Book Reviews of Master of the Highlands (Highlands Heroes, Bk 1)

Master of the Highlands (Highlands Heroes, Bk 1)
Master of the Highlands - Highlands Heroes, Bk 1
Author: Veronica Wolff
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425218990
ISBN-10: 0425218996
Publication Date: 2/5/2008
Pages: 304
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 85 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Master of the Highlands (Highlands Heroes, Bk 1) on + 58 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This is a Time Travel Book. "Lily Hamlin has finally realized that her life isn't as perfect as she once thought. Lily hopes that making a pilgrimage to Scotland...will help her to find her place again. But while exploring the Highlands, she discovers an overgrown maze and a strange stone map-and lands in the Lochaber of 1654. Ewen, Chief of the Clan Cameron, is a busy man who must figure out how to save his people from the brutal redcoats and has time for little else. Then into his life drops a saucy lass with a peculiar accent, no regard for his title and an arousing body."

I enjoyed this book. It is a good romance story with and enjoyable main characters. This is the author's second book. The character, Ewen, was a minor character in her first book, "Sword of the Highlands".
reviewed Master of the Highlands (Highlands Heroes, Bk 1) on + 48 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
good book but out of order. better to read "Sword of the Highlands" first -it is there you meet Ewen as a young laird... I found out the hard way.
But an engrossing read, I stayed up way too late because I didn't want to put it down!
reviewed Master of the Highlands (Highlands Heroes, Bk 1) on + 16 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Veronica Wolff has written a really great time travel book!!
Read it on one sitting as it was a page turner for sure.
I have read her other book Sword of the Highlands and that was is great also.
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Helpful Score: 2
Eh, not bad but nothing to make it stand out even a little above the bazillion highlander books out there, especially not against other time-travel highlander books put out by the likes of Kurland, Bybee or Moning.

The heroine, Lily, is supposed to be a modern day woman thrown back into 17th century Scotland. Now, I know that would be a HUGE adjustment but this chick is CRANKY all. the. time! She attributes her horrid behavior to her "attraction" to Laird Ewen because she wants to return (although absolutely no reason is given for that desire). Does that justify continual nastiness to the very man who rescued her? Obviously, she was hard to like for me.

Ewen, on the other hand was a reason TO read this book. He was all that one wants to see in a historical hero, honorable, kind, responsible, handsome, built...a well, the list goes on and on! The secondary characters are fun and hold a lot of promise for future books, so ultimate judgement is out. Could be interesting, we'll see.
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Very good Scottish time travel romance.
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An ok read. Story was interesting but could not get into characters. Needed a more forceful hero.
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quick read and a nice sweet romance. If you like fiction books about the highlands you will enjoy this.
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Very interesting plot with lots of excitment.
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yummy! love those scots!