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Book Review-Healing The Highlander

Healing The Highlander
Daughters of the Glen (7)
Melissa Mayhue
Pocket Books
Paperback
Published March 2011
355 Pages
Scottish Highlands Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-1-4391-9020-3
Authors Website

Synopsis 
ANDREW MACALISTER longs for a cure to free him from the excruciating pain caused by an old wound, but when he rescues a drowning woman, he has no idea how much his life is about to change. All Drew knows is that this mysterious woman is hiding secrets — and that he’s never felt such a consuming desire before. Yet he cannot deny her request for help, even if it means bringing the detested English army to his Highland clan’s home.

LEAH NOBLE MCQUARRIE still harbors a deep hatred of the Fae who tortured her eleven years ago, forcing her to escape back in time to the thirteenth century. A descendant of the Fae, Leah denies her heritage and her magical healing abilities. But the English army is holding her beloved adoptive grandfather captive, so Leah must seek help from the Fae — and the captivating man whose touch she craves.

Then Drew discovers Leah’s secrets, and he’s torn between old loyalties and trusting a woman who has the power to give him the future he’s sought — but could destroy his clan forever. . . .

My Review

Leah was once treated in horrid ways by the Fae, and managed to escape and made a life for herself in medieval Scotland. Even though she is from a more modern era, she has grown accustomed to life in Scotland, in the 1300’s. When her adopted grandparents find themselves in trouble, Leah is determined to save them. When their son betrays them, and takes over their home and clan, and about to force Leah to marry a stranger, she escapes. She heads north, to a clan, that are kin to her grandmother, and are the only ones that can help them. On her way, she slips in a river, and is saved by a highlander, who protects her and takes her to his home. When they are followed by English knights and soldiers, they have no choice but to go under a false pretense of being married. Before they realize it, they will have to go through a real wedding, to make the soldiers believe their feelings are true. Andrew, has suffered a most painful injury, and is searching for anything that will aid in his pain that he suffers every moment. When he finds the truth about Leah, he realizes that she is his salvation….but sometimes love gets in the way of intentions and can change the course of fate…

Healing the Highlander is a fantastic addition to the Daughters of the Glen series that Mayhue has created for us. This does have a bit of time travel aspect, but we don’t really see it, since it happens before the book begins, so its pure guess on what happens to Leah when she is younger, or maybe its revealed in a earlier book I have yet to read. The story starts off with Leah’s life taking a turn for the worse and she is forced to flee her home to aid in the safety of her grandparents. Leah is a very strong willed character, and is willing to do whatever it takes to save the people she holds most dear. Then she ends up being a “damsel in distress” and a highland warrior saves the day. Drew, doesn’t believe himself to be worthy of a wife or a family due to his injury. He has to work hard every day to make sure he isn’t a invalid from his leg injury. These two definitely need each other, but in a variety of ways. It starts out very simple, the hero saving the heroine’s life and they just go their merry way right? Wrong….the reader is thrust into a plot that is packed with twists that creates conflict against conflict, but only draws the reader fully into the story even more. The characters are such fun and I enjoyed seeing this couple together, and how they complimented each other. Each had their secrets, strengths and weaknesses, and toward the end you see how wonderful they are for each other. Reading this definitely made me want to read the rest of the series that I have yet to get my hands on.

Overall a romance that takes you back in time where history and magic prevail, where a conflict threatens to destroy all, and a passion that turns into a journey of love and adventure. A sweeping tale of love and magic!! PURE MAGIC!!

My Grade 
5 Blossoms

Heat Rating 
Warm

Other books In Series 
Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband
Highland Guardian
Soul of a Highlander
A Highlander of Her own
A Highlanders Destiny
A Highlander’s Homecoming
Highlander’s Curse

Book Review-Highlanders Curse

Highlander’s Curse
Daughters Of The Glen (8)
Melissa Mayhue
Pocket Books
Paperback
Published Apr 2011
373 Pages
Time Travel Romance
ISBN978-1-4391-9032-6

Synopsis
When COLIN MACALISTER is cursed by the Faerie Queen and ends up in the bed of a twenty-first-century woman–who also happens to be the most beautiful creature he’s ever laid eyes on–he’s torn between anger and lust. Colin is determined to see Scotland free of English control and must return to the fourteenth century, yet he cannot forget the woman who haunts his dreams and stirs him with scorching desire.
ABIGAIL PORTER can’t believe her luck. After making a wish to find her soul mate, she wakes up to find a gorgeous man in her bed Can he really be a medieval Highlander summoned by her Faerie Magic, however? It seems crazy, but when Abby discovers someone wants to enslave her because of her Faerie heritage, she agrees to flee with Colin to 1306 Scotland to avoid capture. Thwarting danger at every turn, Abby and Colin surrender to an irresistible passion. But is the magic of true love powerful enough to save them?

