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The Gathering Storm

By: Julia Brannan
Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor,Will M. Watt
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The third installment in the gripping series that follows the exciting lives of Beth and Alex MacGregor, their family, and friends.   

The year is 1744 and Prince Charles Edward Stuart is stranded in France, his hopes temporarily frustrated, as the planned French invasion to restore his father to the British throne has had to be abandoned. The prince, frustrated beyond endurance, makes an impulsive decision that will change not only the lives of the MacGregor family but the history of Britain forever. 

Meanwhile in London, Beth, bored to distraction by the inanity of society life, hatches a plot with her friend Caroline to free the timid Anne Maynard from the clutches of her domineering guardians. 

Once it is clear that the much hoped-for invasion has been postponed, Alex and Beth go to Scotland for a few weeks in order to introduce her to her new clan and family. She is both excited and nervous at the prospect, but nothing in even her wildest dreams can prepare her for the challenges she is about to face. 

An unexpected meeting whilst in Scotland has consequences that may prove disastrous for Beth and Alex. In London, events take an unexpected turn, as Beth’s good deed has repercussions that she could never have envisaged, proving that the past is not easily forgiven or forgotten. 

Join the rebellion of Beth and Alex and their fight for freedom in The Jacobite Chronicles.   

©2020 Julia Brannan (P)2020 Julia Brannan

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Not quite as great as the preceding books..

But still great, as proven by the fact that I am buying the next book immediately after finishing this review!

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So happy to have the Audible Copy!

Love this series. I hope the author is able to publish all six books to Audible. I will purchase with no hesitation. Love the voice actors also.

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Julia Brannan Best Historical Fiction Writer

Everyone aspiring to write historical fiction should read this series. Julia Brannan knows how to create complex characters that go beyond shallow stereotypes of the era. It’s obvious that she has done extensive research on the culture, philosophies, religious beliefs, and even frivolous pastimes of the eighteenth century. I have learned so much about the Hanoverian kings, including their family dynamics. The same holds true for the Stuarts leading up to the rebellion. I had no idea of the challenges facing successful spy rings. She also knows how to include plausible love, romance, and passion without going overboard, as too many writers do. Smut is emphasized in place of substance. Finally, Brannan is to be commended for her strong, complex female characters. Though I’m tired of tiny, delicate female protagonists, at least Beth speaks her mind and can throw a knife more accurately than most male warriors—and her mother taught her the skill. Finally, Brannan is skillful with foreshadowing and description of setting, which go hand in hand. Brava!

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Absolute audible perfection!

This series is historical romance at it's best! Even though I don't typically read individual books in a series until they are all available, I devoured each one so far in this series as soon as they came out. I just can't help it. Julia Brannan is a brilliant writer who is able to deliver historical accuracy with a back story of political intrigue, complex subterfuge, delicious romance, and adventure!

That duet narration is absolute perfection. Rosalyn and Will seamlessly transition between characters with flawless precision. I never had trouble knowing who the speaker was based on tone of voice, cadence of speech, and the widely varying accents. Just freaking awesome!! I definitely recommend this whole series.

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loved, loved, loved

loved this book. I really am enjoying this series. the story line is great. can't wait to see what happens in the coming books

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wonderful seies!!

I love this series of books by Julia Brannan. This story ties in and brings you to another level of intrigue, love, pain and complexity necessary. As a stand alone it would probably not make sense but it will surely make you want to read the previous books! If I were to have a negative it would be I wish there was more differences in the voices. I've read this book 3 times and listening to it is 👏

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Couldn't quit listening!

This book moves the saga ahead at a rapid pace with many twists and turns. Loved it!!

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my favorite series

I cant get enough of this series! excellent. wonderful story with a historical background. outstanding

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Love this series!

I love this series! The story is really very good & narrators are excellent!

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Best Narration

I’m enjoying this series very much, but am increasingly impressed with the narration of these books! Absolutely incredible talent that truly brings this series to life. Julia Brannan’s writing is creative and imaginative and Rosalyn Landor has always been my favorite narrator, but this combination is phenomenal! Thank you all for sharing your gifts with us!

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  • 08-13-20

Compelling continuation of the series

Excellent character driven narration enabling the listener to be fully engaged in this beautifully written series which is both playful and dramatic with dark undertones.

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  • 05-08-20

At last

This is my favourite book in this marvellous series, Will and Rosalyn have narrated the story beautifully and brought all the wonderful characters to life superbly. Can’t wait for The Storm Breaks to be released.