Standish creator. Amos 'n' Andy was a situation comedy popular in the United States from the s through the s. After the series was first broadcast in , it grew in popularity and became a huge influence on the radio serials that followed. Amos 'n' Andy creators Gosden and Correll were white actors familiar with minstrel traditions.
They met in Durham, North Carolina in , and by the fall of , they were performing nightly song-and-patter routines on the Chicago Tribune's station WGN. Since the Tribune syndicated Sidney Smith's popular comic strip The Gumps, which had successfully introduced the concept of daily continuity, WGN executive Ben McCanna thought the notion of a serialized drama could also work on radio.
He suggested to Gosden and Correll that they adapt The Gumps to radio. They instead proposed a series about "a couple of colored characters" and borrowed certain elements of The Gumps. Their new series, Sam 'n' Henry, began January 12, , fascinating radio listeners throughout the Midwest. That series became popular enough that in late Gosden and Correll requested that it be distributed to other stations on phonograph records in a "chainless chain" concept that would have been the first use of radio syndication as we know it today.
Contractually, their characters belonged to WGN, so when Gosden and Correll left WGN, they performed in personal appearances but could not use the character names from the radio show. The Kingfish gets Andy into the TV repair business. After disaster strikes, Andy tells it to the judge whose nickname is, "Twenty-Year Johnson. This world is inside you, a part of you, and you take this journey alone.
Each person hears and then sees with his or her mind's eye the events portrayed within these dramas. All of us interprets what they hear differently. The images we see is unique to ourselves. A voice becomes a person, living, breathing they come alive. They take on a physical form and characteristics that we assign to them. The wonders of your own mind are boundless. Scary thoughts?
Perhaps, but what powers they bring us! To exercise one's imagination is to exercise one's soul. These dramas provide us with an escape from reality. To adventures beyond our own lives. Enjoy them. And pleasant dreams! Program CBS network. Sponsored by: Budweiser, Kellogg's. As a result of his activities in the war, when it was over, he traded his law books for a career with the OSS. There, "Adventure" became his business.
The lead role was taken over later by Paul Dubof. Broadcasters Program Syndicate syndication. Commercials added locally. In Bordeaux, the European Children's Fund has been cheated out of its relief funds. Box 13 was a syndicated radio series about the escapades of mystery novelist Dan Holiday Alan Ladd , a former newsman. To seek out new ideas for his fiction, Holiday ran a classified ad in the Star-Times newspaper. Mayfair syndication. An artist's latest canvas seems to be haunted. A stone quarry keeps appearing on one side of the canvas. The date is approximate. The idea for the show came from Louis Pelletier who wrote many of the scripts.
Martin Blaine and Donald Briggs headed the cast. Commercials deleted. A dumb blonde tries to pull an inheritance swindle and winds up marrying the insurance man she's trying to gyp! Collins creator. CBS Radio Mystery Theater - As you walk through the creaking door you enter into another world, the world of imagination. Fibber McGee and Molly premiered in The program struggled in the ratings until , when it became a national sensation. Within three years, it was the top-rated program in America. Few radio shows were more beloved than Fibber McGee and Molly.
After years of hardship and touring in obscurity on the small-time show biz circuit, they arrived in Chicago in , where they eventually performed on thousands of shows and developed different voices and characters. Jim Jordan died on April 1, Marian Jordan died on April 7, First Broadcast date April 16, Last Broadcast date September 6, Sponsored by: Reynolds Aluminum. The program originates from the N. Convention, The Civic auditorium in San Francisco. Fibber is chopping a hole in the wall.
He's planning to install a wall safe! Bryan, Richard LeGrand. This was a radio adaptation of the movie, from RKO, in which Mr. Powell played the lead. This series ran for 13 shows. It remained a CBS show through its last show in The radio station encouraged callers to solve the mystery and win a sponsor's prize. Once a winner was found, the solution was broadcast as confirmation. Sponsored by: Bromo Seltzer.
