To Wed A Highlander

Author: Michele Sinclair

Publisher: Zebra

Release Date: July 1, 2008

Blue Ribbon Rating: 5.0

Format: PRINT





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Makenna Dunstan, the youngest child of clan leader Alexander Dunstan, is not well versed in the feminine arts; she knows nothing about being a woman, not to mention being a wife.  To make up for it, she gets the attention of men by being the best she can be at their activities.  She was close to her sister Deirdre, but now her sister is gone and Makenna is to wed Deirdre’s husband in order to unite the clan.  For almost two years she has fought the overbearing orders of her brother-in-law, who has tried to restrain her activities, taking away her favorite pastimes.  The one thing she has always wanted was for someone to accept her and love her just as she is.

Colin McTiernay, known for his outstanding ability at training his men, is a highly skilled soldier.  His ability to promote unswerving loyalty among his men makes him an exceptional leader and his father-in-law’s only choice to lead the clan now that his health is bad.  However to do this, Colin must marry his sister-in-law Makenna, who is the exact opposite of the sweet Deirdre, who had been his wife until her death nine months ago.  The prideful Highlander considers Makenna to be the most infuriating woman in all of Scotland and not one he would have chosen for a wife.  He has always wanted a relationship like his parents had.  Though he loved Deirdre, he also realizes that their marriage did not even come close to being like theirs.

 

Colin and Makenna cannot be in the same room without arguing, and they both are vehemently against the marriage.  However, an accidental meeting, a sudden, heated kiss, and the shared realization that the marriage must take place if they are to save the clan, forces their hand.  The clan is comprised of Lowlanders, and Colin is a Highlander.  Though they do not welcome outsiders, some do value Colin’s outstanding qualities and the fact that Alexander chose him. Making matters worse is Alexander’s sudden death right after the wedding.  As the clan chooses sides, Colin and Makenna must learn to stand side-by-side against those who would try to bring them down.  In the process, they make discoveries not only about each other, but also about themselves and find more than they ever anticipated.  However, there is one in particular who covets everything Colin has, especially Makenna, and he is determined to take it away from Colin at any cost.  Can they bring this enemy down together before it is too late?

 

Hot, hot, hot!  Set in the early fourteenth century Scottish Highlands, TO WED A HIGHLANDER is a passionate, thrilling historical novel.  FIVE BLUE RIBBONS!  I absolutely loved it and found it impossible to put down until I finished reading the last page!  Readers will be swept up in this story as these two pride-filled people help each other overcome their vulnerabilities and discover the meaning of true love. These two characters are well matched and memorable; they stay in your mind long after the book is closed.  The secondary characters add charm to the novel and I hope to see them in future novels.  TO WED A HIGHLANDER has found a place on my keeper shelf.  It is a book to read over and over again.  This is the first book I have read by Michele Sinclair, but it will not be my last.  This reviewer is now a fan and I cannot wait to get to the bookstore to get her book THE HIGHLANDER’S BRIDE.

 

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Dottie

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