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Highland Soldiers 1: The Enemy [Kindle Edition]

J.L. Jarvis
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Book Description

Highland soldier Callum MacDonell battled lowland Covenanters at the service of the King. Now charged with hunting an assassin, his journey would lead not to justice, but to a murderer's passionate Covenanter sister, Mari McEwan.

Betrayed and abandoned by the man she loved, Mari faced judgment by a tribunal of her people demanding she name the father of her unborn child, or be exiled from everything she knows.

Only an enemy soldier could save her life--and her heart.

Book 1 in the Highland Soldiers series, Scottish historical romances set during the turbulent Covenanter times of 17th century Scotland.

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  • File Size: 1300 KB
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Publisher: Bookbinder Press (May 23, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008E67GSQ
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting and captivating May 19, 2015
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This is the first book I have read by J.L. Jarvis and I was more than thoroughly impressed. The story was exciting, the characters entertaining and the romance sweet and endearing. Callum was a wonderful hero and I absolutely adored him and Mari was a strong heroine. Their chemistry could be felt from their very first meeting. The secondary characters of Alex, Duncan, Charlie and Hughie added a fun touch to the story and I enjoyed their friendly banter as it was at times humorous and very much the way it would be between true friends. There is no doubt that I will want to read the rest of the books in this series. For those who are offended by graphic love scenes, the love scenes between Callum and Mari were tastefully done, not overly descriptive. This was a wonderful story and one I highly recommend to any who love Highland historical romances.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Read! October 3, 2012
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I REALLY enjoyed Highland Soldiers: The Enemy. I was swept into the story from the first pages and I couldn't stop reading. I loved the way the author tied in how Mari and Callum first met with Callum's past. That the decisions they make together in the Highlands helps the story to come full circle. How Callum rescues her from the tribunal (who wouldn't want to be rescued like that). Every time I thought the story line would straighten out and relax for a bit there was another twist or disaster or deceit that would tear Callum and Mari apart. I loved all of the characters including the secondary ones. Callum's friends were all wonderful and I hope to see stories for Alex, Charlie, and poor Duncan. I wasn't bothered by the few editing or spelling errors that I saw. But I do like the other cover better....

I liked the way the characters realized the love they had was special and learned not to let outside influences destroy that. I am looking forward to reading the second book in this series. I highly recommend this story.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and clean with some really funny parts June 26, 2013
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I really enjoy the tried and true story formula of the Scottish clan wars and romances....always good for fun, relaxing reading. This book kept my interest better than most. She also did it while keeping the book clean. There were enough twists that I was not sure how the story line was going to be resolved. There were some parts that seemed a bit weak in the storyline....things jumped around in some parts without clear explanations which is why I only gave this a 4 star rating. Otherwise I be would have gladly given it a 5.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Highland Soldiers: The Enemy November 23, 2013
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This story started off slowly, so slow in fact I almost put it down to quit reading. I hung in there and was glad I did. Not the best story I've read, but it did improve the further along I went. It kept developing a better storyline as I went along with more defined characters. Love scenes were rather non-descript, but you got the message. Worth reading.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read!!! July 4, 2012
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Ok, I'm only in the middle of this book but noticed, since it didn't have any reviews, I'll review what I've read so far ... this is a really good book and I have no doubt it'll be great till the finish. It's about a 100 times better than many others I've read. The storyline flows, for it's time period it's logical, plus there is good character development. If there are editing problems I guess I didn't notice. I really do like this author and will make a point to save the name, I have every intention of reading everything this author writes.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable February 18, 2013
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I really liked the story. You had a lot of great historical information, which I personally enjoy. Your character were well described and believable. Thank you for a great read.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highland Soldiers February 9, 2013
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As with all the Highland stories this one was very interesting, well written and kept me wanting to find out all the twists to culmination. I did enjoy this read
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars HIghland Soldiers November 29, 2012
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Although this was predictable in some ways, other parts came as a total surprise. The actual story kept my interest and the setting and time period are among favorites to read about.

There were a few times I was surprised when modern language popped up. However, there was not enough to distract from the story.

I think the story gave a nice snapshot of how times were during the mid 1640s.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
Love to get a free book when a writer knows without a doubt I will be buying the others. Bravo J.L. I have read more books than you would believe and with that being said you have... Read more
Published 11 hours ago by Debra Harmon
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story
A part of Scottish history I'm not familiar with and I enjoy reading historical fiction set in the highlands. Love the characters.
Published 1 day ago by Laura Karges
4.0 out of 5 stars Lord love a Scot
I loved the history covered in Highland Soldiers. The romance of the hero and heroine was presented in such an unusual way that it grabbed me and held me to the very last word. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Rita Doggett
5.0 out of 5 stars Highland Soldiers 1 The Enemy
I love the story. Tell characters were wonderful and refreshing and you made it so real. You made me cry at Hugh 's death.
Published 11 days ago by Martha W. Schneider
4.0 out of 5 stars Love Forever Yours!
This was the first book by this author I've read. I was very impressed with so much of the history research. I enjoyed it very much.
Published 1 month ago by Connie S. Koog
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I really enjoyed this book and would like to read more like this from the same writer, J.L. Jarvis.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good book
Published 1 month ago by Dawn M. Clauson
4.0 out of 5 stars Loving the enemy.....
Good Highlanders historical read, didn't know about the fight about religious beliefs in Scotland, I always read about this in English historical reads. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Gina Fontaine
3.0 out of 5 stars A pretty good book.
I did enjoy the book, I don't remember reading about this part of Scots history. Enjoyable, even though the heroine at times seems dim.
Published 3 months ago by Laurie
4.0 out of 5 stars can not get enough
I loved the story the history is amazing I can not Waite to start book 2 thank you J.L. Jarvis
Published 3 months ago by Gloria Rivas
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J.L. Jarvis graduated from university and worked in opera and musical theatre (New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera, national tours of Broadway shows, and summer stock). When she tired of starving, she went back to school, where she obtained a teaching certificate, a law degree, and a love of research and writing. A year of family law practice convinced her that she should instead teach and write, which she now happily does.

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