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I loved how it fit perfectly with The White Queen. The story of Melusina is so enchanting, and the constant conflicts Jacquetta faces keeps you intrigued.
I have listen to Caroline Lee before, and I think she is awesome. As for Kimberley Freeman, she had me looking for other novels before I finished this one.
I want to be a spoiler, so I will say I liked how it all played out. I don’t think it was as predictable, and I liked getting to know each character. I will say it was slow at times, and there was a little something missing. Nevertheless, I liked it and I will find more from this author.
Entrancing, Delightful, and Captivating. She really is one of my favorites.
I could see this becoming a movie, or at least a lifetime movie. I’m not sure on the cast, but as long as they were convincing, it would be worth watching.
I thought this was a good story. It was a little predictable but still worthwhile. If I could change anything it would be something about Grania. Because she was a major character and intertwined in the story, she is very important. However, at times unlikeable, annoying, and unconnected. Grania’s and Matt’s dialog with the “honey and baby” got to be very over the top. Also, I would have liked to hear more of a back story about Ann’s Russian mother. I’m not sure if changing these factors would elevate the book to a “great”.
Lucinda Riley did a remarkable job moving from past to present. I prefer listening to stories from the past, but because she kept a natural flow to the story, the present day story was also captivating. Listening to the story of Mary was the best part of the story for me. I liked Aurora as the narrator of the story, she was the glue that put it all together.
I enjoyed the book of Fairy Tales, and how each of the tales revealed more about the mystery. I thought the setting was a wonderful aspect of the story. The old castle and mysterious cottage took the audience away on the journey.This is my second book by Kate Morton, and it is clear she does intensive research. Her attention to detail makes her stories believable. After I read this book, I wanted to hunt down this factious book of Fairy Tales.Its a easy listen, and very enjoyable.
This one of those rare books you will want to experience more than once. Its pulls you in fast, and before you know it’s over, and you it leaves you breathless. I could stop thinking about each of the characters, like they were family.
I really believe everyone should read this book. Once your deep into this book, you have the feeling things are going to end bad, but as much as you cry, you also laugh, and feel good for have listened to someone telling a important story.
I think the most impressive thing about this book is, it is narrated by “Dealth” or the Grim Reaper, and who knew a person could feel compassion for the Grim Reaper.
I don’t want to give any scenes away, because I actually read reviews. But once you commit to this book, you will love it.
"The only thing worse than a boy who hates a girl, is a boy who loves a girl."
Enjoyable, Twists, Memorable
I enjoyed all the characters in this book, and I loved how much each character developed as the book reveals its secrets.
Awesome performance, loved listening to this book.
"You may never know all your family secrets." I think it would make a great movie.
This is the first Kate Morton book I have read, but I have already downloaded my next. The story was engaging; it really kept you guessing until the end. The back drop of war time and the history details inserted into the story were interesting. Perfect for readers who love a good story and want to feel like they are learning something about the past.
The way Wilson Rawls truly captures the love Billy has for his dogs.
Old Dan & Little Anne, truly loyal dogs.
I downloaded this one for a road trip. I remembered parts of it, as I read it in school, but it was a great listen. It tugged on my heart stings.
The thing about Philippa Gregory’s books is you can always read them again! I find my self cross referencing her other books in this series.
It’s amazing how you read one of the books in the series, and you are completely behind the main character. Then you read another and you change your mind completely. I think now that I have read all three, I need to read them again to decide which character is really my favorite.
My favorite scene was when Anne and Isabelle made up after fighting for so long. I think it was a perfect scene to show how sisters can have so much hate and envy towards each other, but sisterly love is forever. However, the most intense scene was when Isabelle went into labor on the ship. It was so intense and powerful. The scene set the tone for the events that followed.
I loved all the characters in this book. Kirby Rose was my favorite; she was a perfect representation of most 18 year old girls who don’t have the rest of their life mapped out. I enjoyed Marian, a thirty something, who seems to have it all. However, she is likeable because she proves women who seem to have everything also have major imperfections. Then again, the men in this book take it up a notch. Peter and Conrad are both gorgeous and I hope this one makes it to the big screen!
I enjoyed the personality she brought to each character. The narration performance was fabulous; I especially liked what she did with Kirby.
Yes, I finished it in a few days. But, the second part was even harder to stop.
Everything from Emily Giffen is good, but I think this book is her best!
Enjoyable Historical Fiction! I thought the performance of Katherine Kellgren was fantastic. She did multiple accents convincingly and no annoyance factor.
I liked this book; it was easy to picture the characters and the setting. At times I was right there with Cora into the art, fashion, and social scene.
But, I did think the ending was less desirable. Although the outcome was sought-after the rest of the side stories, involving other characters, fell flat.
Overall, I thought it was a well written book, and I hope to read more from Daisy Goodwin.
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