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Rebellion (The MacGregors 0.1)

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  4,764 ratings  ·  105 reviews
Despite the enmity between their two countries, Brigham Langston, a handsome English lord, finds himself drawn to the beautiful Serena MacGregor, a hot-tempered Scottish hoyden, in a historical romance that serves as a prequel to Roberts's best-selling MacGregor series.
Paperback, 298 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by Harlequin Books (first published 1988)
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MacGregors klanının tarihçesi idi bu kitap muhteşemdi..Nora Roberts'in kaleminden ilk defa bir historical roman okudum..Kitap su gibi akıyordu desem hani abartmış olmam kesinlikle..Kitabı elimden bırakamadım..
Yıl 1745 Yer İskoçya ünlü isyan hareketinin başlangıcı..İskoçlar tahta Stuat Hanedanında Charles'i getirmek için isyan ederler..İşte roman tam bu atmosferde Kuzey İskoçya'da geçiyor..
Romandaki kadın karakter Serena(Rena) MacGregor
Erkek Karakter ise yarı İskoçyalı Lord Ashburn-Brigham Langs...more
abi rafon
a refreshing story set against the bloody background of the historic Battle of Culloden.

it was nice to read the war and remind me of the young bonnie prince charles stuart. the jacobite rebellion was a very bloody war and it always touches me everytime i read about it. and as usual it bring me down knowing what had happened to the scots. but nora roberts did made a good job justifying the story. with her page turner writing style and interesting scenes, you will soon be finished reading her book...more
I started/stopped reading this book so many times that I lost count. I just can´t get through it and, as of now, I´m officially giving up on it.
İnci Puyan

Kapaktan da anlaşıldığı üzere bir tarihi aşk kitabıydı. İskoç ve İngilizlerin karmasıydı.

Ve asıl önemli olan da yazarın Nora Roberts olması... Bu kadının çok güzel güncel aşk romanı yazdığına tanık oldum. MacGregor ailesinin aşklarını okuduktan sonra tarihi aşk kitabını ve serininde yeni kitabı olduğunu görünce alıp okuyayım dedim ve kadının tarihi aşkı da çok güzel yazdığını gördüm. Kadın tek kelimeyle mükemmel bir yazar.

Karakterler arasındaki diyaloglar...more
Brigham Langston, Earl of Ashburn, was nothing but a hated English Lord to Serena MacGregor, and she swore that was all he would ever be. Her fear had fed her hatred for the English for many years. So when her younger brother, Coll, arrived back home from a long military duty with not just any Englishman, but a friend and nobleman, Serena is much less than civil. The shock of her beauty is soon replaced by the shock of her foul temper and bitter tongue, and Brig is determined to meet her challe...more
I chose to follow the time line when starting this series. So, although this was not the first book published in the MacGregor series, it starts at the beginning of the story. So, in the 1700's we meet Serena and her family.
Serena despises the English. When her brother allied with an Earl, Serena lets her temper get the better of her. But, Lord Brigham was smitten with her despite her foul temper.
This was really good story. The story of the Rebellion, of two people vastly different coming togeth...more
Well, I was a bit disappointed with this book.
But whatever, when you read a book by Nora Roberts you either like it or you think that it is far from your expectations.
Rebellion tells us the story of Serena MacGregor and Brigham Langston.
Serena/Rena is a fiery Scottish lass who, at the age of 8, wacthes as a bunch of English soldiers enter her house and attack her mother. From that moment on, she learns to loathe the English "pigs".
Brigham Langston is English and he is the best friend of Coll Ma...more
Dec 31, 2008 Amy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Nora Roberts and historical romances
Recommended to Amy by: My sister, Liz
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Serena MacGregor had a deep burning hatred for the English, developed at eight years old when her father was imprisoned and her mother was raped by the English dragoons. Ten years have passed; eighteen-year-old Serena blossomed to a fiery-tempered Scottish lass able to tackle any man or woman that got in her way. Coll, her older brother returned home to Glenroe with an English earl in tow, Serena’s anger exploded. Brigham Langston, fourth earl of Ashburn saved Coll’s life as they travelled to Gl...more
BJ Rose
This is a good historical fiction, but falls really flat as a romance. Serena's mindless hatred of all things British goes on for much too long -Brigham was her brother's best friend, which should have counted for something, AND his grandmother was Scottish. My sympathy was all with the hero - I'm not crazy about a romance that goes directly from 'I hate you' to 'I love you' without even a pause for 'I like you'

Duncan Mandel
"Scotland, 1745. Against the bloody background of the Battle of Culloden, another war was waged and won--the price was honor, the victory, love." Scottish beauty Serena MacGregor's hatred of all English began as a child when she watched as a band of Englishmen attacked her mother. Her brother's friend Brigham Langston was no exception to Serena's loathing--despite his supposed loyalty to the Scottish cause... and his good looks. Although Brigham eventually proves himself worthy of the MacGregor...more
Jan 11, 2009 Bronwyn rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoys historical romances
Recommended to Bronwyn by: no one
I have read several books by nora roberts and this is very good a romance set in the time of the culloden uprising of 1745, about a womans hatred of the english, and her love for an englishman loyal to the scottish cause because of his grandmother, and how she learns to overcome her hatred of what he stands for and the love that eventually overcomes the barriers between them
Rebellion as a truly amazing book. Filled with true love and romance, hate and vigor. I would give this book a 6 star rating. I fell in love with the whole story, which I believe was beautifully written and wonderfully told. The Characters had alot of passion and they were all about their clan. It kept me reading and wanting to read more about the Mcgregors.
The story of the beginning of the McGregor clan is wonderful. It's set in a time of discontent, with history weaving its way through the lives of all the characters. It's a beautiful love story, with revolution, war, politics and loyalty all affecting the lives, loves and decisions of the McGregors.
Bir birleri ile olan kavgaları eğlenceliydi ama kitabın akışı biraz yavan geldi,yani bir şeyler eksikti.Yada çok beklenti ile okudum,bittiğinde bumuydu dedim...
Kate Irwin-smiler
As supporters of Bonnie Prince Charlie gather support from the Highland clans in the mid-eighteenth century, an Englishman loyal to the cause meets the headstrong sister of his close friend. Blah blah blah, love-against-their-better-sense, blah blah, she hates him because he's English, but loves him anyway, blah blah, of COURSE it all works out, somehow. (That's not a spoiler; this is Nora Roberts we're talking about.)

