator had the perfect accents and voices for each character. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, characters, and setting.
Graham was my favorite character. Intelligent, thoughtful, loves animals, tender and has eyes like the winter's sea!
When John Murray ask Sofia if she has been running any foot races along the coast trail recently.
The thrill of the touch, Sofia and John and Graham and Kari.
I didn't really like the "double" ending where she rewrote the ending for the editor, but I am a sucker for happy endings. Loved the book and the narrator.
Scotland, Scotland and love!
I had driven down the road the author mentions! Beautiful costline!
Had a nice voice and allowed me to do other things while listening.
Scotland now & back then!
Comforting, intriguing, relative
Graham is my favorite character, because he is the most complex.
This books is a tremendous read. You will get lost in modern day Scotland and historic Scotland.
especially about Jacobites. I really enjoyed the Winter Sea and would definitely recommend it. The story was fun and the characters were charming and interesting in both the Jacobite rising error and the present time. The two story lines surprised me at first and was a little off putting, as I wanted the book to be more of the history. But as the book read on, I found myself enjoying both storylines and in the end was very pleased.