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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

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Lovely Highland Adventure

This book is a well written Highland Adventure! It is a heartfelt story with interesting and well developed characters. From the start I was transferred into the world of Meg and Caden. With all the twists and turns I had trouble putting it down.

I really didn’t have an issue with the narrator. I am of Scottish decent and I have relatives who were born in Scotland. I know first hand how a Scottish accent should sound and this narrator didn’t do a bad job. No, it wasn't perfect....but it wasn't horrible either. Everyone has their preferences of course but I got through the book without feeling “verbally tortured” at all.

I will definitely listen to the next book.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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People are too hard on the narrator...

Would you listen to Captured Heart again? Why?

Yes, it had a good story. Some highland romances make the female protagonist too naive. This book had a good balance.

Any additional comments?

I think that the people complaining about the narrator were too harsh. Yes, I've heard better narration for highlander men, however she didn't make the book unbearable to listen to. Her male voices improved as the book progressed, with a few slip-ups along the way. I've listened to many books narrated by women that I couldn't finish. Male narrators are my preference, but I still would listen to more books in this series if they kept this narrator.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Magical family bonds and a sweet romance

This was a great story....even though it was a great HEA....it had a compelling storyline that made me care about most of the characters in the book....even many secondary characters. I highly recommend this book...great story....plot twists....sexy highlanders....sweet romance.....family bonds......magic (just a little). Definitely credit worthy......but I was lucky to find it in a special 3 for 2 sale.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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this book has it all

Excitement, intrigue,action, romance and more. The narrator was great and the story was great, I didn't want it to end. I wish there was a book 2

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Riveting

Good story. I only notice one discrepancy when someone lost "pounds" of weight. The story kept my interest.

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  • Susynne
  • hartland, VT, United States
  • 06-14-13

My hearts surely captured!

Michelle Ford gave a stellar performance of this wonderful story. A little magic in the highlands goes a very long way!!!!! I'm giving this book 5 stars, two thumbs up and a perfect "10" for all of its hot steamy sexy goodness, it's many twists and turns and surprises. 💝

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  • CAROLYN
  • Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • 05-28-13

GOOD START - BUT BAD NARRATION TOOK IT'S TOLL

Well obviously this book captured my heart with it's cover - but unfortunately it is another book totally RUINED by the narrator. Her Scottish male voices were just plain painful and she's left me with a headache.

I love a Highland story and this had the usual totally hot kilted hero and an English damsel in distress who's meeting was fortunate for both of them. It was a good plot with a few surprises, instant attraction and a nicely growing romance, some mildish sex scenes, interesting amusing characters, a 'just who is the traitor' question to ponder over, throw in an evil villain and add some amusing and exciting parts too and you've got a nice medieval fictional fantasy book.

If I'm not gushing, it's only because of the narration which, apart from knocking a star off, partly ruined the listening experience for me which could have been so much better. When are the 'people in charge' going to understand that the choice of a narrator is soooo important to the creditworthiness of an audible book - we don't want to pay to be verbally tortured for nearly 12 hours.

Worth a credit? As I've said, I'm a sucker for a lad in a kilt, so I guess YES but I hope they won't ask MF to do another Scottish brogue book.

6 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • Tracy T
  • Jacksonville, FL USA
  • 09-12-13

3.5 stars- Pretty decent read/listen

This book was pretty decent. The inclusion of the "witch powers" definitely added to the story. And I loved Nikum! I am not a huge highlander fan but this was pretty good. The narrator did a decent job too. She does the English accent much better than the Scottish accent. I would like to listen to more of this narrator in just an English accent.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Did not finish

What disappointed you about Captured Heart?

I got very bored with the story, made it a little over halfway through, but have not finished it. I keep losing interest.

What could Heather McCollum have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

When I think of the story, it is just fluff. I would like some substance in the middle, something to keep it interesting.

What does Michelle Ford bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She was fine, gave the characters a bit more life than they would have otherwise have had.

What character would you cut from Captured Heart?

Not sure

Any additional comments?

I really liked the beginning, but it just draws on from there, became rather boring. I don't know about the ending, haven't been able to finish it yet.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • SIMARA
  • Bayamon, Puerto Rico
  • 02-03-14

Didn't do it for me...

The main problem with this book: bad narration. Michelle Ford wasn't able to make this story come alive. Her Scottish accent and her male voices were terrible. This is a historical romance with a fantasy twist since our heroine has some healing powers that come from a blue energy ball she's able to create at will. That combination didn't work for me. Their romance wasn't really passionate either so there really wasn't anything good enough to keep my interest.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • D. Mark
  • 09-17-17

Oh dear

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I thought the reviews on audible.com must have been a bit harsh... they were not. This Michelle Ford is the reader otherwise known as Carolyn Morris. I have listened to quite a few books read by Carolyn Morris, and while her male voices are not really her strong point, they don't detract from the enjoyment of the book. I can totally understand why she would record this book under a different name. The result of her attempting male Scottish voices is frankly horrible. Strangely high-pitched and whiny, and she has difficulty trying to maintain the accent. There are few books that I deem unlistenable, but I'm afraid this is one of them. The story seems promising enough, but there is no way I'd be able to concentrate on it. Return!