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Review: The Storm Breaks

  • Title: The Storm Breaks (The Jacobite Chronicles book 4)
  • Author: Julia Brannan
  • Pages: 347
  • Kindle edition
  • Published: January 6, 2017
  • Genre(s): historical fiction
  • My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

It’s 1745 and the rebellion that the Jacobites have worked towards for so many years is finally underway.  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.

* All opinions are my own.

*May contain spoilers.

<a href=”http://The Storm Breaks (The Jacobite Chronicles) (Volume 4)“>The Storm Breaks is book 4 of 5 in The Jacobite Chronicles.  As with each book in this series, I found myself unable to put this book down.  I actually got a copy of book 5 before I was finished with this one because I wanted to make sure I could start it right away.

I have really enjoyed this series because I feel that Mrs. Brannan has done a wonderful job of weaving fact and fiction.  She even has a section at the back of the book telling you what sections of the book took from real events.  She is not an author to ignore or change the facts in order to make the event fit her story.

Her characters have a range of views that allow the readers to see what is happening in England and Scotland from my angles.  She has characters that hold many different views that would have been the varying views of the people from that time period.  The main characters, Beth and Alex, hold the view that the Stewart’s are the rightful heirs to the throne but they frequently interact with people who do not.

Just as in the previous books, <a href=”http://The Storm Breaks (The Jacobite Chronicles) (Volume 4)“>The Storm Breaks does a wonderful job of maintaining continuity.  I felt that all the characters acted in ways true to who they had been portrayed as previously and that the events that took place were all explained in a way that although I didn’t always agree were at least not without warrant.

I cant wait to read <a href=”http://Pursuit of Princes (The Jacobite Chronicles Book 5)“>Pursuit of Princes .  I would encourage readers to read The Jacobite Chronicles.  Has anyone else read this series. I would love to hear what you thought?

The Jacobite Chronicles (in order):

<a href=”http://Mask Of Duplicity (The Jacobite Chronicles) (Volume 1)“>Mask of Duplicity

<a href=”http://The Mask Revealed (The Jacobite Chronicles) (Volume 2)“>The Mask Revealed

<a href=”http://The Gathering Storm (The Jacobite Chronicles Book 3)“>The Gathering Storm

<a href=”http://The Storm Breaks (The Jacobite Chronicles) (Volume 4)“>The Storm Breaks

<a href=”http://Pursuit of Princes (The Jacobite Chronicles Book 5)“>Pursuit of Princes

Happy reading!!

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I was a bibliophile before I learned the alphabet. From an early age I have used books to relieve the pressures of reality. I was I teenager before I appreciated the learning power of books. Now, as an adult, I read books for both learning and relaxation.

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