In my opinion (very humble) - this is one of the best enemies-turn-into-lovers historical romances out there. I also loved the Scottish setting. The hero and heroine are not cardboard figures but very complicated, fully developed characters. Their romance develops slowly and it's obvious that the author takes a lot of care before these two finally have their moment. The end of the story is heartbreaking. Taken all together, an excellent, excellent book.
I have to say, I hate the description that's been provided for this novel (I think it must have been copied from Amazon's or some other site's unusually snobbish 'professional' review). While it's true that the tragedy, the massacre at Glencoe, could be termed "predictable" (since it did actually happen), the romance that occurs between Catriona and Alasdair, and the way that these characters are developed, is NOT predictable. The meat of this story is in its finely drawn main characters, strong supporting characters; the Scottish historical context, and its love story. This is an excellent novel that is only incidentially a romantic novel. And it would make an excellent movie - I only wish some Hollywood producer or director would read this book.
First, I should clarify that I am not big on romances. Lady is obviously more romance than anything else. The characters are interesting but sometimes I felt that author could have spent more time developing them as individuals then devoting so much to the romantic story she was developing.
The most fascinating character for me was the hero's father who plays a minor role before his tragic death. The historical background the author gives beyond the tale was quite interesting. And, I enjoyed the Scottish brogue used throughout the book. If you like romances Robertson's lady will be good for you. Of course, it's a bit long.
Lady of the Glen is the tale of a time and place like no other - when political treachery and royal intrigue rule the day....when country men battled for their freedom and usurpers sought the crowns.
Lady of the Glen is the story of Catriona Campbells' enduring passion for Alasdair Og MacDonald, the second-born son of her clan's most powerful foe, the Laird of Glencoe. Enemies from birth, Catriona and Alasdair know from the moment they meet that they will lie in each other's arms someday. But their love, for centuries forbidden, comes at the most dangerous of times, as they become pawns of war - and of history.....