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WHISPERS OF HEAVEN
by Candice Proctor

Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: Australia, 1840

2001 Best British-Set Historical Romance Award Winner

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Returning home to Tasmania from her school in England, Jesmond Corbett is determined to fit into her family and local society. That is, until the stallion she brought her brother runs off and convict Lucas Gallagher catches him.

Lucas has been transported and sentenced to hard labor. Ever since his arrival, he has dreamt of freedom and planned his escape. Then he meets Jessie. She has the power to heal his anger and touch his heart as no one else, but is he willing to accept her love and the redemption it brings?

This is a very emotionally powerful story that more than satisfies readers desires to become involved in their characters lives and feel all of their deepest emotions. Add to this Candice Proctors beautifully rendered descriptions of the backdrop and details of Australian society and you have the feeling that you are right there.

Though the plot is one Ms. Proctor has used to her advantage before, the characters are so appealing and the back drop so unique that youll be entranced and left hoping for more. SENSUAL (Jul., 380 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: Fawcett

Published: July 2001

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Whispers of Heaven

Submitted by Robin in PA on May 23, 2010 - 6:45pm.

Jesmond Corbett returns to her home in Tasmania determined to conform to her family's expectations of marrying her wealthy childhood friend and neighbor. But then she sees Lucas Gallagher, a convict transported to the island and working in her brother's stables. Lucas has slaved for four years, planning his escape off of the island. Soon his heart is torn between freedom and his feelings for Jessie.

I always enjoy a story where one of the characters if from the "other side of the tracks". This book is no exception. I couldn't figure out how the author was going to resolve the lover's problems and get them together by the end of the book since there were so many obstacles in their path. Candice Proctor's writing style may be a little too wordy for me with lots and lots of descriptions, but she knows how to write characters and Lucas and Jessie are very well-drawn. The supporting character of Jessie's brother and aunt give this book extra depth. My rating: 4.5 Stars.