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Storm at Keizer Manor

Narrated by: Susan Marlowe
Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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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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Captivating

This is one of the best audiobooks I have listened to in a while. I loved Annette, and her strength amazed me. Forrest was also uniquely loveable. Such an amazingly well told time travel romance. It left me satisfied, yet wanting more. It was extremely hard to pick a book to follow it.

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Exhilarating and Totally Captivating!

I absolutely crave to hear more from this fascinating family. The time warp was thrilling and totally believable.
I loved how Annet surprised the people in her new "old" world. She was so spunky and intelligent.
The romantic parts were exactly that...no vulgarity. I sure do hope there is a sequel so I can hear more from the Kaiser family. Thanks to the great author for gifting me the Audible code. The narrator has such a pleasing voice ...just right!!

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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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Great Time Travel Romance

I really enjoyed this story! I love time travel and this author captured the wonderful time loop of which came first! Great story and believable characters! I am an Outlander fan so this was a nice treasure to find while I wait out the new season of Outlander. The narrator’s performance was delivered well and I enjoyed listening to her.

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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. Gina Talks Books.

Great story!!!



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This book took me on a terrific journey!

I found myself enthralled with this audio book. It is a time travel story, but like no other I've ever read. The outspoken, foul mouthed heroine didn't ask to be sent back in time. The awkwardness of finding herself in a time where the women must wear voluminous uncomfortable garments, watch their mouths and take care of the home is severely challenging for Annette. That added a lot of levity to the story. Her showing up in that time period pregnant and unmarried was a whole different aspect to the time travel.
There were twists and turns to the story that kept me flipping the pages with anticipation. Annette loves a man in each time period. If she has a choice of staying back in time or returning to her normal life, which will she choose? I'm not telling.
I was given a complimentary copy of this audio book. All thoughts are my own.

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Storm at Keizer Manor review

I actually enjoyed listening to this. It's an interesting time travel story with a good narrator, well worth the time, and five stars.

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Storm at Keizer Manor

Annet loves her job working for Keizer Manor and with all the beautiful paintings by the ancestor Alexander Keizer. Annet has a fight on the dunes with her boyfriend and wakes up to find herself in the past. It is a tough struggle for her to believe that this is real (wouldn't it be for anyone). I really enjoyed the story and the details. I love how she brought her father in law around. I however was a bit disappointed at the end. I felt it was a bit rushed and we could have had a bit more closure with Forest and the rest of the family. The narration was nice.

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A fun time travel adventure

Time travel is my favorite genre, and I devour anything I can get my hands on.

This was a refreshing approach to time travel romance. The plot and characters were well-developed and the insights into customs and way of life were good. It was also interesting seeing what the person left behind went through.

Annet was a modern, strong-willed woman who naturally had trouble adjusting to the repressive 1840s when woman were not taken seriously in business settings. Her reactions to the way she was treated were - at times - hilarious.

I realize that time travel require the “willing suspension disbelief”. But I sometimes had a little trouble with the fact that Annet's modern day idioms (and cursing) did not seem to interfere with her ability to communicate with the people of the 1840s.

I enjoyed this book, and the ending was satisfying.

The reader had a pleasant voice and did a good job of differentiating between characters so I always knew who was talking.

I requested and received a complementary copy of this audiobook in exchange for my honest review.

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Time travel Romance

I love time travel, I especially enjoyed this one staying in current time to so we are able to see what happens when someone falls through time. It’s well written with develop d characters as well as vivid details. I enjoyed the dual storylines and worried about Forrest the whole book. The being was perfect.
I am a huge fan of Susan Marlow’s narration. She was the perfect choice and did a suberb job bringing these characters to life

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  • Ginger
  • 07-17-19

Captivating time travel romance

Storm at Keizer Manor, literally picks you up and sweeps you from the 21st century into the 19th, then forward again you get the POV of both main characters. I enjoy time travel stories and this one held my interest from start to finish. It has angst, some art & historical history, and a beautiful love story.
Susan Marlowe narrator did an excellent job telling this story.
Thank you Ramay Diek for gifting me this audible book.

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  • Vibeke
  • 07-05-19

Wauuuu

Sometimes a book just surprises you. Sometimes you just fall in love with the “spirit” of the book.
Sometimes a book just makes you feel good.
Sometimes you wish a book would never end.
Sometime you just have no other choice but to give a book 5 stars.
This book did all that for me!
Just read/listen to this book it’s so beautiful!





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  • Short Story Lover
  • 06-13-19

Mysterious - Entertaining - Sweet - Emotional

This was a wonderful story, and I loved that it didn't end the way that I anticipated that it might halfway through the book. You know when you can guess how things are going to turn out? That didn't happen and while perhaps down deep I wished it might of, I'm really happy with the spin the author chose to take. All of the characters were clearly defined and relatable, and the narrator did a splendid job - I'll be looking for more of her books. As a narrator myself, I can be a bit picky about the way a book is read/performed, and Susan Marlowe should be commended for her work. I think she's a rising star! And I hope that Ramcy Diek will have more books coming to audio soon, this one was a delight and I'd happy take a chance on her next release!

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 06-12-19

Storm at Keizer Manor

This is the perfect book if you are looking for time travel. There is a lot of back and forth between time as you will see what is going on with both main characters but not so much that it will be confusing. To watch all of these people find their true happiness after such a phenomenal change is such a joy to listen to. I hope to see more from this author in the future.
Narration with this book was done very well.

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  • FS Meurinne
  • 06-11-19

Time travel romance

Annet find herself traveling to 19th century, the creator of the paintings of Keizer manor, the paintings she was helping organise in the 21st century. Now she finds herself between staying or going back in time. The audiobook was good, the narrator Susan Marlow did a good job, I found the audiobook enjoyable and not monotonous, the voice changes where subtle but worked.

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  • Inishowen Cailin
  • 06-04-19

Loved it.

I love time travel, historical romance and so I jumped at the opportunity to listen to this one.
This story is different to similar books in the genre in the way it tells us what's happening in both timelines. It seamlessly moves from Annet in the 1800s to Forrest in the present day. I loved reading about Forrest and how he dealt with the aftermath of Annet's disappearance. I reallly felt sorry for him and his loss.
Annet's time in the 1800s was also greatly entertaining. I particularly liked how she carved a place for herself in a very patriarchal society.
The author did an excellent job with the character development including the supporting characters.
It's a fine line to balance between wanting your heroine to stay in the past without feeling too sorry for the family she left behind; the author achieved this brilliantly.
I really enjoyed this book and hope to read more from the author in the future.

I voluntarily reviewed an advance reading audio copy.