Masquerade Marriage - eBook
Such a great book!
This book was an amazing surprise to me - I loved it! It took me back in time to 1746 in Scotland and transported me to a place where Scotland and England were at war and sadly, Scotland was losing. After a brutal massacre there are few Scotsman left and they are injured and in hiding. If the English find them they will be killed and one priest has an idea to save one man. A woman with a broken heart has agreed to marry one man to save him from the English, those willing to get married in order to be spared write their names on a list. She then chooses her husband from that list and then the charade begins...
I was riveted by this book and it reminded me of another book that I enjoyed tremendously ("Brigid of Ireland" by Cindy Thompson) and everything that I liked about that book. Settings, characters and even the language and clothing of those times that made the story come alive. I was sad when this book ended but very satisfied in the ending. I look forward to seeing more from Anne Greene.
April 11, 2012
This book was great reading.
I truly enjoyed MARRIAGE MASQUERADE, by Anne Greene. The characters were well developed, the pacing was fast, and the plot believable. It was neat to read Megan and Brody's story and watch their relationship develop. Anyone who enjoys breathing the scent of heather on the moors will enjoy this book.
March 24, 2011
A book of faith in a marriage of convenience
Totally satisfying, the end was not been what I expected. On reflection, I realized it was what IÃ¢ÂÂd hoped would happen in a fleeting moment of despair. For I cried when the end was near and things had not gone as planned. I felt Brody and MeganÃ¢ÂÂs loss when they realized precious time had slipped away and there was nothing they could do. And then, when I read the last paragraph of Masquerade Marriage, I smiled. The story is one of faith in the face of adversity. Faith in God. Faith in yourself. And faith in those people God surrounds you with. My only concern with this book was the thick Scottish brogue in the beginning chapters since the book starts in BrodyÃ¢ÂÂs point of view. But the farther I read, the more I began to appreciate the soft burr of his words. I knew when he was talking and began to follow his speech patterns in my mind. And after a while I didnÃ¢ÂÂt want to separate the brogue from the man, because Ã¢ÂÂ¦ wellÃ¢ÂÂ¦ that was part of Brody. Anne Greene, I commend you on your character choice of worthy adversaries. And more.
April 12, 2011
Verra Riveting Read
In Masquerade Marriage, Anne Greene magnificently sweeps us away to 18th century Scotland, a majestic land of castles and kilts, Scottish burrs and bagpipes, lords and ladies. However it is also a war-torn land, divided into Highlanders and Lowlanders, and divided loyalties to the king of England.
Brody MacCauley, a Highlander, awakens on the battlefield to find he is the only survivor in a bloody battle with the English who vow to exterminate every Highlander. To save his sister and mother from a fate worse than death, Brody enters into a marriage "in name only" to Megan, a Lowlander, who he has loved all his life, unbeknownst to her.
Since Lowlanders were loyal to King George of England, Megan enters into marriage with Brody, knowing his family will be kept safe, but also to escape an arranged marriage to an abusive noble. She also prayerfully hopes that a marriage between a Highlander and a Lowlander, might someday unite her beloved Scotland.
Even though Megan's heart belongs to another she finds Brody breathtakingly handsome and virile. Sparks and deep chemistry fly high between these two Scots, but can they overcome their obstacles to have a true marriage? Danger lurks around every corner, and soon Brody, with a price on his head must leave his lady love behind, knowing he will never see her again. Will Megan ever truly love him or is it too late, as Brody embarks on a trip to the colonies, knowing he and his family will be safe there and able to begin anew? And what surprising twist takes place at the end of the book with Megan's father, who totally disdains all Highlanders?
What an exciting, romantic, riveting read! Verra nicely done, Anne! Loved that Scottish dialogue, as you can see!
April 10, 2011