Jaclyn Reding's first steamy novel in the Highland Heroes series brought us "a hero who is a heartbreaker-ruthless, dangerous, and so sexy you'll want him for yourself" (Catherine Coulter). Now the series continues with a young American woman out to find her mysterious heritage in the Scottish Isles-and the handsome earl who stands in her way...
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This is the third book in the Highland Heroes Trilogy. I wish there were more. Ms Reding does a delightful job of writing an engaging romantic story without resorting to sex to move it along. Not that this couple didn't indulge, but it was a natural progression of their attraction. This book is set in modern times, where as the other two were historical. It was fascinating how she skillfully wove threads from her other two books into this one. The 'sisters' were a light and fun touch. There were other characters that were as well, but I don't want to spoil it. Read the trilogy in order and enjoy. The Pretender, The Adventurer, and the Secret Gift. Thank you Ms Reding for another wonderful book.
Ms. Reding's novel entitled, 'The Secret Gift', was one of the best romance novels that I have read. Not only did the book touch my emotions, it was a symbol of what 'true love' is all about. It also captivated my attention with the underlying story of bit by bit revealing Isabella's mother's past and how it had indirectly affected her and her future life in the Highlands with the mysterious man who came into her life known as Graeme. An exceptionally written story, I would recommend all stary-eyed dreamers to read and enjoy for themselves.
Isabella Hutchinson takes a leave of absence from her job in Manhattan's oldest antiquarian bookstore Belvedere Books to bury her beloved mother Matilde. In Ipswich by the Sea, Massachusetts, Isabella reads a letter from her mother that leads her to a hidden box containing a family secret. Inside are a crystal and a B&W photo of a man with the phrase Worth Village, Scotland. Unable to resist, Isabella travels to the remote village in search of her roots, but she becomes lost. A person in the road holding a gun yells at her to go back, which she does, finally finding her B&B. Though friendly towards her, the townsfolk deny knowledge of Isabella, but she manages to locate a birth record with a different last name. Isabella meets that crazy guy (who had the gun) again. He turns out to be wealthy Graeme Mackenzie, new owner of Worth Castle. He does not trust her as he hides since every single woman in the country wants to marry him due to his loot, title, and looks. Still Graeme and Isabella fall in love. Readers will take immense pleasure from the delightful THE SECRET GIFT. The mystery of Matilde hooks the audience as much as it grips Isabella as readers will want know what is going on past and present in Worth. Graeme is an intriguing protagonist who finds fame and fortune is not worth the price of his freedom. Fans of a contemporary village romance with a touch of intrigue will find this novel is just the gift for them. Harriet Klausner