Heart of a Highlander
Prequel to Highlander’s Hope, Castle Brides Book 2
How can she love the man responsible for her husband’s death?
When Giselle McTavish left France as the wife of a Scottish laird, she never expected to be widowed two years later and left with a toddler to raise. Filled with animosity toward Highlander, Hugh Ferguson—the man she holds responsible for her husband’s drowning, and a man she must see every day because he, too, lives at Craiglocky Keep—she’s determined her son, the next laird, will be raised in Scotland, nonetheless. Her struggles to overcome loneliness and homesickness are compounded as it becomes more difficult to fight the warm feelings Hugh now stirs in her.
Hugh has loved Giselle almost from the moment he laid eyes on the petite Frenchwoman. But as the wife, and then the widow of his dearest friend, he has refused to act on his feelings. He blames himself for his friend’s death. Guilt as well as the belief Giselle hates him, keeps Hugh’s lips firmly closed and his heart sealed. That all changes one providential Valentine’s Day when he risks everything by using Scottish folklore and legend to at last proclaims his love.
Uncaged Review: A short prequel novella to the Castle Bride series and it truly sets the mood and grabs hold of you right away. I’ve come to expect I’m in for a nice read when I pick up a Collette Cameron book, and this is the shortest I’ve read from her yet. It amazes me how much back story and character development the author squeezes into these pages. Something a bit different is the fact that Giselle is French and along with the Scottish brogue, the French words are interwoven and gives it even more depth to the book.
My only complaint is it was way too short. I wanted more Hugh and Giselle. A worthy prequel for a terrific author. Reviewed by Cyrene
4 1/2 Stars