A good wartime mystery! This is the East Coast broadcast. The West Coast broadcast took place on November 4, The script was previously used on "Ellery Queen" on September 15, Lee writer , Bruce Kamman producer, director. It was when sponsor Lever Brothers who made Lux soap and detergent moved the show from New York to Hollywood in that it eased back from adapting stage shows and toward adaptations of films.
This is the radio version taken from the classic romantic comedy film. The plot concerns the machinations of a soon-to-be-divorced couple, played by Dunne and Grant, who go to great lengths to try to ruin each other's romantic escapades. The bright, zesty, and carefree film was nominated for six Academy Awards. There were well over stations that aired the program.
The action took place on land as well aboard Slate's boat, The Bold Venture, thus the title of the series. Lauren Bacall was his ward Sailor Duval, a stubborn and flirtatious young woman whose late father had willed her to Slate for her protection. Together the duo found adventure, intrigue, mystery and romance in the sultry settings of tropical Havana and the mysterious islands of the Caribbean. ZIV Syndication. This live series was set in and broadcast from, New York City. Sponsored by: Anchor Hocking Glass.
Big Mike Ryan, a swell cop, is suspended for arresting and then beating up Lenny Waldo. When Lenny and his cohort are found shot to death, Big Mike is of course the prime suspect. A Date with Judy was a comedy radio series aimed at a teenage audience which had a long run from to Dellie Ellis portrayed Judy when the series returned the next summer June 23d to September 15, Louise Erickson took over the role the following summer June 30th to September 22, when the series, with Bristol Myers as its new sponsor, replaced The Eddie Cantor Show for the summer.
Louise Erickson continued in the role of Judy over the next seven years as the series, sponsored by Tums, aired from January 18, to January 4, Teenagers could relate to Judy and her problems with school, boyfriends and parental rules and adults enjoyed remembering their youth as seen through the eyes of a typical teenager. A delighful comedy that ended in , A Date with Judy remains a favorite even today as we realize that teenagers will always face the same problems growing up as Judy and her friends did.
A Date with Judy remains a favorite even today as we realize that teenagers will always face the same problems growing up as Judy and her friends did. Damon Runyon October 4, — December 10, was a newspaperman and writer. He was best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in New York City that grew out of the Prohibition era. He spun tales of gamblers, petty thieves, actors and gangsters; few of whom go by "square" names, preferring instead to be known as "Nathan Detroit", "Big Jule", "Harry the Horse", "Good Time Charlie", "Dave the Dude", and so on.
These stories were written in a very distinctive vernacular style: a mixture of formal speech and colorful slang, almost always in present tense, and always devoid of contractions. The married couple was played by Olan Soule and Elinor Harriot. It was revived on CBS Radio December 30, November 25, with Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce as the unnamed married coupleessentially, it reprised Ethel and Albert but the new name was necessitated because Lynch had long since lost the rights to the original title. That still wasn't the end of the showLynch and Bunce brought the show to NBC's legendary weekend programming block Monitor in , performing three- to four-minute vignettes not unlike the original fifteen-minute shows.
Their presence continued a kind-of Monitor tradition of offering new material from classic radio favourites including James and Marian Jordan of Fibber McGee and Molly fame, until Marian Jordan's death. Even more, it returned yet again in the s, as a syndicated radio feature known as The Little Things in Life. Sponsored by: Glamorene, Beechnut Baby Foods.
The system cue is added live. It started when Jerry was performing at the Club in Atlantic City and one of the other entertainers quit suddenly. At first they worked separately, but then ad-libbed together, improvising insults and jokes, squirting seltzer water, hurling bunches of celery and exuding general zaniness. For ten years Martin and Lewis sandwiched sixteen money making films between nightclub engagements, personal appearances, recording sessions, radio shows, and television bookings.
Their last film together was "Hollywood or Bust" On July 25th of that year the two made their last nightclub appearance together at the Copacabana, exactly ten years to the day since they became a team. Arch Oboler's Plays - Mr. Arch Oboler's Plays was a radio drama series written, produced and directed by Arch Oboler. Minus a sponsor, it ran for one year, airing Saturday evenings on NBC from March 25, to March 23, and revived five years later on Mutual for a sustaining summer run from April 5, to October 11, Mutual network.
