The title "The Night Before the Wedding" is a bit misleading, but I still enjoyed Debra Mullins latest historical about sacrifice, a brawny Highland chief, and the spoiled English bride he must marry to save his clan.
There's a curse involved too, which just makes it jucier. Catherine is many things: the daughter of a wealthy businessman, an heiress, beautiful, spoiled, oh Her mother committed suicide at a fairly young age after going mad and C The title "The Night Before the Wedding" is a bit misleading, but I still enjoyed Debra Mullins latest historical about sacrifice, a brawny Highland chief, and the spoiled English bride he must marry to save his clan.
Her mother committed suicide at a fairly young age after going mad and Catherine has begun hearing voices since her eighteenth birthday. So now she and her father are working at finding her a husband with two special traits: he must be titled for her father , and he must be someone who would care for her even if she does go mad for Catherine.
It's just too bad that none of the men she's considering are the one she keeps dreaming about. The only option left is for him to find the latest Farlan daughter, the one who bears the mark, and marry her. Never mind that he already gave his heart to another, never mind that she's a spoiled brat who thinks mostly of herself, and never mind that she still makes his loins burn Gabriel was a wonderful Highland hero; strong leader, sexy lover, kind to animals and women, yadda, yadda, yadda.
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Catherine, on the other hand, was a spoiled, selfish, teenage-acting, year-old who I never particularly warmed to throughout the story. She did eventually learn to think of others, but it took drastic examples of want and privation The attraction between these two, though, was as hot as any Debra Mullins writes; and that's very good indeed.
I never really figured out exactly which era the story was set in, although if I had to guess it would be late regency, early Victorian. None of that really affected the story, but Catherine's insistence in disbelieving a curse would have been much more plausible the later the era In any event, the title "The Night Before The Wedding" must refer to the fact that Catherine had already picked out someone to marry Or maybe it referred to the events that occurred prior to the planned wedding of Gabriel and Catherine I'm not sure.
It was still a book I didn't find hard to finish and as I normally like Debra Mullins writing, I'll just note this one as 'not her best work, but still readable'. Works for me! Nov 21, April rated it it was amazing. Very good! Couldn't put it down. It started out well. I enjoyed reading the pre-destined main couple and the history, the curse of why the two clans needed to be together.
Why WAS is in big letters? And suddenly, the remaining went rushed. The chemistry gone and becoming dull. Read on your own It started out well. Read on your own peril. Sep 03, Debra McEathron rated it it was amazing. This was a love story about 2 clans having to overcome a curse. The chieftain must marry a particular woman from the other clan with a certain mark. If the woman refuses the curse prevents the clans from prospering.
The characters were good and the plot line interesting. Sep 20, Melissa rated it did not like it. I couldn't get interested in the characters. Feb 03, Siyana Slavova rated it it was amazing Shelves: best-heroines , best-reads-ever , historical-romance , love , seduction , curses , reads. The dagger is her mark of grief, The girl who's born to wed our chief. The night before the wedding captivated me from the very first sentence that being the quote above. The way the story begins is this ritual that gives a start to a curse that connects two families "A broken vow when peace was sworn, The price shall be a daughter born Of Farlan blood to wed our chief - Each generation, no relief.
The way the story begins is this ritual that gives a start to a curse that connects two families. Catherine Depford is such a refreshing character. She is a young woman, just turned eighteen, and fears that the voices she hears in her mind and the dreams that she's having is the begging of her getting mad.
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She fears that she's getting mad because her mother once did and it cost her her life. But little does she know that she is a part of a family curse and her decision can save all of them.
Gabriel MacBreadon, her chief of his clan is searching for his bride. He travels all the way from the Highlands to London in order to get Catherine to marry him. He ties everything in order to win her over. But ends up "kidnapping" her with the hope that when she sees the disaster back at home she would wish to be with him in order to save everybody else. I just can't resist a male character who happens to be a Highlander.
