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True Heart (Clan Mackenzie #5)

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Ten-year-old Virginia MacKenzie was determined to join Cameron Cunningham --- her beloved friend, and now, formally, her betrothed --- when he sailed to France. Arranging to join Cam's Highland Dream at sea, Virginia never suspected the captain of her ship would spirit her to America, selling her into vilest bondage ...


Paperback, 307 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Pocket Books
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Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
I groaned in exasperation starting this book - it began cheesy with sex right off the bat, silly descriptive phrases, and ridiculous passion. I'm happy to say it turned a bit funny a few pages in though, and from then on redeemed itself.

Sex is here but not dominating and the story is actually a very intriguing one for a romance. I got the false impression that plot would take too much of a backseat to cheaply injected intimacy but thankfully this isn't the case. I'm sure that people who had read
Jul 23, 2013 Cherie rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. After reading the previous installment of the trilogy I was excited to find this one, too, at a used bookstore.

Virginia was introduced in the prior book about her sister Agnes who has been relentlessly searching for her missing sister. Her betrothed (since she was child) had given up hope until he saw an engraving of a symbol Virginia had made for the two of them.

This is not a typical betrothed since childhood story. Cameron loves Virginia, and she him, and always has.
Jan 09, 2015 Peni rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 14+ and mature
Shelves: historical
Arnette Lamb was an author that, had she the opportunity to live longer would, I'm certain, be star right now. As it is the stories she left us with are timeless in so many ways.

This story is one that touches on some delicate issues of the past and unfortunately a rising autrocity even in todays culture. Slavery, human abuction and trafficing. The treatment of both men and women as commodities. The abuses are legendary. Given all this Ms. Lamb weaved a story that is entertaining and sensitive a
Este libro no tiene ni pies ni cabeza, el argumento es interesante, pero la actitud absurda de la protagonista no tiene sentido y sus acciones son tan calculadas en su situación que me parecía un cyborg.
Jun 29, 2011 SheLove2Read rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011
Delicious old skool romance! A real gem of a read. I was afraid the author would give the h/h a sad conflict before the HEA, but she surprised me and gave us a hero to die for. Cameron is the perfect romantic hero who put aside his own grief and feelings to help Virginia. I loved it!
Mar 02, 2012 Aldy rated it liked it
Shelves: aburrido, muy-largo
Demasiado extenso para mi gusto, casi un nulo proceso en la relación de los protagonistas durante las primeras 100 páginas y eso me quitó el interés de continuarlo
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Aug 25, 2011 Sylvia Patterson rated it liked it
Pretty good, wasn't full of sex and violence but was interesting and kept you wondering what the secret was she was hiding
Mar 23, 2011 Foggygirl rated it really liked it
I really loved this book and have kept it on my bookshelf.
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Arnette Lamb was an American writer of 13 romance novels from 1995 to 1998. She was born in 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. and she died prematurely from cancer on September 18, 1998. Her funeral service was held in the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas.
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