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[PDF / Epub] ☁ Bride of the MacHugh ✎ Jan Cox Speas – Nessville.me This is the story of Elspeth Lamond and the MacHugh Elspeth is a provocative and feminine lass who lived in a turbulent time in Scotland's history a period crowded with romance intrigue battles and ch[PDF / Epub] Bride of the MacHugh Jan Cox Speas Nessville.me This is the story of Elspeth Lamond and the MacHugh Elspeth is a provocative and feminine lass who lived in a turbulent time in Scotland's history a period crowded with romance intrigue battles and ch This is the story of Elspeth Lamond and the MacHugh Elspeth is a provocative and feminine lass who lived in a turbulent time in Scotland's history a period crowded with romance intrigue battles and characters that are memorable for their vitality and charm their lust strength and willfulness Alexander MacHugh Bride of Epub / was head of one of Scotland's mightiest clans when the rebellious Highlanders rallied around the MacDonald bann.

Er He was a man of massive will but gravely courteous demeanor and he clashed with Elspeth at every encounter his will pitted against hers neither of them willing to surrender to an irresistible attractionIt was early in the seventeenth century in Scotland and the men and women who lived loved and fought then were no less stormy and unpredictable than the violent events which caught them up and determined their fates In these pages you will meet the corrupt and ambitious Earl of Argyll Elspeth's wily guardian who epitomizes an insatiable greed for power and wealth; Kate MacLachlan the beautiful and treacherous redhead whose passion for Alexander MacHugh would stop at nothing for fulfillment; Gavin the grim and mysterious youth with a scar.

bride ebok machugh pdf Bride of book Bride of the MacHugh PDFEPUBEr He was a man of massive will but gravely courteous demeanor and he clashed with Elspeth at every encounter his will pitted against hers neither of them willing to surrender to an irresistible attractionIt was early in the seventeenth century in Scotland and the men and women who lived loved and fought then were no less stormy and unpredictable than the violent events which caught them up and determined their fates In these pages you will meet the corrupt and ambitious Earl of Argyll Elspeth's wily guardian who epitomizes an insatiable greed for power and wealth; Kate MacLachlan the beautiful and treacherous redhead whose passion for Alexander MacHugh would stop at nothing for fulfillment; Gavin the grim and mysterious youth with a scar.

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Bride of the MacHugh Kindle à Bride of Epub / hereJan Cox Speas was born November in Raleigh North Carolina She attended the Women’s College of the University of North Carolina women could not go to UNC Chapel Hill until junior year from where she studied creative writing under Hiram Hayden UNC had a special association with Bride of Epub / Jan's family her mother Francis Howard Cox who had studied as a high schooler at home in tiny Richlands NC was the first in the family to come to the college taking the train in to Greensboro to study to be a teacher and years later Jan’s daughter Cindy attended UNC Chapel Hill in the first year freshmen women were allowed to enrollNear the end of the war Jan met and married John Speas on his return from the European theater Their first child Cindy was born in right after John graduated from Colorado State UniversityAfter several years of traveling the Speas family settled back in Greensboro in to be near Jan’s mother who suffered from chronic ill health During that time Jan wrote multiple short stories for the widely read “slick” magazine market including The Post Ladies Home Journal McCall’s Cosmopolitan and othersCindy Speas recalls “Mom learned to write from reading and that's what we did as a family every night” Jan's favorite authors included Daphne DuMaurier Mary Stewart Nevil Shute Elswyth Thane Inglis Fletcher Helen MacInnis Elisabeth Ogilvie Elizabeth Goudge Dorothy Sayer and Josephine Tey “But the most fun Mom and I had” Cindy confesses “was with Georgette Heyer's Regency romances we collected all of the original hardbacks”Jan's own first novel Bride of the McHugh was published the same month her second child Greg was born in The Indiana firm Bobbs Merrill where her UNC mentor Hiram Hayden was an editor was the publisher She published two historical novels My Lord Monleigh in and My Love My Enemy in before going back to graduate school in where she received her Master of Fine Arts under southern poet Randall Jarrell at UNC Greensboro writing The Growing Season as her thesis The Growing Season published in was the first thesis accepted in non standard thesis form for the university library and is still on their shelves as the actual published book UNC Greensboro also holds the original manuscript of Bride of the MacHughJan went on to teach English and creative writing as well as American literature and poetry at Guilford College in Greensboro Her favorite poets were TS Elliott and Robert Frost Sadly she died of a heart attack in late October while on the west coast visiting her brother who was dying from a brain tumor a double tragedy for their mother “None of us expected it” says Cindy “It was a huge personal loss but also a loss to all her fans”At the time of her death Jan was working on a novel that remains unfinished.

