The Highlander’s Heart
by Amanda ForesterPublisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca Publish Date: November 1, 2011 Genre: Historical Romance Series: Highlander #2 My Rating: Blurb from Goodreads: Rugged Highland Laird David Campbell rescues an English beauty roaming the countryside. At first he thinks Isabelle Tynsdale will be a pawn to bring his enemies to their knees, but under Isabelle’s touch he’s the one who surrenders.
An English Lady with sass, an unlikely Highland protector, and plenty of good humor make up this delightfully entertaining historical romance.
After the death of her uncle, English Lady Isabelle Tynsdale is on the run from her cruel husband. Isabelle knows that her husband will kill her if he finds her, just to claim her inheritance, her Uncle’s estate. While on the run from her husband’s men, Isabelle gets lost by herself. She winds up all alone and disheveled and the only help around is a brute of a highlander. The highlander turns out to be the Laird David Campbell who helps Isabelle without knowing her identity. Isabelle is afraid that if her identity is discovered, she will be sent back to her husband. As David and Isabelle travel together, they develop an attraction for each other, but both know that because of Isabelle’s husband and David’s marital obligations they could never be a couple. However, neither know the truth about Isabelle’s husband.
The Highlander’s Heart is an engaging read, and I really loved this book. There is plenty of action and adventure. Isabelle may be an English Lady, but she has spunk. She is constantly trying to escape, she has a penchant for getting herself into trouble, and David Campbell has to continually rescue her. Don’t get me wrong here, while Isabelle is in trouble a lot, she is not at all annoying or whiny. She is highly entertaining, a heroine to love. David is a strong warrior and leader, he puts value in his word and his family. He has a very large family, many bothers and sisters, so the last thing he really needed was to be responsible for a lost woman. He proves again and again that he is a very good man by continually putting up with Isabelle’s antics. Isabelle and David are a very good match, and between them and David’s sisters, there really is never a dull moment.
The adventure in The Highlander’s Heart is tempered with humor and with romance. There is a bit of a side story in The Highlander’s Heart involving David’s younger sister Cait. Cait and Isabelle become good friends, and Cait proves that she can get into just as much trouble as Isabelle. I enjoyed Cait’s part of the story, but really Isabelle and David are the shining stars of this novel.
There is much to love about The Highlander’s Heart. There is tension between the English and the Scots, Highland warriors, a mischief finding heroine, inter-clan struggles, and an unexpected enemy. This book is book 2 in a series, but I honestly had no idea it was book two until after I read it. You don’t have to read book 1 to enjoy book 2, but I enjoyed The Highlander’s Heart so much that I will have to read the other books in the series.
The Highlander’s Heart will grab you, entertain you, you will laugh, cry, and live the story right along with the characters. The bottom line here, Historical Romance and Highlander fans, do not miss The Highlander’s Heart. I very highly recommend this book.