When his young wife is brutally murdered in a senseless raid, Derick Davidson, son of a Scottish chieftain, seeks revenge. Suspected by the English authorities, he flees Scotland, arriving in Boston at the onset of the American Revolution. He meets the colorful frontiersman, Daniel Morgan, who talks of war and freedom.
But another war rages inside Derick's heart, a deadly conflict that challenges the very core of his political and spiritual beliefs. He follows one burning desire to be free. Morgan takes Derick to Virginia where he meets the winsome and beautiful Kearan Mackenzies. He teaches her to swordfight and Kearan learns the secrets of his troubled past. He learns of another freedom - a liberty greater than any king or country has to offer.
At the Battle of Point Pleasant, Wyandot Indians capture Derick and his uncle, a Longhunter, and former soldier of the Black Watch. Escape seems impossible and death inevitable. During this terrible impasse, the Longhunter points Derick to another weapon: a two-edged sword that slashes to the very thoughts of his heart.
Filled with danger, intrigue, and suspense, Sword of the Wild Rose explores the meaning of freedom, friendship, and prevailing love. We follow one man's spiritual journey from the depths of heartbreak and revenge to the liberating experience of divine forgiveness and the joy of unforeseen love.
Where does Sword of the Wild Rose rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
What other book might you compare Sword of the Wild Rose to and why?
Girl in the Cage. They both have historical Scottish history and the same theme for struggling for freedom.
Which character – as performed by Mike Ortego – was your favorite?
Who was the most memorable character of Sword of the Wild Rose and why?
Derrick Davidson. He portrays the struggle of every persons soul.
Any additional comments?
Sword of the Wild Rose by Ruth Carmichael Ellinger was beautifully performed by this narrator. The storyline was centered around events triggering the American Revolution. Ellinger’s vivid portrayal of the main characters is written into a heart-searching inspirational theme of loss and tragedy, of hope and recovery. The vivid imagery of America’s struggles for independence and the men and women involved, is taken from actual historic accounts. Our hero, Derick Davidson, is exiled from Scotland, fleeing to the Am. Colonies to find peace. He arrives on the brink of revolution. This is too tragic to comprehend. Daniel Morgan, freedom fighter and rifleman, befriends Derick and together they rally for American Independence. A tender love story is interwoven between the well-crafted sub-plots. The catch line is “there is a freedom greater than king nor country has to offer,” freedom of the spirit. A great audio book that will keep you listening long into the night. Fascinating listen for both men and women.