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My Fierce Highlander

My Fierce Highlander

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by Vonda Sinclair

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My Fierce Highlander
By Vonda Sinclair
Gwyneth Carswell, an English lady banished by her father to the harsh Scottish Highlands, wants nothing more than to take her young son away from the violence of two fighting clans--her own distant kin, the MacIrwins, and their enemies, the MacGraths. She risks everything to rescue the fierce MacGrath warrior from the


My Fierce Highlander
By Vonda Sinclair
Gwyneth Carswell, an English lady banished by her father to the harsh Scottish Highlands, wants nothing more than to take her young son away from the violence of two fighting clans--her own distant kin, the MacIrwins, and their enemies, the MacGraths. She risks everything to rescue the fierce MacGrath warrior from the battlefield where he's left for dead by her clan. She only knows she is inexplicably drawn to him and he wants peace as she does. When her clan learns of her betrayal, they seek vengeance. Dare she trust the enemy more than her own family?

Laird Alasdair MacGrath is driven to end two-hundred years of feuding with the MacIrwins. But by taking in and protecting Lady Gwyneth and her son, he provokes more attacks from his mortal enemy. As the danger and conflict surrounding them escalate, Alasdair and Gwyneth discover an explosive passion neither of them expected. With the arrival of a powerful man from her past, a horrible decision confronts her--give up her son or the man she loves.

This is the first book in the Highland Adventure Series. My Wild Highlander is the second book.

"My Fierce Highlander was an amazing read. I absolutely loved it and the characters." 5 stars, Top Pick from Night Owl Romance Reviews

"Beautifully written by Sinclair. You will be transported back in time to witness a great love story of courage and sacrifice." Denise, The Pen & Muse Review

"My Fierce Highlander is a wonderful first book in Vonda Sinclair's Highlander series. There isn't one moment of boredom, no fillers, just action and intrigue. The wide range of emotions and the excellent story line make room for an adventure. I highly recommend this read to all. What an awesome first book!" Kim, Book Obsessed Chicks

"If you want to feel like you've traveled back in time to the Scottish highlands, I highly recommend this book." Amazon reader review

"At times I could hear the distant sounds of bagpipes and see the heather dusting the fields of the highlands. I wasn't able to put this down and read it from start to finish." Romancing the Book

"My Fierce Highlander is a story that grabs you and won't let go... This is superb historical romance that will keep you up late and engaged. My Fierce Highlander will be a keeper on my shelf." Toni at CBLS Reviews

"The book starts out with action, intensity, drawing you in immediately. Ms. Sinclair has penned both a heroine and hero the reader easily connects to and empathizes with. The historical facts were spot on. I love being able to visualize everything in the book, the clothes, the castles, the weapons, the fight scenes, the landscape, the horses, etc..." 5 stars Eliza at History Undressed

"Vonda Sinclair captures the excitement and magic in romance with My Fierce Highlander! I was glued to this riveting story start to finish and did not want it to end." Crystal, Reading Between the Wines

"The chemistry between Alasdair and Gwyneth is sizzling. Ms Sinclair makes the Highlands of Scotland come to life through her writing. It's authentic and puts your right in the moment." J. Mackin

"My Fierce Highlander by Vonda Sinclair is a touching read, filled with adventure and heart stopping romance." Tami Dee

"Vonda writes with so much passion, you can feel like you are right there in the mist of what's happening" Bitten By Paranormal Romance

"Vonda Sinclair hits all the right notes with My Fierce Highlander. She has a strong heroine who is easy to root for, and a hard, tough alpha hero who has a big heart and a great capacity to love." Derek D.

"Ms. Sinclair is a fantastic writer, who brought so much of the reality of fighting and feuding Highlanders to the pages, that it was easy to visualize and sympathize with Gwyneth." Demon Lovers Books and More

"Overall, I felt like I was reading a nice combination of Julie Garwood and Johanna Lindsey... Vonda Sinclair did an amazing job writing an entertaining highland romance." Escape Between the Page

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5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

Vonda Sinclair's favorite indulgent pastime is exploring Scotland, from Edinburgh to the untamed and windblown north coast. She also enjoys creating hot, Highland heroes and spirited lasses to drive them mad. She is a past Golden Heart finalist and Laurie award winner. She lives with her amazing and supportive husband in the mountains of North Carolina where she is no doubt creating another Scottish story.

