Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Macgregor’s Daughter

Title: The Macgregor’s Daughter
Author: Dee Julian
Publisher: Wild Child Publishing
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ISBN: 978-1-935013-87-7
Genre: {M/F} Historical
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx

Dreya Macgregor has lost both parents, or so she has been led to believe most of her life. Now she learns that the Macgregor, the clan leader is her real father. Her mother lied to her about who her real father was because of their cultural differences. When she finds herself accused of spying by the Marquis of Canderlay, she has to escape prison before going before the King and runs into Canderlay while getting away. She only wants her father back from his supply trip, and is willing to let Lucian go because of her feelings for him.

Lucian Adams, Marquis of Canderlay, has found himself in the position of lackey to the King of England and he doesn’t like it one bit. Thanks to his father’s gambling debt, he now must search out smugglers for the king and finds the job distasteful. Little did he know that he would find himself at the mercy of the very person he accused of spying, five years later. What he does to save Dreya confuses her father, the Macgregor and himself, because he refused to accept his true feelings about her.

The Macgregor’s Daughter is a very adventurous story that is inspiring to those who love the sea life. There is so much going on, I had to really pay close attention and I am still a little confused by one particular part of Dreya’s life. Although she is a hellion with the personality to go with it, she has a heart of gold when it comes to the people of her father’s clan and anyone in trouble. The loyalty displayed by the characters was touching and, sometimes unwarranted.

This is the first book I have read by Ms. Julian, and I find myself wanting to read more from her. She created a truly amazing story of espionage, murder, love, and pirates that had me captivated throughout the story. It took me a little time to hone in on the Scottish burr that was spoken but encouraged me to plan a visit to Scotland in the near future. The secondary characters really added a lot to the plot of the story and the clan healer is an important fixture. If you are looking for adventure, you have found it. Read and enjoy.

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