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    Lady of the Glen A Novel of 17th Century Scotland and the Massacre of Glencoe (READ) This was a very good book and an enjoyable read I really enjoyed the two main characters Catriona Cat and Alasdair Dair a lovely Romeo and Juliet story A pleasant change to have the heroine not be drop dead gorgeous Their characters

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    free read Lady of the Glen A Novel of 17th Century Scotland and the Massacre of Glencoe Lady of the Glen A Novel of 17th Century Scotland and the Massacre of Glencoe (READ) Jennifer Roberson í 6 free download Superb Storytelling and a Keeper—a Highland Love that endures the Massacre of GlencoeI absolutely loved this story—a keeper now e

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    Jennifer Roberson í 6 free download Lady of the Glen A Novel of 17th Century Scotland and the Massacre of Glencoe (READ) It's a shame that this book is out of print because it's a real treat for Scottish history lovers romance politics violence and blo

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    Lady of the Glen A Novel of 17th Century Scotland and the Massacre of Glencoe (READ) This is a fairly historically accurate story of what led up to the massacre of Glencoe a horrible episode of Scottish history that took place during the Jacobite uprisings one of many sadly but not anywhere near as bad as Culloden and of all the people that were involved in it from the victims to the perpetrators to peo

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    Lady of the Glen A Novel of 17th Century Scotland and the Massacre of Glencoe (READ) I wanted to love this book but it just didn't happen I was bored for the majority of it and I kept rolling my eyes at Cat and pretty much the rest of the characters The massacre of Glencoe itself is fascinating and tragic but this no

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    free read ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB í Jennifer Roberson Jennifer Roberson í 6 free download free read Lady of the Glen A Novel of 17th Century Scotland and the Massacre of Glencoe This may be my favorite Historical Fiction book ever For one thing I am totally intrigued with Scotland and especially the Highlanders I loved the descriptions of the places the battles to the people who made the story The author not only brought them to life but she took historical people and using what she could discover about wh

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    Jennifer Roberson í 6 free download free read ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB í Jennifer Roberson Lady of the Glen A Novel of 17th Century Scotland and the Massacre of Glencoe (READ) I picked this book up solely on the fact it was set in Scotland and a recommendation from Diana Gabaldon goes a long way I'm a huge fan I love to read about Scotland's history and this book had a lot of that but I had a hard time getting into the story on this one There was a lot of history but it came across without the emotion it should have had for me anyway The characters were interesting and the story tooIt was just hard to get into i

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    free read Lady of the Glen A Novel of 17th Century Scotland and the Massacre of Glencoe Lady of the Glen A Novel of 17th Century Scotland and the Massacre of Glencoe (READ) free read ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB í Jennifer Roberson Read this many moons ago Recently unearthed from a box in storage Need to re read before ratingI do remember liking this just not as well as Lady of the Forest

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    Lady of the Glen A Novel of 17th Century Scotland and the Massacre of Glencoe (READ) What a moving account of the Massacre at Glencoe This book is why I love historical fiction Every character except 2 are real histor

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    Lady of the Glen A Novel of 17th Century Scotland and the Massacre of Glencoe (READ) Scottish history has been a passion of mine for uite some time and the story of Glencoe as horrific and tragic as it was remains most intriguing It's surprising that novels aren't written based on that event but Roberson's retelling is good The

