The Taming of Shaw MacCade

The Taming of Shaw MacCade

by Judith French
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The Taming of Shaw MacCade 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The MacCade and the Raeburn families had feuded for generations. After being away four years Shaw MacCade returned to his family in Missouri and found the feud as strong as ever. When Shaw learned his brother, Laird, was dead he was livid! Worse, everyone, except the jury, believed Laird's killer was Campbell Raeburn! The only thing that kept Shaw from killing Campbell was Rebecca Raeburn!

Shaw and Becca, even knowing their families would be furious, had grown up as friends. Now they found themselves in love with each other. However, the Raeburns believed Shaw had gotten Eve (Rebecca's sister) pregnant before he ran off to California for four years and the MacCade's believed Campbell had murdered Laird. Rebecca decided to find Even in Saint Louis to learn who the father of Jamie really was. At least one mystery could be solved. Shaw followed her. Both knew that if they gave into their love for each other, the feud could escalate into a blood bath!

**** Judith E. French has a master talent of telling a story so that the Reader can understand both sides of a problem. I could sympathize with the MacCades and the Raeburns! This tale starts out with a punch and has many twists to keep the Reader glued to the pages! Recommended! ****
harstan More than 1 year ago
Everyone thought Shaw MacCade had died, but in 1849, Shaw returns home to Angel Falls, Missouri only to receive a nasty dunking by his childhood friend Becca Raeburn. He later learns that her sister Eve accused him of being the father of her son. He denies that, but Becca does not trust nor believe him. Shaw¿s return also reheats the feud between the MacCades and the Raeburns that started four centuries ago in Scotland. Shaw begins to persuade Becca that maybe he is not the father of her nephew.

Needing to know the truth about Eve and to see if her exiled sister is okay, Becca travels to St. Louis. In Jefferson City, Shaw catches up to her and they marry, but she knows it cannot last because she has a responsibility to her family who would never accept a MacCade. Still, they make love before going on to St. Louis. They find an ailing Eve whose son was sold by a local preacher to a wagon train. Though she knows that her beloved did not sire her nephew, Becca knows love is not strong enough to stop the feud from destroying her happiness.

Award winning Judith E. French relocates the feuding Scottish clans from their homeland and intriguingly moves them into the American heartland with a powerful tale. Due to the feud and the cross-star love aspect of the lead couple, the story line is packed with excitement. Becca and Shaw are wonderful characters struggling to make a loving relationship surmount the impossible merger of a MacCade with a Raeburn. Sub-genre readers will take pleasure from this warm novel.

Harriet Klausner