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Daring the Highlander
     

Daring the Highlander

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by Laurin Wittig, Ralph Lister (Read by)
 

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After his brother is executed for treason, Ailig MacLeod returns to Castle Assynt bearing a heavy heart and a grim message: the Scottish king has ordered Ailig’s father to forfeit the clan chiefdom — or face deadly consequences. But before he can reach home, Ailig encounters Morainn MacRailt, a beautiful young widow living a solitary life in the glen.

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After his brother is executed for treason, Ailig MacLeod returns to Castle Assynt bearing a heavy heart and a grim message: the Scottish king has ordered Ailig’s father to forfeit the clan chiefdom — or face deadly consequences. But before he can reach home, Ailig encounters Morainn MacRailt, a beautiful young widow living a solitary life in the glen. He is taken by her quiet confidence and the powerful connection that sparks between them, but his duty lies at Castle Assynt, where his clan is in turmoil.

Determined to bring the MacLeods to order, yet wary of whom to trust, Ailig makes a fateful decision: he offers Morainn the protection of the castle in return for becoming its chatelaine. Clever Morainn quickly becomes a valued advisor, and as the trust between them grows, so does an undeniable passion. Together they endeavor to restore the MacLeod legacy — and discover a once-in-a-lifetime love.

“Wittig truly captures the essence of the Scots — their deep passion for freedom and justice, love of their homeland and fierce pride — in her remarkable characters and their colorful, historically accurate, highly romantic love story.” – Romantic Times

“Laurin Wittig has proven with Daring the Highlander that she is a force to be reckoned with. This is a fantastic book.” – Romance Reviews Today*

“With factual historic details, compelling characters, and the combined stories to betrayal and new love, Daring the Highlander is another winner.” – Romance Junkies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781469227566
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Series:
Legacy of MacLeod Series , #2
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.12(d)

Meet the Author

Laurin Wittig was marked by her Scottish heritage at birth, when her parents chose her uniquely spelled name from a plethora of Scottish family monikers. At ten, she attended her first MacGregor clan gathering and her first ceilidh, where she danced with the hereditary chieftain of the clan. At eleven, she visited Scotland, and it has fueled her imagination ever since.

She studied anthropology at Brown University before launching a career in the computer industry. But as a voracious reader, it was only natural she would become a storyteller too. She penned her first book when her children were young, writing whenever they napped. Her novel The Devil of Kilmartin won the National Readers' Choice Award for short historical romance, and all of her books have appeared on the Amazon Top 100 Historical Romance and Top 100 Historical Fiction lists. Wittig lives in southeastern Virginia with her two children, her husband, and their rescue Eskie.

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Daring the Highlander (The MacLeods Book II) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
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Laurin Wittig knows Scotland-especially the Scotland of the historical 1300's. With her last release, CHARMING THE SHREW, she brought us the story of Tayg Munro, a warrior in King Robert the Bruce's army, and one headstrong shrew by the name of Catriona MacLeod. Working together, they managed to intercept the man who would harm their king-one of Catriona's own brothers. In the process, Catriona escaped the dominance of her five over-bearing brothers and found love and passion in Tayg's arms. Now, in DARING THE HIGHLANDER, one of those domineering MacLeod's is back-and about to meet his match in both family matters and those of the heart.

For Ailig MacLeod, returning to his beloved home of Assynt Castle is bittersweet-constantly fighting with his brothers and his father has left him weary, and this tiring trek of attempting to bring his rebellious sister, Catriona, home, has made the journey even more harrowing. Since King Robert the Bruce discovered that Ailig's eldest brother had conspired to bring about his death, he's sent this MacLeod home-with a special task that weighs heavy upon Ailig's heart.

Assynt Castle, as well, is not as he left it only a short month ago. It's fallen into disrepair, the family-and villagers-are feeling the brunt of a harsh winter, and everywhere he looks, spirits are down. Now, to complicate things even further from the task that the king has given him, that of asking his father to relinquish his role as chief of Clan Leod of Assynt, is the all-grown-up, and highly irresistible, Morainn MacRailt intercepting him at every turn.

Ms. Wittig has penned another highly emotional, soul-stirring historical novel rich in Scottish history. With factual historic details, compelling characters, and the combined stories to betrayal and new love, DARING THE HIGHLANDER is another winner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Laurin Wittig knows Scotland-especially the Scotland of the historical 1300's. With her last release, CHARMING THE SHREW, she brought us the story of Tayg Munro, a warrior in King Robert the Bruce's army, and one headstrong shrew by the name of Catriona MacLeod. Working together, they managed to intercept the man who would harm their king-one of Catriona's own brothers. In the process, Catriona escaped the dominance of her five over-bearing brothers and found love and passion in Tayg's arms. Now, in DARING THE HIGHLANDER, one of those domineering MacLeod's is back-and about to meet his match in both family matters and those of the heart. For Ailig MacLeod, returning to his beloved home of Assynt Castle is bittersweet-constantly fighting with his brothers and his father has left him weary, and this tiring trek of attempting to bring his rebellious sister, Catriona, home, has made the journey even more harrowing. Since King Robert the Bruce discovered that Ailig's eldest brother had conspired to bring about his death, he's sent this MacLeod home-with a special task that weighs heavy upon Ailig's heart. Assynt Castle, as well, is not as he left it only a short month ago. It's fallen into disrepair, the family-and villagers-are feeling the brunt of a harsh winter, and everywhere he looks, spirits are down. Now, to complicate things even further from the task that the king has given him, that of asking his father to relinquish his role as chief of Clan Leod of Assynt, is the all-grown-up, and highly irresistible, Morainn MacRailt intercepting him at every turn. Ms. Wittig has penned another highly emotional, soul-stirring historical novel rich in Scottish history. With factual historic details, compelling characters, and the combined stories to betrayal and new love, DARING THE HIGHLANDER is another winner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This author is unbelievable!!!! I've got her other two books on order. This author's writing is already at the top with her third book!!! Better then anything I've read by Nora Roberts, more productive then Gabaldon and surpases in style, humor, character and plot developement then anyone out there in romance (I read 4-8 books a week). This one is on my buy list...hands down. Laurin Wittig is going to soar to the top of all the charts.....if only her publisher would give her some decent cover art to get everyone's attention.