My Captive Highlander

My Captive Highlander

by Vonda Sinclair

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Can unexpected passion and a little ancient magic turn enemies into lovers?

During a fierce storm on the west coast of Scotland, Shamus MacKenzie barely survives a galley wreck only to be captured and held for ransom by the enemy MacDonalds. Aided by the gift of second sight, Maili MacDonald, sister of the ruthless chief, senses the handsome, dark-haired stranger will somehow be important in her life. Compelled to help him, she insists on providing him food and a healer to see to his injuries. She knows she is daft to fall in love with this captivating warrior after one forbidden kiss but cannot help herself. With each visit from Maili, Shamus finds his thoughts consumed by the enchanting lass. Can he convince her to help him escape the dungeon and prevent the impending battle between the two clans?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150802179
Publisher: Vonda Sinclair
Publication date: 08/17/2015
Series: Highland Adventure , #7
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 90
Sales rank: 68,422
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Vonda Sinclair is the USA Today bestselling author of award-winning Scottish historical romance (aka Highlander romance) novels and novellas. Her favorite pastime is exploring Scotland and taking photos along the way. She especially loves ancient castle ruins! She also enjoys writing about hot Highland heroes, unconventional ladies and the healing power of love. Her series are the Highland Adventure Series and the Scottish Treasure Series. Her books have won the National Readers' Choice Award, the CRW Award of Excellence, the Winter Rose Award of Excellence in Published Romantic Fiction--1st Place Historical, and an EPIC Award. She lives in the mountains of North Carolina where she is crafting another adventurous, wildly romantic Scottish story. Please visit her website at

