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What a waste of a credit

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-08-2020

If you are going to write a novel based in a particular time period/place you really need to do some research as it is just SO jarring when things are ‘out of place’ e.g. the main character wearing a yellow blouse and bright blue skirt; or drinking ‘mugs of tea’. It feels like the author has simply taken a ‘wild west’ type story, even including a hidden ‘hole in the wall’ type safe place, and just decided to transplant it to Scotland. All of the above could be forgiven if the plot and characters were good but they were wooden and unbelievable and the whole storyline quite juvenile. Anthony Ferguson does his usual good job. I really would not recommend this book.

Fabulous story and narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-2019

I have only recently ‘discovered’ Suzanne Enoch and Flora MacDonald and am thoroughly enjoying their work. Enoch’s stories are beailutifully crafted and engaging and MacDonald narrates them brilliantly

Tedious

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-2019

The information about this book made it sound really interesting, with quite a different plot line, and it could have been a great story but I found both the writing and the narration VERY tedious and I struggled to finish it. The narrator really does not do male voices well, making the the ‘hero’ of the story sound awful.

What a wonderful story!!!!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-2019

I can not recommend this book more - the storyline is just fabulous with lots of twists and turns and not at all formulaic, the writing is just beautiful - the turns of phrase the author uses are perfect and so very evocative; the characters are so well drawn and so rounded their actions and thoughts thoroughly making sense in he context of the story and time frame; and the narration is just perfect You really need to buy this book!!

Another excellent book in this series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-2019

I have thoroughly enjoyed all the books in this series, and this one is no exception. There is a wonderful warmth and humanity to the characters, which are well rounded and entirely believable. The plot is engaging and has you rooting for the protagonists. Tim Campbell does a wonderful job on the narration - each character with its own ‘voice’ so it is easy to identify them as you listen. He has a rich voice that is just so easy to listen to.

Wonderful!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-2018

What an amazing book, bringing to life the story of an everyday medieval village woman as she lives and works throughout a year - LOVED IT!!!

Another great part of this trilogy!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-2018

I have thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy - the writing is excellent and engaging, the characters are well developed and the storylines compelling. Absolutely recommend this trilogy (and the 2.5)!!

Wonderful story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-2018

I VERY much enjoyed this story - the history was skill fully woven into the narrative, everything ‘felt’ right and as if it belonged in the story, the characters were engaging and believable and the narration was perfect! I would absolutely recommend this book and the previous on in the series

A lovely story, a little out of the ordinary

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-2018

I really enjoyed this story as it did not follow the usual formula, but examined the difficulties faced after the ‘boy got the girl’. It was also great in that I was not able to pick what would happen next as you often can in less beautifully crafted works of fiction, and I enjoyed the surprises that lived along with the everyday of the novel, as they do in the real world though obviously less intensely!!! I was initially put off the reviews of Ashford McNab’s performance, and these are to some degree valid, but I felt that as she progressed with the reading she seemed to settle into it more (or I became accustomed to her reading), and the story took over and more than compensated for any wants in the performance. I would most definitely recommend this book!

A wonderful story, beautifully told

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-07-2018

I adored this book - the story was engaging and interesting and the narration perfectly suited. I would thoroughly recommend it!