A Hundred Kisses

A Hundred Kisses

by Jean M. Grant

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Two wedding nights. Two dead husbands.

Deirdre MacCoinneach wishes to understand her unusual ability to sense others' lifeblood energies…and vows to discover if her gift killed the men she married. Her father's search for a new and unsuspecting suitor for Deirdre becomes complicated when rumors of witchcraft abound.

Under the façade of a trader, Alasdair Montgomerie travels to Uist with pivotal information for a Claimant seeking the Scottish throne. A ruthless baron hunts him and a dark past haunts him, leaving little room for alliances with a Highland laird or his tempting daughter.

Awestruck when she realizes that her unlikely travel companion is the man from her visions, a man whose thickly veiled emotions are buried beneath his burning lifeblood, Deirdre wonders if he, too, will die in her bed if she follows her father's orders. Amidst magic, superstition, and ghosts of the past, Alasdair and Deirdre find themselves falling together in a web of secrets and the curse of a hundred kisses…

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ISBN-13: 9781509214419
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Publication date: 05/17/2017
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.77(d)

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A Hundred Kisses 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
PPeters 9 months ago
A historical romance that takes place in the late late 13th century during Scotland's war with England and the rise of Robert the Bruce. Deirdre is cursed with two dead husbands, each of whom had died under mysterious circumstances right after she married each one. Pregnant by her second husband and as her father's heir, Deirdre's laird father scrambles to find her another spouse and sets his sights upon Aleck/Alistaire, an injured traveller on a secret mission for the Bruce. A sweet romance during the chaotic times of war when lairds were pushed to claim their allegiance to England or the Bruce. I enjoyed reading this book as well as the previous books within the series. Great storytelling! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jean Grant is an author to watch! This is the first time I opted to read a medieval romance, and I did so strictly because I had read this author’s blog and liked her writing style. The book did not disappoint. This novel drew me in with the first chapter and kept my attention throughout. (Full review at https://cyndiezahner.com/reviews/a-hundred-kisses/ .) This is the story of Deirdre MacCoinneach and her inability to keep a husband. Both her first and second husbands died on their wedding nights. But she loved neither. At a time when overthrowing the Scottish throne weighs heavy in the hearts of everyone around her, Deirdra meets a man she has long dreamed of, Alsdair Montgomerie. Years before, Alsdair’s mother burned at the stake for witchery. As Deidra and Alsdair begin falling for each other, readers find Alsdair is caught up in the efforts to overthrow the throne, and Deirdra has some witch-like abilities, herself. In this medieval twist, Alsdair and Deirdra set off for Uist together and become immersed in danger and turmoil. I can't convey how much I liked this author's style and pacing. Excellent read if you enjoy romance and/or medievil!
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
An original historical romance that will hold you spellbound and leave you warmly satisfied... A Hundred Kisses by Jean M. Grant is a lovely Scottish medieval romance intriguingly interlaced with magical elements and a lethal curse. The story swept me away from the very beginning. It is set in the turbulent Scottish Highlands as the thirteenth century is winding down. King Edward of England has invaded Scotland’s southern strongholds and is exerting pressure on King John to abdicate. Several Scottish nobles have stepped up to be contenders for the Scottish throne. Some of those contenders seek personal fortune and power, but a few truly love Scotland and aspire to Scotland’s independence. As the story opens, Alasdair Montgomerie, our hero traveling under a false identity, is on a critical mission for one of the Claimants seeking the Scottish throne. He is unfortunately injured and being pursued by a cruel nobleman who is determined to put a halt to Alasdair’s efforts – even if that requires ending Alasdair’s life. As Alasdair passes a lake, he sees a vision of a woman au naturel descending into the placid waters. When she doesn’t come back up, despite his injuries, he doesn’t hesitate; he rescues her. Surprisingly, she is not appreciative. Deirdre possesses the unusual ability to sense others’ lifeblood energies. She doesn’t understand how, but she fears that her gift somehow killed the two men she had previously married. Some are now calling her a witch, fearing her visionary gifts. Deirdre is desperate to learn more about her sensory abilities, but her mother, from whom she had inherited her gifts, died when she was young. When Deirdre discovers that her mother’s sister may still be alive, Deirdre is determined to find a way to visit her aunt. When she ascertains that Alasdair will be heading to the area where her aunt last resided, Alasdair becomes her ticket. Alasdair and Deirdre have an undeniably strong chemistry, but Deirdre fears that, if she sleeps with him, he will also die in her bed. Alasdair, scarred by a tragic childhood betrayal and driven by his deep love for Scotland, doesn’t believe in witches, magic or superstitions. Can the two let go of their pasts and learn to trust themselves and each other… before the past catches up with them? A Hundred Kisses is the first book Jean has ever published. She’s currently working on the prequel to A Hundred Kisses and a mainstream women’s fiction novel that she hopes to see published in the near future. I thoroughly enjoyed reading her bewitching debut and am excited to read more works by her in the future. A Hundred Kisses features two likable, genuine characters in a fascinating, well-written adventure. The romance is passionate and the tale is suspenseful. The author’s love of history and of Scotland shines vividly in her writing. If you enjoy reading original historical romances that will hold you spellbound and leave you warmly satisfied, I encourage you to check out A Hundred Kisses. My full review is published at Reading Between the Wines Book Club. Please check it out there!
barbarasl More than 1 year ago
A great book to just relax and lose yourself in. History, romance, some magic - the perfect mix for summertime reading. A very enjoyable story that didn't always go where you expected.
Raine23611 More than 1 year ago
Perfect poolside reading material. What's not to love? A dashing hero running from a past (that inevitably tries to catch up to him), a cursed heroine (who can sense life forces), and Scottish history reminiscent of Braveheart! (But more historically accurate. There were no kilts!) An intriguing story and an entertaining read! Definitely would recommend this book to anyone who loves romance, Scotland, or history! Supernatural twist was a bonus! (And I'll read this one more than once for sure!)