On a Highland Shore

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In 13th century Scotland, Margaret MacDonald, the laird’s daughter, prepares to wed Lachlan, a cousin of the king. When Lachlan betrays her, she refuses to marry him. Her parents, however, remain steadfast that she go through with the wedding. Therefore, with her sister Nell in tow, they send the defiant Margaret to a convent to reconsider.

Upon Margaret’s return to her Highland village of Somerstrath, devastation, bloodshed, and death greet her. Norse invaders have laid claim to her lands and her people. Her young brother, Davey, is unaccounted for, and all believe he has been abducted by the Norsemen. Gannon MacMagnus, a half-Irish, half-Norse warrior, comes upon the scene of the ravaged town. He and his men vow to fight and save the rugged, magnificent land Margaret calls home, avenge the deaths of her people, and find her abducted brother, Davey.

This historical romance is rich with emotion, vivid in description, and accurately believable. The characters are multi-dimensional, and their actions evoke deep feelings. The violence of the times comes to life as the reader is exposed to the aftermath of a savage raid, which is typical of the period. I look forward to reading the sequel.

 

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