Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Review: A Highlander of Her Own by Melissa Mayhue


A Highlander of Her Own
Series: Daughters of Glen #4
Author: Melissa Mayhue
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages:  336
Format: paperback
Source: Library

Rating:

Reason chosen:

Because this series rocks.

Summary taken from Chapters/Indigo.ca:

TEXAS, PRESENT DAY. Ellie Denton's world has spiraled out of control. A strange new birthmark, animals talking to her, and her mother's ex-husband laying claim to the family ranch have her thinking life can't get more complicated. But Ellie doesn't know the birthmark's connection to her Faerie ancestors. Complicated takes on a whole new meaning with her innocent wish to find her true love.
SCOTLAND, 1304. Caden MacAlister has more trouble than he can handle. With his brother held for ransom and the laird missing, the last thing he needs is another problem. But the Fae have other plans. A mysterious woman shows up in his stables, sent by Faerie Magic to find her true love. Fighting his attraction, Caden insists she's meant for one of his brothers. With his history, he has no desire for a woman in his life -- especially a woman sent by the Fae.
Only the magic of the Fae can determine whether Ellie will find a Highlander of her own...

Review:

The MacAlisters!!! They are an awesome bunch. In the previous novel in the series a member of the original family that sparked the series goes back in time and meets the MacAlisters, and now its all about them. One girl makes a wish (good I wish mine would come true that easily) and she lands right in the middle of where she needs to be. Ellie Denton is one lucky chick. Mainly because she meets Caden MacAlister who is determined to believe that he can never find true love. Break my heart. Again Melissa Mayhue is writing a story that will pull at your heart strings, that will make your toes curl, and make it feel like you should go running across the country side twirling and thinking about how lovely life truly is. And, or course there is a traitor in their midst. Sometimes I think that makes the best plot line. This novel is truly another great read that makes me need to continue the series. And, of course, find me a Scottish Highlander.

Good:

Ellie—A truly independent woman. Who hates having men tell her what to do, and wants to hold her own, and as a natural animal lover she is the heroine that I truly to love to respect. She’s not afraid to be the one to do the rescuing either.
Caden—A man’s man. Who sometimes doesn’t know when to simply shut his mouth and agree with someone. But the fact that he fights for his family makes me love him.
Ran—its true you have to love a guy who is so in love with someone they would risk making a complete fool out of themselves.

Bad:
All the other three novels had the climax at the end. The ‘big event’ finished off the novel with the characters coming to epiphanies because of this ‘big event’. Well, not this one, which kind of through me off.

Overall (Writing style, story line, and general):

Overall the story was fantastic. I loved the events that took place including ones of the girls finally doing the rescuing and getting herself into some awkward situations. I found this book and this female character didn’t undermined women in any way. In fact, they empowered them.

Previously in the Series:

Highland Guardian (#2)->Click for Review
Soul of a Highlander (#3)->Click for Review

Next In the Series:

Healing the Highlander (#7)-> Click for review
Highlander’s Curse (#8) -> Click for review

Viewer Type Recommendation:

Historical Romance lovers

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Ransom My Heart by Meg Cabot, Tailor-Made Bride and Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer, Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost

Read Completely:
Oh boy, yes!

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