Sound of the Heart by Genevieve Graham

Posted May 11th, 2012 by in *Review, 3 - Hot / 3 comments

Sound of the Heart by Genevieve Graham
Format: Tradesize Paperback
Source: Publisher in exchange for an honest review
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Reading Order:
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.

Stephanie

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3 Responses to “Sound of the Heart by Genevieve Graham”

  1. Alexa

    I swear coming to your blog almost every day makes me want to read more historical romance. I have the same issue that you do with the fact that women were treated much differently past then and some books really show how it really happened instead of glossing over it.

    I'm not sure this one would sit well with me but it does sound like a good story

    Thanks for the great review!

    • OUAC_Stephanie

      This week has been a little bit all about historical romance! I really didn't plan that or notice it when I was making the calendar! Lol.

      The violence is really just a small part of the book but I always include it because I know how sensitive a subject it can be for some readers. I never want a reader to be upset with me or my reviews because I didn't give them a head's up. Graham's books are so good that, for me, it's worth the one scene to not miss her books. If you do decide to read them, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! 🙂

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