• Storm at Keizer Manor

  • By: Ramcy Diek
  • Narrated by: Susan Marlowe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (130 ratings)
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Storm at Keizer Manor

By: Ramcy Diek
Narrated by: Susan Marlowe
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Storm at Keizer Manor, a triple award winning time travel romance novel.

While her boyfriend Forrest searches for a job, quick witted Annet works at the Keizer Manor where the oils from 19th century master painter Alexander Keizer are exhibited. 

After a fight, the couple strolls through the dunes. When dark clouds roll in, the beautiful sunny weather turns into a thunderstorm so violent that they get separated.

The next morning, Forrest finds himself alone. So does Annet.

Regaining consciousness in a monastery, Annet is convinced the nuns are playing a prank on her. It can't be the 1800's! She's a pregnant twenty-first century woman and doesn't belong there. But how will she get back to her own time?

©2017 Ramcy Diek (P)2019 Ramcy Diek

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THIS IS AN AMAZING BOOK!! I don't want to give away to much but this is a must listen! The history, time travel, and love story is enough for you to not put this book down.

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A modern day Outlander

A liberated, feisty woman learns to live in mediaeval times.

The Storm at Keizer Manor was not my typical read (listen), but this is why it worked. At the time I was listening to this, Outlander was my new Netflix binge. The difference was the humor in this story. Annette took with her when she crosses times, her wit, her mouth, and her knowledge. Before crossing over, she wasn't sure how she felt about Forrest, her boyfriend and father of her unborn baby. Now, left abandoned on a stormy night, he's the one thing she needs more than anything.

Working at the Keizer Museum before crossing over, Annette knew the mansion and the man who would make it famous with his paintings, Alex Keizer. Struggling to fit in as a modern woman, along with being pregnant and unmarried, Annette fights with Alex and all the villagers backward ways.

Now comes the romance! YEAH! A fiery woman, a stubborn man...The recipe for heating things up.

While learning to become a 19th century woman, Annette grows respect for Alex and his paintings he will be known for in the future. Though Alex's father thinks it a waste. Alex is drawn to Annette's spit-fire mouth and begins to fall hard for this fiery woman who has intrigued him. In order to save both their reputations, Alex suggest they marry. But Annette still is looking to get back to the future and Forrest.

Between the romance of Alex and Annette, and Forrest searching for his lost finance, the story has many pivotal moments. I was torn between Annette staying with Alex, or finding her way back to Forrest.

The plot will keep you guessing with an ending I see a sequel.

Ramcy Diek gives us a great story with sacrifice and degrees of love, and the willingness to change for survival. Susan Marlowe's narration gave each character their personal flair and identity.

I think this is one I will discuss on my podcast.

Great story!!!



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A cool take on time travel

This was overall 3.5 for me. I think some might really love it. And it might have been a 4. However, I got hung up on the way things were worded and how the main female character acted when back in time. Just small things, but I feel it makes a difference for continuity. This is mostly a romance, so if you like romances, I am sure you will move past the small things that got to me. I loved the end! The narrator did alright, it was just the New Jersey type accents every once in a while that I didn't really like.
If you like The Outlander, you will enjoy this.

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Career girl gets transported to 19th Century

What happens when a thoroughly modern and pregnant 21st century woman known for her "potty-mouth" gets sent back to the 19th century? Will she make her way back or be stuck there forever? Will she find her way back to her true love Forrest or have to make a new life with her baby in the past? Given these basics to work with Ramey Diek crafted a marvelous time travel romance that was neither straightforward nor predictable! It was however, extremely entertaining and very relatable! It also came at the perfect time for me. I was ready for a good romance and like the occasional time travel story and this fit the bill nicely. Annette was a fiesty career gal who got thrown into the 1840's and all that was expected of women then - without really any tutelage except anything she might have happened to have read-which lead to some interesting encounters! The story did not proceed as expected, there were several twists that surprised me, and the ending was not predictable. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend that you take the time to listen as well!

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Fun time travel story

The was a fun time travel romance novel. I am a sucker for time travel books and this one did not disappoint! On a stormy night, modern potty-mouthed (and pregnant) Annette is knocked out and wakes up to find herself two centuries back in time. Her language and modern feministic views cause quite the stir.

Meanwhile, her boyfriend, Forest, is left behind to wonder about her disappearance. From there, the story is told in alternating viewpoints from Annette and Forest’s new lives.

The book grazes over some historic moments and probably isn’t true to the language at the time, so I wouldn’t recommend this for historians. However, I would recommend this for romance readers and time travel enthusiasts. I will definitely read any other books by this author!

I was given the audio version of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Poorly Narrated and Crass

At its core, this is a solid story. But it fails in too many areas to be considered a good book. The dialogue is painful. There are inconsistencies in historical facts and culture. The heroine is vulgar and entitled , and I didn’t like her. She lands in the middle of the 19th century and thinks she can hold onto her 21st century ideas and customs. There’s suffragism, and then there is stupidity in the name of loyalty to dogma. The Hero is one-dimensional. Is supposed to be a celebrated artist, but we learn nothing about his passions, desires, thoughts or motivations. It’s all about “her” and for what? She is an empty-headed, stubborn dolt who is concerned with only herself. She is preggers and there doesn’t seem to be a real connection to her unborn child.

Don’t get me started on the awful insufferable narration. Two syllable words, divided by double consonants are pronounced in a way that made me cringe every time. Button = “buh ‘en”. Cotton = “caw’en”. Didn’t = “di’en”. 😖

It is difficult to describe the unsophisticated vibe that is woven into the background tapestry. Some research would have helped the credibility. It comes off like the fantasy of a 15 year old who wrote the whole thing in pencil in the margins of her 4th period history class textbook. With hearts and flowers dotting the “i”’s. 💕🌸💜🌼

As a book, I’d like to see this reworked by a talented storyteller. Like I said, the foundation is solid, but it needs a lot of work and editing.

As an audiobook, find another narrator.




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Flawless, Unique & Engaging Time Travel Adventure

Let it be said upfront - I am not a fan of the time travel genre, finding the books, in general, to be repetitive, a little tedious, hard to connect with, and far fetched (yes I know it's supposed to be fantasy but..... ), Also full of stereotypical barbarians, evil clansmen or other poor representatives of the era. In short, most of them just don't add jam to my sandwich....

But I do love Ramcy Diek and decided I would put my trust in her and run with it. And with Susan Marlowe reading, I knew the pace would be excellent and the characterisations engaging.

I simply was not prepared to absolutely love this book - I was so sad it ended - I wanted to hear so much more about Amazon' and the Kaisers, the industrial revolution and the quirky women of the era who broke out of the expected traditional mold. This book is utterly captivating and a fantastic listen from beginning to end and from the scenes in the Nunnery to the underwear in the textile factory, totally hilarious. Bravo!!!!

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Time travel romance done well

A great take on the time travel stories. The author does a great job developing the characters. Annet and Forrest seem to be a perfectly lovely couple. Separated by a time ending storm each carries on the best they know how. I’m hoping we soon see the another book with Forrest’s tale. The narration was smooth and consistent and helped move the story along. Great over all experience’

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Excellent listen

this was a very good listen. loved the storyline and loved the narrator. I would recommend.

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Amazing story.

Ramcy Diek just blew my mind! I laughed and cried through out the entire story. Susan Marlowe nailed it with the narration! My mind is blown away! Absolutely loved this story.

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