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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Highland Hero by Amanda Scott

  • Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Forever; Original edition (October 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446574309
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446574303
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.2 x 6.8 inches
I love the setting of this book. It's 1401 in Scotland. The mother of the future King James just died and the king decided to send the child away for safekeeping. The king cannot stand up to his brother, the Duke of Albany. A trusted knight, Sir Ivor "Hawk" Mackintosh, comes to take care of the prince. The complication is, the prince's cousin, Lady Marsi Cargill,  decides to come along also to avoid the Duke of Albany.

Lady Marsi masquerades as a maidservant. She's not very good at it, and pretty soon, Hawk found out. Lady Marsi  is smart, spirited, but not always wise. Her mouth tends to ran away before she could think. Hawk is the opposite, which makes them a perfect compliment of each other. 

I get to see glimpses of Scotland as the group travels along trying hard to avoid capture by the villainous duke. There are moments of hilarity which makes this book a real pleasure to read. The conversation are witty, the events flow smoothly from one to another. It's very easy to get lost in the prose. Amanda Scott is a wonderful author. She's as engrossing as Jennifer Donnelly in her Rose trilogy, as Eloisa James in her Midnight series, as Paullina Simons in her Bronze Horseman trilogy.

I'm going to hunt for the first book in the series. I'm so thrilled to be reading Amanda Scott. Do you know of any author similar to Amanda Scott? Feel free to let me know. (review also published at amazon.com). Many thanks to Ms. Michelle at Hachette Books.

Books in the series:

Highland Master
Highland Hero
Highland Lover

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  2. Thanks for sharing your views on this! I've been hearing great things about this book :)

    Also, just wondering, have winners of the giveaway of this book and The Sinner by Margaret Mallory been chosen yet?

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    1. Hi Winnie,

      Yes, they have been chosen. However, I have my own personal copies. If you live in the US, I will send them to you.

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