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Shadow Music

A Novel
Narrated by: Davina Porter
Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4 out of 5 stars (94 ratings)

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Throughout her acclaimed writing career, Julie Garwood has captivated readers with characters who are compelling, daring, and bursting with life. Now one of the most popular novelists of our time proudly returns to her beloved historical romance roots in a thrilling tale of love, murder, adventure, and mystery set against the haunting landscape of medieval Scotland. 

For Princess Gabrielle of St. Biel, Scotland is a land of stunning vistas, wild chieftains, treacherous glens, and steep shadows - skullduggery, betrayal, and now murder. Prized for her exquisite beauty, the daughter of one of England's most influential barons, Gabrielle is also a perfect bargaining chip for a king who needs peace in the Highlands: King John has arranged Gabrielle's marriage to a good and gentle laird. But this marriage will never take place.

For Gabrielle, everything changes in one last burst of freedom - when she and her guards come upon a scene of unimaginable cruelty. With one shot from her bow and arrow, Gabrielle takes a life, saves a life, and begins a war.

Within days, the Highlands are aflame with passions as a battle royal flares between enemies old and new. Having come to Scotland to be married, Gabrielle is instead entangled in Highland intrigue. For two sadistic noblemen, underestimating Gabrielle's bravery and prowess may prove fatal. But thanks to a secret Gabrielle possesses, Colm MacHugh, the most feared man in Scotland, finds a new cause for courage. Under his penetrating gaze, neither Gabrielle's body nor heart is safe.

A gripping novel that delves into the heart of emotion - unyielding passions of love, hate, revenge, and raw desire - Shadow Music is magnificent gift from Julie Garwood and a crowning achievement in her amazing career.

©2007 Julie Garwood (P)2007 Random House, Inc.

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I loved it

One of my favorite narrator davina porter the story was very enjoyable the main character the Princess and the lair I loved their interaction. Do not want to give away the story so believe its well worth the cost or credit.

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parts from the book were cut out

ok I love this book and read it a hundred times so I thought I would buy the audio version. At first I thought I wasn't paying close enough attention and just missed parts. Then I started looking for it and too many things are missing. I don't know if the author approved this but I am so disappointed. guess I have to go back to reading this book.

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Meh.

Davina Porter is fabulous, as always. The story was good enough, but it seemed to gloss over a lot and it was disappointingly predictable. Could have been much better. And why the title Shadow Music? There’s nothing in this story to indicate anything might be related to it. It seems like Ms. Garwood could have put in a bit more effort.

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  • Angela
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  • 08-27-12

Too Short

Really enjoyed the story and of course Davina Porter brings everyone to life. I was sorry to finish the book.

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