He built impenetrable walls around his heart…
The Black Death showed no mercy when it took Rowan Graham's beautiful, young wife. With his clan nearly decimated, his heart torn to shreds, he is left to raise his newborn daughter alone. Rowan tries to keep the promises he made to Kate on her deathbed, save for one: He is unable to give his heart to another.
She has built walls around her own…
Lady Arline is forced into yet another arranged marriage - loveless and lonely. Behind Garrick Blackthorn's good looks lies a cruel, vindictive man. She wants nothing more than her marriage to end so that she might gain the freedom she has longed for.
Fate will bring those walls tumbling down…
Just before her marriage comes to a bitter and ugly end, her cruel husband kidnaps a sweet, innocent child. Arline does not realize the child belongs to a man from her past, a man who has haunted her dreams for more than seven years, until the night he comes to rescue his daughter.
Rowan Graham is surprised to learn that his enemy's wife is a woman he met but for a few short moments seven years earlier when dark times had fallen across Scotland. The same woman who had helped insure the freedom of his foster father and brother has been risking her life to care for his daughter.
Fate brings them together…but others are determined to pull them apart.
©2014 Suzan Tisdale (P)2014 Suzan Tisdale
I would list this at the top!
I loved Rowan because he was so honorable and lovable to his family and clan. You could cry with him and laugh with him.
Yes I have listened to Brad and he is the only one I would listen to. He is super great with the voices. I loved how he did the little girl Lily. I just don't know how he can change to all of the characters and do a different voice and keep up with who's voice is who. His accent is perfect and very sexy. I call him Mr. Sexy. :-)
Honor and Love above all for his clan and family.
I love Suzan Tisdale because she can tell a historical romance without going into detail of the sex parts. It is a very clean book that all could read.
I think both the written and the audio are Very Good. Its a different experience to read it or listen. I will say listening does add a different dimension to the story. It would come down to the individual, do you like to read or listen, and if your like me you'll do both! What's fun is to hear, Mr. Brad Willis, and his different voices for the characters. I absolutely Loved little Lilly's voice, so adorable. Then he'd be Rowan, and ahh, well, I'll just say, Mr. Willis is very GOOD at what he does! Very convincing as a leading hero, the best friend or the maid. He even had me snarling at Beatrice. Listen to find out why....
I'm sure there are specific moments I could bring up but I'd rather say, I laughed, teared up, giggled, sighed, felt anticipation, joy, was angry, and back to happy.
I really enjoy Suzan Tisdales' books. This series and all the characters are fun to "hang out" with.. This story is one I had read before, now I've listened and read it. I will revisit it again like an old friend and enjoy it anew.
A bookworm since a child. Love audible books.
yes, but I would not want to have Brad Wills do another "child voice". I do not think that Brad Wills should try imitating a child voice. His imitation of Lily was a bit annoying. She sounded like a whiny kid. The book would be better if they got someone else to do Lily.
Rowen. I loved Brad Wills did a wonderful job of imitating a highland chieftan.
Masculine (Rowen) Charming (Lady Aileen) Annoying (Lilly). Thankfully, Lily had a minor role in the story.
Keep listening. Lady Aileen was very courageous in spite of her circumstances. Lady Aileen was concerned about doing what was right in spite of the danger to herself. Of course, the author gave you a glimpse of the heroine's internal stuggles so you wanted to find out what happened next.
This book was fairly well written. A lot of treachery, dangerous situations, and internal stuggles added to the excitement and suspense of the story.
So, yes the narrator's voice is yummy on most characters. I just couldn't understand the little girl Lily's voice and thought Beatrice was overdone. Having said that, I think I prefer a narrator to 'act' the parts as Brad does - nothing monotone here. The storyline was good, but on a few occasions I felt the main characters came across a bit clueless for not being able to figure out who the 'bad guy' was - not believable on that level. There was also the quick ending/epilogue. I got the impression the author was tired of writing and just wrapped everything up quickly. From my p.o.v. and considering the other historical romances I've been listening to of late, if you spend that much time investing in the build up between two characters (vis a vis romance), you should let the reader linger in their coming-together. It just felt a bit anticlimactic in the end. With all that said, I am looking forward to another installment since anything 'Highlander' tickles my fancy, but I'll be sure to get my fill of other steamier romances in the meantime and maybe check out some of the narrator's other performances.
I liked the story very much. The only downside to the audible version was I couldn't understand the narrator when he did Lily's voice-making it hard to imagine her as a
I like stories about highlanders, what else can I say!
When Beatrice gets caught
Betrayal, love, strenght
Kindhearted, tenderness and adventure
I never compare books, I love all of Suzan Tisdale's amazing stories!
I love listening to audio while I create my jewelry items, I love the intonations of his voice, great to listen to!
Captivating Scottish Adventure
I find Ms. Tisdale a very talented writer and a great person!
I love this book and have bought several others from this same author and recommend her highly!
Yes but only listen with head phones. Because when Lilly speaks or they whisper you can't here it.
Audible needs to have better down load quality. Found frequent repeats and wide veneration in volumes. constantly having to turn it up and down.
"Bizarre Accents and pronunciation"
Ok story but totally ruined by bizarre accents and pronunciation. Ranged from camp English to truly awful Scots and Irish. Palm pronounced to rhyme with bomb. The famous Scots glottal stop totally missing. Why not get a native Scot to narrate?
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