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Review: Highland Oath

 

Highland Oath (Highland Treasures Book 1) by [Szarek, C.A.]

Title: Highland Oath | Author: C.A. Szarek

Genre: Time Travel | Publisher: Paper Dragon Publishing

Publication Date: January 5th 2018 | Page Length: 206


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The Highlander’s vow versus the surgeon’s oath…
Angus MacLeod is always getting everyone else out of trouble. When a bonnie lass appears naked on the beach, he’s compelled to rescue her. Only, Lila Salinas doesn’t need saving. Her oath as a surgeon is to heal others, even when yanked back to 1692.

Angus is immediately intrigued with the take-charge lass. His father gravely injured, so her appearance holds whispers that everything happens for a reason.
Lila is anxious to get back to modern times, but she can’t leave a sick patient. The longer she remains in the 17th century, the more distant her dreams in the 21st feel. She flirts with the idea that staying is perhaps more destiny than chance.
Angus is convinced the healer from the future is his Fate, and he’s determined to have her for keeps. He just has to persuade her they’re destined, and their love is worth fighting for.

He’s a reluctant Laird…

Alex MacLeod always knew he’d be leader of his clan, but duty was thrust upon him before he was ready.

His father’s devotion to his sick mother is something to admire—or so he keeps telling himself. He regards the man above all others and can’t understand why he would forgo duty for love.

He teeters on the edge of selfishness—the drive for something more.
She’s a runaway Fae princess…

Headstrong Alana is used to disobeying her father, king of the Fae, especially when he commands her.

When she sneaks through the Faery Stones into the Human Realm, she never expects to run into the human laird. Despite her cousin’s warnings and her father’s wrath, Alana finds herself increasingly drawn to a man she can never have.

Together they share a forbidden union…

Alex and Alana find freedom in each other that they’ve never experienced with anyone else. They’re both running from something. Can the solace they find in each other overcome the danger that awaits in both their worlds?

 

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Highland Oath a pretty interesting concept of time travel.
Fates take a hand and land Lila in the 17th century right when Angus MacLeod’s father needed a surgeon. Soon after Angus become intrigued by the young surgeon and finds that Lila was his destiny. However, Lila is anxious to get back to modern times, but she took an oath and even though she was yanked back in time, she still taken an oath to heal and can’t leave a sick patient. Though she finds the longer she stays in the past she flirts with her not wanting to go back at all.

This book was pretty good with a well laid out plot and characters that you will come to enjoy. Even though I didn’t feel the attraction between Angus and Lila I did enjoy the story.

I will recommend this story to anyone reader he loves to leave reality at the door and like to explore the concept of destiny can exist in another time or space.

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If you read Highland Oath, come back and tell me how you like the book. I am excited to see if you like the book as I did.

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The Highlander’s Princess Bride – Book Tour & Giveaway

The Highlander’s Princess Bride
Improper Princesses Book 3
by Vanessa Kelly
Genre: Historical Romance
In Vanessa Kelly’s enchanting series, three young women descended from
royalty overcome their scandalous beginnings to win the hearts of
the
ton’s most eligible men . . .
The illegitimate daughter of the Prince Regent might be expected to
pursue various dubious professions. Actress, perhaps, or artist’s
model. Even courtesan. Victoria Knight, however, has become a
governess—a respectable choice, until she travels to Scotland to
meet her new charges. The younger brothers of Nicholas Kendrick, Earl
of Arnprior, aren’t children at all. They’re brawny, wild
Highland men. As for the Earl, he’s handsome, guarded, and far too
compelling . . . especially for a woman hiding a dark secret.
Nick needs a proper teacher to transform his unmarriageable brothers—
and a sensible, straight-laced wife for himself. Miss Knight seems to fit the
bill on both counts. But he soon discovers there is more to Victoria than he thought.
It’s not just her notorious origins, or the danger that’s followed her
all the way to Scotland. It’s the fiery loyalty beneath that sedate
façade. This, the real Victoria, is the woman Nick is starting to
desire so desperately. And what an earl wants, he’ll use every
seductive means to get . . .
**Easily read as a standalone!**
ALSO IN THE IMPROPER PRINCESSES SERIES!
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Named
by Booklist as one of the “New Stars of Historical
Romance,” USA Today bestselling author
Vanessa Kelly’s books have been nominated for awards in a number of contests.
She is also the recipient of the prestigious Maggie Medallion for historical
romance. With a Master’s Degree in English Literature, Vanessa is
known for developing vibrant Regency settings, appealing characters,
and witty storylines that captivate readers. You can visit her on the
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for exclusive excerpts and a giveaway!

