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Scotland, 1722: on a windswept island, an enigmatic poetess foretells tragedy and the birth of an extraordinary child.

That child is the free-spirited Flora, daughter of Marion. When her father dies, Flora and her mother are plunged into poverty. Until her mother's former lover takes them to Skye, where he swiftly marries Marion. When the Clanranalds are invited to a grand wedding in Skye, Flora finds herself irresistibly drawn to Allan of Kingsburgh, one of the mighty Skye MacDonalds.

Before affairs of the heart can be resolved, the exiled Prince Charles Stuart lands on the Outer Isles, and his arrival ignites the Jacobite Rising of 1745. Scotland is plunged into bloody civil war, and Flora's fate is changed forever.

©2014 Janet Macleod Trotter (P)2016 Soundings

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  • 26-12-2020

not bad

this book held my attention but the characters are too many it's confusing at times a little wordy with no really excitement the romance is few and far between the only reason I finish this book is because I wanted to know what's up with Neil but the writer finish the story with some hurry up love scene and nothing about the other characters

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  • Virginia Skogen
  • 10-10-2019

Loved it!!

Compeling story, great reading, most likely I will listen to again in the future! Thank you!

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  • Sharon A. Swaim
  • 06-02-2019

Excellent

Great story, well written, evenly flows, performed masterfully. Would recommend, Jacobite or no! Dramatic tension was very well done

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  • Elaine Palmer
  • 08-08-2017

Enjoyable

Thoroughly enjoyed this book well worth a listen 50 chapters which is quite long but I like this era

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  • Su L
  • 06-01-2019

Flora and the Jacobites.....

An interesting story and at a good pace. I feel the narration could have been better. Smoother, less jerky/disjointed sentences and better intonation.
Will listen to others by this author.

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  • Eilidh KL
  • 20-07-2016

Spend your credit on something else

Not interesting enough to justify length. Starts before Flora was even born. Bonnie Prince Charlie section comparatively tiny.

I only finished because I have an interest in the period. It did seem like a fair bit of research went into it.


Narrator does terrible 'voices'.

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