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Keeping Kate

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    charming early eighteenth century romantic fantasy

    In 1728 Kate MacCarran like all the women of her clan, enjoys special fairy-like powers. Her particular skill is the ability to control men like a mythological siren. Currently, the Jacobyte supporter uses her gift to obtain information from English officers earning her the reputation as ¿Katie Hell¿. --- Fellow Scot, but British soldier Alec Frasier captures Kate. He plans to take her to Edinburgh, but must somehow avoid the spell that she casts on males to do her bidding. To her shock Kate feels Alec has cast a spell on her because she finds for the first time in her life she wants a man. Even more stunning is his ability to not succumb to her enchanting charm. As they travel together towards Edinburgh, both struggle to keep their growing feelings and needs for the other in line as neither wants to fall in love with the enemy. --- KEEPING KATE is a charming early eighteenth century romantic fantasy starring two likable protagonists struggling between their cause and their awareness of the other. Kiss Me Kate is a fabulous siren, who seems to have met her match or at least her soulmate in Alec who wants her more than anything he ever desired in his life, but tries to hide these gut level needs. Sarah Gabriel provides a delightful historical treat for sub-genre fans. --- Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2008


    For all Sarah Gabriel's education and expertise in history, 'Keeping Kate' is anything but a story taking place in the 18th century. The main characters, if not all, Alec Fraser and Kate MacCarran act and speak as 20th century transplants. All in all it is badly written 'erotica'. Ms Gabriel uses and abuses euphemisms to talk about handjobs, very lengthily at that. Colonel Grant, the 'villain' of the story, is as cartoonish as they come. He's a resentful drunkard that, as expected, will be ridiculed and humiliated by the dashing hero and her damsel in distress. Again, this book is just as cheesy as it is predictable. Don't bother!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2009

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    This is as silly as period chick-lit can get.
    You know exactly what will happen and, worse, how. The hero, Alec Fraser, will fall for the damsel in distress, Kate MacCarran, and heinous villain will try to destroy them.
    That's pretty much it.
    Oh, and there's quite a bit of very silly "erotica".

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