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My Fierce Highlander 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 71 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really wanted to like this book. I did in the beginning. But it just went on to long. It had good characters. Nice writing style. Decent story. But how many times can you hear Gwyneth put her self down because she had an illegitimate child? How many times Alasdair say he loves her and cannot live without her? How many times can her cousin say he is going to kill her? Well apparently 1080 nook pages worth. It had a good story line but I found myself skimming after 700 pages. Then finally skipped to the end and put a period on it. Add a star if you think a devoted mother chasing after her kidnapped son would stop to have mind blowing sex. Of course she felt guilty about it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. Had a hard time putting it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Makes me want to live in the 16th century in scottland
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story and I am getting ready to order the next book in this series!
JoyFul_1 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. I am in love with Alsdair the hero. He is a perfect man in any century.
Carie More than 1 year ago
I thought that this was a great love story. I cannot wait for the next book to come out. Lachlan is going to be fun to watch fall in love...
Terry_Spear_Urban_Fantasy More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed Vonda Sinclair's, Fierce Highlander, the adventure, intrigue, and romance, and look forward to the next book she has coming out!
RomWriter-Reader More than 1 year ago
Vonda Sinclair writes Scottish historical romance as if she lived it and loved it. She drew me into a world of kilts, castles, peat fires and brawny men with lovely brogues so easily, it made me wonder if there were otherworldly charms attached to this book. The romance between the determined heroine and fiercely appealing hero is both heart-warming and scorch-your-socks hot. If you enjoy Scottish historicals in any way, this one is worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a pretty good read although sometimes the heroine misguided intentions got rather annoying... But then that's what makes the story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with Gwyneth the way she loved her son. And also love the hero in this book Alasdair. I love the way their love story progressed. You felt what they were feeling. A true keeper. And the author knew what country was writting about. She knows Scotland and the clans. Can't wait to read more books from her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first book in series.  Such an exciting story with great description of the times and of the Scottish Highlander culture and traditions.  A magnificent Scottish warrior of intellect and heart who wants to bring peace to his beloved Highlands.   The woman he loves wants to leave his beloved Highlands to escape the violence there.   The love scenes are graphic and definitely not overdone. I loved this story adventure.  
vfowler More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It's atmospheric, intriguing, touching and passionate. A real page turner and a terrific debut for Ms. Sinclair. Gwyneth is compassionate and brave, trying to make a new life for her and her young son in a strange land. And Laird Alasdair is beyond sexy, trying to bring peace among the clans. I fell in love with him and was rooting for this couple all the way. If you want to feel like you've traveled back in time to the Scottish highlands, I highly recommend this book. I was drawn in from the very first page.
TamiDee More than 1 year ago
My Fierce Highlander by Vonda Sinclair is a touching read, filled with adventure and heart stopping romance. English Lady Gwyneth Carswell is banished from her home and position by her father to the harsh Scottish Highlands. Her one mistake in judgment led to her becoming pregnant in the year 1618. Married to a brutal highland man of her father's choosing, then widowed a short time later, Gwyneth will do anything to protect her beloved son Rory, not only from the shame of his illegitimacy, but physically also. She vows he will not learn the ways of war her clan and the bloodthirsty laird MacIrwin wish to teach him. Rather, she strengthens his mind through education, in hopes that he will one day be able to leave the battle bloodied highlands for a safe, peaceful position as a professor or some other nonviolent profession. Laird Alasdiar MacGrath leads a neighboring clan, yet unlike The MacIrwin, Alasdiar longs for peace between their clans. He strives to end two hundred years of funding by agreeing to come in person to MacIrwin land, a peace treaty safely tucked away in his clothing. But Donald MacIrwin laird is not an honorable man, and he ambushes Alasdiar and the men who traveled with him, rendering almost all dead. Gwyneth, a healer, stumbles across the battlefield, and is sickened by the senseless carnage. She discovers Alasdiar gravely wounded, and struggles to decide what she should do. She sees from his clothing that he is from an enemy