In Bride of the MacHugh, Speas transports you to the Scotland of James I and his Lieutenant in the Highlands, Archibald Campbell, Earl of. Bride of the MacHugh by Jan Cox Speas; 2 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Protected DAISY, In library. Results 1 – 21 of 21 Bride of the MacHugh by Speas, Jan Cox and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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About Jan Cox Speas. I had read this book many years ago and my copy was misplaced. I will definitely be reading this one again, just wish I owned a copy.

This was my first ever bodice-ripper. Scotland, warrior hero, atmosphere, intrigue, what’s not to love, right? Books are better when you don’t hate the protago Loved it!

The edition I read was published inavailable used.

The scenes with MacHugh plotting against the Campbells bored me and I had a hard time keeping track of who was who with all the clans. Her dialogue is also a treat. Quotes from Bride of the MacHugh. However, it went downhill from there. The writing is simply beautiful. Mar 11, Suzume rated it it was amazing Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. Have read and reread this book. This is the story of Elspeth Lamond and the MacHugh.

In fact, I buy books and hoard them for just for that reason alone. What can I say? I would call this a Scottish historical romance.

This machuhg my first novel by Jan Cox Speas, but I’ll have to be honest. All of this rich Scottish history is brought into the story in a very natural way. Most are headless or have a heroine staring off into space. But I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would.


Bride of the MacHugh

There, she is kidnapped by one of those rebellious factions, the MacHugh clan, as they suspect her of being a spy for her kinsman, the reviled Earl of Argyll, who is bent on destroying the rebellious Highland clans for his King. This is a beautiful novel, and despite my complaint, I very much recommend any historical romance lover who can set aside feminist tendencies to read this. Most of them rarely show the men in tights, and where did all these leather pants come from?

The buildup of their romance is extremely slow, and it’s phenomenal how the author leads the reader to believe so completely in this passion that they feel for each other without ever actually saying it outright. I’ve rated this based on a mix of literary merit and on my enjoy “She had never thought her name lovely until she heard him say it, his warm Scots voice lingering softly over the word.

When Elspeth arrives unexpectedly in Scotland and is abducted by orders of the “Black MacHugh,” the handsome laird of clan MacHugh, she takes him to task for his arrogance, and a spark ignites between these two strong-willed people.

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I would recommend this for anyone in the mood for a well written historical novel with a bit of romance thrown in. European Historical Romance Review Tags: Mschugh all of this, because it really was sumptuously written and I wanted to like it, I found the hero quite the bastard.


And nride isn’t my last time! I’m sure if I maachugh read this plot ten years ago I would have loved this book, but I’ve read this same book so many times, over and over again with just the names changed that I discovered I was bored and wanting some great twist to happen.

I’ve been digging the Highlander novels lately, and I came across this old one from the 50’s. Trivia About Bride of the MacHugh. I usually prefer more fast-paced romance novels.

We’ve no right to question, unless we have known the same dilemma and acquitted ourselves with the same integrity.

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Here is a picture of Fraoch Eilean, one of the major strongholds in the book: I like MacHugh and Elspeth though and enjoyed their romance. So does the book have the same intensity as my cover?

First, I love the way the two lovers stare at each other with such a deep, intense focus. I could have made myself finish it but like, why? Aug 19, Lede machuhh it it was ok Shelves: I still have a tattered hard bound book on my shelf and bring it out ever so often to read it again.

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