Summary:
Abigail Porter has a deep love and fascination with Archaeology and even though she hasn’t married or had a family yet she feels like she has her whole life ahead of her and is about to embark on a dig in Scotland which has always been a dream of hers…until one day she makes a wish and the next morning a man ends up in her bed and they share a passionate kiss which is only the beginning for Abigail and Colin. Colin is shocked to find himself 700 in the future and knows that the Fae are to blame. He is determined to return back to his time, and when there is a danger to Abigail they go back in time to his time period where it is more dangerous than ever…and only when they work together and their magic will they be able to save them both.

The Hero (Colin Macalister)
Colin,  has been cursed by the Fae, and ever since he has been able to see certain things that he wished he never had to. And only when he finds his soulmate will he be released from his curse. In his time, he is close to his family and having seen his siblings find their love has made him wish he could make time for his true love, when he finds her and he knows in his heart that woman is Abigail…

The Heroine (Abigail Porter)
Abigail, after receiving her degrees and making a start on her dream in Archaeology…Abigail has always wanted to work in Scotland where she feels a connection there and always has, as if its vital that she go there on the dig she is offered. Even though her boss creeps her out, and she keeps having run ins with the one man she keeps dreaming about, she wonders when she ends up in the past what is really going to happen in her future.

My Thoughts 
Highlanders Curse is the last in the series, and I thought that I might be a little lost at times, but for the most part it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would. It was a enjoyable story, even though it didn’t feel like much of a romance story the first half of it, but the second half was way better and well worth waiting for.  I really am starting to just love this series, especially since I have a weakness for time travel, but I also enjoyed the excitement and danger aspect of the story as well. Even though Highlanders Curse was a delightful read, it was far from my favorite book since it didn’t run as smoothly as I expected, especially since I just loved the first book in the series, but I hope the others books are alot better…

My Favorite Quote 
“We are fated to be together. Together from the beginning of time until the end of time,” he whispered before losing himself in her kiss. The sensation of his kiss felt like the world dropped out from under them, and they fell, endlessly locked in each other’s arms. Abby could imagine no better way to go forth into forever. 

My Grade On This Book 
4 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband
Highland Guardian
Soul of a Highlander
A Highlander of Her own
A Highlanders Destiny
A Higlanders Homecoming
Healing The Highlander

Book Review-Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband

Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband
Daughters of the Glen (1)
Melissa Mayhue
Pocket Books
Paperback
Published July 2007
356 Pages
Time Travel Romance
ISBN 978-1-4165-3286-6

SCOTLAND, 1272. Connor MacKiernan, a descendant of the Fae Prince, is a warrior who lives only for honor and duty. Though he’s vowed never to marry, that’s exactly what he must do to save his sister. Enter a little Faerie magic, and the search for a bride is on.
DENVER, 2007. Caitlyn Coryell is having a really bad day — she just discovered her fiance with another woman Imagine her surprise when she puts on some sexy lingerie and an antique pendant and Connor appears in her bedroom, begging for her help. He offers a simple yet outrageous adventure: travel to his time, marry him, and return home.
But nothing’s simple when Cate is trapped in the thirteenth century. The wedding’s delayed, someone’s trying to kill her, and in the middle of all this, she realizes she’s falling in love with a man who can only be her husband for thirty nights.
Summary:
Caitlyn is having one of the worse days of her life, her fiancee is having an affair with his secretary and has no idea what she should do and feels like she is losing a part of herself. Then drowning her sorrows with a good glass of wine, after she puts on a pendant, and mysterious and yet sex stranger appears in her bedroom asking her to return home to him to Scotland 800 previous to marry him and save his sister,,,and Caitlyn does it knowing that life couldn’t get much worse than being married for thirty days. Only once Caityln arrives things just go from average to worse, her life  is in danger, the wedding has been delayed, and she knows she is in love with a man that can never love her in return…

The Hero (Connor MacKiernan)
Connor, lives only for duty and honor to his king. Connor is a descendent of the Fae, and he is desperate to save his sister even to go to the future and marry a woman who is a complete stranger to free his sister. Even though he doesn’t trust any women since he fully believes all they want is money until he meets Caitlyn who is very very different from the women he knows. And even though he tells himself he can’t ever love her, his heart starts to soften toward her even when there is a danger that is surrounding him and all those he cares about.

The Heroine (Caitlyn Coryell)
Ever since Caitlyn got engaged, she knew there was something off with her fiancee, and as the date to her wedding gets even closer and then when she finds the truth about him, she is shocked to the core, and when she leasts expects it she finds the man that she really loves only he lives in Scotland 1200A.D, but she is willing to do whatever it takes to hold on to true love.

My Thoughts 
Thirty Night with a Highland Husband is the first that I have read by this author and I can hardly wait to read more by this author. I have heard some good things, but I didn’t know if I would like her books, and now I know that I really love her style of writing. This story was charming and tender and I will admit I got a tad emotional at times. This book has such a magical touch to each page that I couldn’t escape from the pages and I just fell in love with Connor and Caitylyn, I also have a love for time travel romances and this one tops the list in my book!!!

My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Highland Guardian
Soul of a Highlander
A Highlander of Her own
A Highlanders Destiny
A Higlanders Homecoming
Healing The Highlander
Highlanders Curse