, English, Book edition: Highland Moonlight / Teresa J. Reasor. or will she discover she’s been chasing a dream as illusive as Highland Moonlight?. Highland Moonlight. By Teresa J. Reasor. Adult. Lady Mary MacLachlan is seduced and shamed by her betrothed, Alexander Campbell. Lady Mary MacLachlan is seduced and shamed by her betrothed, Alexander Campbell. Though Alexander’s reasons for his actions are to protect her and his.
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Seduced and shamed by Alexander Campbell, the warrior to whom she is betrothed, Lady Mary Mac Lachlan flees to the Campbell stronghold of Castle Lorne and demands sanctuary from Alexander’s father. Though Alexander seduced Mary for her own protection and his men’s, his actions have greater repercussions than expected.
His betrayal destroys Mary’s trust and his belief in him Seduced and shamed by Alexander Campbell, the warrior to whom she is betrothed, Lady Mary Mac Lachlan flees to the Campbell stronghold of Castle Lorne and demands sanctuary from Alexander’s father. His betrayal destroys Mary’s n and his belief in himself as a man of honor.
Determined to heal the breach, and claim Mary—who now carries his reasro his wife, he follows her to Lorne and finds himself brought before a council of arbitration on charges of rape. But when violence threatens to break out between their clans, Mary is forced to wed him to fulfill their betrothal agreement and save him from the executioner.
Amid the hostilities between their clans deasor the wounds inflicted on her heart, can Mary find the love and happiness she’s always craved or will she discover she’s been chasing a dream as illusive as Highland Moonlight? Paperbackpages.
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Mar 29, KatieV rated it liked it Shelves: Pretty good, but honestly my attention began to wane a bit about halfway through.
If you like betrayal and heroes who have to make amends, this is worth a read. Mary and Alexander are members of rival clans in medieval Scotland. Mary is betrothed to Alexander in the hopes of an alliance. Their first meeting and courtship occur before the events of the book and I wish I’d have seen more of that, particularly the betrayal scene. We’re told that Mary had fallen in love with her betrothed and felt he Pretty good, but honestly my attention began to wane a bit about halfway through.
We’re told that Mary had fallen in love with her betrothed and felt he had some affection for her. He is present at a wedding feast for her sister and seduces the heroine. Her father’s men come bursting into the room and the hero doesn’t even attempt to cover the heroine or hide the fact that he’s taken her virginity. There she is naked in front of her father’s men and Mary’s interpretation was that Alexander was boastful and careless about it.
However, we don’t see that scene.
I wish we had. It resor have made the betrayal angst, so much greater IMHO and put things in more perspective. Alexander was in love with Mary and wanted very much to marry her, but he knew her father was a double dealing snake. He’d discovered that the Laird had decided to marry his daughter off to a man from another clan and had colluded with this man to compromise his daughter and then have his men “accidentally” catch the two and therefore give the Laird an out on the betrothal contract he’d signed with Alexander and free Mary to wed this other man.
Alexander wasn’t having this, so he decided to be the one “accidentally” caught with Mary to secure his marriage with her. Mary knows none of this. She just knows that the man she thought was a good, honorable man has dishonored her in front of her clan highlanf the visiting clan of her sister’s new husband and doesn’t seem to care. She is lashed by her father and almost dies from fever, and would likely have been sold off to the other man anyway if she hadn’t escaped to a nunnery.
She turns up pregnant though and that throws a wrench in her plans to hide out from the world.
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This is pretty much where the story begins with Mary pregnant and faced with hard choices. Alexander has to regain her trust and deal with his own guilt.
As a man, he didn’t truly appreciate bt effect being branded a tetesa would have on Mary. He’d arrogantly highlanc that the ends would justify the means and her dishonor would be slight and quickly remedied. He was engaged to her, after all, and fully intended to wed her. There were lots of repercussions to Mary that he didn’t foresee and they kept coming back to haunt him.
Alexander doesn’t exactly grovel, but he does show patience and care in an effort to regain the heroine’s trust. One thing he didn’t do was simply explain why the heck he did what he did. That highlanv have made it right, but would have made the heroine feel a bit less used. As it was, jj felt like the hero only pushed the marriage because of the pregnancy and cared nothing for her. The secrecy didn’t make sense. He started to confess a couple of times, but was always interrupted.
The plot device of someone banging on the door or bursting into the room was overplayed. I lost count of how many times the couple were starting monlight make progress and someone rushed in to report a roving band of sheep stealing bandits, the arrival of a guest, that dinner was ready, or what have you. Overall this had a interesting premise highlnd some good angst, but I do wish it had started at an earlier point in the relationship.
View all 4 comments. Apr 11, Karen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I really did enjoy this book, the first I have read of this author. I really higgland a connection with the characters, and not just the two main characters, but minor characters as well. Koonlight was no lesson in history to be had, but I really enjoyed some of the little bits and pieces included that gave in insight into what some of the everyday rituals and traditions of that particular era in Scotland were like.
I did feel the book was a little slow at times, and felt a little disappointment at the en I really did enjoy this book, the first Reasoe have read of this author. I did feel the book was a little slow at times, and felt a little disappointment at the end, only because I felt it finished a bit too quickly and I could have enjoyed some more time with the characters.
If you enjoy reading romance set in early century Scotland, then I think you will enjoy this novel. November I’ve just upgraded my rating from 4 star to a 5 star, I certainly enjoyed this novel more the second time around.
I believe I made the right decision in purchasing this book after reading good review from Karen. This is the first Teresa J Reasor that I have read and it is truly wonderful. You will cry, sigh, and laugh but you will not put this book done until you moonlighy the last page. I am utterly happy with this book, and would recommend it. View all 6 comments.
I like the cover and the title too. This is the moonlighf book I read infinished it at 3am. This writer is new to me and I did not know what to expect. Surprisingly it was very easy for me to get into the story, even though what the hero did was kind of hard to stomach. When the book begins the horrendous act had been done: The unfortunate scene was not part of this book.
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It was described in small bits and pieces so the readers are spared the cruelty of the incident. For better or for worse, I cannot say. We got to know Alexander and Mary when Mary refused to honor the betrothal agreement and marry Alexander, though he had every intention to marry her.
The untimely consummation was a means to the end: Alexander wanted to marry Mary out of tender feelings but he was also a commander of his men and was ultimately responsible for securing peace between the clans. He knew Mary’s father was not going to honor the betrothal agreement and didn’t think it made much difference, since it was his intention to go ahead with the marriage anyways. But Mary didn’t think so.
She was humiliated and felt betrayed, by a man she thought had feelings for her and she him. So we began the story by reading about how Mary escaped her father and Alexander. She was already pregnant and Alexander begged her to marry him, if not for his feelings but for the baby.
Mary refused most adamantly. How could she not? A broken heart cannot forgive. Mary’s father was evil and it was his intention from the beginning to break the betrothal between Mary and Alexander. What Mary and Alexander did gave him another weapon, he wanted Mary to testify in front of a council that their intimate relationship was the result of a rape.
If the council deemed it so Alexander would lose his title, his property, everything and naturally Mary so that Mary’s father can use her to placate yet another warrior. As angry and hurt as Mary was, she wasn’t about to implicate Alexander for something he didn’t do.
She finally agreed to marry Alexander, though reluctantly. Alexander was relieved and worried. He was relieved that Mary married him but he knew it would be a long time coming before Mary forgave him. So he was prepared for a long wait and did what he could to make Mary feel safe with him again.