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Born in the USA

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-17

After their ship wrecked in America, Clare, Jamie and Ian make their way to Jamie's great aunt. Little do they know that Brianna has found a death notice for her parents and so makes her own trip through the stones to try and save them.

We get to know Roger a lot more and I enjoyed the pioneering aspect of starting Fraser Ridge afresh. The dog Rollo was sweet too, albeit probably a wolf!

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Annoyingly Selfish

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-12-16

This author is trying to be Jilly Cooper which is no bad thing as she's a great writer, but her leading male just doesn't have what Rupert Campbell Black does. I mean he is actually a nasty character with no redeeming points where Rupert is at least great with kids and the underdogs. I found myself not wanting him to get the girl as he didn't deserve her.

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Over the sea and far away

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-12-16

It's hard to say too much without spoiling the book for you. Clare has discovered Jamie didn't die at Culloden, should she leave her daughter to return to her one true love?

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Gripping

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-16

I love getting a good bargain, this was in the daily deal, so I was well impressed!

Roy Grace is back, still tired from moving house and looking after a 5 month old. His team is getting smaller after losing a close detective friend and another being ill, but that doesn't stop his superiors pushing for success.

A serial killer is on the loose, seemingly copying Ted Bundy by brazenly taunting the police. Can Roy find him before it's too late?

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Cliffhanger

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Reviewed: 05-12-16

What a cliffhanger and kudos for managing one after 30 odd hours of listening!

That's what great about these books, you get totally wrapped up in them, and don't notice the time flying by.

Clare returns to Scotland with her now grown daughter. She is trying to pick up the courage to tell her all about her time travelling, and so we hear the second instalment of Clare and Jamie's love story.

The book is split between France and Scotland, as Jamie continues to work out what Prince Charlie's next move will be. I preferred it when they were back in Scotland and having lived in Edinburgh for a while, could recognise the areas they mentioned, which is always fun.

Went straight ahead and bought the third one, can't wait to start it.

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Superb

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-11-16

or as my gramps used to say, "Brallies mean" (brilliant man!) and just how much better a listening experience is it with the kindle? So much easier to rewind than the stupid spinny wheel on the iPod.

Anyway I digress, this is the story of a lady, Clare, visiting the Highlands with her husband. She visits a set of standing stones like a mini Stonehenge and gets sucked back into the past and the time of Bonnie Prince Charlie.

It sounds rubbish and I was loathe to listen to it, despite a few recommendations, but I can admit I was wrong. I really loved this and listened to the whole lot in three days!

Clare must survive among the clans despite being a dreaded sassanach (English woman) and adept at medicine, which appears to be witchcraft to the locals. Her situation involves the necessity to wed and the happy couple cope with a risky life on the run from the Redcoats.

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Nice, wee romance

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-11-16

Cowboy romances are my secret shame, although they can't be that secret as I emailed my sister to let her know audible now lets you share books and she replied, "I don't do Western mush!", cheers!

A gunslinger offers to help a lawman bring in three arrests, only the first one isn't a young boy, it's a girl in disguise and he has to help her prove her innocence.

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Feuding Families

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-11-16

A twin suddenly feels heartbreaking pain and fears his brother may have been in an accident. Arriving back home in England he discovers his brother's death and tries to get some answers from the local villagers. Everyone is very distant and refuses to give him a straight answer. Quite long, but ok.

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Could have been so much better

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-11-16

I love tennis, play it and watch it and camp out in front of the telly for Wimbledon, so this looked fab. Only it wasn't. It tried really hard to be quirky but the jokes fell flat and I must have fallen asleep at one point as a whole subplot about a stolen painting went passed me.

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Eye Opener

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-16

I never really appreciated how horrendous WWII was, I studied it at school like most people did but the range of emotions this book brought out it me was huge.

I felt the fear that Alasdair did when in Dunkirk and the trenches and anger at the silly, immature girls wanting to go and view the bombing sites as they thought it was exciting instead of being sorry at the great loss of the residents, and then a part of the evacuation process that I was unaware of, the almost racist aspect to it. Coloured children and the mentally and physically disabled were left behind in the cities when the able bodied kids were evacuated to the country. So many emotions will provoke you here, I really recommend it.

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