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Highland Intrigue

(Duncurra #3)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  839 ratings  ·  56 reviews
Lady Gillian MacLennan's clan needs a leader, but the last person on earth she wants as their laird is Fingal Maclan. She can neither forgive nor forget that his mother killed her father, and, by doing so, created Clan MacLennan’s current desperate circumstances.

King David knows a weak clan, without a laird, can change quickly from a simple annoyance to a dangerous liabi
Kindle Edition, 269 pages
Published October 24th 2014 by Duncurra LLC
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Sha Mslvoe
I cried through the end. It was really sweet.
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
Aug 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I've enjoyed every book in the Duncurra series and this one was no different. While Gillian and Fingal may not have gotten off on the right foot, they both did what they had to for their clan. Watching these two fall in love and overcome the obstacles before them was incredibly sweet.
Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
The clan needed a strong leader, Lady Gillian MacLennan knew that. Then King David arranged to have Gillian marry Fingal MacLan. The son of the woman who killed her father. They both are in no position to refuse the King David. In spite of the challenge Fingal is sure that he can rebuild their clan, ease her heartache, and the win her affections, however, there is someone out to destroy their new found happiness.
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Fingal MacIan has been commanded by the King to become Laird of Brathanead. His birth father, Malcolm, had deceived the MacIan clan and for years had kept the secret that he was really Fingal's birth father. Now, Brathanead is under a woman's leadership and the clan is falling apart. Gillian MacLennan, the current Leader of the clan is in no way prepared to care for her clan alone. When the King orders her to marry Fingal she is less than thrilled at the prospect, but to help the people of her c ...more
Jan 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in this series and Ceci Giltenan gets better with each book. nearly everything I did not really like in the first two books was improved in this one and I can't wait to read the next one in this series. I definitely hope it is not too long till it will be published.
although the first two books have their weaknesses, they are also very good reads and this third book would not be as much fun as it is without knowing the characters from the other books

Fingal is the hero I hop
Feb 21, 2016 rated it liked it
3.8 stars! . These 3 books were amazing. Loved all the characters, the Romance (G rated but good) , the mystery and the continued characters from story to story. Female leads were great no annoying females here. HEA, epilogue s, set in highlands of Scotland. So if historical romance s are your cup of tea one click buy, but recommend read in order.
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It was fun to find out what happened to Fingal and Gillian was a good match.
May 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ceci Giltenan continues to leave me spellbound weaving her trail of exceptional books that are absolutely magnificent the ones that stay with you long after you have read it. Yes, Highland Intrigue is definitely one of those kind of books.

In this book fan of Ms. Giltenan's will remember the endearing character Fingal MacIan from her debut book Highland Solution. Fingal is the brother of Laird Niall MacIan. When Fingal found out he and Niall had different fathers. Fingal was devastated and heartb
Nov 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Firstly I want to comment on how unattractive this book cover is! Lol! I only forged on cause it’s not good to judge a book by the cover.

Secondly why’s the author trying so hard to make Fingal look so perfect. I understand he’s to be a kind, considerate and fair man but geez, it’s almost like the author is kissing her own character’s behind! Might as well have added a violin for effect.

Over time though it becomes easier to overlook how too perfect Fingal is. I was also able to bear with Gillian’
Virginia Tican
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
It has all the necessary tools to make it a good solid read. Though I take issue on the herbs that Lana keeps on insisting Gillian to brew and drink. Never mind that said herbs came from Rhiannon, as long as those herbs passed through Lana's hands and given that Fingal and his close allies already suspect Lana (even if they have no idea about Rhiannon yet), it follows that whatever she is giving Gillian must also be looked into. This portion of the story seems a bit lame. Other than this, the st ...more
Jeanne Johnston
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
I found the damned tisane annoying, especially as Gillian continued to worsen taking it. How did no one have a clue they should look into it? This crap dominated three-fourths of the book, yet they blindly continued to dose her? The rest was fairly saccharine, including the infinitely patient bridegroom. The choice of "Fingal" as the hero's name irked me, as well. How can you imagine a guy with a name like that as appealing? Add in the selfish bitch of a mother, and I was tempted more than once ...more
Karen Griffin
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Next book please.

