Monday, July 22, 2013

Review for "My Highland Lord"

Phoebe Wallington (London Heiress) and Kiernan MacGregor (the Marquess of Ashlund) tale is absolutely riveting.” –Rhonda Tutt

Fast paced and passion filled. If you enjoy conspiracies,romance,witty banter,danger and passion,then pick up this title. You will not not regret reading this wonderful story!” – My Book Addiction

ABOUT  My Highland Lord
 London Heiress kidnapped by the Marquess of Ashlund, read the headlines. Yet no one tried to save her.
Phoebe Wallington was seven years old when a mass assassination attempt rocked Regency England. Her father was the only accused traitor to elude capture. Now as a grown woman and a British spy, she is no closer to learning what really happened that day.

Phoebe's quest for the truth takes a sudden turn when she's kidnapped by a suspected traitor. But Kiernan MacGregor, the Marquess of Ashlund, may not live long enough to stand trial. Someone wants him dead. And Phoebe stands in the killer's way.

ABOUT Tarah Scott
Award winning author Tarah Scott cut her teeth on authors such as Georgette Heyer, Zane Grey, and Amanda Quick. Her favorite book is a Tale of Two Cities, with Gone With the Wind as a close second. She writes modern classical romance, and paranormal and romantic suspense. Tarah grew up in Texas and currently resides in Westchester County, New York with her daughter.

My Review

Tarah Scott weaves an almost mythical love letter to the highlands in, "My Highland Lord." Opening with the bedside scene of a dying man, the reader is instantly transported into a darkly buried conspiracy of old England. While I was initially confused by this cloak and dagger prologue, once we're introduced to Phoebe Wallington, heiress and international American born spy.
Hilarity ensues when Phoebe is mistaken for "Heddy," mistress to a noble Scottish lord, after an English dinner party by a snarky highwayman. The brutish highlander claims to be working on behalf of the Scottish lord but quickly seems to fall head over kilt with "Heddy." Witty banter and a plump dose of tension boils between these two. And true to the best kinds of historical romances, "Heddy" and the "highwayman" quickly uncover they are both neither what they appear and so much more than they seem. 
Scott's command of character and plot keeps this epic saga from becoming too drawn out or convoluted. Part of the entertainment comes from cases of mistaken identity, and partly from the love/hate relationship between Phoebe and her highwayman. Sweeping scenery and colorful locals truly draw you into this freshly spun tale of culture clash and espionage. All the while, the mystery surrounding the estate of the Marquess, where Phoebe is held captive, keeps the reader desperate to discover the truth. A thoroughly enticing tale, "My Highland Lord" encases all of your favorite period romances and turns them on their head, offering something special and rare to the romantic at heart.

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