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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When her mother extracts a promise while on her deathbed that Elspeth will go to Scotland to put herself under the protection of her Campbell family, she feels honor bound to hold up that vow. Our heroine, Elspeth, is the daughter of a Campbell lady and now Argyle’s ward.

They are like the warp or woof of a cloth, and so much a part of the whole of the pattern, you never notice the individual threads unless you take the time to examine it closely. I am happy I gave it a chance. While it certainly did not dissapoint me, I could not’ve given it 5 stars because I’d hoped and expected something much more spectacular. But Jan is such a great writer no matter and the story itself is fascinating, although there was a lot of Highlandish politics in there that sometimes got me confused, it was a magnificent book overall.

I’m not including the picture of the Sourcebooks edition because it’s too tawdry and misleading. No trivia or quizzes yet. The writing is simply beautiful. Sparks fly between these two, but their disagreements never bried into the kind of petty meanness that wounds. I really did enjoy the history lesson even if I wasn’t as crazy about the two leads.

I did feel something for Gavin, the scarred younger brother but alas, he was not our hero. This is the story of Elspeth Lamond and the MacHugh.


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She also didn’t allow the evil OW get the best of her. Bride of the MacHugh is mafhugh beautifully written book, no doubt but I’d found the pace of the story to be very low for me. About Jan Cox Speas. I read the edition at open library.

European Historical Romance Review Tags: For the era that it is written, it’s one of the best I’ve read. For instance, I have yet machugn see a cover with a codpiece.

Bride of the MacHugh

The balance between the romance and the multiple skirmishes and goings on around MacHugh and Elspeth was not actually balanced at all. Machjgh for telling us about the problem. It adds realism to the book and a gravity to the characters actions. I also find most of the covers for Scottish romances annoying with their shirtless, hunky dudes wearing nothing but a kilt, a sword belt and knee high socks. There was no machugb evidence of him having any kind of mental turning point in which he decides to forgo his affair and be true to Elspeth.

And then there are the snowy battlements! The characters are compelling, the action suspenseful and the anxiety as to whether Elspeth will end up with the MacHugh will have you turning pages late into the night. 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’ve been digging the Highlander novels lately, and I came across this old one from the 50’s. Quotes from Bride of the MacHugh.

Romance and historical maxhugh are not usually my genres, but this one is one of my favorites. Nothing earth shattering but keeps the pages turning. I’ve rated this based on a mix of literary merit and on my enjoyment, which is what I try to do with every book I read. Another just okay read for me. Before I start my review, I have to admit something.


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The story just starts with Elspeth already shipwrecked and aware that she’s a stranger in a stranger land. Buy Bride of the MacHugh: It pushed the romance into a corner for much of the book. I must look for more by Ms.

Oct 23, Claudia Foglein-Goins rated it it was amazing. I am not one to enjoy a story where the lass sits meekly machugn her loom waiting for the hero to rescue her again and again but in this case, it seemed like Elspeth pretty much was left to her own devices while Alex was off fighting For His Honor, kind of leaving her at the mercy of numerous villains and just expecting her to chin up and devise her way out. I love, love, love this book!

They never get pissed, or sad, or embarrassed.

This one goes in my favorites. The author must have done a lot of research but I never felt that she was trying to overwhelm me with that research. The hero turns out to be someone else and I just di Another just okay read for me.

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