Setting: Scotland, 1807 + 1816 Genre: Romance Narration: Mary Jane Wells does very well with this story. She doesn't have a very wide range, b..Show More »ut since there's more telling than showing in this book, that doesn't matter much. It's hard to explain, but I will look for other books she has narrated. The problem with this book is that the plot is muddied by the fact that it involves 5 people, and the novel involves points of view from 4 (and sometimes 5) of them. Though not quite omniscient in point of view, it is still distracting. Because of this, it is difficult to know the characters beyond the situation. Perhaps if it was longer, it would have been better. But it was interesting enough that I didn't give it back. So... Lady Tara runs back to Scotland, jilting Blake Stephens. He follows and her father decides that banns will be called in the local kirk. Tara has come back because she is in love with her childhood sweetheart. Rory, however, is engaged to Jane. Tara decides to pursue him anyway. Meanwhile, Blake meets her sister, Aileen, and finds himself fascinated. What we do learn is how the characters, Tara, Blake, Aileen, Rory, and Jane, deal with the situation. I suppose, if you can get beyond the slight confusion of 4 points of view, this is worth the time, and credit.
The heroine Sabrina was fantastic. I wish all authors would write a strong, smart and evolved character. I really liked that she was introspective an..Show More »d grew as a person through her interaction with other characters. It is great to experience that kind of personal growth that moves/changes a character. The events of her life were impactful and caused her to revise her understanding of herself. It was a great lesson, as so many of her issues ( especially when a woman puts everyone else first and herself last) resonated strongly with me.