Historical Friction

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  • The Irishman’s Daughter by Bethany Hauck

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    James McCabe is done with his studies at Glasgow University and ready to return to Gleann. There’s only one problem; he can’t seem to forget about the cloaked lass he’s seen multiple times around the city. Everyone else thinks it’s a lad, but James knows better. He’s determined to meet her, and learn more about her before he leaves the city.

    Nellie O’Malley has grown up on her Da’s ship traveling the seas on a boat filled with all men. When her Da is unfairly arrested by the Sheriff of Glasgow, she begins roaming the city, and finds out that the sheriff will overlook most crimes for a bit of coin. She steps in many times, but always with the hood on her cloak pulled up so no one can see her.

    When James is arrested after a tavern brawl, he’s thrown into a cell with Liam O’Malley and Tomas. After the three of them talk, they decide to take matters into their own hands and expose the Sheriff of Glasgow to King James. When James finds out that Liam is looking for a husband for his daughter Nellie, he quickly volunteers. The only problem is getting Nellie to agree. Maybe turning her over his knee the first time they met wasn’t the best way to capture her heart, but James won’t give up, and the two get to know each other better as they travel to Aberdeen to see the King.

  • His Audacious Bride by Bethany Hauck

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    Eadan McCabe wants to get away from Gleann for a while after the death of his wife, Nessa. There are too many memories of their life together, good and bad. Although the marriage had problems, he did love his wife. He plans to leave with his son, Eadan Hamish, and his squire. His Grandda’s hunting lodge seems like the perfect place to go for some peace, if he can get his son away from his nurse, Kirstie.
    Kirstie Ferguson has many secrets that she’s sworn never to tell anyone. When Eadan Hamish refuses to leave her, she decides to go with him and Eadan to stay at the McCabe hunting lodge. She knows she can’t stay in the Highlands much longer, or she risks begin found by the family she ran away from many years ago. Kirstie decides to make the best out of the time with the lad, who she’s grown to love. Even if the attraction she feels for his Da has to be ignored.
    Over a few goblets of whiskey Kirstie finally tells Eadan her sad tale. The pair drink more than they realize and end up sleeping together. The next morning they are found, and then marry. Eadan understands why Kirstie is worried, but now that she’s his wife, he’s confident he can keep her safe. Kirstie will once again run away, but this time instead of fear for herself, she’s afraid that Eadan knowing about her will endanger him too. Eadan will chase her down, and when he catches her, he’ll put her over his knee until she promises never to run again. But her family isn’t ready to give up either, and vow to take her back, to keep their own secret safe.

    Although this is a stand-alone novel, many of the characters were introduced to the series in The McCabe’s Books 1-6.

  • His Audacious Bride by Bethany Hauck

    0 out of 5

    Eadan McCabe wants to get away from Gleann for a while after the death of his wife, Nessa. There are too many memories of their life together, good and bad. Although the marriage had problems, he did love his wife. He plans to leave with his son, Eadan Hamish, and his squire. His Grandda’s hunting lodge seems like the perfect place to go for some peace, if he can get his son away from his nurse, Kirstie.
    Kirstie Ferguson has many secrets that she’s sworn never to tell anyone. When Eadan Hamish refuses to leave her, she decides to go with him and Eadan to stay at the McCabe hunting lodge. She knows she can’t stay in the Highlands much longer, or she risks begin found by the family she ran away from many years ago. Kirstie decides to make the best out of the time with the lad, who she’s grown to love. Even if the attraction she feels for his Da has to be ignored.
    Over a few goblets of whiskey Kirstie finally tells Eadan her sad tale. The pair drink more than they realize and end up sleeping together. The next morning they are found, and then marry. Eadan understands why Kirstie is worried, but now that she’s his wife, he’s confident he can keep her safe. Kirstie will once again run away, but this time instead of fear for herself, she’s afraid that Eadan knowing about her will endanger him too. Eadan will chase her down, and when he catches her, he’ll put her over his knee until she promises never to run again. But her family isn’t ready to give up either, and vow to take her back, to keep their own secret safe.

    Although this is a stand-alone novel, many of the characters were introduced to the series in The McCabe’s Books 1-7.

