Book Reviews of The Highlander

The Highlander
The Highlander
Author: Elaine Coffman
ISBN-13: 9780778323914
ISBN-10: 0778323919
Publication Date: 1/1/2006
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
I love historical romance, especially Highland-set historical romance.

I started to dislike this book around page 45. In fact, around page 30 I thought about putting it down. Instead I forced myself to read it.

What didn't I like? First, there is no reason that the hero and heroine like each other. They literally see each other and there is no rhyme or reason for the attraction; well, except there needed to be a plot. Also, the hero is inconsistent - one minute he's distrusting of her, the very next, literally, she is the center of his world. But nothing has changed, except the page number. Third, she keeps a secret for a stupidly long time, long past any reasonable woman would. It's not that big a secret, and it's fairly clear the hero would help her. The ending is also similarly not believable, convenient, and . . . what's the word I'm looking for. . . insulting to our intelligence as readers.

Please, save yourself a few hours of time and avoid this book.
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Helpful Score: 3
I enjoyed reading this book. Sophie hides her true identity from her hero Tavish Graham and his brother James, the Earl of Monleigh. Reluctantly, Sophie begins to fall in love with the rugged Highlander, but before she can reveal who she is, James discovers her royal connection and can't help but wonder what else she is keeping from him.
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Helpful Score: 2
I love highland romance. But this book was boring. First, the hero was a bit idiotic, first in how he treated the heroine in the beginning, and then how quickly and without explanation his emotions changed. It was like he forgot some important facts, and in my opinion, was then negligent as a laird when certain things happened, and the ending is entirely too quick and pre-packaged.
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Helpful Score: 2
A fab, sexy read
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Helpful Score: 2
Steaming hot scottish romance
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When Tavish Graham stumbles upon the naked body of Sophie d'Alembert, he thinks she is dead. But it doesn't take him long to discover that Sophie is very much alive and more woman than he can handle, so he leaves her with his brother, James, the Earl of Monleigh.

Beautiful, young and French, Sophie finds herself in the wild, strange land of the Scots. Terrified and not willing to trust James, she fails to tell him that she is the granddaughter of Louis XIV- and that she is fleeing a forced marriage to the hated English Duke of Rockingham.

Reluctantly, Sophie begins to fall in love with the rugged Highlander. And before she can reveal the truth of her past, James discovers her royal connection, and wonders what else she is keeping from him. Can James resist her, or will he defy the might of England and France for a lover as wild and passionate as himself?
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Nice Highland romance story with a French twist. This reader can't wait to read the next books in this series.
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Surviving a shipwreck, Sophie, the daughter of Louis XIV, is rescured by Jamie, the Earl of Monleigh in the Scottish highlands. She hesitates to reveal her true identity for fear of her safety. and because she is fleeing a forced marriage to a hated English Duke. Reluctantly, Sophie falls in love with the rugged Highlander. And before she can reveal the truth of her past, Jmes discovers her royal connection and wonders what else she is keeping from him. Can Jamie resist her, or will he defy the might of England and France for a lover as wild and passionate as himself. Historical romance.
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Elane Coffman really outdid herself with "The Highlander."
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From the back cover....

Whats an honorable Scot to do when a beauitiful woman washes ashore beneath the family castle? Give her to his brother?

When Tavish Grahjam stumbles upon the naked body of Sophie DAlembert, he thinks she is dead. But it doesnt take him long to discover that Sophie is very much alive and more woman than he can handle, so he leaves her with his brother, James, the Earl of Monleigh.

Beautiful, young, and French, Sophie finds herself in the wild, strange land of the Scots. Terrified and not willing to trust James, she fails to tell him that she is the Grandaughter of Louis XIV -- and that she is a fleeing from a forced merrage tot the hated English Duke of Rockingham.

Relucantly, Sophie egins to fall in love with the rugged Highlander. And before she can reveal t eh truth of her past, James discovers the royal connection and wonders what else she is keeping from him. Can James resist her, or will he defy the might of England and France for a lover as wild and passinate as himself?


