The Highlander's Heart (Highlander #2)
Fleeing into the wilderness to escape an abusive marriage, Lady Isabelle Tynsdale would sooner face down a wild boar than spend another night with her wretched husband. Battered by the elements, desperate to elude a band of attackers, and defending herself against, as fate would have it, a wild boar she is rescued by the handsome Laird David Campbell.
Campbell knows holdin...more
I really loved the break up of the story with everythin...more
This book has been sitting on my bookshelf for so long. I had no idea what I was missing out on until I picked it out of my teetering shelf and opened it. There was a surprise waiting for me inside.
Before this, Amanda Forester was a new –to-me author and as a highlander romance fan, I knew I had to try her books out. Within the first ten pages, I knew this book was different. There was historical accuracy. There were great characters. And there was a handful of charm th...more
RRAH's THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS:
This author is new to me, and to make things even more interesting, this is the second book in the series. THE HIGHLANDER'S SWORD was the first one (and tops off my ever growing TBR shelf). I'm one of those readers that HAVE to read the series in order, but this author has done an excellent job, so I truly wasn't aware of the fact that this was the second book in the series.
Isabelle, Countess of Tynsdale, wa...more
After reading the author's first book and finding it a really refreshing change from the norm, I was excited to read this book. I didn't enjoy this book quite as much as the first, but it was still a sweet, relaxing read.
The story is very sweet, and nothing really objectionable happens. There are no cringe-worthy moments or traumas. Even the ever-present highlander kidnapping turns out to be a good thing for all involved. The leads were slightly bland for my liking but there were actual...more
After the death of her uncle, English Lady Isabelle Tynsdale is on the run from her cruel husband. Isabelle knows that her husband will kill her if he finds her, just to claim her inheritance, her Uncle’s estate. While on the run from her husband’s men, Isabelle gets lost by herself. She winds up all alone and disheveled and the only help around is a brute...more
“‘Tis a shame I canna stay to further yer education on the art of kissing, for if anyone needs it, ‘tis ye.” “I am getting chilled waiting for you to stop whining and start impressing me with your kissing arts.”
At just sixteen years of age Lady Isabelle Tynsdale was wed to the powerful Lord Tynsdale by her uncle in hopes to unite their powerful houses. During the wedding night, Lord Tynsdale goes into a rage almost killing Isabelle and she has to...more
After the death of her guardian and uncle, Lady Isabelle Tynsdale sets off on a journey to the King to request his help in dissolving her marriage to the vile Lord Tynsdale, who will surely murder Isabel to inherit her uncle’s lands. On the border of Scotland however, her guard runs into that of her husband’s and Isabelle runs for her life. Lost and disheveled, wondering a...more
Normally a cover like this would scare me off. But, not only was this recommended as...more
The Highlander’s Heart combines intrigue, suspense, and pulse-pounding romance. From start to finish, the book takes the reader on an unforgettable journey with characters that come to life on the page. Amanda Forester has penned a novel that historical romance fans will thoroughly enjoy, with multiple twists and turns that will keep readers on their toes.
The heroine, Isabelle, is the perfect balance of strong and vulnerable. Knowing...more
Laird David Campbell rescues a woman who keeps trying to escape. Lady Isabelle Tynsdale is trying to get to someone who will annul her marriage to Lord Tynsdale so she can be free of his treachery. Although she hasn't seen him in years, he will now want her to return because her uncle has passed and the land that she inherits will be rightfully claimed by her husband. Only she does not know that her husband...more
Overall, the author seems promising; I would keep an eye out for future books.
Lady Isabelle Tynsdale was married off at a young age, to a man much older than herself. Her wedding night was horrible—and when he suddenly came in to try and kill her during the night, she fled, running back to the safety of her uncle and her home. That is where she has been for years now; but when her uncle dies, leaving her without any family or protection, sh...more
Second in her Highlander's series, this one is set in England and Scotland in 1355, during the time England held Scotland's King David captive. It tells the story of Lady Isabelle Tynsdale, who is on the run from her English husband. Separated from her guard, she crosses the border into Scotland and meets Laird David Campbell. Once Campbell realizes who she is, he hopes to ransom the English countess. However, Isabelle has no intention of being returned to the horri...more
- The author constantly forgets that she's writing an Historical Romance and uses modern terms quite frequently throughout the novel.
- Clean Romance/Christian Romance. I should state that I was not aware that this was a Christian Romance when I first received the novel. This genre might be a pro for a few readers, but it turned out to be a rather large con for me.
- Hated all the religious themes, the book would've flowed a lot better...more
Lady Isabelle is a real beauty but a little of the persistantly daft side. She will do anything to stay away from her husband and will even tempt the nine lives of a black cat. She's daring, crafty, gutsy, smart but without an ounce of common sense and ever so desperate. Being so desp...more
The way that the main character keeps showing up after escape attempts are made.
Each character had a clear distinct personality
Author included really hilarious moments (fun-eee; prepare to bust a gut; you will luv reading);
Author knows how to write a great balance between characters dialogue and action/adventure events
Mysterious character that occasionally shows up
WHAT I DID NOT LIKE
A little overcooked on the number of escape attempts BUT the result from the escape attempts were rea...more
I really enjoyed the plot and the clumsy was Isabelle seemed to get herself in more trouble than would seem possible for any normal person. Campbell was a very likable yet gruff character with good morals who strives to do what is right. It was sometimes hard to understand why certain things occurred simply because it was set back during the hundred years war and things were very different then. Bu...more
This is a nail biter and not predictable which is very refreshing. One of my favorite parts is in the very beginning when David kisses Isabelle and he tells her she kisses like his Aunt Edna. Hilarious!!
If I could have given this one ten stars,...more