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Voices Beckon: First in the Voices Series Paperback – July 14, 2011
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"The arranged -- and forbidden -- encounters David and Elisabeth share are set against an America that is still creating its own identity. The descriptions of the sea voyage and the Philadelphia political scene are utterly compelling and the relationship between Elisabeth and David guides the narrative . . . David and Elisabeth's story is both compelling and romantic enough to keep readers engaged. More likely to appeal to readers of books like Lucinda Riley's The Orchid House, than browsers of the romance shelves." ~ Publishers Weekly (manuscript edition)
"I tend to be very picky about the details and I expect them to be correct . . . the right details gave the book an air of authenticity. I enjoyed every moment and would highly recommend it to my bookish friends." ~ Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite
"Strong and compelling. The sense of place, the voices of the characters, the descriptions . . . Perfect." ~ ABNA reviewer - Quarter-Finalist in 2013 ABNA contest
"Writing style is full of rich dialogues . . . characterization is unhurried, developing with ease and grace." ~ Cheryl E. Rodriguez for Readers' Favorite
"I absolutely loved my introduction to Liam Brock and his friends in Voices Beckon." ~ RomanticHistoricalReviews.com
"The scattering of eighteenth-century language made it more authentic . . . highly recommend this book and anxiously await the next." ~ Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite
"Strong and compelling. The sense of place, the voices of the characters, the descriptions . . . Perfect." -ABNA reviewer - Quarter-Finalist in 2013 ABNA contest
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The first in a series, Voices Beckon placed in the quarter-finals of Amazon's 2013 Breakthrough Novel Award contest.
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so haven't been able to finish it. Hope you can have a look at that for me as I would like to finish it and see what happened to all the characters.
Starting on this book I was caught up in the spell of the writing from the first. The writing was detailed enough to drag you into the story, thrilling enough to hold you and had so many twists that you never knew what was coming even though you knew, you just knew, somehow that David and Elisabeth no matter their differences were going to end up together while still cursing the book for taking forever to getting there.
The characters were refreshing, their personalities so outstanding from the others that you didn't need the list of characters at the back and realistic that you could just expect to turn around to see one of them. Their voices rang out in your head as you read while it wasn't hard to understand them and even if it was their was again a glossary for some of the terms in the back of the book if you wanted to follow along.
I was trying to finish about the last forty pages while at work today, which wasn't easy, and with one dealer we started discussing the book. She said she would definitely look into it since it is such a roller coaster while everywhere you thought finally it turned out to be another dead end.
My problem wasn't the background or even the characters but there were some part slightly unbelievable. In other parts there were scenes that you didn't expect to see but it was the emotional grasp and coloring that bypassed those slight problems to give it the full rating. I love it while I hope I get a chance for the next.
**Received this book as part of the Members Giveaway at Librarything.com for free in exchange for a reviews**
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I received this book from the author for an honest review. This is a self published novel.Read more
I should probably have read more reviews before downloading it.