For me it started off a bit slow and I wondered when the time travel would begin but once it got going it was wonderful. I couldn't stop listening!
I really enjoyed the historical details and smuggling intrigue that fit the times. This surprised me as I have not traditionally been a history lover. Seems that Outlander, The Winter Sea, Kindred, and The Rose Garden are helping me to sa our historical accounts much more. credit goes to both the authors and the narrators of those books.
When Daniel bought the green dress for her, indicating that he saw her as separate and apart from his past commitment.
Daniel Butler, who knew himself and was upstanding and loving.
Both reactions happened a couple of times in the course of the listening. The book was touching and at times quite funny as well. My crying was precipitated by seeing some parallels to my own dearly departed loved one, and my struggle to come to terms with this.
I'll be enjoying this book a second time around, even though I do not usually re-read books. It was really quite lovely.
Wife, mom of one amazing son, and I have the second best job in the world, working in a bookstore :)
After reading Diana Gabaldon, and enjoying it very much, I've been looking to fill the void and this story fits the bill. Sadly it is just one volume but fingers crossed the author will continue the story. If you did not enjoy Diana Gabaldon you will be happy to know that this story is much milder.
This is a beautiful romance, reminded me of the film Somewhere In Time. The characters are wonderful and the ending just perfect. The narrator did a wonderful job, this is a great feel good read.
Loved it! Thus story leaves the reader knowing there is a time and place for every love story. Wonderful!
So many books, so little time!
I haven't read the print version, but I suspect I would find it better. I really found the fact that the book was peopled by Cornish characters and yet there is not one Cornish accent among the lot of them to be very distracting.
Daniel. Ms Barber voices him well and makes him sound quite sexy. Sensibly, she opted not to give him a noticeable accent!
She could have used appropriate accents! For some reason the Cornish people have an Irish lilt or a northern accent. Felicity sounds almost Liverpudlian!
Also, the word "Jacobite" - is consistently mispronounced. It's a word that comes up a lot, given the storyline, and Ms Barber annoyingly pronounces it JAKE-obite instead of JACK-obite.
For some these may be small issues, but things like this kept taking me right out of the story.
This is the first time I have listened to a book from from this author. It was a little slow getting started and I almost quit listening. I'm so happy I stuck with it now, because it was a beautiful story, I needed a box of tissues at the end. Loved it! Can't wait to find other titles by This author.
If you're a fan of Diana Gabaldon and the Outlander series you will like this book. it kind of bothered me that there was no real conclusion to the book, you don't know how the heroine Eva's life turned out. She basically just steps into the past and disappears. That really kind of bothered me. I would have liked a little bit more of maybe an epilogue, some kind of knowledge as to how Eva and Daniel ended up, what happened to them in their lives, where did they go? Did they leave Cornwall? did Eva ever make it back to the house and did she ever go back to her natural time? These are questions that have flowed through my mind at the conclusion of this book. But the book was definitely worth a listen. The romance was a little weak considering that Eva and Daniel knew each other for approximately 3 days before they were madly in love with each other. I definitely think the author could have fleshed out the romance aspect of this novel quite a bit more. But since I am a fan of the Outlander series and still prefer those books to this book. But all in all I think it was worth a listen even if it made me sad at the end of the book. I was never sad at any of the ending of the Outlander books and I feel as though the Outlander books had more of a conclusion to them.
It is right up there with the top ten. The author is superb and the story is so well done that you think you are in Cornwall in The Rose Garden. The narrator makes the story come alive. It is just simple wonderful.
I think it is as good as The Hands of Time Series by Irina Shapiro. Both are romance stories with a twist and both take place in 18th Century England. The stories are gripping and make you want to be right there.
I liked Claire a lot but my favorite was the major character, Eva. She copes so well with her appearing and disappearing. It is an amazing story and Eva finds her true love in Daniel.
I especially liked it when Oliver appears with the wine just as Eva disappears. The story evolves so that you don't know what is going to happen but everything happens perfectly.
It is a wonderful romance novel with time travel and a happy ending. What more can you ask for?