  • Married on the Oregon Trail by Bethany Hauck

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    Kenny Johnson’s life takes a bad turn when his parents and fiance’ are killed in a wagon accident. As the oldest of five, he feels it’s his responsibility to take care of his younger siblings. With the threat of Civil War looming, he decides to leave Kentucky and take them with him west, on the Oregon Trail.
    Callie Fisher didn’t want to leave her home and friends in North Carolina, but her Mama and Papa left her no choice. She’ll go with them, but she’ll make sure they know how miserable and angry she is about their decision the whole way there.
    Kenny and Callie find they get along well and strike up a quick friendship on the trail. The two families find they travel well and enjoy spending time together, except when Callie is giving her parents a hard time. Kenny warns her repeatedly about her behavior. Callie isn’t too worried about his warnings, until she pushes him too far, and ends up over his knee and then married to him.
    Can the two get to know each other and turn a friendship into a loving marriage?

  • Her Brave Knight by Bethany Hauck

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    Emelia Scott has been held captive by Stephen Thompson for a very long time, and she hates him. To get his hands on lands that her family owns, he informs her that in two days she’ll be joining him, first at the altar and then in his bed. She’s not sure what to do, but she knows she can’t marry the man that killed her family.
    Owen McCabe made a promise to free Emelia Scott from the Thompsons, and he intends to keep it. It takes him months of planning, but with the help of his friend, John, and Emelia’s maid, Kirstie, he’s finally able to locate her and help her escape.Nothing goes according to his plan, and Owen and Emelia are pursued, first across England and then Scotland, as Stephen Thompson tried to take back the woman he needs to complete his plan.
    Owen will do whatever it takes to keep Emelia safe, including marrying her at the anvil in Gretna Green. The two will get to know each other well as they travel to the Highlands, finding they have much in common. Emelia can’t wait to see her family again, and Owen is determined to make that happen. Being young and impulsive, she makes some bad decisions, leading to her being bent over her new husband’s knee.

    Although ‘The McCabe Books 1-6’ are stand-alone stories, I highly recommend reading book 5 “A Man of Honor” before reading book 6 “Her Brave Knight”. The stories in these two books complete one long tale. Many of the characters in this book have been introduced earlier in books 1-5.

  • A Man of Honor by Bethany Hauck

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    Alastair McCabe is happy to finally be on his way back to Gleann after months of being away. He’s enjoying the journey until he comes across Mairi, a young, pregnant woman, as she is being robbed, and quickly puts an end to the crime. He doesn’t know what it is about this woman, but he feels an incredible need to protect her and the bairn she carries. After burying her dead husband, he takes her home to Gleann where he can keep her safe, first through marriage, and then over his knee to keep her from doing anything dangerous.
    Mairi’s only memories are from the last five years, and they haven’t been particularly happy ones. First, the Murray’s find her injured next to a river, and take her home. Once they realize her memory is gone, they use her and sell her into marriage to an older man. Now, for some reason, an English Lord is trying to kidnap her. If only she could remember who she is and where she came from.
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    The McCabe’s protect their own, and Alastair’s new wife is no exception. They’ll stand together as they figure out what happened to Mairi and who she really is, and most importantly, why Lord Thompson is so determined to take her.
    Although this is a stand-alone novel, many of the characters were introduced to the series in The McCabe’s Books 1-4.

  • The Man of Her Dreams The McCabe’s Book 3 by Bethany Hauck

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    Flora Munro had a crush on Ham McCabe for what seemed to be her whole life until she got tired of him avoiding her all the time. She finally realized what a shallow person he really was, he didn’t like the fact that she wore men’s clothes, didn’t obsess about her appearance and didn’t really try to impress people. Either they liked her for who she was, or they didn’t, Flora didn’t put on airs for anyone.

    Ham McCabe had just finished up his service to the king’s army and returned to Gleann where he had grown up. Just like when they were younger, Flora Munro began following him around once again. He had been avoiding Flora since they were both young, she was just a nuisance and not what he would consider a lady or marriage material. He discouraged her every chance he could.

    After a visit with Ham’s sister Jacqueline at her home a day’s ride away, Ham offers to escort Flora, who had also been visiting her childhood friend, back to Gleann. Due to a freak storm, they are trapped alone together for days. Ham learns more about Flora than he ever thought possible, and more importantly, he finds out that she is much more than she seems and he really likes her. He’s not even upset when to save her reputation he has to marry her, although Flora wants nothing to do with him. After a trip or two over his knee, he begins to try to change her opinion of him back to what it once used to be, when he was the man of her dreams. Due to some poor choices he’s made, that may not be so easy.

    Although this is a stand-alone novel, many of the characters were introduced to the series in; “An Honest Mistake The McCabe’s book 1” and “A Good Man The McCabe’s book 2”.