Review: Annie’s Song by Catherine Anderson

Format: E-book
Read with: Amazon Kindle
Length: Novel
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Standalone
Sensuality: 3
Publisher: Avon
Hero: Alex Montgomery
Heroine: Annie Trimble
Date of Publication: January 1, 1996
Started On: February 25, 2010
Finished On: February 26, 2010

Goodness me! This is one of the sweetest and most adorable romances that one could ever read. The story of Alex and Annie is one that is bound to stay with the reader for a long period of time as one of the best and most touching romances a reader could come across. This is a re-read for me and I assure you that after sometime I would be picking up this novel once again just to feel those tugs at my heart and get the warm feeling deep in my tummy that you are guaranteed to get after reading this beautiful story.

Annie lives in her own lonely world labeled as a crazy person after she had a fever when she was young. Though no one understands her, Annie roams freely across the forests that surround her home. During one of her excursions and at the age of around 18, Douglas Montgomery, Alex’s step brother who has a mean streak in his nature a mile wide comes across Annie and brutally rapes her just because he thinks that he could get away with it. Alex had always let Douglas get away with all sorts of behavior but his latest crime gives Alex a  bad taste in his mouth and so cuts off all ties with Douglas and asks him to move out of their home.

Alex approaches the Trimbles (Annie’s parents) and offers to make matters right. When Annie’s parents discover that she is pregnant and four months along, Alex offers to marry her till the babe is born and divorce her so that no scandal would touch the Trimble family since Annie’s father had political aspirations that wouldn’t survive a scandal of Annie becoming pregnant since people ridiculed Annie as it is.

Alex installs Annie at his home never thinking for a minute that Annie would have the power to bring him down to his knees. Annie’s odd behavior suddenly starts to make sense to Alex when he realizes that rather than being crazy as she is labeled to be, Annie had lost her hearing due to the ravaging fever she experienced when she was young.

What proceeds is so heartwarming and so very beautiful that any reader with even an iota of romance in his or her heart would be totally captivated by the lengths that Alex goes through to give Annie everything he could possibly give her within his power.

The love between these two grows so beautifully throughout the novel that you can’t help but fall in love with these two characters that Ms. Anderson has created so well.

Very highly recommended.

Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes&Noble

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3 Comments

  1. Sigh…… It’s absolutely adorable, isn’t it??

    The first book I read of Catherine Anderson was Phantom Waltz and I thought it was different in it’s portrayal of love than the usual majority of romance novels.

    Catherine Anderson doesn’t write the average boy-meets-girl-and-they-fall-in-love story. Her books has all the heart-warming mix of emotions, but it’s made all the more poignant because you know that not everybody has it in them to love like that.

    I’ve read all of her books, but the one I wanted to read most was Annie’s Song after reading the excerpt on her website. I waited on tenterhooks for my copy to come from Amazon and stayed up all night reading it!

    Annie’s Song has become somewhat of a favorite among my family and the book has been passed around so much it’s become dog-eared! 🙂

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    1. I don’t think I have managed to read that many a book from Catherine Anderson. But you are right. Her stories are complex & emotionally wrenching which is what we all want in a good romance anyway. Maggie Osborne is a must read if you love Catherine Anderson. I have a couple of books in my TBR pile from Catherine Anderson, all books whose excerpts have intrigued me or being recommended on some board or the other for its story. Ugh! There are so many books and so little time!!!!

      Annie’s Song is one of the best romances. I reviewed it after re-reading since this was a book I read quite sometime ago. But the story has remained with me till now, and most probably I would end up re-reading it sometime yet again!

      Do drop in again. Am so very glad to find a romanceaholic like myself! 🙂

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  2. OOOOH ANNIE’S SONG can best be define in some poetry my middle daughter JAMEA wrote: SNOW FLOWING LIKE A SONG..sooooooooooo Beautiful! Annie’s Song is the sweetest’s heartfelt bone deep lovers embrace..if that makes sense. a bit of a feeling a emotion that takes over U or a passionate carress . I love it ,love it!

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