Highland Crossings

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Head to historic North Carolina where a brooch unites the lives and loves of four women. Dangerous accusations force Seona to leave Scotland with the brooch in tow, but will she find peace before her past is revealed? Years later, Fiona hopes to recover the brooch only to wind up on the whipping block. Can she trust the man who comes to her rescue? Seren sells the brooch to open a confectionery, but will the precious heirloom be lost to a hopeless dream? When the brooch is stolen, can Brynna reclaim it before she...

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Overview

Head to historic North Carolina where a brooch unites the lives and loves of four women. Dangerous accusations force Seona to leave Scotland with the brooch in tow, but will she find peace before her past is revealed? Years later, Fiona hopes to recover the brooch only to wind up on the whipping block. Can she trust the man who comes to her rescue? Seren sells the brooch to open a confectionery, but will the precious heirloom be lost to a hopeless dream? When the brooch is stolen, can Brynna reclaim it before she loses something even more valuable?

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Editorial Reviews

Kathy Warth

I enjoyed reading and getting to know these personable and well developed characters. Each gifted author adds her own personal touch to four interacting progressive storylines. These can be read in one sitting or broken up into more. If I had to pick a favorite I it would be Sugarplum Hearts. I was entertained by these well written romantic and suspenseful novellas and had a hard time putting the stories down! I found the overall message inspiring and would recommend this book to others.  
BOOKED UP - Litter Pages

I give this book 4 stars. It was nice to see the clear connections between the four girls and understand their place in their family history. I've read books where this has failed miserably and leaves you guessing. I also included the Young Adult tag as this anthology is suitable for that reader.
Blogspot.com - Miss Pippi the Librarian

If you like a nice quick read, Barbour creates fantastic 4-in-1 books like this one. If you enjoy stories set around the early years of the United States or if you enjoy stories with a highland twist, this collection is for you!
BOOKED UP

I give this book 4 stars. It was nice to see the clear connections between the four girls and understand their place in their family history. I've read books where this has failed miserably and leaves you guessing. I also included the Young Adult tag as this anthology is suitable for that reader.

— Litter Pages

Booked Up
I give this book 4 stars. It was nice to see the clear connections between the four girls and understand their place in their family history. I've read books where this has failed miserably and leaves you guessing. I also included the Young Adult tag as this anthology is suitable for that reader.

— Litter Pages

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616266448
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Series: Romancing America
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 806,503
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning author LAURIE ALICE EAKES has always loved books. When she ran out of available stories to entertain and encourage her, she began creating her own tales of love and adventure. In 2006 she celebrated the publication of her first hardcover novel. Much to her astonishment and delight, it won the National Readers Choice Award. Besides writing, she teaches classes to other writers, mainly on research, something she enjoys nearly as much as creating characters and their exploits. A graduate of Asbury College and Seton Hill University, she lives in Texas with her husband and sundry animals.

PAMELA GRIFFIN lives in Texas with her family. She fully gave her life to Christ in 1988 after a rebellious young adulthood and owes the fact that she’s still alive today to an all-loving and forgiving God and to a mother who steadfastly prayed and had faith that God could bring her wayward daughter “home.” Pamela’s main goal in writing Christian romance is to help and encourage those who do know the Lord and to plant a seed of hope in those who don’t.

Jennifer Hudson Taylor is an award-winning author of historical Christian fiction and a speaker on topics of faith, writing, and publishing. Jennifer graduated from Elon University with a B.A. in Journalism. When she isn’t writing, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, genealogy, and reading.

RWA-FHL Chapter President Gina Welborn worked in news radio scripting copy until she took up writing romances. Mercy Mild is her third Barbour novella. A moderately obsessive fan of Community and Once Upon a Time, Gina lives in Oklahoma with her pastor husband, their five Okie-Hokie children, a rabbit named Hobbit, and two Lab mixes that don’t retrieve much of anything.

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  • Posted March 14, 2012

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    I love historical fiction. If you can wrap romance up in it, all

    I love historical fiction. If you can wrap romance up in it, all the better. Highland Crossings is actually 4 stories that follows a brooch through four different generations from Scotland to America. The brooch ties all three stories together nicely. In “Healer of My Heart” Serena is accused of being a thief. She sneaks aboard the Thistle, a ship headed for America. She is caught by Colin Campbell who recognizes her healing abilities. He saves her because she uses her skills to help a family member. When they reach North Carolina his cousin Isabel welcomes her. Although she and Colin are attracted to each other, can she trust him with not only her life but her heart?

