Highland Avenger (Murray Family #18)
Once, Arianna Murray Lucette believed she'd met the man she could always rely on. She was wrong. Now she is fleeing for her life, and when her enemies attack a ship bound for her only refuge, she believes all hope is lost....more
Second... The dude on the cover is HOT! A+++ on the cover art!
Third... normal print made for a faster read. None of this micro print!
This was a great book! I am not reading all the Murray books in order. This was like the last one. I'm not sure th ...more
First published: 2012
Length: 343 pages, 3998 locations
Setting: Scotland, 1480.
Sex: sometimes explicit, not frequent.
Heroine: emotionally abused by a distant and guilt rdden husband plus rote and perfunctory sex
Hero: younger son with few prospects
Series: Book 18 of Howell's Murray series.
What makes this book special? Howell's exploration of emotional abuse.
It's relatively easy to demonstrate and discuss physical abuse. She will cringe, she will fear and he will have a reason ...more
Hannah Howell delivers yet another dramatic story filled with passion and adventure. In this one, Arianna Murray Lucette is running for her life from a man who has done her wrong. In the first chapter, our heroine is attacked on a ship by her enemies and already the action is there, picking up the book and never quite relenting until the very end.
When Arianna and two young boys are washed up to a shore, Sir Brian MacFingal finds them and is quick to determine Arianna’s ...more
Arianna is running away from her late husband's family who wants the death of the two young boys she has raised as her own. When the ship they are sailing is sunk, they are saved by Brian and his brothers. There starts a race to protect her and the boys against her husband's brother Amiel and his allies. It is also an opportunity for Arian ...more
Never having read any book in this series or a book by Hannah Howell, I was looking forward to reading this book. What immediately caught my attention was the hero. Brian was a man of action and I j ...more
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Hannah Howell is a master of Highland Romance. With over twenty books in her backlist her novels literally span generations. Which is one of many reasons I read Mrs. Howell religiously.
Highland Avenger brings together the Murrays and the MacFingals/Camersons again. While favorite characters of before make appearances toward the end like the original old laird MacFingal, the man who tried to breed his own clan of bastards, his impertinent daughter ...more
Brian MacFingal, brother to Ewan of Highland Warrior (Murray Family, #9) is setting up a fledgling trading operation and the boat he's waiting for is capsized. Brian and two of his broth ...more
This is the first review I've written on Amazon--I just couldn't believe the author made such a major mistake and none of her editors or proofreaders caught it! At the end of "Highland Lover" she had Gregory and Ewan's brother Brian MacFingal elope with and marry Mavis Kerr. She had a rich dowry and he was a poor younger son so he pursued her boldly. Mavis had wanted to marry Gregory, but he loved Alana Murray instead. Later in "Highl ...more
I loved re-visiting Ewan and Fiona MacFingal from "Highland Warrior" and even Ewan's old goat of a father, Fingal MacFingal. Sigimore and Jolene Cameron from "Highland Conqueror" play a significant part in this story and it was fun visiting them again as well.
And, of course, it didn't take long before I was totally engrossed and loving our new characters, Kevin Mac ...more
Brian also earned a spot ...more
Only concern: isn't Brian the one who ran off with Mavis, Gregor's supposed bethrothed, in Highland Lover.
It is a great read. The feelings running between the two is good. He wants to do the right thing even though that it is not what he wants. She is scared to express what she wants and makes you worry for her. Makes you feel for both characters.
The Murray books hardly ever disappoint, and this is no exception. The characters are so vivid and fun, even as they are racing for their lives. I did get annoyed at the insistence of going everywhere alone, which (not surprisingly) tends to lead to ambushes and kidnapping.
She has also used the following pseudonyms:
Anna Jennet, Sarah Dustin and Sandra Dustin