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The fourth book in the enthralling series following the fascinating lives of Beth and Alex Macgregor, their family and friends. 

It is 1745 and the rebellion that the Jacobites have worked towards for so many years is finally under way. Prince Charles is in Scotland gathering the clans and they are rising, ready to fight and if necessary, die for him.  

At his prince’s command, Alex, trapped by his own success as a spy, reluctantly remains in London with Beth. His clansmen, meanwhile, head north to join the rebels. Desperately unhappy, the couple try to convince themselves that their role is crucial to the cause, but hope that Charles will relent and allow them to leave London and join him. Their wish is granted, but not in the way they expect, and soon they find themselves fleeing for their lives. 

In the meantime the Jacobites are gathering strength and heading south, winning decisive victories along the way. It seems that Prince Charles Edward Stuart and his followers will finally achieve their desire to regain the throne of Great Britain for King James. But the Duke of Cumberland is determined not to let his father be toppled from the throne by a bunch of heathen savages, and returns from Flanders to lead the Hanoverian army against them. Soon Beth and Alex find themselves at the heart of one of the most brutal civil wars Britain has ever seen, one which will put both their lives and relationship in danger, and which will change the history of Britain forever.

Join the rebellion of Beth, Alex, and the Macgregors as they fight for justice and freedom in the Jacobite Chronicles. 

©2017-2020 Julia Brannan (P)2020 Julia Brannan

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Bawled like never before....

The Jacobite Chronicles is one of the best series I've ever read. It takes alot to make my cry when reading a novel, but The Storm Breaks had me in tears at least half a dozen times to the point where I needed to fix my make up....I think that's called ugly crying and a 10/10 rating! Immediately starting the next book in line. Thank you Julia Brannan for your exceptional writing style!

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Wonderful recounting if historical event

Again Will and Rosalyn have narrated superbly, another of Julia’s Jacobite Chronicles, this book telling us of the Lead up and battle of Culloden. Giving us an many facts of this dreadful time in Scotland’s history. A must read or listen especially for those interested in this time in Scotland’s history. Can’t wait for book 5 , though I have read he books several times, I look forward to them been brought even more to life in audiobook

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  • Kindle Customer AP
  • 21-10-2020

You ruined this series

I hated hated what you did to this book. HATED I own over 500 electronic books. But I will not read any more of your books. If I wanted to hear non fiction history I would read the brutal words. Thais was the Most DEPRESSING non fiction I have ever read you killed your main characters. You should mark that you want to right non fiction

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  • Dolores
  • 05-06-2020

Making History Come Alive

Thanks Ms. Julia for continuing to publish your saga on audible! it's a fantastic way to learn about Scottish history through the eyes of these amazing characters. love the narrators too!

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  • H. McDonald
  • 24-07-2021

Wow! Brutal, but beautifully done!

I made the mistake of reading a few of the reviews prior to writing this and I wish I had not! All I can say is that those disappointed readers clearly had expectations of a cozy romance read; the 'Jacobite Chronicles' is far from that! It is accurate historical fiction at its best! How could any accurate depiction have allowed all the characters to live through any novel that covers that particular war as graphically as Brannan does? It could not have; the loss of those beloved characters offers the emotional angst that was reality. This was Colluden and anybody who has heard of that battle knows that a major portion of the Highlander forces perished. Those who survived the actual battle were killed by the British Army afterward...very few escaped. Truth be told, I was surprised that as many of Brannan's characters escaped as they did! I breathed a sigh of relief as sad as the losses left me.

The brutality of war must be hard to write! I think the research must be grueling and to portray it as graphically as Julia did must have been an emotional undertaking. I believe we readers are lucky the battle was such a quick one. Heaven knows, the aftermath was almost as brutal for all who survived.

Again, beautiful narration by Will Watt and Rosalyn Landor. They bring the characters and their experiences to life. I am an audiobook reader and I am so thankful that the last two books in this series have now been released in audio!

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  • NANCY C
  • 17-10-2020

I can't believe I listened to all 4 books.

I can't believe I listened to all 4 books just to listen to this awful ending. No happy ending here. Just looked on Amazon and there are 2 more books. If I want to know the rest of the story I will need to buy the other books. It's not easy for me to read a book because my eyes are old and tired. NOT happy right now....

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  • Susan Bauck
  • 02-10-2020

Captivating story and characters!

I am thoroughly enjoying this series but went through it too quickly!! Desperate for book 5 and hoping 5 and 6 will be available on Audible very soon! I love this time period and the Scottish rebellion and this series did not disappoint!

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  • Tiffany
  • 05-08-2020

Nooooo!

It is the worst thing when you start a series and only half of them are in audible. This was a great series I don’t usually like books that kill off my favorite characters.

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  • Bird Lady 147
  • 02-08-2020

Beyond Words!

This series is terrific. So sad it has come to an end! I read the kindle version because I could not wait for the rest of the audio to come out. After hearing how wonderful Rosalyn Landor and Will M. Watt were in the first book I knew I would have to listen to the audio as well. While Rosalyn Landor is my favorite female narrator I had not heard Will M. Watt narrate anything before . He is such a tremendous talent! There could not have been another male narrator more perfectly suited to play both Anthony and Alex!
It's historical it's romance it's entertaining through and through! I will put this up with the few other books I adore that & will re-read/listen to again and again!

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  • Melissa Phillis
  • 13-06-2020

another great instalment in an incredible series

the depth in the telling of Julia's brilliant series made this an unstoppable listen.
the historical notes at the end, the excellent emotional dialogue, the campaign insights written into the story are sheer genius.
can't wait for part 5!

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  • Jen - Audible Addict
  • 10-06-2020

Exciting, Heartbreaking, Wonderful!

I was hooked from the very start and on pins & needles through the book, finishing in 1 day. This next book in the series lived up to the prior 3 books, but still broke my heart a little bit. The story, the history, the characters weave together to pull you into the story! Julia Brannan's excellent research for historical accuracy is woven seamlessly with stellar storytelling for a story that has me thoroughly hooked! This book takes us to the highlands and it was a whole new facet to the story with the incredible people, family connections, customs, and the rich history. It is heartbreaking and sexy and wonderful and exciting and I very highly recommend it!!!! Two thumbs, 8 fingers, & 10 toes way up!!

Will & Rosalyn once again deliver amazing performances with flawless narration of all the different characters and accents. Will is indeed the duet wizard with this masterpiece!!

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