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Stormswept Audio CD – MP3 Audio, 8 November 2016
About the Author
Sabrina Jeffries is the author of forty-six novels in the romance, historical romance, and paranormal romance genres, as well as four stand-alone novels and four novellas, some published under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas. She has more than nine million books in print in twenty languages.
Carmen Rose is an Earphones Award-winning, critically acclaimed British actress. She trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and has narrated numerous romance and erotica audiobooks.
- Publisher : Tantor Audio; Unabridged edition (8 November 2016)
- Language : English
- Audio CD : 1 pages
- ISBN-10 : 166529020X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1665290203
- Item Weight : 82 g
- Dimensions : 13.46 x 19.05 cm
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One of the joys (of many) of this book is the sheer depth of the characters. It’s not unusual for the main characters, and even some of the secondary characters, to be multi-layered and have a realism that you can identify with. What’s more unusual is when the ‘baddies’ have that same layering. Darcy is our antagonist in this tale but he’s also got redeeming qualities, shows true feelings and made the reasons for his actions understandable if not above reproach. Sure he was selfish but he was written so well that I did feel pity for him at times.
Julianne and Rhys themselves were such well-rounded characters, too, and painfully perfect for each other, even if, at times, neither could see it (or would admit to it). I can definitely understand the conflict within the story - the betrayals done and those thought to be done. It really was a tangled weave and fascinating to see how the characters reacted and made the way to the perfect ending.
The Welsh setting was also done really well and while it was a key component to the story, it never overshadowed and remained interesting throughout. It would be interesting to hear what any Welsh readers thought, though.
Deborah Martin books tend to be a little darker and less humorous than Sabrina Jeffries’ later works. Having said that, I didn’t feel this one as dark and atmospheric as others and as it focussed primarily on the relationship between characters rather than the backdrop of political machinations, it retained a nice, light, readable feel.
I absolutely devoured this book and found myself wanting to tell people about the outcome when I was finished. It’s got it all - exemplary writing, superb plotting and a love story that will make any romance lover’s heart sing. Definitely recommended. 5 stars.
This book is a re-issue of a Deborah Martin book that has been re-vamped and is now being published under the author's current name, Sabrina Jeffries. I did not read the original book, so I cannot say what was redone for this edition.
I loved this book - it is a story of betrayal, deception, love and redemption. It does have a little bit of the old school bodice ripper feel (also a little bit of a Count of Monte Cristo vibe) - but since I like that type of story - you will hear no complaints from me :)
The story is written in two parts, the first part is about when Juliana and Rhys meet and fall in love. The second part is about when they are reunited after 6 years apart.
Part one is sweet and I really felt the connection between them. They are betrayed and torn from each other. Each of them being lied to by the villain. Juliana waits for Rhys for years and then is told that he is dead. Rhys has been impressed into the navy and told that Juliana betrayed him and wanted to end their marriage. Rhys survives by sheer will and the desire for revenge.
Part two opens with Juliana becoming betrothed to Lord Devon and Rhys appearing at the party to contest the betrothal and claim his wife. He refuses to let her go and demands that she leave with him. What follows is two people relearning each other. Rhys believes that Juliana betrayed him and will not listen to her side of the story - he is firm in his belief and will not be swayed. Juliana is desperate to reconcile, but knows that unless they confront the past and have faith and trust in each other, that they will never be truly happy.
I loved watching these two interact and fall in love again. Rhys was stubborn and at times cruel to Juliana, but he did love her and when he finally accepted the truth and believed in her - I was in tears. I seriously wanted to smack the man several times throughout the book - he was such a jerk - but he totally redeemed himself and while he didn't grovel nearly as much as he should have (IMO) he did ask for her forgiveness and laid his heart in her hands - SIGH!!!
I would definitely recommend this book and look forward to more in this series.