Enjoyable read. Exciting.
Very enjoyable book and a quick read!
Beware the wrath of a true shrew, she may win in the end, even over love. I really enjoyed these characters and would happily read more of her books.
Laurin Wittig weaves a very good tale. Charming the Shrew and Daring the Highlander were excellent reads!
Laurin Wittig knows Scotland-especially the Scotland of the historical 1300's. With her last release, CHARMING THE SHREW, she brought us the story of Tayg Munro, a warrior in King Robert the Bruce's army, and one headstrong shrew by the name of Catriona MacLeod. Working together, they managed to intercept the man who would harm their king-one of Catriona's own brothers. In the process, Catriona escaped the dominance of her five over-bearing brothers and found love and passion in Tayg's arms. Now, in DARING THE HIGHLANDER, one of those domineering MacLeod's is back-and about to meet his match in both family matters and those of the heart.
For Ailig MacLeod, returning to his beloved home of Assynt Castle is bittersweet-constantly fighting with his brothers and his father has left him weary, and this tiring trek of attempting to bring his rebellious sister, Catriona, home, has made the journey even more harrowing. Since King Robert the Bruce discovered that Ailig's eldest brother had conspired to bring about his death, he's sent this MacLeod home-with a special task that weighs heavy upon Ailig's heart.
Assynt Castle, as well, is not as he left it only a short month ago. It's fallen into disrepair, the family-and villagers-are feeling the brunt of a harsh winter, and everywhere he looks, spirits are down. Now, to complicate things even further from the task that the king has given him, that of asking his father to relinquish his role as chief of Clan Leod of Assynt, is the all-grown-up, and highly irresistible, Morainn MacRailt intercepting him at every turn.
Ms. Wittig has penned another highly emotional, soul-stirring historical novel rich in Scottish history. With factual historic details, compelling characters, and the combined stories to betrayal and new love, DARING THE HIGHLANDER is another winner.
In the glorious Scottish Highlands of Robert the Bruce, an independent young widow faces a difficult challenge: Can she help an unlikely leader bring honor and prosperity back to their clan -- without losing her own cautious heart?
Ailig MacLeod returns to Assynt Castle with a heavy task. As penance for his oldest son's attempted treachery against the king, Ailig's father must step down as chief of the clan -- and Ailig is to take his place. There are elders to appease, a competing clan to ward off, and the castle itself is in shambles. Ailig enlists the beautiful widow Morainn MacRailt to help him pull the keep back together, and her counsel soon becomes as invaluable to him as her presence is intoxicating. Only the two of them, working together, can save the clan from being set to fire and sword. But their partnership reawakens feelings in Morainn that she swore she would never hold again...
Reviewer: T. Bates (Port Orchard, Washington United States) -
What a refreshing romance! It's set against a lush backdrop of characters and politics in highland Scotland. A great balance between the central characters and the active environment of the time. I loved rooting for the underdog! Instead of the usual mysterious, arrogant, overconfident hero, this one is so much more human, with human doubts and worries, yet he shows such honor without any of the usual bragging. The herione is also different in refreshing ways. How wonderful to read about someone who is experienced, has known happiness, not cruelty, yet like the hero, is not arrogant or bossy. She takes on new challenges with the usual human worries, and rediscovers herself as a worthy person. If you are looking for a historical read that offers something different in the plot and in the characters, try this fabulous book! It is the first time I have read anything by this author, and I have already ordered her previous book, Taming of the Shrew.