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The Last Highlander
     

The Last Highlander

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by Claire Delacroix
 

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Scotland, 1314: After the Scots reclaim Edinburgh Castle, Alasdair MacAuley only wants to celebrate. But the revels are interrupted by an old crone who claims the castle's true owner is the legendary witch Morgaine le Fee. Dared by his fellow warriors to go meet the witch, Alasdair heads down a flight of stairs - and tumbles right into another

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Scotland, 1314: After the Scots reclaim Edinburgh Castle, Alasdair MacAuley only wants to celebrate. But the revels are interrupted by an old crone who claims the castle's true owner is the legendary witch Morgaine le Fee. Dared by his fellow warriors to go meet the witch, Alasdair heads down a flight of stairs - and tumbles right into another century...

Scotland, 1998: American Morgan Lafayette is in Scotland to enjoy the history, not to ogle men in kilts. So when she stumbles upon a brawny man in a kilt, she is less than enthralled. She is certain he's drunk for he claims Morgan is a powerful sorceress who has brought him to her magical kingdom! Despite her reluctance, she is intensely drawn to this handsome Highlander and the mystery surrounding him, a mystery that has the power to alter history - and her heart - forever...

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"A delight... the taste... will linger on your tongue!"
-The Toronto Star

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780987839954
Publisher:
Deborah A. Cooke
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Pages:
338
Sales rank:
1,096,199
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Bestselling author Claire Delacroix sold her first romance, a medieval called THE ROMANCE OF THE ROSE, in 1992. Since then, she has published more than forty-five romance novels and numerous novellas. She has also written under the names Claire Cross and Deborah Cooke. THE BEAUTY, part of her successful Bride Quest series, was her first book to land on the New York Times List of Bestselling Books.

She has an honours degree in history, with a focus on medieval studies, and is an avid reader of medieval vernacular literature, fairy tales and fantasy novels. She makes her home in Canada with her husband and family. When she isn't writing, she can be found knitting, sewing or hunting for vintage patterns.

