Book Review: Highlander Series 1
I got this one for free a while back and I was a little leery about reading it; after all a book about Highlanders is a book about Highlanders, if you’ve read one you’ve read them all, right? Right?
Series 1 is a huge shift from what I thought it would be…something more in line with Diana Gabaldon perhaps or the movie and television show The Highlander.
Highlander is three stories: Two of them bound by blood.
Anna, the young and free spirited daughter of an abusive and monstrous Englishman.
Rachel, the youngest daughter to the same abusive Englishman.
Charlet, niece to the King of England, sent away to save her life when she was mere days old.
Anna’s story is intriguing and held me from the first words. She is betrothed to a man she’s never met, one of the Scottish Lairds. She refuses and suffers the consequences for her refusal.
Rachel is but 4 years old when Anna’s story starts but for her story she is 17 and quite a handful. She is confident in herself and her ability to protect herself until she can’t.
Charlet is hidden away with the MacGregor’s for safe keeping until it is her time to rule only to find herself falling in love with the man who has sworn to protect her from those who are trying to kill her.
The stories are not all lighthearted and fun, there is true hardship but there is friendship, kinship and fun along the way.
I thoroughly enjoyed Highlander and just bought the second series so I will hopefully have another review for you in a few days.