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Highlander's Ransom (Sinclair Brothers Trilogy #1)

3.99  ·  Rating Details ·  690 Ratings  ·  54 Reviews

He was out for revenge...

Laird Robert Sinclair would stop at nothing to exact revenge on Lord Raef Warren, the English scoundrel who had brought war to his doorstep and razed his lands and people. Leaving his clan in the Highlands to conduct covert attacks in the borderlands, Robert lives to be a thorn in Warren’s side. So when he finds a beautiful English lass on her

Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 250 pages
Published August 28th 2014 by Emma Prince
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Sep 10, 2016 Anne rated it liked it
A very ordinary Highlander story. A lot of inner dialogue and as I have read a lot of Highlander books this to me was just average. Not bad though but not excellent either.
Jul 28, 2015 Zoe rated it really liked it
Awwwwww what a fluffy book!

It's a book that makes me smile like an idiot. However.......

1. Plots are too thin. It's not a plot-driven or character-driven novel. Very ordinary highland romance, which I do not mind if done right. It's perfect for my "simple-minded" times.
2. No idea what happened to the villain. Not that I want to see pages after pages of the villain but the major conflict between the lead characters is connected to the villain. It was as if he conveniently dropped off the face o
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Jun 24, 2016 Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb" rated it really liked it
Highlander's Ransom is my first book by Emma Prince and it won't be my last. I really enjoyed reading this lighthearted sexy HR.

The story starts with Laird Robert Sinclair raiding and capturing his arch enemy Raef Warren cargo. Too Roberts surprise inside of one of the wagons is Raef's betroth the beautiful English Lady Alwin. Alwin's father has been very mean an harsh with her and he wants her out of his way.

The romance that builds between Robert and Alwin was surpisingly good. My problem was
Teresa I.
Oct 29, 2014 Teresa I. rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I will definitely be looking forward to the next book in the series.
Angela Smith
Oct 02, 2014 Angela Smith rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, scottish
I really enjoyed this book. Nothing like a sexy highlander in a kilt :D I blame Diana Gabaldon for some of my reading preferences. I believe this is Emma Prince's first book and part of a trilogy. Look forward to reading the next one. The only real complaint I have about this book is that some of the editing is not as tight as it might have been, there were several typos/misspellings in the book but otherwise an enjoyable yarn.

It made me feel anger, frustration and feels in all the right places.
Jan 17, 2015 Emily rated it liked it
While I enjoyed the story, and liked the H/h, the historical inaccuracies are abundant enough to keep taking me out of the story. It lost a full star. Some examples of what I mean............

this is the early 14th century, they were using trenchers of day old bread, NOT plates. They did not use forks but cut and ate with small knives or their hands. (lack of hygiene world folks). The author used to many modern words, such Allison the heroine was thinking to herself and she could not "compute" wh
Aug 12, 2016 P. rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading the smooth prose of HR. No surplus of dripping adjectives, no plethora of mordant adverbs, just nice clear writing. What wasn't clear was the hero's motive for leaving his clan leaderless for nearly four, as I recall, years. What was he about and why? His motive - revenge against one man who brought ruin to his 'doorstep' and impoverished his clan - which really seemed to be doing quite well - seemed a bit weak and more than a bit self-serving, an ego trip. The heroine OTOH was ...more
Sep 08, 2014 April rated it it was amazing
An absolute delight!

What an awesome beginning to the Sinclair Brothers Trilogy! I was in awe of this fast paced, dramatic adventure. Filled sensual tension, danger, adventure, suspense and the romance that is medieval Scotland. Well written with engaging characters and an intriguing storyline. The love scenes are hot and steamy and only adds to the complexity of the story. I can hardly wait for the next installment. Well done, Ms.Prince!! I would highly recommend this title for your reading plea
Apr 17, 2015 Pam rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-reviewed
This is a a hard won romance about Laird Robert Sinclair who is out for revenge. Lord Raef Warren is an English Noble bound and determined to cause a big war between Scotland and England. A man without honor.

