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ISBN: 0739490338
ISBN13: 978-0739490334
Category: Romance
Subcategory: Historical
Author: Illustrated by: Gabriel Sarah
Publisher: Avon (2007)
ePUB size: 1996 kb
FB2 size: 1296 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 320
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This is another good book by Sarah Gabriel about the MacCarran family, although this one is set in the 19th Century rather than the 18th. The hero is James MacCarran, a descendent of the earlier family, and the heroine is Elspeth MacArthur, a young woman of half fairy descent. He is on a quest to fulfill the conditions of his grandmother's will and she is trying to find lost treasure to satisfy demands of the local Fairy Queen.

Fairies and fairy magic play a much larger role in this novel than they did in the previous ones and in my opinion, the book would have been better with less emphasis on that realm. I also wish there had been more historical events, as in the early books. However, Ms. Gabriel's love of the Highlands came through in her beautiful descriptions of the countryside. Also, I liked the intelligent characters, their strong attraction but restraint in explosive situations and the dynamic plot. It is always delightful to learn something from a novel and this one opened windows into the worlds of weaving and geology that was very interesting. I'll look forward to future books about this family and hope they are more like her earlier works.
Full of magic, intrigue, and romance! I recomnend this author to whomever enjoys those aspects in a novel. I will look for more...
loved it.
I enjoyed this book. It was a good read. It kept my attention. I hope you get this book, and enjoy it like I did.
Got this as a gift for my wife and she enjoyed it but felt it was too predictable. In other words she thought it fit the genre fine but offered nothing new.
Hawk Flying
In 1822 Scotland Viscount James MacCarran returns to his family home Straun House following the death of his crazy grandmother. Per her will to inherit the estate, he must complete her tome on fairy lore and marry a woman with fairy blood. A warrior more comfortable on the field of combat, he figures finishing the book will prove rather easy compared to finding a female fairy as he does not believe in the existence of the magical species.

Elspeth MacArthur sprains her ankle on the Straun estate during a nasty storm. James takes her into his home to get her out of the weather, but they are alone. After the torrent ends, he escorts her back to her home where he speaks to her grandfather about marrying her because she was compromised. Her grandfather refuses to make Elspeth marry the Viscount because he understands first hand the fairy curse that hurts his family. Elspeth agrees to marry him if they can find the hidden fairy treasure that will break the curse.

This is an interesting Regency romantic fantasy due to the lead couple as he finds love, but she finds a reason to reject his marital offer. The story line is entertaining, but the otherworldly elements never feel as if they belong unlike the previous magical MacCarran tale (see KEEPING KATE). Still fans will appreciate the Viscount's efforts TO WED A HIGHLAND BRIDE with fairy in her blood.

Harriet Klausner
I'm not sure how anyone reading this story could come away with anything less than a smile...much less putting the book down unfinished as one reviewer commented. And as to "fantasy...over the top" isn't that what fantasy is? Or believing the unbeleivable? Over the top? It was very interesting to watch James, an unbeliever in anything that can't be explained with logic, argue with himself. I will say that I was somewhat disappointed though at the end after experiencing what he did, James still tried to explain things away with logic. At this point I wanted him to be a true blue 100% believer!

James and Elspeth offer just enough contrast to one another to be interesting and as for the fairies in the story, all I can say is I wanted more!

The history, geology, and scenery was done in such beautiful detail by Ms. Gabriel that I could see things vividly in my mind! Extrememly well done!

This is my first read by Ms. Gabriel and seeing that it apparently falls under her previous two books, "Keeping Kate" and "Stealing Sophie" I intend to pick those up right away.

The bane of my existence? Waiting the typical year before the next installment. And PLEASE, let it be about Lord Eldin! =)
This book was good. I enjoyed the treasure mystery and the plot of this story. I don't usually read fantasy as far as fairies and goblins. I think the author did a good job.