    In “Printed on My Heart” we meet Seona’s cousin Fiona. She finds herself being punished for being unemployed. In my opinion, whipping someone for not having a job was absolutely sadistic. She was rescued by Owain. She becomes their indentured servant. She begins to find love with Owain and with God.

    In “Sugarplum Hearts” Seren Cardew has come to possess the brooch. She sells it to open a candy shop. Finley Sinclair thinks he is God’s gift to women. He wants a simple life and he wants it with Seren. He proposes a deal with her to promote her confectioneries and benefit himself. First he has to win over Seren who doesn’t see him as God’s gift to women.

    The last story “Hearts Inheritance” we find Brynna Sinclair, lover of all things historical. She wants to open a museum. Her sister is currently in possession of the brooch. It doesn’t seem fair since she is the one who loves history. Enter Niall Cameron who has received an inheritance from his uncle. When his plans clash with Brynna’s, a woman he is falling for he decides he must find a way to get on her good side. When the brooch is stolen, he decides this might be the opportunity he was looking for.

    All four of these stories were wonderfully told. They carry with them lessons of healing, trust, love, relationships with people and God. I had not read anything by any of these authors before this book. It was a wonderful way to be introduced to four wonderful authors. This book along with others they have written are a must read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2012

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    Good Read

    This is the 2nd book of the series Romancing America that I have read and I really like them. They are a group of shorter stories but they fit together in such a way that it seems like one book. I am looking forward to reading more of these books.

    What I liked: The first story starts out in Scotland with Seona. She sails to the new world to get away from certain death. Along the way she finds love and we learn about the early settlements of America. Each story has different plots and characters but builds on the story before it some. It’s also the same family just generations forward. A good read.

    What I did not like: The last two stories the two main characters did not know each other very long at all or spend a lot of time together yet they fell in love very fast. Just not as believable as the first two stories where there was more time (story would jump forward weeks or months) for the characters to interact.

    Over all I liked this book and recommend this book. It’s an easy and quick read which can be nice when your looking for something not as deep as a regular novel.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 17, 2012

    Excellent Collection of Inspirational Romance Novellas!

    Laurie Alice Eakes, Pamela Griffin, Jennifer Hudson Taylor, and Gina Welborn did a fabulous job on this collection!

    Highland Crossing is a four-novella collection of Scottish immigrants, centered around an heirloom brooch.

    Healer of My Heart, By Pamela Griffin
    1739 - To keep from being killed, Seona sneaks aboard a ship sailing to America. A healer, on the crossing she saves Colin’s brother. When they reach the colony of North Carolina, Colin brings her under his wing, placing her in a home near his in an isolated settlement. I love this novella and felt like Pamela took me right to the backwoods of colonial North Carolina. Wonderful love story by a fabulous story-teller!

    1758 - Printed on My Heart, By Laurie Alice Eakes
    The really fun part of reading this novella was that I took Laurie Alice around Colonial Williamsburg, with Gina, last year when she interviewed the printer there. Laurie Alice is blind but the reader would never know that reading her work. This novella is yet another example of this author’s ability to pack a shorter book (novella) with unbelievable details without sacrificing the integrity of the story. Laurie Alice has you loving poor Fiona and her hero Owain before you can say “I do”!!!


    1789 – Sugarplum Hearts, By Gina Welborn
    Seren Cardew is a candy maker. Finley Sinclair, a new immigrant from Scotland, aspires to become a broker. Except that he has no clients! These two were made for each other!

    This is Gina Welborn’s debut. Well done, Gina!

    1815 - Heart’s Inheritance, By Jennifer Hudson Taylor

    Brynna Sinclair aspires to bring a museum to her town and cherishes history. She likes things to stay as they are. When Niall Cameron, a new Scottish immigrant, takes over at her workplace, she is sure his changes will bring ruin to the community. When he buys a building that Brynna has coveted for a museum, sparks fly.

    Jennifer Hudson Taylor has two other Scottish trade length books under her belt and it shows in her knowledge. She also lives in North Carolina, where the story is set!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    Must read

    This book is a great collection of stories about God's love and faithfulness. The characters were delightful. Each story had a great plot. And the best part was the heroines end up with the men that God had specifically chose for each of them. Great read!

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