Lady Alwin Hewett is being sent to Lord Warren to marry to make and alliance between him and her father but is kidnapped along the was by Laird Sinclair who plans to use her what ever way he has to to get Warren.

Broken hearts, evil, betrayal and love all wrapped up in a great story of back w
Amanda Richardson
Nov 02, 2014 Amanda Richardson rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book, I think this was well done for a first time story. Toward the end the writing and language seemed to be a little too modern, but I will look for more books by this author because I think they will just get better.
Alwin is on her way to meet her betrothed, Warren, she isn't very happy about it, but thinks that maybe it will be better than living with her father. Robert has been raiding Alwin's betrothed's land any chance he gets because he wants revenge on Warren for bringing
Aug 21, 2015 Rina1001 rated it really liked it
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Aug 19, 2016 Heather rated it liked it
Shelves: just-ok
This book was just OK for me. The author made several historical inaccuracies and multiple grammar errors which for me was not only annoying but also made me almost not want to finish the book. The sad thing is there was a lot of potential with the authors storyline. I was also frustrated because there was not a climax in the story and the author left the reader hanging by not revealing how the hero (Laird Robert Sinclair) defeated the villain (Lord Raef Warren). Oh! one last thing I must add, ...more
Joan Osborne
Apr 28, 2015 Joan Osborne rated it it was amazing
Enjoyable Highland romance

My heart went out to Alwin for the lack of love she had suffered from her own father growing up. Alwin had a fiery spirit and was a survivor and I loved that about her. Robert was everything I could have hoped for in a man for her but I found myself being frustrated with him as much as Alwin for the way he disregarded her feelings. I understood that he thought he was doing what was best for his clan at the time but my heart broke for Alwin because of the betrayal she fe
Jun 01, 2015 Sandy rated it it was amazing
A riveting tale of a Highland laird who fights for Scotland's independence by attacking the English in the Lowlands and gathering intelligence for The Bruce. When he attacks what he thinks is an escorted English supply contingent, he instead finds the wagon is carrying the bride-to-be of enemy responsible for a battle on his own lands, against his own clan. He is forced to capture her and plans to ransom her back, but as they return north to the highlands, he makes some shocking changes to his ...more
Megan Altorfer
Oct 04, 2015 Megan Altorfer rated it it was amazing
Wonderful. Robert and Alwin have a hard beginning and middle and what almost seemed like end as well. Alwin is a head strong, smart, and you truly feel for her as she is thrown for a loop by all the men influencing her life, her father, Lord Warren, and even Laird Sinclair himself. She tries her best to keep her head above water and make the best of whatever is thrown her way as well as tries to take back control of her life. Laird Robert Sinclair is trying to do what is best for his people and ...more
Abi Walters
May 18, 2015 Abi Walters rated it really liked it
I typically read contemporary romance, but I was drawn to this book instantly. Prince has a way of putting you right in the middle of the story. I loved Alwin's spirit. Her need for freedom after a lifetime of oppression at every angle is heartwarming, and there is a subtle fire about her. Robert is both gruff and caring. It can be difficult for author's to capture such a multifaceted character, but Prince does it so well. I was torn between wanting what was best for Robert's clan and wanting ...more
Sep 05, 2014 SandJ10 rated it it was amazing
Just bought this book, and I couldn't put it down! The writing was great, there was lots of action/adventure, and of course good steamy parts. ;-)

The combo of sexy alpha Highland hero and sensitive but strong heroine is my favorite--throw in a kidnapping and what could be better?! I also loved how both Robert and Alwin grew and evolved over the course of the book. There is instant sexual tension between them, but they have to overcome both their circumstances and let go of their own baggage. By
Tracey Brown
Feb 19, 2016 Tracey Brown rated it really liked it
Love a feisty heroine

