Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sound of the Heart by Genevieve Graham

Historical Romance: 336 Pages
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Published: May 1st, 2012
Series: None
Challenge: Blog Tour
Source: From publisher for review
Buy the Book: Amazon Canada | Amazon
Find the Author: Website
Dougal MacDonnell, a fierce warrior from the Highlands of Scotland, is able to hear the thoughts of other men and dream how the future will unfold.

Devastated by the loss of his family during the Battle of Culloden in 1746, he fosters a deep hatred for the English. But when Glenna, the love of his life and a Scottish outlaw, is captured and shipped overseas, Dougal is forced to join an English army made of vanquished Scots. Now fighting on the side of his sworn enemies, he embarks on a journey that will take him across the seas to the colonies.

There he will risk everything for the chance to find his true love.
I absolutely adored Graham's debut novel Under the Same Sky, so when I was approached to review her newest novel Sound of the Heart I didn't even hesitate!

Genevieve Graham has made her way to my group of favourite authors. She will now remain on my auto buy list! Her writing style is absolutely stunning. She plucks you from wherever you are and places you right in the highlands with the characters. She is able to give you every single element of the book and emotion from the characters without clouding the book with unnecessary descriptions and details.

People who know me well enough, know I love anything historical, and this book gave me the fix I was looking for. It was as if the author herself traveled back into time and delivered to us her journey through her story. It was very vivid and enchanting!

Sound of the Heart had the perfect balance of character development and storyline. The last few books I've read have been one or the other, so it was a pleasant reading experience to get the best of both worlds. With the author's lovely writing style, the characters blossomed through the novel. Dougal, I adored. He was bold and strong, but vulnerable at times. It made him very realistic!

There isn't one bad thing I can say about this book. I only dip into romance novels from time to time, but Genevieve Graham reminded me why I loved the genre in the first place. She gave me that memorable book I was craving. My love for historical romance is definitely reignited!
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