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Love Beyond Reach

Morna's Legacy Series, Book 8
Narrated by: Lily Collingwood
Series: Morna's Legacy, Book 8
Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
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A love story for the centuries.

All Morna Conall wants is freedom - freedom to practice and learn about the magic inside her. Perhaps then her world wouldn't feel so small. When she finds the spell books and journals of an old mentor, Morna believes she's found the key to her happiness, but when she crosses paths with an injured man in need of help, her plans are derailed. As she spends more time with the strange but alluring man, her dreams change. Maybe magic isn't the only thing capable of expanding her world.

Jerry never expected anything other than an ordinary existence. When he wakes one morning to find himself in a different century, he embarks on one of the most baffling and difficult years of his life. He spends every day searching for a way to get home, but when the only person he believes can help him perishes in a fire, he worries he will be trapped in the past forever. His hope returns when a beautiful lass offers him aid, but with each passing day, he finds himself less sure of his desire to return home. The witch occupies his every thought. If she does find a way to send him home, it will mean leaving his heart hundreds of years in the past.

As they confess their love for one another, a shared acquaintance from their past plots against them. Will their love be enough to fight the magic that seeks to break them, or will another become the ruler of their lives?

If you enjoy Scottish highlanders, time travel, romance, adventure, and meddlesome witches, listen to all of the books in Morna's Legacy Series.

©2017 Bethany Claire (P)2017 Bethany Claire

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GOOD STORY

Characters we're very interesting and complex people. The plot had lots of surprises and twists. I anxiously looked forward to the next chapter.

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silly story; bad narrator!

So, I was missing the Outlander series...just stellar....and got caught up for a time listening to time-travel, Scottish romances, and got caught up in this silly series of stories that I'm happy to put behind me now!!! By Book 4 or 5 or 6....the moral of the stories is: find a castle, travel back in time where there plenty of tall, handsome, strapping huge Scottish men from the 18th century waiting to bed and wed a modern-age woman, because they just love the modern-day woman's sassiness...yeah, that would've gone over really well.....anyway, then it's really no problem, because as the stories progress, why, the time travel portal is just a breeze to go thru and everyone just travels back and forth in time...and that meddling, predicting Morna just sends everyone what modern-day convenience they need at a whim!!! And, yes, I listened to all of them!!!! :) :) :) Oh, and I forgot to add to the last review, the narrator's voice changes are RIDICULOUS! All of these huge, strong Scots sound a) all alike; b) like pervs....her answer is to lower her voice so they all sound like, well, a woman pretending to be a man!!

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Time Trave!

This series is a must read for those who love to become intertwined with the lives of reading. I have read this series many times and now listening brings the story to lifw.

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Great!

This entire series has been a joy to listen to! Well written and easy to follow.

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Even better than reading

I’ve read all of the books in this series and was thrilled to find them on Audible. Great narrator. Good story. I’m so glad to finally know Morna and Jerry’s own story.

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The Prequel we've been waiting for!

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If you are new to this series, you can tell by the title that it is Morna's Legacy Series. Each book can be read on it's own, but there are overlapping characters. But THIS book, is definitely the beginning.

The series is a full of time travel and magic in the Highlands of Scotland. Orchestrating much of this match making is a Scottish witch, Morna, born in the 17th century, who now lives in the 21st century with her 21st century husband Jerry.

This book is Morna's story. It starts with her as a young girl in Scotland with her brother and father, just learning how to be a witch. Her mentor witch Greer is teaching her, but at the age of 12, Morna's father banished Greer as he hates magic. This stops Morna's education, and causes loneliness and bitterness in the older witch Greer. Greer then casts a love casting spell for Morna, but not necessarily for altruistic purposes.

Jerry is a 21st century man who wakes up finding himself far far away from home. He finally comes to the inescapable conclusion that he is out of his own time. But he knows farming, and he knows Scotland, so he gets by. After an accident traps him, Morna meets him, and our story begins.

Our couple have many people plotting against them, trying to separate them, while others are falling in love with them individually. Still others hate Morna and fear her powers.

Fall in love with Scotland, with magic and adventure, with Highlanders, with Morna & Jerry, and with Conall Castle (past and present) in Morna's Legacy Series! And Lily Collingwood really brings the story to life with her narration. I love the audio books!

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Morna's Story Finally At Last

Love Beyond Reach is Morna's story. Since the first book, Love Beyond Time, I have wondered about Morna of why she is living in the present when she was born in the past and how Jerry came to be. The answers are finally here.

Morna's education in witchcraft didn't go as fans of this series would think it would. Morna is challenged at every level but she finds a way to continue her education and be the person that her brother Allister has forseened her to be. She will be meddler in bringing soulmates together but she also has to learned to trust in her magic to find her happiness.

Readers/Listeners will think this is the end of Morna's Legacy but this is a beginning of something new that may or may not branch off in a new direction for this series. Love Beyond Reach doesn't disappoint except I did have high expectation because this is Morna's story. I would rate this book as a 4.5 stars if there are such thing as half star.

I love, love the narrator, Lily Collingwood. She is the voice behind this whole series. I can't see anyone but her to be the right narrator for this series.

I was given this audiobook by the author. I have volunteered to write an unbias review for this audiobook. I was not compensated or influenced in any way for writing this review.

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A romance worthy of a series

#Romance #TimeTravel #Fantasy

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Series: Book 8: Morna’s Legacy
Characters: Morna Conall & Jerry
Setting: Scotland (Past/Present)
Mature Themes: Sex

Recommendation:
Yes! After almost a dozen other books where Morna is the link connecting those around her to love, it was wonderful to read her origin story. Love Beyond Reach is book 8 in the series and can be read as a stand-alone story, but I would still recommend reading the first 7+ ones before starting this one. Without knowing Morna’s future, her history is not as impactful.

There’s not much to say about this story except, thank goodness. With a beloved character like Morna, it would have been easy for BC to write a story for Morna that was not up to the reader’s expectations. There was nothing about this story that was a letdown. Morna and Jerry had just the right amount of push and pull, with Morna’s family ties finally shown, and even Kip and Mary make a sweet appearance. There’s enough intrigue to make it not just a pure romance novel, and of course, the time-travel aspect was present.

It was wonderful going back to Conall Castle and seeing old friends, especially when they are as sweet as Morna, her brother, Jerry, and Mary.

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Lily Collingwood is, as always, enjoyable to hear.

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Morna's Story

If you could sum up Love Beyond Reach in three words, what would they be?

Morna found hers

What did you like best about this story?

That Morna finally got her happily ever after

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

She does a wonderful job narrating all of Bethany's books in the series. She brings the books to life!!!

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

I laughed and cried!!!

Any additional comments?

Everyone should read this series!!!

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Awesome to finally get Morna's story!!!!

Would you listen to Love Beyond Reach again? Why?

Yes, I would definately listen to it again as I loved the way Lily bought the characters to life, in this book.

What other book might you compare Love Beyond Reach to and why?

I didn't compare it to any other book.

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

It made me laugh and it made me cry. Lily made Grier more vivid than when I just read it as normal. I cried as members of the family died and as Morna felt she's lost her true love.

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

I was wishing I could of listened to it in one sitting but real life had a way on still being able to interrupt :-)

Any additional comments?

I've read and also listened to all the books in this series and when I'm reading them I envision the characters one way, yet sometimes when Lily reads the book I see them in a completely different way and I like that about being able to also listen to them it in the audible version. The way she creates tension in a scene is really brilliant. I love the way she glides effortlessly from the different characters in each story.