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Isle of Lies [Kindle Edition]

Donna Fletcher
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

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Moira Maclean is summoned by Mother Abbess in the dead of night. Frightened and worried and with no time to dress, she rushes in her night dress and bare feet to discover disturbing news. Her father and brothers have been killed by a rival clan and it is her father’s dying wish that she wed the Highlander warrior he sent to keep her safe.

The stranger appears to have come directly from the battlefield and Moira has little choice but to obey her father’s dying wish. A hasty ceremony and equally hasty consummation, and it’s over, though Moira soon finds that… it has only just begun.

Her father arrives and she learns that the warrior she wed, Ian of the clan Cameron, is her father’s mortal enemy. A bargain is struck between the two men and she is once again left at the convent to live out her days.

But danger lurks in the shadows and Moira carries a secret she’s been warned not to share and with her life in peril Ian returns to take his wife home. It doesn’t take long for Ian to realize that Moira has the power to heal his broken heart and that he has the power to wake her dormant passion and love has the power to bring the unlikely pair together.


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From Publishers Weekly

The clan battles of 16th-century Scotland form the backdrop for this slow-moving romance from Fletcher (Irish Hope, etc.), which starts with a bang but unfolds with formulaic leisure. Moira Maclean, daughter of a clan leader, has grown up in a convent, virtually forgotten by her father until, at 29, she's considered too old for childbearing. Suddenly a battle-weary warrior named Ian Cameron appears with his men, shattering the nighttime peace of the convent. He brings a token from her father, who he claims insisted on his deathbed that Moira marry Ian to prevent a war. Alarmed but obedient, she goes through with the hurried ceremony and its consummation, then is shocked when more men arrive her father, very much alive, and her brothers. Furious that she has wed their enemy, they leave in disgust. Ian departs as well, but returns a few months later to claim his wife. While on their journey to join his clan, she finds that their marriage really did prevent a war but, for reasons unknown, someone is now threatening her life. With its feisty heroine, sensitive hero and numerous sex scenes, this book should satisfy Fletcher's fans, but others may be disturbed by her hero and heroine's anachronistic behavior (Ian's assurances to Moira that he'll always "be there" for her and her relentlessly defiant attitude toward him).
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1095 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Donna Fletcher (May 15, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00515BGC0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,277 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 A love that survives deception March 3, 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Setting - Scotland 1513. Moira Maclean has spent 17 years in a convent her father took her to at the young age of 12 years old. Moira has adjusted well to convent life and has learned to be strong and independence. She, however, does not know about love.
Ian Cameron, laird of the clan Cameron of Glencoe, is a warrior and proud leader of his people. Moira's father battles Ian and his clan and sees Ian as his mortal enemy.
Ian goes to the convent and tells Moira that her father has died - she must marry him to end further fighting between the clans. They are immediately wed and their marriage is consummated quickly(not with much skill or pleasure for either). Immediately after, Moira's father arrives at the convent very alive and furious that Moira has wed his most hated enemy.
Moira's father tells Ian to leave his daughter at the convent - she is too old and barren to satisfy her young husband's needs(Ian is 25 years old). Ian reluctantly agrees and leaves, but two months later comes back for Moira and she has a surprise for him....she is pregnant!
With a troubled beginning to their marriage, Ian and Moira struggle to make their marriage work. There are several obstacles; someone is trying to kill Moira, Ian wants a real marriage while the naive Moira doesn't understand all that he wants, and problems with facing her father again.
Ian and Moira's relationship is wonderful in this story. Moira is a multi-layered heroine who is strong and has knowledge about numbers, agriculture, etc. that help manage their lives. She is a vital part of the success of their relationship and proves that intelligence is just as exciting as outer beauty. Ian, though feeling guilty of how their marriage started, cares and loves Moira as his wife and his partner.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Romance August 14, 2013
By Mary R.
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I bought this book when it was first published in 2003 and now own it on my Kindle. I like having books available on my Kindle for when I travel or when waiting for an appointment, it's not bulky.

Ms. Fletcher never disappoints me. She always has a plot, not just the romance. I also like the fact that all her heroines aren't perfect. They're not all beautiful, some are weak, some strong, one may have a disability or fighting fears or be older and brilliant. But the one fact I enjoy most in her stories is that the hero is always strong, brave and madly in love with the heroine. Some readers may not find this their cup of tea, but it's my cup of tea along with a plate of cookies and a box of chocolates (food to survive) because I can't put the darn book down. The heroes may be strong and demanding but there is a kindness in them that melts your heart.

