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Jul 5, 2011

Highland Promise by Hannah Howell

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Title: Highland Promise
Author: Hannah Howell
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp./Zebra
Genre: historical, romance
Length: 347 pgs.
Reviewed by: Gabrielle


Cover: 4

Presentation: 4

Editing: 4

Story: 4

Writing Ability: 4

Overall Card Rating

About The Book:
Eric Murray was the youngest of his brothers, determined to gain his rightful inheritance after thirteen years of bitter dispute with his father’s family. Starting out alone to confront his tight-fisted kinsmen, he encountered a chestnut-haired beauty set upon by thieves. When she begged for Eric’s protection for herself and her infant nephew, Eric promised to deliver them to safety.

Bethia Drummond’s only hope for escaping her ruthless kin, who planned to kill her and her orphaned nephew, and claim their inheritance, was Eric Murray. Then Bethia learned that Eric, too, was seeking land and coin from his own people—her family’s closest allies. How could she love a man she might one day be forced to stand against? And yet she could not ignore what her troubled heart knew—that this proud knight had more than inspired her deepest passions…he had become her very destiny…

The Review:
Highland Promise tells the story of Eric Murray; the last of the brothers to get his story told but worth the wait. When Bethia and Eric meet, she is on the run. Someone has tried to kill her and is intent on finishing the job. Eric is more than ready to help her reach her family castle, and from there the two begin their adventure. Will Bethia follow her heart or will her happy ever after slip from her grasp?

I enjoyed watching the romance begin between Eric and Bethia. He may not be the biggest of the brothers physically but he makes up for it with heart and honor. Eric loves with all his heart and is ready to fight for those he loves. Bethia is a great character; she is a beautiful and sweet woman who has always had to play second fiddle to everyone else. The love that Eric shows her is wonderful to read. I loved that he was ready, and more than willing to take her away from Dunnbea.

The author does a wonderful job of transporting the reader back into the world of Highlanders and castles. Not only does Eric get his story told in this book but we also get to visit with characters from previous books. If you love Highlanders, romance, and witty dialogue, then this is a book for you. I cannot wait to see what new adventures and highlanders this author has coming in future books.

Pagan Elements: N/A


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