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Bride of the MacHugh
Bride of the MacHugh
Author: Jan Cox Speas
17th century Scotland. It seemed just another day when Elspeth Lamond rode into the wild and untameable hills and moors of the Highlands on a quiet mission from Landon, but within a few hours she was a captive riding in the rain toward an unknown destination. — From the day of her abduction by a band of rough horsemen till the day she fled the th...  more
ISBN-13: 9780380018253
ISBN-10: 038001825X
Publication Date: 1/1978
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Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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I'm really torn on this one, as I usually love historicals with more history and less romance, but for some reason this book didn't fully deliver for me.

All the elements were certainly in place for a five star book:
- good writing style
- a writer who seemed to have a grasp of the political situation of Scotland during the early 17th century
- well fleshed characters (especially the swoon-worthy hero)

However, by the end, I couldn't rate it higher then 3 stars because it ultimately didn't "click" with me. There seemed to be too much emphasis on the clan warfare side of the plot and not enough development between the hero and heroine's relationship. Like I said, I prefer my historical romances to be heavy on the historical, but if you've got a romance to tell, then TELL IT, develop it, and make it believable (sans the heaving breasts, swollen members and icky honey pots - of which this was mercifully absent).

BotM is certainly a good book to read, it was just not a *great* book for me.