Saturday, July 10, 2010
The Highlander's Sword by Amanda Forester
WOW! I really loved this book. I love romance and I love Bible verses and I love that this novel is full of both! Even though this book is published by a secular publisher, Sourcebooks, it is really very Christian. However, I will warn you that it does have a sex scene between the married hero and heroine and is for mature adults only. But then, it isn’t much more risqué than The Song of Solomon in the Bible! (Sh! Don’t tell those people who think SOS is only about God and the church! Far be it from me to tell them it’s really about romantic love between a husband and wife!)
Anyway … this story is set in medieval Scotland, the home of Scottish Laird Padyn MacLaren and Aila, a Scottish heiress. MacLaren needs Aila’s fortune, but what he needs even more is to learn to trust again. He was betrayed by his first love, who tried to have him killed and left him with a huge scar on his face. Aila has to prove to him that not all women are like his conniving ex-fiancé.
Aila believes she’s destined for the convent. But when her brother dies, she becomes the heiress of a fortune and a large land holding. Suddenly she needs protection from a greedy, unscrupulous laird who wants her fortune and is prepared to hurt her to get it. But her arranged marriage happens so quickly, she doesn’t have time to come to terms with going from chaste nun-to-be to faithful, loving wife. But that’s when the real adventures begin, including kidnappings, daring escapes, battles, and personal discoveries.
If you like this kind of novel, you will certainly love this one. This is Amanda Forester’s debut, and I can hardly wait for the next one in the series!