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The Gathering Storm

The Jacobite Chronicles, Book 3
Series: Jacobite Chronicles, Book 3
Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
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Publisher's Summary

The third installment in the gripping series that follows the exciting lives of Beth and Alex MacGregor, their family, and friends.   

The year is 1744 and Prince Charles Edward Stuart is stranded in France, his hopes temporarily frustrated, as the planned French invasion to restore his father to the British throne has had to be abandoned. The prince, frustrated beyond endurance, makes an impulsive decision that will change not only the lives of the MacGregor family but the history of Britain forever. 

Meanwhile in London, Beth, bored to distraction by the inanity of society life, hatches a plot with her friend Caroline to free the timid Anne Maynard from the clutches of her domineering guardians. 

Once it is clear that the much hoped-for invasion has been postponed, Alex and Beth go to Scotland for a few weeks in order to introduce her to her new clan and family. She is both excited and nervous at the prospect, but nothing in even her wildest dreams can prepare her for the challenges she is about to face. 

An unexpected meeting whilst in Scotland has consequences that may prove disastrous for Beth and Alex. In London, events take an unexpected turn, as Beth’s good deed has repercussions that she could never have envisaged, proving that the past is not easily forgiven or forgotten. 

Join the rebellion of Beth and Alex and their fight for freedom in The Jacobite Chronicles.   

©2020 Julia Brannan (P)2020 Julia Brannan

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Compelling continuation of the series

Excellent character driven narration enabling the listener to be fully engaged in this beautifully written series which is both playful and dramatic with dark undertones.

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At last

This is my favourite book in this marvellous series, Will and Rosalyn have narrated the story beautifully and brought all the wonderful characters to life superbly. Can’t wait for The Storm Breaks to be released.

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  • Leslie E. Smoot
  • 28-05-2020

So happy to have the Audible Copy!

Love this series. I hope the author is able to publish all six books to Audible. I will purchase with no hesitation. Love the voice actors also.

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  • HBIC
  • 04-08-2020

Not quite as great as the preceding books..

But still great, as proven by the fact that I am buying the next book immediately after finishing this review!

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  • Jen - Audible Addict
  • 19-05-2020

Absolute audible perfection!

This series is historical romance at it's best! Even though I don't typically read individual books in a series until they are all available, I devoured each one so far in this series as soon as they came out. I just can't help it. Julia Brannan is a brilliant writer who is able to deliver historical accuracy with a back story of political intrigue, complex subterfuge, delicious romance, and adventure! That duet narration is absolute perfection. Rosalyn and Will seamlessly transition between characters with flawless precision. I never had trouble knowing who the speaker was based on tone of voice, cadence of speech, and the widely varying accents. Just freaking awesome!! I definitely recommend this whole series.

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  • A User
  • 09-10-2020

FABULOUS! ACTION PACKED!

This insightful story in the history of Scotland is a joy to read. The narration is absolutely brilliant bringing life to this incredible series! I highly recommend for anyone interested in documented events and the history of Scotland brought together in a fictional story. ENJOY!

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  • TCote
  • 26-09-2020

The best performance I’ve heard in audible

The narrator‘s were great made the book come alive I’ve listen to it three times now I wish the rest of the books were an audible but I bought them for my Kindle couldn’t wait great story

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-08-2020

Best series ever!!

I have read this series several times and absolutely love it!! Listening to it brings the story even more to life with being able to listen to the different accents. I am starting book 4 as soon as I leave this review and I know that I will love it just as much as I have the first 3. Julia is an amazingly talented author and historian and the narrators have done an amazing job with the storyline and all of the characters. I recommend this entire series for anyone and everyone!! I do not like to leave spoilers in my reviews so I will not go into detail of the story. I will say that I love the characters and have truly enjoyed reading and listening to their story!

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  • Melissa Phillis
  • 15-05-2020

another exquisite reading of Julia's series

another amazing instalment of Julia's well written and researched Jacobite Chronicles series. brilliantly acted by Rosalyn and Will. didn't stop listening except for catching a few hours sleep, it's a can't stop listening extravaganza. well done on another masterpiece to all.