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Shades of Twilight Audiobook

Shades of Twilight

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Publisher's Summary

Dear listener,

Shades of Twilight is the story of Roanna Davenport, who grows up in a wealthy southern family but never quite fits in. She isn't pretty or popular, and she has a real talent for saying the wrong thing at precisely the wrong moment. She's in love with a distant cousin, Webb Tallant. But Webb marries their cousin Jessie, the bane of Roanna's life. When Jessie is found murdered, Webb is blamed for her death, even though there isn't enough evidence to charge him. Webb leaves town, and Roanna is left to pick up the pieces.

All of her life, Roanna has tried to win the love of her grandmother, of Webb, and of her extended family - and every time she's been slapped down. She's had enough. Roanna withdraws from the family, and that's when her grandmother, Lucinda, realizes how very important this misfit is to all of them. Lucinda tries to make amends to Roanna by setting in motion a chain of events that brings Webb back home. But the plan disturbs a killer who is set on vengeance - and this time, the whole family seems to be the target.

I hope you enjoy Shades of Twilight.

Sincerely,
Linda Howard

©2009 Linda Howard; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    tojomill United States 08-19-10
    tojomill United States 08-19-10 Member Since 2010

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    "Creepy"

    Could not get past the father-daughter sex scene. It was too creepy. Will not purchase another novel by Linda Howard.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Iris Pereyra 04-24-12

    Audiobooks have enriched my reading experience so much I actually look forward to my long daily commute and house chores!

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    "Story a little bit too incestuous for me!!!"

    I've a few of Linda Howard's books in my audio library (After the Night, Kill & Tell) and for the most part, I have really enjoyed her writing style. She brings a good balance between, action, mystery & romance to her novels. The romance aspect of the book is typically well done with a level of sensuality but in good taste.
    I have to say thought, that I found Shades of Twilight's description of incestuous relationships very disturbing to say the least. The author didn't do a good at describing those relationships in a more critical light, but rather they are presented to the reader as almost normal and acceptable.
    Ms. Howard is a great writer and she always does a good job at transporting you to the time & place where her characters are located but this one is by far my least favorite of her books.
    Natalie Ross has become one of my favorites narrators, she brings the right level of emotion to the story without overacting. She also is one of the few female narrators that has a perfect pitch to handle both male & female voices (Let's face it; some female narrators sound very creepy when doing male voices!!)
    If you are a fan of Linda Howard, you'll probably enjoy this book. If this if your Linda Howard book, I suggest you start with something a little lighter than this...Cheers and happy reading!!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ann 02-07-17
    Ann 02-07-17
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    "Southern secrets"

    Old southern families living with everyone one of them thinking they're the only ones having to keep their version of the secret.

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    Amazon Customer 12-15-16
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    "long read"

    this book had a great story but there are definite lulls. I believe this is the first Linda Howard book that I have done some serious chapter jumping. albeit it was early in the book from chapter 3 to chapter 9 and then from 9 to 17. I don't think I hindered my reading for it. With that in mind, the plot certainly goes faster from there, it feels more like a Linda Howard romance thriller then.
    The narrator did a great job!

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    Mike Somewhere in Idaho 09-28-16
    Mike Somewhere in Idaho 09-28-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Incestuous"

    If it weren't for the relations between 1st cousins and father/daughter, I would consider this a top-rate story.

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    EMMY 08-19-16
    EMMY 08-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Shades of Twilight"

    Terrific story with lots of plot twists and turns. The narrator was fabulous in giving each character a distinct voice and that gave such depth to the story. One of the best narrators I have heard.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Indian Trail,N.C. 06-30-16
    Kindle Customer Indian Trail,N.C. 06-30-16

    Dickens mom

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    "Really can't decide...."

    I bought this book a few years before purchasing the Audible recording. This is about the fourth time I've listened to it. I can't decide if my FAVORITE book of Linda Howard is Now You See Her,Shades of Twilight,Son of the Morning,or Dream Man.....but,then there's Heart Breaker,Diamond Bay,Mackenzie's Mountain,Duncan's Bride,and on,and on and on.....

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    Amazon Customer 06-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Shades of Twilight"

    I read the reviews of this book before purchasing it. Several of the reviews said this had book was one of Linda Howard ' s best and that there was humor in the story along with a great story. I disagree ! This story was sad almost a dark storyline.With very little humor. I was surprised at the "who dunnit ", though.
    I enjoyed "Mr. Perfect", "Open Season","All the Queens Men", and the Blair Malory books (2). These books had me laughing out loud and had a great story/plot. I just started listening to Linda Howard ' s books a month ago. I'm also a Huge fan of Julie Garwood ' s books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    HervesVuin 10-31-15
    HervesVuin 10-31-15 Member Since 2017

    I am 45 years old, married 25 years next June to my wonderful husband, and the proud mother of two boys.

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    "Shades of Twilight Linda Howard at her best!"

    This is easily one of my favorite book of her's. The story had a wonderful plot, with characters that easily become friends the more often you read it. 💔💞👌👏👏👏👏👏

    Thank you, Linda!!! Xoxo

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John groton, MA, USA 12-13-14
    John groton, MA, USA 12-13-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Loathsome lead characters,"
    What would have made Shades of Twilight better?

    I can't say, I am not a writer; however, it would have been better knowing before hand that this particular novel was written during the author's misogynistic period.


    What was most disappointing about Linda Howard’s story?

    I want to like the characters that I'm supposed to like. So I was disappointed to find that I really, really disliked the characters that I'm supposed to like.


    What aspect of Natalie Ross’s performance would you have changed?

    Nothing, Natalie Ross did her typical exceptional job. She simply had nothing to work with.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Cheated


    Any additional comments?

    I wish Nora Roberts had written more novels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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