Highland Promise

Murray Family Series, Book 3
Narrated by: Angela Dawe
Series: Murray Family, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (448 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Eric Murray, the youngest of his brothers, is determined to gain his rightful inheritance after 13 years of bitter dispute with his father's family. Starting out alone to confront his tight-fisted kinsmen, he encounters a chestnut-haired beauty set upon by thieves. When she begs for Eric's protection for herself and her infant nephew, Eric promises to deliver them to the safety of her family.

Bethia Drummond has tried desperately to ignore her attraction to the azure-eyed stranger. Still, Eric Murray is Bethia's only hope of escaping her ruthless kin, who plan to kill her and her orphaned nephew and claim their inherited land. Then Bethia learns that Eric, too, is seeking land and coin from his own kin - her family's closest allies. How could she love a man she might one day be forced to stand against? And yet she cannot ignore what her troubled heart knows - that this proud knight is her very destiny.

©1999 Hannah Howell (P)2012 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Those who enjoy Ms. Howell's exuberant writing style and a well-drawn Scottish setting should not miss Highland Promise." ( Romantic Times)
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Keeps up it's promise!

This is a good one! I love that Eric sees to the heart of Bethia and helps her to see the truth as well. They both help each other along and this becomes a great love story (of course) They are young and you can tell from their issues, and their emotions, but they are a fiery pair!

Worth the credit. I'm not sure if I will continue the series or not, I see good things about the future books and I understand the series (18 books long) spans 4 generations but it looks like the Murrays will be seen in some ways in a negative light, which I hate to see the people I put onto a pedestal that way, but I will probably give in and find I love them.

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I PROMISE IT'S A GREAT HIGHLAND ROMANCE

As with all the Murray books - they are filled with... yes, I'll say it again, HHH (Handsome Highland Hunks) and this one has the most handsome but he is so much more than a pretty face - he's loyal, brave, and true.

This one seemed to pack so much into it - lasses to be won, battles to plan, the King to see, old enemies to kill, find out who your true kin is, a birthright to claim back, a bride to woo bed and wed etc etc etc that you can't help but be impressed at HH's writing abilities as she entwines the plot with lots of sub plots effortlessly.

Worth a credit? Yes and I've happily spent the credits and downloaded all he Highland books.

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Great book.

Angela Dawe once again did an amazing job narrating. This truly was a wonderful book, I do have one complaint. I thought the heroine's beliefs were rediculous and at times I wanted to shake her, OR slap her. I gave this book 5 stars because it deserved it even though I didn't much care for the h. This is the only book I've read in this series where the h could be a complete idiot. Most of Howells heroine's are stronger of mind than the h in this book. I still recommend reading it because it really was a great book.

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Good Scottish romance

This was better than the first two. I enjoyed this book and I guess that's what is needed sometime.

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VERY disappointed - and so many good reviews!

What would have made Highland Promise better?

Where do I start? The narration might not have been so bad if the story had been better.

What was most disappointing about Hannah Howell’s story?

The heroine! How many times can she think it's "safe" to go out unprotected, and every time she's attacked? Not very quick witted. The sex was rather ho-hum as well.

How could the performance have been better?

Unable to distinguish her "male" voices from certain female characters. Male voices too gravelly.

What character would you cut from Highland Promise?

The heroine. She's a dim-witted dud.

Any additional comments?

The story is also the weary conundrum of a couple unwilling to each be the one to admit to being in love first - so they both "hold back" certain truths.

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excellent series!!!

I really liked this series & hated to see it end. The narrator was good I'm really glad the same one was used for the entire series. It made it easy to slip back into the story. I hope to listen to more highland romances from Hannah.

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Intended to Saved His Bonnie Hide

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Is a great way to listen to an expensive series such as this one. If you love a book so much, you can always buy it
I did not read in order, my biggest mistake, but my fave books 5,6,10, made me go back and start again with book 2 & 3 which really set the stage for this series. But book 1 was not may favorite as author did not get into the swing of the humor and wit until book 2. By #5 the wit and humor are not to be missed by doing mundane chores that you miss it. I do use 1.25x speed to match the adventure.
Author knows how to make the characters Bonnie and brave and determined. Ms Dawe is my top fave narrator and this series sets the stage for her great accents, her Scotts brogue is the best in the business. Her French accent makes you feel she was schooled in France. She has the author’s rhythm and you are right there on horseback racing through the forest.
This is a series worth owning and re listening to when you get the urge to go back to the Highlands.
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High!and Promise

Enjoyed the story, it was a easy listening book. Love the strong woman in the story. Story moved well, always like the friendship between the men and women.

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Highland Promise

In this story you learn about Eric and his adventures at getting his family lands from an uncle who took it from him when he was a child. Bethia is running from a man who wants her nephew dead. When he takes on a vow to protect her and the child he did not know that it would end in marriage. But he is enthralled with her. And her ability to turn a blind eye of her parents hate of her. Will they ever figure that the feelings are more than passion. Cant wait to read more of those in this series. The narrating kept me interested till the end.

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I love the witty dialogue

the reader is very good, no trying for extremes between voices and an excellent story