By Kate Hewitt
Escaped from work early tonight so I thought I would do a post. My son is now a married man. Things are returning to normal here. It has been beautiful here, sunny with mild temperatures.
This is another book that I read on my kindle from NetGalley. This was published November 20, 2013 by Kate Hewitt Limited. It was on my to read list for a while. It is book one of the Immigrants Trilogy. This book is an inexpensive read at 99 cents. It is 259 pages. Kate Hewitt has written many Harlequin Romance novels, but I have not read any of them yet.
The Highlands of Scotland, 1819: On the eve of his departure for the New World, Allan MacDougall asks his beloved Harriet to wait for his return, when he will be established and able to marry her. When his father discovers his intent he insists it is dishonourable, and so Allan must free Harriet from her promise even as he vows to remain faithful himself. Through years of hardship, heartache, tragedy, and betrayal, Allan and Harriet cling to the love that first brought them together–yet it is the treacherous doubts of their own hearts that could prove to be their undoing, and drive them farther apart than ever.
This is an easy quick read. It is predictable pioneer fiction with a happy ending. The novel is based on the real life events and letters of the writer’s relatives. It reminded me of the Little house on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls for some reason. I think the style is somewhat similar. I would call this light reading. The parts about immigration and starting a new homestead in a new place are interesting, but the romance part is sort of bland. It is not a strong romance story. There are no racy parts, it is a little bland. It does have many twists and turns of fate and in the end the main characters come out on top. There is to be a second novel called Another Country. It would be good for young readers and people interested in immigration. I would have liked a more exciting cover for this. A ship with the captain and maybe Allan and Harriet’s photos or pictures. It is well worth the 99 cents!! I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.