In a whirlwind romance, a lovely New York socialite marries a fêted, debonair author. But beneath the charm is a cheating husband addicted to hashish. Her dream marriage turns sour and the simplicity of her life runs amok when a handsome stranger, her husband's business partner, threatens her staunch loyalty to her wayward husband. When she faces the ugly truth about her marriage, her need to finalize her divorce sends her on a mad chase across the wilds of 19th century America with a handsome stranger where she learns the hard lessons of murder, kidnapping, and more, that almost destroy her.
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I have to admit that I chose this book because Jane Oppenheimer was narrating. Ive enjoyed her narration in the past and this book is no exception. Since I've never read anything by this author, I was very pleased that this book exceeded my expectations.
The romance of Leila and Rork is a long journey of patience, trust and strength. They are both decent and honorable people who find themselves "between a rock and a hard place". Their love leads them on a course of danger, friendships, captivity and murder..
This book is a treat for those who love 19th century American history. The backdrop of this story spans from the civilized city of New York to the untamed west. I applaud the author for not shying away from including social issues such as substance abuse, domestic abuse, slavery and interracial marriage in this book. Including these issues made the story feel more authentic and the characters more real.
Note: This book does include sexual situations but no explicit sex. There is also some swearing.
I recommend this book if you enjoy romances that have a well developed story and great narration.
I received this book from Audiobook Boom in exchange for an honest review.
I typically like romantic suspense so it was hard to hold my interest for this story line.
This was ten+ hours of twists and turns as Rourke and Lara found their way to each other. Infidelity, murder, attempted rape, slavery, freedom fighting, love lost and then found again; interracial marriages and Indians. The only part I did not like was when they made the dog soldier Indians seem as if they were the ones who broke the peace treaty when actuality it was the white men lusting after gold who defiled the Indians land. The narrator was good but on several occasions, Lara's name was pronounced one way and then another. She was an indecisive person. She was true to a husband who blatantly flaunted his mistress in front of her yet would give Rourke a hard time for loving her. Then get mad because he left. She did come to her senses finally. I loved all of the misadventures where they were so close to each other and did not know it. This book was given in exchange for an unbiased review via audiobook boom.
I download over 100 books a year. I don't even know how to go about my day without listening to a title. It's my happy place!
I don't have a problem with long books but I think this story was trying to be a sweeping"Gone With the Wind" type narrative and, to me, it went on too long.
So many things kept happening in this book and not all of them made sense. The main character, Layla, kept doing dumb things (like heading out--by herself--into the wilds of an unknown back country "to get help" without food or a way to protect herself) and at one point, I had to step away from the book because I could not understand her level of stupidity.
I finished the listen but mostly because I enjoyed the narrator. She was incredibly pleasant to listen to and I will be looking for more books by her.
“This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”
: Gail Ingis
This is a historical fiction featuring adventure and romance, set after the Civil War. The female protagonist must make choices that could change her life forever. A diverse group of characters make this story flow. The author crafted a visual story for the listener. I hope to find more works from her in the future.
The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed.I enjoyed it very much.
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