Far Horizons

Far Horizons

3.8 124
by Kate Hewitt

The Highlands of Scotland, 1819: On the eve of his departure for the New World, Allan MacDougall asks his beloved Harriet to wait for his return, when he will be established and able to marry her. When his father discovers his intent he insists it is dishonourable, and so Allan must free Harriet from her promise even as he vows to remain faithful himself. Through


The Highlands of Scotland, 1819: On the eve of his departure for the New World, Allan MacDougall asks his beloved Harriet to wait for his return, when he will be established and able to marry her. When his father discovers his intent he insists it is dishonourable, and so Allan must free Harriet from her promise even as he vows to remain faithful himself. Through years of hardship, heartache, tragedy, and betrayal, Allan and Harriet cling to the love that first brought them together--yet it is the treacherous doubts of their own hearts that could prove to be their undoing, and drive them farther apart than ever.

Far Horizons is a sweeping saga of that will take you from the Highlands of Scotland to the untamed Canadian wilderness and the bustling streets of Boston. Based on actual love letters, it celebrates the strength of a promise and the enduring power of love. Written by USA Today bestselling author Kate Hewitt, and Book One of The Emigrants Trilogy.

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Kate Hewitt
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Emigrants Trilogy , #1
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Kate Hewitt has been writing creatively since she was five years old. She wrote a lot of angst-ridden poetry in high school, and then moved onto writing and directing plays about the meaning of life while in college. After her first child was born she began to write short stories--the perfect amount of words to complete during nap time. After selling over 200 short stories to various women's magazines around the world, she started to write for Harlequin Mills & Boon, a long-held dream. She has written over 20 romances for Harlequin Presents, and has been both a RITA and Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice finalist. She has also written several historical novels for a UK publisher. After living in both Yorkshire and New York City, she now resides on the remote coast of Cumbria with her husband, four children, and a Golden Retriever puppy.

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Far Horizons 3.8 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 124 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! I usually don't leave reviews, but this book is amazing. The author had managed to get a handful of emotions out of me, tears and laughter. It has clean language, and a well-thought out plot. I recommend this book to those who like adventure yet want a love story tied in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic. What a tear jerker. I was on the edge of my seat through the end. Not your typical historical romance which is refreshing. I felt the character's struggles as they dealt with the challenges life sent their way. Very well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Clean language. Enjoyed it alot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Almost 600 free pages and worth every one. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters and the ups and downs of the plot. Can't complain about the typos too much, free ebook. Wish the dialect had been more suited towards Scottish but again, free ebook, main complaint is towards B&N.....they don't have the 2nd book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fascinating story of adventure and romance ! Clean language and good morals. This historical novel is based on the authors family history. I plan to read the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally loved this book.. i need the second book "Another Country"... couldnt put it down.. love ut thanx.
dental_lady More than 1 year ago
Easy to read story portrays life in frontier America through the eyes of Irish immigrates as they adjust to changed social status. Enough detail to make the reader feel the emotions of the characters without heavy plodding.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the way Kate Hewitt writes. I am trying to find the sequel.
JenLeh More than 1 year ago
This is a sweet romance, that has it's premise based on historical fact. While most of it is predictable, the realism of the settings and the characters makes it an interesting read. I enjoyed it. It moved quickly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very much enjoyed this book and the journey it took me on. Even more interesting is that it is loosely based on the authors ancestors. Want to read more of the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me interested. Sad Barnes and Noble does not have the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was pleasantly surprised by this book, and now trying to find the second in the series in the e-book format.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Phenomenal read, and for FREE??!! A very high quality novel of love, loss, and adventure! Do not miss this read!
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Maria Book provided by contest win at Romance Book Haven blog Review originally posted at Romancing the Book This is a gentle historical romance, set back in the early nineteenth century when Scottish settlers were traveling out to Canada in a sort of exodus. Using actual letters written by her ancestors and interweaving fact and a little bit of fiction, Kate Hewitt gives us, in the form of a novel, the story of two related families, the Campbells and the MacDougalls as they make their way from the Isle of Mull in Scotland to the new world, or the new Scotland, in Nova Scotia in Canada. This is no saccharine tale. The hardships faced by the settlers were very real indeed. Leaving their roots in the Scottish wilderness and its reassuring familiarity, they moved towards the new world with it’s unknown perils and extreme weather conditions. No doubt, a better life awaited them in many cases, but they had to travel through seas of hardship and peril to get to their promised land. There was also the agony of separation from loved ones. A six week journey overseas, then dependence on occasional sailings to send letters home – letters which would take as long to reach as the voyage did. Sometimes it took up to a year for a letter to reach and be answered. It sounds so very strange in this world of Skype and Facebook. Living as I do in India, I can speak every day to my mother in Dublin if I wish and also to my lovely Indian niece who has recently relocated to Cincinnati, USA for studies. As mentioned earlier, this is a gentle love story, from what seems like such a different world to that of today. It’s not a world of panting, gasping love scenes. It’s a world where promises meant something, where your word was your bond. Yes, there is tension and jealousy, but above all, a sense of honor. On the eve of his departure for the new world, young Allan MacDougall asks his sweetheart Harriet Campbell to wait for him and be his bride when he has succeeded in becoming a man of property. She readily agrees, knowing the value of his promise, yet he honorably releases her from the obligation to wait for him on the grounds that he is asking too much. At the same time Allan’s sister Margaret falls in love with Henry Moore, a Boston sea captain whose work takes him back to the USA and the Caribbean. I have to admit that wondering if these couples would succeed in making their dream a reality was the hook which kept me coming back to this book again and again. It’s basically a story of simple, hard working Presbyterian folk, in search of their promised land, a new life, the fulfillment of their dreams. A sentimental story, lovingly told. Highly recommended for readers of historical fiction and family sagas and anyone with an interest in Scottish and north American history. Favorite Quote:  The sea was calm tonight. Harriet Campbell stared across its flat grey surface and wondered how far The Economy of Aberdeen had traveled in one day. There wasn’t much wind. Perhaps it was still close to shore, nestled among the green curves of the inner Hebrides, waiting for the wind to pick up and take her to the New World, the New Scotland.
Raskolnikow More than 1 year ago
I was looking for a book to fill the time, and chose this book largely on a whim, but also on the promise of its historical background for my "carrot'' of interest. Although, as other reviewers noted, I found segments of Harlequin Romance infused into the story, I also think the author did so in a subtle and dignified manner, and that was not entirely distracting. Miss Hewitt made those segments less the story and more the glue that furthered the destiny of the characters. Unlike other reviewers, I found the story not “too predictable,” and found, instead, the links to historical events, particularly in the "old world,” if not all outright interesting, mildly amusing. This is an enjoyable quick read, enough that I am anticipating “Another Country,” the second installment in the saga. The main reason for the “Good” rating is that in this type of novels I look for considerable historical “fillers” on the circumstances surrounding the events. This is something that unfortunately is mainly lacking in “Far Horizons.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the story but, where the hell was the editor?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable read. Some typos, wrong name used. Story line was good, characters were very interesting, and a couple of surprises thrown in for good measure. I would read this author's work again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like historical fiction romance this is an excellent book. Written well with interesting characters and an unforgetable plot. I enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read now waiting to read the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book. Clean language. Recommend this book good story line.
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Liked the use of Scotish words or phrases, helping the reader feel a part of the story. Story progresses well except where some info is left out, leaving one to wonder why. Example: How did Allen manage to find Harriot & her friend in a cabin in the middle of knowhere? Interesting story, none the less.