I read this book and enjoyed it years ago so when it became came available on Audible I had to revisit it. This delightful story is somewhat predictable but extremely charming. The heroine is Alicia who is a young girl that grew up in undesirable circumstances. She learns to be strong and how to take care of herself despite her situation. The hero, Jeffrey, is a workaholic who doesn't have time for love. Together they scheme and learn that love is never easy but worth the effort.
Susan Duerden did a nice job narrating the tale.
I think teen girls (and girls at heart) will really enjoy this romantic book. Its still worth a credit but because the price is reasonable I bought this one instead of using a credit.
This book is based on the legend of Lord Colin Campbell the first Lord of Glenorchy.
The author unfolds a story that has a believeable balance of romance and history in 1455 AD. The struggles that Colin and Margaret face, both together and separate. were real and not forced. Their passion, love and compassion for each other, their family and friends was sweet and steadfast.
Because this story is based on real people. you get the sense that the romance between Colin and Margaret was more genuine than many typical romance novels. After all, arranged marriages were commonplace back then and people sacrificed happiness for duty or security. The combination of love and passion had to be quite rare and cherished when found. Also, the pace of time was a lot slower. It wasn't uncommon to be separated from a spouse for years at a time. In our time, most of us wouldn't have the patience.
If you are looking for an inconsequential romance novel don't bother with this one. Its worth a credit if you are in the mood for a dose of real romance in 1455 AD. ;-)
This story is an exciting love story that crosses the boundaries of time. Kathryn Le Veque's style of writing weaves a tale of love, faith, adventure, and family with hints of deja vu throughout the story.
Brian J Gill does a nice job narrating. There are, however, some narration editing mistakes in this book one of which is actually quite funny!
I recommend this series if you love a good medieval adventure with time travel. ;-)
I always enjoy Kathryn Le Veque's books and this 2 part "the crusader" series is no exception. This first book takes place in the year of 2012 and introduces the main character Rory, who is an archaeologist on a dig for religious artifacts. She is a strong willed character who fights for love even when centuries threaten to divide.
I liked this book a lot but I liked the second book "Kingdon Come" even better. I actually think KL should have made this series one big book instead of splitting the two. So, if you listen to this one and enjoy it make sure you listen to "Kingdom Come" too. ;-)
I needed a book long enough to listen to while recovering from bronchitis and I I found this one on sale for $5.24 and thought I'd take a chance. Wow, I hit the jackpot with this book because it is a delightful romp. From beginning to the end this fun story kept me entertained with characters that are enchanting, quirky, and silly. It literally helped me feel better!
Get this one before the sale ends. It's definitely worth more than the price!
Kathryn Le Veque has written a gripping story that grabs your attention from the beginning and never lets you down. This book was so emotionally riveting to me that at one point I literally threw my ipod down! Of course, I picked it back up... but the point is.... I've never done that before with a book. It was THAT emotional to me. This book kept me guessing along the way and was funny, sad, emotional, and real. The characters were all wonderfully written.....especially the ones that I didn't like!
Narration was perfect. He added to the excitement. There are, however, quite a few narration editing mistakes throughout this book. Hopefully, this will be corrected soon.
Just a note: This book had some violence and detailed sex scenes.
This one is definitely on my repeat and recommendation list!
If you are looking for a Highland story that is filled with fierce Highland warriors and damsels in distress then pass on this one because this book goes in a totally different direction.
At first I thought "Dear God, what did I get into" because I was not expecting a story that was silly, funny, and, at times, a little off the wall. As story progresses, you see our heroine, Hope, who is mischievous beyond belief and our hero, Leonce, who has to have the patience of a Saint to handle Hope's antics and her past that was filled with murder, deceit, and abuse. This is the kind of story that is cute, funny, and endearing.....yet sad at the same time.
This definitely was an unexpected change of pace for me and I bloody well enjoyed the silly fun. 4.5 Stars. Narration was great too.
Many series books tend to be disappointing because the first book is great and the remaining books fall short. This series, however, delivers great stories, history, and memorable characters.
After listening to all 3 books in this series, I think I enjoyed the third book "Ride The Fire" the best. I'm not exactly sure why....I think maybe because the ending sums up everyone's life and I really didn't want it to end. Plus, I love Kaleo Griffith's narration.
If you love Historical romances - this series is a winner. ;-)
This second book in the series continues with the Blakewell/Kenleigh Family and features Jamie and Brighid. This book is filled with Irish, English, and American History that surrounds an unforgettable story filled with courage, suspense, loyalty, romance, and love.
If you love historical romances with a great story then give this series a try. I highly recommend any book by Pamela Clare.
How did I miss this Pamela Clare Trilogy? I don't know but I'm better late than never!
Pamela Clare's writing always has detailed history, emotional story, tender romances, and memorable characters. Kaleo Griffith's narration adds so much dimension to her stories. He manages to give each character a unique voice and his inflections are spot on. Love this author/narration combination.
I will be listening to the others in this trilogy because PC's books get better as the series progresses. I've never been disappointed with her books. :-)
I have listened to many of Kathryn Le Veque's books and she always writes interesting stories that are emotionally charged. You can always count on her books to be filled with true to life dialog with believable challenges along the way. This book also has light humor to keep you smiling. The narration of Brad Wills adds emotion and excitement to this Medieval tale.
I recommend this story to those who enjoy a good story along with a sweet romance. ;-)
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