This was my first book by this author and I am so glad to have found a new historical writer that I really enjoy. This book flowed so well the story was well written and I loved the characters I have a love for Strong female leads and everyone loves a warrior. Robert Sinclair did have a moment or two were I didn't like him very much but he won me over in the end. I look forward to the continuation of the Sinclair's story in the next book a really good read glad I found this
May 10, 2016 Maria rated it really liked it
Very good start to this series. Laird Robert Sinclair and English Lady Alwin Hewitt have great chemistry. She is just a pawn so her father can form an alliance with another English Lord, who happens to be Laird Sinclair's enemy. On one of Robert's patrol they engage in a confrontation with the English. They defeat them and go to see what they have obtained from the covered wagon that was left in the squirmish. To his surprise the prize is a beautiful woman who happens to be his enemy's ...more
Oct 15, 2015 Karen rated it liked it
Second book in the bundle of Medieval Romantic Redemptions
A woman kidnapped on the way to her betrothed carried off to the highlands.

I enjoyed this adventure as the spirited heroine didn't cower though terrified, sort to make the best of situation & attempted to remove herself when the hero was a dolt.
Jun 01, 2015 Barbara rated it really liked it
Highland romance!

Heroine is strong, courageous, and longs to make decisions regarding her life. Our hero is an honorable warrior who places his clan above everything else in life. When our heroine comes along, will he choose her or the responsibilities of his clan? Interesting to watch their love story develop. Look forward to reading the other books in this series.
Ann Gonzalez
Jun 17, 2016 Ann Gonzalez rated it really liked it
A great start to a series. I look forward to reading book two. Alwin is the English heroine that is kidnapped by the hero. She is brave and independent. I liked her character. Robert is the Scottish Laird that is the ultimate hero. The story is good, but the conflict with Raef Warren, the villain, is not resolved in book one.
Jeene Hobbs
Mar 08, 2016 Jeene Hobbs rated it really liked it
A Scottish laird weds an English miss

This book begins a series of well crafted spicy historical romance novels. Set in the early 1300's which was a turbulent time for Scotland and England. I am enjoying these stories of honorable men who are unsure of their worthiness to love and strong women who are subjected to the whims of the men in their lives.
Barbara Underwood
Sep 30, 2014 Barbara Underwood rated it liked it
Very enjoyable read despite numerous typos...

This would have been four stars, but the grammatical errors were annoying. Another problem I had was Robert's inconsistency. it was too farfetched. However the story line was well developed and interesting. Overall I enjoyed this and will read the sequel.
Main Characters:
Robert - Laird of the Sinclair clan
Anwin - The woman he kidnaps and marries

My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed the interaction between Robert and Anwin. They are both strong characters and are pretty willful. The story is well written and is a good start to a series. I will definitely be checking out the other books encompassed in this trilogy.
Jan 13, 2015 Helen rated it really liked it
First Emma Prince book I've read. I enjoyed it and will certainly be reading the next in the series, liked all the characters, apart from the ones we aren't suppose to like. Kept my interest through the book though it's not my usual type of read.
May 26, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Just what I want in a book!!!

Such a wonderful, well written book!! I love the characters, storyline and everything that made up this book! Wonderful character development and really good description of events, fights, and everyday life. Wonderful!!!!!!!
Sandra Ramirez
3.5 rounded to 4:
I really liked Robert and Alwin together. They were made for each other. What I didn't like about the book was the language. It was so modern, or at least that's what it felt like to be. Other than that I really enjoyed the story. Now on to the next book.
Kathy Brickert
Aug 16, 2016 Kathy Brickert rated it it was amazing

You won't regret reading this one! So good and the perspective of how noble women were treated as bartering chips was interesting. Of course true love wins or and I love a HEA ending!
Feb 03, 2016 Maree rated it it was amazing
Such an interesting and well written novel. I finished so fast that I couldn't believe that I was finished with it already!
Nowadays is so difficult to find authors who deliver a good storyline and with well written phrases that I was delighted by Emma Prince. Kudos! Indeed!
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