Child of Aweby Kathryn Lynn Davis
Set amidst the wild beauty of the Scottish highlands, Child of Awe resonates with the heartfelt emotion, magnificent characters and rich sense of place that made Too Deep for Tears a national bestseller.Rich, romantic, utterly enchanting, Child of Awe takes us from the splendor of mist-covered glens to the brutal terrors of war, from the blazing hatred of ancient feuds to the glory of a new love unfolding... captivating us, heart and soul, with the master touch of a true storyteller.
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This book was well written and the story was wonderful. I have read many different stories set in Scotland and while each was good in its own way, this one was truly different and very engaging. I can't wait to travel to Scotland one day and view all the beautiful places that are written about here. Definitely a re-read!
A heady mixture of history, romance and the magic of Second Sight. Set in 16th Century Scotland, Muriella Calder, at a very young age, inherits her father's estate, leaving her the target of both her father's and her mother's clans as well as the powerful Campbell clan, whose leader, the Earl of Argyle, has been proclaimed her guardian. The Earl leaves her with her mother's family until she's old enough to wed, at which time he steals her away to become the bride of his second son, John, ensuring her fortune and lands will come to the Campbell clan. Muriella has the Second Sigh, for which she is both feared and revered by her husband's family. Her visions are terrifying and difficult for her to interpret, and they lead her to seek the counsel and understanding of a gypsy leader. Muriella's visions are an obstacle to trusting and falling in love with her husband for in the battle-filled world she inhabits, she can't afford to love and lose again. The castle and scenery of Scotland are flawlessly depicted and the reader is drawn, with bated breath, into a world of danger, intrigue and adventure. Katherine Lynn Davis' story is an intriguing mix of historical facts, long ago battles brought vividly to life, the passion of a time where life and death inter-mingle, and where love finds a way through honor, trust, strength of will and a leap of faith. The Child of Awe holds the magic of another age and time, but the story rings as true today as it would have long ago. I loved it!
*A wonderful read with many twists and turns...
An Amazing and Memorable Book By the circumstances of her birth, Muriella Calder is heiress to a great estate and considerable fortune. By order of the king, the child is put under the protection of the Earl of Argyll, who leaves her with her mother until it becomes clear that her mother’s family can no longer protect her from the Calder family who want the child out of the way so they can reclaim the estate. Barely ahead of the Calder forces, the earl’s son rides away with the girl while the earl’s brother holds off the Calders and buys them time to escape at the cost of his life. The earl plans to marry the girl to his second son. The book is more historical novel than romance, especially the first half, which focuses more on Muriella’s adaptation to her new home, new family, and the political maneuverings of the fifteenth century Scottish setting. Later in the story, the relationship between Muriella and John develops in subtle, richly rewarding fashion. A finely drawn variety of secondary characters add further depth to a well-told story. Based on actual people from Scotland’s history, the author does a wonderful job of bringing the period and the people, to life.
An Excellent well written book with a different type of story line which was captivating, I couldn't put it down.
This book made a special place for me. Right after I finished reading this wonderful book, my future husband came into my life and he is a Campbell and decendent of the Campbell's of Argyll. So, I already knew a bit about his family. Something that I find fascinating. Now, I am too a Campbell!