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This is my second experience with Connie Brockway. I like her writing style, but I'm not a fan of how she tells the overall story. In this instance, she sets up characters that are initially interesting in a compelling situation, but then, plot points drag on far longer than necessary and the romantic tension dissipates so much that it's hard to stay intrigued. As audience members, we get inundated with what the characters are thinking and feeling, but they only seem to get around to telling or truly knowing this in each other at the absolute last moment. It was a merry-go-round of the same conflict of "he/she loves me - he/she loves me not," and there were way too many petals on this flower. The main characters lost some of their original charm as a result. I appreciated how actual historical events were integrated into the story, but everything could have been woven together with more appeal and captivation.
I have found that I don't care for when Alison Larkin is the narrator for romances. Her women often have a shrew-like or airhead quality, and she struggles with her voices for males so that they come off as attractive or enticing. I also often disagree with her interpretation of the overall material and how she uses cadence.
I read this when it came out and was glad of audiobook. Due to poor eye sight audio books are a god send and Connie Brockway 's series are every bit as good again for me