Child of the Mist (These Highland Hills #1) by Kathleen Morgan
Thoughts Before Reading:
I got this book free on BookBub, which can be a hit or a big miss. Let’s see how this one goes…
Scotland in the 16th century was a time when superstitions ran rampant and witches were burned.
Two families have warred for century and a new blood feud has arisen between Clan MacGregor and Clan Campbell. After a series of bloodshed between the two and the capture of the leader of the Campbells, the leader of the MacGregors has come up with a solution: unite the houses in matrimony.
Both parties are not happy about it, as Anne MacGregor is a feisty, independent woman who has been raised with the ideology that all Campbells are disgusting barbarians. Niall Campbell wants nothing to do with the MacGregors as he has been raised to hate them by birth.
However, both agree to wed as both have been trained from the womb that their people come first. It isn’t an easy marriage as both are upset they have no real say in the matter, they are from different cultures (Anne likes to do herbal remedies and roam about, the Campbells are extremely superstitious and don’t believe their women should go about on their own).
To make matters worse, Niall knows that the only way his men were lately ambushed and he was captured was that someone had betrayed him. And not just someone…it had to be his cousin or uncle or one of his closest friends. But which one?
Niall tries to figure out who betrayed him, while trying to protect Anne who isn’t fitting into the Campbell life.
But then Anne starts to fall in love with her husband and tries to do all she can to root out the betrayer and help her new people. Will Niall discover the betrayer in time? Or will Niall and Anne lose their lives before he can discover the truth?
Thoughts After Reading:
I thought this was really interesting until the jealousy and yelling of the main romantic lead really started to annoy me.
Plus the fact that if he and Anne just talked or if he bothered to talk to people instead of yelling, things might not have gotten so crazy. His yelling how he wasn’t a liar and her having to understand his “trust issues” just gave me flashbacks of my abusive ex-husband.
Plus it was super obvious who the betrayer was. It was like think, Niall think!!!
For more historical fiction mysteries, go to The Satapur Moonstone
For more witches, go to The View from Prince Street