Fleeing with only her bow, horse, enormous pet wolf, and the cryptic clues hidden in her mother's medicine journal, healer Meg Boswell gallops north towards freedom, running from the man who falsely accused her mother of witchcraft. Cursed with magical healing abilities, Meg knows that if she's captured, she will die like her mother-atop a blazing witch's pyre.
Winter winds rip across the Highlands, pressing Chief Caden Macbain forward in his desperate plan to save his clan. He's not above using an innocent woman to bargain for peace if it keeps his clan from starving. But Meg isn't who Caden thinks she is, and when she kills a man to save the clan, he must choose between duty and her life. For although he captured her to force a peace, Meg's strength and courage have captured Caden's heart.
©2012 Heather McCollum (P)2013 Tantor
I am quiet and love being comfortable. I love curling up in a corner either reading or listening to a nice romantic book.
This was a good story however I feel I would have rated a full five stars if the narrator was different. I did not particularly like the voices she used for the men and especially Cadence. This is just my opinion but I honestly believe that as a Laird and Chief, the voice should have been more boisterous and powerful. Instead the voice portrayed was wimpy, I think she tried too hard to sound like a Highlander.
I really enjoyed the story. It was original and kept me guessing. Often times these tend to be the same story line, but I truly enjoyed the story.
Although the narrator could do a very good Scottish accent it was difficult to tell who was speaking. She would do a sort of manly voice one minute only to have the same character sound like a small child the next minute. I didn't have to back the book up and re listen however because the story would tell me who was speaking.
Even though the narration was a bit frustrating sometimes it wasn't bad enough that I wouldn't listen to another. I really enjoyed the story so if there is a second book Ill pick it up as well.
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