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Tempest in the Highlands

(The Scottish Relic Trilogy #3)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  325 ratings  ·  53 reviews
Miranda MacDonnell is on the run. When she inherited a mysterious relic from her mother, she had no idea the dangers it would bring. Now hunted by a relentless foe who will stop at nothing to find her, she has one choice: stow away on the ship of the notorious privateer, Black Hawk.

Rob Hawkins, the half-English privateer known as Black Hawk, has a mission from the Tudor ki
Kindle Edition, 213 pages
Published December 6th 2016 by Swerve
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
'Tempest in the Highlands' by May McGoldrick is book three in "The Scottish Relic Trilogy". This is the story of Miranda MacDonnell and Rob Hawkins AKA Black Hawk. I have read the previous books but feel this is a standalone book. The other couples do make an appearance to help take Sir Evers down. Miranda has been helping her mother who had the 'sight' to see things in the future. But her mother saw that Miranda was now in danger. and made her leave her home. Miranda's mother and father was kil ...more
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Miranda McDonnell is forced to flee and go on the run with her mother's precious relic with her and the curse that comes along with it, horrible visions of the future. She stows away on a privateer's ship "Black Hawk" and poses as a boy. But when a terrible storm hits the ship and Rob Hawkins, the Captain also known as the Black Hawk is thrown overboard, she goes after him. They both end up on a deserted isla
Tracy Emro
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*I received an eARC from NetGalley and the publisher and am voluntarily leaving a review*

There is only one word that comes to mind when I think about this book: WOW!

After reading the first two books, I was expecting a big finish and Team McGoldrick did not disappoint! This book was fantastic!

Miranda has inherited a piece of the tablet from her mother and has fled her home as a result of a vision her mother had. She knows her mother has passed because the gift of sight has been passed to her. Bef
A Klue
I need to begin this review by saying, “It’s likely just me, folks, and hopefully not going to be you.” As book 3 of this series, Tempest in the Highlands started off with a Robinson Crusoe type feel eventually evolving into an Indiana Jones backdrop with a touch of Lord of the Rings. As I’ve never been a big fan of Temple of Doom type action drama, I found myself not overly wild about how this storyline eventually wrapped up. Rob and Miranda made a likable main couple, but they weren’t particul ...more
Nov 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 / 5 Fangs

Tempest in the Highlands was an adventurous and satisfying end to The Scottish Relic trilogy. I thought the characters were enjoyable and that the plot was exciting. This was a nice way to wrap up this trilogy!

I am a HUGE fan of books when girls dress up as a male to achieve their goals. I find those plot lines to be so exciting, fun, and addictive. I think it stems from my love for Mulan , because the girls who typically pull a stunt like that are bad-asses. Miranda, the main
Dec 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Tempest in the Highlands is a great book that I received a free copy of from St. Martin's via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I have never been a pirate story reader. This actually might be my first. Technically, Hawk is not a pirate, but, to the eyes of those in the world he appears to be a pirate, but, he is so much more. He reads like a tough, great-looking, ethical man who secretly works for the King of England, who is up to his neck in fighting wars on all fronts. One of his com ...more
Cathy Ryan
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Miranda MacDonnell has always been aware of her mother’s gift and what it entails. The visions her mother experienced enabled her to avert disasters and now, as her health fails completely, she passes the relic to her daughter. Miranda is persuaded to flee her home due to premonitions of great danger and she takes the fourth piece of the relic with her. She has to find her twin brother, Gavin, given away at birth in order to save his life, and stay out of the clutches of Sir Ralph Evers to save ...more
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the last book of the Scottish Relic Trilogy. It was a fantastic read for fans of highland romance. The author has written a beautiful story of two people who were destined to meet. I just love this series but can be read as a stand alone.
The characters were well developed with thought and feelings of their own. I truly enjoyed this from beginning to end. It was over the top with adventure, paranormal and of course romance.
Miranda has kind of inherited the stone her mother had given her
Nov 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Last and final book of this trilogy of the relics that I liked and suggest to read if you are interested in Old curses, premonitions, relics and druids. This time the two characters were stranded on a magic island and they were good enough not to make the story sleep into boredom, so my praise to the author.

Ultimo libro della trilogia delle reliquie che vi suggerisco di leggere se vi piacciono le storie con vecchie maledizioni, premonizioni e druidi. Stavolta i due personaggi principali sono blo
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the final episode in the series, and for me it is the best. It works as a stand alone, but if you get the chance, reading the earlier books will make you enjoy this one even more.

Miranda has inherited a relic from her late mother. It gives her sight into the future. Her mother used the gift to prevent bad things from happening to the people around her. Now Miranda has been given the same gift. She has also learned that she has a twin brother who was sent away when they were infants. The
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
~An ARC was given to be by the publisher and was made available via NetGalley. ~

This is the last book of The Scottish Relic Trilogy, and this is one good ending for me.

A healer, a psychometric, and a seer, then a person one that can communicate with the dead. Four pieces of relic, when combined, grants the holder a power like no other.

A fascinating, and a well-rounded story, set in a timeline where people are afraid of the things they do not understand. For me, it is hard to manipulate if you
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The final book of the Scottish Relic Trilogy hits a 5 STAR repeat home run! Making that 5 stars for each book of this series. This husband and wife team continually amaze me with exceptionally well written stories of danger, vivid descriptions, mysticism, shattered families and the ultimate love.

