I loved this book, the love story and how it spoke in the original language of that time, even if I couldnt understand it some of the time and went by what was surrounding it. And it included a bit of the history of the time.
This book caught my attention with the cover and after the first couple of paragraphs I knew I wanted to read it. This is the first book that I've read from this author, but her plots and her characters were very well written. I look forward to reading more from this author.
I'm not really a historical romance lover, although I do enjoy reading one occasionally. I don't remember ever reading a Scottish historical. But, as the founder and past president of Carolina Christian Writers, Jennifer Hudson Taylor has addressed the group on many occasions, always impressive. So when Amazon offered Highland Blessings free on Kindle, I snatched it up. Why not?
Why did I wait so long?? Highland Blessings hooked me from the beginning. Jennifer Hudson Taylor weaved the story together so well, I was immediately drawn into Scotland in 1473. At first, I was a little nervous about the Scottish dialog, but she managed to make me feel like I talked, lived, and breathed in that generation, until I no longer noticed the difference. I thought she did a great job developing the characters. Bryce, painted as a tribal warrior at first, then later, you witnessed his tender side as he battled allegiance to his tribe with love for his bride. And Akira, initially apprehensive and confused, grew strong and brave, a female who stood up for what she believed in. Heavy on the action and mingled with faith, this book contains enough sweet romance to leave you emotionally satisfied.
Jennifer Hudson Taylor's second book, Highland Sanctuary, is available now. I won't wait until it's offered free on Kindle to read it! Congratulations, Jennifer Hudson Taylor. Five stars from this reader!
Akira has prophetic dreams. And that makes her suspect in 14th century Scotland. When her Highland warrior bridegroom comes to claim his bride, she is quite taken by surprise - he kidnaps her! Lots of romantic tension early on when she is taken to her new clan and new village. Bryce MacPhearson takes Akira on the day she is to wed another.There has been bad blood between the two clans for a long time. Bryce gave his father a promise as he was dying. Despite her strong faith, Akira rages against Bryce's determination to make her his wife. He finally gives her an agreement that although wed, they will not act as husband and wife until she has come to know him.
One murder after another occurs, stirring up the rivalry between their two clans. Akira's own family begins to turn against her. God warns her of trouble in her dreams. Bryce isn't sure what to think. Akira's life is endangered and her husband must rescue her.
This was a really good read and a page turner (Kindle page!) with strong suspense and lots of twists and turns in it.
BIBLIOTHERAPY: Trust, betrayal, grief, and rivalries.