15 April 2011

Masquerade Marriage by Anne Greene

Masquerade Marriage
“Verra Riveting Read”


Review By Diana Flowers

In Masquerade Marriage, Anne Greene http://www.annegreeneauthor.com/ magnificently sweeps us away to 18th century Scotland, a majestic land of castles and kilts, Scottish burrs and bagpipes, lords and ladies. However it is also a war-torn land, divided into Highlanders and Lowlanders, and divided loyalties to the king of England. Brody MacCauley, a Highlander, awakens on the battlefield to find he is the only survivor in a bloody battle with the English who vow to exterminate every Highlander.

To save his sister and mother from a fate worse than death, Brody enters into a marriage "in name only" to Megan, a Lowlander, who he has loved all his life, unbeknownst to her. Since Lowlanders were loyal to King George of England, Megan enters into marriage with Brody, knowing his family will be kept safe, but also to escape an arranged marriage to an abusive noble. She also prayerfully hopes that a marriage between a Highlander and a Lowlander, might someday unite her beloved Scotland. Even though Megan's heart belongs to another she finds Brody breathtakingly handsome and virile. Sparks and deep chemistry fly high between these two Scots, but can they overcome their obstacles to have a true marriage?

Danger lurks around every corner, and soon Brody, with a price on his head must leave his lady love behind, knowing he will never see her again. Will Megan ever truly love him or is it too late, as Brody embarks on a trip to the colonies, knowing he and his family will be safe there and able to begin anew? And what surprising twist takes place at the end of the book with Megan's father, who totally disdains all Highlanders? What an exciting, romantic, riveting read! Verra nicely done, Anne! Loved that Scottish dialogue, as you can see!

Thanks, Diana, for posting your review on my blog! Congratulations, Anne, on your novel!  Sounds fascinating.

Contest: Leave a comment by this Monday for a chance to win a (gently used!) copy of this book. 

16 comments:

  1. Carrie, thank you so much for sharing my review of Masquerade Marriage on your blog! You always do such a beautiful job and I'm so looking forward to reading the comments, as always!

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  2. Yes, Carrie, you have a beautiful blog. One of the most engaginging I've seen. Thanks for featuring me!

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  3. Thanks Diana and for offering to do a giveaway. Anne, thanks! Sarah Nasal who writes as Sarah Sawyer helped me with my blog. She and her husband are webmasters for ACFW, too, I think. I really like it, too - it is so much more "me" after Sarah got ahold of it, which I find funny!

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  4. Diana is getting so good at these reviews! And this book sounds so interesting - and is set in my favorite land of literary heroes, Scotland! Happy to meet Anne here as I love getting to know new authors. Will have to visit her website and visit;) Bless you all!

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  5. Scotland and the Colonies. Sounds like my kind of book! Thanks for reviewing it, Diana. I'll be checking it out.

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  6. Thanks, Lori and Laura. Anne is not only a good author (she really does her research), but a sweet, classy lady as well!

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  7. Because my eyes couldn't read the small print very well, I'll still make a comment about Anne Greene's book. I've heard good things about Masquarade Marriage previously and would very much like to read it. Thanks for including it in the giveaway and for the chance to win it.

    He is Risen Indeed,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  8. Oh, I've been wanting to read this book! I love the marriage of convenience type books and this one will be different because it's set in Scotland and England.

    nina4sm/at/gmail/dot/com

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  9. Sounds like a wonderful book, can't wait to read it. It would be great to win it. Thanks for the chance.

    tsmathews61@gmail.com

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  10. I think I need to win another book! School is almost out and I'll have the whole summer to read!! LOL ncmom@att.net

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  11. I love stories set in Scotland, thanks for entering me in the drawing!

    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

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  12. And Teresa is the winner of A Masquerade Marriage by Anne Greene! Congrats! Come by and leave a comment this week on my blogs for Laura Frantz's birthday celebration for a chance to win one of many prizes.

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  13. Congrats, Teresa, and many thanks to all who stopped by and left a comment! As Carrie said above, stop by this blog this week and help celebrate Laura's birthday. Lots of fun and prizes!

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  14. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I am SO excited, I can hardly wait for it to get here. A great book to read is like a little slice of heaven on earth. :)

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  15. Congratulations, Teresa, I know you'll love my book!

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  16. Wow, I love stories about Scotland as I am a proud descendant of Scots maternal Grandparents, and also love reading about stories from that era. My Mum's family used to sing lots of songs as we drove into the city and on of them was "Speed Bonny boat like a bird on the wing, over the sea to Skye" which I found out later is called the Skye Boat song, about the escape of Bonnie Prince Charlie to the Isle of Skye. I have always loved it, and believe our family was involved in this somehow.

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