Once again the authors created a quick moving plot that moves the readers through Rob and Miranda's meeting and subsequent chain of events to the dramatic conclusion of this series. This book brings the
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this captivating and highly enjoyable last book in the Scottish Relic Series by May McGoldrick. Historical Romance books by May McGoldrick are those that I buy without even looking at the blurb because up to now they have never disappointed me.

Once again the hero and the heroine were wonderful, well developed, very likeable and also very interesting. Especially the contrast between Miranda whose life has always been dominated by the unexplainable, the mystic and Rob who doesn't b
Barbara Rogers
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
All I can say is WOW!!! I was looking for a whiz-bang wrap up for this series and the authors definitely delivered. One of my hallmark signs for an outstanding book is that the authors make me suspend all beliefs and totally buy-in to the story - and - manage to make me wonder if everything will turn out as it should. You see, I can know in my head that things will work out because, after all, I'm reading a historical romance and they always have HEA's - but - a really good author should be able ...more
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tempest in the Highlands is a thrilling conclusion to the Scottish Relic Trilogy by May McGoldrick. This entire series has everything that I look for in a good trilogy: an adventurous mystery, an intriguing historical romance, and a hint of the supernatural.

From the previous two books in the series, we know that three women are being hunted down by a rogue English commander who desires to obtain certain powers granted to those who possess fragments of an ancient stone tablet. Each relic confers
Jan Goodard
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tempest in the Highlands is the final book in the Scottish Relic Trilogy. This series combines my favorite storyline elements, Scots, great characters, a worthy villain, intrigue, romance, and a great story told with a touch of Highland paranormal. Miranda MacDonnell inherits the last tile from her mother and with it the ability to see the future. Unfortunately the villain Sir Ralph Evers knows who and where she is. She is able to flee by boarding the Peregrine, Rob Hawkins' ship. From then on t ...more
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The final installment in the Relic Trilogy, this book was full of action and flew by. I still like the Innes/Colin love connection the best, but I liked that this one explored the idea of somebody not buying into the "magic" of the relics quite so quickly. The hero, Rob "Black Hawk" Hawkins, says he believes what he sees, so he's a bit doubtful for a while. That added an interesting aspect to the story and the relationship between him and Miranda. Black Hawk is probably the most complex of the h ...more
Dec 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
The imagery and beautifully descriptive language made this novel quite enjoyable. Scottish Highland novels are typically beautifully set and the author took care not to miss the mark with this series closing novel. I remember being disappointed in the lack of imagery and description in book 2, so it was a boon to see that "miss" corrected and flourishing in this last novel. Fans of this genre will enjoy this couple, maybe more so than they enjoy the larger story-line. The inclusion of druids, gi ...more
Jessica Bronder
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Miranda MacDonnell has the gift of sight after the death of her parents. Trying to stay one step ahead of the killer, she disguises herself as a boy and stows away on privateer’s ship. Rob Hawkins, known as Black Hawk has been ordered to hunt down Ralph Evers. He knows that Evers is after Miranda and plans to find her to catch him. But the last thing he expected was for Miranda to be on his ship. Then a shipwreck leaves them on the Isle of the Dead, which is where the tablet can be destroyed.

Laura Simmons
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful story. This final book in the trilogy was full of excitement and adventure. Miranda and Hawk were an excellent pairing and I enjoyed watching their feelings for each other grow as they battled for their lives while stranded on the Isle of the Dead. The couples from the previous two books (Kenna and Alexander, Innes and Conall) were in here as well to complete the story. I loved the ending and hope there is an upcoming story for Gavin!
Joan Osborne
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing

All I can say about this book is summed up in one word..... riveting! This was an awesome conclusion to the Scottish Relic Trilogy that kept me entertained throughout. The romance between Hawk and Miranda was everything a romance should be and the suspense at the situation on the island that they found themselves in just kept me pouring through the pages. This is a wonderful series and the finale was all I hoped it would be.
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, 2017
WOW. I mean this last book in the Trilogy blew me away! I couldn't have predicted this plot if I wanted to! I absolutely LOVED how this story ended and meeting Miranda and Hawk. I loved the other books characters and their involvement in completing this story. It really is a great read and I highly recommend!

Received this book for free for honest review!
Marianne Denning
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Trilogy is spellbinding start with the first book and you'll be hooked

The final book in this trilogy was everything I wanted. I read it in one day because I couldn't put it down. Miranda and Rob's life and death struggle is so real. The story wrapped up everything...and left me wanting more.
Dec 27, 2016 rated it did not like it
I read the first two novels in the series and really liked them. With this novel, I felt that it was forced. I could not connect with the characters. It unfortunately landed on my virtual DNF pile

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy provided by NetGalley and the publisher.
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This one dragged a bit for me while they were stuck on the island, but the ending is so amazing and the final sentence in the book sends chills up your spine. Highly recommend. All the characters through this series make you fall in love and feel like part of the family!
Sandra Hicks
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So sorry to see the end.

Loved all the stories. Great reading, and great writing. The end had the twist to it that you don't expect. My recommendation is to read all three books, sit back and enjoy.
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book!!!

I loved the story and how this book unified the three stories together. It is a great novel to read to send your mind to far off places and live a life of adventure, drama, loyalty, and love.
May 22, 2017 rated it liked it
A nice read!

I liked this trilogy. Kept me going from the first book. Not repetitive like some are. I would recommend them.
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another winner for May McGoldrick and narrator Saskia Maarleveld!! I'm so sad this book is the end of the series. Wishing it will be continued in some way. ...more
Darlene Wernette
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I always enjoy May McGoldrick's books. I'm always ready to get to her next book, she doesn't disappoint. ...more
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