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  • Irish Rose

  • Irish Hearts, Book 2
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Erin McKinnon had followed her cousin Adelia to America and was immediately captivated by Royal Meadows's charm. But she was not nearly as impressed with Burke Logan, owner of the neighboring property. A womanizing, cigar-smoking gambler, he was exactly the type of man her mind told her to stay away from. The heart has never been very practical, though....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly good

  • By Catherine on 07-01-2019

Surprisingly good

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-2019

I wasn’t keen on the book in the start and the readers voice was getting to me but as the characters were getting more vocal the readers voice was awesome. I loved it and it was really exciting towards the end.

  • The Ghost Tree

  • By: Barbara Erskine
  • Narrated by: Vivian Helbrun
  • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Ruth has returned to Edinburgh after many years of exile, left rootless by the end of her marriage and career and now the death of her father, from whom she had long been estranged. She is faced with the daunting task of clearing his house, believing he had removed all traces of her mother. Yet hidden away in a barely used top-floor room, she finds he had secretly kept a cupboard full of her possessions. Sifting through the ancient papers, Ruth discovers the diary and letters written by her ancestor from the 18th century, Thomas Erskine.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me

  • By Carol Anne Harvey on 04-01-2019

Captivating

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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: 20-12-2018

It is addictive, so hard to put down. I was sad to have it end but pleased with the prolog which has Intrigue me to do some Google search. I totally love this book it was awesome. Yet another fantastic book from Barbara this is why she is my favorite author.

  • Six Tudor Queens: Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen

  • Six Tudor Queens, Book 3
  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Rose Akroyd
  • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

The woman haunted by the fate of her predecessor. Eleven days after the death of Anne Boleyn, Jane is dressing for her wedding to the King. She has witnessed at firsthand how courtly play can quickly turn to danger and knows she must bear a son...or face ruin. This new Queen must therefore step out from the shadows cast by Katherine and Anne - in doing so, can she expose a gentler side to the brutal King?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Catherine on 15-10-2018

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 15-10-2018

This was a great story but I wasn’t expecting that end. Sad really
Can’t wait for the next one

  • Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen

  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
  • Length: 27 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 44

The lives of Henry VIII's queens make for dramatic stories, and Alison Weir writes a series of novels that offer insights into the real lives of the six wives based on extensive research and new theories. In all the romancing, has anyone regarded the evidence that Anne Boleyn did not love Henry VIII? Or that Prince Arthur, Katherine of Aragon's first husband, who is said to have loved her, in fact cared so little for her that he willed his personal effects to his sister?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By S Kelleher on 22-10-2018

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 23-09-2018

I love royal story’s
History of the queens of Henry the eighth has always been s passion of mine. This book is so informative and captivating you can’t help but fall in love with the characters and cheer for there victories and Commiserate in the losses. It has certainly spun a different view of Henry the eighth

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  • All the Possibilities

  • The MacGregors, Book 3
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Creative, compelling, unconventional - Shelby Campbell was unlike any woman Senator Alan MacGregor had ever known. The cynical politician found himself falling in love with the spirited beauty, though she kept him at arm's length. But Alan was determined and nothing was going to keep him from getting what he wanted - not even the centuries-old feud between the MacGregors and Campbells....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Catherine on 05-09-2018

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 05-09-2018

Loved the leading lady
I loved the personality’s of both the main characters.
Great story predictable but still good.

  • Tempting Fate

  • The MacGregors, Book 2
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Attorney Caine MacGregor had a reputation for being a demon in and out of the courtroom. The dashing young attorney rarely met a case - or a woman - he couldn't win. But Diana Blade was no ordinary lady. Caine yearned to break down her icy wall of control and release the passionate woman within. He might be able to convince Diana to form a business partnership, but could he entice her to risk everything for the love of a MacGregor?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Catherine on 02-08-2018

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 02-08-2018

Well written and well read. Exciting and interesting and captivating
I really loved this second book and it follows the first equally as good.

  • Playing the Odds

  • The MacGregors, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Serena MacGregor had been looking for a little independence and some much-needed adventure, but Justin Blade was not what she had in mind. The stakes were high, and Justin was betting on changing Serena's mind about him. But when this fiery heiress upped the ante on the cool Comanche gambler, steamy didn't begin to describe the results....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good story - poor narration

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-07-2016

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-2018

I loved the story line with the suspense and intrigue and excellent love scenes. Captivating and had me to the end.

  • Irish Thoroughbred

  • Irish Hearts, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

Irish lass Adelia Cunnane had entered a fairy tale! Working at the world-renowned Royal Meadows stables was a dream come true. She was determined to prove her worth, especially to the stables' owner - the very opinionated and ruggedly handsome Travis Grant. Princesses weren't the only ones who could have a happily ever after!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Catherine on 30-07-2018

Disappointed

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-07-2018

The story was read in a mono tone without much expression or character.
The story was weak lacking the strength of past books I have read. I kept waiting for the twists and turns or something that would keep me engrossed but sadly it didn’t happen. It was predicable.
I’m really disappointed and will not be finishing the series

  • Born in Fire

  • Born In Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Fiacre Douglas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Maggie Concannon is a glassmaker whose exquisite works are more than mere objects of beauty: they are reflections of her own true nature. One man has seen the soul in her art, and vows to help this complex woman build a lucrative career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and captivating

  • By Catherine on 04-07-2018

Interesting and captivating

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

Reviewed: 04-07-2018

This was really interesting and kept me drawn into the story the whole time. I felt the joys and sorrows with the main character Margaret Marry. Loved it

  • The Darkest Hour

  • By: Barbara Erskine
  • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
  • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

In the summer of 1940, most eyes are focused on the skies above the South of England. The battle for Britain has just begun. But young Evie Lucas has eyes for no-one but a dashing young pilot called Tony. Evie has a glittering career as an artist ahead of her but seems to be wasting her time sketching endless portraits of Tony. She wants his parents to have something to remember him by in case it all goes wrong in the war…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Catherine on 29-06-2018

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 29-06-2018

I have always loved Barbara Erskines writing.
The way she blends past and present is truly amazing. Each character described so you see them clearly in your mind.
Great story which had me on the edge of my seat many times right to the end.