• Title: My Lord Monleigh
  • Author: Jan Cox Speas
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Hardcover
  • My Lord Monleigh Scotland was a land divided The rightful Stuart had been driven into exile in France his country ruled by the dour Presbyterians who had ridden into power on the coattails of Oliver Cromwell s rise t
    Scotland was a land divided The rightful Stuart had been driven into exile in France, his country ruled by the dour Presbyterians who had ridden into power on the coattails of Oliver Cromwell s rise to power in England All who opposed them were rebels and outlaws,to be hunted down and branded as traitors And the man with the highest price on his head was Monleigh.Anne LScotland was a land divided The rightful Stuart had been driven into exile in France, his country ruled by the dour Presbyterians who had ridden into power on the coattails of Oliver Cromwell s rise to power in England All who opposed them were rebels and outlaws,to be hunted down and branded as traitors And the man with the highest price on his head was Monleigh.Anne Lindsay met him first on the windswept moors, though when first she saw him she had no idea who he might be She knew only that he was handsome and that he did something to her heart, that here was the one man who could bring warmth and happiness into a life seemingly forever chilled by the bleakness of her early childhood.

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    1. Anne Lindsay is a 23-year old spinster serving as "lady's companion" to Margaret Clennon. The Clennons are Covenanters (upholding Presbyterianism as the sole faith of Scotland) and a pious, unlikeable lot. Anne was orphaned during the English Civil War and her poverty forces her to be content with whatever respectable employment she can get, so she puts up with a great deal from her mistress Margaret. One day she escapes the oppressive household and encounters Simon Stewart, the Lord of Monleigh [...]

    2. At first, I was fearful this would turn out to be just one of those ridiculous Highlands romances, but fortunately it wasn't so. This was a lovely story, with a very long-fuse romance that takes its sweet time to come to fruition (so readers must be patient, the payoff is good), and well-rounded characters. The plot centres more on the growth of the heroine, who is also the narrator, and there's just kisses and vague mentions in passing of more going on between the couple, so for those who like [...]

    3. A Beautifully Written, Poignant Love Story From the Scottish Highlands in the late 17th Century This is set in the Scottish Highlands in the late 17th century (mostly on the west coast) during the time when the Scots fell under Cromwell’s cruel hand as King Charles lived in exile in France. The Catholic Royalists, such as our hero, Lord Monleigh, faced opposition from both the English and the Covenanters (Scottish Presbyterians). The story has a melancholy feel that persists as 23-year-old spi [...]

    4. The historical romance, My Lord Monleigh, is now sadly out-of-print and so sought after that the price of a copy can be prohibitive; but so worth it if you're lucky enough to come across one. I'm not a big fan of romance books, not because I don't like romance, but simply because anymore too often they read as silly and predictable, and frankly are more about steamy encounters and explicit scenes (No thank you!) than they are about love or anything of substance. And I might add that the number o [...]

    5. I'd have to put this maybe in the middle of the Jan Cox Speas books. The plot is more clear than Bride of the McHugh, not as clear as My Love, My Enemy. More suspenseful than the latter, about the same as Bride of the McHugh. Speas also in this book leaves you a bit offstage wondering what is happening, but still, it's worth a read. You'll understand it better if you know more about Scottish history than I do. The characters are well-drawn, he's another alpha hero, but there were times I wanted [...]

    6. "He had appraised himself honestly, and in doing so had found the honesty of greater value than the sum of the appraisal.” - (pg. 295)I have so many conflicting feelings about this book. On the one hand, it was a rather complex romance with well thought out and carefully crafted characters (and no graphic scenes whatsoever, yay for old romances!). On the other, it was a deeply flawed and dated book, with views/characterizations of men and women from another era. Some of the language used to de [...]

    7. This is possibly the most heartbreaking and frustrating three (more like a 2.5) star I’ve ever dished out. I bought this because I liked the cover and expected it to be so garbage it was comical. Then I started reading it and for 189 pages I was so gripped and so impressed by the writing and was sure it would be a five star read. But then this thing happened, and I was so angry, and it just got a little bit worse from there. The writing style is beautiful, the imagery so clear, the plot had so [...]

    8. This is still today my all time favorite book. I think it is because Jan Cox Speas wrote such a beautiful story. A lot of the books written in 1954 were very sexist and this book spoke volumes to me about Simon Stewart - Lord Monleigh wanting the heroine Anne Lindsey to choose to live her own life. She has always been dependent on someone and he simply wants her to make her own decisions. This is a very simple synopsis and it is very different from the stories today in which sex (don't get me wr [...]

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