Ye found yerself a new author lass in Jennifer Hudson Taylor, I tell meself. This obvious sequel is a clan continuation but ye can read it as a stand-alone. Highland Sanctuary follows Highland Blessings, with the newer sportin' a bit more brogue (nothing so heavy its meenin's not understood mind). Fun readin' and both hold an equal mix of adventure/mystery and Christian romance. It took me back to book memories of Ian Maclaren & Geo MacDonald fiction. Preachers/writers & Gender-proof. A small glossary would be a nice future addition for novice brogue readers' benefit including words like burn (river), bairn (child), kirk (church), & sennight (week).
`Tis a story of many violent acts that shake villagers and castle guests near Braighwick, northern Scotland, in 1477 (after a turbulent 1457 day in Chap.1). One, then `nither, and more `n more. A lass of the Village of Outcasts, with her own secret impairment, has gentlemen suitors of a station she's well beneath. Can/Will love prevail? Or murderous death? There's romance ta go `longside the villainous events in this highland mystery. There's an underlying premise of grace and acceptance of others as God desires of us.
The protagonist MacKenzie brothers of `Sanctuary' are kin to the protagonist & kidnapped highland sister in `Blessings'. MacKenzie's Clan continues in ye second action-to-romance adventure. Fear naught, ye gentile lasses, `tis a good romance tale where not all ends as ye might predict, or desire, but ye get enough joy under a plaid of Christianity that ye'll hanker fer anither idyll soon.
Bonny fine book. Should be read `neath a bough o' pine.