Other reviewers have mentioned what the story is about so I would just say buy it and form your own opinion and if you're a true romance reader like I am, you will not be disappointed. I must add if you love the heroes in the romance stories you will want to buy the sequel to this book, which is LOVE ME FOREVER. It's Ian's sister, Brianna's story, but the hero, Royce, is to sigh for. You may need two cups of tea and a very large box of chocolate for that book. Happy reading!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Steamy June 5, 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is the first book by Donna Fletcher that I've read but I will definitely read more. She's got quite a talent. I enjoyed the book from the beginning to the end. Ian's deceit and Moira's trust....lovely.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By cathyr
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Plot:
To force a truce between their two clans, Ian Cameron marries Moira Maclean, then leaves. He returns for her two months later when the lives of herself and her unborn child is endangered. Over the next months, Ian and Moira work to find between them a love and a respect that will last them HEA.

Comments:
- Historical (Medieval) Romance. Scotland, 1513, near the Isle of Mull.
- 6921 kindle locations, 344 pages
- m/f - not frequent, reasonably explicit. First instance is rapid, painful with questionable consent, and results in pregnancy. Bedroom scenes are integral to the story, enhancing and emphasising their growing love.
- Moira is 29, Ian is 25. The age difference is discussed; she is expected to be barren as a result of her "great age".
- Moira has spent the last 17 years in a convent. Her understanding of men is limited.

Opinion:
"His deception had left a bitter taste in her and while she accepted her fate she intended to deal with it in her own way. It was the one way she could retain her own pride and maintain her independence." p.111, loc2131

A nice, easy Medieval romance which emphasises the role of women in society and the romantic search for love. A straightforward mystery coupled with sweet romance makes a nice, comfortable read.

On the downside, some of the dialogue and situations with Moira (and Anne) are stilted and forced as Fletcher emphasises her separation from "normal" society and unusual upbringing and intelligence. It feels like the author was trying to portray Moira as "genius but innocent" and while that's what we get, we don't exactly *like* her.

A good book. Could be better. But worth a read. 3.5 stars rounded up.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Romancing an educated, wise, older woman
I like most any story featuring women using their brains. Moira lived in a convent for 17 and learned much math and science from a traveling monk. Read more
Published 2 days ago by jhobbs
3.0 out of 5 stars Perfect name for this book, because that's all it's about LIES....
I have read almost all of Donna Fletcher's books, but this was was not my favorite.

A young 25 y/o Laird makes a huge decision to marry a virgin 29 y/o that has spent... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Angie H.
5.0 out of 5 stars Too Good To Miss!
I can read this love story over and over again. The hero is a warrior and a lover. His bride is strong and loving. Do not miss this exceptional story.
Published 3 months ago by Lisa B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Another great read by this author.
Published 4 months ago by debbie
4.0 out of 5 stars captivating and intriguing.
Heartwarming and engaging. I love a intellectual heroine and a secure hero. Supporting characters in the story were just as special. Great job.
Published 5 months ago by ViviBee
5.0 out of 5 stars loved the story
Sorry, loved the story!
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book!
Very good book!
Published 7 months ago by Book Lover in CA
5.0 out of 5 stars Isle of Lies......Excellent!!!!
Moira and Ian.....*beautiful*
Everything you have come to expect from Donna Fletcher.
Action, suspense, drama, intrigue, betrayal, redemption, sexy times, plot twist and... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Dina Flores
2.0 out of 5 stars Obnoxious Heroine.............................
Moira was dropped off at a convent at 12 years old. They apparently had a superior education system because Moira knows everything. She can start a fire. Plant successful crops. Read more
Published 7 months ago by kate476
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read. Donna Fletcher is a great story teller
Good read. Donna Fletcher is a great story teller.
Published 7 months ago by JoAnne Wilson
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More About the Author

Donna is a USA Today bestselling, multi-published, international author of Historical and Paranormal Romance. She has published over 40 romance books with many more on the way from this prolific author.

Her fans have called her books: 'keepers', 'unforgettable', 'highly addictive'. And many urge her to write faster, insisting they cannot get enough of her sexy heroes, remarkable heroines, and memorable romance.

Keep updated on Donna's books and happenings on her Facebook fan page at: www.facebook.com/donna.fletcher.author

You can also learn more about her and her books by visiting her website: http://www.donnafletcher.com/

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