Wednesday, May 26, 2010

BLOG TOUR: "Highland Blessings" by Jennifer Hudson Taylor

BLOG TOUR: Godly Character Highlighted in “Highland Blessings” by Jennifer Hudson Taylor


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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.

Author: Jennifer Hudson Taylor
ISBN: 978-1-4267-0226-6/softcover/$13.99/May 2010
Jennifer writes historical & contemporary inspirational fiction set in Europe and the Carolinas. Her debut novel, Highland Blessings, will be released May 2010 by Abingdon Press. All of her novels include elements of faith, history, drama, suspense and romance. She dedicates everything she writes to the glory of God, the one who truly inspires her. She lives in North Carolina.

My Review:

When I first agreed to read Highland Blessings by Jennifer Hudson Taylor, I was a little apprehensive about the book because of the country setting and brogue issues. I am so glad I chose to read it! It was engaging the whole way through the book, and the whole storyline flowed naturally, particularly for the time era and country setting and clan rules, keeping me intrigued.

Akira had been jilted at the altar, kidnapped on her wedding day, and forced to wed another man from an opposing clan, one that had been feuding with her side of the family for a half-century.

Akira’s character was humble and yet strong and steady when necessary, dealing with all the emotions of the circumstances. She relied on the Lord to help her through each situation, and there were many intense moments from beginning to end! Bryce’s character was just as compelling, with his deep loyalty to promises he made and his tenderness amidst the tenacity and decisiveness needed for his clan position and enemy threats and murders.

Upon reading the book, I found some similar analogies of Akira to Esther and Joseph from the Old Testament, with testings and trials to bring out Akira and Bryce’s characters. The storyline will impress you. Jennifer is one fine writer! I highly recommend her book!

This book was provided free by Mark Yeh at Abingdon Press for my honest, personal review. I consider it a privilege to recommend good novels for your reading delight.

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