A wonderful story in a story. Loved the characters and the history woven in.
Love Rosalyn! she always does a fabulous job
A tissue box is needed when Sophia leaves Anna, very touching
The delicate touch thru out the story along with the heroine Sophia, is well worth reading. Can't wait to read another !
a bonny brave lass, a strong lovely brave man, and history well told it is!
history comes alive, with all the plot twists needed to be a tale of Scots.
lovely narration, beautiful storyline.
So...I started this book as a passenger on a road trip. It starts a little slowly, and the narrator has a such a comforting voice that I fell asleep. A few weeks later, I started it again--this time while I was the driver and couldn't sleep. I found myself entranced by the story as well as the narrator. I was so involved in both story lines that I continued to listen while I did housework as well as when I was driving. I recommend to anyone who loves a sweet romance with history thrown in.
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I selected this book based on the rave reviews.
I found the narration annoying and weak, all the male voices sounded the same and was difficult to differentiate between characters.
Due to the split story line the characters personalities where weak and the story became difficult to invest in.
I feel like I wasted a credit as could barely make it to the end.
What a great story! I was so impressed with the creative way this book was done! I got two stories so cleverly ribboned and was smiling at the beauty of it at the end.
Well-written, and the history was well researched, so I learned something, at least. Nicely narrated in different accents. But the story is so pedestrian that I forecast EVERY SINGLE TWIST, so not much fun.
What a lovely tale...it touched upon several things that are dear to my heart which made it better still...history, geneaology, Scotland....whew...not sure it can get any better. Narrator is most excellent!
It's hard to say exactly where it would rain because there are so many books that I love.
Susanna Kearsley is fast becoming one of my favorites though.
I love historical fiction and the supernatural sort of aspects that are always in her books are quite interesting.
I do believe that this is one of my new favorites and definitely one of my favorites by Miss Kearsley.
Well as I stated previously I do love historical fiction.
I really love anything having to do with Ireland and Scotland so I really enjoyed the setting of this book.
it really had a great ending which I loved.
Rosalyn Landor is such a wonderful narrator.
It always surprises me how she is able to bring the characters to life.
In this one I would have to say I think the two that I enjoyed best as far as her narration will be Jimmy and Sophia
There were so many, starting with just all of the tragedy that Sophia had experienced in her life.
I would have to say hopefully without spoiling anything for someone who has not read this book yet, that as a mother it broke my heart when she had to leave Anna behind.
But the one that moved me and surprised me the most was towards the endwhen we find out what happened when Sophia met David McClellan.
I had been planning on checking out miss cares these books for quite a long time but for some reason had not gotten around to it.
Then of course one of my favorite things happened, audible had a sale and I'm so glad that I purchased the Rosegarden.
I absolutely love her books.
Thank God for audible sales!
Not only do they keep me from having to buy extra credits all the time, but as in this case I wind up reading and authors work that I had meant to read for a long time.
I loved the story, the characters and the setting, but I am absolutely IN love with Miss Landor. SUPER NARRATION. I listen to audio books. A lot. I have dismissed several stories because the narration was sub-par, so let me be clear...Rosalyn Landor is a gift. I loved listening to her tell this incredible tale. Super duper good.
This is a tough one. The obvious answer would of course be Sophia, but I also enjoyed Carrie, and even the Mastif dog, but I think the character I enjoyed most was Graham. He is so sweet, sensitive, and sensible. His dad was awesome, and congrats to the narrator for nailing the accent.
Rosalyn Landor really made this story bloom for me. Her professional story telling is one of the best I've ever heard. She is highly capable of just making you feel like you are sitting in front of a roaring fire with a cuppa while she spins her web. I was super impressed with the juggling of all the accents, Scottish, American, French...all with ease and sophistication. Simply superb.
If I had the time, yes. I tend to listen sometimes 10-15 minutes at a time, and other times I can dedicate an hour or so. The narration was so good, and the story was enough to keep me coming back for more. I will definitely check out more by this author, and this narrator. Absolutely loved the whole experience!