Thursday, November 17, 2011

Voices Beckon

 As I always said, I love historical romance, and another wonderful novel drops in my hand..:)
  • Author: Linda Lee Graham
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 745 KB
  • Print Length: 381 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0983217513
  • Publisher: Repository Press, LLC; 1 edition (June 6, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0054R9BE0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 
The year is 1783.  Passengers are swarming the bustling Bristol quay, anxiously awaiting the call to board. David Graham, a Scot indentured for the next six years to a Philadelphia printer, waits among them, as does Elisabeth Hale, a young Englishwoman making the passage with her father, and Liam Brock, an orphaned Scot with a dubious past.

Thrown together on a life-changing voyage, the three establish an unwavering bond of friendship, love, and loyalty--until Elisabeth is forced to make a choice, and her torn loyalties threaten to shatter their lives.
Voices Beckon spans seven years in the lives of David, Elisabeth, and Liam. Richly evocative of time and place, this sweeping romance chronicles their coming of age against the vivid backdrop of the emerging United States of America.
The story covers 7 years of Elizabeth, Liam and David’s life, and I’ll admit it took me sometime. Boring? No!

I find every detail worth reading and enjoying. The author writes thrillingly. You’re always on the verge of wondering what will happen next. I for example, hadn’t think about the situations the characters were in. when I though they were going to be fine now, something happens and again I don’t know what will happen next.

It quite remind me of a forbidden love, like sky and earth, where the girl’s family don’t approve of the guy, because he’s poor.

Even though, I’m not hail from England, I appreciate a lot the author’s use of their language, even making sure that the words used are in accordance with what they portray. This book is well-written and the characters would surely remain in your heart.

I love Elizabeth for her intellect, principle and unconditional love. I love David for he’s hardworking, gentleman, dreamer and loyal. I love Liam for his martyrdom, friendship and loyalty.

I think it would be much interesting if at the first or middle of the novel did Liam realize he’s falling for Elizabeth, when maybe, the time when David is not in Elizabeth’s side. That way, it would be more tragic, and dramatic. I’m so bad..:)

The book is already filled with drama, romance, friendship and loss.

‘Elizabeth, if there’s one thing ye learn from me, let it be that ti’s always better to ask forgiveness than to beg permission” -Liam

This quote would surely stay forever in my head. It’s funny, witty and possibly true. Well, you can find lots of witty remarks and inevitable little truths here.

I love the ending and the fact that Elizabeth stands her principle not to be bedded before her wedding even if their wedding is the day after.

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