The fourth highly anticipated novel in the Highland Brides series by
award-winning author Elizabeth Essex
How would you know your one true love, if you didn't even know your own self?
A man stripped of his past
Ewan Cameron, 5th Duke of Crieff has his future carefully laid out. Heir to a great estate, he's been betrothed to Lady Greer Douglas since childhood. After years of correspondence, the date is set--they will meet, marry and be happy. But on the way to his wedding, a vicious attack steals everything he holds dear--his home, his future, his bride, and his very self.
A woman robbed of her future
Lady Greer Douglas has been faithfully writing to her betrothed, the Duke of Crieff for ten years. Finally, the day she has waited for is at hand--but fate has unkind plans. When her wedding day turns into a funeral, Greer must leave the past behind, and embark on a future without her bridegroom.
While mourning her lost love, Greer is drawn to an injured stranger she encounters on the moor. Compassion leads to friendship, and friendship leads to love that reopens the doors to his shuttered memories. Convinced this man is the lost duke, she helps him embark on a journey to regain everything he has lost. But his would-be murderers lurk nearby, and every step into the past puts their lives in peril. Can they regain their future, without losing their reawakened love--or their lives?
A heart-rending tale of love, loss, and rediscovery.
About the Author
When not rereading Jane Austen, mucking about in her garden, or simply messing about with boats, Elizabeth can be always be found with her laptop, making up stories about heroes and heroines who live far more exciting lives than she. It wasn’t always so. Long before she ever set pen to paper, Elizabeth graduated from Hollins College with a BA in Classics and Art History, and then earned her MA in Nautical Archaeology from Texas A&M University. While she loved the life of an underwater archaeologist, she has found her true calling writing lush, lyrical historical romance full of passion, daring and adventure.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Greer Douglas and Ewan Cameron were betrothed as children and have never met. They have developed a friendship and fallen in love through the letters they wrote to each other over ten years. Finally their wedding day has come. On the way to the wedding they stop to help a badly injured man. When is picked taken away by an old man, they continue to the castle. When they arrive, the family is informed (by Ewan’s cousin) that Ewan is missing and reported dead. Greer is devastated, but determined to find the truth about Ewan’s death – when, where, and why. This story is packed with intrigue, excitement, and danger from the start. The story is told from the points of view of the hero and heroine through the letters (426) between them interspersed with the story narrative. I recommend this book. Greer and Ewan are great characters and their story is a grand adventure and a beautiful love story. I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley. The review is voluntary.
I really enjoyed Ewan and Greer's story! If was definitely different from most of the HR stories that I read. The couple has been betrothed since they were children. They have been writing back and forth all this time and have really come to know each other. When they are finally going to get married, Ewan turns up dead...or is he?? I liked how Ewan and Greer come to know each other when they didn't really know who the other person was. They fall for each other as they interact and try to solve the mystery of Ewan's identity and Ewan regains his memory, the love they developed over all those years just makes what they have found, all that more special. This was a great addition to the Highland Brides series!
Be still my heart... sigh. Love found through letters over many years yet they have never met. How romantic can you get? I was snared from the beginning and not let lose until the end of this wonderful story. Lady Greer Douglas and Lord Ewan Cameron have been betrothed for many years yet only "met" though correspondence. Yet love seemed to fill their hearts as they got to know each other and they looked forward to marrying. Of course as fate or evil forces sometimes have a way of changing lives, Greer is met with being told Ewan was dead as she shows up on her wedding day. How could this be? She just refuses to believe his is gone and in her grief goes to a special place to her and Ewan and finds an injured man who has lost his memory. As their relationship builds she comes to think this man might be Ewan or is it only wishful thinking? Elizabeth Essex is an expert at pulling the reader in with her well defined characters and descriptive settings. This is part of a series that I have not read yet and can be read as a stand alone story. But I cannot wait to read the rest and I am sure you will feel the same!!
I quite enjoyed the story of Greer and Ewan. The story line never had a drag and flowed nicely. The story idea was different than what you're used to seeing. Greer had backbone to stand up for what she believed in and Ewan, even though he didn't know who he was, knew what kind of person he was. The only thing I didn't like about the book was the "letters" between the chapters. I found myself skipping reading them entirely after the first 3 chapters. Otherwise, a really good book! Thank you NetGalley for the ARC.