I recommend this book. Deanna Chase weaves intriguing stories, with great characters and eventful situations. There isn't a character, good or evil I did not want to hear more of.
The most memorable moment is when Willow discovers family secrets and deeper intrigue tying her family with a powerful vampire ruler and family.
I liked all the characters, but, I would have to say David is my favorite. It's hard not to put the Heroine Willow first.
I cannot say I had an extreme reaction, but I was very captured by the story and cannot wait for the sequel. I was in suspense a couple of times, pulling for the characters, worrying through situations.
Deanna is one of my most favorite authors, I have all of her books and Look forward to her future books.
Yes, with its lovely historical background of Cornwall and a bit of Bath, and how smuggling was a revolutionary act of survival against the Kings taxes. I enjoyed the journey of redemption in life, how love can come to us if we let it, stubborn Libertines and headstrong ladies, I would find this enjoyable to listen to again.
I encourage others to purchase and enjoy Smuggler's Moon.
There are many historically based books about smuggling and pirating, the up and down sides of this life choice, however, right now I may compare it to "Sliver Storm" there are familial ties in family, shipping, standing against governmental tyranny as well as love coming to fruition aboard a ship at sea. Women who are strong and independent, standing for what they believe against headstrong, stubborn and wary men.
I enjoyed listening to Rosalyn Landor. Her accent fitting the characters and country, she has a nice voice, not grating like some and reads rather smoothly; that is important. She moved smoothly between characters and scenes, adding to the voice emotively very well. Sometimes I find myself avoiding a book or having trouble listening to a book because it sounds too mechanical or abrasive, not sure how to explain it.
Yes, Andre's own night time reflection and then conversation with Devon on the discovery that Sebastian is Andre's son were all poignant moments, but I would have to say that the conversation on parentage between Andre and Sebastian was quite moving and seemed healing for both of them.
I think I would have like a bit more of an Epilogue, a bit more wind up to the story, I know that Sebastian and Julia planned to re-marry, but maybe a bit of a wrap up of, possible children, how some of the other family members progress; there were hints of such things, I just felt the need for a little more meat to that part.
Tempest is ranks in the top tier with my other Cynthia Wright audiobook, Silver Storm. There is depth and growth of characters with a vibrant Barbadian background.Definite must have for your audio library.
I have a difficult time choosing a favorite character, with a loving, all knowing older cook who has been in the family for generations. Such s treasure. Adam and Cathy have so much growing and learning to do, so they can truly come together. Both characters endear themselves to the reader, that it is hard to choose between them. Normally I can say I have a definite favorite, but not this time, in a way, they were each others catalyst for growth and healing.
Again, I was not able to clearly favor either Adam or Cathy over the other. I felt equal endearment to both and wanted to encourage both.
My heart melted completely. This story was so endearing, the characters had so much possible hope within and around them. I felt joy when their flawed, but loving world came together?.
At times I wondered , while listening to this book, if Andre and Devon from Silver Storm had not been reincarnated within Adam and Cathy to come together again. The similarities were calling to me. Cathy and Devon both had older brothers who died at sea, they were free spirits, lived in coastal New England towns and were sheltered. Adam was descended from Andre, had his looks, moodiness, was hurt by parental infidelity, knew sailing, how to use swords and had ties to tropical island homes. Such a beautiful story!
I recommend this and any story by Cynthia Wright.
This story would be a definite listen again, or read again. the characters are human, with flaws and their weaknesses bring it to life. As you are drawn into the story, you relate to the characters, you are drawn into the mystery and can't help but become a part of the moment.
The flawed characters drew me in, The story kept me present with it, and the mystery made me consider the possibilities.
Cormoran Strike is human flawed, but decent. He is scarred by life, he is struggling, but does not let those around him down. Cormoran is rebuilding himself and you are drawn in to his character, his strengths, his many weaknesses and his process through his journey, that pulling force that draws him forward in solving this case.
Deaths calling for Justice
It was great to be a gumshoe and follow Cormoran, You are drawn to believe in him.
Historical, mystery, Adventure
In some ways it reminds me of a Dan brown Thriller, in that it traces a lost symbol or artifact of religion, but no to the extent that it delves into religion. As the persecuted Catholic families of England hid, they hid their artifacts as well. This book is a treasure hunt across England to find such a treasure.
Antonia was my favorite character. It was fun to follow her adventure, be there in her research and look for the monstrance. Her research in the archives, manor houses and libraries of Europe is wonderful.
The story make you think, ponder and consider the possibilities. very enjoyable.
A wonderful reading adventure that keeps you thinking.
Andre and Devon's story leads you into the battles and scenery in early America, as you travel along the American Eastern seaboard.
The people and places in History come to life and you feel like a part of it.
Devon was the most memorable character, as you watch her come of age and move into adulthood, she maintains her vision of life and it's priorities.
The Alpha Sea Captain and his guilty pleasure.
Andre was a strong character who was at times so controlling he was hard to like, but quite redeemable in the end. He kind of gets over himself and his painful childhood to see clearly the love surrounding him and man up. The story drew me in and kept me wanting more.
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