THE HIGHLANDER’S SWORD by Amanda Forester (ARC review)

February 24, 2010 5 flames 2

Source: Sourcebooks (Thank you Danielle)
* I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (March 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402229488
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402229480

A quiet, flame-haired beauty with secrets of her own…
Lady Aila Graham is destined for the convent, until her brother’s death leaves her an heiress. Soon she is caught between hastily arranged marriage with a Highland warrior, the Abbot’s insistence that she take her vows, the Scottish Laird who kidnaps her, and the traitor from within who betrays them all.
She’s nothing he expected and everything he really needs…
Padyn MacLaren, a battled-hardened knight, returns home to the Highlands after years of fighting the English in France. MacLaren bears the physical scars of battle, but it is the deeper wounds of betrayal that have rocked his faith. Arriving with only a band of war-weary knights, MacLaren finds his land pillaged and his clan scattered. Determined to restore his clan, he sees Aila’s fortune as the answer to his problems…but maybe it’s the woman herself.

Aila is shaken when she is forced to marry Padyn at once with no courtship or engagement.  To say her world is turned upside down is an understatement.  

The author shows great work in details and story plot that flows nicely and makes a Historical Romance beautiful for modern day reading.  There was not a lot of dull spots, which made the book flow beautifully and quickly.  For a debut author, this was amazing to accomplish.  I am not a huge fan of historicals, but the author has written such a wonderful story, that I really did enjoy it this time around. 

A great new book from a new author that will keep you warm at night with quick page turning romance.  A great new addition to the romance genre.


Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading!

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