The MacKinnon's Bride

The MacKinnon s Bride Descended of the legendary sons of MacAlpin Iain MacKinnon refuses to bow to the English When his young son is captured by a minion of the English king the fierce Scottish chieftain vows to stop at

  • Title: The MacKinnon's Bride
  • Author: Tanya Anne Crosby
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Descended of the legendary sons of MacAlpin, Iain MacKinnon refuses to bow to the English When his young son is captured by a minion of the English king, the fierce Scottish chieftain vows to stop at nothing to secure the lad s return Retaliating in kind, he captures the daughter of his enemy, planning to bargain with the devil.FitzSimon s daughter has lived her entire lDescended of the legendary sons of MacAlpin, Iain MacKinnon refuses to bow to the English When his young son is captured by a minion of the English king, the fierce Scottish chieftain vows to stop at nothing to secure the lad s return Retaliating in kind, he captures the daughter of his enemy, planning to bargain with the devil.FitzSimon s daughter has lived her entire life in the shadow of the man she called father yet never would she have imagined he would forsake his only daughter Even as Page blames her captor for welching on a contract with her father, she suspects the truth But the shadows hold secrets now only the love of her reluctant champion can save the MacKinnon s Bride.

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    1. My local reading group selected this book for our chat (they all loved it). We got it free on Bookbub, I think it's $1.99 on Kindle right now.It’s been a good long while since I’ve read one of these vintage highland romances and even though this one does fall victim to several tropes of the sub-genre it was mostly a lot of fun to read.Scotland 1818 When Iain married Mairi it was with the hope that their union would end the feud between their clans. Instead she loathed him and right after giv [...]

    2. One of the downfalls of reading books in the same genre for a little over twenty years, is the repetitive feel they sometimes get. This wasn't bad but it definitely had a been there done that feel to it; it had faint echoes of a Scottish Garwood. Along with the nothing new feeling I had, the insta-lust and the immature heroine had me skimming some pages. The story arcs of the villain feeling wronged and Page's father not wanting her were ok along with the developing romance between Iain and Page [...]

    3. This book is a novella length story stretched out into novel length by a lot of silly stuff and redundant inner monologues. I personally cannot enjoy fiction that contains characters who do dumb stuff that makes no sense while the author goes on and on with a lot of neurotic internal monologue in an attempt to justify the stupidity of what the character says and does. In this case she was very unsuccessful since a lot of the dumb stuff--e.g. the idiotic singing (just gag the shrew and get your s [...]

    4. Kindle Freebie!!! The MacKinnon's Bride (The Highland Brides Book 1) by Tanya Anne CrosbyThanks for the heads-up, Samantha!!amazon/gp/product/B009#1 Bestselling Historical Fiction#1 Bestselling Historical RomanceDescription:Scotland 1118Descended of the sons of MacAlpin, Iain MacKinnon refuses to bow to the English. When his young son is captured by a minion of the English king, the fierce Scottish chieftain vows to stop at nothing to secure the lad's return. Retaliating in kind, he captures the [...]

    5. I bought this because had it for $0.99 and you could get the accompanying audio for a very cheap price if you bought the Kindle version. I'm glad I did, because I really enjoyed it, although I did have to read more than listen due to the narrator. I think he did an excellent job overall, but I can't abide listening to a male narrator voicing the heroine. It's always a silly falsetto and I can't help viewing the heroine as a big dude in drag and then I giggle during the love scenes (yes, I'm sec [...]

    6. Two Wounded People Looking for LoveFirst in a Scottish historical series, this story is set in 1118 (prologue) and 1124, and tells the story of Iain, laird of the MacKinnons, and Page Fitzsimon, daughter of an English earl in Northumbria. Iain lost his wife when she committed suicide following the birth of their son. Now, six years later, his son Malcolm has been abducted and is being held in Fitzsimon’s castle. Iain kidnaps Page thinking to exchange her for the boy only to learn her father do [...]

    7. I don't know what was wrong with me the last time I read this book. This is NOT 5 stars worthy.What's with all the "!" in this book? Are we 5 years old? A heroine who wanted her father's approval but never got it. A hero with his young son met heroine. Abduction, rescue the young one, then abduction again then hero and heroine were attracted to each other but I couldn't figure out why. I started re-reading romance when I read this book over a year ago and can honestly say that I didn't know what [...]

    8. Libro sin mas pretensiones que pasar un rato agradable. La historia no tiene ni pies ni cabeza ya que no he entendido como se puede pasar al amor en dos paginas. El de las da de muy salvaje y bruto pero luego es un cacho de pan , ella es una acomplejada de la vida que no te dan ganas de darla de tortas. y el lenguaje no tiene nada que ver con el de la epoca.Lo dicho sin mas pretensiones.

    9. What can I say? It's a bit of fluff. It's true that the internal dialogues are redundant, but seriously, who would pick this up expecting to find the next Booker or Pulitzer within its pages? And just because I found some of the other reviewers' comments funny, I'll repeat their concern Warning: there are a couple of mildly described SEX scenes in this book. Likewise, I feel compelled to also warn you, there are ONLY a couple of sex scenes and they are MILDLY DESCRIBED. It was a sweet story, the [...]

