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Author:
Ms Elizabeth Marshall
ISBN13:
978-1463574802
ISBN:
1463574800
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Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 10, 2011)
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Fantasy
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1498 kb
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Rating:
4.7
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Book 1 of the Highland Secret Series. By. Elizabeth Marshall.

Book 1 of the Highland Secret Series. If you’re reading this book and did not purchase it, or it was not purchased for your use only, then please return to Smashwords. com and purchase your own copy. Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author. This book is a work of fiction. Names and characters are the product of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, either living or dead is entirely coincidental.

There were people up ahead. I could see them as faint shadows against the stark white blanket of the snow. I could see them as faint shadows against the stark white blanket of the snow leeing from Glencoe. Unlike me, they were weak, stumbling in the thick drifts of snow, wrestling against the storm, half-starved and frozen. I approached them with the caution of one who believed themselves a spirit in the Earthly World. They noticed me but did not flinch, scream or cry out in hysterical fear at my presence.

Immortality is a gift from the Highland Stag - but even the Stag has to face its fate. In a desperate fight to save her family, Corran commits the ultimate sin and murders her husband’s brother. With their lives in mortal danger, the family’s dreams of a quiet life in York are destroyed by the horrifying discovery that Angus was not their only threat.

When Fate Dictates book . When Fate Dictates carries the reader through innocence lost all the way to true wisdom and knowledge, but not without quite a few surprises along the way! Bravo to Elizabeth Marshall for a novel well done! Her word painting allowed me a glimpse into a world I might have never know. .That coupled with Ms Marshall's natural story telling ability and the realistic imperfections of the main characters Corran and Simon, this all adds up to one hum dinger of a read.

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Elizabeth Marshall has written the novel 'When Fate Dictates' and three short stories in the 'Beyond Time' series, 'Haunting .

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When Fate Dictates’ is a full length novel of approximately 90 000 words and is book one in the ‘Highland Secret Series'. You are in the United States store. Remove from Wishlist. Or, get it for 2400 Kobo Super Points!

Elizabeth Marshall has written ‘When Fate Dictates’, 'Beyond Time', 'Entwined' and 'Whispers in the Dark' and is a regular contributor on ww.

Elizabeth Marshall has written ‘When Fate Dictates’, 'Beyond Time', 'Entwined' and 'Whispers in the Dark' and is a regular contributor on ww.

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When Fate Dictates' is a full length novel of approximately 90 000 words and is book one in the 'Highland Secret Series'. Book two of the series is called 'Beyond Time' and the third is 'Entwined' both of which are due for release soon.

‘Dying‘, on a mountain, Corran is mysteriously saved from death by a Highland Stag. Confused, alone and frightened, she makes her way back to the village of Glencoe, and comes face to face with one of her enemies, Simon Campbell, a Red Coat, deserter and traitor. With her family massacred and her village destroyed, Corran trusts the fugitive when he offers to help her escape the village. Plans to flee the country are brought to an abrupt end by Simon’s old enemy and fellow Red Coat, Angus. Pursued by Angus and seeking answers to the many questions in their life, Simon comes into the possession of a Campbell crystal which leads the couple through time and into modern day York where a final confrontation ends their conflict.
  • I liked what I did read (30%) except for one thing which stopped me from finishing the book. My one irritant was Corran - she really bugged me, was too whiney, reminded me of a 10 year old spoiled brat(questions and then more questions - never seems to shut up) who doesn't get her way which, she admits to herself in the book, she always got her way. Her mannerisms just really grated on me. She might have gotten better in the rest of the book but by this time, I had had my fill of her. Had Corran been older in her ways and acted mature (she thought she was mature in the book), it would be different. Now Simon - he is a totally different character - WOW sums it up! To me, explemplifying Corran this way, at least in the beginning, was like pouring cold water on a fire. With a different Corran, to me, then things would be better. JMHO

  • The story has too many flaws to count. Short introduction of main characters do not give enough background. About 1/2 way through immortality is hatched. No descriptions of time passed, ageing or further building on the relationship between the couple. The child ages. Suddenly racing to a conclusion the characters interface with modern day every thing with out a learning curve or anxiety. One star as it thankfully didn't add graphic sex into a weak story line.

