Book Reviews of Highland Rogue (Harlequin Historical, No 724)

Highland Rogue (Harlequin Historical, No 724)
Highland Rogue - Harlequin Historical, No 724
Author: Deborah Hale
ISBN-13: 9780373293247
ISBN-10: 0373293240
Publication Date: 10/1/2004
Pages: 296
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Harlequin
Book Type: Paperback
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In 1875, Lady Lydiard Talbot visits her stepdaughter Claire, who partially owns Brancasters Marine Works. The weeping lady tells Claire that her daughter Tessa is thinking of breaking off her engagement with Spencer Stanton, whose family owns a large shipping company that happens to be a good customer of Brancasters. Apparently fortune hunter Ewan Geddes has gotten Tessa to reconsider her upcoming nuptials. Claire promises to talk with Tessa.

Claire meets Ewan at a reception and recognizes him as the servant who stole her heart ten years ago before vanishing. Seeing him reminds her of her father's admonition that no man would desire a plain girl like her; they would only want her wealth. Ewan realizes that he pursues the wrong Talbot as he never got over Claire. However, she would never believe that he loved her as a lad and loves her even more as an adult, as everyone knows he is just what her father described, a handsome HIGHLAND ROGUE after her fortune not her.

Victorian romance fans will value this fine tale starring two protagonists who have no reasons to trust the other. The story line is often humorous especially when Claire and Ewan battle, which is much of the novel. Ewan and Claire make a fine couple though at times the heroine seems spineless with handling family members in spite of her work as owner manager of a major firm and her firmness with Ewan. Still this is a fine late eighteenth century tale that uses the industrial revolution as a backdrop to the era.

Harriet Klausner
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Ewan Geddes had once sent Claire's girlish heart racing...
But that was back when he was a servant and she the laird's awkward daughter. Now he'd returned, an upstart fortune hunter bent on her sister, and Claire Talbot swore to stop any heartbreak before it started--even if that meant tempting away a man who'd only grown decidedly more appealing.

Claire Talbot had to be the most exasperating woman in England or Scotland, Ewan decided. And she stood between him and the bride he wanted! Or did she? For her grace and fire made him yearn that every day be an adventure...and every night a dream come true!
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Ewan Geddes had once sent Claire's girlish heart racing...
But that was back when he was a servant and she the Laird's axckward daughter. Now he'd returned, an upstart fortune hunter bent on her sister, and Claire Talbot swore to stop any heartbreak before it started--- even if that meant tempting away a man who'd only grown decidely more appealing.

Claire Talobot had to be the nmost exasperating woman in England in England or Scotland, Ewan decided. And she stood between hin and tbe bride he wanted! Or did she? Fot her grace and fire made him yearn that every day be an adventure... and every night a dream come true!
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A GREAT BOOK! everything a romance book should have.