On a very early stage of the book, it becomes clear that both characters have this strong desire for one another, but Catherine tries to fight it back, for she thinks that the curse of nothing more than superstition.
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Once at the Highlands we meet Jean, Catherine's cousin. It appears that Gabriel used to have an affair with her and even feelings. I think that the jealousy was the key thing that pushed Catherine into admitting that she can't be without Gabriel. The ending was absolutely heartwarming.
I loved every second of it and there is nothing bad I can say about this book. I would love to read more from this author and I highly recommend it for people who love Highlanders and curses.
A full 5 out of 5. Jun 29, Naima rated it it was amazing Shelves: skotland , debra-mullin , kutukan , abduction , bangsawan-miskin , historical-romance , e-book. Dan kini catherine dicekam ketakutan, setiap saat telinganya seperti mendengarkan suara-suara yang tidak dikenalnya, bak mantra. Belum lagi mimpi-mimpinya selalu dipebuhi oleh seorang laki-laki yang tidak dikenalnya.
Kemudian laki-laki itu tiba-tiba muncul begitu saja di hadapannya, memberitahunya agar menjadi mempelainya. Catherine ketakutan, terutama karena dia udah menetapkan pilihannya. Tapi setiap kali di mencoba lari dari laki-laki itu, semakin kuat suara2 itu berdenging di kepalanya. Hingga pada puncaknya dia tidak lagi mampu berbicara bahasa Inggris, tapi bahasa Gaelic, bahasa skotlandia.
Bersama orang-orangnya, Gabriel membawa Catherine ke tanah kelahirannya. Ia berharap dengan melihat keadaan di sana, Catherine mau mengubah keputusannya dan bersedia menikahinya. Tidak peduli demi menghindari utukan itu atau demi cinta, Gabriel tidak ingin memaksa Catherine. Apr 12, Tatrd rated it it was amazing. When she sees him talking to no one looking at no one but her she's sure she's mad. Now she's desperate to marry Lord Kentwood who is so kind to his ailing mother.
He won't just take her money and lock her in an asylum.
Gabriel knows he must marry to lift the curse on his clan that causes their poverty and bad luck. He's come to England to try to marry her according to her stupid English customs but when her father refuses, he takes her to Scotland to show her she can break the curse and they must marry. I could have given it a 4star rating but because of the on and on talk if the 'curse' it just really irked me so i really get what Catherine was getting at.outer-edge-design.com/components/mspy/2302-top-mobile.php
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For someone in a society of prim and proper upbringing then suddenly you think youre getting mad then everyone keeps on blaming a curse, who would believe so but, yes, i know that this book realy is about the curse or we would not have the story itself and yes, i know the Scots side is also approriate since they're the ones suffering but I could have given it a 4star rating but because of the on and on talk if the 'curse' it just really irked me so i really get what Catherine was getting at. For someone in a society of prim and proper upbringing then suddenly you think youre getting mad then everyone keeps on blaming a curse, who would believe so but, yes, i know that this book realy is about the curse or we would not have the story itself and yes, i know the Scots side is also approriate since they're the ones suffering but hey, you can just get enough up to a point.
Sorry, i could have really loved the story the H and h simce they really are likable. Feb 27, Monique Takens rated it really liked it. Dit verhaal vond ik beter dan de vorige CH die ik van D. Mullins gelezen heb , niet alleen maar omdat het thema Schotse hooglanders en een eeuwenoude vloek mij erg aanspreekt maar het is beter geschreven dan het vorige. Jun 27, Cheryl rated it liked it Shelves: highlander , romance. I really liked the story but the author drug it out until I was yelling at the book. Catherine the heroine would not make a decision to save her life.
I felt the author could have put in more plot to keep me interested instead of frustrated due to the predictability of this book. I gave it 3 stars because I did relate to the characters. Sep 16, Claire rated it really liked it. Catherine was a refreshing character.
Selfish but believable.