 

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Christmas in Kilts: A Highland Holiday Box Set

Christmas in Kilts: A Highland Holiday Box Set by [Evans, Bronwen, McGoldrick, May, Cornwall, Lecia, Kent, Lavinia, Brisbin, Terri]Christmas in Kilts

Print Length: 494 pages / Publisher: Swerve

Publication Date: October 31, 2017 / Sold by: Macmillan

Authors: Bronwen Evans, Terri Brisbin, Lecia Cornwall, Lavinia Kent & May McGoldrick


is the season to fall in love! These five bestselling authors bring you great tiding of highlanders and romances this holiday season!

A HIGHLANDER’S HOPE by Terri Brisbin
A village harlot who would never dream she could have a different life meets a Highlander who visits for the holidays and brings with him an offer and hope.

A HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS WAGER by Lecia Cornwall
When a snowstorm forces a charming lass hiding a broken heart to take shelter in a castle with three fine Highland lairds just days before Christmas, there’s a game afoot—who will be the first to win a kiss and maybe her heart.

A SCOT FOR CHRISTMAS by Bronwen Evans
She’s ready to embrace her life and future as a spinster, he’s trying to have one last hurrah before he gives into his family’s wishes and proposes marriage to his neighbor, but fate has other ideas when the lady and the Scot meet at a holiday house party in the wilds of Scotland.

LEFTOVER MISTLETOE by Lavinia Kent
What happens when a highlander finds himself stranded, maybe kidnapped, with an English lady around Christmas… maybe the mistletoe will help answer that question.

SWEET HOME HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS by May McGoldrick
An encounter between an English officer and a desperate aunt trying to keep custody of her young niece leads to a little magic during the holidays.

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If you’re looking for something to read this holiday season. Then look no further than Christmas Kilt. This book contains five short novellas, which will have you more interested in the outcome of the characters than the Yuletides. My favorite of these was A Highlander’s Hope. It proved that everyone no matter your life choices you still deserved to be loved.

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Never Kiss a Highlander (The McTiernays #6)

Never Kiss a Highlander (The McTiernays) by [Sinclair, Michele]Never Kiss a Highlander

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Author: Michele Sinclair

Series: The McTiernays #6

Print Length: 352 Pages

Publication Date: July 25, 2017


A LASTING PASSION
Elite McTiernay guardsman Hamish MacBrieve is looking for a clean start. But when his brother, laird of Foinaven Castle, leaves the family holdings dangerously unprotected, Hamish has no choice but to return and keep his clansmen safe. And when he does, he discovers that Foinaven’s painful memories have been replaced by the most distracting opportunity for passion.
 
A TIMELESS SEDUCTION
When Mairead MacMhathain learns that the eldest MacBrieve is returning home, she imagines he’ll bring salvation in the form of a powerful army. Instead, the hulking, powerful man she idolized as a girl arrives alone. But now instead of a little sister, Hamish sees her as the woman she has become. And under his heated gaze, despite the danger swirling around them, Mairead finds herself tempted, taunted, and tantalizingly seduced…

Michele Sinclair has written an intriguing world of honor, second chances, and Highlander intrigue. Never Kiss A Highlander is book #6 in The McTiernys’ saga.
This would be my first book and title by Michele Sinclair. I didn’t know this was part of a series. So, these books can be read as a stand-alone to the rest of the titles.

