The Lady and the Highlander
A Highland Fairy Tale #3
by Lecia Cornwall
Publisher ~ St. Martin's Press Swerve
Genres ~ Historical Romance, Fairy Tale
Laire MacLeod’s father has married a mysterious widow who is a vain beauty that deals with potions and spells. Laire does not drink them with the rest of her family and is the only one who could see through her stepmother’s games. When Laire flees to find help from her Uncle the Lady’s huntsman follows her with orders to kill. Laire must survive in a dangerous new city and find the antidote to a poisonous potion before it is too late.
Iain Lindsay is cursed. He is bound for seven years to be the hunter of a Lady who uses him to bring back birds to use in her potions. When Laire MacLeod escapes the Lady’s nets, Iain tracks her to Edinburgh, where she’s found shelter with an unusual band of thieves, but he cannot bring himself to harm her. Instead, he finds himself falling in love with the MacLeod beauty.
But a Highlander’s oath is his bond, and the price for helping her is death, both his own, and of those he loves.
Wow a great fairy tale romance that is a little on the dark side with lots of love and light shining through. Author Lecia Cornwall puts together a brilliantly written plot in this book that was so involved and detailed that I was in awe.
There is so much to this book that I can't talk about because I don't want to ruin it for those who will read it. So a few things I will share is that there are truly evil people in the world such as Bibiana, Laire's new stepmother, and Babiana's servants the French manservant, Rafael, old Terza, and her dark and dangerous sealgair, Iain. The reason for their deception and what they intend to do is stuff out of fairy tales.
Another this about this book is that not all evil people are truly evil, are they? I just couldn't believe that Iain was as evil as he was coming across. and I kept wanting him to redeem himself as he hunted Laire to kill her.
How the innocent Laire goes about trying to save her family while running for her life still makes my heart skip a beat. I was on the edge of my chair praying she would get away and find help to save her family.
There is a whole cast of surprising secondary characters that will warm the readers heart when they read this book. I want to tell everyone about them but then that will really spoil the story. I am sorry but this is a book you should read to get the full flavor of it.
I give this 4 STARS for the authors ability to show the darkness and the light of people with hope, redemption, the desire to survive and love as its main theme.
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
My Reviews Of A Highland Fairy Tale Series ~
Beauty and the Highland Beast #1 ~ Not Reviewed
When a Laird Finds a Lass #2 ~ My Review
The Lady and the Highlander #3 ~ My Review
Lecia Cornwall lives and writes in Calgary, Canada, amid the beautiful foothills of the Canadian Rockies, with four cats, two teenagers, a crazy chocolate Lab, and one very patient husband. She is hard at work on her next book.
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