Uncaged Review – The Forbidden Highlands Anthology

The Forbidden Highlands
Anthology/Various
Historical Highlander

Welcome to the realm of THE FORBIDDEN HIGHLANDS….

Eight USA TODAY and BESTSELLING historical romance authors bring you great tales of forbidden love from the highlands of Scotland based upon the greatest Celtic legend of forbidden love – a Celtic princess being escorted to her wedding to marry a king ultimately fell in love with her knightly escort. So began a powerful tale of great longing, of love spells, of persecution, and ultimately of a fiery passion borne from an otherworldly source. A love so strong is never meant to die… and reborn in these eight fabulous novellas.

Enjoy these brand-new novellas that will keep you reading long into the night, dreaming of lost loves, of great loves, and of forbidden loves.

Uncaged Review: This is a nicely done group of Highlander stories, and the recurring theme with this one is forbidden love. I like anthologies as it gives me a chance to read something from authors I hadn’t read yet, and this one had 8 stories, and 5 of those 8 were authors I hadn’t read before.

All the stories in this group were really well done, the one stand out for me personally, was Eliza Knight’s Laird of Twilight. Lilias was chosen to be wed to a man as part of a treaty to help unite Scotland and the Isles, and the one to deliver her to her betrothed is Laird Dirk MacDougall, whose mother and grandmother had chosen. But when Lady Lilias arrives, it’s obvious she will complete her duty, but it’s not her choice. This was such a nice short, that I could easily like the characters in a full length.

Another fun part of the book is at the end of Emma Prince’s story, A Highland Betrothal, you get a real treat and a bit of a history lesson with the backdrop that was behind this story and how the author incorporated it. This is something that I truly appreciate from historical writers – is the research and how true history is weaved into their stories.

If you enjoy Highlander stories, this is a good set to have in your library, and it does introduce you to a few authors you may not have read much from, and it is a good way to check out their writing styles.
Reviewed by Cyrene

4 1/2 Stars