She bears the scars proving treachery exists even within one's own castle walls. Evan Sinclair is the second son of the laird of the powerful Sinclair clan, a position that renders him virtually invisible in the shadow of his older brother. When suspicion surround an invitation from the lady of the Gunn clan, Evan goes to investigate, hoping to protect the Sinclair clan from deceit. Moira and Evan each have kind hearts for the less fortunate and discover the strength within themselves as they fight to reveal the treachery that lurks with the castle Gunn.
I can't wait for the next book. Dec 29, Vicki Johnson rated it it was amazing. The author has done a great job in taking her first book into the historical romance genre. This was a beautiful and very touching story about the Sinclair, Gunn and Sutherland clans. In particular, the reader is introduced to Evan, the second son of clan Sinclair, and Moira, the daughter of the deceased Laird Gunn. This book is surrounded in the faith these two learned at early ages, despite what has happened to their lives while growing up. A very clean and sweet story that I would definitely The author has done a great job in taking her first book into the historical romance genre.
A very clean and sweet story that I would definitely recommend. I did receive an ARC copy of this book. I have chosen to write this voluntary and honest review with my own personal thoughts and opinions. Vicki from Wyoming Jan 08, Phyllis rated it it was amazing. How can a serving wench and a friar stand against evil? My rating is 4. Maggie hid behind her hair, knowing that the scar that traveled from her neck to her cheek was repulsive. She had seen that message in the faces of everyone she came into contact with.
How sweet Evan was to look past the scars into the woman Maggie was becoming. His encouragement that her that scars were a sign that she had survived was so encouraging. Scars are not How can a serving wench and a friar stand against evil? Scars are not a sign of failure. They are a sign of overcoming! She wrote a great touching, romantic and inspirational story. Loosely basing the work on the story of Snow White, she balances following the overall storyline of that tale and making the story her own. It was a creative re-telling that was interesting and very well done.
I really liked the way Scottish dialect was integrated into the entire narrative and not just the dialog. Instead, it gave a lyrical sense overall. This is a great start to a new series. If you enjoy medieval romance, be sure to pick this one up. Read my full review with a Preview at Among the Reads I was given a copy of this book for free. I was not required to give a favorable review nor was any money received for this review. All comments and opinions are my own. Jan 07, Cathy Morgan rated it really liked it. Five years ago, Moira, daughter of the Gunn clan's leader, was attacked on the orders of her stepmother, and injured so badly that she was thought dead.
Rescued and nursed back to health by an older couple, she has spent the intervening years in hiding, taking on a new name and identity, and doing her best to hide her hideous scars.
Now, there are plans for marriage alliance with a powerful neighbouring clan, but rumours are starting to go around that the beautiful women and girls collecting at Five years ago, Moira, daughter of the Gunn clan's leader, was attacked on the orders of her stepmother, and injured so badly that she was thought dead. Now, there are plans for marriage alliance with a powerful neighbouring clan, but rumours are starting to go around that the beautiful women and girls collecting at the castle for the purpose are being sabotaged, so that the only woman who will be available will be the very woman who attempted to have Moira murdered.
A chance encounter brings Moira face to face with the man who had been employed to murder her, and she knows that she is no longer safe. But as daughter of the former leader, does she not have some responsibility to her people?
Will Moira choose to hide in the dark, or to step into the light? I've read and enjoyed other books by the author, but this was a complete change from her usual genre. Happily, her good writing and interesting plots have carried across, and I enjoyed this just as much as her others, though it is possibly aimed at a somewhat different audience fans of historical rather than contemporary fiction. I particularly enjoyed Evan's gradual acceptance by his father - though the idea that anyone could treat a son as he was initially is horrible, and I'd like to think unrealistic.
The message of needing to stand up for things, regardless of the cost, was also done well. All in all, a good read. Note that I received a complimentary copy of the book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review and this is my considered opinion of the book. Jan 09, Kerri rated it it was amazing. This book grabbed me from the beginning and wouldn't let go until I turned the last page.
I loved following the two main characters and seeing how they dealt with their "weaknesses. Despite all the tragedies that Moira went through, she continued to have a compassionate heart and always put others before herself. Evan was born a second son and fought with feelings of inadequacies This book grabbed me from the beginning and wouldn't let go until I turned the last page. Evan was born a second son and fought with feelings of inadequacies and being invisible to his family.
I enjoyed watching Moira and Evan's friendship grow in the story. I recommend to those that struggle with low self esteem and those that love medieval romance. I received a copy of this book. This is my honest and voluntary review. Jan 08, Paula rated it it was amazing. I loved them individually and as a couple. There is romance but also suspense, intrigue, historical info, and a plan to find the "real" villain. A sweet, clean, romantic read with a strong Christian emphasis. Jan 06, Carol rated it it was amazing.
I really enjoyed the fairy tale story. Danger, suspense, romance and a true hero and a maiden needing to be rescued. And it takes place in Scottish Highlands. Learning to overcome and do the right thing. Can't wait to read the next book in this new series and a new genre for Candee Fick. I received this book from Candee Fick and all opinions are my own. Jan 06, Cyndi rated it really liked it. It is also filled with looking deeper than physical appearance to see true beauty, courage, and sacrifice and most of all God's love and guidance.
Jan 18, Dawn Pearson rated it it was amazing.
This is a brilliant tale of courage - courage to stand up for what's right, courage to defend the weak, and courage to look past the scars on the outside to see the beauty on the inside. At first, I thought the author had taken inspiration from a fairy tale such as Snow White, and maybe she did, but this is so much more than a simple fairy tale. Moira lives in hiding under an assumed name.
Because of her scar, she usually keeps her hair down to cover it. But, then a young man, dressed as a friar This is a brilliant tale of courage - courage to stand up for what's right, courage to defend the weak, and courage to look past the scars on the outside to see the beauty on the inside. But, then a young man, dressed as a friar, sees past the scar.
He soon becomes her hero as well as the protector of several other young women, leading them to safety. But, who is this Evan? If he's not a friar, who is he? Evan Sinclair simply wanted to scout out the locals to make sure his father wasn't walking into a trap. What he learns is much worse. Can he be the man they need him to be?
Maggie hid behind her hair, knowing that the scar that traveled from her neck to her cheek was repulsive. This Jyan reeks of death. I was angry. Josh McDowell tells how he set out to prove that Christianity was a hoax, and instead came into a relationship with the living God. Likes: 3 Shares: 2 Comments: 0. I fear the corruption is permanent, which means there's only one solution.
How can he be a hero when his own clan ignores him? The young woman with the scar is the brave one, helping calm and lead the other young girls. But, who is she? She seems more than a simple, small village girl. I loved this story. So much emotion! I cried, I laughed, I cheered.
The romance is gentle and pure. Two kindred spirits connecting. Why did I have to wait until we had uprooted our family and travelled halfway across the world before this truth fully took hold of me?
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