Voices Beckon [NOOK Book]


She’s not of his class, not of his religion, and not in his plans. Will she fill his future as she fills his dreams?

Escape to the eighteenth century in a compelling new story about growing up and finding love--against all odds.

The year is 1783, and David Graham, a young Scot apprenticed to a Philadelphia printer, is on the verge of leaving his family and all he holds dear...
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Voices Beckon

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She’s not of his class, not of his religion, and not in his plans. Will she fill his future as she fills his dreams?

Escape to the eighteenth century in a compelling new story about growing up and finding love--against all odds.

The year is 1783, and David Graham, a young Scot apprenticed to a Philadelphia printer, is on the verge of leaving his family and all he holds dear behind. Brimming with confidence, he awaits his turn to board the brig Industry, filled with anticipation of the boundless opportunity awaiting him in America. Liam Brock joins the boarding queue aside him with not much more than a smile and a plan. Orphaned at an early age, Liam is driven by both a desire to escape his dubious past and a vision to claim his future.

As they watch the cabin class passengers board the transport, David’s gaze falls on Elisabeth Hale, the spirited and sheltered daughter of Englishman Edward Hale. Not until she senses his scrutiny and meets his eyes does David feel a glimmer of uncertainty, a threat to his new-found swagger.Heedless of her father’s admonitions to steer clear of the rabble, Elisabeth finds herself drawn into their world.

United by a life-changing voyage, the three establish an immediate and steadfast bond—until Elisabeth is forced to make a choice—a choice that threatens to shatter their lives.

Voices Beckon spans seven years in the lives of David, Elisabeth, and Liam. Rich in historical detail, this sweeping romance chronicles their coming of age against the vivid backdrop of the developing United States of America.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013119734
  • Publisher: Repository Press LLC
  • Publication date: 8/9/2011
  • Series: Voices , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,370,728
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

In a effort to reconstruct the paper trail of an ancestor, Linda spent months researching what life might have been like for a printer's apprentice in 1780s Philadelphia--who his neighbors might have been, what his daily work load was like, what he might have done to pass the time, where he might have eaten, and so forth--and it didn't take long for it to sink in that Philadelphia was one of the most exciting cities in the new United States at one of the most eventful times in its history.

Although she got no further in documenting the young man's life, she found she had accumulated plenty of information to tell his story (in a fashion).

Voices Beckon, the first in the series, is the end result. And even though it's very likely not precisely how it was, it's how it might have been.

Linda writes under the pen name Linda Lee Graham and lives in the Arizona desert.
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  • Posted December 2, 2011

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    Historical Romance- Recommended!

    As I always said, I love historical romance, and another wonderful novel drops in my hand..:)

    The story covers 7 years of Elizabeth, Liam and David¿s life, and I¿ll admit it took me sometime. Boring? No!

    I find every detail worth reading and enjoying. The author writes thrillingly. You¿re always on the verge of wondering what will happen next. I for example, hadn¿t think about the situations the characters were in. when I though they were going to be fine now, something happens and again I don¿t know what will happen next.

    It quite remind me of a forbidden love, like sky and earth, where the girl¿s family don¿t approve of the guy, because he¿s poor.

    Even though, I¿m not hail from England, I appreciate a lot the author¿s use of their language, even making sure that the words used are in accordance with what they portray. This book is well-written and the characters would surely remain in your heart.

    I love Elizabeth for her intellect, principle and unconditional love. I love David for he¿s hardworking, gentleman, dreamer and loyal. I love Liam for his martyrdom, friendship and loyalty.

    I think it would be much interesting if at the first or middle of the novel did Liam realize he¿s falling for Elizabeth, when maybe, the time when David is not in Elizabeth¿s side. That way, it would be more tragic, and dramatic. I¿m so bad..:)

    The book is already filled with drama, romance, friendship and loss.

    ¿Elizabeth, if there¿s one thing ye learn from me, let it be that ti¿s always better to ask forgiveness than to beg permission¿ -Liam

    This quote would surely stay forever in my head. It¿s funny, witty and possibly true. Well, you can find lots of witty remarks and inevitable little truths here.

    I love the ending and the fact that Elizabeth stands her principle not to be bedded before her wedding even if their wedding is the day after.

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