Highlander’s Bride


“Highlander’s Bride” is the story of two people who are forced to marry by their parents.  Alexander MacGregor isn’t ready to be a husband, and Lady Katherine Gordon’s heart is pledged to another.  That’s not a good start to a marriage, especially with a woman from Alexander’s past sowing seeds of discord between them.  Alexander is determined to believe the worst of his bride, pushing Katherine away when her attraction and affection for him puts her heart right in his grasp.  Will Alexander be able to win the trust and heart of his bride, and protect her from a very dangerous foe who believes he has a very strong prior claim on Katherine?
 This novel has an authentic feel, taking the reader back to life in 16th century Scotland. The romance between Alexander and Katherine is sensual and emotional, despite its slow development.   The misunderstandings and harsh words between the pair grated at times.  Alexander’s hard-headedness towards Katherine was frustrating, as he repeatedly wounds her emotionally despite her showing true feelings for and loyalty to him.  While an appealing hero in many ways, his manner of blowing hot and cold make it hard to root for him to win Katherine. Although initially immature and willful, Katherine grows into an admirable, sympathetic heroine.  The villainous elements added a dark tone to the story that contributed to the compelling feel of this enjoyable story. Readers will feel swept away to Medieval Scotland with the romance and the immersive imagery, making this a recommended read for Scottish historical fans!
Danielle Hill