Revenge, Bitterness, Betrayal. Three of the ugliest concepts man knows came together at the beginning of For Love or Loyalty....
The first pages describe the Scottish hills on a cold March day.
Two MacGregor brother's are riding home. As they draw near to their village of Inverawe, they can smell the tang of smoke and hear the wailing of women.
Their landlords, the Campbells, have torched their possessions and dragged away some of their wives, mothers, and daughters. This was all because the rent wasn't paid, despite the fact that the MacGregors had sold there cattle in preparation for paying.
Out of revenge for what the Campbell landlords did to their MacGregor tenants, Malcolm MacGregor kidnaps Glenn Campbell's daughter Lauren.
His bitterness drives him to this insane act: Kidnapping the beautiful daughter of a Campbell leader!
And yet somehow this lass doesn't hate him for what he's done. She has a spirit with fire in it, and she is not afraid of him, but she has a greater peace over this situation than even he does.
This adventure, Malcolm's desire to find and recover his mother Iona, takes them all the way from Scotland to the American Colonies. Theirs is a long and perilous voyage over the ocean, and the danger does not end when they reach the shore.
It seems like their journey is just beginning....
Somehow, Lauren Campbell and Malcolm MacGregor have come to trust each other, to depend on each other, and this new land offers a chance to bury old hatred and build new love.
The way is not easy, even when the ending is worth it, and there is plenty here in For Love or Loyalty
to keep the pages turning!
Thank you Abingdon for my review copy.
Jennifer Hudson Taylor is an award winning author of inspirational fiction set in historical Europe & the Carolinas. She provides keynotes and presentations on the publishing industry, the craft of writing, building an author platform & social media marketing.
Both her debut novel, Highland Blessings and Highland Sanctuary, received a 4 1/2 star review from RT Book Reviews. Highland Blessings won the Holt Medallion Award for Best First Book and she has had reviews appear in USA Today Book reviews. Jennifer's work has appeared in national publications, such as Guideposts, Heritage Quest Magazine, RT Book Reviews, and The Military Trader. Jennifer graduated from Elon University with a B.A. in Communications/Journalism. When she isn't writing, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, visiting historical sites, parasailing, horseback riding, cycling, long walks, genealogy and reading.