Friday, April 4, 2014

The Bold Heart by Carmen Caine Review

Title: The Bold Heart
Series: The Highland Heather and Hearts Scottish Romance Series
Author: Carmen Caine
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: 318
Price: $3.49 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: Excellent historical romance.

Book Synopsis:

(Scotland 1488) Ewan was a battle-weary warrior with haunted dreams. He no longer believed in love.

As Scotland's greatest warrior and heir to the earldom of Mull, few dared to cross swords with Ewan MacLean. But the price he paid for his fearsome reputation was a heavy one. To survive, he buried his emotions and became only the warrior, riding from battle to battle with his men to protect Scotland from threats within and without her borders and letting himself feel nothing else.

But when his right-hand man, Alec Montgomery, is caught dallying with a powerful Lord's daughter, a trap is set. And both Ewan and Alec find themselves in an English prison, their necks headed for the noose.

On the Isle of Skye, the raven-haired Merry MacLeod spends her days caring for the clan elderly and hurtling across the moors on the back of her black stallion. A high-spirited, adventurous lass, she is no longer troubled by childhood memories of the day the braw lad, Ewan MacLean, rescued her from her husband, the cruel MacDonald. But when she hears the very same Ewan is now confined in an English prison, she disguises herself as a lad and sets out to repay her debt.

After a bold, mysterious youth rescues Ewan and his men from the English, the group swiftly makes their way back to Scotland. But no sooner embarked on their journey home, a young Prince James sounds the call to arms, rises against his father, King James III of Scotland, and plunges Scotland into a dangerous civil war.

But as they journey to join the prince, both Ewan and Alec discover their rescuer's secret--and both men find themselves falling unexpectedly in love with a raven-haired beauty.


Carmen Caine writes some of the best historical romances I've ever read and this one was no different. I love that she has such a great handle on writing the way people would have spoken in that time period. It makes such a huge difference when all the elements fall into place and language is such a big part of being able to escape to another place and time. If you love historical romance, read this series.

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