clan, and suspects by the fine quality of his garments that he holds some high position within his clan, perhaps even the laird. She knows if she assists him she risks not only her life, but that of her son and the elderly healer she and Rory lived with. But something about the handsome enemy stirs her. As she does a hasty examination, she discovers the peace treaty he carried and she knows she cannot let this peace seeking man die. Adventure blasts off the first page, and keeps the reader hanging on and breathless clear through to the last page. Ms. Sinclair pens a Scottish Historical guaranteed to stay in the readers' heart and mind well after Gwyneth and Alasdiar's story comes to an end. I enjoyed the twist within this love story. Rather than Gwyneth wearing her heart on her sleeve pining away for Alasdiar's affection, it is Alasdiar who openly declares his love for her. This warrior has his heart broken time and time again as Gwyneth rejects his offer of marriage and protection because she is determined to take her son away from the highlands and its inherent violence. Regardless of the love she feels for Alasdiar, her first responsibility is to her son and his safety. She will scacerfice her own happiness, and that of Alasdiar's, to protect Rory. The love scenes in this story are few, and are sophisticated, penned for the mature reader. My Fierce Highlander is well written, with just the right amount of brogue to draw the reader into the Highlands, yet not enough to distract from the story itself. I was impressed with the detail's Ms. Sinclair threaded into this story, clothing, food, housing, attitude, and customs enriched Gwyneth and Alasdiar's journey and truly drew me into their world. I highly recommend My Fierce Highlander, and look forward to book two in this series, My Wild Highlander.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Loved it
Sam1219 8 months ago
When the father of her child refuses to marry her, Lady Gwyneth Carswell's father banishes her to the Scottish Highlands. After witnessing the violence clan warfare brings, Gwyneth vows to one day see her son Rory safely away to a more peaceful life. But when an enemy soldier is left for dead near her home, Gwyneth, now trained as a healer, feels the pull of her calling and risks all to use her training to save his life. When she strips away his clothing to tend his wounds, however, Gwyneth learns that she has much more in common with the alluring stranger than she first realized when she discovers he is in fact. the Laird Alasdair MacGrath, and that he sustained his injuries attempting to carry a peace treaty to secure the end to the violence that she herself so fervently desires. When Gwyneth's clan retaliates against her for aiding the enemy, she turns to Alasdair for help. As danger mounts and figures emerge from her past, Gwyneth and Alasdair develop a passionate love affair that forces them to make difficult choices for the peace and safety for those for whom they love and care. This book has lots of action and torrid passion, but what it ultimately explores is the timeless dichotomy of love and sacrifice. Mothers everywhere and across the gulf of centuries understand the impulse to try to give children everything possible, even at terrible cost to themselves to allow them to have all the advantages the mother never had. But by the same token, a home rich in material goods, but lacking in love is no real advantage either. Sinclair does an excellent job of illustrating the difficult balancing act Gwyneth performs as Rory's mother while allowing the reader to view the heartbreak Alasdair endures in his role as the drama unfolds. Each scene felt fraught with emotion as two wounded souls struggle first to remain at arms length, then to come together, then to resist each other, then to draw close again, in the complicated dance of courting that defines Highland romance at its most intense--all with the feelings of a fatherless boy complicating matters. The characters are well-drawn, with all the human frailties that capture the imagination and make them truly relatable, rather than ideal paragons of virtue, brilliance and clarity of mind. Fans of historical fiction will no doubt enjoy reading My Fierce Highlander, and I am looking forward to reading Lachlan's story in the next novel in this series.
Anonymous 12 months ago
I was suprised it was this good, it being a free book. I look forward to reading her other books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down. Now I have to go to work but want to read the next one instead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had to skip numerous pages to get by the sex scenes. Not mucbh story left after skipping.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keeps you turning the pages way past bedtime.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is adventurous with a strong heroine that falls for an equally strong highlander
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great ,I really enjoyed the book
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Enjoyable Scottish love story . Finished it in one day. Hard to put down! Can't wait to read the next one!!
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