My Wicked Highlander
Holling’s latest romance opens with Isobel MacDonell hiding in England from the witch hunts ravaging Scotland. When Sir Philip Kilpatrick, sent by her father, arrives to escort her to her betrothed in the Highlands, she finds herself on a journey where her magic could help solve a mystery while at the same time placing those around her in mortal danger. My Wicked Highlander, the first in a new trilogy about three sisters–all of them witches–is a certainly a page-turner. The tag-line on the front cover says it all: her unearthly powers are no match for a rugged Scotsman’s desire! For devotees of romances, this is good reading. The plot has good twists and definitely allows the reader a bit of escapism. Characters were well fleshed-out and intriguing; Kilpatrick’s angst over his little sister’s disappearance is a thread that pulls the reader through the book. The use of Isobel’s witchcraft and the dramatic consequences if she’s discovered adds an extra bit of pizzazz to what would otherwise be just another entertaining romance. Overall, there were no complaints and there were no revelatory moments, but the book was certainly enjoyable.