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free read Lady of the Glen A Novel of 17th Century Scotland and the Massacre of Glencoe ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB For their freedom and usurpers sought crowns At the novel's center is a love story of breathtaking scope a man and a woman enemies from birth know f This may be my favorite Historical Fiction book ever For one thing I am totally intrigued with Scotland and especially the Highlanders I loved the descriptions of the places the battles to the people who made the story The author not only brought them to life but she took historical people and using what she could discover about what they DID she gave them personalities and let me understand what drove them whether it was insecurities a desire for power or just plain cruelty I will never forget Maclain laird of the MacDonalds and most feared of all by his enemies In his sixties with his premature snow white hair falling around his shoulders white beard blazing blue eyes dressed in full Highland dress and standing a head taller than any man in the room Bigger than life but history showed that he was just that By half way through the book I admired some loved some disliked some and hated some of them In the author s notes it is revealed that the main players were all real and the things that happened were real as far as history tells us Catriona Cat Campbell who is our main female lead is fiction but our hero Alasdair Og the younger McDonald 2nd son of Mclain the Laird was real and did marry a Campbell of Glenlyon so she is roughly based on a person who existed Jean Stewart twin of the heir of Appin is also fiction and plays a part in the romance part of the storyThis is a Historical Romance I suppose some will like it or not because of the romance and some will be interested in the historical significance and telling of the story of the intrigue and treachery of what happened at Glencoe I loved it all but admit the way this author took me right into the seventeenth century Scottish Highlands was what made it beyond a great read for me If one is looking for a torrid romance this is not it The two main characters a Cameron and a MacDonald are not even together for a large part of the book I believe the author used their love story to illustrate just how deep the hatred ran between these two clans and that it was one that went back centuries I finished it three days ago The night before I finished it I had read about 23 of the book In the wee small hours of the morning I just had to give up and go to bed I proceeded to lie awake for two hours remaining in Scotland in the seventeenth century and worrying about what was going to happen I did not know this history before I read the book and refrained from looking it up But I knew it was called a massacre Some authors like to kill characters they have led us to care about Others do not But history was driving this story not the author and I was afraidI think it might illustrate what I loved about this book to give some examples from it so will below There is fighting and it is very very real I should mention throughout this book in the dialogue and descriptions Scottish words and terms and forms of speech are used Dair was in that moment a man alone a man completely apart the skirl of pipes retreated and the screech of steel on steel the grunts the cries the screams the crack of muskets as yet unsilenced by Highland dirk or sword He heard only the noise of his own survival the rasp of breath in his chest the catch gasp of a grunt in his throat the throttled almost bestial growl as he stood his ground beside the dead man and warded off his own death as it snooved through the heather in the guise of Mackay s man Dair s best friend in the heir of Appin Robbie Stewart Robbie was a contradiction as he was not a good person and capable of cruelty but he was a true friend during a time when brutality was the rule not the exception I have read enough Scottish history to know that cattle stealing was perhaps the biggest recreation and joy these Highlanders had It is a big part of this story too From the book One could not go cattle lifting without irritating the laird who owned them Maclain was proof of that whenever MacDonald cattle were stolenBut then it was Robbie s nature to revel in irking folk particularly Campbell folk though he had less reason than MacDonalds The heir of Appin plain and simple enjoyed stealing cattle no matter whose they were Highland wealth was measured in cows but Robbie didn t do it for wealth He did it for the risk Dair did it for the cattle And the Earl of Breadalbane A Campbell and his is a story of a thirst for power no matter who suffers for it Here he has called the clans together to try to get them to sign a peace which in reality will only buy his English King time to bring in men and arms The Highlanders do not recognize King William but are Jacobites and serve their exiled king James Och I am of them but wiser aye And he would use them as he must to change the face of Scotland For now the land and its future yet lay in their trust which he could not easily win But he knew that the greatest strength of all lay in unity and that if he permitted them to use that unity against him as they had used it against Hugh Mackay at Killiecrankie he would lose Unity perforce must serve me in another way And to make it so he would destroy it And Cat She began as a homely little child whose mother died and was raised by a drunken father who gambled away their future Four older brothers who teased her and insulted her all of her young life made her a rebel Her heart was caught when she was just ten by the first person who had ever said a kind word to her young Dair MacDonald in a brief encounter It was ten years before she saw him again Cat who with her sharp tongue cut her way through most conversations but who was a survivor and a true Highland lass She knew there were those who cursed the pipes Lowlanders and Sassenachs who lacked the blood of the Highlands the burn water and usuabae that ran so hot in their veins But she was not one of themAnother piper took up the lament The ceol mor sueezed Cat s heart winding itself around her bones until she believed they might break of the longing There was pipe horn grief and taut earning and a loneliness of spirit she could not fully acknowledge not knowing its name its needAs the pipe music rode firesmoke to Uaigh a Choigrich high on the brae above MacDonald razed Achalladar that once was Campbell built Cat could not but know what it was she wanted how badly she wanted it and that she could not have it He was after all MacDonald and she a Campbell Later He held out his hand and waited Fingertips at first the merest brush of flesh on flesh But it was enough It was always enough there was no room for denial no wish for escape She put her hand into his Come with me he said come home with me to Glencoe Many things happen both politically and personally to these amazing people and others The utter treachery and horror of Glencoe made me angry that I can remember in any other book If not for a few brave people we would not know this story as there were supposed to be no survivors But I will not reveal what is to come in the book As I went through to find some little lines to share in this review I almost read it again as I would find something and just keep reading Highly recommend if you are interested in a fascinating piece of history and especially if you love Scotland The cover of the book has on it A marvelous tale Diana Gabaldon I bought the paperback version at Half Price books based on this recommendation I have ordered the hardback this is a keeper The events take place about 50 years before Culloden in OutlanderNOTE five months after reading this book I am currently reading another book about this event The Highland Witch Mid way through I got on the internet and looked up Glencoe on Wiki It states on there that what happened at Glencoe was George RR Martin s inspiration for the Red Wedding Wow I threw that book across the room and never finished it I stated above how I felt when reading this true tale But I can see the parallels very clearly I think I felt closer to the characters in this book but could not be so angry at the author because it really happened and my anger was aimed at those who betrayed a trust

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free read Lady of the Glen A Novel of 17th Century Scotland and the Massacre of Glencoe ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Rom the moment they meet that they will lie in each other's arms someday But their love for centuries forbidden comes at the most dangerous of times I picked this book up solely on the fact it was set in Scotland and a recommendation from Diana Gabaldon goes a long way I m a huge fan I love to read about Scotland s history and this book had a lot of that but I had a hard time getting into the story on this one There was a lot of history but it came across without the emotion it should have had for me anyway The characters were interesting and the story tooIt was just hard to get into it felt like forever before I got to the point where I couldn t put it down But I did get there so don t take this as a negative review I did give it 4 stars What I liked about it I really liked Maybe it s just not fair of me to compare everything I read to Diana Gabaldon

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free read Lady of the Glen A Novel of 17th Century Scotland and the Massacre of Glencoe ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Lady of the Glen tells of a time and a place like no other when political treachery and royal intrigue ruled the day a time when countrymen battled It s a shame that this book is out of print because it s a real treat for Scottish history lovers romance politics violence and bloodshed The cheesy title and steamy cover do this book a real disservice in my opinion because though it s a love story it s not a bodice ripper featuring men in kilts the story has depth of character and complexity of plot than any other highland romance I have read Most of the characters are based on real Scots the key players in the drama and tragedy of the Glencoe Massacre and the author has done her research The prose is solid workman like the pacing was just right and even though I knew how the story had to end I was still turning pages into the wee hours of the morning I wish that Roberson had gone on to write other stories about Scotland and its people tracking down a copy of this one was well worth the trouble Recommended

  • Paperback
  • 556
  • Lady of the Glen A Novel of 17th Century Scotland and the Massacre of Glencoe
  • Jennifer Roberson
  • English
  • 23 January 2020
  • 9781575662893