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The Handfasting

Series: The Handfasting, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
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The Complete Series ~

Feisty Maggie MacBede will never marry a warrior. Och no! With eight strapping brothers and a warrior of a Da, she has had enough of holding her own against great headstrong men. She’ll not risk her heart to the sword. Give her a poet, a bard, any man but a fighting man, and she will find her match.

Talorc the Bold, the Laird MacKay, has no care for Maggie’s foolishness. When he heard the MacBede battle cry, “For Our Maggie!” and witnessed the impossible victory it spurred, he set out to marry her for the clan. Then he felt her in his arms and knew he would marry her for himself and the grand power of their mating.

The clan intercedes, the two are Handfasted, married for a year and a day as an enemy lurks deep in the belly of the clan. By winning his bride’s love, Talorc may just lose her life.

©2013 Martha E. Ferris (P)2014 Martha E. Ferris

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  • Patricia
  • 22-04-2015

very very good read!!

only book so far I have found from this author. I hope she has more coming. Love the highland romance genre. this was a great Love story and great narrator.

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  • denise
  • 11-06-2014

Wonderful highland romance

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Strong men and women. Conflict between clans and within families. A romance that was meant to be but has so many obstacles. Unpredictable, sensual, dark villains, spies and betrayal. Great story and the narrator did it justice. You can get lost in this one.

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  • Lisa
  • 20-09-2015

hard to put down!

This story was well written. I will probably look for more books by Becca St John. And Agliotta did an excellent job narrating. I had no problem following which character was speaking. Enjoyed it!

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  • Virginia
  • 18-05-2015

Loved this book!

WOW, what a wonderful story. I loved it! Maggie was a strong willed women and a great match to a strong Laird. It was filled with adventure, betrayal and love!! I could not stop listening to this one. It was well written and the narration was well done.

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  • Blondie
  • 18-10-2020

The Handfasting

Book is good. The heroine is a bit immature and can't seem to make up her mind and got a bit irritating. However, the rest of it was good and interesting. Narrator is ok I had to speed it up to 1.7 it was just too slow to me.

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  • Tina D. Willis
  • 28-03-2020

Best romance I've read in awhile

I loved the characters. The story was different, and the love scenes steamy without being nasty. Great narrator. Would recommend.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-03-2020

DNF at 20% too boring!!

I seriously tried but between the accent and how slow the story was moving, I fell asleep 3 times! I didn't give it 1 star as I only reserve such ratings for truly horrible books. This was OK but just not my cup of tea.

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  • Carmen Forsythe
  • 11-03-2020

Maggie got on my nerves so bad!

what a spoiled brat! I almost stopped listening several times b/c Maggie was such a crazy bitch! good story otherwise.

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  • Sharon
  • 21-01-2020

Good story but narrator is a bit overly dramatic

The story is well enough, but the narrator is a bit shouts at inappropriate times (especially when doing the female protagonist’s voice). Also, the accent is more Irish than Scottish, which is somewhat distracting.

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  • Elizabeth Steele
  • 09-07-2019

Loved it

Story is great - narrator good a great romance I couldn’t stop listening - first read by this author and looking forward to the next

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  • LUCILU
  • 09-12-2017

Loved this highland tale !

Narrator brought this lovely story to life. Can't wait to listen to next in the trilogy. One of those rare and lucky finds that has you feeling as if you're transported to the place and time. The narrator is perfect in delivering an exciting, at times funny and heartfelt, emotional storyline. I'll definitely be looking at other books by this Author in the near future.