Audiobook Review: THE HIGHLANDER’S BARGAIN by Barbara Longley


Sometimes Fae can be a good thing, sometimes not. In this story it was, and then…it wasn’t.

Huzzah! Huzzah! A great production from the pen of Barbara Longley, narrated by Angela Dawe

Highlander's Bargain by Barbara longleyTitle: The Highlander’s Bargain, book 2 the Novels of Loch Moigh
Author: Barbara Longley
Genre: Historical Romance, Time Travel
Pages: 316
Published by: Montlake Romance
Published Date: July 8, 2014
ISBN-10: 1477823921
ISBN-13: 978-147782392

Narrated by: Angela Dawe
Length: 9 hours, 48 minutes
Release Date: July 8 2014

Publisher’s Summary: Before he can settle down, blond-haired, blue-eyed Robley of clan MacKintosh needs to taste true adventure. So when the faerie Madame Giselle asks him to retrieve her stolen property in exchange for two enchanted tokens that will whisk him across the centuries, he jumps at the chance.

Nurse and future midwife Erin Durie is broke and alone, thanks to a roommate who skipped town and the psychic gifts that make relationships too intense and painful to bear. Then a kilted man magically drops into her arms, looking for a guide to the 21st century, and she can’t deny the attraction. But magical treachery soon throws open time’s portal once more – and puts a blade to Robley’s throat. Now Erin must decide where – or when – her healing powers can do the most good – and whether she can live without her handsome Highlander.

In the second thrilling novel of Loch Moigh, award-winning author Barbara Longley delivers more of the action, adventure, and romance that began in the pulse-pounding True to the Highlander.

©2014 Barbara Longley (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

My Thoughts: It hasn’t been long since I listened to book one of the same series. The first book was very good, so I settled with anticipation into listening to this one. My readers, author Barbara Longley creates one hilarious read! And with time travel. I loved it!

It was extremely amusing Aaron’s reaction to Robley’s ‘modernization’. I loved how Ms. Langley kept me laughing, whether it was from Robley’s reactions, Aaron’s reaction or to my own seeing the ridiculous situation.

Madame Giselle is back in this story, sending Robley through time. Robley joins us from the 15th century. He had been listening to True for years telling about her home in the future. He needed to know of it himself, so what better way than through Madame Giselle.

Once swept into the 21st century, he readily adjusts. Plus he had his own personal guide, the very lass he dropped onto from the skies. Aaron is no ordinary woman, but one with a gift – easing people’s fears and pain. That’s why she was so good at being a nurse. She was close to finishing her mid-wife certification. Robley’s ‘dropping in’ so to speak was a blessing. He roomed and boarded with her plus she was to help him navigate the waters of a new world insuring she had enough money to pay her bills until she graduated.

What would you think if you were from the 15th century, 584 years in the past and heard words like pissed off, debit card, kidding, in the system, insurance, get out!, jonsing, a shift, going out.  These are just a few of the words needing clarification for our Scottish hero.

With Robley’s insatiable need to learn he read one of Eden’s erotic romance books while she was at work. He was totally comical, starting to use 21st century vernacular with his Scottish brogue. Aaron, American, used it of course, plus a lot of words he had no clue what they meant, many medical terms. It really was quite amusing having him question certain turns of phrase and frankly had me laughing out loud. Not just a little, mind you. But guffawing loud enough to have my husband stop his work, come search me out. His comment had me continue laughing. I sounded a bit demented!

The story was one lively episode after the other, Robley learning of the merits of living in the 21st century and enjoying his ‘vacation’. Aaron very dutifully taught him to make sure when he pees to lift the seat and out of courtesy put it down. (I kid you not!) Funny times ladies!

Robley had the means to return back to Scotland but as each day past, he felt less inclined to return. Aaron was capturing his heart. Some heavy decisions had to be made, how could he stay, how could he leave? And then fate with the help of an angry fairy make the decision for them.

The story line was fun, the dialog was hugely amusing, although events eventually become dire. All in the day’s work of a good writer. Thank you, Ms. Longley for the wonderful story.

Angela Dawe, with her Scottish accents, portrayal of Madame Giselle, dialog and timing in funny moments, and superb storytelling ability made this listen pure pleasure, binding reader to author.

timthumbAbout the Author: As a child, award-winning author Barbara J. Longley moved frequently and learned how to entertain herself with stories. As an adult, she’s lived in a commune in the Appalachians, taught on an Indian reservation, and traveled from coast to coast. Once she had children, she decided it was time to plant roots and made Minnesota her permanent home. Barbara holds a master’s degree in special education and has been an elementary school teacher for many years. While she loves teaching, reading and writing are her passions. By night, she likes to explore things mythical, metaphysical, paranormal, and/or newsworthy. Much of what she learns makes its way into her stories, where all things are possible.

She is also the author of The Difference a Day MakesFar from PerfectA Change of Heart, and Heart of the Druid Laird.

Don’t miss hearing about new releases and breaking news–subscribe to Ms. Longley’s newsletter via her website: http://www.barbaralongley.com

AWARDS: Far From Perfect2012 OKRWA National Readers Choice Award Winner/Contemp. Romance  2013 Virginia Romance Writers’ HOLT Medallion Award of Excellence Winner/Mainstream Fiction 2013 GRW Maggie Award of Excellence Winner/Single Title 2013 GDRWA Booksellers’ Best Award Finalist 2013 ACRA Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Award Winner/Contemporary single Title The Difference a Day Makes: 2014 ACRA Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Award Winner/Long Contemporary 2014 Virginia Romance Writers’ HOLT Medallion Merit Award If you are interested in reading excerpts of her other works of fiction, please visit her website http://www.barbaralongley.com

Dawe_A_DAbout the Narrator: Angela Dawe is originally from Lansing, Michigan, and currently calls Chicago home. Her work includes film, television, theater, and improvisational comedy, as well as audiobook narration. Her award-winning audiobook narrations, include young adult, suspense, romance, and historical fiction titles. Among Angela’s recordings are The Sheen on the Silk by Anne Perry, Wild Roses by Deb Caletti, and Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts. She hopes you enjoy listening as much as she enjoys narrating!

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One Response to Audiobook Review: THE HIGHLANDER’S BARGAIN by Barbara Longley

  1. vvaught512 says:

    Interesting. I’ll add it to my TBR list!

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