  • There is romance of a sort which was rather unexciting as things happen far to fast. Then there is adventure - running from the Red Coats.... There are the paranormal aspects and time travel. All in all a fairly quick paced story but mind-boggling in it's variety. I agree with other reviwers that in traveling to the future the heroes adapt very speedily (within hours) which is unrealistic. I didn't like the ending, it was too abrupt.

  • Elizabeth Marshall's novel took me into the magic of the Highlands. For a few weeks I was lost in the glen, surrounded by breathtaking peaks, following the journey of young Corran as she fled the Red Coats.

    A story of a despicable betrayal as the British Crown attempted to subdue the proud Scots. And on the smaller scale, it is a story of love and trust between the two young people who, unintentionally, crossed the path of the evil. And the path of the magic. Both the evil and the magic more powerful and more encompassing than they at first had presumed.

    Elizabeth is a very talented writer and storyteller. Her language is beautiful, poetic. As I read I could not help but feeling as being there in the snow, or sneaking the narrow streets of York, afraid of being detected. With no effort as it seems, she hurls the reader centuries back, reconstructing times and places as if those were still here, just a few hours away.

    I recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a good historical. This novel is as informative as any textbook, but unlike a textbook it is full of life and love, inhabited with people who just wanted to live their lives.

  • When Fate Dictates is a beautifully written story of love, strength, and courage born from tragedy and kept alive through belief and determination.

    Elizabeth Marshall captures the innocence of love and sets it free to find its way through twists and turns in the wake of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald clan of Glencoe at the hands of Campbell clan.

    Corran, a young, beautiful MacDonald is forced to come to terms with the events that have come to pass in the bloody aftermath and reveals incredible strength and capability that only challenges can bring forth. Corran and Simon, a Campbell of Glenlyon, bridge the gap between their clans, determined to forge ahead towards a new life, with trials at every turn.

    When Fate Dictates carries the reader through innocence lost all the way to true wisdom and knowledge, but not without quite a few surprises along the way!

    Bravo to Elizabeth Marshall for a novel well done! Her word painting allowed me a glimpse into a world I might have never known...

  • I bought this book after reading all the wonderful reviews. Having finished it, I can only scratch my head at their reviews. I honestly can't see what all the raves are about.

    I've been reading time travel Romance for many, many years and I think this was one of the worst books I've ever read. First of all, the characters talk as if they're from 21st century America, not 17th century Scotand, even to using slang terms. Simon asks Corran to marry him but there's nothing about the wedding. They're suddenly just married - for quite awhile it seems.

    Second, they got around in the future way too easily. Then there's Simon immediately becoming addicted to TV instead of being a bit frightened and wary of it, as one would expect.

    Then there's the ending, which I won't reveal. But it was just ridiculous in my book and appeared to be quite rushed. Half the time, this story, jumping around all over the place, just didn't pass the "suspension" test. I'm glad I only paid .99 cents for it but I think even that was too much. I bought 2 others but won't be reading them now.

    I wish I could give it less than a 1 but, since I can't, I guess a 1 will have to do.

  • I just want to add my voice to the crowd shouting BRAVO to the author of this unique and wonderful book.

    The author has an amazing ability to paint pictures with words. Every scene in the book springs to life, and is easily visualized. We can see the Highland world, smell the smoke, feel the cold, hear the screams, feel the losses and the love.

    The characters are strongly drawn, and believable. I got irritated with Simon, as he was very dictatorial. One forgives him - this is no 21st century man, but one who is true to his times. Corran grows and matures from a frightened, traumatized teen into a strong and loyal woman. Minor characters are carefully drawn, and show individual complexities.

    I agree with some other reviewers that the last few chapters of the book seemed rushed, the lyrical details suddenly missing. But, it's a forgivable flaw, if it can be called a flaw.

    Highly recommended.