Highland Destiny

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Hannah Howell returns to the splendor of medieval Scotland in this first novel of her new trilogy--a saga of clan warfare, divided loyalties, and forbidden love. Here, in the Scottish highlands of the 15th century, a powerful knight meets his match in a mysterious beauty bent on revenge.
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Overview

Hannah Howell returns to the splendor of medieval Scotland in this first novel of her new trilogy--a saga of clan warfare, divided loyalties, and forbidden love. Here, in the Scottish highlands of the 15th century, a powerful knight meets his match in a mysterious beauty bent on revenge.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Howell (A Taste of Fire) kicks off her new 15th-century Highland trilogy with the story of Lord Balfour Murray, laird of Donncoill. His arch-enemy Sir William Beaton kidnapped Balfour's younger brother, Eric, and an attempted rescue ends in defeat and injury. During the retreat home, Maldie Kirkcaldy emerges from the bushes and offers her healing services. She, too, has a score to settle with Beaton and wants Balfour's help. Although the unkempt Maldie protests loudly and frequently about not being a whore like her mother, she and Balfour quickly become lovers. Torn between lust and duty, an increasingly suspicious Balfour imprisons Maldie, who escapes to Beaton with Balfour hot on her trail. While the narrative is rich with detail and the plot promising, the pacing is uneven and the dialogue clotted with "havenae"s, "cannae"s, "isnae"s and "verra"s that add little authenticity but much confusion. And any reader who cannae ken the wee secret, isnae trying verra hard. (July)
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"A brightly colored plaid that is sure to capture [listeners'] hearts everywhere." —-Romantic Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420122350
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 286,754
  • Product dimensions: 4.38 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author


Hannah Howell is the New York Times bestselling author of over forty historical romance novels, including the Highland Brides series, the Murray Family series, and the Wherlocke series.

Angela Dawe's work includes film, television, theater, and improvisational comedy, as well as audiobook narration. Among Angela's recordings are The Sheen on the Silk by Anne Perry and Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2006

    Hannah Howell's stories are imaginative and captivating

    I have to disagree with the other reviewer. I think that the voice and accent that Hannah Howell uses in her Scottish stories helps transport me to scotland. If you've ever listened to someone speak with a scottish burr it is melodious. The way that Hannah writes encourages that voice in my head to to come to life right along with the story. Thank you for creating page-turning stories that keep my nose glued to my book and my kids whining for mom to get off the couch!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    I'VE FOUND THAT THE ONLY ONES WHO HAVE A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING

    I'VE FOUND THAT THE ONLY ONES WHO HAVE A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING THE CANNAE HAVNNAE'S IN THIS BOOK ARE THE ONES WHO HAVE TO READ AND NOT THE ONES WHO ACTUALLY ENJOY READING. I HAVE ALL OF THE HANNAH HOWELL (HIGHLAND SERIES) AND I DIDN'T HAVE A HARD TIME KENNING WHAT SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT. THESE BOOKS ARE WONDERFUL THEY'RE FUNNY, SUSPENSEFUL, AND DOWNRIGHT ENJOYABLE WHEN YOU TAKE FOR A BOOK AND NOT REALITY. THAT'S WHY THEY CALL IT FICTION.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 12, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Highland Destiny

    Its a great series of books to read. I thoroughly enjoyed them and recommend them to everyone that enjoys excitement, sibling rivalry, scottish heritage and romance. I have 12 of her books and have already read 4 of them.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2000

    The saga begins

    This book had interesting points. It kept me up all night trying to find out what happens next. I encourage all to read it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    Great Read!

    I really enjoyed this story enough to keep reading more of Hannah's highland books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 20, 2010

    fun to read

    fun to read & will read rest of the series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2014

    This was a very well written tale with a remarkable cast.  I rea

    This was a very well written tale with a remarkable cast.  I really appreciated seeing a Laird who wasn’t infallible.  As a whole this is a novel that reminded me why I so love historical highland romances.  I fully admit that I’ve read this series upside down and backwards but it was really neat to get back to the beginning and read the first instalment.  I fell in love with Howell’s work all over again.   

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