My comments... Good book, fast story with lots of excitement and romance :)
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A really awesome Highlander romance read!
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"A sweeping novel of passion, love and defiance." Good
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Georgian. What's an honorable Scot to do when a beautiful woman washes ashore beneath the family castle? Give her to his brother? When Tavish Graham stumbles upon the naked body of Sophie d'Alembert, he thinks she is dead. But it doesn't take him long to discover that Sophie is very much alive and more woman than he can handle, so he leaves her with his brother, James, the Earl of Monleigh. Beautiful, young and French, Sophie finds herself in the wild, strange land of the Scots. Terrified and not willing to trust James, she fails to tell him that she is the granddaughter of Louis XIV--and that she is fleeing a forced marriage to the hated English Duke of Rockingham. Reluctantly, Sophie begins to fall in love with the rugged Highlander. And before she can reveal the truth of her past, James discovers her royal connection, and wonders what else she is keeping from him. Can James resist her, or will he defy the might of England and France for a lover as wild and passionate as himself?
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Nice story
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Quick read. Fast moving.
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really really good book. read it.
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Great reading!
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great read!
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Very good romance.
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What's an honorable Scot to do when a beautiful French woman washes ashore beneath the family castle ? Passion and defiance.
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whats an honerable scot to do when a beautiful woman washes ashore beneath the family castle? give her to his brother?
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Great book. If you like Karen Marie Moning's series of Highlanders, you'll like this one.
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From the back cover"What's an honorable Scot to do when a beautiful woman washes ashore beneath the family castle? Give her to his brother? When Tavish Graham stumbles upon the naked body of Sophie d"Alembert, he thinks she is dead. But it doesn't take him long to discover that Sophie is very much alive and more woman than he can handle, so he leaves her with his brother, James, the Earl of Monleigh....."
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From Publishers Weekly
The bone-chilling dampness of Scotland and the crackle of a hearth fire are nearly palpable in Coffman's (The Italian, etc.) atmospheric 18th-century Highland romance. Desperate to escape an arranged marriage to the narcissistic English Lord Rockingham, legendary French beauty Sophie D'Alembert, granddaughter of Louis XIV, slips out of the country on a boat bound for Norway. Her circumstances change abruptly when the ship gets caught in a storm and wrecks off the coast of Scotland. Nearly dead from battling the frigid seas, Sophie is rescued by a gallant young Scotsman who entrusts her to his imposing older brother, Jamie, the earl of Monleigh. Uncertain of the earl's political leanings and unwilling to be sent back to France or to Lord Rockingham, Sophie feigns amnesia. Jamie mistrusts Sophie, but he's unable to resist his growing attraction to her. It soon becomes apparent, however, that the couple can't avoid Rockingham indefinitely. The manner in which Sophie and Jamie finally overcome Rockingham will make some readers raise their eyebrows in disbelief, but the events leading up to their confrontation are compelling.
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Very good historical romance. Easy read, kept me interested!
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Great Read!
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When Tavish Graham stumbles upon the naked body of Sophie d'Alembert, he thinks she is dead. But it doesn't take him long to discover that Sophie is very much alive and more woman than he can handle, so he leaves her with his brother, James, the Earl of Monleigh.
Beautiful, young and French, Sophie finds herself in the wild, strange land of the Scots. Terrified and not willing to trust James, she fails to tell him that she is fleeing a forced marriage to the hated English Duke of Rockingham.
Reluctantly, Sophie begins to fall in love with the rugged Highlander. And before she can reveal the truth of her past, James discovers her royal connection, and wonders what else she is keeping from him. Can James resist her, or will he defy the might of England and France for a lover as wild and passionate as himself?
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Excellent
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awesome, favorite author
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A beautiful young french girl finds herself in the land of the Scots. She is the granddaughter of Louis XIV and is promised in marriage to another man but doesn't tell this to the man she has fallen in love with.
He finds out and wonders what other secrets she may be keeping.
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Never read this book.
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A sweeping novel of passion, love and defiance by New York Times Bestselling Author Elaine Coffman (front cover)
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When Tavish Graham stumbles upon the naked body of Sopie dAlembert, he thinks she is dead. But it doesn't take him long to discover that Sopie is very much alive and more woman tha he can handle, so he leaves her with his brother, James, the earl of Monleigh.
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When Tavish Graham stumble upon the naked body of Sophie d'Alembert, he thinks she is dead. But it doesn't take him long to discover that Sophia is very much alive and more woman than he can handle, so he leaves her with his brother ,James, the earl of Monleigh.
Beautiful, young and french, Sophie finds herself in the wild, strange land of the Scots. Terrified and not willing to trust James, she fails to tell him that she is the granddaughter of Louis XIV and that she is fleeing a forced marriage to the hated English duke of Rockingham. Reluctantly, Sophie begins to fall in love with the rugged Highlander. And before she can reveal the truth of her past, James discovers her royal connection, and wonders what else she is keeping from him. Can James resist her, or will he defy the might of England and France for a lover as wild and passiionate as himself?