This was a pleasant enough read - it is Nora Roberts. I was annoyed by all the...more
Melissa Levine
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Frances Lockhart
I love historical fiction. I love romance novels. I'm also quite a fan of books by legendary author Nora Roberts. Hence combining the three should have been a sure hit with me. Wrong. I found this book mediocre unfortunately.

Rebellion - book #1 in the MacGregors series by Ms Noberts seemed to drag on. My romance fantasies were interupted by pages and pages of discussion and description of Scottish politics from the eighteenth century - Prince Charles, the Jacobites, the battle of Culloden, blah,...more
this is the first book ive read in the macgregor series and im pretty sure it will be the last.
i just wanted to hit the brakes and say slow down slow down slow down!
in typical nora roberts fashion, love springs out of nowhere.
and i just wanted it to slow down.
i was interested in seeing how she would do with a historical romance book. well, i got my answer.&it wasnt a good one.
there are several comments like 'roughing it' and others that i highly doubt people said in the 1700s.
&Brigham ca...more
A fiesty woman who isn't afraid to punch, kick, yell, scratch, and yes, bite. I love a heroine with a little attitude! Isn't this what every man in the 1700's wants? I don't care what anyone says, I believe most men, even today's men, are enticed by a challenge, and taming a hell-cat is certainly a task.

The highlands of Scotland is the setting for this historical romance, one filled with desire, hatred, love and war. Bringham Langston, the fourth Earl of Ashburn, is a wealthy Englishman, yet hi...more
Darn you all for encouraging me to dig a little deeper for some of NR's Harlequin romance novels!!! Now I am going to be addicted to this short series...I hope I can get them all from the library.

The MacGregor's are a royal Scottish clan in the mid-1700's who are extremely close, generous, and have had their brush with the English Army. Coll, the oldest of the children, is returning to his family home of Glennroe after being gone for a year and is bringing with him his closest from from his trav...more
Kathy Davie
First in the MacGregor historically romantic family saga. The couple focus is on Brigham Langston and Serena MacGregor on the eve of the Jacobite uprising of 1745.

My Take
Well, it was a rather mediocre romance with the usual suspects. I'm hoping its purpose was simply to provide a reason for the family's exile and striving to return to their lost estates.

If you've read a few histories and romances about the Jacobite Rebellion, the '45, you know how it goes. Roberts provides a point of view from...more
I don't know. There's some good stuff in this book, but I think it all kinda faded away thanks to the eye-rolling.

Even though the heroine had great reasons to be feisty and angry and rebellious and dislike the hero, the feisty heroine has been done too many times to really rock my boat.

And it's not that I didn't see why the two of them fell in love, but the timing of it all kinda threw me off-guard.

I liked the historical setting quite a bit, because the Jacobine uprising is something I know ab...more
Corinne Hatton
Nora Roberts knows how to keep me interested and this book definitely did that for me. I grew up watching Lifetime movies and kept seeing movies that were originally Nora Roberts books so I thought I would give her stuff a try. I am addicted to her books now.
Trudy Miner
The pre-quel to The MacGregors series, this historical romance is set in the Highlands at the run-up to the Battle of Culloden. Serena MacGregor witnessed the rape of her mother at the hands of a vicious English soldier as a child; now she hates all things English. Naturally, she falls in love with her brother's best friend, the Earl of Ashborn. They went on a merry dance while they found true love because of the differences that separated them. As Brigham went off with her brother Coll to meet...more
Julie B.
This book is very special to me: It started my obsession with Historical Romance genre (especially Scottish HR). It was everything I was looking for in a magical setting. If I had not read it, and were to pick it up now after having read a lot of books in this genre, would I enjoy as much as I did? I dont know! But the heroine was kick ass and touching! I could really relate with her. The Hero was lovely, dashing and so very patient and accepting of her. They make the most epic and passionate co...more
love this book, have read more than once. it was the prequel to the series. I started the rest...ugh! romance at its worst. love nora though, her writing keeps growing in depth.
Set during the mid 18th century, amid the attempted overthrow of the English government, Brigham finds himself heading to Scotland with his closest friend. Intending to gather forces for Price Charles, Brigham plans to focus all his attention on the future rebellion. However, all it takes is one look at his friend's sister and Brigham is lost. Now he will do whatever it takes to win the thrown for the prince and win the hand of the only girl he can recall loving.

The story was well told and the...more
Suffice it to say that I am not a hard sell for a book that takes place in the Highlands of Scotland, particularly during the period leading up to the Battle of Culloden. This novel was a bit more on the romance side than I would have liked, but I had figured that it would tend in that direction, simply judging by the cover- which I am fully aware one should never do. However, I did. :-) I enjoyed the story. The characters were pretty believable. I do like the strength of the women depicted and...more
Çok güzeldi ya, yetmedi bu bana. Nora bir kaç da dönem kitabı attırsa güzel olurmuş (:
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