- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Mills & Boon; First edition edition (2 December 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0263845230
- ISBN-13: 978-0263845235
- Package Dimensions: 16.6 x 10.8 x 2.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 181 g
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Bride of Lochbarr (Mills & Boon Historical)
About the Author
Margaret Moore actually began her writing career at the age of eight, when she and a friend would make up stories together. She also loved to read and many years later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. After reading a romance by Kathleen Woodiwiss, Margaret took a course in popular fiction writing and through that, found Romance Writers of America. Three years later, in 1991, she sold her first historical romance. And the rest, as they say, is history!
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It has been quite some time since I have read a book by this author. I used to read her all the time, but I lost touch with her the past couple of years. And lately I have been wanting to read more medieval themed romances, and this one seemed perfect. It is set in the 1200's and we see how this author has done her homework on the culture and differing feelings from the Scots and the English. There were many aspects of this story that I really enjoyed. One of my favorites, was how this author combined historical data with the love story and made them go hand in hand together in a way that makes you thirst for more stories just like this one.
What we have here is a love story that starts off with mistrusts and not the best circumstances, but we also see how these two try to do everything that they can to make their marriage work, and learn the values of patience and communication. I loved how Marianne learns to endear herself to the clan, and learn their ways and tries to cultivate it into her life so that she can be accepted as one of them. Adair learns the value of being honest and patient, and what a good hero he was. He could be rash and prideful and definitely have a temper, but at the heart, such a good human being. I loved how these two worked together and they were definitely fully compatible once they got over certain misunderstandings...but it was quite fun seeing them work through things.
A sensational story, that takes you back to the medieval time period, with the passion and captivating writing...witty and romantic!!
Seamus MacTaron and his clan arrive to warn Nicholas about raiding their cattle. Nicholas denies that his men did such a deed, but Seamus' hot tempered son Adair, who detests the Normans, tells him they will watch and kill anyone who tries. Marianne plays the perfect hostess by inviting the MacTaron kin to stay overnight and angering her brother by doing so. Adair and Marianne are attracted to one another, but both reject the other because of their nationality. Still, they begin to realize that a relationship between them would be better for his people and for her than one with that ancient relic that her sibling wants to foster on her. Will betrayal prove to Adair and Marianne that love has blossomed between them?
This is an engaging medieval romance starring two individuals who have no reason to trust the other although they love one another. The thrilling story line animates the audience from the moment the MacTaron clan enter Nicholas' keep until the betrayers are confronted. Though the theme of star-crossed lovers deceived by "loyalists" who make it look as if a loved one did the deed has occurred too often, Margaret Moore magnificently brighten the tale with a picturesque look into twelfth century Scotland.
**** The complexity of this novel is belied by its brevity. The author teaches the reader never to judge by appearances, as characters prove to be deep and multi dimensional. She combines exciting action, passion, and a heart warming ending in a fast paced read. ****
Reviewed by Amanda Killgore for Huntress Reviews.