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Spirit of the Knight

Narrated by: Dawson McBride
Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
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She fell deeply in love with him in the early days of her childhood. And in return, she captured his heart the moment he first cast his gaze upon her....

Renowned artist Mariah Jennings, hired to paint a 13th-century Scottish castle, gets the shock of her life when she encounters the handsome knight who has dominated a lifetime of portraits and sketchbooks. 

But Sir Cailen Braithnoch is no ordinary ghost, nor did he suffer an ordinary death. Magic of the blackest kind cast a pall over the knights centuries ago. 

As the ghost and his lady seek to unravel the paradox surrounding his death, black arts, otherworldly forces, and a jealous rival conspire against them. 

Will those forces tear them apart, or is their love destined to last throughout the ages?

©2014 Debbie Peterson (P)2018 Debbie Peterson

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Wow. Just. Wow.

Wonderful story. Wonderful Narrator. Well done! If you like clean paranormal romance, then this book is for you!

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Please make this into a Movie...

I have always loved this book.When I found out I could get it on audio I raced to get it...OMG I thought I loved this book before but WOW. Listening to Dawson McBride read this beautiful story brought tears to my eyes...I couldn't stop listening to it.I wanted to put the world on hold didn't they understand how I wanted no interruption?..Dawson brought this book more to life for me he did a great job..I just wished he would do all of Debbie Peterson's books I could listen to him all day.But then maybe I wouldn't get anything done lol..I so wished they would make this into a movie I just love this story..So glad they made it available thru audio....You will not be disappointed in this book but be prepared to not want to do anything but listen to this wonderful book..

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  • Thania19
  • “TheGreatLakesState”
  • 06-23-18

Awesome Story!

At first the narrator Dawson McBride voice seemed low and pitched but, it wasn’t long before he found his groove. Great job Dawson! I was totally intrigued with the characters and the mysterious storyline. If you love romance, mystery and, are a sucker for a great ending then,this book is for you. For me, this read is a big fat 5 Star...loved it!

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Modern Woman, Medieval Ghost, a Castle of Secrets

A Scottish castle, an artist, a knightly ghost and his retinue, and a curse that holds them all in its thrall. Sounds like just my thing so I was enthused to jump in with a new to me author and narrator for this lively and engaging romance.

Spirit of the Knight opens with painter, Mariah Jennings, coming to the castle to capture several scenes for an art exhibition designed to preserve the past before it crumbles away. Painting medieval castles are something of a specialty since she's been seeing the same knight in her dreams since childhood and can see and interact with ghosts. Imagine her shock when the knight of her dreams turns out to be one of the ghosts of this castle and he acts like no ghost she has ever encounters- none of them do, but then again, as she helps Sir Cailen uncover the truth about himself and fellow knights, they learn that dark deeds happened in the past and are stirring once again.

It has been a while since I enjoyed a 'ghost' romance story. I know some folks can't get past the ghost bit, but I've never minded that type of unrealistic element. I enjoy the mystery of how the author is going to make this huge barrier work out.

Mariah and Cailen were an engaging pair from the moment they met. I thought it was hilarious that she just took his first few appearances matter of factly and left him scratching his head. When, in truth, she thought she was just delusional and seeing things. There was a sweet and fun quality to their relationship and I loved the knightly chivalry and her easy nature. Add in Cailen's knights who like to party like its 1999 and that castle was a happening place.

There was some lag in the middle, but it never actually lost my attention. I just wanted things to hustle of and get to the good parts again.

But, it wasn't all sun and fun. There was dark magic involved and a good mystery. There were a few modern-day villains, too. The reader/listener spots the one right away and I had the urge to kick him several times.

Dawson McBride's narration work was engaging from the beginning. I enjoyed it whether he was voicing Mariah's POV or Cailen's. He caught the tone of the story so well and delivered on the complication of her being a modern woman and Cailen and the others being from the past. I had no trouble seeing the story in my mind. I will definitely be looking out for more of his work.

All in all, this was a delightful story through and through, surprising me with just how much I was enjoying it so the hours clicked past and I didn't want to shut it off. Those who enjoy Highland castle settings, medieval historicals, ghostly romances, and some witchery will be the target audience for this tale.

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  • Cat
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  • 09-24-18

enchanting

Mariah is commisioned to paint a Scottish castle is has seen ghosts before but none as clearly or that speak to her as Cailin does. but to her shock, she has been painting him since she was a teen and thought he was just from her dreams. He is taken by her as well and they fall in love though. He thinks there could be a chance since he has a friend that is a ghost and has a human lover but he cannot travel out of his circle. So once her job is done she will have to leave and leave him behind, unless she finds out why he seems to be cursed and why another man is ting to bespell her as well.

There is a lot going on in this book. It is so well written it nearly casts a spell over you as you read or listen... wanting to find out more. I fell in love with Cailin and rooted for him and Mariah from the beginning.
Dawson McBride has such a sexy Scottish brogue that he really brought the characters to life. I was glued to my seat listening to this story and couldn't get enough!
There is magic, mischief and a beautiful romance that can stand the test of eternity! mix that with the sexy brogue and what more could you want!