Thursday, February 24, 2011

Review: Healing the Highlander by Melissa Mayhue

Healing the Highlander (Daughters of the Glen, Book 7)
by Melissa Mayhue

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Star (February 22, 2011)
Goodreads Description:

ANDREW MACALISTER longs for a cure to free him from the excruciating pain caused by an old wound, but when he rescues a drowning woman, he has no idea how much his life is about to change. All Drew knows is that this mysterious woman is hiding secrets—and that he’s never felt such a consuming desire before. Yet he cannot deny her request for help, even if it means bringing the detested English army to his Highland clan’s home.

LEAH NOBLE MCQUARRIE still harbors a deep hatred of the Fae who tortured her eleven years ago, forcing her to escape back in time to the thirteenth century. A descendant of the Fae, Leah denies her heritage and her magical healing abilities. But the English army is holding her beloved adoptive grandfather captive, so Leah must seek help from the Fae—and the captivating man whose touch she craves.

Then Drew discovers Leah’s secrets, and he’s torn between old loyalties and trusting a woman who has the power to give him the future he’s sought—but could destroy his clan forever. . . .

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I only recently started this series, but since I picked up that first book I have been reading the Daughters of the Glen books nonstop. If you haven't read the series before I suggest you read it in order or you will miss out on a lot of things. There is time travel, romance, adventure, highlanders, Fae and more!

From the book prior to Healing the Highlander I just knew Andrew and Leah's paths were meant to cross. Andrew was seriously wounded in a battle to save his sister and cousin and was also injured practicing sword fighting with his brother and has lived with terrible pain and scars since. Leah is from the future and was brought to the past to keep her safe from the Nuadian Fae. She has the power to heal and was held captive and abused by the evil Fae which resulted in her hatred for all things Fae including her own powers.

When her adoptive grandparents are in trouble she goes to seek help at Dun Ard despite the resident's ties to the Fae. On the way there her path crosses with Andrew and he saves her. There is an almost instant bond between them.

I loved reading about Leah and Drew! Their relationship happened quickly first out of necessity to deceive those that might mean harm but the feelings they felt for each other eventually became very real. This is one of my favorites in this series. I think a lot of that has to do with Drew. He is a pretty emotional guy...he feels things deeply and strongly. It was refreshing to read about a guy like that. I love that this series changes things up with each book. Sometimes the setting is mostly in the past, sometimes in the present, sometimes the main enemy is the Nuadians, sometimes its regular people. It keeps things fresh and prevents me from feeling like I am reading the same book over and over. This is now one of my favorite series!

5/5

I was sent a copy of this book for review from the publisher. Any opinions expressed are my own.

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3 comments:

Sheila Deeth said...

I keep reading about this series. Sounds neat.

Cozy in Texas said...

I haven't heard of these. Thanks for the review.
Ann

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on the win at Cym Lowell's page.