Highland Wedding Mass Market Paperback – Nov 1 2007
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About the Author
Hannah Howell’s first book was published in 1988, and she has since published dozens of captivating romance novels, sometimes under the pseudonym Anna Jennet. She is widely admired for her breathtaking Scottish and English historical romance novels, such as the recent Highland Conqueror. Her website is www.hannahhowell.com.
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However, just a word of caution for those of you who have read Hannah's previous books - THIS IS A REPRINT - it was previously entitled Promised Passion.
Unfortunately the plot is not strong enough to keep the book going strong and it lost my interest. I did finish it but it was definitely not her best work. I will still buy her books and I am looking forward to "Highland Wolf" her next book due out soon.
Unfortunately, it's her people that are lacking here. I understand this is a reworking of an earlier book, maybe that accounts for its lack of punch. I certainly liked the character of Ian McLagan in "His Bonnie Bride" (he was the brother of the hero). But in this, his own story, the spark is just missing. I enjoyed catching up with Tavis, Storm and the rest of their families, but this is a trend I've seen in too many recent books (Mine til Midnight comes immediately to mind), where the intrusion of much loved characters from earlier books seems to be intended to divert the reader from the lack of substance in the current book.
I know not every book can be a home run; still, even the weaker books from her earlier series (including surprisingly enough the wonderful character of Payton Murray, whom HH took great pains through several books to make a fascinating character, fell flat in his own book) were rewarding in their own ways.
This one isn't awful, it's just sort of there, like Everest. And for the first time, one of HH's books will go into the "don't read again" pile. I'm hoping that "Highland Wolf", James' story will make up for the lack here. Again, HH created a wonderfully realized, fully dimensional character in James, Gillyanne's adopted brother, who was such a presence in "Highland Bride", one of my favorites.
Truthfully, anyone but Hannah Howell would have gotten less than 3 stars for this one, I'm afraid.
I definitely recommend this book, it's a real page-turner.