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True Highland Spirit
Amanda Forester
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True Highland Spirit (Highlander #3)

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  468 Ratings  ·  51 Reviews
A steamy adventure set amidst the chaos of 14th century Scotland, where clans jockeyed for political prominence, and the French and English vied against each other in a never ending threat to Scottish autonomy. A feisty laird's daughter, Morrigan McNab, holds the secret to the stolen relic sought by French knight Sir Dragonet. Attraction sparks between the unlikely pair as ...more
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Published (first published March 1st 2012)
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Clearly I am the oddball in my opinion of this book.

Why oh why would the author create a perfect hero and give him such an angry, manly, foul mouthed heroine?

I admit, at first I liked the heroine (Morrigan), she was strong and an excellent warrior. She also showed to have intelligence when it came to war strategy, then as I continued reading, she became so unlikeable. I found it impossible to believe the hero would have fallen in love with her. She, was entirely too loud mouthed and insulting (
Feb 10, 2013 Dawn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Morrigan McNab is a woman on a mission to save her clan from starvation. She dresses as a man and participates in raids with her brother to keep food on the table for her people. To do this Morrigan has believed herself to be unworthy of anything. She no longer thinks of herself as a lady and while she wishes for a home with a husband and children Morrigan believes that her past will cloud any decent man’s judgment. Sir Jaques Dragonet is a French man on a mission in Scotland. The Dragons secret ...more
May 03, 2016 Katelynn rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Originally posted on Books & Bottles.
Actual Rating: 0 Stars for the 300 pages I did read - I couldn't finish this.

I can't do it.Ididn't enjoy this book, I couldn't read the supposedly strong Scottish accents as anything but gargly pirate drawl, I hated almost everything about the main girl, I found nothing at all remotely romantic, and I couldn't bring myself to read the last 100 pages (I tried, I really did!).

Nothing about a monk-knight, traipsing around Scotland looking for a treasure of t
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Amanda Forester scores another highlander hit with True Highland Spirit. Morrigan McNab is no lady, she is a warrior and leader of her clan. Ever since she was young, Morrigan was good with a sword and better suited to the life of a warrior than a lady. Morrigan trained as a warrior and helped her brother organize raids to steal provisions for their struggling clan. Dressing and acting as a boy, Morrigan never thought herself a lady, until a certain minstrel stole a kiss. Morrigan does not see t ...more
AUTHOR: Amanda Forester is a Romance, Historical Fiction author. This is the third book in her Highlander's series. The series is full of adventure, romance and the right balance of sexy but tasteful passion. She knows how to write an action and adventure filled, romantic and passionate book that includes hilarity and humor in many sections of her book.

He is disguised as a minstrel traveling through Scotland in order to bring the silver chest to his father in France. He has never met suc
Bj Gaskill
Feb 17, 2012 Bj Gaskill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can I say? It was sweet to read a historical that the woman wasn't some romantic ditz for a change. Now don't get me wrong I do like my ditzes, but in this book the woman, Morrigan was a sword welding bad a$$. I LOVED IT!

Action packed....never a dull moment...from robbing, loving, to attempted murder to being left for dead....heck I really haven't got one clue what this book didn't have in it!

Just thinking what a person would go through for family OMG!!!

Oh...and the Templar's treasure...di
Suzan Tisdale
Mar 15, 2012 Suzan Tisdale rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book three in the series. I absolutely LOVED this book! It was nice to have a heroine who could kick booty but still remain lovable and female.

Sweet, funny and exciting! I give this book five stars.

Morrigan (our heroine) is strong and at first, one might come away thinking she is uncaring. But she is far from that! She loves her family and her clan, it is just difficult for her to show it as she has spent most of her adult life trying to keep them from the brink of starvation.

Another warrior princess...
Scotland 1355

So im like half done with this book and im still not liking Morrigan at all. I didn't like her in book 2 and still hate her. She's just a bitch. And Dragonet is wishy washy. All tough knight on the field but wimp when it comes to Morrigan. Im not sure, but I think he's a virgin."

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The series can easily be read independent of each other. While the story involves the same people in the prior 2 books and history goes on you do not have the feeling you missed something or are lost not having a full back story. I wasn't crazy about reading this book because it was about Morrigan McNab and I didn't really like her from the other books and I the McNab's are pretty much the crazybad guy clan in the other 2 books. Chaumont the Frenchman from the other books is also this one. He is ...more
Apr 01, 2012 Michele rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh-I love when the heroines are strong (but have a hidden soft side)-and the hero's even stronger!!
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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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
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
During the early unsteady period between Scotland & England, the french sent troops through Scotland hiring & paying clans to battle & to take over English strongholds. Thus protecting France.

Morrigan McNab is a pant wearing warrior in her clan who has been forced to join highway robberies with her brother, the Laird of the McNab clan, being very poor after their parents died.

During one of the robberies, a french minstrel is left behind & meets Morrigan. He is actually a french
May 04, 2012 Tracy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spirited Morrigan Steals The Show
Sister of the Laird McNab, Morrigan McNab would do anything to support and protect her impoverished clan. Eschewing feminine trappings since she was a child, she straps on a sword...and other deadly accoutrements...and fights like a man. With her brother and a small group of their men, she raids other clans and ambushes travelers for additional coin and supplies. The dishonorable activity weighs her heart, but helping her clan survive makes that weight at least b
Jun 07, 2012 Marlene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Morrigan McNabb isn't the usual Scots lass, because she dresses like a man and fights alongside her brothers for her clan. Morrigan's clan is very poor and in danger of starving and to make matters worse Scotland is at war with England. Sir Jaques Dragonet is one of the French knights, who arrived with the Duke of Argitaine to aid some Scottish in attacking the English. Because the Duke paid for their help, Morrigan's clan is among the other Scots clans. Morrigan, who knew Jaques as a minstrel,
Aug 12, 2012 Shelley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Overall a decent story.

