Sound of the Heart by Genevieve Graham

76%

17 Critic Reviews

This story is the whole package. From the beginning I was immersed in Dougal's struggle to keep the part of him that was being torn away. I loved the descriptive scenes. I fell under the spell of his heart of gold demeanor. Then by the time I reached the end I felt like it had come much too soon.
-Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

Synopsis

From Genevieve Graham, author of Under the Same Sky, comes a sweeping romantic historical novel of one man's strange gift and dangerous battles...    Dougal MacDonnell, a fierce warrior from the Highlands of Scotland, is able to hear the thoughts of other men and dream how the future will unfold. Devastated by the loss of his family during the Battle of Culloden in 1746, he fosters a deep hatred for the English. But when Glenna, the love of his life and a Scottish outlaw, is captured and shipped overseas, Dougal is forced to join an English army made of vanquished Scots. Now fighting on the side of his sworn enemies, he embarks on a journey that will take him across the seas to the colonies. There he will risk everything for the chance to find his true love.
 

About Genevieve Graham

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Genevieve Graham graduated from the University of Toronto in 1986 with a Bachelor of Music in Performance. She is married and has two beautiful daughters, and lives in Nova Scotia.
 
Published May 1, 2012 by Berkley. 320 pages
Genres: Romance, History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Sound of the Heart
All: 17 | Positive: 16 | Negative: 1

Love To Read For Fun

Good
Reviewed by Ellie on May 08 2012

There are very few books, especially romance books, were I walk away feeling like I got a great love story and an even better history lesson. Genevieve Graham is on my list of my read authors and I can’t wait to see what she delivers next

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Once Upon A Chapter

Good
Reviewed by Stephanie on May 11 2012

Genevieve Graham does an amazing job writing an enriching and beautiful story without hampering it down with pages and pages of historical facts. Sound of the Heart is a heart-wrenching story of war and love. Graham pens her novel with great care.

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bookworm2bookworm's Blog

Good
Reviewed by Kristalg on Jun 13 2012

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.

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One Book At A Time

Below average
Reviewed by Page on May 31 2012

I actually think the only downfall of this novel was that is could have been longer. A lot of time is covered in this book and a few events just barely glanced over. It never felt long and I was disappointed when it ended.

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Into the Hall of Books

Good
Reviewed by Asheley on May 17 2012

This story is fantastic and wonderful, and it was such a thrill to read it.

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Debbie's World of Books

Good
Jun 02 2012

One of my favorite things about Graham’s books is the way she develops her characters. They are so real and filled with believable flaws in addition to all the usual heroic attributes most romance book characters are given.

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Bookish

Good
Reviewed by Evie on May 21 2012

Sound Of The Heart is a novel that will enchant you and sweep you off your feet! I loved how fast-paced and adventurous it was. The story flows effortlessly and doesn't let you catch your breath. The romance, too, is spine-tingling and sweet as honey

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Rex Robot Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Rex on May 23 2012

The plot will keep you moving- there isn't any boring riffraff here. Genevieve paints an extremely vivid picture, you're going to feel like you're there with the characters.

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Book Whore

Good
May 15 2012

The struggles and losses these two characters have to deal with is a recipe for an amazing read. I definitely recommend this novel to adult readers

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The Crazy Bookworm

Good
Reviewed by The Crazy Bookworm on May 29 2012

There isn't one bad thing I can say about this book...Genevieve Graham reminded me why I loved the genre in the first place. She gave me that memorable book I was craving.

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Snowdrop Dreams of Books

Good
May 25 2012

So many emotions are experienced while reading Sound of the Heart, but nothing can compare to the heart tugging feelings of loss and grief felt during some of the saddest parts of their story. The happiness that is also felt between these characters is one that will make you laugh and smile while sharing the joy of Dougal and Glenna.These two survive through so much, it will make you believe in soulmates and true love.

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Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

Good
Reviewed by Jessica on May 17 2012

This story is the whole package. From the beginning I was immersed in Dougal's struggle to keep the part of him that was being torn away. I loved the descriptive scenes. I fell under the spell of his heart of gold demeanor. Then by the time I reached the end I felt like it had come much too soon.

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Bending The Spine

Good
Reviewed by Rebecca on May 12 2012

I can’t wait to read more from Genevieve Graham! If you like romance at all you should give Sound of the heart a try. It satisfied me from beginning to end.

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Turning The Pages

Good
May 07 2012

It's a great book to cuddle up with and read in your favourite spot. Hopefully it will enthrall you like it did me

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Let's Book It

Good
Reviewed by Dana on May 30 2012

We enjoy amazing highs and terrible lows. There is no emotional stone left unturned as the reader moves from page 1 to page 310.

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Truly Bookish

Good
May 29 2012

The story has its dark portions but the romance and adventure aspects of the novel are awesome and not to be missed!

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That Artsy Reader Girl

Good
Reviewed by Jana on May 22 2012

Again, Genevieve does not disappoint with her writing style. It's gorgeous. She has a way of packing you up and taking you to the settings in the book. She also has the power to make you feel what the characters are feeling.

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