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Christine Woinich

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  • The Secret to Your Surrender

  • By: Adele Clee
  • Narrated by: Liisa Ivary
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Having spent years living in the shadow of his brother’s scandalous reputation, Anthony Dempsey fought hard to regain the credibility of his family name. His unwavering sense of duty is renowned and admired. But then tragedy strikes. Threatened with ruination, he withdraws from society to hide his secret and protect all those close to him. How ironic that he should finally meet a woman who captures more than his interest. Indeed, Sarah Roxbury is a dazzling beauty who ignites the flame of passion in his heart, awakens a craving deep in his core.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting story

  • By Zena on 06-24-18

Intriguing romantic mystery.

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

I loved listening to this story! Liisa Ivary kept me in the story. Secrets, pride, and fear of scandal put a lot between Sarah and Anthony. I enjoyed Sarah's tenacity in her feelings for Anthony despite how much he put her off. The mystery behind the romance was also exciting, watching the twists and turns. Having the women follow their own leads and still ending up where the men did was chuckle worthy. There were some tense moments, some funny moments, and some moments of tears. I recommend this story.

I received a copy of the audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

  • The Beauty Bride

  • The Jewels of Kinfairlie, Book 1
  • By: Claire Delacroix, Deborah Cooke
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 167

Lady Madeline's heart is not for sale - especially not to a notorious outlaw like Rhys FitzHenry. Yet Madeline's hand has been sold, to none other than this battle-weary warrior with a price on his head. A more dutiful maiden might cede to the Laird's command and meekly accept her fate, but Madeline has never been obedient. She decides to run away, though she never dreams that Rhys will pursue her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A romance that will take your breath away!

  • By heather on 10-07-14

Strong emotions, good characters, good narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

This was an interesting meet. I enjoyed the interactions between Madeline and Rhys. With so many secrets and misunderstandings, they were still able to find love. Her independence and his convictions made me love this couple. The narration by Saskia Maarleveld brought the story to live.

I received a copy of this audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

  • The Earl of Pembroke: The Wicked Earls' Club

  • The League of Rogues, Book 7
  • By: Lauren Smith, Wicked Earls' Club, The League of Rogues
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Morris
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

She's a servant masquerading as a lady... Gillian Beaumont never had a fairytale life: she was left penniless after her father’s death, forcing her into service as a lady’s maid. Luckily, her mistress is more adventurous than most ladies and soon Gillian is aiding her espionage. One such spy mission forces Gillian to masquerade as a high-born lady to infiltrate a Hellfire Club. But when she falls into the club’s trap, she’s rescued by gentleman rogue, the Earl of Pembroke. His heated kisses make her long for a different life, but she has a secret that could destroy everything… 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New author to me, loved it!

  • By Aubrey Wynne on 05-28-18

Great story, wonderful narration, loved this audio

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

This was a fun story with a very interesting beginning. I loved Gillian's loyalty to her friend, braving danger to protect her. Her honesty was also endearing as she struggled with when and how to admit to her past. I found this a grittier look at that time period. James was a sweetheart and wanted his heart's desire no matter what. The narration by Carolyn Morris kept me listening as well. I highly recommend this story, and I look forward to reading all the Wicked Earls.

I received a copy of this audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Simple Case of Seduction

  • By: Adele Clee
  • Narrated by: Liisa Ivary
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Daniel Thorpe has made a point of avoiding Daphne Chambers ever since she refused his proposal of marriage. But three years have passed, and as experienced enquiry agents solving crimes against the aristocracy, their paths were destined to cross. Chasing criminals is no job for a lady. But the woman is too stubborn to take his advice. Is it any wonder she finds herself the victim of a silent stalker, one happy to hide and wait in the shadows?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery and romance.

  • By cheryl on 05-09-18

Danger and darkness abound, yet softened by love.

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

This was a very interesting story. The narrator did a wonderful job keeping the characters separate and identifiable. Daphne was a strong and very intelligent woman, and I loved her independence. Daniel wallowed in his past, making him appear cold, but his sweet, tender side was always just beneath the surface. The story is full of danger, darkness, and twists. The emotions between Daphne and Daniel were strong, and gave the story that softer, lighter touch.

I received a copy of this audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

  • The Highlander's Fury

  • By: Maeve Greyson
  • Narrated by: Rebecca McKernan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Ciara, Immortal Fury, spends her days locating evil and administering justice. When her goddess mothers inform her they need a gifted child, Ciara agrees to their plan. She will swap places with Faolan MacKay's shy bride long enough to conceive, bear, and train a child in the old ways, before resuming her duties as avenger of wickedness. Laird Faolan MacKay's advisers are pushing him to wed. To silence his advisers, Faolan chooses a woman rumored to be meek and easy to ignore. One problem: Nobody ignores Ciara.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Secrets cannot stop true love.

  • By Christine Woinich on 05-24-18

Secrets cannot stop true love.

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

What would you give up for love? I enjoyed listening to this story as I found out what Ciara and Faolan were willing to do. Secrets make this a good read as these two learn about faith and love. The characters are strong, yet accepting of change. The narrator, Rebecca McKernan, made the story come alive and entertaining. I recommend the story.