Ten-Percent ". A good story about a Hollywood agent who finally finds a movie star to manage Big Town is a radio show that aired from to Edward G. Robinson had the lead role of Steve Wilson from to Edward J. Pawley portrayed Wilson from until when Walter Greaza was heard as Wilson in the final episodes in the radio series.
When Big Town moved to television, the program was telecast live, but in the production switched to film after the move from New York City to Hollywood. January 4, Sponsored by: Lifebuoy Soap, Rinso. Mystery writer Hannah Harper, and her nervous companion, summon Steve Wilson and Lorelei to the lighthouse in which they're living. They are hearing noises and explosions. Listen for a monosyllabic moron, a 7 foot rabbit, a Chinese dentist named Dr.
Fu, and a real red herring! Escape was radio's leading anthology series of high adventure, airing on CBS from July 7, to September 25, Since the program did not have a regular sponsor like Suspense, it was subjected to frequent schedule shifts and lower production budgets, although Richfield Oil signed on as a sponsor for five months in Despite these problems, Escape enthralled many listeners during its seven-year run. Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you East coast version, the program was also broadcast on the West coast on February 21, A tale of the supernatural and witchcraft in a small Welsh town.
Robson director. Philo Vance was the detective creation of S. Van Dine first published in the mid s. Vance, in the original books, is an intellectual so highly refined he seems he might be ghostwritten by P. Take this quote from The Benson Murder Case, , as Vance pontificates in his inimitable way: "That's your fundamental error, don't y' know. Every crime is witnessed by outsiders, just as is every work of art. The fact that no one sees the criminal, or the artist, actu'lly at work, is wholly incons'quential. Jose Ferrer played him in From , the fine radio actor Jackson Beck makes Vance as good as he gets.
Joan Alexander is Ellen Deering, Vance's secretary and right-hand woman. The organist for the show is really working those ivories, and fans of old time radio organ will especially enjoy this series. Perhaps one reason the organist "pulls out all the stops" is because there seems to be little, if any, sound effects on the show.
Philo Vance, the radio series, does pay homage to the original books in that both were, even in their own time, a bit out of date and stilted. Jackson Beck. Crime Classics was a U. It grew out of Lewis's personal interest in famous murder cases, and took a documentary-like approach to the subject, carefully recreating the facts, personages, and feel of the time period.
Comparatively little dramatic license was taken with the facts and events, but the tragedy was leavened with humor, expressed largely through the narration. An old man and a young wife is old India. A recipe for murder most foul. In an arrangement that amplified the growing pains of American broadcasting, as radio "grew up" into television as George Burns once phrased it , the Nelsons' deal with ABC gave the network itself the right to move the show to television whenever it wanted to do itthey wanted, according to the Museum of Broadcast Communications, to have talent in the bullpen and ready to pitch, so to say, on their own network, rather than risk it defecting to CBS where the Nelsons began or NBC.
Their sons, David and Ricky, did not join the cast until five years after the radio series began. The two boys felt frustrated at hearing themselves played by actors and continually requested they be allowed to portray themselves. School report card day. Some good, some not so good. In CBS decided to use New York City as the backdrop for their own half-hour police series and focus on the day-to-day operation of a single police precinct.
Actual cases were used as the basis for stories. The Precinct Captain acted as the narrator for the series. In CBS decided to use New York City as the backdrop for their own half-hour police series and focus on the day-to-day operations of a single police precinct. Actual cases would be used as the basis for stories. He's really John W. Lofield, seventy-eight years old, and he doesnt want to return home! Dragnet was a long-running radio and television police procedural drama about the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners.
The show takes its name from an actual police term, a "dragnet", meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects. Dragnet debuted inauspiciously. Ben Romero, portrayed by Barton Yarborough, a longtime radio actor. Program 9. A small-time narcotics user named Benny Trounsel has been beaten to death shortly after tipping the cops to a new narcotics ring in town. The Colmans had shown a flair for radio comedy in recurring roles on The Jack Benny Program in the late s, and they landed the title roles in the new show.
