This book was okay but it could have been so much more.
If the author would have only went into more detail of the characters & events this story would have been great.
This book was entertaining at best. I bought it on sale so it was a good buy.
I would have liked more interaction between Eva and Daniel. Daniel needed more time to shine. We only got short glimpse of him. I really enjoyed the characters Jack and Furgle as well.
Nicola Barber did a nice performance. I wouldn't mind listening to her again.
I was really disappointed that Daniel's character did not get more development.
Good story, similar to her other books. At first I had a hard time with the narrator when she did the main voice, I think it was just when she tried an American accent maybe, but it sounded choppy and robotic. I enjoyed the character Fergle, his lines often made me smile. This is the fourth of Susanna Kearsley's books live listened to. I loved the Outlander series and appreciate the similarity in these books - but with a lot less detail in the bedroom scenes. Try reading/listening to The Winter Sea, it was my first and still favorite (especially with The Firebird to follow).
It's my own fault for hating this book. I didn't read any summaries. Having just finished two other books by Kearsley, I just assumed they would be of the same vein: a historical time traveling mystery. Firebird was great. This was harlequin romance. I didn't find the characters relatable, real, or engaging. The romantic tension could fill a thimble. Ugh. I actually bought the book because I was out of credits. Bad move on my part.
I have loved all this author's other books, but this one was a disappointment. The author didn't create depth in the romance, her hero didn't seem all that interesting and it didn't seem believable that the main character fall in love so quickly without any real and meaningful interaction. The ending was unnecessarily convoluted and rushed, like the author was trying to throw in all her ideas at the last minute to create the depth her story was lacking. If I had started with this book I doubt I would have bothered with the rest of her books, which would have been my loss given how wonderful the others are.
What a beautiful story and the perfect voice to tell it. This book is full of beautiful descriptions that make you feel as if you're there. I wish it didn't end!