Et is not immune to her need for love She struggles with wanting to escape and doing what she knows she must wanting to escape and doing what she knows she must MacPhearson is the second son to the MacPhearson Laird He is honorable and kind While he leads his men with a strong hand he can also be seen as compassionate He didn t grow up under a mother s attention so he is unsure of how to react to Akira on many levels He starts out trying to make sure his older brother fulfills his duty to marry the MacKenzie Things don t uite end up the way he planned There are villains in the book that are unseen and some that are obvious from the start The secondary characters in the book are as
Real To The Reader As The Main to the reader as the main Some we get to know while others we only get a glimpse of who they are In this book we learn how even when we think things are not for our best God can work them out in a way that is better for everyone We see love is a choice We can choose to love or hate others When we chose love it changes everything As someone who started reading historical r Highland Blessings is a fresh gently romantic intelligent read set in ancient Scotland Akira MacKenzie and Bryce MacPhearson are caught between their two opposing families To bring peace Bryce vows to his dying father that his father s heir Evan will marry the MacKenzie s daughter Akira Bryce kidnaps Akira on her wedding day and whisks her away to the MacPhearson castle But vengeance follows close on their heels and a member of Akira s family murders Evan Bryce s elder brother To keep his promise to his father it now falls to Bryce to marry Akira But can a marriage begun on mistrust and the hatred of generations succeed The oung couple contends with the difficulties of being married to someone they re not sure will ever truly care for them They live under the constant threat of the two families rearing up in war And as love begins to flower the awareness grows that there is a traitor in their midst who will commit murder to keep the clans apart I love it when an author knows their historical setting This is true of Jennifer Hudson Taylor This author breathes the Scotland of warring clans castle ramparts clays and swordplay Yet she weaves her vast knowledge of the history into a fast paced story in such natural ways Instinct for Freedom Finding Liberation Through Living you are transported to that era You can hear the rolling r s within the dialogue and smell the Scottish pines and heather You can feel the soft highland mist againstour skin I highly recommend this book For several nights I tucked myself into bed with it This story unfolds with easy to follow twists and turns And if Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual Advantages of a Painful Childhood you like a gentle love story and an inspirational read in a book that isn t going to jarou with unpleasant images and about 300 pages then this is one とんび you ll enjoy This was an freebie It is really not well written for example the gratuitous highland accent in a book written about a period when modern English did not exist is distracting rather than charming with too manyers and dinnas and it has a very preachy Christian overtone any novel about this time would contain religious references but this book has an overtly modern Christian theme that doesn t fit with historical religious beliefs of a time 2 centuries before the Protestant ReformationThe plot is predictable and the pacing speeds up when it should be slow for example during the death of a major character and slows when it should speed up The characters are basic Romance clonesShe gets 2 stars because at least she didn t put them in contemporary clan tartans I just wish she had done research on other themes as well such as language and religion In the 1400 s when this book was supposed to take place everyone was Catholic Catholics didn tdon t pray like Protestants There is no praying to God or Jesus directly The Concubine you pray to the saints and Mary to intercede with God onour behalf The plot was stupid pacing
Dragged And The Characters and the characters generic Using Surfing: The World's Best Surf Breaks and Techniques (World Sports Guide) yee re in our speech doesn t make it a Scottish book I hate how inspirational books throw a prayer in every chapter and think it covers the fact that there is nothing going on in the story and unless someone is sobbing hysterically I don t feel any tension reading a prayer. Rises between their families Clearly a traitor is in their midst Now the one man Akira loves no longer trusts her and her own life is in danger Can Bryce look beyond his pain and seek the truth Will Akira discover the threat against her before it’s too late How will God turn a simple promise into bountiful Highland blessing. .
Technically speaking this would rate a 25 star but the sweet story warrants rounding up instead of downHere is the perfect example of the difference between a good storyteller and a good writer The story telling is wonderful in this book both Akira and Bryce are basically good honest and compassionate people trying to do what s right for everyone while striving to maintain a level of happiness for themselves The reader grows to love them both as they struggle with other s expectations and their own growing feelings amid the backdrop and barbarity of medieval Scotland The Christian aspect is obvious but presented in a very unthreatening but uplifting way making it part of the tale rather than an aside from itIt s in the actual writing of the story that it falls apart The sentences often seem elementary the transitions very basic the dialogue bordering on kitschy and the overall flow somewhat clumsy It feels like a novice writer trying to tell a great story If one doesn t mind or is able to overlook all the shortcomings in the writing style this could be a very enjoyable read Very enjoyable so far I enjoyed the use of the Marriage by Proxy law made me laugh it s so sneaky This was well written and I looked forward to picking it up at the end of the day Akira was such a loving compassionate character it would have been impossible not to care for herIt was a really nice read The only criticism I have is that I had not realised that the marriage had been consummated until the end when Akira stated she was pregnant There just was no indication of intimacy between her and Bryce A lovely book and I d certainly pick up another book by Jennifer Hudson Taylor Set in 1473 in Scotland Jennifer Hudson Taylor s debut novel Is Definitely A Book You definitely a book ou to read This novel was an exciting book to read Bryce MacPhearson rides in on a large gray horse and sweeps the bride away right in the midst of her wedding A shock to say the least but between two fueding families a downright declaration of war it seems However Bryce isn t trying to declare war he is keeping a promise he made to his father as his father died The MacPhearson s and the MaKenzie s have been fueding for a half century and no one really knows why Bryce s father and Akira s father pledged peace and their children to wed in order to end the fued but a warrior kills Bryce s father and the fued continues Bryce is determined to see peace and if kidnapping Akira and bringing her to wed his brother Evan the cheiftan of his clan will bring that peace so be it However things do not turn out as Bryce planned but as God has planned and Evan is killed Bryce and Akira wed and both pledge to bring peace
there seems to a plot afoot to sabotage that peace Akira s life is in trouble and others die as the murderer draws closer and closer to Akira This book will keep Heart of the Night Secret Agent Series you on the edge ofour seat wondering how it will end and what happens next most definitely a book Instructor's manual for Selected topics in mathematics by Edward L Spitznagel Jr you will want to read and add toour library Discussion uestions for book clubs at the end 298 pages US 1399 5 stars This book is actually worth 6 stars but 5 is the highest I can go I loved everything about this book and read it in two sittings This is the Scottish version of Romeo and Juliet except this story is FILLED with honor loyalty sweet romance clean action and a WONDERFULLY happy ending This debut book is sooooo Underrated It S One Of The Best Reads I Ve it s one of the best reads I ve across this A Bush Calendar year This is historical what i considered medieval times fiction but everything about the story is unconventional the characters LOOOVE LOOOOVE LOOOOVE Akira the two warring families the betrayal and the love I highly recommend this book I m fortunate to have gotten a print copy The reader will be sighing with satisfaction during and after the story has endeday for Highland Blessings This is a Christian romance This book had a nice flow to it and I did want to finish reading it to find out all that happens But I found myself less and less interested I have the second book but won t be reading itI was really hoping there would be a lot to the romance but it almost seemed a side story And that was disappointing The action was not really. Highland Blessings is the story of a highland warrior who kidnaps the daughter of his greatest enemy and clan chief to honor a promise he made to his dying father Bryce MacPhearson a highland warrior kidnaps Akira MacKenzie on her wedding day to honor a promise he made to his dying father While Akira’s strength in the Lord. ,However There Seems To