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The Halls of Ivy featured Colman as William Todhunter Hall, the president of small, Midwestern Ivy College, and his wife, Victoria, a former British musical comedy star who sometimes felt the tug of her former profession, and followed their interactions with students, friends and college trustees. NBC netqoek. Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. Will Dr. The program may be dated April 7, A prize-fighter dies during a fight A big-time gambler, who only bets on a sure thing, is found dead too! Created by Himan Brown who had by then become a radio legend due to his work on Inner Sanctum Mysteries and other shows dating back to the s , and aired on affiliate stations across the CBS Radio network, the series began its long run on January 6, The final episode ran on December 31, The show was broadcast nightly and ran for one hour, including commercials.
Typically, a week consisted of three to four new episodes, with the remainder of the week filled out with reruns. There were a total of original episodes broadcast. The total number of broadcasts, including reruns, was The late E. Marshall hosted the program every year but the final one, when actress Tammy Grimes took over. Each episode began with the ominous sound of a creaking door, slowly opening to invite listeners in for the evening's adventure. At the end of each show, the door would swing shut, with Marshall signing off, "Until next time, pleasant One episode was even adapted from a folk song by Stan Rogers.
Some of Nightfall's episodes were so terrifying that the CBC registered numerous complaints and some affiliate stations dropped it. Despite this, the series went on to become one of the most popular shows in CBC Radio history, running episodes that featured a mix of original tales and adaptations of both classic and obscure short stories.
CBC, Toronto. A chilling horror story. Amos 'n' Andy was officially transferred by NBC from the Blue Network to the Red Network in , although the vast majority of stations carrying the show remained the same. After a long and successful run with Pepsodent, the program changed sponsors in to Campbell's Soup; because of Campbell's closer relationship with CBS, the series switched to that network on April 3, In , after 4, episodes, the radio program went from a minute CBS weekday dramatic serial to an NBC half-hour weekly comedy.
While the five-a-week show often had a quiet, easygoing feeling, the new version was a full-fledged sitcom in the Hollywood sense, with a regular studio audience for the first time in the show's history and an orchestra. More outside actors, including many African American comedy professionals, were brought in to fill out the cast. In the new version, Amos became a peripheral character to the more dominant Andy and Kingfish duo, although Amos was still featured in the traditional Christmas show where he explains the Lord's Prayer to his daughter.
Andy impersonates a sailor and is lucky enough to be the millionth visitor to the "Harlem Canteen. The series starred Howard Duff and later, Steve Dunne as Sam Spade and Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie, and took a considerably more tongue-in-cheek approach to the character than the novel or movie. The owner of a gum-machine company is murdered, giving Sam plenty to chew on! Suspense - Hands Of Dr. Suspense was one of the premier programs of the Golden Age of Radio aka old-time radio , and advertised itself as "radio's outstanding theater of thrills.
There were approximately episodes broadcast during its long run, over of which are extant in mostly high-quality recordings. There were a few rules which were followed for all but a handful of episodes: Protagonists were usually a normal person suddenly dropped into a threatening or bizarre situation. Evildoers must be punished in the end.
The program made only occasional forays into science fiction and fantasy. Ottermole ". Sponsored by: Auto-Lite. A "strangler" is prowling the streets of London, killing at will. A police sergeant is suspicious of "Mr. Newspaperman," who always seems to be nearby when the "strangler" strikes. Kildare, scripted by Les Crutchfield, Jean Holloway and others.
The supporting cast included Ted Osborne as hospital administrator Dr. A newly blinded man loses his will to live. Kildare tries to help. Rousseau director. The Murder at Midnight series was a thirty-minute broadcast featuring tales of the supernatural.
A ship is "launched in blood" and continues to kill. Leader director , Louis G. Cowan producer. Nightbeat - Broadcast on NBC, Nightbeat ran from to and starred Frank Lovejoy as Randy Stone, a tough and streetwise reporter who worked the nightbeat for the Chicago Star looking for human interest stories. The scripts were excellent, given that they had to pack in a lot in a short time, and there was a good supporting cast, orchestra, and sound effects.
