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Wedding the Highlander by Janet Chapman
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Jul 13, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: library-book, highlander-romance, paranormal-romance, series
Read from December 18 to 19, 2010

You have to be prepared to suspend belief and leave reality at the door with this series, and make a decision to just enjoy it – it’s surprisingly easy to do.

Despite a plethora of opportunities, eye-rolling is not allowed. Sure, there are destinies to be fulfilled, an owl that may or may not be a reincarnation, a modern-day magical healer, a 1400-year-old druidh, and highland warriors and warhorses transported 800 years forward in time. Oh, and of course, insta-lust to love in record time. Just go with it, people.

There is something about this series that just works for me. It is escapism reading, light without being fluffy. It is serious, but doesn’t take itself too seriously. It is quick and easy to read, surprisingly uncomplicated, but well written within its context. And while the elements mentioned above may seem ridiculous, the author somehow makes it work.

This is Michael MacBain’s book, along with his son Robbie (who we first met as ‘Baby’ in Charming the Highlander). If anyone deserves a happy-ever-after, it’s Michael. He has been in love twice in his life – once in A.D.1200 before being transported forward in time, and again 9 years ago with Robbie’s mother. Having suffered through their tragic deaths, he is determined never to love again.

Eight year old Robbie has other ideas, and places an ad on the internet to rent the house where his late mother used to live. Wise beyond his years, he knows that someone special is waiting to heal his father’s heart and bring love back into his life. He is sure that he can find just the right woman to answer the ad.

Libby Hart, was told long ago that she was destined to be a healer, and she was fulfilling this prophecy by being a successful and talented surgeon. But when she unexpectedly, unintentionally and inexplicably heals two critical patients with nothing but her bare hands, she doesn’t know what else to do but run. When she sees the ad for the rental house in Maine, she doesn’t hesitate.

Libby and Michael both have secrets they are unwilling to share. Libby doesn’t want to be viewed as a freak, and the last time Michael told a woman he was more than 800 years old, she ran away and died before making it back to him. He won’t take that chance again.

This series will possibly be too far-fetched and hokey for some people to tolerate, but it’s perfect for me as a treat between reads, and I’m really looking forward to Robbie’s book next in Tempting the Highlander.
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message 1: by Tammy (new)

Tammy Walton Grant This sounds like a fun read -- and it all makes perfect sense the way you tell it, lol. Great review!

message 2: by Nissie (new) - added it

Nissie Great review! :D

Quinn Thanks, Tammy. It is a fun series, I'm really enjoying it! The author manages to hit just the right note to avoid it being inane.

Quinn Thanks, Nissie!

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish I have a few of these books on hand, just waiting for the mood to strike! Great review :)

Quinn Thanks, Dhes. Hope you enjoy them (when you do get to them).

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