Years ago while vacationing in Scotland, Katherine St. Claire believed she'd found the love of her life. She shared a night of passion with a stranger, in a hotel castle called Duncreag. But come morning, her lover had disappeared. And she has spent the last eight years trying to convince herself it was all a dream...
Living in the 15th century, Iain Mackintosh remains haunted by the memory of his greatest love. Eight years ago, she disappeared, leaving behind a cairngorm earring as the only evidence of her existence. Iain's family wants him to stop pining for this fantasy woman and submit to a sensible marriage. But Katherine suddenly returns to him and reveals to him where - and when she's from...
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Too predictable & simple, especially after being immersed in Diana gabaldons more complicated plots and characters. Maybe good for 12-14 yr old girls.
Unlike most of the dramatic action in most romances, where the protagonists don't talk honestly leading to conflict, in this series they actually tell each other and their family and friends the truth and work it out
enjoyed listening to this book and meeting the characters . Liked the history of the 1500 century which is the time period that this book takes place. good narration by Road Pendleton.
A nice story that is slow to get moving but has a lot more action in the second half. Characters are OK hero is likeable heroine character could have been developed more. Narrator does get a bit annoying with doing female voices badly a female narrator would have been better!
This is a pretty good book. It could use a little more details, but overall it was
a good listen. The story left a lot of gaps you had to fill in on your own.
What can I say? Time travel romance novels are my all time favorite.
And guess what? I don't give a damn if the history is correct or not!
If I wanted a history lesson I'd buy a history book.
Iain and Katherine were just a fabulous, as were the adventure, murder, awesome love story and the great sex. Alisdair and Sorcha got exactly what they deserved!
I first read this story December 2, 2011 and I loved it! Just as I loved it the day before yesterday, when I started it again.
As to the narrator: He really did a wonderful job with the voices. However, one pet peeve I have is when the book calls for a whisper and there is none from the narrator. If you're sneaking up on the bad guys and quietly making your plans you just don't talk in your regular tone of voice. You whisper! But most of the readers just don't do that and it makes that part of the book just plain stupid. IMO..
I would also like to say that the description tells us what the book is about or we can zip over to Amazon and look at reviews. This is AUDIBLE! What we need to review is the narrator. Does he or she suck? Why? Is he or she too nasal-y, too sweet for the kind of book he or she is reading, to gruff, too bland, too robotic, lacks emotion. Is he or she doing nothing but reading the book? Not changing his or her voice for the male and female voices? Is the narrator sounding the same whether she or he is reading a whisper spoken?
Most of us on AUDIBLE don't really care what the book is about. We want to know about the narrator! THIS IS AUDIBLE, after all.
to of never started
written an ORIGINAL story instead of a copycat idea from a very proven series...
the reading was okay,
YES, I can return it, and warn others. Making a sideways re-telling of almost an exact storyline of a famous book,, including places & names the same, along with some of THE smuttiest so called loved scenes I have seen in a long time, it almost qualifies as porn, thank heavens I did not buy a print copy and waste good paper!
I love an original story.
I have seen this more & more often the last 20 yrs. In movies and in print.
A good book and/or series comes out, and suddenly there is nothing but stories of teenage vampires,or wizards, or accidental time travel, then there is the aspects of "foreign" men of regal stature... eg: Highland men, Irish Lords etc....
Get creative - do something NEW !
I am an avid reader. I read during my commute to and from work each day, on the plane when I travel and instead of watching TV.
Okay, so it's time travel and it's necessary to suspend reality. I get that part. This is great in many ways, an old castle in Scotland, happy and knowing older couple keeping it going, earrings passed down through the generations tied to an old love story, woman following her dreams, literally! It's good. Someone should have edited it a little better in that there were a lot of inconsistencies and little consideration to the impact of going back and forth in time, but I still recommend this one for its entertainment value. It's for those of us who read a lot of books constantly, but I wouldn't recommend it for a busy person who needs to be selective about the books you have time to read.
I'm usually a sucker for a good time travel romance but this one just had too many problems. The characters changed history again and again. One character was able to use silly American idioms in his poor gaelic. And maybe some of the dialogue sounded more absurd coming from a male narrator.
I finished the book hoping it would make more sense but sadly, no. It was really too unbelievable.
Hunkie Highlander blended with Romance, Time -Travel ,and a well-crafted story line... performed by a very good narrator....I was in Audiobook Heaven !! I'm still smiling !! And I will re-read this one again :)
Time travel / fantasy is not my usual selection, so I'm glad I took a chance on this book. I will definitely listen to the next two books in the trilogy.
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