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!
Yes. It is a wonderful story about a time and place in history that I find fascinating and really know very little about.
The portrayal of love, loyalty, commitment and sacrifice of the characters for each other and their homeland.
Listening to her I was right there in Ireland staring off toward the horizon searching for the sails of a ship, sitting in the dunes with the sand running through my fingers. As a reader I experienced hope, despair, and incredible joy.
Yes. Once I got a short way into the story I just wanted to know what happened next.
all of it, even the sad parts.
I loved this book. My favorite of all Susanna Kearsley!
Such a wonderful book! It originally drew my attention not only because I like historical fiction, but because I've actually visited the castle and harbor town where most of it is set. They were drawn expertly, with details from the landscape I remember from my visit, and even the speech patterns of the locals were reproduced well (all the more effective in audio form), bringing back my memories of traveling the Scottish coast. It had me gripped from the very first chapter, not just by the evocative imagery, or the foreshadowing during the snowy drive, but the promise of rich characters and of compelling events unfolding in the past. I laughed and cried with both Carrie and Sofia. It was wonderfully woven, and as the rebellion progressed, I predicted several of the events, and nearly had my hopes dashed by a battle. But I clung to how I thought the story would have to end, and it followed just as I had hoped for the heroine. I enjoyed this very much, think what you will of genetic memory or the coincidences of the mirrored instances between the past and present. Wonderfully narrated, too, with the myriad accents. I was particularly impressed with the Doric. I will definitely be rereading this not only for a good book, but whenever I have a mind to visit the shores of bonnie Scotland.
This story transcends time and it's uncanny how Susanna Kearsley presents the historical facts and intertwines the story of predestined love
beautifully written lovestory
Captain Moray for his fierceness (but I also particularly liked Kirsty, Colonel Graeme and the Countess)
Rosalyn brought all of the characters to life with her masterful narration. She made this wonderful story that much more enjoyable
Not all in one sitting but I sometimes found reasons to "sneak" a listen on the weekends (I usually only listen to books during my long weekly commute)
I've never been a fan of historical fiction but this story grabbed me from the very beginning. I cared about the characters and was sad when the book ended. What's more, it inspired me to seek out some nonfiction about Scotland's battles for independence from England and to re-read my copy of Bloody Mary.
I'm Robert's wife, a retired physician and homeschool mom whose grown kids now love history, literature, sci-fi, fantasy, historical fiction
I've read it. I've listened to it. And I'm ready to do it again. What a tremendous book! The historical fiction is set to the Jacobite rebellion, not a topic I've ever been interested in, actually. But no matter. This book--both stories (you'll see what I mean)--created the interest and maintained it. Kearsley creates characters you can care about in every century. This book is full of suspense down to the last sentence. Don't miss it. (I still can't decide whether I like this or Kearsley's The Rose Garden best. I've re-read both, something I rarely do. This one grabbed my attention more quickly but other than that I think it's a toss up. They are both over the top fantastic. (This review is by the female half of this account, btw)
Great story with amazing narration.
Great voices of the characters in the book!
I Highly recommend.