Oh, how I LOVE a good historical romance, especially one written by Genevieve Graham. Her books are fast proving to me that she is one heck of a talented writer and can bring out the absolute best in her characters! Sweeping, beautiful, EPIC this book…no, this series….has got everything that I look for in my novels. Sound of the Heart reads like so much more than “just” a romance novel! Not that there’s anything wrong with a good old fashioned romance novel. I will be the first to tell you that I love them to pieces.
But Sound of the Heart reads like a saga- an honest to goodness, spans every level of my consciousness, makes me feel every emotion until I’m both exhausted and madly in love SAGA. Action packed with flowing dialogue, battle scenes that seem ripped right out of the pages of a history book and a heartwarming, unstoppable love that gave me butterflies in my stomach, I would dare anyone who started this book to be able to set it down. The characters are real and damaged and human, complex in a way that took my breath away on more than one occasion. I rooted for them, I cried with them, I fell in love with them.
Glenna and Dougal are passionate, enchanting, lovely characters that more than deserved their happily ever after. Every obstacle, every disappointment, every twist and turn prepared me for a happily ever after that I will not soon forget. There is so much to recommend in this book that I am clearly not doing it justice by waxing on and on about it in an almost poetic prose. I find myself at a loss as to how to accurately describe what a wonderful book Sound of the Heart is. Simply put, I can only say that this book is a MUST read, it is simply not to be missed. Have you ever read a book that you loved so much that as soon as you finished the last word you flipped back to the front and started all over again? Sound of the Heart is that book for me. And hopefully it will be for you too!