Tess and the Highlander [NOOK Book]

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Tess Tess Lindsay has spent most of her life on the remote Isle of May, uncertain of her identity. Raised by the two sole inhabitants of the island, she is left to fend for herself after their deaths, until a stranger washes ashore in a storm. Tess pulls him from the surf, not knowing that in saving the Highlander she is saving herself. The Highlander If good looks and a taste for adventure are a curse, Colin Macpherson is destined for ruin. Until he ends up a castaway on Tess's windswept island, he's been ...
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Tess and the Highlander

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Overview

Tess Tess Lindsay has spent most of her life on the remote Isle of May, uncertain of her identity. Raised by the two sole inhabitants of the island, she is left to fend for herself after their deaths, until a stranger washes ashore in a storm. Tess pulls him from the surf, not knowing that in saving the Highlander she is saving herself. The Highlander If good looks and a taste for adventure are a curse, Colin Macpherson is destined for ruin. Until he ends up a castaway on Tess's windswept island, he's been roaming the seas, seeking fame, fortune...and a different girl in every port. But his fascination for this strong-willed lass goes beyond her wild beauty, intriguing him as no girl ever has. As Colin gains her trust, Tess reveals what little she knows about herself and her past. From her scant clues, though, Colin comes to one conclusion: He must return Tess to the mainland to reclaim her birthright, even if it means losing her to a destiny that does not include him.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012415059
  • Publisher: MM Books
  • Publication date: 2/14/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 130,574
  • File size: 214 KB

Meet the Author

May McGoldrick is the pseudonym for husband-and-wife team Jim and Nikoo McGoldrick. Nikoo McGoldrick is a mechanical engineer, and she has had careers in submarine construction. Jim McGoldrick, with a Ph.D. in sixteenth-century literature, has had careers as an English professor and as a submarine builder. Together, Nikoo and Jim write historical fiction as May McGoldrick and contemporary suspense thrillers as Jan Coffey. They also collaborate on nonfiction, writing under their own names.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2006

    Good, but not great

    This book is a good, light read, but the plot and characters were lacking. Tess, the heroine, seemed to lack personality. Oftentimes, she came off as too naive and bewildered. The plot was not well-developed. It didn't seem to have an actual storyline. The romance was warm and fuzzy, but the story itself was lacking.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2008

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    Tess and Colin

    When Tess drags half-drowned Colin MacPherson up to the shores of the Isle of May she is frightened by the large highlander. But as the two begin to talk and spend time together she feels herself being drawn to him. As they talk Colin realizes that there is a secret in Tess's past that may threaten to tear the two of them apart. Through a lot of encouragement, he manages to get Tess to agree to return with him to the highlands. Upon returning to the mainlands though, the two not only acknowledge their feelings for eachother but problems arise that may seperate them forever. <BR/>Are their feelings strong enough to take it? Can they manage to stand and fight through everything? <BR/>This was a great book! I loved how the authors depicted the scenery and characters so well. I felt as if I was right there with them. Loved it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2002

    My favorite book in the Avon True Romance series.

    Tess was washed ashore on the Isle of May during a terrible storm eleven years ago, presumed to be the only survivor of a shipwreck. Just six years old at the time, Tess had buried horrible memories deep within her, and remembered little of what brought her to the island. An elderly couple living on the island raised her and taught her to be self-sufficient. But now they are dead, and Tess is all alone on the island. She longs for human companionship but has learned to fear the world beyond the Isle of May. When a young Highlander washes ashore in a storm, Tess feels compelled to save him. At twenty years of age, Colin Macpherson is the youngest son of a Highland laird. He's been restlessly roaming the seas, but when he washes up on Tess's island, everything changes. As Colin helps Tess remember her past, he finds himself drawn to her as he's never been drawn to a woman before. And Tess is discovering strong feelings for him as well, feelings that may very well be love. But when they return to the mainland in search of Tess's heritage, will they be able to stay together, or will they be torn apart? Set in Scotland in 1543, this is my new favorite book in the Avon True Romance series. If you are a fan of the Avon True Romance series, or like historical romances for teens, this book is a must-read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 17, 2012

    Completely Adorable!

