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This book moves quickly and I love the use of the Scottish brogue. Its very colorful. Anyone can enjoy reading this novel.
-I liked that the book was set in the Scottish Highlands. There were some wonderful descriptions of the location and lots of fact based history.
-I did not like how superstitious the characters were. I also didn't like many events at the Beltane festival, like the belief that the fire had protective powers and they had the animals walk though the smoke and put the ashes on each other. They also seemed to put their traditions and superstitions on the same level as God and following his Word.
"The combination of pagan customs and Christianity seemed at odd to some, but to her, it made perfect sense. The connection with the land and blessings from the heavens brought harmony to her world."
-I was surprised that Aileen didn't trust Conall with her secret, even when they were engaged.
-I liked the characters, especially Jamie and Conall. There were also some very strong and developed minor characters. I really hope the next story will be a continuation of Jamie's life as he gets older.
-Except for the things relating to the pagan traditions, I enjoyed the book.
I can get held up in books when the dialogue or unfamiliar words interrupt the flow, but surprisingly that wasn't really a problem for me with Miss Leslie's Secret. I also appreciated that when Celtic words or terms were used the author usually shared them in a way that also told what they meant.
Moore created a great setting with likable characters. The superstitions added a fun and interesting aspect to the story. The first half was more intriguing to me than the last half, and as such I didn't devour this like some of her other books, but it was worth the read.
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I really liked this book, but the Scottish brogue got heavy really quick. I understand it served a purpose (it's historical, and set in the Highlands, it...Read more
Lovely, lush and beautiful historic period setting. Tragedy, war and other hardships bring Miss Aileen Leslie and Conall Stewart...Read more