Though some listeners may be troubled by the premise of this novel - that a woman would fall in love with a man who secretly facilitated her rape - Jane Feather always tries to be true to the eras in which she stages her historical romances. This novel of sinister 16th-century intrigue might not be so far-fetched after all.
A New York Times best-selling author deserves an award-winning reader, and Feather finds her due complement in the English actress Jenny Sterlin, who has won the Earphones Award for her audio performances. Jenny Sterlin renders the controversial material with her usual expertise, voicing diverse characters with polychromatic authority.
New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather has won legions of fans and critical accolades for her unique blend of sizzling seduction, dangerous intrigue, and passionate adventure. In this, the second of two romances featuring two unconventional sisters whose quest to solve the mystery surrounding their lives, puts each of them in the path of an irresistible hero.
Jane Feather tells the story of a young bride in peril and a mysterious English lord who find themselves at the center of a sinister plot - and a reckless affair. In Kissed By Shadows, Lady Philippa Nielson had no memory of what took place in her bedchamber in the dead of night - nor knowledge of the dangerous plot that put her life in jeopardy. But with a brief touch of his hand and one glance of his knowing gray eyes, Pippa felt a connection to the dark stranger who should have been her greatest enemy.
Who was this man who seemed to understand more about her life than she did herself? Why did she respond to his most casual caresses with the most urgent and reckless of desires? Lionel Ashton had been appointed guardian of both Pippa and the secret she unknowingly bore. And protect this sensuous and fiercely independent woman he would - even from the king himself. But what Lionel knows about Pippa will put both their lives in the greatest danger - even as they slip under the spell of a daring seduction that will turn them into passionate outlaws - and legendary lovers.
A masterful weaving of historical fact with highly imaginative fiction, Jane Feather has created a complex tapestry of characters and events in this book, as well the whole trilogy. She allows the facts of history to come to life through her well-developed characters and exciting re-telling of historical events, revealing the intense colors and rich textures of 16th century England just after the reign of Henry the 8th. Jenny Sterlin as narrator is, as always, simply the best.