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This story was different from the usual Scottish/ English clashes so it was refreshing in this aspect. Brigid who was the daughter of a pagan laird married Christopher who was a Christian laird. This was a tale of a triple betrayal by close family which was totally unexpected.
I gave it 4 stars because there were a couple of times I felt the story didn't hold together. When Christopher came back severely injured, possibly fatally, Brigid didn't immediately go to see and look after him - surely seeing him before he died was more important than arranging food for the soldiers which other people in the clan could do. Secondly, why would farmers in the pagan laird's clan be worried about Christopher who was the laird of another clan stopping them from their usual practices? Finally, whatever happened to Christopher's mother and brother?
Still, this story gets full marks for being different and was enjoyable in many ways.
I loved this book! Fiona weaves yet another wonderful tale in this story of Christopher and Brigid. Two people from different clans and different religions who will find a way to have everything they want and have it together. Following in his father’s footsteps, Christopher will try to convert the other clans to Christianity. Brigid’s family worship the Celtic Gods. In an attempt to avoid further bloodshed and bring peace, the two are pledged to each other in marriage. It will be a rocky start but love will grow between them in time. As always, there are forces on both sides that are working against them, causing trouble and treachery is afoot! It will be a bit of a rough journey but in the end, Christopher and Brigid’s love for each other will prevail and they will get to move forward with their happily ever after.
I read an ARC copy of this book and am volunteering my honest review.
This was another great book by Fiona Faris. I enjoy her writing style with witty conservation between her well developed main characters, as well as their friends. There are many delightful characters that aid Christopher and Bridget, as well as evil people that want to separate them and take their power/lives.
Bridget was a sweet girl that is force to marry Christopher. The theme incoporated in this story is one of different religions, for Bridget is Pagan and Christopher is Christian. The Christians are trying to convert the Pagans. The story is about religious wars and how to stop them peacefully through marriage of a Laird and a Laird's daughter.
There are battle scenes, traitors, friendship and an attraction that can be denied leading to their romance. I always enjoy a big, strong highlander, who is gentle with his love.
Two people betrothed under a devious plan. Never having met, not wanting to marry, yet only doing so for the better of the Clans. To make matters even worse, one was Pagan and the other Christian. Could anything good come of this ? Would Love win out in the end ? Brigid MacDougall and Christopher Laird Ross met when it was time to wed. Neither happy about the arrangement. Only Laird Ross was more amicable to try. With her fighting at every turn makes there story exciting. Not an easy road with people plotting to make them fail as well. This storyline is not only about an arranged marriage , but the different faiths. War on religions. Unfortunately still happening today. An Excellent Tale with a Beautiful story and meaning. Totally Captivating.
This story about betrayal, deceit and disloyalty had my head spinning with so many misleading clues. Every time I was sure I knew who the culprits were, the plot headed in a new direction. I still wanted to know the fates of Alec, his mother and Aengus and that was never addressed. I didn't care for Brigid in the beginning. I thought she was childish and selfish. However, she did amend her ways and eventually won me over. Christopher was such an Angel born from that Devil in disguise! Editing could have been better and threw me off a few times. Hence the 4 stars. Overall, I enjoyed this book and thought there was something enticing in it for everyone. Read and judge for yourself!!
This is the story of a young man becoming a Laird. There have been many wars between the pagan and Christian faiths. Upon witnessing his fathers death he had decided there had to be a different solution than war. One day his Mother told him he was to go visit a clan three days ride from them. Upon arriving he was informed that he was to marry the fellow clan member that was pagan. Will they come to care for each other or will they ruin everything.
After finishing this intriguing book I thought it covers three things well. First he romance is heart warming. Brigid and Christopher aren’t immediately happy but are willing to learn about each other. Second the book has a number of twists that affect the couple’s relationship and the relationship of their clans. Third religion can always be a divider unless people are willing to accept another’s religion, which Christopher and Brigid master. An intriguing read.
Christopher and Brigid had an arranged marriage and many problems to overcome. Both had family members going against their clans. This is an interesting story with great characters and a good storyline. I liked Christopher’s character because he was not set in his ways and listened to others and was firm when dealing with problems.
What a delight!!! Oftentimes when reading books of this genre, the plot is so very basic and so predictable. Without giving too much away, the crux, which is due to different belief systems, ended with a lovely resolution. If you delve a little further into it, one could see it as a metaphor for life and accepting everyone’s uniqueness without judgment. I also really enjoyed the amount of respect given to Brigid by the Laird
They married because of their parents and to bring peace between their clans. They had to learn to trust each other especially when there were those trying to break them apart. It all came down to three clans fighting two against one and some family members betraying their clans. Through it all Brigid and Christopher were able to find true love.