    10. The MacKinnon's Bride is a historical romance novel. Iain MacKinnon captures your heart from the first page. The dialogue of the book captures the Scottish accent as if you were actually there. Iain loves his son beyond all others and so when he is kidnapped he, in turns, kidnaps, Page, the daughter of his son's capture believing he can exchange her for his son. When he finds the father has no use for Page and does not wish her return he vows to protect her father. I found it hard to put the boo [...]

    11. This is a rewrite of a Harliquin romance turned clean and sweet. I love anything Scottish or Irish that is clean and well written. This has some great dialog of the Scottish tongue and I really enjoyed that part. This story doesn't have much movement or action it takes place over the course of a handful of days and too much time is spent in the characters minds. It did keep me reading and engaged but I was irritated with too many long paragraphs of inner reflection. This is still an adult read w [...]

    12. Vikki’s MusingsRating 4.5I am so glad I found this book on . I was also able to download the audio version for an excellent price. I had never heard of Ms. Crosby, but the book description sounded intriguing, so I decided to take advantage of the great offer. I always enjoy a good medieval romance and this is a fantastic one. Page is abducted so she can be exchanged for the MacKinnon’s son. Her father has the boy and plans to turn him over to the English king. When Laird MacKinnon arrives at [...]

    13. I really like Tanya Anne Crosby and when her new book was paired with the talent of Braden Wright as the narrator, I didn't think twice & bought this audiobook. Braden Wright is one of my favorite male narrators. He's the narrator with a "swoon-worthy" voice that brings a wonderful, deep masculine quality to the male leads. His voicing for the women is fine, I mean who really cares when his male voicing is soooo good?There are so many things I loved about this book. Crosby gives readers two [...]

    14. okay, so first of all I'm going to create a shelf that befits the genre of this book.Behold, the Sexually Objectified Men-in-Kilts Genre Bookshelf!I didn't actually like this book. There are some books in this genre that I do really like, but this one just kinda fell flat for me. It was fine, but it was really predictable.I didn't have high expectations to begin with (I think it was free or really cheap on my kindle), and I like predictable books in this genre, but it almost felt like nothing ha [...]

    15. For some reason I have not had the pleasure of reading many historical romances lately. And this one left me wanting to read many more!It jumps right into the story of Iain and his glorious accent. The usage of the language just drug me into the story. It takes authors a lot of work to get the accents and pronunciations correct and this was dead on! I felt like I was in Scotland the entire time! And putting the brogue aside, I felt for Iain right from the beginning. His wife throws herself out o [...]

    16. God her dad was a dick!!! Took a while for the sexy parts but I couldn't put this story down! Loved it!!!

    17. Eine leichte Geschichte für zwischen durch mit wenig Tiefgang. Aber ganz nett für so nebenbei. Ein typische Liebesgeschichte.

    18. Out of all the historical romance genres out there, hands down the Highlander genre totally does it to me every time. This one was no exception. This book so freaking amazing. I loved everything about it. I wouldn't have changed a thing. I was totally sucked into the story that was Iain and Page right from the get go that I just couldn't stop reading it. I took my time so that I could savor it and be immersed in the world around me, and I was really into it. It had everything that a romance shou [...]

    19. The McKinnon’s Bride is the first Tanya Anne Crosby book that I have read, but it will not be the last! From the first page, I was drawn into this exquisitely written story. Iain McKinnon is just the kind of hero a girl can dream about. My heart broke more than once for Page and I was glad to see her get away from her father.Tanya doesn’t just tell this story. She makes you feel it. Not all authors are able to do that. Tanya is the Picasso of writing. A master artist, but instead of using pa [...]

    20. Another I gave up on! Just so immature and silly. Not realistic/believable, insta-lust, and constant lusting! Also found the dialogue weird, every other sentence, full of Scottish pronunciations ,interspersed with sentences with none!Would not recommend!

    21. Women have historical always held a tenuous position in society. Male heirs were always of more account than their female siblings. Wealth, titles, and power were passed on to male heirs, regardless of intelligence or abilities and only occasionally, when no other alternative was possible, would a woman ascend to power. Women were, however, used in many ways that influenced the course of history. As human links to attach clans, families, kingdoms, and nations, women cemented thousands of treatie [...]

    22. My Disclaimer:I was provided a free copy of this book by the author’s newsletter. I am voluntarily providing an honest review in which all opinions are fully my own. I am not being compensated in any way.~ Judi E. Easley for Blue Cat ReviewMy Review: ✭✭✭✭This was a really good read. A typical historical romance with the handsome hero and the spitfire damsel who doesn’t think she’s much good to anyone, especially the one whose love she really wants. That’s her father. So once the [...]

    23. This is a wonderful treasure for those of us who have enjoyed "The Highland Brides Series". This is The MacKinnon's Bride 20th Anniversary Edition. It is a little treasure because not only do you get the anniversary edition of a very good story between Iain MacKinnon and Page FitzSimon, but you receive a much requested epilogue to MacKinnon's Hope (Bk. 6). Then there is the bonus in the anniversary edition, which is the Highland Brides & Tribes. This is a reader's companion book to the Highl [...]

    24. Clean sweet version of The MacKinnon's Bride with extra or expanded scenes not in the original novel.Language: "No profanity"Sensuality content: Clean romance. "Kisses only with no love scenes".Source: Free on at the date of this pre-review.

    25. Page is the worst heroine ever. She was so so annoying. And if she called someone beast or brute one more damn time I was going to murder her. I only finished because I thought she had to freaking get better but NOPE. She was still horrible at the end.

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