- Narrated by: Julie S. Halpern
- Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-02-14
- Language: English
- Publisher: Parris Afton, Inc.
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By LilMissMolly on 06-27-15
Civil War story set in Texas Rio Grand Valley.
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Lavender Blue by Parris Afton Bonds is a historical romance set during the Civil War in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. This is the first time I've ever listened to a civil war novel set in Texas, which included many references to the war in Mexico. It's very evident that the author knows her history!
I really liked the premise of this book, with a strong heroine saving her plantation by transporting cotton and trading it in exchange for medical supplies and ammunition. I also loved the hero who was a French pirate and blockade runner who secretly loved the heroine since her childhood. While I enjoyed many parts of the story, other parts seemed disjointed and didn't flow as naturally. Plus there was this very annoying parrot that would say the strangest things - his comments continuously broke the flow of the story.
Julie S. Halpern narrated and did an admirable job. She had different voices for each character, both male and female, including a way of portraying Kit the pirate in such a way that he sounded very tall, mysterious and handsome. I received a copy of this audio in exchange for an honest review.