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'"Far Horizons" by Kate Hewitt is a romantic historic fictional book based on some true events and ancestors of the author. The author cleverly embellishes upon the stories to create a book that will keep you on edge from the beginning to the end. Can true love wait for two years and with an ocean between them? Kate Hewitt uses a great writing style to keep multiple plot lines moving forward, but yet keeps you in suspense the whole book.' --The Kindle Book Review
'Highly recommended for readers of historical fiction and family sagas and anyone with an interest in Scottish and north American history. --Romancing The Book
Ms. Hewitt has set the stage for an intriguing trilogy spanning several continents and intertwined the lives of many well-developed characters.' --Amazon Customer, verified purchase
'A wonderful read. It was hard not to read it in one sitting. I am looking forward to reading other books by Kate Hewitt.' --Amazon Customer, verified purchase
'New author for me and so glad I discovered her! Just finished this book and loved it. Easy to read; I like her writing style. I love the history of Scotland and this was right up my alley.' --Amazon Customer, verified purchase
From the Author
I hope you enjoy this story that is inspired by the letters between my own ancestors that have been passed down through the generations. Having heard about Allan and Harriet from my mother since I was a little girl, I am grateful for the opportunity to bring them to life on the page. You can learn more about the Emigrants Trilogy as well as my other books at my website, kate-hewitt.com. Thanks for reading! -Kate
Though it is more a Romance than a History, this is a book that would definitely have potential in print and could compete with most of the historical novels I've reads in terms of the quality of the writing. The author is working from actual letters handed down in her family and does a good job of keeping language and facts in period and setting.
Unlike many ebooks, this novel is very well proofread. The writing is also of very high quality and believable. I'm a reader who loses interest in clumsy writing, but this book presented no such problems.
The characters in this book came to life for me and I enjoyed reading every page! The people, the landscape, and the scenes all created a detailed and lively vision of the era. I truly did not want this story to end! Kudos to the talented author. I will look forward to reading more of her work.
It is a beautiful written novel about two young people in love but kept apart when he moves away by her father. He insists it not right for her to wait for him. Not until he loses his farm does he realize his mistake. It took many years for them to find each other again. This is a story about two families and what they went through hardships, heartache, and tragedy. It's a wonderful book. This is only book 1 of 2. I'm still waiting for the 3rd book in the series. I highly recommend it!
I loved all of the characters in this book, and it was a big surprise at the end to discover that, although the story was fictional, many of the characters were ancestors of the author! This made it even more enjoyable to me.
FAR HORIZONS is the first of a trilogy about the Campbell and MacDougal clans who leave their homes in the Scottish Highlands for various reasons and begin settling in Nova Scotia. The characters and events are well-developed and believable. The inevitable hardships and heartbreak of settling in a virgin country are impressive. The author, Kate Hewitt, also writes as Katharine Swartz whose THE VICAR'S WIFE is superb.
This may be my first read about Scottish people emigrating to Canada. It whetted my appetite for more information about this period of time. The characters were developed to the point that the reader felt a closeness to them, rejoicing in their happiness and triumphs and joining in their sorrow when adversity threatened to swallow them up completely. I will definitely read the other two books in this trilogy.