Rebellion (MacGregors Series #6)

Rebellion (MacGregors Series #6)

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by Nora Roberts
     
 

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Scotland, 1745. Against the bloody background of the Battle of Culloden, another war was waged and won—the price was honor, the victory, love.

Scottish beauty Serena MacGregor's hatred of all English began as a child when she watched as a band of Englishmen attacked her mother. Her brother's friend Brigham Langston was no exception to Serena's

Overview

Scotland, 1745. Against the bloody background of the Battle of Culloden, another war was waged and won—the price was honor, the victory, love.

Scottish beauty Serena MacGregor's hatred of all English began as a child when she watched as a band of Englishmen attacked her mother. Her brother's friend Brigham Langston was no exception to Serena's loathing—despite his supposed loyalty to the Scottish cause…and his good looks.

Although Brigham eventually proves himself worthy of the MacGregor family's respect, Serena is still reluctant to abandon her hatred for him and his heritage. But Brigham has other plans. Serena has captivated him with her beauty, her passion for life and commitment to her beliefs—and he refuses to let her antagonistic attitude keep him from winning her. And Serena must learn to open her mind—as Brigham opens his heart—to see the true love awaiting her.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780373286041
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
07/28/1988
Series:
MacGregors Series , #6

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London, 1745

Brigham Langston, the fourth earl of Ashburn, sat at breakfast in his elegant town house and frowned over the letter. It was certainly one he'd been expecting, one he'd been waiting and watching for. Now that it was here, he read each word carefully, his gray eyes serious and his full mouth firm. It wasn't often a man received a letter that could change his life.

"Damn it, Brig, how long are you going to keep me waiting?" Coll MacGregor, the quick-tempered, redheaded Scot who had been Brigham's companion on certain journeys through Italy and France, seemed unable to sit quietly while Brigham read.

In answer, Brigham merely lifted one narrow hand, white-skinned and foaming with lace at the wrist. He was accustomed to Coll's outbursts, and for the most part enjoyed them. But this time, this very important time, he would hold his friend off until he'd read the letter through again.

"It's from him, is it not? Damn you to hell and back, it is from him. From the Prince." Coll pushed away from the table to pace. Only the manners hammered into him by his mother kept him from tearing the letter from Brigham's hand. Although the knowledge that, despite the difference in size and girth, Brigham could hold his own in a fight might also have played a certain role in his decision. "I've as much right as you."

Brigham looked up at that, letting his gaze pass over the man who was now striding around the small salon with enough force to make the china rattle. Though his muscles were tense and his mind was shooting off in a dozen directions, Brigham's voice was mild.

"Of course you do, but the letter is, nonetheless, addressed to me."

"Only because it's easier tosmuggle a letter to the high-and-mighty English earl of Ashburn than it is to a MacGregor. We're all under suspicion of being rebels in Scotland." Coll's sharp green eyes were alight with challenge. When Brigham merely returned to the letter, Coll swore again and dropped into his chair. "You're enough to try a man's soul."

"Thank you." Setting the letter beside his plate, Brigham poured more coffee. His hand was as steady as it was when he gripped the hilt of a sword or the butt of a pistol. And, indeed, this letter was a weapon of war. "You are quite right on all counts, my dear. The letter is from Prince Charles." Brigham sipped his coffee.

"Well, what does he say?"

When Brigham indicated the letter with a wave of his hand, Coll pounced on it. The missive was written in French, and though his command of the language was not as good as Brigham's, he struggled through it.


