Julianne MacLean's thrilling Pembroke Palace Series begins when a young and innocent aristocratic lady is rescued from a runaway coach by a heroic stranger on a horse-who appears like a phantom out of the mist in a fog-shrouded forest.
Lady Rebecca Newland cannot forget the captivating nobleman who saved her life, and she sets out to meet him again when she is of an age to be courted. Unbeknownst to her, her timing is impeccable, for Devon Sinclair, the future Duke of Pembroke, has just been informed by his mad father that he must take a wife before Christmas in order to thwart a family curse and preserve his inheritance.
Lady Rebecca is everything Devon could want in a wife - she is beautiful, charming, and she desires him openly. But can a marriage built on fantasy succeed, or will the lovers be forever entangled in the seductive web of their mutual passion for what occurs each night the marriage bed?
©2007 Julianne MacLean (P)2014 Julianne MacLean
I love Epic Fantasy....have become a Historical Romance fan because I am a sucker for a good Happily Ever After. Good characters are a must
First off Rosalyn Landor is AMAZING. She acts out the book...not just reads it....If the character is breathless...she reads it that way! SUPERB!
Rebecca and Devon are a great match. I didn't want this book to end but when it did...I immediately downloaded the second book in the series and started it the same night.
This book is definitely not for the listener who wants PG love scenes. These aren't over the top...but they are super steamy!
I highly recommend this book and am already enjoying the second book.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
In My Wildest Dreams was a delightful story full of sympathetic and interesting characters and sweet and unexpected surprises. For example Rebecca,the heroine, manages to be both curious innocent and sultry wanton at the same time thanks to an ingenious plot device I've never seen used before. Both she and the slightly flawed hero carry some emotional baggage and have to deal with somewhat dysfunctional families but Ms MacLean draws her characters with such skill and compassion that it's impossible not to care for and root for them. Though their appearances are brief, Devon's parents and his brother Vincent are vividly drawn characters, memorable for their strengths as well as their weakness, and each intriguing and mysterious in a way that tugged at my imagination. I'd really like to know more about these people. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and devoured it in one sitting. Without giving too much away, I'd have to say that there's a BIG surprise on the last page that left me eager for book two. There's just something about Vincent... Anyway...highly enjoyable...highly recommended.
Rosalyn Landor is the best narrator of historical books. She is my favourite narrator and was outstanding with the delivery of this stoy.
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Rebecca is a beautiful young woman who has worshiped the young viscount for 4 years since he saved her and her father when they were stuck in a bog. I resists being called a hero because he was unable to save another young woman - his brother's fiancé. But he is bewitched by Rebecca and they are married, only to discover things are not quite what they seem.
Still married to the sweetest man alive. Have 3 beautiful grandchildren with one on the way!
The story had just the right amount of love, strife, and forgiveness to earn my full attention. The story moves along at a good pace, and even though you know how the timeless classic goes, you're still willing to go all the way to the end. Who wouldn't want to know how the characters find their HEA. Rosalyn Landor does a wonderful job as always! She is one of the best narrators around! You can never go wrong with her! This whole series was worth every credit! Julianne MacLean has a WINNER!
Really, there's not many action in here. This is recommended to the instant attraction readers. That's how this story is and even their courtship isn't so much eventful as head over heels even if they did hit a slight bump five seconds after that.
I never read the print version.
When Devon and Rebecca comes face to face or mask to mask at the ball. The sparks started flying then. Also, when Lady Latisha realized that she was not the chosen one. I didn't like the way Devon allowed her to smack him, not just once, but twice.
Devon's voice, but all the male voices pretty much sound the same. However, I do love her as a narrator.
It made me sad because of the relationship that was lost between Devon and Vincent. Vincent's attitude was understandable due to the circumstances. However, it clearly showed that we have no control over whom we fall in love with, or who falls in love with us. Family division has to be worked out through forgiveness.
A fun quick movining novel. Narrator Rosalyn Landor is one of my all time favorite. She can capitor the men as well as the women's voices and this adds another element to the story.
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Loved the characters and the storyline. Can't wait for the next book. Strong narration with OK character voice changes.
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