Sponsored by: Wheaties, Crust-Quik. Harlan Matthews, a Stamp Dealer with memories of a murder he committed long ago, attempts murder, suicide and more! An "alienist" and Randy Stone try to help. The system cue has been deleted. Command Performance was one of the few radio shows that were sent overseas to boost the morale of US Troops during World War 2.
Each show consisted of several stars who get together and perform comedy routine. There were more than shows. Announcers : Paul Douglas, Ken Carpenter. Creator : Lous G. Director : Glenn Wheaton. Writers : Melvin Frank, Norman Panama. Macabre made the scene in November 13th and ran until January 8th Creators of the series were William Verdier, who also starred in the series, and John F.
Buey Jr. All 8 episodes are currently in circulation. Arthur and David Kogan, the series began on the Mutual Broadcasting System, December 5, , continuing in many different timeslots until September 16, Unlike many other shows of the era, The Mysterious Traveler was without a sponsor for its entire run. The lonely sound of a distant locomotive heralded the arrival of the malevolent narrator, portrayed by Maurice Tarplin, who introduced himself each week in the following manner. This is the Mysterious Traveler, inviting you to join me on another journey into the strange and terrifying.
I hope you will enjoy the trip, that it will thrill you a little and chill you a little. So settle back, get a good grip on your nerves and be comfortable -- if you can! A man goes on a year-end bender and wakes up a year later married to a strange woman. Arthur writer. The title character was a rather light-hearted detective who often ended the episodes singing to his girlfriend, Helen. The television series was produced by Powell's company, Four Star Television, and that series ran for 3 years from to A serial killer is on the loose, slashing women and threatening Lt.
Levinson's job! A good, serious cops and robbers story. To add to the air of authenticity, Brook sometimes discusses matters with Percy Hoskins, a s crime expert and reporter for the London Daily Express. A student of crime, Hoskins was also one of the founders of the Saints and Sinners Club of London, an educational organization dedicated to true crime investigation methods and results.
Brook had his own Scotland Yard experience previously when he played retired naval commander Stevenson in the film, "Scotland Yard Commands". Brook was eventually replaced by an actor portraying the character Superintendent X of Scotland Yard. Cast as the skipper on the high-adventure series The Voyage of the Scarlet Queen, he was completely convincing as seagoing ship's master Philip Carney-never corny or overblown. All you have to do is step aboard The Scarlet Queen. A strange group of passengers for the Celebes, things aren't what they seem!
Somerset Maugham. Jack Benny - Benny was remarkable in many ways, but in none more than this: he built a character of every sour ingredient in life, but somehow his real personality trickled through and made it wonderful. Would a real miser act that way before 30 million people each week? The Benny of the air was a fraud, a myth, a creation. It should have surprised no one to learn — after years of toupee jokes that played so well into the vanity theme — that Benny never wore one. He overtipped in restaurants, gave away his time in countless benefit performances, and was lavish in his praise of almost everyone else.
Red network. Sponsored by: Jell-O. Mary reads a letter from Mama. Kenny sings, "Am I In Love? Shlepperman as a singing Santa Claus, is joined in song by the rest of the cast. Jack and Mary go Christmas Shopping in a department store the start of a December tradition. Nick Carter, Master Detective - Nick Carter is the name of a popular fictional detective who first appeared in in a dime novel entitled "The Old Detective's Pupil" on September 18, Novels featuring Carter continued to appear through the s, by which time there was also a popular radio show, Nick Carter, Master Detective, which aired on Mutual from to Then Nick Carter, Master Detective, with Lon Clark in the title role, began April 11, , on Mutual, continuing in many different timeslots for well over a decade.
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Kramer, David Kogan and others. Patsy Bowen, Nick's assistant, was portrayed by Helen Choate until mid and then Charlotte Manson stepped into the role. Nick's contact at the police department was Sgt. Mathison Ed Latimer. Michael Fitzmaurice was the program's announcer.
