Audiobook Review: Love’s Courage

Author: Elizabeth Meyette

Narrator: Amy McFadden

Length: 7 hours 36 minutes

Publisher: Boris Publishing

Released: Jan. 23, 2018

Genre: Historical Romance

She had to leave him to save her father. He had to follow her to save his heart.

In August 1777, Jenny Sutton leaves Williamsburg, Virginia and the man she loves and sets sail for British occupied Manhattan to tend to her dying father. Aboard the Destiny, Jonathon Brentwood makes a request of Jenny that will entangle her in the network of spies serving the Patriot cause. With her father already under suspicion, Jenny’s activities must be hidden from the watchful eyes of British troops. But she has caught the eye of British officer Lieutenant Nigel Ashby, who is aware of her sympathies, yet offers her protection through marriage. Only by accepting his proposal will Jenny avoid the hangman’s noose…and lose Andrew forever.

Desperate to join—and protect—Jenny, Andrew Wentworth agrees to deliver messages to Patriot troops on his way to New York. His route brings him face to face with those suffering under British rule. The fight for independence and his desire to reach Jenny become intertwined. Arriving in Manhattan, Andrew is arrested as a spy by the British officer coercing Jenny into marriage. She may be saved from the gallows but will Andrew?

As war rages around them, Jenny and Andrew must find the courage to fight for their new country’s freedom and their own eternal love.

 

 

Believer in dreams-come-true and self-confessed chocoholic, Elizabeth Meyette is the author of a little history … a little mystery … a little romance. The Cavanaugh House and its sequel, Buried Secrets, are mysteries set in 1968 in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Love’s Destiny, Love’s Spirit, and Love’s Courage are historical romances set during the American Revolution.
Elizabeth is an Amazon Best-selling author, a PAN (Published Authors Network) member of Romance Writers of America, a member of Sisters in Crime and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
Before pursuing her writing career full time, Elizabeth taught English, Journalism, and Library Science/Technology. After retiring from teaching, Elizabeth embarked on her writing career full-time and, in addition to her four novels, has published poetry, magazine articles and her blog site, Meyette’s Musings. A friend said of her, “You haven’t retired, you’ve refired!”
Elizabeth and her husband Richard live in west Michigan where they enjoy the beauty of the Great Lakes. They have an agreement that she cannot cook on writing days after he endured burnt broccoli and overcooked chicken. Fortunately, Richard is an excellent cook.

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Narrator Bio

Amy McFadden has narrated over 300 titles in Humor, Romance, Not-Super- Violent Thrillers– -and various (often delightfully ridiculous) combinations thereof.

She’s an Audie Award Winner for The Brink (Short Stories); 4-time Audie Award Finalist in Humor, Lit Fic, Mystery/Thriller and Short Story; Earphones Award Winner in Romance, Mystery/Thriller; AudioFile’s Top 10 Romances of 2016 and Top 100 books of 2017.

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A romance in a time of war, a relationship that comes second to the devotion to one’s country, this is what Elizabeth Meyette brings us with “Love’s Courage”.  A very interesting story, combined with a beautiful narration, it is an enjoyable lecture indeed.

Jenny has had to leave behind her love for Andrew and come back home to Manhattan to see her sick father. Little did she expect to become involved in the conspiracies behind the independence war. Her one intention to be reunited with her family has her tangled up in secret messages between members of an organization fighting against the British army, supporting General Washington’s actions for a free country. But Andrew is not willing to give up on his love so easy.

The author brings us three kinds of devotions: devotion for one’s family, devotion in love and devotion for one’s country. This last element is by far predominant in the book. Even if Jenny and Andrew share the right feelings for one another, when it comes to their country, they do what it takes to accomplish their mission.  Both are willing to wait until things settle, so that they can be free later. But when it comes to family and love, no sacrifice is big enough. And Jenny will give us all a lesson.

The author did a great job portraying the world from that time and the intrigues of war. 1777 was a major year for the future of a small country that would become a major player in the world later on. The people’s motivation, their passion and patriotism are so well presented and so inspiring.

I have nothing bad to say about the narration. I loved Amy McFadden’s voice and how she interpreted the characters. Her calm voice is perfect for non-native English users as well. And she blended very well with the main character.

All in all, this was a great book, that brings not only a beautiful love story and brave characters, but as well the American spirit and the people’s desire to become one independent nation. 4.5 stars and happy reading/listening!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Elizabeth Meyette. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

 

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