Phillipa and the Big Scot

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1880s: young, beautiful, rich, pampered Bostonian Phillipa naively seduced by suave Armand conceives,is forced into a loveless marriage with smitten Western fur trader, Scotty MacTavish. Unprepared, Phillipa faces the hardships and rigors of riding horseback westward, Indians, miscarriage, bears, mountain men, rugged frontier living. Can Phillipa ever come to love Scotty and adapt to his life? More

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Published: Nov. 20, 2011
Words: 56,260
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466104532
About Joan Adamak

Fifty years ago, I resided in the beautiful, forested mountains in the NE corner of the State of Washington. In 1960, I joined a small cell of metaphysical seekers in our area, a growing phenomenon in the US, and studied for three years. In 1981 I moved to Seattle, WA and attended metaphysical classes twice weekly for the next ten years. During that time, I compiled a booklet entitled "Atlantis: Fact or Fiction" based on recall by the students had in one of my classes. That story is now available on my website: www.joansmusings.com.

In 1982, I self-published an e-book entitled "Manna for the Millennium." A few years ago I joined my psychic friend, Daeryl Holzer, in researching the aspects of death, encompassed in the e-book "Lifting the Veils of Death." "Manna for the Millennium" is my e-book metaphysics 101 and e-book "Infinite Realities" is the result of my latest research.

I am now trying my hand at writing fiction, of which the first is my Kindle e-book "Phillipa and the Big Scot," a historical romance novel set in the 1880s, beginning in Boston and ending in the Oregon territory. I am presently working on a science fiction novel entitled "The Anunnaki/Illuminati Nemisis."

I review books and products for Amazon Vine and I also do free book reviews for those authors who contact me at joansmusings@hotmail.com. You may also contact me at that site for any questions or comments. I have two blog sites: BookReviewsbyJoan.blogspot.com and Joansmetaphysics.blogspot.com.

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Review by: Joy Williams on Aug. 16, 2012 : star star star star star
A captivating and humorous love story, "Phillipa and the Big Scot" drew me in completely from the beginning 'til the end. Within the first two pages, I was completely delighted with the charming heroine, Phillipa, as she revels in the spotlight of her coming out celebration during the late 1800's. This social butterfly knows that she's irresistable, and she leads a charmed life as the only, spoiled child of an upper-class, respectable Bostonian family. As she casts her spell upon the doting men around her, the only social outsider becomes entranced by her, despite being far out of her league.

Phillipa's naivety, which so many women can relate to, makes her an easy prey for the local player, Armand. She walks into his trap of seduction willingly, only to find her heart broken when she learns his true, callous nature. Left pregnant in a society where children born out of wedlock are the epitome of a woman's disgrace, her family forces her to save their good name and some of her reputation by marrying quickly to prevent a scandal. When her marriage is arranged to a fur trader from the far west, who was previously thought to be socially beneath her, Phillipa finds herself in a situation reminescent of "Green Acres" - she must mature quickly to embrace a tough life with a partner who is almost completely her opposite. Phillipa is totally unprepared for the life of a self-sufficient, frontier woman, and she seeks to keep her illegitimate pregnancy a secret from her new husband for as long as possible.

The twists and turns of Phillipa and Scotty McTavish's relationship are wonderfully written and filled with all of the complexities and subtleties of a real relationship. The characters are fully developed into very believable people that are easy to connect with, and they learn much from each other along their journey. The challenges this couple faces to survive in a harsh wilderness, while simultaneously struggling with accepting each other, strike a chord in the reader's heart. Amidst the tense brushes with death in the story and the strain of desire struggling against all reason, a rich tale of life in the wild west comes to life. This is a book to be savored like a fine dessert - enjoy each bite!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Joy Williams on Aug. 16, 2012 : star star star star star
A captivating and humorous love story, "Phillipa and the Big Scot" drew me in completely from the beginning 'til the end. Within the first two pages, I was completely delighted with the charming heroine, Phillipa, as she revels in the spotlight of her coming out celebration during the late 1800's. This social butterfly knows that she's irresistable, and she leads a charmed life as the only, spoiled child of an upper-class, respectable Bostonian family. As she casts her spell upon the doting men around her, the only social outsider becomes entranced by her, despite being far out of her league.

Phillipa's naivety, which so many women can relate to, makes her an easy prey for the local player, Armand. She walks into his trap of seduction willingly, only to find her heart broken when she learns his true, callous nature. Left pregnant in a society where children born out of wedlock are the epitome of a woman's disgrace, her family forces her to save their good name and some of her reputation by marrying quickly to prevent a scandal. When her marriage is arranged to a fur trader from the far west, who was previously thought to be socially beneath her, Phillipa finds herself in a situation reminescent of "Green Acres" - she must mature quickly to embrace a tough life with a partner who is almost completely her opposite. Phillipa is totally unprepared for the life of a self-sufficient, frontier woman, and she seeks to keep her illegitimate pregnancy a secret from her new husband for as long as possible.

The twists and turns of Phillipa and Scotty McTavish's relationship are wonderfully written and filled with all of the complexities and subtleties of a real relationship. The characters are fully developed into very believable people that are easy to connect with, and they learn much from each other along their journey. The challenges this couple faces to survive in a harsh wilderness, while simultaneously struggling with accepting each other, strike a chord in the reader's heart. Amidst the tense brushes with death in the story and the strain of desire struggling against all reason, a rich tale of life in the wild west comes to life. This is a book to be savored like a fine dessert - enjoy each bite!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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