• The Harp and the Rose

  • The Queenstown Series, Book 3
  • By: Jean Grainger
  • Narrated by: Siobhan Waring
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (117 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Queenstown, County Cork. 1920

For 20-year-old Harp Devereaux, life should be idyllic. At university, she feels for the first time in her life that she belongs, her mother Rose is running the Cliff House as a successful business, and her childhood sweetheart JohnJoe is by her side, but the storm clouds of war grow ever darker.

For 800 years, Ireland has made numerous bids for her freedom but now, at last, liberation from British rule is tantalizingly close, if the men and women of the revolution can just hold on.

Harp, her family, and her friends find themselves in the thick of the fight, but the Crown Forces are not the only enemy. A sinister force from the past is lurking and will stop at nothing to exact his revenge.

©2021 Jean Grainger (P)2021 Spoken Realms

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Suspenseful


Book 3 was filled with suspense, romance, and history. I love the characters and despise the one villain who continues to find his way back. I hope in your book 4, he gets his comeuppance.

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Love It!

I absolutely love all of the Jean Grainger books! I always fall in love with the characters. The only thing I struggle with is the American accents. As an American, they're really hard to listen to, at times. I don't think it would phase me if an American accent wasn't used. Other than that, the story and performance is wonderful!

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Enlightening and Enjoyable

On the whole I found the Harp Delaney series both enjoyable and enlightening. Through reading the books, I was exposed to a part of Irish history which had been very hazy to me. I found the characters of Harp and her mother very endearing, so I was a bit taken aback when Harp begins to take killings and deaths in stride. But when I thought of the stretches of imagination typically required in the reading of Irish tales, I began to accept the unbelievable. The same holds true for the narration. I loved the voice of the narrator, but when all of the male voices started to sound the same, I was a bit put off. Then I began to see that too in the tradition of stereotypical storytelling, and I could go on. In short, the series gave me hours of both pleasure and enlightenment.

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Did Not Disappoint

Loved all 3 books in the Queenstown Series. On my way to Book 4

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Can't wait to listen to the next book!

I loved this series and totally enjoyed the character over the course of the series

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Entertaining

A great ending to the three books. Moves along and keeps you involved in the story.

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Lovely and Fascinating

I truly love this series, but as with many of Grainger’s otter books this one seems like it needs an editor to help pare down redundant, meandering passages. We’re I reading a hardcopy I would have skimmed those bits, but since I was listening I just sped up the narration to get to the good stuff.

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another hit!

I loved the continuation is Asian of the story! The the narration was fabulous!his! Can't wait for the next one.

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Politics overshadowed the story!!!

Politics totally overshadowed the story. Have enjoyed her other books but not this one - the political analogue overreached.

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  • Susan
  • 01-22-22

Roll on number 4

I have loved all of Jean Graingers novels . I bought all three of The Queenstown series and listened to them one after the other . Easy to listen two
No punches pulled ,when describing the treatment of the Irish by the British .I can’t wait for number 4
In the meantime I’m going on to The Touring Bus series . The narrator was brilliant .

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  • Carol
  • 03-10-22

Excellent excellent excellent

I loved the character development in this book I could have kept reading for days. Downloading the next one now