Child of the Mist

Child of the Mist

by Kathleen Morgan


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In the harsh Scottish highlands of 1565, superstition and treachery threaten a truce between rival clans. It's a weak truce at first, bound only by an arranged engagement between Anne MacGregor and Niall Campbell-the heirs of the feuding families.

While Niall wrestles with his suspicions about a traitor in his clan, Anne's actions do not go unnoticed. And as accusations of witchcraft abound, the strong and sometimes callous Campbell heir must fight for Anne's safety among disconcerted clan members. Meanwhile his own safety in threatened with the ever-present threat of someone who wants him dead.
Will Niall discover the traitor's identity in time? Can Anne find a way to fit into her new surroundings? Will the two learn to love each other despite the conflict? With a perfect mix of a burgeoning romance and thrilling suspense, this book is historical fiction at its best.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800759636
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/2005
Series: These Highland Hills Series , #1
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

Kathleen Morgan is the author of many books including All Good Gifts, The Christkindl's Gift, and the Brides of Culdee Creek series.

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Child of the Mist (These Highland Hills Series #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 852 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic, engrossing story of a young healer, Anne MacGregor, and a dark, tormented hero, Niall Campbell, who are forced together in an unlikely alliance to bring peace to their two feuding clans. Anne, however, is unjustly thought a witch by some and doesn't find life in Niall's home overly welcoming. And, as if an unwanted fiance isn't enough of a problem, Niall soon finds his own life in jeopardy when he assumes leadership of his clan. Fanatics, traitors, and those who pursue their own ambitions over what is right and good add to the ever rising suspense. I couldn't put this book down, and can't wait for it's sequel. Bravo, Kathleen Morgan! You've a winner with this one!
pepper-ann More than 1 year ago
this is a highlander with a who done it twist. i very much like the story and characters but beware of a lot of religious undertones to the story. if you like a clean highlander love story without sex then this is for you.
Courtney-Nicole More than 1 year ago
This book is definitely worth buying! From the start, Child of the Mist captivated me and kept me reading. The plot kept me guessing, the characters were interesting, and it was well-written. The whole book was spellbinding! Anne is a MacGregor and Niall is a Campbell. Their families have fought for years and finally a truce is formed: Anne will go to live with Niall for one year and at the end of that year they will marry. Both Anne and Niall are stubborn and even though they don't want to, they gradually fall in love. There are complications, however. Niall suspects that there is a traitor in his tribe, and he must protect his back everywhere he goes. Anne won't give up her practice of healing, and many accuse her of beings a witch. Will Niall and Anne be able to overcome all of the obstacles or will their love fail?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honestly I haven't read a book this quickly in years! I just wanted to keep reading once i was 10 or 15 pages in. I really appreciated the way the author recognized a relationship with God in the book, instead of the general idea of religion. Suggest to anyone who likes a mixture of intrigue, romance, and emotion!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great christian book with lots of action and love
ruby07 More than 1 year ago
This has to be my favorite book of all time. The way the main characters interact and respond to one another is captivating. The plot keeps you guessing the whole way and it is so easy to come to love these characters. The two following books in the series are just as good.
Amanda_L More than 1 year ago
As far as historical fiction goes, I am a huge fan, and this book did not disappoint. The characters were very compelling, and the storyline moved quickly. Overall, I would recommend this book to readers who like historical romance without all the sex. Very tasteful and a delightful read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story, but felt it lacked depth. I would of liked to have seen more information on the traitor and plot. The rwriting was good but not enough meat. Really enjoyed the lack of expliced sex
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just couldn't put it down. Bravo. Plenty details, twisting plot, and a magnificant journey. I give it 55 stars ;)
AlaskaGin More than 1 year ago
This book was an interesting experience for me. Generally I find myself disappointed with "Christian" fiction. This author did a wonderful job of pulling me in and via her characters posing great questions about how to best follow the Lord in circumstances that mean doing so could cost your life. Or worse that of another. Read it cover to cover without a break and will definitely be seeking out other books in the series. Well worth a read.
jp-tala More than 1 year ago
Good romance. Nothing explicit just good old fashion historical romance. But the story is compelling and I just had to see what happened in the end. Can't wait to see what else she writes.
Bandon More than 1 year ago
Having read all of Diana Gabaldon's books about Scotland, I read this bood and really enjoyed a similar kind of reading experience. Its not as full of detail as Gabaldon puts in her books, but that is a good thing. I usually will not read books with religious overtones, but this one was done with restraint on that score, except for the ending. If you are looking for a nice clean read with lots of romance, this is a good one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Drawn out a little more than it needed to be. More religous references than I think the story warranted. I much prefer Diana Gabaldon's novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The setting is a different time and place but the story of love and passion is what everyone wants to experience
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books i have read in a while so if you like heavy romance clean of sex scencs and a twist of danger this is a book for you and its kid freindly!
Kelly28 More than 1 year ago
This book started out pretty strong but then slowed down and got really boring. I didn't even finish it. Considering it was free, I guess I can't complain.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story very much. Once I started I couldn't stop reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing story!! I couldnt put it down! Its a must-read!!!!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A long standing feud between the MacGregors and the Campbells is put to rest by the hand fasting of chieftain MacGregors daughter Anne to the tanist of the Campbell clan Niall. Anne is a renouned healer in her clan but is forbidden from her practice when she joins the Campbells. Niall agrees to the hand fast but is still mourning the death of his wife and child in childbirth. During the one year hand fast they fall in love. This book has many twists and turns. Witchcraft and murder along with clan traitors prevail in the book. Kathleen Morgan has definitely written a four star novel and is a wonderful writer of the genre.JM
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was the best i just love it i would give it about1,000,000 stars LOVE,HOLLIE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highlanders, clan wars, witch hunts, what's not to love? It was fairly predictable but still entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bravo Kathleen Morgan! I really enjoyed this book from cover to cover. Hope to read many more of these Scotish Highland books. A must read!
Chastel More than 1 year ago
*One of the best series.. absolutely recommended
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I visited Scotland I loved the cities and the people. This book set in an earlier time is charming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The fight for power of a castle, clans and people is so complicated. A great romance, characters, plot and history of anciemt clans strivimg for life, power, family traditioms and peace.