Sound of the Heart by Genevieve Graham
Format: Tradesize Paperback
Source: Publisher in exchange for an honest review
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1. Under the Same Sky
Synopsis: 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. – via GoodReads
What I Loved: Genevieve Graham does an amazing job writing an enriching and beautiful story without hampering it down with pages and pages of historical facts. Sound of the Heart is a heart-wrenching story of war and love. Graham pens her novel with great care. I truly enjoyed each page even as she gripped my heart and twisted.
Dougal and Glenna are amazing together. Truthfully I can’t see either of them with anyone else. I think what I enjoyed the most about Sound of the Heart are the surprises that Graham has peppered throughout it! Some of them made my jaw drop while others brought tears to my eyes.
What I Could Have Lived Without: While I am a huge fan of historical romance, there are things I wish hadn’t happened or didn’t occur on a regular basis. Graham doesn’t sugar coat it. As a reader it doesn’t sit well with me but it doesn’t ruin a book for me either. I know that women were held in inferior status and so that led some men to believe they could do as they pleased. So while I could have lived without it, the story wasn’t ruined for me.
Recommended For: Readers looking for historical fiction with a healthy dose of romance.
Avoid If: You prefer your historical romance to be fluffy and gloss over the yucky bits of history we’d rather forget.