Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sound of the Heart by Genevieve Graham [Review]

4 out of 5 Robots!
Sound of the Heart
By Genevieve Graham
Genre: Historical Romance
Release: May 1, 2012
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade
My Copy: Publisher
Reviewer: Rex
Buy this Book: Amazon

Book Summary:
Dougal MacDonnell, a fierce warrior from the Highlands of Scotland, is able to hear the thoughts of other men and dream how the future will unfold. 

Devastated by the loss of his family during the Battle of Culloden in 1746, he fosters a deep hatred for the English. But when Glenna, the love of his life and a Scottish outlaw, is captured and shipped overseas, Dougal is forced to join an English army made of vanquished Scots. 

Now fighting on the side of his sworn enemies, he embarks on a journey that will take him across the seas to the colonies. There he will risk everything for the chance to find his true love.

My Thoughts:
Sound of the Heart is the passionate, beautifully written tale of Dougal MacDonnell and Glenna by Genevieve Graham. I haven't read anything else by Genevieve, but have heard wonderful things about her novel Under the Same Sky, so I was incredibly eager to read this one! It didn't disappoint me, and Genevieve has been added to my list of must buy authors in the Historical Romance genre. Genevieve blends history, action and romance perfectly in Sound of the Heart.

The main characters, Dougal and Glenna, are easy to like and riding the emotional roller coaster along with them as they overcome many obstacles is absolutely fascinating. Their chemistry leaps off the pages. They're both courageous, gorgeous and madly in love. Le sigh. Not only are the main characters brilliant, but the supporting characters are as well. They made me even more engaged in the story. 

The plot will keep you moving- there isn't any boring riffraff here. Genevieve paints an extremely vivid picture, you're going to feel like you're there with the characters. Ah, and she even throws in a plot twist! I didn't predict it. Love those. This novel really is a pleasant surprise, you're going to adore it. 

Highly recommend this one to any reader out there that loves their Highlands of Scotland or Historical Romance!



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