Morrigan isn't the typical Lady. To provide for her clan she takes up a sword and fights and robs along with her brother. She lost both her parents at the age of 10, left with only two brothers one older one younger. Her older brother Laird of the clan would rather see her wed but Morrigan dresses like a man and many fear her.

Jacque Dragoner is on a mission well two actually but one is secret. Sent to Scotland by his father to find the treasure of the Templars, a silver b
Mar 11, 2012 Terra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I luv Amanda Forester and her writing. Each book just continues on as if the family sage has just had a wee vacation.

Morrigan McNab is one fiesty highland lass who can seem to find just as much trouble without looking for it as her brothers do. A Highland lady who can't seem to find her way out of breaches and into a nice gown, Morrigan really does need the so called Kick in the Pants!

Sir Jacques Dragonet is about as noble as they come. A priest on a mission of great import doesn't stop this kni
Trudy Miner
Nov 24, 2013 Trudy Miner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Forced to fight alongside her brothers in order to defend her clan, no one would recognize Morrigan McNab as a Highland lady, no one that is except Sir Jacques Dragonet of France in Scotland disguised as a minstrel on a mission for his father. As the McNab clan prepares to go to war against King Edward II, Morrigan rides out with them against Dragonet's wishes. One bloody battle follows another and first Morrigan is injured then her brother is injured, forcing a return to home. As Morrigan and D ...more
Sep 29, 2015 Candace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would have given a 5 if the sex scenes hadn't been there. They're not extra smutty, a 2.5 out of 5 on the smutty level, still, Sarah Evans can write a perfectly good love story without sex scenes. Anyway, there three short scenes, which caught me off guard, she usually only has one, but they don't last long, easy to skip if that is what you choose to do. Great plot, Leading lady is awesome! Dragonet is sexy and sweet, perfect :).
Apr 23, 2014 Kristen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Plot was interesting and moved along well. Characters were likeable and had good chemistry. Author did a much better job this time working her religious message into the story - was a more natural development and the proselytizing was not as heavy-handed as in the prior two books. Still there, just not quite as overt. However, I am not sure I would recommend this series to non-Christians, who might take exception to some of the themes.
Dana Alma
Feb 28, 2012 Dana Alma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
True Highland Spirit by Amanda Forester is a nonstop adventure surrounded in a Highland purlieu. Forester ensnares us with fearless and valiant characters who battle for what they believe in. A beautiful and headstrong Highland lass meets her match in a French minstrel, in this daring historical romance that places two countries on the battlefield. War and conflict surround these distinctive characters as they search for treasure, in great minutia. I enjoyed this foray into the Scottish Highland ...more
I'm a sucker for Scottish romances. Shouldn't read them, I know, especially when my eight year old son saw the cover with a shirtless man. "Ew! Mom! Why do you have that book?!" was his main reaction. Getting ready for Outlander series for this weekend I guess.
May 09, 2016 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to say I LOVED this book. I was hoping there would be a story for Morrigan. And the chemistry between her and Sir Jacques was perfect. I loved how non-traditional both characters were, and I loved how the story played out. No one was perfect, they were "real" dealing with harsh life the way they felt they must. And still hoping for redemption, love, and a chance at "normal" life. I loved the layers to the story. Well worth the read.
This entire series was a breath of fresh air. Highly enjoyable, full of laughs, great story lines and fantastic characters. I would recommend this series to anyone who loves Highlanders!
Apr 02, 2012 Jody rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Set in 1355 in the Highlands of Scotland (affected by the courtly intrigues of France), this unique historical romance sets a new standard for kick-ass heroines. Morrigan McNab turns warrior to help care for her impoverished Highland clan, painfully casting away any dreams she had for personal happiness by assuming such a scandalous, non-traditional role. Sir Jacques Dragonet, no stranger to loneliness and lost dreams, sees a kindred spirit. Their relationship is not coy. No one plays games. The ...more
Mar 09, 2012 Monica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Where to start? I guess since this is the last book in the series (I think) I will just wrap it into one. I had never heard of Amanda Forester however while searching for a new read I found the first in the series. After I read it I had to read the rest. I will honestly say the series is a great read! I do love the fact she has taken real accounts in history and switched them up a bit. The fact she uses a lot of the mystique we all love about ancient Scotland within her pages makes it all the be ...more
Nou, ik vond het wat saai,..en langdradig,..worden,..dus niet uitgelezen,..
Liz Mulherin
Oct 10, 2016 Liz Mulherin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great series I loved reading about each clans journey.
Apr 07, 2016 Sonia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Virgin hero
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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 u ...more
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“Then ye ken I am a sinner of sinners. I defiled a monk!” “Ah, to be young again,” said Mother Enid with a wistful smile. It was not the reaction Morrigan expected. “Ye defiled monks too?” “Oh no, not monks. Dukes!” Mother Enid gave” 0 likes
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