Thursday, January 19, 2012

Highland Crossings- Entertaining!

Travel with a valuable brooch handed down amongst 4 generations and catch a glimpse of the hearts of Scottish and American charm!

Healer of My Heart by Pamela Griffin
Accused of being a thief, Seona a medical healer, vows to protect a priceless family heirloom. Onboard the "Thistle" enroute to America Colin Campbell in charge of guarding his younger brother, is leary when he encounters Seona. When they reach the colony on land in America, Colin and Evan's cousin Isabel invites Seona to stay with them and Isabel quickly feels a bonding with her. Seona who is on run for her life feels she cannot trust anyone. But can she trust Colin with her life and her heart?

Printed on My Heart by Laurie Alice Eakes
McFarlane bent on upholding the laws governing his area insists on the beating of Fiona who has been unable to secure her keep. Kindhearted Owain, town printer along with his sister, Bronwen, offers Fiona a job to save her from further punishment. Fiona is in search of the brooch and her sister Murday. Fiona is approached about information concerning Murday, but such knowledge comes with a price. Can she do as she is asked or will her hopes come to an abupt end?

Sugarplum Hearts by Gina Welborn
Finley Sinclair, broker, looking for clients and hoping for a position with Overton Shippers meets Angus, ropemaker and Mary McDubh creator of delectible cider are also looking for good homes for their new brood of kittens. Finley longs for the simple things in life along with a cat to sit on his lap. Seren Cardew, creator of luscious candies and confectionaries is searching for a way to market them. Finley offers her a business proposal that will benefit the both of them. When someone sabotages her wares they are left with little clues. In wake of the discovery the community comes together before. But what is lost can it be found again?

Hearts Inheritance by Jennifer Hudson Taylor
Bynna Sinclair lover, of historical things, does not take to change lightly. Niall Cameron has come upon an inheritance left to him by his uncle, and is insistant upon change for the better. The two always seem to share a difference of opinion. Sometimes misunderstandings bring about bitterness. Even in the most desparate of lives the Lord can bring repair and healing to any situation of the heart.

I enjoyed reading and getting to know these personable and well developed characters. Each gifted author adds her own personal touch to four interacting progressive storylines. These can be read in one sitting or broken up into more. If I had to pick a favorite it would be Sugarplum Hearts. I was entertained by these well written romantic and suspenseful novellas and had a hard time putting the stories down! I found the overall message inspiring and would recommend this book to others Thanks to Barbour Publishing and Netgalley for the ARC for my review.

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