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The Last Highlander 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
Great Ending! I have read a lot of Claire's books and this one doesn't get interesting until over half way through, but oh so worth it. I will not go into the plot, as it has already been explained. But this is a cute Highlander story with a huge twists. When our story starts, a battle has been won, so don't expect a lot of action, because there isn't any. What you will find, is a love that builds. Very light on the lovemaking, so not the erotica type. I love the character of Alasdair a lot. At first I thought he accepted his time travel to easily, but he thought he was in a magic land of the witch. The ending is worth the slow parts, so enjoy. (ljb)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story! Claire has taken Scottish folk tales and wove them into her novel. It's a story of time travel from the 1300's to modern day and whether or not it returns to that time you'll have to read and find out. I loved it. I felt enchanted from the beginning. Give the story time to unfold, it's worth the wait.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Booktalk_with-Eileen 11 months ago
Quotable Quotes: Loving was about knowing when to shelter and when to set free. ‘Tis not stupidity to trust someone held within one’s heart. A promise made was a promise kept. A man’s honor was the only thing of value he could call his own. I’m partial to time travel. I mean, after all, what is better than experiencing the real thing instead of reading about it in history books? Author Claire DelaCroix made it very enjoyable plenty of comical situations and many moments where I related to the anguish of the main characters, eyes brimming with tears or laughing out loud to the reactions of the hero of the hour, Alasdair MacAuley. It is so much fun seeing the 20th century in the eyes of someone from centuries before. In this delicious read the past (one Alasdair MacAuley) ‘experiences’ the modern world. Morgan has come to Scotland with her sister Justine and her sister’s husband Blake. She’s hoping to give them some downtime, pull Blake out of his ultra organized way of approaching things and just maybe have them start a baby. She would never marry, not after the huge mistake she made with her first. She wanted to see Scotland, the real Scotland, listen to tales of the past, something to jumpstart an illustrated book about Scotland. Alasdair MacAuley takes a dare from a wee witch, ends up going through a portal heading seven centuries in the future. His world is full of tales of Morgaine Le Fee, so when the first person he meets is Morgan, he immediately knows he’s met the queen of the Fey in another realm. All he sees belongs to her world, so he doesn’t know anything more than he somehow ended in the land of the Fey. Quote: “Aye, she was all he had heard of her and more, an enchantress of the highest order. What manner of woman would flaunt such shapely legs before the eye of a red-blooded man?” Alasdair is a hero in denial. He has lost his present and can’t grasp he’s in the future,-rather he holds to the idea of the sorceress, Morgaine Le Fee has turned his world upside down. With his moving into the future, he has changed the past. Robert the Bruce is no longer a hero, battles hadn’t been won. Alasdair never believed in love, the kind his gran’s tales spoke of, until he met Morgan. He also has a tongue of gold, melting Morgan’s hardened heart and having me out-and-out bawling. Quote: “Do not dismiss my tribute, my lady. You are like the rose, which blooms in beauty all the season long, though few appreciate the challenges it overcomes to bring those blossoms to light. ‘Tis a stalwart plant, a harbinger of fair weather, yet of sufficient strength." Morgan had a problem trusting men. Her first husband, she divorced ten years previous, left such a wound in her heart, it was deeply scarred. I really enjoyed the scene where Morgan and Alastair were in the back of a small car heading to the Highlands along with her sister and brother-in-law who was driving. Here’s the excerpt which had me laughing because I could truly relate (I’ve lived in countries where I’ve had to deal with the same, but thank heavens it wasn’t clockwise, but counter-clockwise). Excerpt: Having conquered not only the unfamiliarity of driving on the left side of the road and shifting gears with the left hand, a North American tourist might consider himself an accomplished UK driver. At least until he encountered the humbling experience of the roundabout. Supposedly, this alternative to traffic lights is intended to make driving from point A to point B
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This was a fun, sweet, well-written, enjoyable book. Alasdair is in Scotland in 1314, when he encounters an old woman with a message from Morgaine le Fee, Queen of the Fairies and suddenly things are very unfamiliar! Morgan Lafayette is vacationing in Scotland in 1998 when she runs into Alasdair! This is a stand alone book, one of the author's Time Travel romance series. I can't wait to read the next Time Travel romance in the series! Copy gifted by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
mjs44 More than 1 year ago
This is a time travel story with a twist and if I give you the twist I'll spoil the ending. I like the way actions by the primary players, Alasdair from 1314 and Morgan from 1998 who come together at Edinburgh Castle Scotland in 1998 are shown to effect history depending on what they decide to do. Alasdair is not as surprised by modern day things -cars and bathrooms for example- as he might by, but than he thinks Morgan is a witch or fairy or some such, he can't seem to make up his mind. Morgan along with her sister and brother in law help Alasdair find his way back home resulting in a fun romp through Scotland. This is a fun read..tuck it into you bag for the beach this weekend. Copy gifted by publisher in exchange for an honest review.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
"The Last Highlander: A Scottish Time Travel Romance" by Claire Delacroix, Deborah Cooke, Claire Cross, is an interesting and unique tale of Scottish Time Travel. In this story though, instead of going back in time, the hero gets thrown 800 years into the future. A bit slow in places, but picks up as the reader continues. The hero, is strong, chivalrous, and a supporter of Robert the Bruce. The heroine is safe, doesn't trust easily but determined to help get the hero back to his time, if not, history will be changed forever. Written with bouts of humor, intrigue, Folklore, adventure, suspense, angst, and romance. Can the H/H come to grips with fate and destiny to find their HEA? Will the hero get back to his own time before history is changed forever? An interesting read, to be sure. It has a uniqueness, readers are sure to find endearing as well as interesting. Give it a try, you will find it worth, the time. An enjoyable read! Received for an honest review Rating: 4 Heat rating: Sweet Reviewed by: AprilR
LilyPrincess More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful story. It starts a little slow, but once the groundwork is laid the story develops nicely. The author has some interesting bits about consequences of time travel, which really helped the story along. I felt that the characters, Alastair and Morgan, were interesting and strong. The supporting characters helped the story along, mainly be keeping the couple together. Overall and enjoyable read. Copy gifted by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Morgan was a little irritating in the middle but she figured out the truth and the last half of the book was really good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
as alway's Delacroix delivers, another great read.