In Bride of the MacHugh, Speas transports you to the Scotland of James I and his Lieutenant in the Highlands, Archibald Campbell, Earl of. Bride of the MacHugh by Jan Cox Speas; 2 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Protected DAISY, In library. Results 1 – 21 of 21 Bride of the MacHugh by Speas, Jan Cox and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Sounds really good and normally right up my alley.

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Oct 23, Claudia Foglein-Goins rated it it was amazing. It pushed the romance into a corner for much of the book. I don’t know, the whole thing just didn’t FEEL like the s.

It was early in the seventeenth century in Scotland, and the men and women who lived, loved and fought then were no less stormy and unpredictable than the bridd events which caught them up and determined their fates. Mass Market Paperbackpages. From the day of her abduction by a band of rough horsemen till the day she fled the thick walls of her guardian’s castle, Elspeth’s fate was irrevocably linked with the Lamonds and with their friend, the MacHugh, whose name tje through these pages with the vigor of a clash of arms.


I was so annoyed by the heroine’s lack of choices and her docility throughout the story, when I didn’t mind that at all in My Love, My Enemy.

Nov 11, Naksed rated it liked it Shelves: H was just not my cuppa. As for the protagonists, Alex personified oc quintessential and charming alpha hero, while Elspeth exemplified the quietly stubborn heroine.

I still have a tattered hard bound book on my shelf and bring it out ever so often to read it again. I can’t seem to shake this reading funk.

The balance between the romance and the multiple skirmishes and goings on around MacHugh and Elspeth was not actually balanced at all. I am thrilled to have found it once again after 60 years. Trivia About Bride of the MacHugh.

Which leads me to a huge no no that was within this book, and the reason that I couldn’t give it five stars. I really did enjoy the history lesson even if I wasn’t as crazy about the two leads. Jul 14, Sherron rated it it was amazing Shelves: Elspeth put her hand against her cheek.

I’ll try to explain but it’s going to sound like I’m talking in circles When Elspeth arrives unexpectedly in Scotland and is abducted machugy orders of the “Black MacHugh,” the handsome laird of clan MacHugh, she takes him to task for his arrogance, and a spark ignites between these two strong-willed people.


I never felt lost, though a glance at a map of Scotland now and then is mwchugh for orientation. So began the hunt for this book. I’ll read it again at some point.

Bride of the MacHugh

On the other hand, the story is very good, Really a 4. They didn’t have it at the library, and the reviews were good, so I took a chance on a used copy from Amazon. The writing is simply beautiful.

And here comes the mess Scotland is so rich in history, and there is so much to tell, that no matter what, it’s always fascinating to me. Thanks for telling us about the machugb. Speas never preaches, but she explores values and challenges her characters with immutable truths and hard lessons.

To view it, click here. Want to Read saving…. Here is a picture of Fraoch Eilean, one of the major strongholds in the book: Mar 21, Regan Walker rated it it was amazing Shelves: