Genre: Historical

Donna’s Review: Highland Avenger by Julie Johnstone

Donna’s Review: Highland Avenger by Julie Johnstone

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Read for Review (NetGalley) Overall Rating: 5.00 1296: Valley of Blood Borderland between England and Scotland: Eve Decres, age 10, is the heir to her father’s Linlithian Castle. She has a younger sister, Mary. One evening she was kidnapped and forced to watch the killing of her parents and their knights. A stableman tried to free the girls and their maids. Eve saw her sister trampled by a horse and she went over her horse’s head into the water below. 1306: Scotland: Grant Fraser, his younger brother Thomas and his elder brother, Simon, are running for their lives as they have been betrayed. Probably by the MacDougall clan who said they would support Robert the Bruce but lied. Grant, along with Ross MacLorh, helped the Bruce, his wife and most of the men to safety, but learn Simon has been caught. Branded a traitor, Simon was beheaded. Grant and Ross plan revenge by capturing Laird MacDougall. Eve Decres and her companion, Clara, have been hiding in Scotland at a convent. She has exchanged letters with her uncle who is running her castle until she is 18. King Edward had gifted her family with Linlithian, allowing her father’s heir to be […]

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Donna’s Review: How to Love a Duke in Ten Days by Kerrigan Byrne

Donna’s Review: How to Love a Duke in Ten Days by Kerrigan Byrne

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Read for Review (NetGalley) Overall Rating: 5.00 Lady Alexandra Lane, Lady Francesca Cavendish and Cecelia Teague created the Red Rogues Society so they could read the books they wanted and drink wine while at a school in Switzerland. They are ready to graduate when the headmaster raped Alexandra. The girls killed and buried him with the help of the groundskeeper Jean-Yves who Cecelia hired as her protector. Ten years later the girls reunite for Francesca’s wedding and to find out why she is in danger. Alex takes the train to her destination to discover no one has yet arrived to take her to the estate. While watching a horse be unloaded, it escaped and was frightened. She grabbed the horse’s rope, talked to and turned him in circles to calm him. A man she assumes is the trainer took the horse from her. She finds out later he is the Duke of Redmayne, (Piers Atherton) Cecelia’s betrothed. The next morning the women go to the ruined medieval fortress to look for artifacts. Piers discovers them and luckily sees a glint of metal. They get down but can’t tell who shot at them. Francesca doesn’t want to marry Piers and vice […]

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Donna’s Review: A Duke a Dozen by Shana Galen

Donna’s Review: A Duke a Dozen by Shana Galen

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Received for Review (Publisher) Overall Rating: 5.00 Phineas Leopold Duncombe, the 9th Duke of Mayne, and his friend Stratford Fortescue wonder about the four strange early deaths of Phin’s older brothers. One of the brothers died after visiting the “Wanton Widow” (Lady Anabel Longstowe) and Phin decides to ask her some questions. He also finds her very attractive, even if she is older than he. Annabel knows nothing about his brothers’ deaths, but she would like his help finding her child. Her husband had sent the child to a hospital that takes cares of special needs patients and she’d like to find her daughter. He decides to help her find her daughter and they set off to Ceald House, where the current Earl and his mother live. Anabel has horrible memories of the house but needs to find her daughter. She is also worried about Phin’s numerous attacks and injuries. They can’t be random, and he is determined to find the cause. After they find the culprit Phin convinces her to marry him and poor Colin Fitzroy is given the task of telling Phin’s mother of his marriage. I can’t wait for Colin’s story. I so enjoyed this book and […]

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Donna’s Review: How to Heal a Highland Heart by Julie Johnstone

Donna’s Review: How to Heal a Highland Heart by Julie Johnstone

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Read for Review (Publisher) Overall Rating: 5.00 Brodee Blackswell, aka the Savage Slayer, left his home when the rightful heir, his twin brother Broch, was found. He has been serving as King David’s right hand and has been offered Silas Kincaid’s castle and the widow, Lady Patience, as his bride. Lady Patience doesn’t trust men with good reason. They must marry and try to let their pasts be forgotten. Brodie has a hard time doing that. She wants to love him but has never believed she could be loved. Kinsey, Silas’s sister, is determined to be Brodee’s mistress, or wife. Patience is missing and Brodee discovers that Kinsey ordered the maid to bring her wine daily. Patience doesn’t drink it, but it’s still delivered and now Patience is missing. Brodee goes after her and discovers several things about himself and the people in his new clan. There is so much more going on in this book and I don’t want to spoil it. It’s another wonderful book in this series. If you love Scottish heroes and heroines, you will love this book. I highly recommend it.  

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