February 3, 2017
Determined to put an end to the brutality of Edward Longshanks and his claim to the throne of Scotland, The Bruce organises a secret meeting between his supporters and the Templars. Bruce commands that the only way he will offer sanctuary to the Templars is if they marry an eligible Scottish maiden, which will then make them the citizens of this war torn country.
Gideon knows nothing of women but suddenly finds himself with a wife, a family, and a country to protect.
Can Gideon and Ailene’s new-found love survive the horror of the Scottish War of Independence — only time will tell.
Oh. My. Days…! I would like to call Highland Light a romance, but it is so much more than that. It is an epic story about innocent young love, set in the backdrop of war. MacFarlane did a staggering job of bringing 14th Century Scotland back to life, and her attention to detail must be commended. A thoroughly well researched and breath-taking read.
MacFarlane gives her readers just the right amount of detail. Whether that be with regards to the love making scenes— in this case, less is certainly more — and the battle scenes, which gives her readers a sense of what it must have been like in the heat of battle, but without going overboard with the detail.
This is a truly addictive read — once you start you are so not going to want to stop. I couldn’t wait to get back to the book every evening to find out what was going to happen next.
Do I Recommend? You bet ya! A fantastic 5*