Monday, March 8, 2010

Highland Blessings by Jennifer Hudson Taylor ~ 4 stars

Highland Blessings
Jennifer Hudson Taylor
Highland series #1
Abingdon Press
About the book:
Highland warrior Bryce MacPhearson kidnaps Akira MacKenzie on her wedding day to honor a promise he made to his dying father. When he forces Akira to wed him, hoping to end a half-century feud between their clans, she struggles to overcome her anger and resentment. . .Yet her strength in the Lord becomes a witness to Bryce. But there is a traitor in their midst . . . and murder is the ultimate weapon.


My review:
(This is an ARC, so it’s not the final edited version.) I liked the book and think the story line was really good. Akira was just about a saint. I probably would have strangled Bryce. ;) The characters were great and the plot was great, but I would change a few things about the book. There were some places in the book that I would have talked about rather than mentioning in passing later. It seemed like there were some opportunities in the book to create tension or some other feeling and there wasn’t a scene for that part. It was just mentioned later on in the day or week. Also some of the scenes probably could have been a little more drawn-out than they were. Like when they catch the bad guy it is over a little too fast for me. I think this has tons of potential and I’m looking forward to reading the final version!

5 comments:

destrella said...

Thanks for the honest review. Hope the book is perfect when it's done. :O)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Great, honest review!!

Shirley R. said...

The story sounds promising, I look forward to seeing the final publication!

Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

Carman,

Thank you for taking the time to read Highland Blessings! With so much great Christian fiction out there to choose from, I feel honored.

Blessings,

Carman said...

destrella~ You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by and reading it! Me too! It has tons of great potential. :)

Carrie~ Thanks!

Shirley~ Me too!

Jennifer~ You're welcome! Thanks for having a copy sent to me. :)