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Publisher's Summary

Ruby de Burgh is the first born of the four daughters of Earl Blackpool. They were all named after the stones in daggers, bought by their late mother regarding a superstition. Ruby acts more like the son her father always wanted - nothing like a lady. And she is not pleased to find out her father has promised Lord Sheffield his choice of one of his daughter's hands in marriage.

Lord Nyle of Sheffield needs a wife so he can carry on his secret mission for the king. However, after losing three wives in a matter of months, he is sure their deaths were not accidents as it seemed, but rather they were murdered. Now to catch the murderer that he believes to be inside his castle walls, he chooses a wife as bait who he knows can wield a sword and hold her own against any attacker.

Will murder and mayhem place a wedge between an unconventional wife and the lord of death, or bring them closer together as emotions are brought to the surface?

©2013 Elizabeth Rose Krejcik (P)2015 Elizabeth Rose Krejcik

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Great story. Spunky & fun leading lady.

Author Elizabeth Rose writes a very fun romance with her story of Ruby. Ruby is her father's daughter. She knows how to shoot a bow, but not how to sew. Ruby is spunky and vibrant and a little rebellious. One day she is practicing her rambunctious skills as a secret warrior and the next thing she knows, her father agrees to a marriage, leaving Ruby stunned and speechless. What an exciting, fun, romantic and fascinating story. Keeps your attention from the beginning. An absolute must read. I loved it.
Narrator Stan Chandler delivers a nice performance. I'd like to see him become more diverse in his character voices, as well as perfect the voices of female characters. But still a nice performance,

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Murder and Mystery

Would you listen to Ruby again? Why?

Ruby Daughters of the Dagger is the first book in the first book by Elizabeth Rose I’ve read and the first in this medieval series. I wasn't disappointed. Ruby de Burgh is the first born of the four daughters of Earl Blackpool. Because of their mother’s superstition they were all named after the stones in daggers.
The first Daughter of the Dagger meets her match in the Lord of Death. There is a murder, mystery and humor that make for a great read. Ruby our heroine is a strong willed lady who acts more like a son than a daughter, she knows how to handle a sword and takes action when needed. I loved watching her bring the hero to heel and seeing her transformed by love. Our hero Lord Nyle of Sheffield is promised one of Earl Blackpool’s daughter’s; he needs a wife and wants one who can protect herself. Nyle needs a wife and so far he has lost the three he has had and is now running out of time. He intends to keep the next one and find the murder as well who he thinks lives within his castle. I loved Nyle and Ruby’s story of good versus evil and how two incredibly strong willed people learning to trust each other and finding their HEA.

Any additional comments?

I loved this audiobook the story comes to life with the narrator's voice.

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love it!

I loved it! narrator was excellent! can't wait to get the rest of these books.

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Loved it!

You will love how she writes the characters---she is able to weave depth, love, strong emotion and lots of laughs in this story. Combined with a wonderful narriator, this tale was brought to life. Don't miss this one!

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Love Runs Deep

What did you love best about Ruby?

I love The strong, Independent, individual, Ruby is, along with her strong talents.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoy the little bit of mystery, and how different Ruby and Nyle are..or are they? I feel the author did a great job with all of the characters.

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

I love the narration of Stan Chandler, He makes the novel come alive. And being an audio book is great, one can multi task.

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

YES! Would love to listen to it all in one sitting, however time would not allow it was very difficult to put down.

Any additional comments?

I look forward to reading more of Elizabeth Rose's novels. Love it!

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  • Mariya
  • Rockaway, NJ, United States
  • 01-07-16

Painful

Let's start with the narrator. He is excellent, having this very Camelot voice. Great at speaking in different voices, women included. The problem is that he's a terrible fit for a romance and a much better fit for something more…epic.

As for the story, it's a good plot, but it has a major mystery at the heart of it, and the way it unfolds is just painful. Instead being peppered with clues, this book pounds the obvious at the listener while the players are moronically oblivious. It's like the story describes a room full of main characters and an elephant hiding behind an office plant. And the people in the room keep looking around, talking about how something is off, and how they wish they knew what it was, and how weird that office plant looks, and maybe they should go investigate, but hell, let's go do this other thing for now. That's 90% of the book. To the listener, the secret is obvious and the protagonists are acting irrationally. It's deeply frustrating. I waded through the book certain that the elephant wasn't it. That maybe there was another elephant, and this was all distraction to the mystery, but no. At the end, the elephant introduces himself, the main characters gasp in shock and awe, slapping their foreheads over how they didn't notice it, and I am equally shocked as them that I listed to the whole thing.

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  • Cecelia
  • Oklahoma, OK, United States
  • 06-21-18

Not even worth a review

Not sure how I made it through this book. I’ll begin by saying I think Stan Chandler did as well as possible narrating. The writing is such that if he had not done an excellent job there would be no purpose in finishing the book.
The plot is obvious; easily known within a few chapters. The characters are shallow and silly. The story is not worth a single star.
I will not be able to put myself through this for another four books. I’d like to know if the stories get better, but I just cannot do it.

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Good book

The book started out strong with a stubborn and independent woman. Ruby was to marry Nile so her father could form alliances and stay on the king's good side. Ruby has grown up learning the ways of a knight, practicing sword fighting and jousting. I really liked Ruby in the beginning. Once the story delved deeper, I started to think she is dense and air headed to go along with her annoyingly stubborn nature. I did like her due to her not confirming to what's expected of a lady and a wife. But she doesn't know when to stop talking and spills secrets she's not supposed to tell, which often endangers herself and others. She acts, but never thinks about the consequences and how it can negatively affect others. Nile was the opposite. I thought he was annoying at first but grown to like him. The suspense surrounding Nile's previous 3 wives deaths is a mystery and he chose Ruby knowing she can defend herself. The book was on the slow side and very predictable. I did enjoy the character development and their growing relationship.

Stan is an excellent narrator and I enjoyed his voice acting. There are moments where there are murmurs and whispers that he goes into character with. The only problem with that is it's too soft hear at a normal volume. I often have to rewind and raise the volume just to hear what was said then turn the volume back down.

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Headstrong

A wonderful story of an arranged marriage, intrigue and falling in love. I received a complimentary audio and I am voluntarily giving a review.

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A true gem!

I just discovered Elizabeth Rose and I am very very thankful that I did! Totally enjoyable, well written, wonderfully narrated and tastefully heated, makes this discovery priceless.

Speaking of price, totally creditworthy but.... I bought the kindle edition first with the narrated added and paid much less for both than the cost of what a credit would be. However you pay for it if you like medieval romances with strong sexy heroes and a proud smart sassy heroine than these books are worth whatever the cost.

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  • 08-24-17

an annoying heroine.

this character is supposed to be a twenty year old woman, but she acts like a five year old throwing a tantrum.

truly irritating.

I finished the story, Ruby learns nothing and for some reason I have no idea of, nyle eventually loves her.

this couple are welcome to each other.

maybe at 35 I'm just too old for these nitwits.

as per usual it seems a 10 year age gap, a dude who's had a tonne of chicks and an innocent idiot.

the dialogue is ridiculous.