For Love or Loyalty, The MacGregor Legacy Series #1Jennifer Hudson TaylorAbingdon Press / Trade Paperback$10.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 17 Reviews
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debwilsonSummerfield, FLAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5October 22, 2013debwilsonSummerfield, FLAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5To atone for her father's evil, Lauren Campbell agrees to help Malcolm MacGregor. By the time she realizes she's the bargaining price to free Malcolm's mother from indentured servitude, it's too late.
Malcolm MacGregor only wants to free his family and exact revenge against Duncan Campbell. As the pride and joy of Duncan's life, his daughter Lauren is the perfect answer, but during the voyage to America, her faith continues to witness to Malcolm. He becomes enraptured with her, and upon their arrival, discovers he's sold her into a fate worse than death. Now Malcolm has the dilemma: free his family or rescue Lauren? Time is short and with little means, he needs a miracle.
I'm a big fan of reading about voyages to America. Maybe it's because we are all immigrants of the heart here in America's big melting pot. Or maybe it's because something about wanting a better life no matter what the cost that calls to each of us across the winds of time. This novel wasn't all about the voyage, but it was most certainly one of my favorite elements of the story. Add to it the drama of being sold off in return for personal gain, and you've got the kind of story that demands to be read.
The characters were well developed, with the hero and heroine having enough conflict between them to serve up grounds for some serious revenge. When Malcolm discovers his what he's done, it's a race against time and fate, with everything that matters on the line. How do you choose between your family and the one your heart loves? Taylor's first novel in the MacGregor Legacy series is a captivating, spell-binding and riveting journey from Scotland to South Carolina, and embodies the spirit of the times with all the elements of a perfect story. This novel is not to be missed, and I highly recommend it.
This book was provided by the author for free in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Miss Jennifer!
crtnybcBritish Columbia, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5One of my favourite books!October 7, 2013crtnybcBritish Columbia, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This first book in The MacGregor Quest Series grabbed hold of my attention at the very beginning and never flagged or paused! I didn't know what to expect, never having read one of Jennifer Hudson Taylor's books before, but it was a thoroughly enjoyable read. I can't believe how much was packed into this book without feeling rushed or implausible.
By the mid 1700s Scotland, the MacGregors and Campbells have been feuding for centuries. The Campbells have been trying to wipe out the MacGregor name, and have wealth and the ruling authorities on their side. For Malcolm MacGregor, enough is enough when he returns home to find his Mother and his sister, Carleen, have been kidnapped by the Campbells. He vows revenge.
Lauren Campbell's mother died shortly after her younger sister, Blair, was born 12 years ago. She has tried to shelter her sister as much as possible from the cruelty and violence surrounding them, that her father and brother are regularly involved in. She's also tried to teach her about God, and to continue on her mother's service to the poor and widows. She is heading out for a ride when she is kidnapped in retaliation for the two MacGregor women. From her on out, her fate rests in the hands of Malcolm.
The adventure takes them from Scotland to the South Carolina. It's not a dark, heavy read like I thought it might be, but neither is it light and fluffy. I learned a lot about both Scotland and South Carolina at that time. This was a great story and I can't wait for the next book in the series!
I received this ebook from Netgalley and Abingdon Press for the purpose of an honest review. My opinion is my own. Thank you Abingdon Press!