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In Bride of the MacHugh, Speas transports you to the Scotland of James I and his Lieutenant in the Highlands, Archibald Campbell, Earl of. Bride of the MacHugh by Jan Cox Speas; 2 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Protected DAISY, In library. Results 1 – 21 of 21 Bride of the MacHugh by Speas, Jan Cox and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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I’ve rated this based on a machughh of literary merit and on my enjoy “She had never thought her name lovely until she heard him say it, his warm Scots voice lingering softly over the word. This is one of my all-time favorite books.

To be fair, the amount that existed is in line with the conservative time period the novel was published in, and the book does straddle the line between historical fiction and historical romance closely. I usually prefer more fast-paced hride novels.

Mass Market Paperbackpages. And then there are the snowy battlements! It pushed the romance into a corner for much of the book.

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This is an oldie but a goodie. I’ve rated this based on a mix of literary merit and on my enjoyment, which is what I try to do with every book I read. I thought this was going to be a 5 star machuth for me. Sadly, that was not the case. Jul 22, Tiffany rated it liked it. Elspeth feels lost and alone amid these wild people, and she resents the feelings that she feels for the MacHugh leader. Sounds really good and normally right up my alley.

Bride of the MacHugh by Jan Cox Speas

Nov 10, A B rated it it was ok. That would have really been fun!

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Crazy I know, but I need this book! It’s as if the publisher found a well-researched but boring AF recount of a clan war and asked an unemployed wannabe romance writer to fluff it up into a romance – or shall I say fauxmance. Covers today do not have that much emotion in them.

It does nothing for me, what else can I say? Loved this back in the day! Elliott and Robert Frost. Jul 02, Duchess Nicole rated it really liked it Shelves: The balance between the romance and the multiple skirmishes and goings on around MacHugh and Elspeth was not actually balanced at all.

But in spite of the cliche elements but then, this book was written in the mids and probably started the clichesthe novel is a good historical, fast-paced, full of action hride interesting characters. This is a couple that not only lusts and loves but they understand each other with a look, they touch each other without physical contact.

I actually tend to like the historical novels Have read and reread this book. I have read literally thousands of books but remember very few fhe I remember this one! Her uncle, the powerful Archibald Campbell, Earl of Argyll, has plans to marry her off to a rich, titled man. There seems to be a certain stereotype with Scottish heros. I don’t regret reading this at all.

Or why he held a grudge against both Elspeth’s father and Alex, other than he resented their alliance with the MacDonald? It plodded along but in an interesting manner. My single complaint is the pacing is a tiny bit slow in spots but overall it’s a wonderful reading experience.

Jan Cox Spears writes extremely well. It seemed about years off. When life presents her with challenges and lessons, she meets them and learns, and thus grows as an individual and a woman. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. There’s an attempt to loop Elspeth into the conspiracy but it’s really boring. Here is a picture of Fraoch Eilean, one of the major strongholds in the book: The love scenes are fade to black which did not detract from my enjoyment hereand that also is somewhat of a pet peeve of mine, because I think that sex is vital to a relationship and it’s very hard for me to believe in passion without reading the evidence of it.


Dec 13, Luvs2read rated it it was amazing Shelves: I think the author did a very good job with her characters as well as the Scottish history and setting.

Oct 11, Faeriefolk15 rated it it was amazing. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment. I find at times that I take the best of what is available rather than the best that there is. Jul 27, CLM rated it it was amazing Shelves: There, she is kidnapped by one of those rebellious factions, the MacHugh clan, as they suspect her of being a spy for bdide kinsman, the reviled Earl of Argyll, who is bent on destroying the rebellious Highland clans for his King.

Bride of the MacHugh

Scotland, warrior hero, atmosphere, intrigue, what’s not to love, right? But along the way, she discovers she likes the Scots and the wilds of the Highlands—and she likes the MacHugh. I really did macjugh the history lesson even if I wasn’t as crazy about the two leads.