I love Epic Fantasy....have become a Historical Romance fan because I am a sucker for a good Happily Ever After. Good characters are a must
This is one of Garwood's best! I was hooked from the first few minutes. Romance, mystery, drama, humor, excitement......this book has everything! I didn't want to press pause. Well developed story.....well developed romance.......well developed characters. I really can't find a weak element of this book. I LOVED IT! Susan Duerden is extremely talented as a narrator. I'm always shocked when I hear her male voices after a few books by other narrators....she does have a different male voice style but after a few minutes it's all good and she makes the story come alive.
LISTEN TO THIS BOOK....AND SERIES!
I have not read the print version, but I loved the Audio version.
The prologue to the book was a wonderful description of what had happened in the first days of Christina's life and the dream of the Shaman was so descriptive that you could not help but be drawn in.
I loved the voices and her calm cadence which she uses while speaking.
No extreme reaction, but I can remember thinking, could that really happen?
I really liked this book. Thankfully if you don't agree with me you can return this book. I would recommend that if you like other Julie Garwood books, or other historical romance books then you should try this book.
Julie has really done it again! A great heroin, with a new story line. No clammy, boring English fellows here - this Lord is just the right one to match wits with Christina. Excellent, highly recommend, enjoyed every minute! The narrarator switched from a young girl, a man, another man to a nasty old countess within seconds and you don't even notice.
Garwood infuses humor, endearing characters, intrigue and steaminess for a good read. I enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to reading more of the series.
I have liked Susan Duerden in some other books but it isn't working for this one. There story just can't keep my attention either. I still want to know what happens but after I listen for a while, I keep shutting it off. I only have 3 hours left!
I don't know. It might just be me. There are so many good reviews on this book but I just don't think it's that great. I like it for a minute then it kind of drags........
It just isn't a good match. I have heard much worse narrators though!
Probably none. They are all needed.
Sorry, this book just wasn't for me!
I have a PhD in American Literature but my love affair with romance novels on audible is going strong.
Another of Garwood's best, this is the first of a great series. Lyon is a stirring and seductive hero and his unique princess wife is a very unusual and endearing heroine. She has an different background which makes for some very amusing interactions between the two. While Lyon remains the tall, dark and mysterious handsome hunk throughout, he is constantly thrown off guard by the princess's charm and unique perspective on life. And she remains an influence in book 2 as well, which is part of why the whole series is great reading. I flew through all 4 books.
This is my favorite book. I love the way it goes from the Dakota's in the Americas to England. this book is well written, exciting, funny and leaves you wanting more. the heroin can certainly take care of herself and is very clever. The love scenes are tastefully done and the narration is great. Don't skip this series. I don't know why her books are so affordable but from me to Julie Garwood, Thank You
When I first began the book, I thought what am I reading. But it moved forward quickly. I loved this book, I am a big fan of Julie Garwood and I would say this is definitely one of my favorites
Christina, she new who she was and took London by storm
It took me a long time to get used to her, I have heard other that were much better.
The naming of her son moved me too tears. Her loyalty to her family.
If you choose this book, you will love this book.
I loved the experience of reading this book! I thought I had it all figured out in the first chapter but Boy! was I Wrong! Thank You Julie Garwood for a wonderful story full of intrigue, romance, and historical background threaded throughout till the very end. I can't wait for the rest of the series.
It is one of my favorite audio books. I can listen to this story more than once, which I have.
This book has so many good qualities, the story line, the characters, and the performance by Susan Duerden.It is a fun book to listen to. It a can make you laugh and if you have a gentle heart you may cry over the mother that who cared about making her young daughter strong so that she would be able to make it back to England to face her blood family. A very good beginning of a series.