I received a copy of this audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Mysterious Miss Flint

  • Lost Ladies of London, Book 1
  • By: Adele Clee
  • Narrated by: Liisa Ivary
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Having spent two years abroad to avoid his father’s schemes to see him wed, Oliver Darby returns to England to claim his inheritance. As Earl of Stanton and a confirmed bachelor, he expects to settle into a comfortable life. But when he discovers his sister, Rose, is missing and has not been seen for six months, it’s evident his father is capable of manipulating events from beyond the grave.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A captivating story

  • By cheryl on 01-31-18

Can secrets and guilt keep two people apart?

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

This was a fun listen, and Liisa Ivary did a wonderful job of keeping me interested with her emotions as she narrated. Nicole has been through a lot but still has the ability to trust the right person. Oliver is full of guilt and does not want closeness with anyone. I enjoyed both characters and their journeys to finding themselves and true love. I recommend this story (book or audio) and look forward to the next in the series.

I received a copy of this audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bargaining with a Rake

  • Whisper of Scandal, Book 1
  • By: Julie Johnstone
  • Narrated by: Tristan Hunt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 179

For 11 years, Gillian Rutherford has dreamed of escaping her family's dark secret and living a normal life. Now, faced with an unwelcome marriage that will chain her to London and the secret slowly killing her, she's desperate to save herself and the sister she adores. Salvation comes in the form of an American shipping tycoon, and all she must do is seduce him into marrying her. But Gillian's scheme hits a snag when she makes a bargain with a notorious rake Alexander Trevelle, Lord Lionhurst.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good one

  • By A. on 10-15-14

Loyalty to family kept me listening

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

This is a very enjoyable story. A woman, Gillian, who is willing to give up her home and her chance at happiness to protect her sister from a secret. Gillian's loyalty to family despite all the secrets surrounding her endeared her to me. She does what she thinks is right, even bargain with a rake. Alex was a good counterpart with his own dark issues. The narrator, Tristan Hunt, helped bring life and emotion to the characters. I highly recommend this story.

I received a copy of this audio as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

  • Beneath Montana's Sky

  • A Montana Sky Novella
  • By: Debra Holland
  • Narrated by: Lara Asmundson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

Plain and timid, debutante Pamela Burke-Smythe is a wallflower at the high-society Boston balls she attends, overlooked by possible suitors. One by one her friends become engaged, and Pamela resigns herself as to life as a spinster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beneath Montana's Sky

  • By AnnieS on 04-25-15

Sweet story, love grows out of awkwardness

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

This was a sweet story. John was such a caring man though not prepared for Boston society. Pamela had such self-doubt that she could not believe John would choose her. The narrator did a good job of voicing the characters, it was easy to keep up. Description of John's ranch in Montana was beautifully done. The story ended a bit abrupt for me as I felt we had not spent enough time in Montana. I hope the next book finishes their story. I look forward to reading more in this series.

I received this audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

  • In the Kingdom's Name

  • Guardian of Scotland, Book 2
  • By: Amy Jarecki
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

Can history rewrite itself? As the time of treachery draws near, hope is but a fleeting whisper. After his success at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, William Wallace becomes Guardian of Scotland and is thrown into the machinations of court. But when disaster strikes, the love of his life, Eva MacKay, is hurled back to the 21st century. Frantically she tries to return, only to face failure with her every attempt. In this tale of breathtaking love and heartbreaking farewells, destiny twists and turns until all hope expires...but does it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Time Travel with William Wallace 💕

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 07-28-16

Full of emotion and adventure. Loved it!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this story! I loved the book and decided to check out the audiobook. Dave Gillies brings to life the second half of this series. His vocal distinctions made it easier to know who was talking and the emotions they were experiencing. As for the story: Eva was such a strong woman that I loved her. Her devotion to William was unflappable even when she wanted to distance herself. William was honorable, chivalrous, caring toward his people, and quite willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for his country. There are some smiles, some tears, and a lot of tense action.

I received a copy of this audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

  • Veiled in Darkness

  • Eternally Mated, Book 2
  • By: Valerie Twombly
  • Narrated by: Tom Zadoyko
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

When Eli spots Ashley across a bloody battlefield, he can only steal a moment alone with her. Powerless is an emotion new to the hunter, but it's one he faces daily when he realizes killing the demon king in order to free his mate is out of the question. "Death" was not a nickname Ashley wished to carry. Being the only one able to stop Lucifer's evil plan was an even worse fate. When she discovers her true ancestry, fear that she will succumb to her darker side forces her to dig deep.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The telling of the story makes it more interesting

  • By Christine Woinich on 03-29-18

The telling of the story makes it more interesting

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

Reviewed: 03-29-18

I have enjoyed this series and decided to listen to it. I was not disappointed! Tom Zadoyko brought the characters and story alive. This story is about Ashley coming into her own, and with the help of Eli, her mother, and those around her, bringing about hard-fought change. Valerie Twombly's descriptive words and Tom Zadoyko's voice made this a good listen. I recommend listening as well as reading of this series.

I received a copy of this audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.