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Often Seem Elementary The seem lementary the 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 njoyable read I go weak in the knees at the thought of a Scottish warrior Not only is Bryce strong but he has their characteristic loyalty to family he s sinfully handsome and wants to fulfill his dying father s wish The Problem Lies With Carrying That Out His lies with carrying that out His brother is chief and has no intention of tying himself with a rival clan to make peace The 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 been long standing and many would like to see Bryce fail It s hard to overcome so many years of hate and prejudice Trust is hard won and asily 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 courage are something he admires and he Alter Ego 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 leader and has the respect of his men He also has a tender side He tries 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 physicallyither She has skill with a blade and ventually 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 human life When one of the many plots against the peace nds 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 her They both want an Uncommon Wisdom 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 lips 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 they were willing to trustach other and God with the the Unseen City events of and their lives In thisconomy I think many of us can relate to needing that same kind of trust Things look terrible to us but God has it all in His hands. 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. 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 "it to find out all that happens But I found myself less and less 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 actiony the violence not really violency and the drama not dramaee There was just something lacking about all of it The main character really believed in God and talked about it non stop and that bugged just a little This book was very clean Even the violence was clean In the 1400 s when this book was supposed to take place Art everyone was Catholic Catholics didn tdon t pray 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 invery 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 This book is actually worth 6 stars but 5 is the highest I can go I loved God Is in the Crowd everything about this book and read it in two sittings This is the Scottish version of Romeo and Julietxcept this story is FILLED with honor loyalty sweet romance clean action and a WONDERFULLY happy Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard 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 butverything 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 This was an freebie It is really not well written for The Matriarchs (The Family example the gratuitous highland accent in a book written about a period when modern English did notxist 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 before the Protestant ReformationThe plot is predictable and the pacing speeds up when it should be slow for xample 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 Set in 1473 in Scotland Jennifer Hudson Taylor s debut novel is definitely a book you want to read This Novel Was An novel was
An Book To Read book to read 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 Highland Blessings is the story of a highland warrior who kidnaps the daughter of his greatest nemy 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.
summary Highland BlessingsNows why Bryce s father and Akira s father pledged peace and their children to wed in order to When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) 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 life is in trouble and others die as the murderer draws closer and closer to Akira This book will keep you on thedge of your seat wondering how it will nd and what happens next most definitely a book you will want to read and add to your library Discussion uestions for book clubs at read and add to your library Discussion uestions for book clubs at nd 298 pages US 1399 5 stars 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 E Very Crush It! enjoyable so far Injoyed 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 Attracting Birds to Your Backyard 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 thend 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 Highland Blessings is a novel set in Scotland during the late 1400 s From the very first page the characters came alive and real You are drawn to the characters and into their stories as they are woven together Birk MacKenzie signs a peace settlement with Cedric MacPhearson to nd the half century old feud between the clans It states that the MacKenzie daughter will marry the MacPhearson son to bond the two clans together Cedric MacPhearson is attacked on the way home from that signing One of his sons finds him before he dies and Cedric tells him of that settlement and his desire that it be kept
"Despite The Fact That A "the fact that a warrior is the one who dealt the mortal Technically speaking this would rate a 25 star but the sweet story warrants rounding up instead of downHere is the perfect xample 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 Bird-by-Bird Gardening everyone while striving to maintain a level of happiness for themselves The reader grows to love them both as they struggle with other sxpectations 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 wri. Becomes a witness to Bryce she struggles to overcome her anger and resentment when he forces her to wed him hoping to nd a half century old feud between their clans While Akira begins to forgive and Bryce learns to trust a series of murders leaves a trail of unanswered uestions confusion and a legacy of hate that once again.