As High As the Heavens

As High As the Heavens

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by Kathleen Morgan
     
 

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The year is 1568 and Mary, Queen of Scots, is imprisoned in Lochleven Castle. But Mary’s supporters, including noblewoman Heather Gordon, are planning a daring rescue.

In order to gain entry to the castle, they need to help of one man--a resident of a small cottage in the frigid Highlands who just happens to resemble someone with access to…  See more details below

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The year is 1568 and Mary, Queen of Scots, is imprisoned in Lochleven Castle. But Mary’s supporters, including noblewoman Heather Gordon, are planning a daring rescue.

In order to gain entry to the castle, they need to help of one man--a resident of a small cottage in the frigid Highlands who just happens to resemble someone with access to Lochleven.

Heather travels to the cottage as a tutor, determined to train this man to act the part of a nobleman in order to make their scheme a success. But in the close quarters of the cottage there is more afoot than political rebellion. And Heather is soon in danger of losing her heart and her head!

A suspenseful story of deceit and betrayal, love and secrets, this is a book you won’t want to miss.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014320764
Publisher:
Ten Talents Press
Publication date:
03/12/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
139,718
File size:
352 KB

Meet the Author

Kathleen Morgan is the award-winning author of over thirty novels, including the bestselling Brides of Culdee Creek series. She lives in Colorado.

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As High as the Heavens 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
[CAUTION: SPOILERS] I was interested in reading this book because of the plot the book was sold on. A rough and common Highlander must impersonate a nobleman in order to rescue Queen Mary of Scots, with a little romance on the side. However, I was quite disappointed in what the book turned out to be. Rather, it was more like: an obviously Mel-Gibson-based-hunk-man-hero can only think about kissing the most beautiful woman he's ever seen in his life, and, oh yeah- there's a plot in here somewhere. I personally believe that romance hinges on suspense. Although there is some of that, the characters confess their love for each other about a third of the way into the book, and then the rest of it is spent in them trying to figure out if the other loves them. (????) If you like romance novels, this book may interest you. I personally don't go in for the excessively romantic stories because I find that the romance is usually over done to the point it makes me laugh. I found this book often repetitive in it's conversations and many scenes seemed to not really have much of a point [for ex., Heather's fall in the pond and resultant sickness that was told in about 4 pages]. Descriptions were either repetitive, over done, or lame. This book would have had a good plot going for it. Yet, much of what could have made it more interesting was usually skipped over and summarized in a sentence or a chapter near the end of the book. I would have preferred reading more about what the Heather taught Duncan in their lessosns, and wished the author had elongated the part of Duncan's performance at Lochleven. If I were Heather, I would have felt miffed at the end of the story because Duncan never apologized for the way he acted. I really hate being negative about a book written about a contemporary author, so I will include some positives about it: Believable characters and great character development. For me, the story became more interesting in the last several chapters.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1568 illegitimate James Stewart claims the Scottish throne when he imprisons his half-sister Mary Queen of Scots in Lochleven Castle. Mary¿s loyal supporters are outraged by this affront and plot to rescue the woman they feel is the rightful English queen. --------------- One of Mary¿s most ardent defenders Lady Heather Gordon concocts a daring but dangerous scheme to liberate her Queen. To enter Lochleven, which is strongly guarded by usurper loyalists, she must persuade Duncan Mackenzie, who has lived his life in the wilds of the Highlands to masquerade as foppish Colin Stewart who has access to Castle. Pretending to be a tutor, she struggles to convince the rugged Duncan to abet her cause instead he wants nothing to do with the plot except that enables him to spend time with Heather who tries to teach him to be a fop.----------- AS HIGH AS THE HEAVENS is an engaging sixteenth century Scottish romance in which the male lead provides a fresh face. Heather is a heroic loyal person, but it is the outdoors craggy Duncan who makes the tale as she tries to polish the diamond in the rough by turning him into an aristocratic fop. Fans of the sub-genre will appreciate the tale of love between the tutor and the student with the royal intrigue in the backdrop.------------ Harriet Klausner
highland_lass More than 1 year ago
Kathleen Morgan weaves a wonderful tale in this story, it is worth reading again and again!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a romance story full of mystery, deceit, adventure, confusion, forgiveness, humor, and love. I enjoyed reading it and hope you will too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the part where Heather was looking after Duncan after he was hurt after having goneout to retrieve the stolen cattle.
ARShel More than 1 year ago
A llittle slow at the beginning but the adventure quickly picks up. The characters are very well developed I can clearly picture Duncan and Heather. This is a good clean romance with scripture a part of the characters lives without being "preachy". There is a clear right and wrong, good and bad with the right and good being based on biblical principles. It's so fun to "see" Heather and Duncan's love blossom and grow. The ending ties everything together without being cliche and there is a nice twist at the end that I never would have seen coming but doesn't come out of nowhere. I can go back and see the steps the author took to set up this twist but it's subtly done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A book about love that couldn't be, sacrifice and a self-serving father who would do anything, including risking his daughter's life, to satisfy himself. With her regained religious faith, she finally defies her father and goes with her heart.
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It was a great book
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