Overall, I got really tired of Mary’s attitudes towards Alex. The setting changed between England and Scotland. Enter the world of Kilgannon–an unforgettable story of love and treachery in a great Scottish clan. He has never given her reason to doubt him. The story is full of passion, love, adventure and many humours moments, I found myself laughing out loud often with the quick wit used by both Alex and Mary during their courtship. So very English and equally high-born Mary throws everything she has into an attempt to save him. Her official writing career began in with the acclaimed Scottish historicals, Kilgannon and The Wild Rose of Kilgannon, the epic love story of an English woman who falls in love with a rugged Highlander.

She’s the reason I don’t want to read book 2. Kathleen loves to travel, read, and study history, which makes writing historical fiction a perfect career. Return to Book Page. One of the shinning accomplishments of this book actually engaging me in the story so that I managed to pick up a bit of normally dry history I sympathize with Mary and in her position I would undoubtedly plead, beg and scream as she’s done but having to share her distress so often truly exasperated and angered me as a reader. Mary Lowell, a sheltered young Englishwoman, is shocked by her strong feelings when she meets barbaric Scottish chieftain Alex MacGannon, Earl of Kilgannon, at a ball in London. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. And the Highland prophecy that bound them both to battle, glory, and the two fiery women they dared to love.

The ending is not neatly tied up He is fiercely loyal to his family, even though his brother Malcolm is a back-stabbing, disloyal, do-anything-to-get-ahead kind of guy.

I loved the lead and supporting characters. I probably would have given this 4 stars, but the characters seemed very similar to the characters in ‘Outlander’ and this book was published 8 years after ‘Outlander’. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to gkvens.


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It’s a little more ‘romancy’ than I like but not the cheesy heaving bosoms kind kathlden romance. The writing style is different, in a good way, in kathlern it is a sort of recollection of narrator’s life centered around the l Just started this last night, I am in my “need-a-brogue” mood. What Argh, my head hurts from all the crying I’ve done since picking this book up. Kilgannon Kilgannon 1 by Kathleen Givens. Who is this book for?

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The pacing slows considerably once Mary moves to Scotland, and despite being told as a first person narrative, the story lacked an emotional connection and the dialogue began to get repetitive. It starts off strong, plateaus and then dips and rises, and all the while you know something is coming. The characters are likeable, and even though the story is predictable, I found the first half entertaining.

I’m curious to see where the sequel takes me. It is also filled with sadness especially for Mary, suffering various miscarages and for Alex being betrayed constantly by his brother Malcolm.

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May 22, Lisa rated it really liked it. Related Books – 2 seriea 2. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.

Other than that, I would def recommend this book! Paperbackpages. What I like about Kathleen Given’s books is that character is revealed in the dialog not in a lot of side self talking or description of what the character is feeling.

And an added bonus was that the pivotal jacobite rising battle was not Culloden in this novel. In my opinion, the Kilgannon series is very worth your time.

Jul 22, Mirah W rated it really liked it. Apr 22, Stevie rated it really liked it. Oct 15, Janice rated it really liked it Shelves: Preview — Kilgannon by Kathleen Givens.


Yes it is lighter than Gabaldon’s Outlander, but it is a sweet romantic adventure nonetheless and deserves to be recognized for what it is. From the Paperback edition. I also felt like some of the characters started to sound seriew broken records.

Kilgannon Series by Kathleen Givens

It isn’t a choice between them but a choice of what is is right and what is honorable kilgabnon what would be the safe choices. Hmmm, not enough history to be great historical fiction and not enough kathkeen to be a great historical romance. The two books comprise a rich tale of the 18th century you will want to re-read! In high school she and a friend wrote a dreadful page play about an English rock group. Like a lot of books on this list, these follow an established relationship facing the world – the Rebellion fails quickly and ignominiously and even though Alex was reluctant to join, he This is for both Kilgannon and Wild Rose of Kilgannon – Even though these are two novels, it is pretty much one continuous book which was split up by the publishers due to size, so it counts as one.

I will read the second book, though.

And then add a love story, of course. Dec 10, Pages Buy. Jan 21, Pages. It is not in print. Fivens done in first person which always throws me, not the format of choice for me, but I found I was at page 68 in a blink of an eye. Argh, my head hurts from all the crying I’ve done since picking this book up.