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The Highlander's Sword

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

23 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

Glad I tried this one.

I don't spend much time in the mainstream romance aisle of Barnes and Noble, so if I hadn't read author Amanda Forester's guest post at the Seekerville blog I might have missed this gem completely.

Lady Aila Graham's future is laid out for her. She will care for her ...
I don't spend much time in the mainstream romance aisle of Barnes and Noble, so if I hadn't read author Amanda Forester's guest post at the Seekerville blog I might have missed this gem completely.

Lady Aila Graham's future is laid out for her. She will care for her ailing mother until she passes, then join the convent and devote her life to God. But when her father unexpectedly marries her off to Scottish Laird, Padyn MacLaren, Aila must trust that God will not leave her or forsake her. It's a good thing she has her faith to hold onto, because getting married was just the beginning of a very bumpy ride. She still needs to escape from a kidnapper, help prevent the siege of her land, and thaw the heart of her new husband.

Forester crafted a rich setting, filled it with likable, well rounded characters and threw them into an adventure that I couldn't put down. I loved the banter between MacLaren and his right hand man, Chaumont, a French knight with a spotty heritage. Chaumont nearly stole the show as my favorite character (in my head his name was Charmant, French for charming).

This book is saucier than an inspirational romance (the genre I normally read), and the message of faith is more subtle, but this book holds crossover appeal and fans of edgy inspirational will not be disappointed. Although it is a mainstream romance, there is no explicit sex (eventually the hero and heroine do get to "know" each other but it is described tastefully using pretty general terms) and there is only an occasional crude word (there are a few arses and the hero confuses his manhood with a rooster once).

All things considered, I highly encourage fans of edgy inspirational fiction to give this mainstream romance a try.

posted by EdgyInspirationalRomance on July 18, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Okay book but slow at times and very little in the romance

At first the book starts out really good but then it seems like it takes forever for the hero/lass to get together. The chemistry isn't there and they don't finally get there till the very end. I like the characters personality but honestly, I probably won't be reading ...
At first the book starts out really good but then it seems like it takes forever for the hero/lass to get together. The chemistry isn't there and they don't finally get there till the very end. I like the characters personality but honestly, I probably won't be reading any more of her books. Try out Monica McCarty or Margaret Mallory. NOW THERE IS A HIGHLANDER STORY!!

posted by lisibear on December 23, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    Very entertaining!

    I enjoyed this book - couldn't wait to get back to it! Parts were funny, parts were scary, parts had mysterious twists and turns, some historical, but overall entertaining.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Check this one out right away. You'll be glad you did.

    New twists around every corner (or should I say on every few pages) make it a book that is hard to put down until you finish.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2012

    good fast read

    good fast read

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  • Posted May 14, 2012

    Very entertaining read

    I was skeptical of this book but
    it was wonderful !!! Great story and
    very interesting characters - could not
    put it down. I want to read more by
    this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    An historical romance

    an interesting book.

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  • Posted May 14, 2012

    Highly recommend.

    This was my first introduction to this author. I recommend other books by this author

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2012

    A fascinating trip back to the early days in Scotland

    A love story blended into a visit into the "Lord" system in Scotland with both international and local intrigue.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    Highlanders sword

    A good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Hck

    Nice predictable romance story!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    Lovely Story

    This was a great story! I loved the characters. They were witty, funny, and easy to become attached to. I laughed many times, i cried a few times. I was chatting with my friend over this book and we laughed at funny points and got mushy over a few. I am looking forward to reading more books by this author. I love her style of writing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Slow

    I enjoyed the story but it seems like it took forever to get the main characters together. The story didn't flow well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Okay

    Good start , great ending but boring middle.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Historical, romantic, clean

    This story reminds me some of other movies in which you pretty much know what is happening, but it is not blatant nor spelled out. You know there is violence, cursing, and sex, but one thing a book is for, to me, is to use your imagination. The war of clans in 13th century Scotland, the wild bride (forced into marriage to save her family land), the "who dune it" suspense ... and as so often happens, the sidekick has the best lines! Hard to put down, and I'll read it again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    LOVE!!!

    This was such a great read! I purchased it because it was on sale and figured I might as well try it. I'm so glad I did! The story flows well & there's quite a bit of action. I especially enjoyed the dialogue between Aila & Maclaren, as well as, MacLaren & Chaumont, it had me laughing!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

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    This is a really nice book!1334580565786

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    Awsome

    Cgragi

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    Great Read!

    I have found that I love a great highlander story and this book really comes through. I love the love story that develops between the main characters and all the things they must go through to finally come to the great end. Amanda Forester keeps you interested throughout the book. Recommend for those who like these types of books.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    Molly M.

    Yall are crazy.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2012

    highly recommended

    this was a great story. it was difficult for me to put it down.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Great Book!

    I loved this book. It was a great break from the typical romance novel. Wonderful and entertaining story from beginning to end!

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