Return of the Highland Laird (A Highland Force Novella)

Return of the Highland Laird (A Highland Force Novella)

by Amy Jarecki

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An untimely tempest transports two miserable and lost souls to England’s Abbey Wood where they stumble across each other’s paths. Lady Jane, a battered woman and accused murderess—Laird Alexander, fleeing his keep after blaming himself for the accidental death of his wife.

Both souls must heal their wounds. Both souls have reason to keep their identities hidden. This misshapen pair discovers each needs the other—though neither is willing to admit dependence.

Alexander must return to his kin and resume his laird’s mantle. Lady Jane must clear her name and find forgiveness. But before healing can begin, it is essential they learn to trust…and love.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046067040
Publisher: Amy Jarecki
Publication date: 08/16/2014
Series: Highland Force , #4
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 19,050
File size: 277 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Amy adores Scotland. Though she now resides in southwest Utah, she received her MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Winning multiple writing awards, she has focused on the genre of Scottish historical romance. Her favorite eras are the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries with a pair of Roman/Pict novels coming in late 2014.

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Return of the Highland Laird (A Highland Force Novella) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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This was a super good short study.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this series. I hope that Amy will continue this series.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
“Before I go, please tell me one thing." The candlelight flickered amber in her eyes. "Yes?" He licked his lips and glanced toward the coveted, yet sacrosanct bedchamber. "I would like to know the given name of the woman who can kiss me so passionately she makes me want to climb to the rooftops and roar." Her cheeks turned the color of her mantle and she grasped the latch. "Jane," she whispered. "Well then." He stepped in and touched his lips to her forehead, "Goodnight, Lady Jane.”  RETURN OF THE HIGHLAND LAIRD by Amy Jarecki is the fourth book in her Highland Force series and continues her tradition of writing awesome Scottish romances. This entry is novella-length at only 108 pages; however, the plot is still solidly crafted and the characters are likeable, realistic and well-developed. RETURN OF THE HIGHLAND LAIRD can be read as a standalone even though there are interconnected characters. I highly recommend reading all the books in this series, though, as they are all fantastic! Here is the recommended reading order of the Highland Force series:  1. Captured By The Pirate Laird 2. The Highland Henchman  3. Beauty and The Barbarian 4. Return Of The Highland Laird RETURN OF THE HIGHLAND LAIRD is set on the north coast of Scotland in 1587. It's the story of Laird Alexander MacLeod of Raasay and Lady Jane Whitehaven. My full review has been posted to Reading Between The Wines Book Club.
WorldsCollide More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful addition to this fantastic series, Return of the Highland Laird was a lovely novella. With sweet romance and secrets of the past, this book was an enjoyable read and I really liked it. Jane and Alexander were in a similar situation, running away from the death of a spouse and seeking solace in solitude. Until they met each other. Jane was a likable heroine. Despite living in fear for years, she survived and eventually learned to find happiness again. Alexander was sweet and very loyal to those he cared about. Both were great character and I liked them. The romance was sweet. I liked that it built up slowly as Jane and Alexander came to trust each other. It was sweet, but with some heat as well, and I thought they were a lovely couple. The plot moved quickly and I was hooked the entire way through. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was lovely. Return of the Highland Laird was a wonderful historical romance novella that I really liked. Romance lovers, this is a book worth checking out. *I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
This is book 4 in the Highland Force series. Lady Jane is in hiding after killing her husband. After years of being beaten by him, she finally had enough. Unfortunately others didn't see it as self defense. She had resigned herself to a solitary life. That is until a highlander lands himself on her doorstep almost dead. Laird Alexander, blaming himself for his wife's accidental death, set out on one of his boats to spend time reflecting on his life. Getting caught in a storm, he is lucky to reach land. Too bad it was English land where he is beaten , left for dead, and all his belongings taken. Too broken souls come together, but can they heal each other to find that everlasting love? I will say that I didn't really care for Alexander in Beauty and the Barbarian, but Jarecki redeemed him in my eyes. This is a story of two battered and bruised souls finding their other half and starting the healing process. Jarecki does a great job of showing Jane going through the healing process and coming out a stronger person. I also think that having Alexander forced to do manual labor sort of humbled him a bit. I really hope that Jarecki is not done with this series as I have really enjoyed it! Thanks go to Rapture Books via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
Jarecki definitely developed a storyline that caught my attention.  She combines both the best and worst of humanity in a simple, yet vivid story set back in time.  I not only appreciated the larger than life descriptions that she used to bring you into her world, but also the way that the characters comported themselves.  A female lead willing to stand up for herself in such a manner is a bit of an anomaly for fictional literature set in this time period.  As is a laird hiding from his role.  The manner in which they come together to create a secret, hidden reality for themselves was quite captivating. This is one of those novellas that you really wish was longer.  It was a good story in and of itself, but it had the potential to be a great story were it further developed.  By the time I was really getting into the story it was over.  I also would have liked to get to know the characters themselves somewhat better.  A closer look at who they were as individuals would have drawn me much further towards their plight. Overall, this was a brilliant, quick read that combines the joys of historical romance with an intriguing highland laird.  It was an intriguing, quick read, great for when you want something for a quick escape from the every day.  Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.