Great story of a woman who is commanded by the king to wed the son of the woman who killed her beloved father. Title is apt for this tale of intrigue, jealousy, hate, and true love. I love her strong characters. I will be seeking a family tree to follow all the interwoven clans however. I had to stsrt keeping my own notes by the end of book 2 so I can continue with the series which is wonderful.
Debbie Odachowski
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love in the Highlands

I loved this story. I came in at #3 in the series so I need to go back and see what happened before. This book can stand alone if you choose but you will miss what came before. Gillian and Fingal's love story is not an easy one. You will enjoy the twist and turns that their story brings. Enjoy!
Aug 12, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the book and found it just as sweet as the first two in the series. I think that I am getting a bit bored with the repetitive theme, and will take a break from further books in this series. I may revisit one day
Judith Sherrod
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Highland Intrigue

Having met Fingal in book one, I was pleasantly surprised to find him back at the MacLennan keep. Gillian was acting Laird of this weakened clan. When married, both were beset by accidents. It took
two clans to get to the bottom of the accidents.

Apr 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: historical, romance
Reasonably fun historical romance. Plot and characters similar to a number of other books I've read, but still an OK read.
Debbie Reece
May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
There is nothing like a good Scottish book for good ole fashion gusto! Enjoyed reading about clans and their families medieval drama plus the development of a live story.
Mervin Barrett
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I follow this author and enjoy all her books. This book was wonderful with no wars or gore. Romance hails.
Jody Pyle
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story!

Loved it! Great story! Story was resolved wonderfully, no cliffhangers. Characters were very engaging. Can't wait to read more by this author.
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Took a little bit longer...

Ok, I've fallen in love with Mrs. Giltenan, her stlye of writing & storytelling! Once again, I'm headed to the next book! Can't wait!
Mandi Morgan
Sep 18, 2019 rated it liked it

Not a bad story. Got frustrating at times for how lax they are after all the drama. But I was entertained.
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was way better than the first one and the character of the hero and heroine was well set and I loved the family bond that was shown in this book which lacked in book 1
Jeanie Kidd
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Like all the Highlands books
I have found a new favorite author! I picked up the first book in this series Highland Surrender as part of a collection with other great medieval era authors. I had never read any of Ms. Giltenan' books but I've been devouring her ever since. I enjoyed the first two books in the series but this book was by far the best. The first two books were alittle predictable and left me slightly feeling like I'd read them before. The books are well written without annoying grammar errors. There's just eno ...more
Barbara Rogers
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Duncurra series - book 3 - by Cecil Giltenan

This series just got better and better with each book. If you read the first two books, you'll be familiar with the endearing Fingal MacIan. Fingal was devastated and heart broken when he discovered (in the first book) that he and Niall had different fathers. He's still dealing with the insecurities and heartbreak from that in this book.

Fingal's real father (Laird Malcolm MacLennan) was the villain in the first book of the series and when he died as a
Jul 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Can a forced marriage save a clan in disarray?

Picking up in the aftermath of where Book 1 of the Duncurra series leaves off, Clan MacLennan has descended into total disarray. Following former Laird Malcolm MacLennan's betrayal of rival Laird Niall MacIan whom he had previously treated like a son, then tried to overthrow in a disastrous failed bid to seize Duncurra and annex the MacIan lands for his heretofore unacknowledged illegitimate son, Fingal MacIan, Clan MacLenannan is left weakened and l
Oct 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed this book. It caught my attention immediately and held it to the end. It's a wonderful slow-paced love story where Fingal, by order of the King is to marry Gillian, a chieftain of a neighboring clan who has been launched into that position since there were no male heirs after her father's and aunt's deaths. The problem is that Fingal's mother murdered Gillian's father. He knows he will be hated by his new wife but cannot go against the King's request.

I loved his patience with Gi
Nicole Laverdure
Oct 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love Ceci Giltenan's series Duncurra! I have read her previous books Highland Solution and Highland Courage and found them fantastic. Well, this author has done it again, she got me trapped into her third book Highland Intrigue, Gillian and Fingal's story. Lots of ups and downs but beautiful chemistry between the two. It's the story of Lady Gillian MacLennan, who has to marry Fingal MacIan, laird of the clan MacLennan, upon the King's order; if she refuses, she will be sent to a convent and on ...more
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I met this author in an anthology, and fell in love.
This story is, like the others I have read, finely crafted. The characters developed quickly, making it easier to become lost in the book. The initial, apparent plot changed fairly quickly to a much more complex mystery, and I was more than a little bit surprised by the identity of the actual villain.
Like most good stories, there are poignant moments, and there are times the story makes you laugh. And a few very
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I can sincerely say, I truly loved this story. The characters were so likeable. I loved the intrigue throughout this entire story. I did not want to put this book down. Fingal and Gillian were great together. Gillian is to be married to Fingal as directed by the king, if not she can go into a relgious order or one of her sisters can marry Fingal. There were so many twists in turns that I was never bored. I enjoyed having the other characters from the other books involved in this story. The descr ...more
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