Book Review-The Highlander’s Touch

The Highlander’s Touch
Highlander (3)
Karen Marie Moning
Dell
354 Pages
Published Nov 2000
Paperback
Time Travel/Scottish Highlands
ISBN: 978-0-440-236652-8

Synopsis 
A Warrior Of Immortal Powers

He was a mighty Scottish warrior who lived in a world bound by ancient laws and timeless magic. But no immortal powers could prepare the laird of Castle Brodie for the lovely accursed lass who stood before him. A terrible trick of fate had sent her 700 years back in time and into his private chamber to tempt him with her beauty-and seduce him with a desire he could never fulfill. For this woman he burned to possess was also
the woman he had foresworn to destroy.

A Woman Caught In The Mists Of Time

When Lisa felt the earth move under her feet, the fiercely independent 21st-century woman never dreamed she was falling…into another century. But the powerful, naked warrior who stood glaring down at her was only too real…and too dangerously arousing. Irresistibly handsome he might be, but Lisa had no intention of remaining in this savage land torn by treachery and war. How could she know that her seductive captor had other plans for her…plans that would save her from a tragic fate? Or that this man who had long ago forsaken love would defy time itself to claim her for his own…. 

MY REVIEW 

Summary:
Lisa is shocked when, at one of her two jobs, she ends up through her curse of curiosity persay, she ends up being taken back through time, 700 years in Medieval Scotland, with a sword being pointed at her throat. Definitely not what she imagined her day turning out. Circern, when seeing a woman appear before him holding the “flask” he knows he has to remember his vow, and destroy her, but he hesitates thinking that she could be a innocent.Lisa is determined to find a way back to her own time, because she has a mother that needs her more now than ever, and she has been taken away from that life and into a different one in the fourteenth century, yet feels a connection to to Circern.  So through a series of events, Circern and Lisa end up being handfasted and a passion is awakened unlike anything either one of them has ever experienced before. Yet will they be able to find a way to have…..Forever? 

The Hero 
Circern Brodie, at thirty years of age, was the oldest of his brothers, a disciplined warrior, and many years ago became a immortal-not of his own will, and made a oath to destroy the “Bearer of the Flask” and never suspected it would be a woman. With strange clothes and suspects no magic in her, he refuses to destroy a woman who may be innocent. Circen is immortal-which is more of a curse to him than anything else. Now he heas met a woman with whom he never wants to lose…

The Heroine 
Lisa Stone, at age eighteen lost her father in a car accident, and leaving her mother crippled. which left all of her dreams going down the drain, and she ended up working two jobs. Five years later, her mother is dying from cervical cancer. Money is more tight than ever before. And just when she thought that things couldn’t get any worse she is thrust backward in time, seven hundred years in Scotland, in a bedchamber of a handsome but furious scot!! Lisa is deperate to return to her time but the more she spends in his arms, the more she comes to the realization of how close their intimate bond is becoming…and she never wants to lose him.

My Thoughts 
The Highlanders Touch is the third installment in the Highland series by Karen Marie Moning. I haven’t read the fever series yet, but her highland series I have just fallen for completely. I have enjoyed each of her books in the series so far, especially since I love anything romances to do with the Scottish Highlands. One of the things I didn’t expect when I first started reading this one, was how emotional this book would become for the reader, from beginning to end the plot was filled with excitement, adventure and lots of romance. The relationship between the two especially at first is a bit rocky, but there is a connection between the two and we see the first seeds of their love for each other. I loved both of these characters, they were full of depth and likeable. There was also a level of emotion that is portrayed throughout the book, that will touch any reader deeply. I absolutely adored reading this, and was such a magical read!!!

My Favorite Quote 
 Live with me forever. Cease my endless solitude. I will cherish you. I will show you world you only dreamed of. I will walk beside you, hand in hand, until the end of days.

My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 

Beyond The Highland Mist
To Tame A Highland Warrior
The Highlander’s Touch
The Kiss of a Highlander
The Dark Highlander
The Immortal Highlander
Into The Dreaming
Spell of the Highlander

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