Meet the Author

With more than 500 million copies of her books in print, it’s no wonder The New Yorker has dubbed Nora Roberts "America’s favorite novelist." She is the bestselling author of more than 200 books, including The Liar, The Collector, The MacGregors trilogy, Dark Witch, and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J. D. Robb.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Keedysville, Maryland
Date of Birth:
1950
Place of Birth:
Silver Spring, Maryland
Website:
http://www.noraroberts.com/

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Rebellion (MacGregors Series #6) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nora Robert's, Rebellion, is a romantic love story with a twist. It is 1745, an era in which the English despise the Scotts for their want of freedom from the British government. On a normal Scotland afternoon, while Mr. MacGregor is out hunting with his son, Coll, and some friends, a group of English soldiers approach the MacGregor's house. They are looking to arrest Mr. MacGregor for a crime he did not committ. In his defense, Mrs. MacGregor pleads that her husband is an innocent man, but this only leads her to being raped by one of the soldiers known as Captian Standish. Standing at the top of the stairs, in complete and utter bewilderment, is Serena, who sees everything. That day she swears to show no mercy to any English man who dares cross her path. Ironically, her brother's british friend, Brigham Langston, is invited to stay at the MacGregor's home to help them and fellow Scotts fight the British regime, in hopes to gain Scotland's independence. As days pass, Serena begins to have feelings for Brigham, but struggles to keep an open mind with him due to his heritage. Though Serena continuely sticks with her beliefs and opinions about the British men, Brigham stops at nothing to try and win her heart. As the rebellion draws near their relationship is put at stake. The price of winning this war is honor, the victory, love. Will Serena and her British lover beat all odds and save their passionate yet unstable relaitonship?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rebellion was the very first Nora Roberts book I ever read! And I absolutely loved it! I love all of her stories! I recently reread Rebellion, after a few years of having not read it, and I still love it just as much as the day I first read it. It remains to this day, my very favorite Nora Roberts book. She is such an amazing writer and this is such a fantastic story. I loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book it's the first book I've picked up in awhile and I haven't really read that many romance novels,but this particular book was just beautiful! The way the two main characters try to fight the fact that there in love only to succumb to it in the end and realize that they're meant to be it's beautiful! Love just doesn't really happen that way any more! I especially find the era in which this book is set to be romantic and scary it's really hard to explain! However on another note if your still having doubts on whether to read this book my husband also enjoyed it as a whole, it has action,comedy and romance if you ask me it would definetly make an amazing movie. Especially seeing as how there really aren't any True romance movies in todays society!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book at the airport. It was such a wonderful romantic story that it kept me enthralled through a 2 hour flight delay, and the 2 hour flight! Very sexy, very romantic. Great job, Nora Roberts!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I have read from Nora Roberts, and have been hooked ever since. I now have 12 of her books and still buying more. Nora is a great writer. Keep it up Nora!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was not much of a reader until I read Rebellion by Nora. I was hooked as soon as I started reading. I now collect all of her books, including her J.D. Robb series. All her books contain the perfect recipe for a great read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I always loved reading. For I live in Austria I never had the opportunity to read books written by English/American Authors. Now I am in America with a Highschoolexchangeprogram and as a bookfanatic I read every book I can find that could be interesting. Even though Romantic novels are usually not my favorites I was really intrigued when I read Rebellion. I read it in one night. After that I couldn't wait to read other Roberts books. I just finished number 3 and I'm sure many will follow! But I think that Rebellion is especially good because you feel set back in time and you can live through the roots of generations of a fascinating family. And thats why I think it would be interesting too if there would be more novels from the time back when there were no such things as cars and TV. You can identify with the characters and because there are so many different ones in the macgregor clan I'm sure everybody will find one to identify with. Although I think that it is unreal that every character in her books always finds someone who they spend the rest of their lives with it is nice to dream of it. And her special style glues the book to your fingers. I'm the witness. I tried to put the book down. Impossible! Just keep the work up, Nora! As long as you keep writing books I know I will always have readingmaterial! Just wish me luck, that I find your books when I'm back in Austria. :o)
LisaRap More than 1 year ago
just a nice story to read on a rainy day.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is absoultly my favorite book of all time!!! Any one with any romantic tastes would enjoy this book. I read it over and over agian. The front cover is falling off of my copy!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started reading this book in on the ride to vacation, and I couldn't put it down..I ended up reading for two days straight even after I was at a beautiful lakefront cabin. It diffently holds your attention.
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Spellbinding. I can't put her books down once I start to read. Wish we had one per week from her!!!