Wednesday, December 14
You all know I have a thing for Highlanders :) But most especially historical romances with English heroines and Scottish heroes...I can't help but think of...you guessed it Jamie and Claire, but also other beloved stories by Julie Garwood, Hannah Howell, and Bertrice Small to name just a few of my favorites. So when I ran across Highland Honor my interest was peaked. I can't wait to learn more, join me won't you? Please welcome Christine Young!
Which is stronger for a Highlander...Honor or Revenge?
Honor is the stronger characteristic, at least for Colin "Hawke" MacPherson. Revenge can take over a man's life and make him less than whole. So many decisions in life demand that integrity rules the choices we make. A man cannot reach conclusions and judgments without honor.
“Honor is like an island, rugged and without a beach; once we have left it, we can never return.”
In Highland Honor, Hawke is forced to choose between honor and revenge. As he falls in love with Callie, this becomes no choice at all. He easily chooses honor over revenge. One cannot seek vengeance from an innocent. Although Hawke believes it was Callie's father who wronged his family, he cannot blame Callie. Yet Callie is convinced her father was also betrayed that eventful day when the MacPherson was convicted of treason against the English King and sentence to death. Together Callie and Hawke seek the truth and discover more than they ever bargained for.
As hard and as unyielding as the winter storms that sweep through the countryside, Colin is irresistibly drawn to the impetuous beauty who has magically appeared on his doorsteps. Despite his vows of revenge against her father, she stirs his passion as well as his sense of justice...but to love her would violate all his vows of revenge.
Here's a special excerpt for your reading enjoyment:
Scotland November 1512
A heavy frost sat on the frozen earth, and a full moon shone clearly between the heavy clouds dotting the sky. Lady Callie Whitcomb looked over her shoulder as she raced through the deepening gloom toward the lighted tavern ahead. Every shadow, every mournful sigh of the wind sweeping through the trees, every chilling animal sound filled her with terror. Fear for her life drove her to put all thoughts of danger aside. He would follow her, find her, and drag her home.
"Don't think of that now," she reminded herself fiercely, even while tears stung in the back of her throat and fear made her limbs tremble. "Don't ye dare think of home. It no longer exists." Nothing and no on could coax her back or make her believe there was naught but terror in the home where she'd been born.
"I will never marry Lord Huntington. Never!" she whispered fiercely, the chill night air solemnly echoing her words.
Her stepbrother, Archibald Covington III, made sure she could never return.
"There ye be, lass! I've been waiting for ye."
The voice rose from nowhere and surprised her. Her heart froze, lurched, then began an erratic beat, while raw nerves snapped, sending a myriad of sensations racing down her spine.
"Archibald--" she whispered, panic sweeping through her. "He's found me." All she could hear was the pounding of her own blood in her ears.
Thank you Christine for sharing Highland Honor with us today! If you'd like to learn more about author Christine Young and the books she writes you can find her at her Author blog, & at Rogues Angels.
In honor of the Highland Honor blog tour, Christine is going to giveaway a $50 Amazon gift card to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour, so the more you comment the better your chances of winning, and she is also giving away a Clan MacPherson book mark to one Musings commenter.
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