I love to read or listen to Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance and IR books! I also like the Self Development books too!
Julie Garwood is a very entertaining writer. I loved this book and the characters. I've listened to it 2x and still laughed and was kept interested all the way through.
The story was average; however the narration saved it. It was sometimes repetitious to the point of almost becoming annoying. I did like the transformation of the main character by the end of the book.
I enjoyed this book very much. I'm very weary in reading romances about Scotsmen because of my love for Gabaldon's books, but this was quite good and different.
I love men that are intelligent, gruff, manly, demanding, yet so gentle loving. Gabriel, the heroine's love interest was all those things and more.
The book started out a little slow and sad but once Johanna got to the Highlands, her demeanor and adventures changed. Things became more exciting. However, I found a lot of the story line predictable and dragging, I did enjoy it very much. I loved watching Johanna grow some gumption and find her place. I love how she brought people together and became a part of the clan. The camaraderie was touching. The love story itself was nice and slow and quite realistic.
Alex, Gabriel's illegitimate son, was adorable and how I enjoyed reading about him and his adventures. Cute kids in books are always fun to me, it's the bratty ones I can't stand. :)
All in all, this was a great romance story and I'd recommend it to anyone who loves a handsome Highlander.
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One of my favorite stories by Julie Garwood. So glad that Audible recorded it. A light hearted, but moving story. Love the characters and their quirkiness. I had a silly grin on my face with some of the antics Johanna gets herself into. I love how Gabriel acknowledges his feelings even though it isn't cool for a warrior to have those. Narrator was okay, although not my favorite she seems slightly old for the character and her male voices are not great.
This story was OK but it bothered me that she constantly refers to Gabriel as the Archangel. There is only ONE Archangel and if you read your scripture it's not Gabriel, but Michael. Jude vs. 9
I am a huge Julie Garwood fan and I have listened to literally hundreds of audio books. So when I saw that Saving Grace was "back in circulation" in audio I was just thrilled. Saving Grace was in fact my first audio experience ever - back in the 90's, on cassette :) the Simon & Schuster version, narrated by Emma Sams. I loved it so much I decided to buy this one from Audible. I found the narration such a let down that I stopped listening - which makes me very sad. It seemed so stilted and lacked flow. It also seems, from the other reviews, that I am in the minority! If you get a chance, listen to the S&S version.
The narration of this book is terrible. I restarted it four times, listening a couple hours each time, and tried desperately to get into this book. The narration is terrible, the "voices" are all the same. Boring and difficult to follow.
No. She is horrible.
The story seems like it might be decent but the narration made it unlistenable.
Better Diaglogue. The dialogue was quite boring and juvenile at times.
Anything by Laura Kinsale (unfortunately I've listened to all the ones that are out), or Laurie McBain.
It's hard to characterize exactly what was lacking here, but when you're used to such consummate narrators as Nicholas Bouton, Grover Gardner, and Davina Porter, it can be hard to listed to anyone else. I didn't think there was much emotion or passion in the voices of the characters.
I don't know that I would cut any of the characters, but the whole story needs a lot more suspense. It was hard to become emotionally invested in the story.
I think this could be a good story with better dialogue, more sexual tension, and a bit more mystery.
Rosalyn Landor does not add to any books she narrates. She has about one voice for men and additional poor one with an accent if it may be required. Aside from her, the book was fine and without much brain stimulation or gripping to the edge of your seat scenes. A sweet love story, predictable and without a lot of great passion. That is to say it had passion but it was not as sensual as I've gotten used to with Maya Banks' Highlander books. Overall I was a bit board and could not wait to finish the book.
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I enjoy Julie Garwood's stories, have for years but was disappointed in Saving Grace. For Me there wasn't a spark. The narrator tried, perhaps too hard. I will still be looking for stories from Julie Garwood and hope that I find more that spark than fizzle.