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Publisher's Summary

The key to her future is trapped in the past....

A fabulous stand-alone historical fiction of love, war, and betrayal from the best-selling Fiona McIntosh. Tapestry takes us on a gripping journey from the 1970s into the England and Scotland of 1715. 

In 1715, the Earl of Nithsdale is sentenced to be beheaded for his part in the doomed Jacobite rebellion for Scottish independence. 

In 1978, Jane Maxwell is plagued with doubts about her engagement. When tragedy leaves her fiance, Will, near death, Jane's guilt makes her determined to save him...somehow. 

On a desperate and dangerous quest to find some answers, Jane finds herself trapped in the past. Convinced that saving Nithsdale will also save Will, Jane embarks on a daring plot to rescue the earl from the tower of London. 

In the tradition of Diana Gabaldon, past and present become entwined in a gripping race against time, and both will be changed by one woman's determination.

"Tapestry draws readers into its intriguing take on the true story of the Earl of Nithsdale's romantic escape from the tower of London in 1715.... An absorbing read laced with plenty of action and historical romance." (Adelaide Advertiser

©2014 Fiona McIntosh (P)2019 HarperAudio

Critic Reviews

"Tapestry draws readers into its intriguing take on the true story of the Earl of Nithsdale's romantic escape from the tower of London in 1715.... An absorbing read laced with plenty of action and historical romance." (Adelaide Advertiser

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Enjoyed story but not the narration

The story was mostly predictable, but I enjoyed it all the same. However the narration left a lot to be desired and marred the experience of listening to this on audio. I found the narration wooden, with some words mispronounced (eeek, like nails down a chalkboard to me!) and the emotion of the characters was not well-conveyed at all. A person getting shot next to one of the main characters was read with about the same expression as two of the characters going to a coffee shop. The accents were inconsistent - the main character was read with an Australian accent even though she was Welsh. Sometimes pauses were in the wrong places in the middle of a sentence. Honestly, quite awful. I did like the story but was unable to become lost in it, due to the jarring narration. This is one I would recommend for reading, not listening.

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Easy to follow passage through time

The storyline was excellent. The ending was not so easily predictable but well done. The timing of the story was also perfect. I found it only dragged in the beginning but once it got going I wanted to find out how it was all going to play out and did not want to put it down. The reader had slightly too baby a voice in my opinion

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Slow at the start but could not stop at the end

It was a slow start but then I got into it and really wonted to no what was going to happen next,
It jumps around a bit and you must follow it closely but ended ok and I was happy I kept with it and listened to the end .

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I was completely swept into this story.

Eloise narrated each chapter beautifully. She offered delightful personalities to each character that made each a believable as the last.

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Disappointed

I have read many Fiona McIntosh’s books and was excited to dive into this her latest. Some reviews have compared this book with the Outlander series, this comparison is unfair to both authors. What killed this book for me was the choice of narrator. The story is a romance/adventure and this narrator read it with the enthusiasm and passion of a day in parliament.

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