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Highland Mist (Druid's Glen #1)

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  1,684 Ratings  ·  103 Reviews
An Honorable Laird

Laird Connall MacInness was born to a clan that for centuries has been charged with the guarding of the sacred Druids. 'Tis a duty he has always met with a willing heart, until the day his sister, a Druid priestess, goes missing, and the very Druids he has protected refuse to help him find the last remaining member of his family. Then a 300 year old proph
ebook, Re-issue, 204 pages
Published October 8th 2009 by Ellora's Cave (first published February 1st 2006)
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A big huge... yawn.

I've been meaning to try a Donna Grant book for a while now and this was a great price on Amazon, so I thought: why the heck not? It's as good as any to try out, right? Wrong!! I just couldn't get into this at all! So, I basically ended up skimming the story looking for "good" bits - and even then I was sorely disappointed. Blush, indeed.

I'm not ready to give up on Donna Grant yet, though. The much lauded 'Dark Sword' series looks promising...
A prophesy, highlanders, druids, and the fae. It got my attention! Lately I’ve been reading a lot of science-fiction and mystery books, thus was craving a change. Highland Mist was my first book by Donna Grant. However, it wasn’t all that I expected.

Glenna had always been isolated for she was feared by her clan for her druid abilities, never having been trained. When chance presents itself, she escapes with Conall as he abducts her . Also a druid, he has turned his back on his powers. Of cours
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)

Highlanders, Druids, and Fae, Oh my!

What a wonderful world of historical with a juicy PNR twist. Ms. Grant has created a world of allies and foes, full of drama and betrayals, not to mention the romance. I enjoyed this book aaahhh LOT!

Glenna MacNiel was raised by the very man who killed her family. Her adoptive father raised her to use her powers and deep inside she knew something was amiss and knew she was but a pawn to her fathers' success and power. She felt like a prisoner, but a Druid Prie
Mar 05, 2012 Erin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read a few of Ms. Grant's books before and when I saw this discounted on Amazon, thought I'd pick it up. The story starts off with a druid prophecy surrounding 3 girls, two of which are murdered along with their parents. The third child, a baby is taken by MacNeil to raise as his own.

Glenna, is very young, isolated, and unsure of her abilities. She has been feared by her clan and her powers abused by her father. When she sees her chance to escape, she takes it offering herself up as captiv
Romancing the Book
Reviewed by Jen

I'm not sure how I came across Donna Grant. My guess it was MySpace that did it. But I soon discovered her blog. Each week she picks a name from a commenter and gives them a free book. When I won, I asked her to pick any one of her books, preferably a first book of a series (which rather limited her to two or three books). I am so very glad that she chose this one for me.

I completely fell in love with the world Donna has created for this series. And she did a masterful job laying
Eva Millien
Nov 02, 2015 Eva Millien rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A 300 year old prophecy gives Laird Connall MacInness the opportunity to exact his revenge but to do so will cost him…his mate and the future of Scotland in this captivating paranormal romance.

Glenna MacNeil only wants to be free so she eagerly goes with the powerful laird who fights her clan and readers can’t help but get caught up in the story as Glenna’s decision sets events in motion that will change the course of their lives. The chemistry is a smoldering sizzle that flares brighter the mor
Sarah Briggs
Aug 30, 2012 Sarah Briggs rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(This review may contain spoilers).

I went through a brief period of being interested in reading about Scottish romances - specifically, highlanders. When I did a search on Amazon, this was one of the books that came up. And when I read the blurb, it looked really interesting (druids interest me quite a lot).

I really liked Glenna and Conall. I thought they worked quite well together and I liked the characters. When I read the blurb originally, I was worried that it might be a violent romance, wit
Read for Fun
Challenges: Why Buy the Cow?, Read for Fun
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 4.25

First thought when finished: I will be getting the rest of the series and checking out other books by Donna Grant!

What I Loved: This was a brilliant mix of Historical Romance with a little magic. I haven't read a Druid based book in ages and found myself fascinated with bits of druid history that Donna Grant included. I loved all of the characters and really looking forward to revisi
May 25, 2009 Netanella rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a pleasant surprise to come into a series fully expecting mediocrity and encountering a magical book full of wonderful characters and solid writing. Highland Mist tells of Glenna, the youngest of three Druid sisters who are prophesied to end the reign of evil MacLain, a despot who's been butchering the land and its peoples for some time. She is rescued by Conall, a Highland laird who has sworn to protect the Druids even as he denies his own Druid blood. I will definitely be on the lookout f ...more
Krystal Macias
Jul 22, 2016 Krystal Macias rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve had this sitting for months in my nook waiting to be read. I don’t know why the hell I couldn’t get into it from the prologue but it just wasn’t time apparently. Now that I have read it I certainly regret waiting. Now I will need to binge read the rest!

Connall MacInness is Laird to his clan and when his sister goes missing, he makes it his mission to get her back from the MacNeil at any cost. Even “taking” his daughter, Glenna, as “hostage”. I put them in quotations because I don’t consider
No spoilers - and I'll let you read the other reviews to get an idea of the story and characters.

