Listen up folks, because I've got quite the story for you today. Picture this: a twenty-year-old Scottish woman named Fortune Lindley, on the brink of becoming a spinster. She's about to embark on a journey back to her birthplace, Maguire's Ford, a sprawling Ulster estate that she can only inherit if she marries an Irish Protestant. Now, you may be thinking, "Well, that doesn't sound too bad, does it?" But let me tell you, things are about to get interesting.
Our girl Fortune has reluctantly agreed to consider a match with the wealthy and socially suitable Protestant aristocrat, William Devers. On paper, it all seems perfect. But here's the kicker – it's William's rebellious and disinherited Catholic older brother, Kiernan Devers, who captures her heart. Talk about a plot twist! Naturally, this does not sit well with William, who becomes consumed by a dark and murderous fury. Drama, my friends, drama.
As Fortune and Kiernan embark on a passionate and forbidden affair, jealousy and intolerance rear their ugly heads, leading to an unimaginable tragedy. And here's where things take a turn for the intense – Fortune's survival and her quest to claim her land, her legacy, and the only love she's ever known will be put to the ultimate test. Can she endure the challenges that lie ahead? Can she rise above the hatred and prejudice that threaten to tear her world apart?
Now, before you dive into this audiobook, I should warn you: it's not for the faint of heart. You see, it contains mature themes that may just leave you breathless. With a runtime of 11 hours and 59 minutes, this adventure will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions.
So, buckle up, my friends, and get ready to delve into a world of forbidden desire, tragic consequences, and a heroine who refuses to be silenced. Bertrice Small's captivating tale, brought to life by the talented Justine Eyre as our narrator, promises to leave you on the edge of your seat. Will you join Fortune on her gripping journey, or will you miss out on this epic story that reveals the power of love, resilience, and the indomitable spirit of a woman who will stop at nothing to claim what is rightfully hers? The choice is yours.