Satin Sheets Romance Review of "Highland Healer" by Willa Blair - Strong secondary characters, including a mentor, a maternal healer, and Toran's jealous former lover, Coira, and intense lines such as:'"What should I do with so beautiful, so valuable, a prize?" he murmured, almost to himself. His deep blue gaze ensnared Aileana as completely as his hands.' make this a rich, enjoyable read. Easily 4 satin pillows. (Really liked it! Will share with friends.)
From the Author
In my award-winning debut novel Highland Healer, the first in my Highland Talents series, I take you to the Scottish Highlands of the early 16th century, where the old ways (and old talents) can still be found.
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"She weaves her romantic stories right into your heart..."
"One of my favorite authors."
Willa Blair is an Amazon and Barnes & Noble #1 Bestselling and an Award-Winning author of Scottish historical paranormal romance. She has been featured on and contributes to USAToday's Happy Ever After romance blog, Savvy Authors, Romance University, and more.
Her books have won numerous honors, including Reader's Crown finalist, NightOwl Reviews Top Pick, Marlene, Merritt, Crowned Heart, and Historical Romance finalist and Honorable Mention in InD'Tale Magazine's prestigious RONE Award honoring the very best books in the Indie and Small publishing industries.
Set in a pivotal point in Scottish history, and filled with men in kilts, psi talents, and plenty of spice, her popular Highland Talents series is available in ebook, print, and audiobook formats. The Highland Talents series will soon be joined by a new Contemporary Romance and new Scottish Historical series.
Willa loves to hear from her readers. Find her at www.willablair.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Highland Healer skillfully blends an exciting plot with the personal stories of Aileana and Toran, two very appealing characters. If you love an action-packed and sensual historical romance, you'll love this book.
I am not 100% sure, but I believe this was a debut effort and it shows in the writing. There must have been some scenes that didn't make the final edit, but dialogue later doesn't reflect those edits. There were quite a few scenes that I read and said "whoa, when did that happen?" Being the compulsive freak that I am, I had to then scan back through the book to see where I missed these revelations, only to find that I hadn't missed them because they were not there. I blame the editor for that - not the author.
I also found the heroine Aileana to be incredibly stupid. Not just in a silly ,flighty young girl way but in a "OMG you are a moron" sort of way. I don't want to spoil anything so suffice it say if I had her "talent"( yes talent not gift), I would not have been a captive for 2 years. Just saying.....
The hero, Toran was a good hero. He was a bit wishy-washy at times, but I contribute most of that to the aforementioned editing issues.
All in all, I believe that Ms. Blair has a great deal of potential and I am willing to give her next book a try. I can't say that I would recommend this book, but I think with a better editor I could have.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love a good Highland romance and this one did not disappoint. If a book doesn't grab my attention right away, I generally won't read past chapter two. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
This was a promising book. The h/H were likeable enough, she's not the run of the mill healer, though he's a pretty typical Tall, muscled, bronze Highlander. Read morePublished 10 days ago by P jolly
It was a good story although I thought her methods of healing might be a little far-fetched. But I enjoyed reading it anyway!Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
The Highlands Healer is exactly what you'd ecology, a formulaic historical romance story set in Scotland. I have bio problem with that. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Shirley U Jest
Super read. Loved the history in this book. It was a touch more bloody than other highlander books I have read. But it only served to highlight her healing abilities. NOT gory. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
This book was a decent book. I love books that take place so many years ago and add to that a little bit of special abilities like Aileanna had and I decided I had to read it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kris S.
A great read and interesting characters. I certainly will read more stories by this author.Published 4 months ago by thegoodreader