TITLE Highlander Redeemed
SERIES Guardians of the Targe
AUTHOR Laurin Wittig
GENRE Historical Romance (medieval)
PUBLICATION DATE May 12, 2015
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) 272/86,500
PUBLISHER Montlake Romance
COVER ARTIST Regina Wamba
Scotia MacAlpin may be only eighteen years old, but she’s no stranger to trouble. Her latest incidentwhich resulted in a death and forced her clan into battlehas made her an outcast among her exiled people. Scotia is tired of being ignored and trapped in the shadow of her sister, a gifted Guardian of the Targe; and she’s become hell-bent on destroying the army out to capture the ancient Highland relic for their English king.
Duncan of Dunlairig has looked out for Scotia since she started to walk. She was as restless and reckless then as she is nowonly the stakes have become higher and more perilous. While the rest of Clan MacAlpin ostracizes her, he secretly helps Scotia become the warrior she yearns to be. But the real test of her skills may come when Duncan needs her helpand her long-forgotten heartin this thrilling and romantic Guardians of the Targe tale.
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Duncan braced himself for the verbal battle to come, but before he could make himself known, Scotia began to move, hesitantly and without her usual grace, but so focused on her task he could almost taste her determination. She watched her feet, letting her weapons go slack in her hands. Even so, he quickly recognized the exercise Malcolm had been teaching the lads a few days ago. She shook her head, then started the series of moves again, talking to herself just under her breath. She repeated the process over and over until, all of a sudden, she flew through the short exercise as if it were a dance she had known her entire life, thrusting, parrying, spinning, attacking the dirt clad roots of a toppled tree. The sharp sound of wood on wood reverberated through the forest like a woodpecker hammering on a hollow log.
His breath caught in his chest. She was magnificent. Beautiful. Strong.
She fought as if demons threatened her life.
And Duncan could not take his eyes off her. She was everything he would expect her to be if he did not know her so well.
This is the third in the series but I have not read the other ones. I was not disappointed or confused while reading this. The author gives you enough description to make you feel like you are involved within this page turner. This story will keep you reading into the night, she wraps her audience within the story. The plot is set full of magic within the clans fighting and during the kings ruling. The characters are those that can be based on real characters during those times. And this is what makes a novel enjoyable, because you have your truth but also that magical entrapment of being swept away into another timeline. The flow is impeccable. Scotia, knows the heartache of being shunned by her family yet seeks to be able to redeem herself again. She is a warrior, stubborn, and I think that danger follows her without even meaning to. She doesn’t think twice before going headfirst into situations! Duncan, a true highlander, qho unfortunately got the job of protecting her against herself and others. I felt sorry for him. However, when the chemistry started to fly these two couldn’t stay away from each other. This author’s passion seeps through her writing. I will definitely have to go back and read the other standalone. If your looking for a true amazing novel that will keep your on your toes, pick up this gem.
Laurin Wittig was indoctrinated into her Scottish heritage at birth when her parents chose her oddly spelled name from a plethora of Scottish family names. At ten, Laurin attended her first MacGregor clan gathering with her grandparents, and her first ceilidh (kay-lee), a Scottish party, where she danced to the bagpipes with the hereditary chieftain of the clan. At eleven, she visited Scotland for the first time and it has inhabited her imagination ever since. She writes bestselling and award-winning Scottish medieval romances and lives in southeastern Virginia. For more information about all of Laurin’s books, visit LaurinWittig.com
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