Not your run of the mill Historical Romance . A little slow at times, but kept my interests to the end.
The story begins at court in the late 1100's just before Elenore betrayed King John -- where the King arranged strategic marriages, where betrayals and intrigue ran rampant.
Anne Flosnik gave a great performance.
Tamara Leigh's story about revenge is not your cookie cutter historical romance. It is about a Lady who for years prepares, by honing her warrior skills, to avenge the wrongs carried out against her family; and to protect herself from being ravaged by men. Without considering the ramifications of her actions to her family and home she imprisons a peer of the realm; the man she holds responsible for the attach on her family and her person. A man held in esteem by the king.
Great performance by Mary Sarah Ogliotta.
One of the best books I've listen to in a long time--NOT your cookie-cutter historical romance story.
The author brings her characters to life - makes you love some and hate others. Pamela Clare has the ability to transport you back in time; to clearly picture the people and setting. The clarity with which she portrays the era, it's prejudices' , injustices, etc. is truly remarkable.
Kaleo Griffith gave a terrific performance; the presentation of women, men and children voices, the accents were easily distinguishable and brought them to life. It was a perfect marriage of author and narrator.
I can't see anyone who enjoys historical romance not LOVING this book. Although the sexual content is detailed, it flows within the telling of the story of Cassie (plantation owner) and Alec (wealthy shipping magnet and indentured servant).
I highly recommend "Sweet Release".
Johnny Paynter hadn't seen his brother in 5 years, but when he thought he would be hanged for a murder he did not commit he and his friend Cam headed to Texas. They planned to hide out at his brother, Mark's, until things could be straightened out in Denver.
Upon arriving in Texas Johnny finds Mark dead with two bullet holes in his chest, his house ransacked and his horses gone. When Johnny goes into town he is mistaken for Mark, so he decides to keep up the masquerade, pretending to be Mark even to the point of marrying Mark's mail-order bride, Sally. Sally knows something is wrong when "Mark" does not act like the man she has been corresponding with, but without money and in a strange town she has no other options than to go through with the wedding.
"The Outlaw Takes a Bride" is a clean, sweet romantic story.
Aimee Lilly did a good job distinguishing voices of both men and women.
A reviewer said it was a fantasy (the faculty or activity of imagining things, especially things that are impossible or improbable), and normally I do not mind unrealistic books. I've read a few time travel books I enjoyed, but I'm not into fairies and brownies, etc.
I would never have believed Ava Stone could write something like this. I've read a couple of her books I've thoroughly enjoyed, but this was not one of them.
I enjoy Stevie Zimmerman's narrations, so I thought I couldn't go wrong with the combination of Ava Stone and Stevie Zimmerman. I was wrong.
I thoroughly enjoyed this humorous, well-narrated book. I loved the hero's dry wit -- the heroine's sarcastic wit.
I'm not going to say too much except it was very entertaining, because in my opinion the introduction to the story gave more information than this listener needed. The story flowed well, the characters were well defined. It's a light, feel-good book. The narrator was effectively chosen.
I'm batting a thousand on my last three books, I couldn't be more pleased with my recent selections.
I highly recommend "The Weaver Takes A Wife"!
I have been reading more books these past few months rather than listening to audio-books, because I was making poor choices; either the story was lacking or the narrator spoiled it. But I got lucky with "Come the Morning" . Not only is the story unique, but the author keeps things flowing and exciting. I listened to it 13 1/2 hours straight through except for a few hours of sleep and other necessities.
The story is about the daughter of a Gaelic noblewoman and a Viking warlord, Mellyora MacAdin and the King's Champion Waryk de Graham; Lord Lion. Mellyora (who was trouble with a capital "T") had already pledged her heart to her childhood sweetheart when she was summoned to appear before her godfather, King David. When she was told she was to marry the fierce Lord Lion (whom she thought was an old Norman knight) and he would take control of her lands, she decided to disobey King David. She was not going to allow King David to make decisions concerning her future and assumed if she escaped from the castle she could go home and be independent. Once outside the castle, thing do not go as she planned. It had me laughing out loud.
The story has all the elements that make a great story.
Narrator Sandra Burr gave a good performance.
I highly recommend it.
Be prepared to be transported back to 1156 England by a very talented author. Ignorance and superstition cause Lady Graeye Charwyck's father to take her to a convent as a child because she has a birth mark on her forehead thought to be the devil's mark. She has never been happy at the convent and is delighted when her father orders her home just before taking her vows to become a nun. Her father wants her to marry a lecherous old man and produce an heir since her brother's death.
Before the marriage can take place, her father's holdings are confiscated by the King and given to the Balmaine family. Graeye has only heard one side of the story of her brother's murder, so she distrusts Baron Gilbert Balmaine.
Living all her life behind the high walls of the convent Graeye is unprepared for life outside and the extreme changes that have befallen her and her father. Because she doesn't want to be returned to the convent, and wanting to stay and take care of her father, who doesn't want her now that there is no need for an heir, Graeye makes some very foolish decisions/mistakes that have far reaching consequences.
This touching story flows well, with descriptions so realistic you feel like you are there. Tamara Leigh is a very talented author who holds the readers interest throughout.
Mary Sarah Agliotta gave a sterling performance. She does male voices very well. Each person's voice was distinguishable. She read like a one woman play with each role done to perfection.
I will look for more books from this author and narrator.
A good story complete with: BEGINNING, where the reader is introduced to the setting, the characters and the situation they find themselves in and their goals.
MIDDLE, the story develops through a series of complications and obstacles.
END, the Climax and the loose ends of the story are resolved, all in under 3 hours.
Characters: Jonah and Emma and brothers you will recognize from Kelli Ann's "Redbourne Series".
With a story this short I do not want to say more and spoil it for other readers.
Well done by Kelli Ann Morgan and narrator Troy Duran.
I only gave it 4 Stars because although it had a good story-line, it was drawn out too much. I didn't care for the hero, Gabriel St John, the Marquess of Ralston, but liked the heroine, Lady Calpurnia Hartwell, and secondary characters, except for the ones we were not suppose to like--the gold digging dandy. I think the Dandy should have been hit by Gabriel or Calpurnia's brother when he told Calpurnia about the bet in a most demeaning way, although the Marquess did call him out--pistols at dawn.
It has detailed sexual content, not suitable for under 18 years of age.
The narrator did not do male voices well.
I'm a real Louis L'Amour fan, but felt "The proving Trail" was not up to his usual excellence.
Perhaps with another narrator it would have been better.
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