Charming the Shrew
Returning home to the Scottish Highlands after battling the English, Tayg Munro receives a hero’s welcome—and a shocking ultimatum. In order to take his place as heir to the chiefdom of Culrain, he must choose a wife within the month or have one chosen for him. Angered by his family's decree, Tayg delays the inevitable by volunteering for a mission for the king that takes...more
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The plot of Charming the Shrew certainly wouldn’t win any prizes for originality, but that didn’t prevent me from enjoying the audiobook about a hero-in-disguise and the intelligent and sharp-tongued woman with whom he is forced to undertake a wintry journey.
Tayg Munro is the heir to the chiefdom of his clan of Culrain. Having spent a year away fighting with King Robert (the Bruce), Tayg returns home to a hero’s ...more
The story itself wasn't that bad, it tried to be more than a romance using political issues, intrigues and so on.
Unfortunately the writing was awful. A lot of repetition, aaaaaaaaaall the time to be exact, using the same 150 words all over. I was also missing athmosphere, it never came through in which period the story was taking place.
CHARMING THE SHREW is delightful. Author Laurin Wittig has spun a bri ...more
December 1307 and Robert the Bruce of Scotland has won the war against Longshanks of England. The Bruce is now King of Scotland.
Tayg Munro has returned home from the war fighting for Robert the Bruce and is a war hero. His eldest brother Robbie was killed in the war so Tayg will one day become Chiefton of Culrain after his father Angus's dead. His mother Sorcha has started Bride Haunting for Tayg and being a legend war hero all the lasses of Cultrain are already snapp ...more
Wittig has crafted a charming, though somewhat fanciful, historical set in Scotland in the early 14th century. She has masterfully captured the voice of the Highland folks; her dialog is quite witty; and her storytelling clever.
The story tells of Catriona, the headstrong daughter of the MacLeod laird, who rebels at the betrothed her father and older brother have in mind for her—Duff (“dog faced”) MacDonnell—so she runs away. In a s ...more
This was my first book by Laurin Witting. The plot was unique and really good but for me it just missed something. Catriona is definitely a shrew but her past experiences really influenced her attitude and it's part of her defense against her brothers. With that said... there are a few times I just wanted to jump into the book and slap her silly then stuff a sock in her mouth. I liked idea of Tayg playing the bard but I kept feeling like there could ha ...more
In the novel Cat is originally a sharper tongued young woman who has to be strong in order to survive the household with her brothers, of which the oldest is particularly cruel and abusive. Tayg, who is a strapping war hero of the highlands who is being pushed into marriage by his family. In order to assert his independance he goes off on a mission for the king, which will enable hi ...more
A Highlander love story, not the usual or typical story, it is gradually built and speeds up as it goes on. Lots of unexpected twists, which had me hurrying the narrator up to hear what happened next. The characters are well built and Catriona and Tayg co ...more
Mr. Lister has a very, pleasing, melodious speaking voice but CAN NOT do a Scottish accent! This completely ruined a fairly mediocre first couple of chapters. I detected a very poor attempt at Scottish which sounded more like Irish and even Welsh. In a ...more
This was definitely one of those books I just couldn't put down. ;o)
This book is very good and contains no bad language and very little sex. The story of Tayg and Cat is one of Laurin Wittig's best. The series should be one of her best.
Cat has been raised with all brothers who constantly picked on her causing her to withdraw into anger and a shrewish tongue. Her oldest brother is very evil to her and would force her to marry Dogface MacDollen for him to ally with his clan. Cat leaves and meets Tayg who is posing as a bard and is in her territo ...more
It was fun going along on their adventures, always wondering how it would end up and when the brothers and Dogface would catch up. I also pondered which way Alaig would go the whole book, and I like authors who keep me guessing till the end.
She obviously did her historical research too, and I lov ...more
Interesting story of a plot against the king and a girl running away from her betrothed when she meets a bard. Laurin Wittig keeps your attention with action-packed scenes, and her characters are so warm and fascinating. The bard and runaway are on a long trip to the king filled with surprises and intrigue. I am sure you will enjoy this book. Happy reading!
I got this book and it included the narrated version. I started listening and must say I enjoyed the Scottish brogue . Tayg and Cat truly have a love hate relationship but he gives her acceptance and love both things she never received from her family. But Taygs secrets are looking as a problem as they allow their affection to grow for each other.
In 2014 she has two new books coming out. Highlander Avenged, book II in the Guardians of the Targe trilogy, releases on June 24th, and her first novella appears in The Winter Stone anthology, with fellow authors Tanya Anne Crosby and Glynnis Campbell. It releases April 21st. Both are availab ...more