It was a good book with excellent narration, however it should not be under romance but time travel fiction. It was a little too flowery for me but at least it is not overly long. I like time travel but do not compare this to Outlander in any way. Has nothing to do with that. The characters share one kiss for the entire book and we don't get to see much of the timeline in which she travels. The main character is also a girl with hardly any skill for survival in the early 18th century. I did like the lay line view of travel through time and to be honest going back in time was less interesting then the mystery uncovered in the present.
I liked it very much. The reader did an excellent job. I wouldn't change it.
I thought it was just right. I wished for it.
Her reading was very good, much better than I could have read myself. Her accents and delivery were well done.
This story was different and soft love story from across the decades. Interesting outcome a little unexpected but it came together well.
I really enjoyed this book, which has a whiff of romance and a whiff of time travel without being a bodice-ripper or a sci-fi novel. Susanna Kearsley is one of my favorite authors and I highly recommend her books. I wish audible had more of them.
Good believeable characters, great narration and a thoroughly enjoyable listen.
Having given up on Kearsley's other book, The Winter Sea, I didn't have high expectations for this book (downloaded both at the same time). WOW - was I surprised!! This is a heartwarming story, which bounces back and forth between the past and present. The characters in the story were very likeable and the story had a good pace. My only criticism would be that the love between Eva and Daniel really had no depth. I would love to have seen more time & chapters spent in the development of their relationship. I wish the story had gone on & on (and hope that there might be a follow-up) - you'll be surprised with a twist at the end!
I have listened to it twice. It's a great story.
The writer describes the area, it makes you feel like you are there.
No. I prefer to listen to books that contain more than 15 hours. I seek out the longer books.
Everything from the description of the setting to the emotion of the characters….
Fergel... not sure who this character is based on in the authors life but you can tell anyone would be lucky to have a friend like that watching your back. Besides he's Irish and we rock.
She is such an amazing narator (which makes or breaks an audio book in my opinion) that I have started searching for her instead of titles or authors. She is pleaseant to listen to.
When Eva appeared in the past and was confronted by a charming man in bed
I did not enjoy this book as much as The Winter Sea by Kearsley. It developed very slowly. And the first quarter of the book basically focused on loss and the resulting depression. The plot premise - time travel - was fused into the plot well enough that the book didn't scream "fantasy!" My only argument with that aspect was the hero's automatic acceptance of the heroines abrupt entrances and departures. He hardly seemed curious about it and acted as if it was not a problem if the love of his life spent the rest of their lives uncontrollably entering and exiting his world.
However, the explanation provided near the end regarding how the time travel occurred and who else shared in the adventure was very well done. I wish this part had been expanded. This would have been a great subplot.
Unless you get board to tears if a book moves at a leisurely pace or you can't stand time-travel themes, I recommend this book.
I have always been a fan of timetravel historial romances. I have read Diana Galbaldon's Outlander series from cover to cover. This comes a close second. I love the character's ability to move from past to present so seamlessly.
Diana Galbaldon's Outlander series.
I think my favorite character was the house.
I loved it all, I didn't want to go into work or into the house and stop the recording. I listened to it on my long commutes (2 hours) to and from work.
This book has all the elements I had been anticipating and craving - believable and compelling characters, realistic romantic relationship development, intricate time travel weavings, heart tugging emotion, cinematic landscapes, thrilling adventure. In my stress filled life and many long hours of being a captive in my car and traffic, this was the perfect balm to my senses. It transported me to a stimulating, calming and welcoming place. I was sorry to see it end and can't wait for the next book by this author. I also loved Winter Sea, by this author - she is a gem!
The narrator was also a well-chosen note to this wonderful story. Highly recommended!