Truly Madly Plaid (Prince Charlie’s Angels 2)

Written by Eliza Knight
Review by Elizabeth Knowles

Scotland,1746. Annie MacPherson is a healer working for Prince Charles Edward Stuart. Craig MacLean is an officer in his army. Their story opens unromantically, and the two spend some time avoiding a relationship despite their strong mutual attraction. After the Battle of Culloden, Annie faces danger at every turn as she attempts to escape the English and save the lives of wounded survivors. Annie and Craig fall in love and almost melt the scenery as their sensual encounters heat up.

This story gives an accurate, chilling account of Culloden and its aftermath.  The battle destroyed any hope of putting “Bonnie Prince Charlie” on the throne of England, and repercussions against the Scottish rebels were savage. Annie’s healing skills are true to the times, although her patients would have suffered shock and sepsis under her well-meant, primitive techniques.

The lighthearted title and spicy romance seem a little frivolous juxtaposed with wartime tragedy and peril. Still, this multi-published author knows how to keep readers’ eyes on the page. Fans of Highland romance who like braw lads in kilts will enjoy this one.