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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Once Upon a Tartan by Grace Burrowes

So, I finished Once Upon a Tartan by Grace Burrowes. Which this happens to be book 2 of the MacGregor Trilogy. The story focus on Fiona MacGregor, Hester Daniels, and Tiberius Flynn (Tye), Earl of the Spathfoy heir of Marquis of Quinworth.

Basically, Tye was order by his father to go collect his brothers child, Fiona MacGregor, and bring to be cared by her paternal grandparents. Tye believed this would be an easy task, but was proven wrong. He met an obstacle by the name of Hester Daniels.

Hester doesn't trust him. After all, Fiona has been raised by her mothers family and her paternal family didn't really care about her until now. Makes you wonder why all the sudden they care?

Well, Tye ends up going to the highlands not really knowing what his father was up to. What his father does is pretty shady and for a very selfish reason. On the same note, I kind understand why he did it underhanded. However, I think a lot Tye's father's problem was he was little to proud to beg for forgiveness.

I kind saw Tye as a minion to his fathers machination, but as the story progress he started to develop a conscious on the magnitude of what he was to do. Those conscious can be a bloody nuisance. Anyway, not only is the conscious a problem, but he's developing feelings for a certain young lady. Hester has been scorn and left to believe that most men are devious, conniving, and do whatever they can to get what they want. Hester is left as a hollow shell of her former self, but slowly starts to believe in Tye.

Overall, I did enjoy the story. I thought the story was well written. A little different from the first book, but still good. At least in this story you we don't have murderous relative, but a misguided relative. Plus, you have Tye and Hester trying to find common ground on is the best interest of Fiona. So, if you are looking for a hero that slowly develops a conscious and a heroine who wants what's best for her niece, you might want checkout Once Upon a Tartan.

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