Passion and Plunder
Collette Cameron
Historical Highlands

Would you sacrifice everything for the person you love, knowing you can never be together?

A desperate Scottish lady 
Lydia Farnsworth–the sole surviving heir to the Laird of Tornbury Fortress–has lost nearly everyone she loves. Now her father lies on his deathbed. And as if this isn’t dire enough, he’s invited men from the surrounding area to a warrior’s contest–the winner to claim Lydia as his bride.

A Scotsman dueling with his past 
Alasdair McTavish, son of Craiglocky Keep’s war chief, is a seasoned warrior in his own right. So when he’s sent to Tornbury to train the Farnsworth soldiers, he’s more than equal to the task.

A danger unseen 
When a dangerous adversary makes a move against Lydia, a dastardly scheme comes to light, and Alasdair realizes only he can protect Lydia.

Uncaged Review: All of this series can be read as standalones, but I’ve been privileged to read all, and they have always been a big hit for me, and this one is not any different.

Lydia is the last of her family who would inherit the Lairdship of Farnsworth, and with her father’s health going downhill fast, her shrewd Uncle is out to steal the Lairdship away from her by any means possible. And I do mean, by all ways that puts Lydia in danger. After going to Craiglocky keep, a neighboring community for their summer party at her father’s insistance, Lydia asks for aid to help in training the men at her keep. When Alasdair is chosen, a man who has loved Lydia for years in secret – but doesn’t believe he’s good enough – but will he be able to protect Lydia?

This is a nice historical with suspense, romance and loyalty. I loved the strength of Lydia, and the warrior in Alasdair, both characters are easy to rally around. This book will grab hold of you from the first pages and won’t let you go, even long after you’re finished reading it. Reviewed by Cyrene

5 Stars