The Handfasters - Helen Susan Swift

The Handfasters

By Helen Susan Swift

  • Release Date: 2022-02-25
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4
From 225 Ratings


Scotland, 1811. Coming from the Highlands to Edinburgh in search of a husband, Alison Lamont finds herself in all sorts of trouble.

Thrown out of a fashionable ball for a stolen kiss, Alison flees from a riot in the notorious Old Town and meets Willie Kemp, an eccentric boatbuilder. While she falls deeply in love with Mr. Kemp, her aunt wishes her to marry the obnoxious but rich John Forres.

Alison takes drastic measures to solve her dilemma, including a long trip through the snow-covered Pentland Hills. But who left the mysterious footprints outside her cottage, and what secrets is Mr. Kemp hiding?


  • The Handfasters

    By GranfmaMaryS
    I did enjoy this book, but do not like that it was told in the way it was. Other than that I think the book was very well written.
  • The hands gadgets

    By tTerry F
    I like this book diferent but entretened I read it fast
  • Unexpected!

    By mamahess
    This story was written in a unique way. It took a little bit to get used to it but then I couldn’t stop reading. It was a very enjoyable book!
  • WOW!!!!

    By HCS80
    What a book!! This work of art was simply amazing! I have never read another like it and probably never will. It was so beautifully written…I could actually see my own grandmother parting her wisdom as I read each passage. Five stars isn’t nearly enough!
  • Cute read!

    By relax&read
    This book is so cute! The main character open ones eyes to the twists and turns; the mischief a strong willed youth can get into. This story shows that class barriers can be broken when true love is at stake. The love conquers all message is portrayed through excellent storytelling. Thanks for this delightful read!
  • The Handfasters

    By Bev teacher
    A very fun book!
  • Great story!

    By MarBatis
    Loved it… it’s a nice, well written story! I so wish for it to have been longer…