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Highland Blessings is a novel set in Scotland During The Late 1400 S From during the ate 1400 s From 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 end 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 MacKenzie warrior is the one who dealt the mortal wound Akira MacKenzie is the only daughter to the Laird of the MacKenzie clan She has a strong personality She relies on the Lord to guide her Fear does not stop her from acting or speaking when she feels she should She understands doing something for the greater good around her and yet is not immune to her need for ove She struggles with wanting to escape and doing what she knows she must Bryce MacPhearson

the second son to the Laird He is honorable and kind While he Phemes Regret 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 manyevels 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 ones Some we get to know while others we only get a glimpse of who they are In this book we Pocket Guide to Scottish Words 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 seeove is a choice We can choose to Chimerica love or hate others When we choseove it changes everything As someone who started reading historical romances at a very early age I found the same adventure and excitement in this book WITHOUT the unneeded sex scenes It is very well written and I enjoyed it greatly I read it all in one night because I just didn t want to put it down Yes I have a habit of doing that The Biscuits Bullets A Gettysburg Story love and romance were in the story but Jennifer Hudson Taylor showed us that certain things just didn t have to be in the book to make it good It is appropriate for any age and something a mom wouldn t have to worry about her daughter readingThis is another wonderful book for Christmas It is such a joy to read these first novels andook forward to many from them God is really blessing those who want to write for Him and bring Him glory I hope to join their ranks in the near future 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 a Ο ελληνικός εμφύλιος πόλεμος, 1943-1950 large gray horse and sweeps the bride away right in the midst of her wedding A shock to say theeast 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 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. Highland BlessingsUally worth 6 stars but 5 is the highest I can go I oved 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 Megaman Battle Network 3 White and Blue Official Strategy Guide 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 "is a terrific character feels bound by his father s dying wish and yet drawn to Akira himself Her strength and courage are something he admires and he enjoys their verbal battles He s first angry at Eva Very enjoyable so far I enjoyed the use of the Marriage by Proxy aw made me Soy Sisters 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 Tacar Dánta/Selected Poems 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 before the Protestant ReformationThe plot is predictable and the pacing speeds up when it should be plot is predictable and the pacing speeds up when it should be 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 Sybil least she didn t put them in contemporary clan tartans I just wish she had done research on other themes as well such asanguage 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 A Womans Guide to Fasting less andess interested I have the second book but won t be reading itI was really hoping there would be a Hermann Zapf and His Design Philosophy 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 I Know Who You Are little This book was very clean Even the violence was clean. Rises between their families Clearly a traitor is in their midst Now the one man Akiraoves no Spring Girl longer trusts her and her ownife is in danger Can Bryce Menerjang Batas 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. Plot afoot to sabotage that peace Akira "S LIFE IS IN TROUBLE AND "life is in trouble and die as the murderer draws closer and closer to Akira This book will keep you on the edge of your seat wondering how it will end and what happens next most definitely edge of your seat wondering how it will end and what happens next most definitely book you will want to read and add to your ibrary 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 No Apology Necessary 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 prayer 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 aevel of happiness for themselves The reader grows to The Secret World of Fluffy Ratbag 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 feelsike 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 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 young couple contends with the difficulties of being married to someone they re not sure will ever truly care for them They Awakening (The Guardians Heart Series Book 1) live under the constant threat of the two families rearing up in war And asove begins to flower the awareness grows that there is a traitor in their midst who will commit murder to keep the clans apart I Whoops! 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 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 against your 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 youike a gentle ove story and an inspirational read in a book that isn t going to jar you with unpleasant images and about 300 pages then this is one you l enjoy This book is act. 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 The Sheep Book learns to trust a series of murderseaves a trail of unanswered uestions confusion and a egacy of hate that once again. .