Choosing the Highlander

Highland Wishes, Book 3
Narrated by: Marian Hussey
Series: Highland Wishes, Book 3
Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
4.5 out of 5 stars (748 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

As a mechanical engineer in 1981 Chicago, Connie designs plumbing systems. She has also designed her life to perfection, right down to the man she hopes to marry. But when Mr. Right proposes, she can't say yes. A head-clearing vacation brings her to the Scottish Highlands, where her free-spirited twin wishes for Connie to find true love. Neither sister expects the wish to send Connie hurtling 500 years into the past.

Wilhelm Murray, heir to the barony of Dornoch, hopes to one day hold a seat in Parliament and bring urgently needed reform to Scotland. But everything changes when a woman slated for execution proclaims her innocence using the most peculiar language. Powerfully attracted to the brave beauty, he rescues her even though it means becoming a fugitive and forfeiting his dream.

As Connie and Wilhelm evade capture, she discovers his passion for justice. Scotland needs his ideas. It needs him. And so does she. But in order to clear Wilhelm's name, she will have to turn her back on everything she's worked so hard for and embrace the magic of love.

©2015 Jessica Day (P)2016 Jessica Day

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Reader Alert: Great story; wrong order

I made the mistake of reading the 3 books in the order indicated. In my humble opinion, the order of the last two books should be reversed. Book 2 was a HUGE spoiler for this book. Not wanting to be a spoiler myself, I won't give specifics.

Suffice it to say,. if you have not already read the second book in the series, read this one first.

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Not as Good as the first 2

Maybe this should of been the 1st book in the series. After a few chapters I stopped. Hell I already read the fist book so I know what was going to happen. The second book it the best listen in this series.

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Found a New Highlander to Love

Even though this is book 3 in the Highland Wishes series, I don't feel like I've missed a thing, only a desire to find out what books 1 and 2 are about. After this heart-jolting, emotionally gripping ride into a world I would probably not be educationally equipped to enter and survive in (in reality), I have to experience Jessi's worlds again.
Constance has planned out her life (boring), but her heart won't let her make the final step in sealing her fate with a passionless marriage. Her sister, knowing her better than anyone else, gives her an extraordinary gift...a chance at being truly happy. For Constance that means a trip back in time.
Willhelm Murray steps in and makes what could have been a very short trip into something that lasts through the ages. This drool-worthy Scot not only has the brawn and brain to see Constance safe, he also has the ability to make her consider revising her plans.
This story has a little of everything with its action-adventure, romance, a villian I wanted to see get exactly what he deserved and great secondary characters. It didn't rush through any of the storyline and it kept my attention from the beginning.
I'm on to book 1 and 2 in this series.

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Too long

It was a good story but very redundant. Too repetitive for my taste, but still good.

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A nice story, a bit slow for me

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This was a nice story but it was a bit slow for me. The beginning was fast paced and grabbed my attention quickly but I began to lose interest about a third of the way through the book and it didn't pick up, for me, until the last 20% of the story.

What does Marian Hussey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I loved how she could jump from one accent to the next and sound realistic in each one.

Any additional comments?

I was gifted a copy by the author and I voluntarily wrote my review.

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very redundant

most of these stories are so similar . I could guess they ending and sure enough , I was right .

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Eciting Time Travel Romance

If you could sum up Choosing the Highlander in three words, what would they be?

Time Travel Romance

What did you like best about this story?

The way the characters interacted and how they handled the time travel situation

What does Marian Hussey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her narration adds the accents that really complete the story

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were a few teary moments - esp when the Thurstons take Constance as their daughter

Any additional comments?

An audio book that features characters with an accent is always more interesting when the accents are done well as they are in this case

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Great Narration!

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was okay. This story could have been so much better; it just fell kind of flat for me.

Constance was really getting on my nerves after her and Willem/Wilhelm left for Inverness(?). She complained about her name not being as important as his (hello, time period!), she said she'd stop lying but then wouldn't answer of Willem’s/Wilhelm’s questions (not even her name?), and then she was being a pain when Willem/Wilhelm tried to surprise her with a bath. She was upset when she found out that Willem had her bag of stuff and thought he wanted something from her, even though he had been nice to her the whole time prior. I just wasn't really a fan of her.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I wouldn't really say the ending was all that surprising. It was more of a common sense/expected type of situation.

What does Marian Hussey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narrator did a GREAT job! The variety of accents and the fact that she could do a male character who actually sounded like a male not just a female pretending to be a male. That was a nice plus there.

Was Choosing the Highlander worth the listening time?

Again, it was an okay story, but I'm glad I came across Marian Hussey because unlike the majority of narrators I've listened to she did a great job.

Any additional comments?

Something that really surprised me was the fact that Constance never really said anything about the stuff she was lacked/missed (bathroom, hygiene products, the food she ate), nothing. She goes five hundred years back in time and perfectly content with the lack of additions that were in 1981.

Questions/Comments:
What was with the narration involving words like: mayhap, thus, and other archaic sounding words?

The monkey. Given the time period, when would Willem/Wilhelm have ever seen or known what a monkey was?

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A great time traveling love story!

Choosing the Highlander: Highland Wishes Volume 3
By Jessi Gage Narrated by Marian Hussey

Choosing the Highlanders is a story that takes readers through time to provide the perfect combination of love, drama, action, and magic! The characters were well developed and easily relatable. It was a quick and smooth read. I loved it. I rate it with 4 Boundless Stars.

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Wonderful

Wow, The story keeps getting better. Definetly a page turner. love the characters and storyline.

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  • Maggie Stark
  • 08-02-19

Vanishing

I would be very scared if something like that happened to me but I really enjoyed this book it was exciting and misterious but I am get rather fed up of some of the pictures on the front of the books they look nothing like the people in the stories this man on the front does not even look Scottish with No Beard it's of putting so please get it right

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  • Mrs B
  • 09-25-18

Easy listening

What a lovely easy book to listen to. Great narration. The three books are a total delight and I can't wait to hear the fourth one.