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Surrender (MacKinnon's Rangers Series #1)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    Great read

    Loved this book. Couldn't put it down!

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  • Posted March 31, 2012

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    Recommended A friend of mine recommended Surrender and Untamed b

    Recommended
    A friend of mine recommended Surrender and Untamed by Pamela Clare; I don’t read a lot of highlander novels finding many tend to get really annoying with accented dialogue. But trusting my friend, I purchased the first two books of the MacKinnon Ranger series. I read both of these books in two days, and I really liked them. There is a little accented dialogue but it is palatable. The McKinnon brothers Iain, Morgan and Connor, came to the colonies after the “45” as boys. Reared by their parents on the upstate New York frontier, they have become friends with their Mohican neighbors, and lived amongst them as they grew to be men, and were accepted as brothers by them.

    Years later in Albany the brothers run afoul of the British Commander Lord William Wentworth, the wholly fictions grandson of King George II; Wentworth is a great villain, and he wants to set up a force of “Ranger” basically guerilla fighters to use against the French ad their Indian allies, and he isn’t above using despicable tactic to see this come to pass. A British soldier is found dead, the same solider that the MacKinnon brothers had stopped from abusing one of the town doxies. The elder brother is accused of murder, and when given a choice fight for the British until the end of the war or die at the end of a rope, he has no choice. But where one Mackinnon goes the others follow.

    Surrender: Is the story of the eldest brother Iain and an indentured servant girl called Annie. From the first Iain knows there is something not right about this girl’s story. Annie has been unjustly indentured to keep a horrible family secret from coming to light. After she barely escapes a raid on the homestead she has been indentured to, she lands almost at Iain’s feet. Under orders only to scout and report, not to engage unless ambushed, Iain finds he cannot obey orders. Ordering his men to move on he goes to help the girl. Before they return to Ft. Edward he is in love with Annie, but her feelings are a bit more complex. When they return to the fort he knows he is in trouble with Lord Wentworth, who has come to a have a grudging respect for the Scots, not that he would ever admit that. But he must make an example of Iain.
    This is a good love story, I really like Iain and Annie, and the Rangers, I even like the way she wrote one of the villains, he is not one dimensional and has some depth, and the real villain is real evil and a little over the top. The historical details are good and you can see that Ms. Clare did her research. She is a fine writer, and I was engaged in the story very quickly, which is always a good sign. I give it a solid 4 stars.
    This review is based on the December 2011 edition.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2009

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    Surrender and Read

    I really enjoyed this book, I love the books surrounding Scottish characters and this book demonstrated the trials that many went though on the frontier. My escape into the lives of the characters, was wonderful. I can't wait to read more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2006

    Great Read!

    I'm usually not that keen on romances set in the middle of political unrest and battles, no matter where they are. Okay, so this one proved me wrong! Iain MacKinnon is such a larger-than-life alpha hero, such a brilliant warrior, along with Morgan and Connor. Honest to God, the battle scenes kept me on the edge of my seat, even though I didn't doubt they would survive (well... I did have some niggles of doubt but Pamela Clare did not let me down...)! Annie is such a good match for Iain - she starts out as such a gently bred, soft gentlewoman, then transforms herself - as she must - into a survivor. But does it with grace and a steely strength that otherwise she might never have had to use. Their romance is wonderful. Now I can't wait to read the rest of the stories in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2006

    Rich in atmosphere and suspense!

    I wasn't sure about reading this book at first because I'm not big on frontier stories but this one had a Scottish hero and heroine, so I gave it a try. I loved it! The love story builds well, the emotions were believable. I especially liked the way the author made real people of the supporting characters. And the Gaelic phrases with the translations worked well. I thought it was beautiful!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2006

    A pleasant surprise for the reader

    I enjoyed Iain and Annie's story that takes place during America's early history (1775). The story moves quickly, the characters are interesting and their banter is fun to read. This author puts words together flowingly and is wonderully easy to read. I liked the humor of some of the characters and the tension of some of the incidents they encounter. A book I recommended to all my reading buddies. I will read this author again

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2006

    Life is what happens when you make other plans

    Iain MacKinnon and his brothers were making a new life in the new world. Away from the highlands and the devistation. Accused of murder he is blackmailed into fighting for the british in the French and indian war. On one of his scouting missions he rescues Annie Campbell. After the death of her parents she was falsly accused of theft, branded and sent into bondage in the new world. Learning to trust eachother they can carve a life of their own out of adversity. the charecters of this book are real and the history is amazing. This is one of the few stories that are set in this time period. I can't wait for the stories of his two brothers. Look for them soon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2005

    Surrender

    After witnessing her uncles depravity and fearing she will be the next victim, Lady Anne Campbell tries to escape, but is caught. Falsely accused of theft and branded in a very intimate place with the mark of her 'sin', she is exiled to Pre-Revolutionary War America as an indentured servant. Her enslavement ends when an Indian raid kills her cruel masters, allowing her to flee, one step ahead of Indians who would do unthinkable things to her. She runs straight into a band of Scots who have been forced into the Crown's service. Their leader, Iain MacKinnon, defies orders and rescues her, though the price he will have to pay is high. Annie creates a new identity for herself. She has come to care for Iain and his clansmen, and does not want her noble birth, her shamed named, or any other thing in her past held against her. Moreover, she recognizes the British commander as a man her uncle knows, though Lord William fails to realize who she is. He and Iain both want Annie, but her secret hangs like a shadow over everything until things blow up in her face. ............................. **** This is a fantastic book. The action remains fast paced from start to finish, with a new twist coming along each time you begin to relax and think things will go smoothly for Annie now. Secondary characters add depth and interest. Though Lord William is ostensibly one of the bad guys, I would love to see him get his own book, for he has potential to be a real hero. ****

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