This fantasy stuck in the middle ages is not what you'd expect from the author of the Peter Shandy mysteries. Going on and on in a middle ages fantasy is not what you want Dr. Shandy to be involved in. Sorry. I really like this mystery series but this story does not belong. My recommendation is read it if you want but I was very disappointed.
Unlike previous reviewer I liked the way Anne Flosnik narrated this story. Although the Northumberland Ballinger theme was overdone the story holds it's own.
The heroine is not a victim. The hero is not so handsome that he's unbelievable. The story is fast moving and captivating. Even if you do not like romance novels, you should read this one. It is not a follow a format book. The main characters are like old friends, I love to revisit.
The story continues and the magic is there but the narrator seems to hate the story. I've tried to listen to this twice and was really sorry the tale was crushed by the teller.
I highly recommend this book and it's author. The characters keep you interested and the story is compelling. This book is part murder mystery but what keeps you fascinated is finding more about the main character, Maura. She is seeking a place in her world and finding Ireland in the process. The narrator is perfect and does an amazing job.
I admit I never finished listening to this book. After multiple chapters of character description I never even made it to the murder. Sorry but I won't be going on with this series.
The setting in a small agricultural school and the humor of the professor turned unwilling detective make this book a great read. Add a little romance and you have it all.
This book was such a good listen that I despaired every time I had to leave the story.
Romance, history, mystery and more. Susanna Kearsley writes with grace and style. Of course Katherine Kellgren is the perfect person to read it to you. She has so many voices and accents that it seems impossible she is one person. This is the best audible book I have every heard. Download and enjoy.
The spinster sisters that are teaching manners and romance don't really seem experienced in either but muddle through. It is hard to like any of the characters but they are interesting. You keep hoping for more redeeming qualities but these seem lacking.
I liked Agatha even for her faults. She is what she is and not at all ashamed of it. As the story progresses she becomes a bit mellow but still feisty. The mystery keeps you listening until the end as she solves a poisoning by pastry. This is new series for me and I can't wait to listen to the others.
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