This book was slow in some places but really picked up its paces towards the end. The chemistry between Hamish and Mairead was okay. I will chalk this story up as a feel-good story with a twist of intrigue to make it interesting.

But if you’re a big fan of highlander romance, this would be one for your shelves.

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Praise for The McTiernays!
 
“Sinclair entertains with noble self-sacrifice, double deceptions, sizzling attraction, and affectionate meddling.”
Publishers Weekly on Tempting the Highlander

“Once again Sinclair demonstrates her ability to touch readers’ minds and hearts, keeping them enthralled.”
RT Book Reviews on Desiring the Highlander

About the Author

 

Michele SinclairMichele Sinclair is the award-winning author of The Christmas Knight and the McTiernay Brothers series, among other titles. A member of Romance Writers of America, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit Michele at michelesinclair.com.

Anne Flosnik is an accomplished, multi-award-winning British actress, with lead credits for stage, television, commercials, industrials, voice-overs, and audiobooks. She has garnered three AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for Little Bee by Chris Cleave, and four Audie Award nominations.

 

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Highland Chieftain (Murray Family #21)

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The Murrays are back in this thrilling new tale from New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell . . .
Responsible for protecting her younger siblings from their abusive father, Bethoc Matheson is in no position to rescue another soul in Scotland. Yet when she sees a bleeding man on the verge of drowning, that’s exactly what she does, securing him safely in a cave where she can return day after day to tend to his wounds.

Sir Callum MacMillan can scarcely believe such a slight lass as Bethoc could save him from the grasp of death. But he knows the telltale marks of an angry fist on her skin, and he knows she has the soul of a fighter within her feminine frame. Raised to be a protector of the weak by his Murray clansmen, Callum would prefer to be the one saving her—and save her, he will. If he can first survive the treacherous attack that led him into her irresistible arms . . .

 

 

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Out of all Hannah Howell’s books, I really enjoy reading about the Murrays the most. I don’t know what it is about the Murrays but each and every book I think is a must read for every hardcore romance reader.

In Hannah Howell latest book, we are introduced to Sir Callum MacMillan. If you have follow the series, you know that Callum MacMillan grew up hard, until the day his grandfather found him .

All through Callum’s life, he had to fight to survive, and protect to protect those that were helpless to do so themselves. Now the shoe is on the other foot.

Bethoc Matteson can’t take any more of the abuse she receives at home. If she didn’t have responsibility of protecting yer young siblings, she would have walked away a long time ago. But as it stands she was trapped. Or so she thought….

Highland Chieftain rates right up there with the other books in this series…excellent. It was fast pace, well developed characters and plenty of passion between the two main characters.

If you ever read this series, you know that each Murray has a special gift. What until you find out what Bethoc gift is…I can say that its very unique.

 

 

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Genre: Historical Romance

Print Length: 352 pages

Series: Murray Family Saga #21

Publisher:Kensington

Publication Date: September 27, 2016

Characters: Sir Callum, Bethoc

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Highland Temptation (Highland Knights #3)

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When Lady Emilia Buchanan discovers that her despicable father has been scheming against the crown, she turns to the Highland Knights for protection—and retribution. Spirited away to a safe house on the outskirts of London, Emilia is surprised to find herself sharing close quarters with a soft-spoken, musclebound Highlander. Before long, curiosity gives way to an alarming attraction. Emilia has learned firsthand from her father that men are not to be trusted. She just never met one so honorable and loyal, so powerful and, yes, tempting.

Ever since Waterloo, Colin Stirling has struggled with memories that haunt him night and day. Driven near to madness, he no longer trusts himself with meaningful relationships of any kind. At least in this temporary sanctuary, Colin can withdraw from the world—that is, until his stunningly gorgeous charge learns the full depth of his pain. In Emilia, Colin sees a kindred spirit with battle scars of her own. He also senses a chance to heal . . . and to find love.

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Highland Temptation is the third book in Jennifer Haymore Highland Knights series and as such can be read as a standalone.

