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RHAPSODY AND REBELLION (ONCE UPON A WIDOW) (ENDURING LEGACY #7) by AUBREY WYNNE – REVIEW BY GAIL GUERRERO

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

RHAPSODY AND REBELLION ONCE UPON A WIDOW #2 AUBREY WYNNE

Four Stars

Rhapsody and Rebellion is one of my favorite type of books. I love Historical Romance novels. You get to place yourself in a time from 100 of years ago. To be in a time where men were gentleman. They held doors, came to pick you up for dates and showed you with respect. Even though in those times women were more like property and broodmares. I mostly like the parts were the men are rakes and all the girls are in love with him but the mom and chaperone are like stay away. I really enjoy the authors take on this time period. Gideon and Lissie are very unique characters. The gift brought the story a twist that was very enjoyable. The only thing I disliked was the way they spoke. I understand that the way they spoke was normal but goodness I could do without. Overall a good read if you like your historical romance filled with adventure and strong characters.

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Rhapsody and Rebellion (Enduring Legacy #7) by Aubrey Wynne – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rhapsody and Rebellion is the seventh book in the Enduring Legacy series. Each book is by a different author (in this case, Aubrey Wynne), but all focus on the same Scottish family whose mysterious powers are both a blessing and a curse. The books can be read as stand-alone stories, but are connected to each other.
I really liked the grounding in historical events, and the attention to historical detail in the worldbuilding. It definitely falls into the historical fiction bracket for combining history lesson with drama and bringing a time and place to life. For me, the written Scots didn’t quite flow but this may have been because it was only used for certain words. Other than that, I felt thoroughly drawn into the story!
I particularly liked the character Alisabeth – she’s grieving and struggling to find her place in families in the world after losing her husband. She’s sensitive to those around her and generally a well-developed character.
It’s a classic love story, but the historical setting and magic add a unique flavour. If you like romance, and are interested in British history (although mostly focusing on Scotland, we get to see various places in England as well!), this is definitely worth a read! For me, it gets four stars.

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Rhapsody and Rebellion: (Once Upon a Widow) (Enduring Legacy Book 7) by Aubrey Wynne – Review by Susan Mowdy

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It’s been a LONG time since I’ve read a book like this and it’s one I devoured.

Gideon the Earl of Standfeld was raised to be his father’s image. He’s very practical and exact. Lines are not blurred in his world so when his mother has a dream and begs to go back home to Scotland, he has no idea how his life is about to change and one highland beauty will catch his eye.

This book is the 7th book in the series but definitely can be read a standalone. I enjoyed the characters as well as the story intertwining with real historical events. Miss Wynne has a way of sucking you in with her story telling and not let you up until the end. I will be going back to book 1 in this series and I can’t wait to be sucked into each and every one of these stories!

Review by @listersda

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Rhapsody and Rebellion (Enduring Legacy #7) by Aubrey Wynne – Review by Michelle Austin

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rhapsody and Rebellion was a great 5 star read and book #7 in the Enduring Legacy series.

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night” – Edgar Allen Poe

Gideon’s mom has a dream/vision of a family member passing away in a terrible accident. She is adamant that they go home to Scotland. To make his mother happy he agrees to take her.

After marrying her best friend at 17, Alisabeth has become a widow after less than a year of marriage due to political uproars. When her husbands cousin arrives things take an interesting twist.

When Gideon and Alisabeth meet you can feel the connection between them. As they get to know each other better, things start to build even more between them. Gideon discovers that he has inherited something special from his ancestors.

Will these two get a HEA?

We get humor, action, suspense and so much more. Aubrey Wynne does a great job with her writing and pulls you right in.I really liked Alisabeth, she was a strong character. Gideon quickly grew on me, he was just a lonely guy looking for love and these two together were great. All of the secondary characters were great. I look forward to reading more from this series and author.

Reviewed by @mab54615

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Rhapsody and Rebellion (Enduring Legacy #7) by Aubrey Wynne – Review by Emily Walsh

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My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rhapsody and Rebellion (Enduring Legacy #7) by Aubrey Wynne was a intriguing, interesting historical romance, that had me hooked.

This was my first read from this author and this series. No worries this reads as a standalone, so don’t let that big number seven frighten you. In saying that, I am going to be checking out the other book in this series, because if they are anything like this one then.. girl, I can’t even right now.

Being set in the 1820’s, it was richly detailed and lush, I found myself drawn into this world of the past. Touching on an age that I’m not familiar with, I felt like I was brought there, seeing it, living it like it was that time. I never felt confused or lost, you can tell research went into this read, to make it as authentic as possible.

