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Publisher's Summary

Bronwyn MacArran was a proud Scot. Stephen Montgomery was one of the hated English.

He came to Scotland as a conqueror, saw her beauty, and was vanquished. But still she would abhor him.

She owned a temper hot enough to forge the armors of battle or inflame a valiant soldier's passion. Yet still she would resist him.

She became his reason to live, his reason to love. And still she would deny him.

But while clan fought clan, while brother took up sword against brother and the highlands ran with blood - their destiny was made...and this mighty warrior pledged himself to his woman's pride, her honor, and her name - and made of their love a torch to burn through the ages.

©1982 Deveraux, Inc. (P)2015 Simon & Schuster

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"If He Were a Stallion, We'd Be Rich"

If you could sum up Highland Velvet in three words, what would they be?

Awaited Great Classic. Note: listen on new 1.25x speed to get the full effect of this classic.
If you are new to this author, but love the older historical classics, this series is great.

What did you like best about this story?

Since the great Katherine Widdoweiss isn't on audible, the 4 Velvet brothers are a wonderful classic revisited. Many of us classic core historical romance fans have waited over 20 yrs for this series. Stephen will steal your heart. Remember, 20 years ago, men were men. This is not FSOG material, but a true classic historical.

Which character – as performed by Gabra Zackman – was your favorite?

Morag steals this story. Stephen is a dream. So glad author paired with Ms Zackman as few other readers could bring this saga series to life. Ms Zackman's Kyra Davis/Sophie Katz series is great for modern light mystery romance.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Of course! This is a classic not to be missed #3 is the weakest, and the Velvet Angel is not as great as the opening chapters. If you start, buy #1 or 2, if you are hooked, then buy the rest.

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What's not to love????

Would you listen to Highland Velvet again? Why?

Yes! I love highland stories, and this is my first audible listen from this author, and narrator. I felt both were excellent! There was more story telling, and less explicit sex scenes, so I was able to listen aloud without having to hurray and put on headphones!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I actually did!

Any additional comments?

Definitely looking forward to listening to the rest in the series when available!

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heroine is SO frustrating and childish

Did not like the heroine's character. She was childish and so frustrating that at times I was not sure how much of it I could take. She had nothing to recommend her except her supposed great looks and body. Is that all it takes for the hero to fall for her and take what she dishes out? I am a woman and I had enough by the end of the first hour. Not sure how to say it, but even though I did not dislike the book, but I did not like it either and it was solely due to the heroine's temper tantrums and childish manners. I am glad it is over.

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A Great Historical Romance

Would you consider the audio edition of Highland Velvet to be better than the print version?

I do enjoy the audio version more than the print due to the great narration provided by Gabra Zackman. Her Scottish accent adds to the narration and the humor of this original novel which I loved when originally published in 1982. Historical Romances stand up better than current day novels. Historicals are not impacted by current inventions like PCs, cell phones, smoking taboos, etc.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Highland Velvet?

My favorite moments of Highland Velvet occur when Bronwyn demonstrates her loyalty to her clan showing her strength of character, willing to sacrifice her love when necessary. I especially like her interaction with her future sisters-in-law.

Which character – as performed by Gabra Zackman – was your favorite?

Gabra's humorous portrayal of Steven Montgomery was my favorite often making me laugh aloud accurately interpreting Deveraux's characters.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

An epic Love Story.

Any additional comments?

Author, Jude Deveraux has been writing great love stories for more than 30 years and she continues today. I have been reading her books since her original book, Black Lyon. I am enjoying having today's narrators' interpretations of these classics. I hope eventually Audible.com will have all of her novels available.

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The story was marginal; the narration..good.

I read the first book in the Velvet series 'Velvet Promise" which was very good. This book is the 2nd in the series . I think the heroine's personality is what contributed to my lower rating. Her character seemed too abrasive and mean for my taste. The story and plot was well developed.

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amazing

Gabra Zachman did an amazing job with the voices of the characters! loved it!

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If you like deveraux you will love these

She still surprises me and I have read every book. I have listen to many as well I prefer some readers to others but Zackman does a good job. Can't wait to read- listen to the next one.

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  • Angela
  • Waterford, Ireland
  • 02-14-16

Super lets have book 3 and book 4

Really enjoyed Velvet Promise (book 1) and Highland Velvet (book 2) please lets have books 3 and 4

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  • LKM
  • Indianapolis, Indiana United States
  • 06-01-15

I have been waiting for years for this series!

Would you listen to Highland Velvet again? Why?

This is one of my all time favorite series. I am sure I will listen to it again. I am hoping the other books are on there way! I prefer it when they start with the first book rather than the second in the series but these can be read as a stand alone.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoy the time period. The characters are always well developed. I always like strong female characters.

Any additional comments?

I wished they had started with Velvet Promise. I am looking forward to the other books in the series to come to audible.

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wonderful

loved it. author knows how to keep you in the moment. enjoyed every single word