    I have read this book several times before I ever bought it! It is such a sweet love story! It proves that to have a great romance, you don't need hot love scenes, because even without it, no one will say that the relationship is lacking between the two main characters! Enjoy!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Adorable

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2007

    A reviewer

    this is by far the best book ever. i've read it so many times, the book is so worn and falling apart! i've got all my friends hooked, if you never read another book or any in this series, at least read this one. it will always be my fave.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2007

    An awsome book to read!!!

    I loved this book! It's not my favorite book in the world, but it deffinatly hits the top 10 for me! The mystery is suspencefull and the romance is captivating. It's slightly humerous, and cultrial. It's a weekend read, but a book you can read over and over. It'll catch your attenchon. Never underestimate the power a love story.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2006

    OK!

    I wouldn't say this is my favorite, though it was better than half the books I have read. I thought it was sweet, but at some points I wondered why the story kept on going. Read it if you love romance and history.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2005

    Charming

    I loved this book. The romance wasn't cheezy, but warm and left you wishing there really were guys like that. However, in all romance novels something has to be cheezy, and the plot was definately cheezy. I'd give the plot a four out of five, maybe, if I gave it leaniency. It was still a very good read and would recommend it to anyone, especially girls who fall for the main guy then laugh at themselves later.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2005

    Tess and the Highlander

    This is possibly my favorite Avon True Romance so far. I am not going to bore you with a review, because you can read the one above. All i will say is that this book is definitely worth your time and/or money. The best part is that you never know what will happen next. It is not as predictable as the other books. Also (I have to say this) it is a little less... tame than the other books. It is not x-rated or anything, but sometimes there just needs to be a little intimacy to keep the story juicy (hint: Colin keeps Tess from freezing to death)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2005

    One of my Fave books!!

    i absolutely love this book. i love romances, and I'm obsessed with anyrhing having to do with Scotland. This is a great book, with a mystery, a love story, and a surprise ending. If you like the Avon Romances, or like anything by Meg Cabot, you should really read this!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2004

    One of the best in the Avon True Romance for teens series!

    When you pick up this book, you expect a long story on this deserted island that will end with Colin and Tess heading off on a boat into the sunset. Instead, it is filled with exciting escapes and danger. Tess is a brave, interesting character who knows how to kick butt if neccessary. Colin is an equally interesting character who, though a little full of himself in the beginning, is an overall sweet and cute guy (except for the whole kilt part). It's deffinately not a predictable book. You'd never guess who... oh, I'll just let you find out. ; )

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2003

    One of the best books I've ever read!!!

    I am such a romance lover it's scary. I also love Scotland, it's my favorite country. If you want to read a great story, Tess and the Higlander is it!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2003

    Emotionally Overwhelming!

    I bought this book b/c i liked the begining......how a beautiful girl saves a handsome guy from drowning.....but i thought it got pretty sappy after a while....especially once the author got on Tess's case on being 'overwhelmed by her emotions'. Every time I read it I laugh b/c its just soo funny! Other than that it was a good read with historical stuff in it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2002

    Great book!

    This book kept me in suspense... I had no clue what Tess was going to do next.. She is such a spirited girl. My sis was reading it (she's a fan of the series like me) and she goes oh my god Tess seems like such a b***h. You get the point. Really with the characters different personalities it keeps the story exciting. And Colin.. He seems like he would be really hot in real life if he cut his hair! lol

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2002

    Romantic Series

    This is a great romance book the best in the series, I think.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2002

    Great book

    The way the author had the characters thrown together was great. It really was just a nice teen romance novel. This is my favorite in the series. Besides Anna and The Duke because they both tell of forbidden love that could never happen in that time period.

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    Posted July 24, 2011

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