To be adored…
Sigh. Is there any woman who doesn’t wish to feel adored at least by that one special person? I think every woman deserves to feel adored and if men could just figure out how to do this, everyone would be happier.
So far the positive reviews for Highland Courage have nearly all commented on how wonderful the hero Tadhg is. I think the reason for this is simple. Tadhg adores Mairead and it shows. He wants her to be safe and happy. He listens to her, pays attention to her moods and figures out what works and what doesn’t when interacting with her. Mairead, who had grown up in a large loving family certainly understood what it meant to be loved. Being adored was an entirely new sensation.
“Swept up in the flow of events, Mairead was a little overwhelmed and didn’t quite know what to make of Laird Matheson. The attention he paid her caught her completely off guard. In the flurry of activity usually surrounding her large family, she could always slip into the background, but he seemed to focus only on her. It left her blushing persistently but, oddly, didn’t make her uncomfortable.”
Is adoration simply being in tune with the rhythms of someone else’s life and lovingly responding to them? Perhaps it isn’t for everyone, but this defines adoration for me. What makes you feel adored?
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Her parents want a betrothal, but Mairead MacKenzie can’t get married without revealing her secret and no man will wed her once he knows. Plain in comparison to her siblings and extremely reserved, Mairead has been called “MacKenzie’s Mouse” since she was a child. No one knows the reason for her timidity and she would just as soon keep it that way. When her parents arrange a betrothal to Laird Tadhg Matheson she is horrified. She only sees one way to prevent an old secret from becoming a new scandal.
Tadhg Matheson admires and respects the MacKenzies. While an alliance with them through marriage to Mairead would be in his clan’s best interest, he knows Laird MacKenzie seeks a closer alliance with another clan. When Tadhg learns of her terrible shyness and her youngest brother’s fears about her, Tadhg offers for her anyway.
Secrets always have a way of revealing themselves. With Tadhg’s unconditional love, can Mairead find the strength and courage she needs to handle the consequences when they do?
Ceci’s sixth grade class predicted that she would be an author. “But I want to be a nurse!” she said, in her typically bossy style. As it turns out, she became both. She started her career as an oncology nurse at a leading research hospital, and eventually became a successful medical writer. In 1991 she married a young Irish carpenter who she met at a friend’s wedding. They raised their family in central New Jersey and now with their youngest off to college, Ceci is breaking away from “primary efficacy endpoints” and writing a few “happily ever after’s.”
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