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Lady Kristina MacQueen suffered devastating injuries at the hands of a ruthless Highland chief, Blackburn MacCromar. Two years later, he kidnaps her for a journey across the chilly, windblown Scottish Highlands to flush out her sister, Anna, the woman Blackburn forced to wed him. Red Holme, Blackburn's second-in-command, is equally brutal and determined to possess Kristina.

A Highland warrior and future chief, Colin Cameron has no intention of becoming entangled in the whims of another highborn lady. However, upon witnessing Lady Kristina being held hostage by the enemy, a knife to her throat, he resolves to rescue her and bring her to safety. When Red Holme sees Colin Cameron, he recognizes his enemy from a decade earlier and craves revenge even more than he lusts for the lady. But he is determined to have both.

Colin is the most charismatic and heroic man Kristina has ever met, and he awakens her woman's instincts. He might be her only chance to experience a brief moment of passion. Even so, she holds no illusions about marriage, for no worthy man will find her blindness and scars appealing, or see them as beneficial traits in a wife. But she can't see how he looks at her. Though Colin has sworn to never fall in love again, he cannot defend his heart against the strong, spirited, and lovely lass who is like none other he has ever met.

©2017 Vonda Sinclair (P)2018 Vonda Sinclair

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Love intensely felt, but enough to win?

From the first paragraph author Sinclair and narrator Dave Gillies took me on a fast-paced story of injustice and the cruelty of a man’s desire for power and revenge. But it was so much more than that. Guilt runs rampant when Colin kicks himself for not anticipating future events. It’s also about learning to love oneself with all ones imperfections and know that another can, too. And the ultimate takeaway—love-- the most important emotion and should not be ignored!

Two sisters, Kristine and Suzanne MacQueen, have been dealt cruelly by Blackburn MacCromar, a man so vicious with his treatment of these two women, he is very easy to hate. His viciousness leaves Lady Kristina blind. In this story he uses her as a tool to get Anna, Kristina’s sister back into his clutches. But Blackburn has his hands full when it comes to Colin Cameron.

Colin is best friends to laird Neacal McDonald who has fallen in love with Anna. Anna’s love to her sister has the laird ready to save Kristina and protect the woman he loves. Emotions run high, Colin is smitten with Kristina, even though she has a scar running down her cheek and blind. As a reader, I felt the over powering need of this Highlander in love. His need to protect. He came to worship the ground she walked on. But all comes crashing down!

Kristina also falls for Colin, but knows she’s not good enough for him, the first son of a laird. She’s imperfect. Then there is Colin’s clan, will they accept her?

Evil lurks led by Blackburn, a man filled with the hatred of revenge --Red Holme. He’s a danger to Kristina because he’s always wanted to bed the wench. (his words, not mine) But it seems he’s also a danger to Colin and his clan.

Sinclair knows how to ratchet up a good story, difficulties on an emotional level and danger on the physical kept me listening. In fact, it was so good, I listened to it twice.

Narrator Gillies is such a pleasure to listen to. His impersonation of women’s voices is so feminine and life-like, I can see the women. The Highlander men are brawny with deep voices (big men) and sound of compassion. I love his impersonation of the men who are the villains in this story. I feel the evil oozing off them like slime!

If you’re a fan of Highland stories, as I am, you’ll surely enjoy listening to this series.

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Most Enjoyable!

I enjoyed this story very much. It was a good romance with some exciting action and good storyline. There were so many enjoyable characters and the villains were truly evil and certainly deserved their fate. Colin and Kristina were such a sweet couple. Colin was a wonderful and honorable man and treated Kristina with such care and understanding. Kristina was a strong woman and experienced horrible events at the hands of evil men and suffered life changing injuries because of them. She was certainly deserving of a good and compassionate man like Colin. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Dave Gillies narrate this story in his wonderful Scottish brogue. I don’t hesitate to recommend this audiobook.

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Romance, action and family ties.

This was a good paced story with plenty of action. Kristina is a brave lass who has coped remarkable well with her blindness. Colin is a brave, handsome highlander but he has a caring side too. Colin comes into contact with Kristina and is very taken with her. I liked the closeness of Colin and his family. They have quite an adventure together and develop deep feelings for each other but Kristina feels her disability will stop her from being a useful wife. There is a despicable villain on the scene who causes havoc. It was good to hear of others from the previous book. The narration by Dave Gillies was excellent, as usual, he really brings the scenes to life. This was an engrossing story to listen to.

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Hoping there is a tenth!

Anything Vonda Sinclair is a must read. Love the characters, and the progressive stories of these families. I'm not giving away the story line, just trust and enjoy.

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Loved it!

This is about a young woman who is blind. She has to make a like change choice and it was a hard one. She is not only blind, but she had a scar on her face. Heartwarming! The narrator was great!