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Publisher's Summary

She cannot resist the man behind the mask....

As the illegitimate daughter of a Scottish earl, Lady Magdalen Keith is not one to partake in lavish balls or other frivolities. Yet at her father's urging, she agrees to dance with the battle-weary officers at this year's holiday masquerade. It's practically her civic duty! But when one such officer - whose dashing good looks cannot be disguised by a mere mask - sweeps her off her feet and into his arms, the innocent lass can't help herself. Her lips are his for the taking.

But will he betray his country for a kiss?

Navy lieutenant Aiden Murray has spent too many months at sea to be immune to the charms of this lovely beauty. Even after he returns to his ship, she lives in his dreams. But when he discovers Maddie's true identity - and learns that her father is accused of treason - will the brawny Scot risk his life to follow his heart?

©2017 Amy Jarecki (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Jarecki is a master at weaving history, danger and passion into a spectacular story." (USA Today best-selling author Sue-Ellen Welfonder)
"Sizzles with romance.... Jarecki brings the novel to life with vivid historical detail." (Publishers Weekly)

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Author Amy Jarecki pens an wildly exciting and thrilling Highland romance. Set in the period of Queen Ann and Prince George’s in England, one gets a taste of the politics, backstabbing, and drama of the queen’s court. At a time of extreme prejudice toward Scots, and with Queen Anne’s fears of plots against her life, this author takes the reader through a thrilling story of intrigue, deception, innocence, and rejection.
Lady Maggie lives her life ashamed by her illegitimate birth. When she arrives at the queen’s court to plead her father’s case of innocence, she endures rejection and humiliation.
Reunited with the devilishly handsome Commander Aidan Murray, Maggie wonders if he remembers the time they spent together at the masked ball a year ago. When Aidan finally gets a moment alone with Maggie, he wraps his arms around her and reassures her how he feels—he thought about her constantly while at sea.
As dangerous rumors about conspiracy against the crown threatens to destroy Maggie and her father, Aiden is forced to distance himself from Maggie for his own safety.
Left to protect herself, Maggie’s life is in jeopardy. But once Aiden realizes Maggie means more to him than anything else, he stops at nothing to help her.
This is a love conquers all story.
 
Narration: Penelope Hardy performs this story quite well. She moves in and out of characters voices effortlessly, as she brings written word to life.

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While I often really enjoy Jarecki, I found myself slogging through this book. I freely admit that a large part of that may have to do with the narrator. A weaker than usual plot and the some over used words or turn of phrase bothered me. Glaring mispronunciations and inserting incorrect words plus a voice that, to me, was annoyingly shrill made this a book I will not repeat, forward or recommend.

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  • 11-24-17

Fantastic story

Great story, different than other highland stories but justcas gripping. I wish they woild omly use Scottish male narrators as eith tge natyre of the storyline

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  • Joyce Staley
  • 06-28-17

this book was one of the best yet.

Would you listen to The Highland Commander again? Why?

yes I enjoyed it sat up all night it was that good.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Highland Commander?

from start to finish.

Have you listened to any of Penelope Hardy’s other performances? How does this one compare?

no but she was good

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

this book was funny sad and kept my interest all the way through.

Any additional comments?

need to sleep now