Book Reviews of Mcclairen's Isle: The Ravishing One

Mcclairen's Isle:  The Ravishing One
Mcclairen's Isle The Ravishing One
Author: Connie Brockway
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ISBN-13: 9780736661911
ISBN-10: 0736661913
Publication Date: 1/29/2001
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Book Type: Audio Cassette
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I enjoyed this book mostly because of the Thomas McClairen character. Instead of the sterotypical alpha male typically served up in these types of novels, Ms. Brockway has created a complex, sensitive, vulnerable yet strong and masculine character who deeply loves the heroine. Thomas McClairen is one of my favorites.

I was sometimes frustrated with Fia to the extent that I wanted to shake her. She had a wonderful man in love with her, yet rejected him because she thought she wasn't good enough for him. Yet he knew her whole history and that was his decision to make. He accepted her as she was and loved her anyway.
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MCCLAIREN'S ISLE: THE RAVISHING ONE is the stunning conclusion to Connie Brockway's dark saga of the Merrick family. In this final installment, Lady Fia Merrick takes center stage. She has spent years under the thumb of her evil and domineering father, Ronald Carr. Over time, she has discovered many things about the sire she previously worshipped, including the insinuation that he murdered her mother, Janet. As the story opens, Fia, recently widowed, is desperately plotting to regain her late husband's estate from Carr's clutches and to gain her freedom from Carr's manipulations at last.

The only other man who has held as much, if not more, sway over Fia's outlook on life is Thomas Donne. She worshipped him from afar as a child, right up until she overheard a vicious and unfortunate conversation in which Donne expressed his loathing of Fia as "Carr's whore." But, whether she likes it or not, Thomas is back in her life.

Thomas McClairen, youngest and only surviving heir of the McClairen laird betrayed by Carr, has been infiltrating the Merrick camp for years under the name of Thomas Donne. When Carr deserts Wanton's Blush for greener pastures, Thomas obtains the property and begins to restore Maiden's Blush to her former glory. But all his plans will be for naught if the one woman he has never been able to forget, Fia Merrick, succeeds in her plans to corrupt his business partner. He does the only thing he thinks he can in the circumstances: he kidnaps Fia and takes her to McClairen's Isle to foil her schemes and save his partner. Little did he know that he would fall under her spell and become more captive than captor...

The ending of this trilogy is nothing short of magnificent. All the loose ends are tied up, and Carr gets his due in a most unusual plot twist. The epilogue allows readers a tiny peek into the futures of the Merricks and McClairens; at last, these tortured souls have the chance at their own happily-ever-after, not to mention a real shot at being part of a functional family.

I would recommend this thrilling trilogy to all Brockway fans, first-time Brockway readers, and anyone who likes Scottish tales with a little passion, recklessness, and ravishment thrown in. Brockway's well-written prose conveys the tales of these characters with wit and talent. The MCCLAIREN'S ISLE trilogy is a truly satisfying read.
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Book #3 in the McClairen's Isle series Fia: The Ravishing One. She is the toast of London society. But Fia Merrick gives her heart to no one, for love is a weakness she cannot afford. Once she would have given her soul to Thomas McClairen, until he shattered her innocent dreams. Now he is back, a convict returned to England in disguise to abduct Fia to Scotland, to McClairen's Isle. There as Fia seeks her revenge in seduction, a passion is ignited that defies the past and connot be denied...
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The best of the 3 in my opinion. Fia matured into a lovely young woman. She was a callous hoyden in the previous books. I couldn't have dreamed up a better hero for her, they totally deserved one another. And I loved that he adored and worshipped her by the end of the book. Book 3 of 3.
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very goog and entertaining
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I LOVED this story...historical romance at the height of its genre. The story line is great. Makes you wish you could actually have been there. I have read the first two books in the McLairen's Isle series as well, and this follows suit with being extremely well written. The descriptions of scenery and sounds make you feel like you are watching a film instead of reading written words.
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book three of a great trilogy
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This is the last in the McClairen's Isle series. The story follows Fia Merrick, daughter of the hated Carr Merrick and her attempts to protect her heart from Thomas McClairen...her father's enemy. Like the other books in this series, I really liked the story. It's a good historical romance, with a nice twist.
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Fia Merrick is the coldhearted toast of London - abducted to Scotland by a man she had admired when younger, she vows to have her revenge. Mutual admiration leads to more.
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Not bad.
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Great finale to the McClairen's Isle series, focus on Fia, daughter of the horrible Robert Carr. Fia makes a lot of life choices early, and lives thru some pretty grim situations. Love wins, with a flair.
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This was my favorite of the triology...mainly because as you learn more about Fia in the previous books- you are so excited for her to have her own story. Just wonderful!
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The final book in the trilogy. I read them all in three days! I couldn't put them down.
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Historical romance--part of a series--sister Fia is the heroine.
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She is the toast of London society. But Fia Merrick gives her heart to no one, for love is a weakness she cannot afford. Once she would have given her soul to Thomas McClairen, until he shattered her innocent dreams. Now he is back, a convict returned to England in disguise to abduct Fia to Scotland, to McClairen's Isle. There, as Fia seeks her revenge in seduction, a passion is ignited that defies the past and cannot be denied...
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This last in the McClairens Isle trilogy was as good as the first two.
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His desire for her turned abduction into seduction.... She is the toast of London society. But Fia Merrick gives her heart to no one, for love is a weakness she cannot afford. Once she would have given her soul to Thomas McClairen, until he shattered her innocent dreams. Now he is back, a convict returned to England in disguise to abduct Fia to Scotland, to McClairen's Isle. There, as Fia seeks her revenge in seduction, a passion is ignited that defies the past and cannot be denied....