I have to say if the other book in this series is this good I must try to catch up. In Highland Temptation Lady Emilia Buchanan is running for her life. You would assumethat it was a stranger she was trying to escape from. However, its someone she should have been able to trust implicitly…her own father.

Lady Emilia knew that her father was up to know good and she found the evidence to prove that her father was plotting to over throw the crown. Not knowing whom to trust, Emilia turned to the Highland Knights for protection or one certain Knight…Colin Stirling. Colin used to guard her father and now she needs him to protect her.

Highland Temptation was a wonderful story full of intrigue and hot romance. So far, out of all the Highland romance I read this summer, I must say that Jennifer Haymore’s Highland Knights series was one of the best.

What I relished about this story was that both Colin and Emilia were broken. Colin from the stretch he done in the military and Emilia from her home life. And only relying on each other were they able to conquer their demons.

If you enjoy historical romance with emphasis on romance, then you would definitely enjoy Highland Temptation by Jennifer Haymore.

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Genre: Historical Romance

Print Length: 218 pages

Series: Highland Knights #3

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: August 23, 2016

Characters: Colin, Emilia

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The Fearless Highlander (Highland Defender #1)

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Heir to the most notorious clan in the Highlands, Hugh MacIain hides his identity while imprisoned in the bowels of Fort William’s hell. Aye, this braw warrior has endured horrors that should have seen him dead, though now it appears it’s the bloody flux that will send him to Satan’s fire. Optimistic, competent, and captivating, Charlotte Hill takes pity on the fevered prisoner sprawled atop a cot in the fort’s surgery. When finally the Highlander opens his eyes, he seizes her heart with a pained stare. Truly, this is no commoner—but in 1692, a warrior loyal to the Jacobite cause and the daughter of a government colonel may as well be worlds apart. After his escape, Hugh snatches his chance to woo the lass, until disaster strikes. While war and lust for vengeance force Charlotte further from Hugh’s arms, the couple’s romance seems aimlessly adrift on the open sea. Before they sail too far apart, can the tender love of an English lady coax a determined Highlander from his path of revenge?

 

My Review: The Fearless Highlander is a historical romance set in 1692 Scotland. Amy Jarecki gives as her rendition of the Scottish turmoil, tragedies and betrayals at Fort William.

Hugh MacIain a prisoner of circumstances who’s at death door is healed by Charlotte Hill his enemy daughter. As Hugh spends time with Charlotte, he comes to find that even though she’s the daughter of the Colonel she doesn’t always agree with her father.

Our hero and heroine are forced to put aside personal allegiances and to overcome numerous obstacles.

I’ve only read one other book by Amy Jarecki (Highland Knight of Rapture) which I was basing this story to follow not part of that series but the overall tone of the book. Whereas, Highland Knight of Rapture was more about the romance of the two main characters…The Fearless Highlander was about the plight or history of that time period. Even though to me the romance took a back sit in The Fearless Highlander, trying to intertwine romance in a time period where romance was not a foregone conclusion is never easy.

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  • File Size: 3016 KB
  • Print Length: 376 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1523654759
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Rapture Books (March 13, 2016)
  • Publication Date: March 13, 2016

 

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So I Married a Highlander (What Happens In Scotland Book 2)

A Lady’s Rules of Etiquette When Eloping:

1. A lady should never leave a note behind explaining her intentions.

2. If by chance a note has been left behind, a lady must prepare to be hunted down and the ceremony thwarted.

3. In such a case, seeking consolation with a night of excessive drinking will be tempting, but ill advised.

4. And lastly, a lady must never, under any
circumstances, wake up manacled to a deliciously handsome Highlander.

Lady Evelyn Alexander has managed to break all four rules in the space of an evening—and the tall, virile Highlander she accidentally married is only the beginning. Her fiancé has also mysteriously gone missing and the threat of scandal is hot on their heels…

Alec McAllister has no use for a wife, but when he wakes up entwined with the lovely and spirited Evelyn, he’s willing to reconsider. He’ll help her find her fiancé, but when the passions ignite between them, it’s only a matter of time before the Highlander claims what’s his…

My Review: In So I Married a Highlander the second book in What Happens In Scotland series. Kate McKinley takes a on a fun journey on what happens when you put a willful English Miss with a Scottish gentleman.

