Wednesday, 9 November 2016
The MacKinnon's Bride by Tanya Anne Crosby + Giveaway
The MacKinnon's Bride by Tanya Anne Crosby
First published in America by Avon Books in June 1996.
This book is set in Scotland so I am counting it as my fifth book for the 2016 Read Scotland Challenge.
Where to buy this book:
Download the ebook free from Amazon.com / Amazon.co.uk
Buy from independent booksellers via Abebooks
Buy from independent booksellers via Alibris
How I got this book:
Downloaded the ebook from Amazon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
'When laird Iain MacKinnon's young son is captured by the English, the fierce Scottish chieftain retaliates in kind, capturing the daughter of his enemy to bargain for his boy's return. Fiercely loyal to kin, Iain never imagines a father can deny his child--or that he will become Page FitzSimon's savior. "Keep her, or kill her!" FitzSimon proclaims when Iain forces his hand. What can a good lad do, but take the lass home. Even as Page blames her reluctant champion for welching on a bargain with her father, she suspects the truth... the shadows hold secrets... and danger. Now only love can save MacKinnon's fiery new bride.'
Instead of a giveaway competition, this Wednesday I chosen to review a book that its author is giving away so everybody can get a freebie! The MacKinnon's Bride is the first in Tanya Anne Crosby's Highland Brides series and is free as an ebook via Amazon. Click through the links above to download your copy. (If you prefer to read a physical book, low priced copies are available from many independent booksellers via Abebooks and Alibris.)
I did quite enjoy reading The MacKinnon's Bride. I would have preferred a faster pace as there is a lot of unnecessary padding which drags, but the novel has a nice storyline. The ending is, of course, telegraphed from practically the first time Page and MacKinnon meet - and from the book's title of course - but that doesn't detract from its charm. I didn't get much sense of a historical setting other than an odd sprinkling of olde worlde language, forsooth, and there's no great depth to the characters, but for a light romance The MacKinnon's Bride is fun.
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