The series ended on September 25, Chick Carter, Boy Detective was a serial adventure that aired weekday afternoons on Mutual. The series aired from July 5, to July 6, This drama anthology of minute shows was sponsored by, of course, Hallmark Greeting Cards. On Feb. The new format was used until the end of the season.
The exception to the new format was the broadcast each Christmas season of "A Christmas Carol". Like other dramatic series of this time, this one made use of major screen actors in the productions. Chips" plus others, served as host and Narrator. Dee Engelbach produced and directed the shows. Jean Holloway was the writer. Musical conductor was Lyn Murray. The show's theme was "Dream of Olwne" by Charles Williams. Sponsored by: Hallmark Cards. A sentimental story about the relationship between parents and children.
Weird Circle - Strange Judgement Ep. It opened with the sound of the surf and the chant-like opening, "In this cave by the restless sea, we are met to call from out of past, stories strange and weird. Bell keeper, toll the bell, so that all may know that we are gathered again in the Weird Circle". NBC syndication.
An honest fisherman and his good wife have an evil son, not worthy of his parents. A judgment must be made! Burns wrote most of the material, and played the straight man. Allen played a silly, addleheaded woman.
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Both attributed their success to the other, to the ends of their lives. Early on, the team had played the opposite roles until they noticed that the audience was laughing at Gracie's straight lines, so they made the change. Burns and Allen developed their popular routine over more than three decades of stage, radio, film, and television. Historians of popular culture have often stated that Allen was a brilliant comedian, whose entire career consisted of engaging in dialogues of "illogical logic" that left her verbal opponents dazed and confused, and her audiences in stitches.
During a typical minute episode of the Burns and Allen show, the vast majority of the dialogue and speaking parts were written for Allen, who was credited with having the genius to deliver her lengthy diatribes in a fashion that made it look as though she was making her arguments up on the spot. One running gag on the TV show was the existence of a closet full of hats belonging to various visitors to the Burns household, where the guests would slip out the door unnoticed, leaving their hats behind, rather than face another round with Gracie.
A continuing joke on the show was that George would say, "Say good night, Gracie," and Gracie would say, "Good night Gracie! May 9, Gracie's planning to write a newspaper column about national affairs. Guest Harpo Marx is going to be her assistant he's heard whistling and honking, not talking of course. Harp also plays, "Stardust. The Creaking Door was an old-time radio series of horror and suspense shows originating in South Africa. There are at present anywhere from extant episodes in MP3 circulation, yet no currently available program logs for the series indicate the year of the series' broadcast though it was likely sometime in the s, given the generally high audio quality of the available shows , or the total number of episodes, and only a handful of them are known by their broadcast order.
The stories are thrillers in the Inner Sanctum vein, and generally thought of favorably by most fans of OTR. He was more than just respected, he was loved by all. Each week he confronted issues from robbery to suicide, and always with common sense and gentle moral judgment. Though his old-fashioned remedies for sicknesses are outdated compared to modern medical practicing, The Family Doctor's attitude towards life's daily issues transcend time.
Of the 39 intended episodes, only 12 were aired. Sponsored by Rinso, the series continued until September 15 of that year. Unlike the concurrent films, Blackie had a steady romantic interest in the radio show: Lesley Woods appeared as Blackie's girlfriend Mary Wesley. Harlow Wilcox was the show's announcer. On April 11, , Richard Kollmar took over the title role in a radio series syndicated by Frederic W. Lyting first tries to buy Ailinn, not to have her but to spare her a horrible fate.
When he discovers she is destined for a harem in Byzantium, he joins the fleet that will carry her there. And then the adventure begins, and oh, is it ever an adventure: from Danmark Denmark to Constantinople, through dangerous river rapids and deadly river pirates. The author clearly made an effort to make this an authentic Viking tale set in the history of the time, hence women taken as slaves were mistreated and raped.
No surprise there. Gordon does it tastefully. The author also made an effort to date the speech to the period, which I appreciated. There were a lot of characters to keep track of but the author did a good job of providing descriptions. And there were many place names mentioned a map would have been nice.
