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Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Flashback

From October 2002:

The Laird by Juliana Garnett. Historical romance.

I was so angry at Robert's father. Sacrificing seven sons to take a little girl hostage for Argyll. Sure, he was loyal, but his loyalty was so misplaced! This is one of those times when modern culture conflicts with historical culture. I can't think of very many things that would be worth sacrificing my children for, even if they were adult males used to fighting . He knew they didn't have a chance. What was worse was knowing this incident was based on a true story.

So ironic that Robert is known as the Devil's Cub---his father's son---and his father sees him as the least of his sons.

I liked how Judith stood up for herself and Mairi---because she didn't have anything to lose. Very practical woman. Then the attraction, and Robert running off with her to save her from being tried as a witch. When he told her he didn't have anything to give her....

Simon and his account-keeping were a lot of fun.

And Payton. He thought he wanted the best for his sister. But he also thought she should do her duty by her family. Definitely a sign of the strength of her love for Robert that he was more important to her than her family, especially in those times.

I'm curious to find out how Mairi grows up---if she marries Argyll's son or not, & what kind of man he is.
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