Kate Morton's stories are wonderful. I love how she moves between past and present, telling the stories of two women in different times. And I adore her use of language. So wonderfully descriptive. When I saw this audiobook was released just the day before I was to take a road trip, I purchased immediately - even though my monthly credit wasn't available yet! I am more than happy to pay the cash price to hear one of Ms. Morton's books. And a Caroline Lee performance makes the experience perfection.
The ending was superb. Just when I thought the story had reached its end, there was a wonderful surprise!
I love Caroline Lee's performances. She speaks as if telling a story from her own experience, rather than reading it from a page.
One of the tensions for me with Ms. Morton's stories is always that part of me can't wait to have the mysteries unfold, but another part of me never wants the story to end.
I love Kearsley's stories. But the narration for this story was painful. The reader has a "haughty" tone when reading as the main character. Miss Jane Hathaway from Beverly Hillbillies came to mind while listening. Then there's the way she runs sentences together - as if punctuation is merely a suggestion that can be ignored. Makes it hard to follow the story. It's like she was in a rush to get through the book.
A different narrator.
This is an engaging story that moves back and forth between time periods, similar to a Kate Morton story, with mysteries unfolding. The excellent weaving of romance and history was similar to Diana Gabaldon's work. If you like either of those authors, you will probably like this book as well. The narrator took a little getting used to, but once I got into the story it was easier to listen to her. She's not awful, just a little wooden in her delivery. The story was enjoyable, and I've just purchased the author's other book available in audio.
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