The overall story is quite the tale, and I found myself not only rooting for the MC’s but I became invested. Want them to have their HEA was a must! So yeah, the feels got involved in this one, and at one point I thought it was all going to go up in smoke. Man you can’t to do that to my heart. Beside the splendid love story, there is war brewing, and that adds another struggled and strong element that rounds out this wonderful read.

This book is a super high recommendation from me. So please take my stamp of approval that you will be drawn into the distance past, and fall hard for this couple that are trying to fight the odds.

Happy Reading

-Review by @eawalsh

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Rhapsody and Rebellion By Aubrey Wynne – Review by Emily Brockschmidt

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Rhapsody and Rebellion: Once Upon a Widow” is a lovely story surrounding multiple riots in England and Scotland in the late 18th century. Our hero, Gideon, Earl of Stanfeld, has to take his recently widowed mother, Maeve, back to her home in the Scottish Highlands following a disturbing dream. There he meets the young widow to his cousin, the lovely Alisabeth. I stumbled upon this book recently and hesitated reading it as I don’t normally like to start a series in the middle, however this is not your normal book series. All of the books are written by different authors and occupy different times of the same family line so the books aren’t necessarily in order or follow the same people. The foreward recommends reading the first book to understand the series, but I feel Aubrey Wynne did a wonderful job explaining the back story necessary to understanding her story. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters in this book, especially the headstrong Scottish women! Alisabeth, Maeve and the other women in the family were a joy to read about! They are bold and unashamed by it and I loved it! I also loved the family connection that is shared between select members (I don’t want to give anything away but it is a really neat touch to the story as it is the underlying theme through the series.) All in all, this historical fiction was right up my alley and now I’m itching to read more about this family! So, I give “Rhapsody and Rebellion” five stars!

Reviewed by @emilybee430
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Rhapsody and Rebellion: (Once Upon A Widow) (Enduring Legacy #7) by Aubrey Wynne – Review by Katie Matthews

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

I love a good historical romance story so when I read the blurb for this book I knew that I was going to enjoy it and I certainly did. I loved everything about this book, the era, the storyline and the characters. I’ve not read anything by this author previously so it was definitely exciting to find a new author of historical romance to love. Gideon was everything I expected of the male lead in this story and especially from this time period too. The authors writing was really good, her attention to detail in particular – I really felt like I could visualise what I was reading and I love this with this type of story. I really liked Alisabeth too, she was a great character and I loved reading the story between her and Gideon.
I think any lover of historical romance will enjoy this story and I highly recommend it! I am looking forward to reading more from this series and more from this author again in the future.

Reviewed by @katiem

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Rhapsody and Rebellion: (Once Upon a Widow) (Enduring Legacy Book 7) by Aubrey Wynne – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rhapsody and Rebellion: Once Upon a Window (Enduring Legacy #7) by Aubrey Wynne is a historical romance. There is lots of action and drama, suspense and tragedy, love and second chances. Aubrey has created a story that is totally engrossing and you will find yourself fully immersed in the story as it unfolds. She has woven a tale that is intriguing and has a little bit of everything, with all the Political turmoil and Highlander historical events, rebellion and Scottish legends, Folklore and special gifts. The storyline is well written and the characters completely draw you in to them. Having visited Scotland and the highlands it is easy to see all that Aubrey has laid out for us.

If you like historical romances this is definitely the book for you!

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Rhapsody and Rebellion: (Once Upon a Widow) (Enduring Legacy Book 7) by Aubrey Wynne – Review by Heather Lovelace

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Admittedly, I LOVE a good historical romance. And thankfully this book definitely did not disappoint. The main characters and wonderfully crafted. The reader is immediately transported and immersed into Scotland. I kept thinking if I just closed my eyes and opened them I would “wake” to bonny Scotland. If the Highlands call to you, you MUST read this book ASAP.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace

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Rhapsody and Rebellion by Aubrey Wynne – Review by Renee Ullery

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rhapsody and Rebellion by Aubrey Wynne
Stars:4

This was a lovely story with a man,Gideon, who is learning more about his family, himself, and love. Lissie is grieving, but may be able to find the passion that she wishes for and a second chance at love.my favorite character was Gideon, because I feel that his character growth was the most. I loved recognizing how he changed! I loved reading how these characters dealt with difficult situations and Gideon’s family’s gifts. I thought that this story was fun and interesting as well as easy to read. This is book seven in the Enduring Legacy series.

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