Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Audible Review - Come From Away by Genevieve Graham narrated by Michelle Ferguson

I reviewed the print edition of Come From Away for RT Magazine back in 2018 when it was first published and I absolutely loved it. First its my favorite time period and second I've come to adore the historical novels of Genevieve where she mixes real Canadian history with unforgettable stories. So when she offered me an audible review copy I jumped at the chance.

Come from Away
    A Novel of the Second World War


From the best-selling author of Tides of Honour and Promises to Keep comes a poignant novel about a young couple caught on opposite sides of the Second World War.

In the fall of 1939, Grace Baker’s three brothers, sharp and proud in their uniforms, board Canadian ships headed for a faraway war. Grace stays behind, tending to the homefront and the general store that helps keep her small Nova Scotian community running. The war, everyone says, will be over before it starts. But three years later, the fighting rages on and rumors swirl about “wolf packs” of German U-Boats lurking in the deep waters along the shores of East Jeddore, a stone’s throw from Grace’s window. As the harsh realities of war come closer to home, Grace buries herself in her work at the store.

Then, one day, a handsome stranger ventures into the store. He claims to be a trapper come from away, and as Grace gets to know him, she becomes enamored by his gentle smile and thoughtful ways. But after several weeks, she discovers that Rudi, her mysterious visitor, is not the lonely outsider he appears to be. He is someone else entirely - someone not to be trusted. When a shocking truth about her family forces Grace to question everything she has so strongly believed, she realizes that she and Rudi have more in common than she had thought. And if Grace is to have a chance at love, she must not only choose a side, but take a stand.

Come from Away is a mesmerizing story of love, shifting allegiances, and second chances, set against the tumultuous years of the Second World War.


My Review:

Come From Away
Genevieve Graham
Audible edition Narrated by Michelle Ferguson

The audio edition of Come From Away is a delight because of the flawless emotion filled performance by Michelle Ferguson. It’s perfectly articulated, she’s got the male and female voices down pat and her German accent while reciting Rudy’s role is amazing. Having read and reviewed the print copy I love both but I have to admit that listening to it gave it just a little bit more.


My Print Review:

Other Works by Genevieve

Book 1 about the Baker Family
during WWI

About Genevieve:
Genevieve Graham is the bestselling author of “Tides of Honour”, “Promises to Keep”, “Come From Away”, and “At the Mountain’s Edge”. She is passionate about breathing life into Canadian History — especially those important moments which might be forgotten over time. To do that she writes captivating stories of love and adventure set in Canada, and she always has about three new books on the go. She graduated from the University of Toronto in 1986 with a Bachelor of Music in Performance (playing the oboe). While on a ski vacation in Alberta, she met her future husband in a chairlift lineup and subsequently moved to Calgary to be with him. In 2008, they resettled in a quiet seaside village in Nova Scotia with their two beautiful daughters and their little white dog, and have since moved to Halifax.

About Michelle Ferguson:
Michelle was born in North Carolina but grew up in Alberta and Nova Scotia. She lives in Edmonton with her husband, children and two dogs. In real life, Michelle works as a prosecutor part-time. She's an author and narrator.


  1. I am gonna listen to this one, wohooo

    1. woo hoo, I hope you get to listen to Tides of Honour too it tells Danny and Audrey's stories

  2. Totally agree with you on this one Debbie. I loved the Canadian history. I saw recently a u-boat came into Napier harbour here in NZ during war and saw people dancing, but... they went down again and left! Wasn't known they visited until after the war.

    1. I know I've also heard about them after the fact and yes I love how she tells a story, At The Mountain's Edge is near the top of my TBR pile

  3. I thought Michelle Ferguson did a great job with all the voices in this one, too. I think its one of my favorites of her stories with Promises to Keep.

    1. yeah I loved this too Sophia Rose but my fave is Tides of Honour so far. Have you read her latest?

  4. I held out for the audio and agree, this was wonderful. I loved the narration!

  5. I really love these covers. They aren't really my style, but there is something about them that I like. Glad you're enjoying the series.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart