ARC Review: True Highland Spirit by Amanda Forester

Posted March 21, 2012 by Annie in Reviews / 9 Comments

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ARC Review: True Highland Spirit by Amanda Forester
True Highland Spirit
by Amanda Forester

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: March 6, 2012
Series: Highlander #3
Published by Samhain Publishing
Pages: 416
Format: ARC
 


TRUE HIGHLAND SPIRIT is the third book in Amanda Forester’s Highlander series. I really enjoyed the last book THE HIGHLANDER’S HEART and found that I really liked this one as well, but for very different reasons.

Morrigan McNab is a tough girl, a warrior woman who just so happens to be a thief as well. Her parents are dead so she is forced to participate in highway robberies in order to support herself and her clan. She does this with her brother, the laird of the McNab clan in order to survive.

Right off the bat, we see her in action as she singlehandedly outsmarts others to get what she wants. When the group she steals from leaves a minstrel behind, they push him in the direction of their clan and race forward to get there before him, pretending as if they have never met him before.

That night, the minstrel catches Morrigan’s attention and when they are found alone, a kiss that wasn’t supposed to happen occurs and leaves the level-headed Morrigan a little flustered.

Fast-forward later and Morrigan is now the laird of her clan. She finds out the true identity of the minstrel when she stumbles upon him during one of her missions.

The sparks fly when Dragonet and Morrigan are together. While I instantly liked Morrigan and her tough girl antics, it took me a little longer to warm up to Dragonet. It wasn’t that I didn’t like him, but it just took me a longer time to feel something for him unlike David Campbell in the previous book. There is mystery surrounding Dragonet so once those secrets were revealed, I grew to love him more.

In addition to the romance, there’s quite a bit of historical detail that enhances this book. Forester continues to write stories that have enough mystery to keep a reader guessing while also balancing that perfectly with the romance. I’m looking forward to reading the next in the series.

 

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About Amanda Forester

Amanda Forester holds a PhD in clinical psychology and a Masters degree in theology. As a psychologist, she has worked as a clinical researcher and a university instructor (what they call you when they don’t want to give you tenure). None of which has anything to do with writing romance novels. After trying for many years to stop the internal storylines floating around her head, she finally gave up and wrote one down. Now when she is caught daydreaming and talking to herself she can just say, “I’m plotting a scene for my next novel,” which sounds so much better than, “I’m hallucinating and responding to internal stimuli.”

Amanda lives in the Pacific Northwest with her officer and a gentleman husband and their two remarkably active, naturally brilliant children. They share their home with two fiendishly destructive cats and one lazy dog.

The Highlander’s Series represents Amanda's first venture into writing historical fiction, so she would greatly enjoy hearing from readers.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

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A female laird is something I’ve never seen done before. I’ll have to read this book for that alone!

Barbara
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Barbara

GREAT review…I love a tough heroine!

Sophia Rose
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Sophia Rose

Oh, now you really caught my attention when you mentioned the mystery surrounding the hero!

Thanks for sharing your review!

Timitra
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Timitra

I love Scottish romances, this one has me intrigued because the heroine is a laird that’s definitely a first for me, I’m definitely looking forward to reading it!!!

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Cimmaron @ Talksupe

A female laird….now that’s different. I’ve been wanting to start a new Highlander series and looks like I might have found one. Great review Ann!

Di
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I love a feisty heroine!

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You say Highland & I’m there.

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LOl Marybelle!

Thanks everyone! I hope you try this series out!

Ann

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Nice review. Makes me want to read it now.