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The Storm Breaks

By: Julia Brannan
Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor,Will M. Watt
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The fourth book in the enthralling series following the fascinating lives of Beth and Alex Macgregor, their family and friends. 

It is 1745 and the rebellion that the Jacobites have worked towards for so many years is finally under way. Prince Charles is in Scotland gathering the clans and they are rising, ready to fight and if necessary, die for him.  

At his prince’s command, Alex, trapped by his own success as a spy, reluctantly remains in London with Beth. His clansmen, meanwhile, head north to join the rebels. Desperately unhappy, the couple try to convince themselves that their role is crucial to the cause, but hope that Charles will relent and allow them to leave London and join him. Their wish is granted, but not in the way they expect, and soon they find themselves fleeing for their lives. 

In the meantime the Jacobites are gathering strength and heading south, winning decisive victories along the way. It seems that Prince Charles Edward Stuart and his followers will finally achieve their desire to regain the throne of Great Britain for King James. But the Duke of Cumberland is determined not to let his father be toppled from the throne by a bunch of heathen savages, and returns from Flanders to lead the Hanoverian army against them. Soon Beth and Alex find themselves at the heart of one of the most brutal civil wars Britain has ever seen, one which will put both their lives and relationship in danger, and which will change the history of Britain forever.

Join the rebellion of Beth, Alex, and the Macgregors as they fight for justice and freedom in the Jacobite Chronicles. 

©2017-2020 Julia Brannan (P)2020 Julia Brannan

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Heartbreaking

The events leading up to and including the Battle of Culloden. In devastating detail the author brings to life the plight of the Scottish people in their attempt to reestablish their king to the throne of Britain.

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You ruined this series

I hated hated what you did to this book. HATED I own over 500 electronic books. But I will not read any more of your books. If I wanted to hear non fiction history I would read the brutal words. Thais was the Most DEPRESSING non fiction I have ever read you killed your main characters. You should mark that you want to right non fiction

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I can't believe I listened to all 4 books.

I can't believe I listened to all 4 books just to listen to this awful ending. No happy ending here. Just looked on Amazon and there are 2 more books. If I want to know the rest of the story I will need to buy the other books. It's not easy for me to read a book because my eyes are old and tired. NOT happy right now....

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Making History Come Alive

Thanks Ms. Julia for continuing to publish your saga on audible! it's a fantastic way to learn about Scottish history through the eyes of these amazing characters. love the narrators too!

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Fantastic performances

Will M. Watt's performance in this book is brilliant. When he is reading the portion of the Battle of Culloden, it is absolutely captivating. You can feel the passion and the pain from the characters. Truly breathtaking. So good.

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favorite series!

This author has a rare ability to make you love the story more with every book. I love that is not a predictable story! I find myself saying things like wow I didn't see that coming ! Great series

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Incredible series

I knew going in that this book would break my heart. I have a keen interest in Sarah’s story, as I began with “The Whore’s Tale.” After the events in this story, I am ever hopeful Sarah will eventually get her HEA; even if only in the love of her few friendships.

I am in awe of the Jacobite men and women; tales of their bravery, determination, and loyalty are inspiring and captivating. This series is well researched and I am completely invested in the characters: fictional and non-fictional.

The narration is superb, as it has been for the last 3 books.

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Great descriptions of the '45 which had me in tear

Narrators were fantastic! Loved the historic events twined in with the story. I was in tears at the end. So good! Highly recommended!

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Outstanding

Great read. Truly an outstanding series. Well researched and excellant narration. I couldn't put this down for the last couple hours of the book!

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Wow! Brutal, but beautifully done!

I made the mistake of reading a few of the reviews prior to writing this and I wish I had not! All I can say is that those disappointed readers clearly had expectations of a cozy romance read; the 'Jacobite Chronicles' is far from that! It is accurate historical fiction at its best! How could any accurate depiction have allowed all the characters to live through any novel that covers that particular war as graphically as Brannan does? It could not have; the loss of those beloved characters offers the emotional angst that was reality. This was Colluden and anybody who has heard of that battle knows that a major portion of the Highlander forces perished. Those who survived the actual battle were killed by the British Army afterward...very few escaped. Truth be told, I was surprised that as many of Brannan's characters escaped as they did! I breathed a sigh of relief as sad as the losses left me.

The brutality of war must be hard to write! I think the research must be grueling and to portray it as graphically as Julia did must have been an emotional undertaking. I believe we readers are lucky the battle was such a quick one. Heaven knows, the aftermath was almost as brutal for all who survived.

Again, beautiful narration by Will Watt and Rosalyn Landor. They bring the characters and their experiences to life. I am an audiobook reader and I am so thankful that the last two books in this series have now been released in audio!

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  • 05-27-22

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With each new book I fall more in love with the characters. Not just the main characters but the people that are there in the background. This book made me laugh and it also made me cry

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  • 01-17-21

Bawled like never before....

The Jacobite Chronicles is one of the best series I've ever read. It takes alot to make my cry when reading a novel, but The Storm Breaks had me in tears at least half a dozen times to the point where I needed to fix my make up....I think that's called ugly crying and a 10/10 rating! Immediately starting the next book in line. Thank you Julia Brannan for your exceptional writing style!

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  • Sue Bluntish
  • 06-10-20

Wonderful recounting if historical event

Again Will and Rosalyn have narrated superbly, another of Julia’s Jacobite Chronicles, this book telling us of the Lead up and battle of Culloden. Giving us an many facts of this dreadful time in Scotland’s history. A must read or listen especially for those interested in this time in Scotland’s history. Can’t wait for book 5 , though I have read he books several times, I look forward to them been brought even more to life in audiobook