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My Captive Highlander 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet romance. I love stories about Scotland and it's historical highlanders and bonny lasses. Too bad the story was only about 80 pages long - would have liked it to last much longer!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vonda Sinclair never fails to satisfy. Loved the story and cant wait for her next book.
Barbee114 More than 1 year ago
This Highland Adventure novella was originally from anthology Kissing the Highlander. Another fast paced page turner that I know anyone who enjoy a kilted braw highlander will be doing a Scottish gig after reading this wonderful read! Vonda Sinclair has is truly a gifted author whose books are always fabulous fun reads! This is book 7 in the Highland Adventure series. Scotland, August 1619 On a mission to escort the Earl of Rebbinglen to Glasgow is met with storm that causes Shamus Mackenzie brother to Chief of Clan MacKenzi to barely survive a a galley wreck. He is badly injured and alone assuming his brother and clan member drowned in the wreck. He would of went looking for them if he had been given a chance. Unfortunately fates are not in his favor, as He did not realize he was in enemy territory, Clan MacDonald lands. When the evil And greedy Chief finds him he has poor Shamus beaten on top of the all injuries he had already sustained from the Galley wreck! The evil-greedy MacDonald Chieftain decides to hold him for ransom of Shamus doesn't die from starvation first! Luckily it was probably the only thing that saves his life until he meets the MacDonald's sister, some who call a witch, the beautiful Maili MacDonald. From what Shamus views, she is the exact opposite of her evil brother, as he felt as if she was a kind, wee fae Fairie. Maili, whose visits are the only thing that keeps him from going mad in the dark ,cold, smelly dungeon he was being held prisoner at! Maili MacDonald, the heroine is this story, whom no one wants to marry due to her second site and most men seem to fear her. Already she has a record of three broken betrothals her brother set up. She almost sees Shamus coming with her second site and feels he will be an essential part of her future. In what way she is not certain, but she feels he will be very important in some way to her. Maili checks on her evil brother's latest prisoner and demands she be allowed to get a healer and see to his injuries as well as bringing him clean bandages, food and water. Maili is totally disgusted by her brothers actions and believes that's his evil greed will cause the clan much destruction and death as she has another vision of The a Chieftain Cyrus MacKenzie and his warrior coming to rescue Shamus and killing most of Clan MacDonald in retaliation for holding his beloved brother Shamus hostage! Once Mali finds out her evil brother plans to force her to marry this creepy man, old enough to be her father just to be rid of her! Maili refuses and decides time is of the essence and it is time to help Shamus escape, but with on wee catch he must take her with him! Shamus refuses knowing he would be accused of kidnapping and it could start a horrific war between their two clans. So now Maili has to figure a way to convince that just might involve some kissing! You can feel the attraction between Shamus and Maili immediately which sizzles right off the pages! Most powerful breath taking scene to in this book is the one was at the standing stones and the marriage stone just so touching, beautiful, tender, enchanting and magical without giving anything away. This is a highland adventure you definitely don't want to miss! I highly recommend My Captive Highlander By Vonda Sinclair as again another beautiful and powerful read!
chatnoir More than 1 year ago
My Captive Highlander by Vonda Sinclair is the book that introduced me to this fabulous author :) It is a tale of Lady Maili and her gift of sight. Her brother, the laird, and the rest of her clan think her a witch and are quite mean and condescending to her. She has a vision of a man, someone that will be of great importance to her. That man is Shamus, and he’s from a rival clan, and is taken prisoner after a boating accident. He’s beaten and held for ransom, and she defies her brother to take care of him. I love their passion and devotion to each other throughout all they are put through. A must read! This is a shorter story, and I like the length. Sometimes a shorter story can really draw you in, and help make a bad day so much better. Ever since reading this story, I have devoured Vonda's other books. You can't go wrong with this author and her books :)
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
MY CAPTIVE HIGHLANDER was originally published as part of the KISSING THE HIGHLANDER anthology which featured an assortment of Highland romances to fall in love with! AND I loved each one! Vonda Sinclair writes lovely Scottish romances. So... when I picked up the KISSING THE HIGHLANDER anthology, MY CAPTIVE HIGHLANDER was a must-read. This novella is nothing short of an enchanted treat featuring a sexy kilted Highlander, a feisty female heroine and a happy ever after ending that will leave the reader with a case of the warm fuzzies. Another huge plus for me was that the Celtic's circle of standing stones, which have always fascinated me, were featured in this story (and in each of the stories that were in the anthology). Briefly, here's a short synopsis: When his boat wrecks in a storm, Shamus is captured and imprisoned by the MacDonalds. The laird's sister, Maili, is gifted with the sight and sees much death for her people if he is not released. So...against her brother's orders, she aids him in escaping. Do they have a future? Here's one of my favorite quotes from this tale: Heat stole over her for she suspected he might be trying to charm her, and she was not immune. 'Twould be too easy to fall under his spell. "I've already given you food. You are mighty demanding for a prisoner." A grin quirked his lips. "There is something I want from you after I'm free." She was afraid to ask, but she had to know. "And what is that?" "A kiss.” I can see myself picking up MY CAPTIVE HIGHLANDER to read again and again and highly recommend it! 5 Wine Glasses!
JulieD2 More than 1 year ago
Traveling back home Shamus MacKenzie who is with his brothers and clans men, are hit by a terrible storm at sea and their vessel crashes against the rocks. Shamus awaken alone on the the shore, beaten, and in pain from his ordeal. He is found by guards of an enemy clan and taken prisoner, but luckily his enemy's sister 'Maili' goes against her brother and tries to do what she can for the prisoner to heal him, which is not hard as her brother and the guards tend to leave her alone as they think her a witch as she has the 'gift of sight'. They find them selves attracted to each other, but Shamus has to escape back to his own clan and when Maili has another vision and see's his brother coming to his rescue, and see's utter destruction for her clan, what should she do? The story is full of excitement as you are drawn into this beautiful Highland adventure. I loved the characters and the story is a page turner. I highly recommend this book.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
I read story in "Kissing the Highlander " anthology. I absolutely loved the passion, the plot, and the characters. Fast paced, quick read with a bit of humor, a bit of magic and lots of character. Well written. A must read for fans of Highlanders, and romance. I absolutely love this author's tales. She brings the Scottish countryside and their struggles, strengths and challenges to life on the pages of a wonderful book. She the characters and story come to life. Bring on more, please. Can't hardly wait for the next installment. *Personal Buy * Rating: 4.5 Heat rating: Mild Reviewed by: AprilR
Mirabelle8 More than 1 year ago
One forbidden kiss will do it's magic! I really enjoyed My Captive Highlander, Vonda Sinclair's new novella of her Highland Adventure series, her 7th story, that was originally part of the Kissing the Highlander box set! Again, this author grabbed my interest from the first page! This short story is filled with passion and adventure with a dash of magic! I loved her characters Shamus MacKenzie and Maili MacDonald! It tells the story of Shamus, who barely survives a galley wreck only to be captured and held for ransom by the enemy MacDonalds. Maili, is compelled to help him, and the moment they meet, sparks flare and ignite a beautiful passion! Will they prevent another war? Will their clans finally live in peace? Some scenes are written with tenderness and a touch of humor. I could not put it down! A real page turner! I only wanted to know what would happen next! Ms. Sinclair is a very descriptive writer. If you enjoy Scottish historical romances, then this book is for you!