While this book's story line had potential, the line is hard to follow due to the extreme choppiness of the book. I wanted to like this book, but it has a very amateur feel which is surprising from an award winning author. The story does not flow well, the characters are extremely one-dimensional, and there are many things that just don’t seem to fit together well. Why was MacNeil evil? Why did he h
Heather Houston
Jul 16, 2011 Heather Houston rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a really fast read that kept me hooked. There is something that I found lacking in her writing. I'm not sure if it was the lack of details or what because I had just finished reading about 6 of Marsha Canham's books. Canham's books are very detailed and I could picture everything and imagine a movie being made from it. This book was still great and I can't wait to finish the whole series.
A Highland adventure filled with Druids and sexy manly Highlanders. Three Druid women must come together, meet their mates and fulfill their destinies. This book is based on the youngest sister and her terrible past and finding her possible future. If she can get a certain Highlander to love her.
A very romantic story, with gentle love making and a lot of rippled chests.
Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks
Connall and Glenna are hotttt!!!! Donna Grant writes some seriously hot books. Glenna has lead a lonely existence until she meets Connall MacInness. She's never even been outside of her castle walls until Connall takes her as "hostage" in order to trade her for his sister Iona who has disappeared. Love the Druids and the magic. Just so wish this fiction was non-fiction....
Jul 08, 2011 Brenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it-- it's only the 3rd or 4th Highlander romance I've read-- I'm trying to catch up but it's SO hard. I bought this after seeing an announcement that some of Donna's backlist was on sale. I read it nonstop. Romance, magic, druids, sword play, and kilts--men in kilts. Need I say more?

Sep 17, 2014 Anne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was ok but the main hero was a bit weak.
Glenna Sinclair’s family was murdered because of a prophecy when she was just two days old. The murder MacNeil decided to adopt Glenna as a daughter believing he was free from the prophecy now that most of the family was dead. Almost two decades later Conall shows up at on the MacNeil lands searching for his missing sister Iona. When he cannot find his sister Glenna begs to be taken as a hostage and later traded for Iona. Conall is enthralled with Glenna so kidnapping her is no hardship. Very qu ...more
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Highland Mist
3.5 Stars

Connall MacInness, a powerful Highland Laird seeks vengeance against the vicious rival who kidnapped his sister and takes the man's daughter hostage. However, Glenna MacNeil is not who or what she seems and by taking her, Connall sets in motion a 300 year prophecy that may either save or destroy the land and the clan that he fights for.

The story has definite potential (I love a good prophecy), and the world building is very good, especially the structuring of
Mar 10, 2013 Lara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013, 2013-tower-team
So, this is probably better than 2 stars, because it was readable. However, it was full of inconsistencies and simplistic reactions. The characters were shallow and were not particularly smart. The book sets things up nicely for future stories with a likely relationship between Moira and one of the Warriors, and we can also expect something to happen between Gideon and the another girl.

Overall, I found Glenna to be strangely naive given her upbringing. She always kept her chamber clean, even th
Jan 06, 2013 Randi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-lendable
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Mar 16, 2015 Paulina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. This was a light and fun Highland PNR book. Had to take off half a star for the editing. There were missing words, extra words, wrong word usage (were v we're, loose v lose, who's v whose, etc...), and incorrect punctuation. Nothing too horrible, but enough to take me out of the story each time. I believe this series is among Grant's earlier works, and the editing (and her storytelling) has gotten better with time. On to the next book in the series!
2.5 stars. I think the blub about this book is... off! He protected druids with a willing heart until his sister went missing? Ahh no, until they denied him being a priest - years earlier. His woman was a priestess? I missed that in the book... It just called her a druid. In fact a Priestess was to be paired up with a priest and two warriors... And he thought to use her to seek revenge? Really? Was I even reading the same book?!? Good thing I read this during an ice storm so I coudn't read the b ...more
Feb 07, 2015 Mya rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I have read by Grant, and I enjoyed it - though a few times it felt like I missed a sentence, or that there was something originally written and then it was cut out but the rest was left... but that didn't happen to often. I am looking forward to the second in the series.
Bridgette Bandell
Mar 15, 2013 Bridgette Bandell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
This was the first Donna Grant book I ever read. I am not much for novels such as this because I find usually, the story-line is either all sex, or a lack of story-line at all. So I tool a chance reading this on a request from my sister and found that putting this book down was near impossible. I would get lost in this book and lose track of time! Glenna starts off seeming so meek and timid, but you soon find that is not the case at all. This is a must read for those into the druid, Scottish hig ...more
Jan 27, 2012 LadyCalico rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this to be a better than average Highland romance. The characters were well-developed and seemed more normal, smart, and mature than is typical for this genre. The conversations and actions flowed in a normal manner without my wasting a lot of time wondering "now why would she...? or "that makes no sense" or "where is this idiot coming from with that silly tantrum?" I really didn't like all the Druid/Fae/magic stuff--it kind of seemed a waste to have the rare smart, sane, and strong H/H ...more
Aug 01, 2011 Rachael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-romance
just brought this cheap on

what attracted me is the cover (i have a diff one to the one up here .. my one is of connell facing away with the Stone henge in the background :)

have to say i have an addiction lately for hot historical highland men and this book didnt disappoint ....
only read about nearly half so far but enjoying it and its a good story , hot men , brave heroines , and gorgeous scenery whats not to love about it

Loved the story and had action all through it and the lo
May 16, 2016 GuisBell rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lo-normal
La verdad es que no me gusto nada Connall muy terco, obstinado, egoísta, en serio Glenna creo que deberíamos buscar alguien mucho mejor para ti, y encima se las pones fáciles en serio por eso es que no te valoraba, pufff
Elaine Mcdonald
There seems to be a lot of books that are being put on Amazon now after the rights have run out by the publisher. Be careful when you order because the publisher's book and the author's book are both on Amazon. The author's book is $2.99 and the publisher's is $7.99.

I liked this story. But it seems to be one of the author's first books. As a first book, the story is good, but the writing style is not as good as some I have read. Or as good as her more recent books probably are. This is the first
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Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the
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