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Highland Mist (Druid's Glen #1)

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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...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published July 17th 2006 by New Concepts Publishing (first published February 1st 2006)
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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...more
Erin
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...more
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...more
Melanie
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...
Sarah
(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...more
Felicia
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...more
Netanella
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
Kim
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...more
Heather Houston
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.
Yodamom
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....
Brenda
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?

Dawn
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
Starry
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Lauren
Highland Mist
3.5 Stars

Synopsis
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.

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The story has definite potential (I love a good prophecy), and the world building is very good, especially the structuring of...more
Lara
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...more
Randi
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Laurie Bongiorno
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
Bridgette Bandell
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
Lola4
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
Rachael
just brought this cheap on koboboioks.com

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...more
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...more
Christine Brand
Highland warriors suspense magic and romance!!!!!!!

Loved this book. it had all of the above with a hint of more in a continuation series. with that said this is also a great stand alone.
Darcy
Feb 15, 2012 Darcy rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Darcy by: Angela
I don't really read a lot of books with Druids in them, so I was happy that they played a part in this book. It was a small part, but I have hopes that as the series goes on they will grab a bigger part.

I loved how innocent Glenna was. For her background she was very trusting. But from the start her interaction and connection with Conall was there from the start. I loved seeing them fall slowly, learn about each other, their past, and then be able to come to terms with it all.

I loved the secret...more
Mirely
This was a pleasant read. In my opinion the writing was kind of so so in the beginning but did get better as the story progressed. Donna Grant proved to have created a magical world that I am eager to learn more about. I'm hoping that the other books in this series are just as good and get better. One other hope of mine is that the riddles said by the Druids get a little easier to understand because I did get a little lost when they spoke of a prophesy and then when the prophesy came to pass it...more
Michelle(Chelle) aka Nightshade - Cake Whisperer
May 22, 2012 Michelle(Chelle) aka Nightshade - Cake Whisperer rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Highlander lovers with a PNR twist
Recommended to Michelle(Chelle) aka Nightshade - Cake Whisperer by: Beth
This book was selected for me in a Pick for Me Challenge. What a great choice. It has the hot, strong Highlander that I absolutely adore, but in addition the story contained elements of magic with the Fae & the Druids. I love when my favorite genres get mashed together. Conall was a great hero, not the usual "I am the laird and you will listen and do everything I say" (not that that ususally bothers me but it was a refreshing change) and Glenna was sweet and caring and even though she was ra...more
Joann
I just love a book about Druids, and this is the first in the "Druid Glen" series. I liked it. It introduced some characters that will have their own story in the rest of the books that make up the series. But the way they were introduced was interesting. You find out just enough about them to make them real and have them interact with the main characters of this first book; who you just have to fall in love with! It was a wonderful story line that held my interest so much that I started the boo...more
Heather Chandler
This book suffered from too many flaws. First, it needs an editor. All of the typo's and grammatical errors are really distracting. In the grand scheme of ebooks, I am almost becoming indifferent to these kinds of errors. The main problem that I had with this book is that it is very poorly written. All of the charecters in this book routinely do things that are comepletely outside of their nature. Usually without any real burning incentive to make them do so. I actually only got about 46% of the...more
Patricia
A little dissapointed with this story only because of the continuity and grammar errors that took away from what would have been a really great read. In some parts I felt the story lagging and skimmed over parts because I felt that I was getting bored. The story itself is great yet I had a difficult time figuring out who was who in some parts and wondering where the story was going but once 2/3's into the story, everything started taking better shape and the reading was easier to follow and maki...more
Danielle Lisle
This book was a disappointment for me. I was surprised it was from Ellora's Cave for one, a publisher with a good standing for editing books well. Well, they failed here. Simple grammar mistakes got rather annoying after the tenth one popped up, added to the choppy sentences and bad flow if the story. More than once I had to wonder if a scene had simply been removed without any rewriting. There was little 'depth' to the leads and I found myself uncaring what happened to them. I was more interest...more
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Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels and novellas spanning multiple genres of romance.

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