10 thoughts on “Bride of the MacHugh

  1. Duchess Nicole Duchess Nicole says:

    Bride of the MacHugh Kindle à Bride of Epub / bride ebok, machugh pdf, Bride of book, Bride of the MacHugh PDFEPUBShe had never thought her name lovely until she heard him say it his warm Scots voice lingering softly over the word Fair warning I am going to ramble like a loony bin in this review I could give this five bright shining stars on one hand or three grumpy stars on the other I'm settling for four because the writing and the overall


  2. Willow Willow says:

    Bride of the MacHugh Kindle à Bride of Epub / bride ebok, machugh pdf, Bride of book, Bride of the MacHugh PDFEPUBBefore I start my review I have to admit something I loathe most Highland romances It’s the hokey dialogue All those ‘dinna noes’ and ‘oches’ drive me up the frickin’ wall Every time I have to interpret what the supposedly sexy Scott said it pulls me right out of the story and makes me want to toss the book against the wall I’m a firm believer that you can hint at a s


  3. KC KC says:

    Bride of the MacHugh Kindle à Bride of Epub / bride ebok, machugh pdf, Bride of book, Bride of the MacHugh PDFEPUBPleasant but the political themes and romance were underdeveloped despite the fine proseI finished the book feeling dissatisfied with the short screen time Alex and Elspeth shared I could feel the chemistry between the two but think passion and angst could have been added in To be fair the amount that existed is in line with the conservative time period the novel was published in and the book does straddle the line between historical fiction and historical romance closely My other dissatisfaction lies with the lack of explanation for the clan warfare Readers like myself who aren't familiar with early seventeenth century Scottish history are left to infer that the feuding is in response to politics and the Campbell greed but it's glossed over view spoilerThis still doesn't fully explain why Elspeth's guardian Argyll feuded with the MacDonald clan in particula


  4. Dorcas Dorcas says:

    Bride of the MacHugh Kindle à Bride of Epub / bride ebok, machugh pdf, Bride of book, Bride of the MacHugh PDFEPUBSo I wanted to like this Scotland warrior hero atmosphere intrigue what's not to love right but I kept thinking to myself while I was reading all the books I would rather be reading and well at the halfway mark I just couldn't force myself to finish it It does nothing for me what else can I sayI didn't like the characters therefore I didn't really care what happened to them so that's never a good sign I did feel something for Gavin the scarred younger brother but alas he was not our hero Our hero of course has to be an Alpha male and you all know what I think of themThere's also a LOT of religious cussing in it and it got very tiresomeGod's blood God's foot God's truth God's wound Christ Christ Christ til I wante


  5. Regan Walker Regan Walker says:

    Bride of the MacHugh Kindle à Bride of Epub / bride ebok, machugh pdf, Bride of book, Bride of the MacHugh PDFEPUBA Highland Classic and an Absorbing Love Story from 17th Century ScotlandMy friends on Goodreads recommended this book to me and I was happy to find it A bestseller when it was first published in 1954 it has been off the market for some time The edition I read was published in 1978 available used It’s worth obtaining a copy trust me If I could give this nov


  6. Hannah Hannah says:

    Bride of the MacHugh Kindle à Bride of Epub / bride ebok, machugh pdf, Bride of book, Bride of the MacHugh PDFEPUBI'm really torn on this one as I usually love historicals with history and less romance but for some reason this book didn't fully deliver for meAll 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 heroHowever 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 merci


  7. Naksed Naksed says:

    Bride of the MacHugh Kindle à Bride of Epub / bride ebok, machugh pdf, Bride of book, Bride of the MacHugh PDFEPUBI almost DNF this book with only a hundred pages left to its conclusion I am happy I gave it a chance While it did not blow my mind and certainly will not become one of my favorite re reads it ended with uite a bang Some pretty nifty plot twists and turns an accelerated pace and a uite satisfying conclusion almost made up for the very snail paced dry ambivalent tone of the first two thirds of the book Almostview spoilerElizabeth I's death has led to her cousin's son James Stuart King of Scotland to take over the throne in England But he still has those pesky rebellious highlanders to contend with In the midst of this civil rebellion Elspeth Lamond a Highland native who has been raised in the English court all her life returns to Scotland due to her mother's deathbed wish There


  8. Becky Becky says:

    Bride of the MacHugh Kindle à Bride of Epub / bride ebok, machugh pdf, Bride of book, Bride of the MacHugh PDFEPUBAnother just okay read for me I can't seem to shake this reading funk I really enjoyed My Love My Enemy by Speas and I can't say I was technically disappointed by Speas in this one either The writing is just really well done It's sopretty The first twenty pages in as the h


  9. Diane Lynn Diane Lynn says:

    Bride of the MacHugh Kindle à Bride of Epub / bride ebok, machugh pdf, Bride of book, Bride of the MacHugh PDFEPUBWow what a wonderful book I am so sad it is over I will definitely be reading this one again just wish I owned a copy I read the 1954 edition at open libraryI would call this a Scottish historical romance There is hand fasting reiving r


  10. Katherine Katherine says:

    Bride of the MacHugh Kindle à Bride of Epub / bride ebok, machugh pdf, Bride of book, Bride of the MacHugh PDFEPUB Bride of the MacHugh originally published in 1954 is one of those books marketed as romance but which is actually well written historical fiction that also happens to contain a love story I suspect the covers chosen for the book were responsible for this erroneous pigeon holing the saying don't judge a book by its cover definitely applies hereOriginal cover artwork for the 1954 William Morrow Co hardback publicationCover art for the 1978 Avon paperback publication I'm not including the picture of the 2011 Sourcebooks edition because it's too tawdry and misleading In truth the novel set in 1614 deals with some of the political maneuvering by one of the Earls of Argyll Archibald Campbell and skirmishes between the Campbell and MacDonald clans culminating in battle over Kintyre and the Isle of Islay The love story played out


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