All the same, the story drew me and kept me reading. Trust me, some of the scenes will have you on the edge of your seat! Brienne and Rurik, hero and heroine in book 1, are characters in this story and there are lots of references to their story and the characters from that story. It helps to begin at the beginning.
So, read them in order. I recommend this story and will definitely read more of the trilogy, perhaps beginning with book 1. Rhiannon means to capture Ailinn and bring her to Ireland. But Rhiannon makes a mistake and captures the wrong woman. In Normandy, Aileanor, daughter of Ailinn, and her siblings are playing in a pear orchard when Garreth of Tamworth, an agent for Athelstan, King of England, passes through and saves Aileanor from having to climb down a tree without a ladder. After that, he is enamored of the young woman and means to make her his.
How fortuitous it is that Garreth took the same ship! Garreth is plans to marry Aileanor. Rich in historical detail, Kirkwood draws a vivid picture of the Norse who lived in medieval France and the Saxons in England. She has obviously done her research into the era and the history. The story is populated with both real and fictional characters, some from the first two in the trilogy. I do recommend reading them in order. Jan 09, Edith M Davis rated it it was amazing. Need more from Kathleen Kirkwood Loved loved this trilogy! I hated when it came to an end. Characters are great. Laughed loved and cried though the whole book.
Feb 04, Ginger Solomon rated it really liked it. There were a fair amount if errors, not so many as to be too distracting, but there just the same. Also, the descriptive sex scenes proved to be unnecessary, which I believe they are in any story. There weren't very many, but one is too many for my tastes. Jan 25, Sandra G. Coffey rated it it was ok. Too Long! The stories were good but what made each of them boring was they were all too long. I did not fully read each story, after about the sixth or seventh chapters, I grew tired of the stories being dragged on, so I went just read the last chapters and the epilogue.
View 1 comment. Jun 30, Faye Sirois rated it it was amazing. This collection of books were very well written. I loved how each book intertwined with each other. I choose this rating because all three books were well written.. Each story intertwined with each other. The stories had, history,action and love in all. If you choose to read enjoy. May 08, Francie J rated it liked it.
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The second is marvelously filled with twists and turns, and is, by far, the best of 3. The third book is a "next generation", and though it tries up all the loose ends, it feels a bit forced. Feb 01, Lynn rated it it was amazing. Loved This Trilogy This was a wonderful group of books! Loved each one-the characters were great and it was so interesting to read about a time in history that I knew so little about! Feb 16, Simone rated it it was amazing.
Very engaging I really enjoyed all the characters. The author did an excellent job of crafting the characters so the reader felt very connected to each of them. A great page turner! Feb 04, judith hagmayer rated it it was amazing. The Heart Loved all the books. I like to read historical love stories, especially of this time period.
Well written will be looking to read more. Mar 31, Sen rated it it was amazing. The heart trilogy A nice triple romance story that will keep you wondering about the climax. A very pleasing story to read and enjoy. Jan 06, Carol rated it really liked it. Nice read All three stories were filled with a lot of action, romance and history intertwined between it all.
I enjoyed all three books. Nov 08, peggy macknally rated it it was amazing. Enjoyed the books, although sometimes I felt the descriptions took too much energy to get past Aug 11, jane docherty rated it it was amazing. Loved this collection These books were great didn't want to put them down and couldn't wait to read on Thoroughly enjoyed them Can't wait to read more.
Jun 05, Kimmy rated it liked it. May 23, Myrtle Johnson rated it it was amazing. Really enjoyed the whole trilogy. The intrigue and romance kept me engage until the end of each book. Jan 27, Linda Lamb Temples rated it it was amazing. A trip of great books One family whose members have intense adventures. Included in these adventures are sweet love stories, both familial and romantic. Mar 09, Jacqueline Driggers rated it liked it. Seems nicely written, but storyline drags out too long. Quit midway through the first book.
Also, a good bit of violence and attempted rape several times too. Shorter would have been better. Mar 07, Sherry rated it it was amazing. Love, love, love these books. Full length stories so worth it.