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Highland Healer (Highland Talents Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Willa Blair
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Book Description

He needs her for his clan. He wants her for himself. Can he have both?

Toran Lathan never expected to become Laird, and never expected to meet a woman like Aileanna Shaw. Her healing ability is just what his people need, but Toran cannot resist her beauty. Yet will loving him destroy her ability to heal?

Aileanna Shaw has a healing touch--and a special talent she must keep secret. Stolen from her home by a marauding army, she's kidnapped again by the Highland Laird she heals. Is she a prize of war, or the prize of his heart?

While Toran battles the invading lowland army, he also battles his desire for Aileanna. And Aileanna must decide if she can trust her secrets to this fierce warrior who needs her talent, but wants her love.

Editorial Reviews


The Romance Reviews: 5 Stars, Top Pick!  
"Stealing a woman's heart has never been so dangerous...This story is action-packed and full of twists and turns that will keep readers on their toes. It is fast-paced and has a sweet romance that will warm your heart. Well written and full of imagination, this story is a must read for historical romance fans!"  Reviewed by Katie Cody

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.)

My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews
HIGHLAND HEALER by Willa Blair is an interesting Scottish historical romance with paranormal elements. Fast paced with strong characters and an intriguing plot. Highlander Laird, Toran Lathan and Aileanna Shaw, a healer find danger, a battle with a lowland army, passion, secrets, a kidnapping, romance, and love. A quick read filled with adventure and love. Received for an honest review from the publisher.
RATING: 4.5 (4 1/2--a great read, must have)
REVIEWED BY: AprilR,My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews

From the Author

If you enjoy romance and adventure spiced up with a dash of psi talents, you'll love my books.

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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 684 KB
  • Print Length: 332 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press; Faery Rose 1st edition (October 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #241,235 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Exciting Debut Novel October 2, 2012
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It's the sixteenth century, a time of danger and turmoil. Against a canvas of conflict, Toran Lathan, laird of Clan Lathan, kidnaps a healer named Aileana Shaw, and everything changes for both of them. With no other options, Aileana's been serving a cruel master bent on conquering as much of the Scottish highlands as possible. Toran takes her to the Aerie, his clan's stronghold, where she must adjust to a completely new life. Although Aileana proves her worth to the clan as a healer, not everyone is prepared to welcome her with open arms. As she deals with jealousy and mistrust, she and Toran must come to terms with their growing attraction. Can the Laird of Clan Lathan pledge himself to a woman with her background, a woman who possesses a dangerous psychic power? And what will she do when old loyalties are pitted against new ones?

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.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Highland Romance Like No Other October 14, 2012
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Be prepared to sit for a while because you will not want to put down this book. I have always been a fan of Highland romances and this one ranks right up there among my favorites. Heroine, Aileana, is like no healer you have read before. Her unique and amazing powers put a refreshing spin on 16th century Scotland. She and her talents do not give the hero, Toran, a moment's peace, keeping the tension thick and the action moving. With a vibrant supporting cast and viciously evil villain, Blair keeps you entertained from page one and does not stop until The End.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Revealing historical fun! October 4, 2012
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I really enjoyed a total getaway from the 21st century to the Highlands, history, castles and good romance on a fall day. Characters are strong and independent with just the right amount of lust and longing. Who can beat that! Well written with equally developed characters, I just loved it. Just the right story at the right time. I am so ready to take another trip! More please!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm high on Highland Healer!! October 6, 2012
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I admit that I rarely read historical romance but Willa Blair's Highland Healer has changed that. The saga of Toran, Laird of Clan Lathan and Aileana Shaw, against the background of the unsettling period following the tragedy of Flodden Field, is riveting, intriguing and downright addicting. Aileana's ability as a healer and Toran's need for one on both a personal and a clan leader's basis, along with their growing love for one another, is the basis for a book that will hold you from beginning to end. The characters are engaging, the sensuality smoldering, the tension the kind that plays heck with one's manicure. Brava, Willa Blair!!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highland Healer October 9, 2012
By artist
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This is a beautiful love story set in Scotland 1516. Once I started reading I couldn't stop, the writing just draws you in and I couldn't put it down until I finished!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My first romance novel October 25, 2012
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I am an avid reader, but romance was never my genre of choice. Highland Healer is my first experience and an excellent one! It is well written, easy to visualize and just plain fun. I look forward to the next book in the series and applaud Willa Blair's prose!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Highland Tale November 8, 2012
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I'm one of those readers that enjoys a rich Highland based historical romance now and then. And Highland Healer delivered. With vivid characters, authentic prose, and a dash of magic - the romance between Aileanna and Toran was both sensual and sincere. Another plus, there are plenty of interesting secondary characters. We can hope this won't be the only adventure on the highlands for Willa Blair.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I could not put it down. November 25, 2012
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This book captivated me. The hero, over and over, sacrificed his needs for the good of the clan. The heroine sacrificed her needs for the good of others. I could admire the main characters and feel their pain when they put aside their own desires for the clan or for the injured. I admire main characters who are strong and passionate.

This book is anything but predictable. I kept thinking, "Well, I didn't see that coming." So many times in the past I could tell exactly where the book was going. Not this time.

I have recommended this book to my sisters, cousins, and friends. Now I recommend it to you.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read!!!
This is a great read! It was filled with adventure, intrigue, romance, and best of all, paranormal magic from the very beginning to the very end. Read more
Published 16 hours ago by yves
4.0 out of 5 stars Very sweet, adventurous highland romance
I enjoyed book 1 of Aileana and Toran's meeting and love story. Ms. Blair's style of writing is easy to read and keeps your interest. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Debbie T
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love reading story like this I wish it was more future but keep up the good work
Published 20 days ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Buy it
Nice weekend read. Keeps you wanting more. Makes you to feel in touch with the characters.
Published 27 days ago by Sissie
3.0 out of 5 stars Closer to a 3.5
This story was well written with a very good plot. No dead spots....hard to put down. The heroine is strong in her soul and spirit as she has a special gift for healing, seeing,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Enjoyed story, hope for more, recommend
Published 1 month ago by bj
5.0 out of 5 stars Healer
What a wonderful talent that healing is. A story with complex characters and times where you just want to shake a character and tell them something to change their minds. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gail Zanzig
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A great weekend read.
Published 4 months ago by Sheila
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book 1 of a new series by debut novelist, Willa Blair
“Willa Blair delivers sizzling romance and adventure.” Rebecca York, NYT bestselling author

The Romance Reviews: 5 Stars, Top Pick! Read more
Published 4 months ago by BOOKTALK WITH EILEEN
4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this book
Really enjoyed this book. It's the first time reading of a Willa Blair book and kept me wanting more. I've already started reading the second book in the series.
Published 7 months ago by lisa Penny
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More About the Author

Willa Blair is the award-wining author of Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestselling Scottish historical paranormal romance and a contributor to USAToday's Happy Ever After romance blog.

Her popular Highland Talents series, set in a pivotal point in Scottish history, is filled with men in kilts, psi talents, and plenty of spice. Available in ebook, print, and audiobook formats, her books will soon be joined by more novels of adventure and romance.

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