Efore 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 "least she didn t put them contemporary clan tartans I just wish she had done research on other themes as well such as anguage and religion 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 Citizen Cain less andess interested I have the second book but won t be reading itI was really hoping there would be a Trail of Secrets lot to the romance but it almost seemed a side story And that was disappointing The action was not really actiony the violence not really violency and the drama not dramaee There was just somethingacking about all of it The main character really believed in God and talked about it non stop and that bugged just a ittle about it non stop and that bugged just a ittle book was very clean Even the violence was clean Highland Blessings is a novel set in Scotland during the One Special Moment late 1400 s From the very first page the characters came a Set in 1473 in Scotland Jennifer Hudson Taylor s debut novel is definitely a book you want to read This novel was an exciting book to read Bryce MacPhearson rides in on aarge gray horse and sweeps the bride away right in the midst of her wedding A shock to say the east 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 However there seems to be a plot afoot to sabotage that peace Akira s ife is in trouble and others die as the murderer draws closer and closer to Akira that peace Akira s Watch for Me by Moonlight (The Midnight Twins, life is in trouble and others die as the murderer draws closer and closer to Akira book will keep you on the edge of your seat wondering how it will end and what happens next most definitely a book you will want to read and add to youribrary Discussion uestions for book clubs at the end 298 pages US 1399 5 stars In the 1400 s when this book was supposed to take place everyone was Catholic Catholics didn tdon t pray The Mommy Makeover like Protestants There is no praying to God or Jesus directly you pray to the saints and Mary to intercede with God on your behalf The plot was stupid pacing dragged and the characters were generic Using ye ye re in your 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 praye. Rises between their families Clearly a traitor is in their midst Now the one man Akiraoves no The Convicts Bounty Bride (Convict Wives longer trusts her and her ownife is in danger Can Bryce A River of Royal Blood (Untitled, look beyond his pain and seek the truth Will Akira discover the threat against her before it’s tooate How will God turn a simple promise into bountiful Highland blessing.
Download Highland BlessingsTechnically speaking this would rate a "25 star but the sweet story warrants rounding up instead of downHere is the perfect example "star but the sweet story warrants rounding up instead of downHere is the perfect example the difference between a good storyteller and a good writer The story telling is wonderful in this book both Akira and Bryce The story telling is wonderful in this book both Akira and Bryce basically good honest and compassionate people trying to do what s right for everyone while striving to maintain a First Blood level of happiness for themselves The reader grows toove 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 VERYbut presented in a very 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 The Palliser Novels 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 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 This book is actually worth 6 stars but 5 is the highest I can go Ioved 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 oyalty sweet romance clean action and a WONDERFULLY happy ending This debut book is sooooo underrated it s one of the best reads I ve come across this 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 ove 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 ended yay for Highland Blessings I go weak in the knees at the thought of a Scottish warrior Not only is Bryce strong but he has their characteristic oyalty to family he s sinfully handsome and wants to fulfill his dying father s wish The problem ies with carrying that out His elder brother is chief and has no intention of tying himself with a rival clan to make peace The Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckle Bastards, lady in uestion Akira is just as strong willed as she is beautiful He can t help but admire her and regret the actions that may have placed her in harm s wayThe rivalry between the two clans has beenong standing and many would ike to see Bryce fail It s hard to overcome so many years of hate and prejudice Trust is hard won and easily broken Plus someone is working hard to inflame the tempers of both clansBryce is a terrific character He feels bound by his father s dying wish and yet drawn to Akira himself Her strength and coura. 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. Ge are something he admires and he enjoys their verbal battles He s first angry at Evan s refusal and rude comments about Akira then jealous once Evan shows some interest in her He s a strong eader and has the respect of his men He also has a tender side He strong Flying Scotsman Manual leader and has the respect of his men He also has a tender side He to see to her comfort and is upset by the accidental pain he causes her He does have trouble with trusting her and her familyAkira is brave intelligent and resourceful She s also stubborn She puts her own needs and desires below those of her people She s no pushover physically either She has skill with a blade and eventually manages to talk Bryce into giving her one of her own She has a blind spot when it comes to her clan and doesn t believe any of them could possibly be behind any of the incidents She also believed all the MacPhersons Bryce s clan were nothing than brutal barbarians with no regard for humanife When one of the many plots against the peace ends up with the death of Evan Bryce becomes chief and intends to marry Akira himself The truce called for her to marry the chief of the clan it didn t say it had to be his brother He was the one who believed this was the path to peace and he was attracted to her But can he trust this was the path to peace and he was attracted to her But can he trust They both want an end to the fighting but she is there against her will and bad things have happened to both sides I want to briefly mention another character that was unusual Bryce and Evan had a third brother named Sim He s deaf but can read ips and doesn t speak His brothers protect and provide for him They re set on teaching him to fight but Akira wants to teach him academics so he can keep the books She and Sim become good friendsJennifer Hudson Taylor has created a great book that not only captures a romance between two interesting people but deals with an "issue that is very timely Both these characters had to decide whether "that is very timely Both these characters had to decide whether were willing to trust each other and God with the the events of and their ives In this economy I think many of us can relate to needing that same kind of trust Things Whalerider look terrible to us but God has it all in His hands Very enjoyable so far I enjoyed the use of the Marriage by Proxyaw made me Charlie Turns Into a T-Rex laugh it s so sneaky This was well written and Iooked forward to picking it up at the end of the day Akira was such a Graphic Design For Everyone 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 Aovely book and I d certainly pick up another book by Jennifer Hudson Taylor 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 many yers 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 Becomes a witness to Bryce she struggles to overcome her anger and resentment when he forces her to wed him hoping to end a half century old feud between their clans While Akira begins to forgive and Bryce Considering Kate (The Stanislaskis, learns to trust a series of murderseaves a trail of unanswered uestions confusion and a Sweetland legacy of hate that once again.