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  • When a Laird Loves a Lady

  • Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts, Book 1
  • By: Julie Johnstone
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664

Raised by a tyrannical father, Marion de Lacy yearns for the comfort of belonging to a loving family. So when her father announces her betrothal to an evil knight in exchange for his help to overthrow the king, she concocts a desperate scheme to avoid the marriage: feigning her own death and then fleeing England. But when her plan goes terribly awry and she's captured by the knight, not even her careful preparations could ready her for the Scottish barbarian who rescues her and then informs her that he's to marry her.

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  • Wow, loved it!

  • By Ruthie on 07-25-16

Wow, loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-16

What did you like best about this story?

This book far exceeded my expectations, it was such a joy to listen to, and I really fell in love with the characters, especially the main characters Iain and Marion. What I loved best were the layers within this story - this wasn't just about the two main characters, the author brought in so many characters to add complexity and depth. You could get a feel for each character's personality, emotions, etc. I also loved that I couldn't predict what would happen. There were many surprises! I even literally cried at one point in the story, my heart felt so much for Marion. So sad it ended! Bravo, well done with this historical romance.

Which scene was your favorite?

Oh, hard to choose! I really enjoyed the part of the book just before and after Marion meets Iain, and their journey together. I also loved listening to how Marion overcame challenges she faced in her new home, especially with the other women. There were times when I cringed feeling her pain, and joy to find out how she solved problems. What an admirable character.

Any additional comments?

The narrator did a great job. At first I was skeptical about a male voice telling a love story, wondering how Marion would sound, but he did a truly amazing job. He is wonderful with accents and pitches.

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