Mist of Midnight was a pleasant surprise for me. I read and enjoyed Sandra Byrd's "French Twist" series (which sadly no longer seems to be av..Show More »ailable on Audible) awhile ago, but this was a very different genre, and so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. In my opinion, however, Byrd skillfully weaves an inspirational romance with a Gothic mystery in this story of Rebecca Ravenshaw, an English lady who has spent most of her life with her missionary parents in India. Despite the (understandable) questions after the murder of her parents in the Indian Mutiny, Rebecca, with the help of some of those around her, manages to stay strong in her faith. In so doing, she demonstrates Christian love and forgiveness in a way that teaches without being preachy. This, combined with a sweet romance, a slightly spooky mystery and Elizabeth Sastre's wonderful narration, made for an engaging story that has me eagerly awaiting the next book in the series.
I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys inspirational historical romance, but most especially those who are fans of Julie Klassen.
Lately it has been a challenge to find a good, engaging listen that isn't filled with profanity and sex. If you are looking for a story that has a plo..Show More »t, reminiscent of Phyllis Whitney, this is the book for you. It is a very clean cut book... no profanity or sex scenes. It is was overall a good listen for me. I think I would really rate 3.5 stars ... since it was not out of the ball park good and it was a little above mediocre.
This author weaves a tale around jealousy, family problems, 1850's England .... and was a good listen. The twits are predictable, but never the less told in such a way you really don't mind.
The narration was okay. The "foreign" accents from Malta were a little taxing, but otherwise it was not an unbearable performance.
I used a credit for this book. Definitely sale worthy .... save the credit.