Review: Surrender by Pamela Clare

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Review: Surrender by Pamela Clare

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: October 28, 2008
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: MacKinnon’s Rangers #1
Pages: 355

Iain, a roughened Highlander and his brothers Morgan and Conner are forced to serve in the British Army against the French and their allies. If they refuse, they forfeit their freedom and are condemned for a crime they did not commit. Left with no choice, Iain enslaves his life and his brother’s until the war ends.But it is this decision that brings him to Annie Burns Campbell, a woman whose past is a rough and complicated one. When Annie oversees something that she is not supposed to, her Uncle Bain does everything in his power to punish her for it. Annie endures much more than a woman should, barely getting away with her life countless times and being branded as a reminder for her mistakes.

Although I slept through most of American History in my high school days, I found that Surrender was built on adrenaline. Terrible things occur, but it’s successful in driving the book forward. You can’t help but feel for the characters who endure so much during the war. Annie has a courage that is unshakeable and I really admired that.

But Iain is the reason why I loved this book so much. He has such honor and courage, always putting himself before his men or his woman. It was such an endearing quality. And paired with his roughness and dominant nature, he was the whole package that I wanted to tie up and take home with me!

If you liked this book, then you should definitely try out Maya Banks’s new Highlander trilogy. The first book of the series is called In Bed with a Highlander and I thought that Mairin, the heroine of that book shares a lot in common with Annie, especially her courage. If you’re interested, you can find my review of In Bed with a Highlander here.

I can’t wait to delve into more of Clare’s historical world. Rich with history and heart, I couldn’t have expected less from a talented author as Clare.
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About Pamela Clare

USA Today best-selling author Pamela Clare began her writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor-in-chief of two different newspapers. Along the way, she and her team won numerous state and national honors, including the First Amendment Award and the National Journalism Award for Public Service. This year, she was honored by the Colorado Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists with their Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award for her work. A single mother with two college-aged sons, she writes historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense within view of Colorado’s beautiful Rocky Mountains. She is a RITA finalist (Surrender, 2006) and a three-time Daphne du Maurier finalist (I-Team series). She loves history, having studied archaeology in college, and has traveled extensively, living for almost three years in Denmark, which feels like home to her. She attributes her love of historical romance with the years she spent visiting ruins and castles in Europe.

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So many books, so little time. Okay, okay, on the TBR it goes.

Lover of Romance

I loved your review!!! This definitely sounds like something I would enjoy reading!!! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Under the Covers

Thanks guys! Hope you check this one out!


Awesome review, Annie! 🙂


I need to start working on my Highlander books. Great review babe!

Under the Covers

Thanks Nissie! Thanks Angela!


You got me with two things in this review. In Bed with a Highlander, loved that book! American history, one of my favorite subjects. I think this is a book I would really like.


Thanks for a great review! Haven’t read a good “highlander” book in a while, definitely going to go check this out 🙂


Nice review…and another series to add to my tbr pile. Will I ever see the bottom of it…I think not 🙂

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This sounds like just the kind of book I love!
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I loved this book! This is a series I’ll follow all the way!


This book sounds irresisible! Highlander forging his way in a new country, with nothing but courage and dreams to work with! A must read for me!
Thank you for the great review!

Gena Robertson

Sophia Rose

I love this time in Colonial history and I think a romance/adventure set against this backdrop sounds awesome.

Thanks for sharing your review!