Lady Evelyn Alexander the sister of a Duke, waited until her brother and his wife was away to run off to get married. It was a simple plan, go to the highlands to get married arriving back to England all before her brother could find out and stop her. However, you know what they say “The best laid plans of nice and men oft go astray” one thing after another went wrong. When they arrived, it was like McDonald’s drive thru at the local blacksmith, so what is a woman to do, when in a rush. She goes to on a haunt looking for another blacksmith. And that is when So I Married a Highlander went on a warp speed in the romance department.

So I Married a Highlander was a fun, short and emotional story. That will leave you wanting more. I really enjoy the story and the banter between Alec and Evelyn was entertaining. The only negative thing I could find is the story was too short.

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The Winter Laird (Mists of Fate – Book One)

THE PRESENT
Successful matchmaker Brianagh O’Rourke believes in happily-ever-afters…just not her own. She’s convinced passion only exists in her dreams. When she reluctantly accepts a marriage proposal, Bri decides she needs a vacation—but she didn’t expect it to be in 15th century Ireland.

THE PAST
Laird Nioclas MacWilliam just wants peace for his clan. The time for him to marry has come, and after waiting years for his ally to present their daughter, he’s agreed to marry another. But on the eve of his nuptials, a daring rescue brings his missing betrothed right into his arms.

And she does not want to be there.

THE FUTURE
Brianagh has to return to the future. Nioclas has to marry. He offers a solution for the both of them: She marries him and stays for three months, and they work together to convince his clan they are a love match. In return, he vows to safely return her home. But as the days turn to weeks, they both begin to see what a happily-ever-after could be. And when the time comes, does Brianagh return to the life she’s built, or does she remain in the past for a chance at true love?

My Review: With The Winter Laird (Mists of Fate #1) Nancy Scanlon takes as on a whole new journey about Lairds and the woman who loves them. In The Winter Laird there was a prophecy told about a girl child that would have the ability to travel through time. Well The Winter Laird is the telling of Brianagh O’Rourke a happy matchmaker that finds happiness for others even though her love life is not so great. On the day that she reluctantly accepts her boyfriend marriage proposal, Brianagh decides to go on vacation with her cousin. Unbeknown to her it would be a vacation like no other.

Laird Nioclas MacWilliam time has come to marry, and the bride that he choose when he was no more than a child has yet to make an appearance, so he reluctantly offers to marry another. But on the eve of his wedding, Nioclas and his clan has to make a daring rescue that brings him the bride that he offer for, and with the discovery of who she was and her ability brings forth old enemies namely Nioclas father and his father’s allies.

The Winter Laird is a fantastic book that takes as on so many journeys to the past and back again. Nancy Scanlon wrote an excellent tale with characters and secondary characters that you hated to see the book end. I know that I hated to see the book end because now I have to wait to see what happened to Nioclas’ brother.

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Highland Knight of Rapture

Where have I been, that I never read the beginning this fantastic series. I had the pleasure of reading Highland Knight of Rapture (Highland Dynasty Book 4) by Amy Jarecki. This book was off the charts. It had action, adventure and romance, let not forget the romance. After five years of marriage, Lady Helen has failed to produce a suitable heir; a suitable heir in her husband eyes was a son. So her husband rejects her and openly takes a lover while she endures in silence.

My Take: This book was beyond great. It was exceptional. The heroin Lady Helen was a strong women, even in the time were ladies are rarely seen as strong. She became even more so in her dealings with her husband when Sir Eoin MacGregor steps in. Sir Eoin was Helen longtime friend and unbeknownst to her, he has always been secretly in love with her. Noticing the mistreatment that she has been taking by her husband….he becomes the Knight that he was, champion the one that he loves and the child that he was willing to claim us his own. After reading this book it made me go purchase the other three in the series. I just have to say good job Amy Jarecki.

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