Head to historic North Carolina where a brooch unites the lives and loves of four women. Dangerous accusations force Seona to leave Scotland with the brooch in tow, but will she find peace before her past is revealed? Years later, Fiona hopes to recover the brooch only to wind up on the whipping block. Can she trust the man who comes to her rescue? Seren sells the brooch to open a confectionery, but will the precious heirloom be lost to a hopeless dream? When the brooch is stolen, can Brynna reclaim it before she loses something even more valuable?
Title: Highland Crossings
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Pub Date: February 01, 2012
Highland Crossings is a collection of four unique novellas written by four talented authors. Each of the stories has a Scottish connection, and the characters are descendants of the same family.
What draws these stories together is a family heirloom of a priceless brooch that makes its way to America in 1739. There is a gap between each of the subsequent stories of about thirty years.
I love the titles of these stories ... Healer of My Heart by Pamela Griffin, Painted on My Heart by Laurie Alice Eakes, Sugarplum Hearts by Gina Welborn, and Hearts Inheritance by Jennifer Hudson Taylor.
Hard times call for desperate measures. Stowing away on a ship bound for America, desperately seeking the brooch as a good luck charm, keeping secrets of a troubled past, becoming an indentured servant, false accusations of witchcraft, and so much more ... this book is filled with action and drama.
Deep family roots and a faith that sustains through even the most difficult times is the glue that holds this family together over the generations, this is a collection that I really enjoyed.
Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley courtesy of Barbour Publishing, Inc., in exchange for my honest review.