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True to the Highlander (The Novels of Loch Moigh) [Kindle Edition]

Barbara Longley
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Book Description

Treachery rules the Highlands of 1423. With their king captured by the English, Scottish nobles plot to ransom James behind the back of the brutal regent holding their land in his iron grip. But not every clan wishes to see King James back on his throne…

Sitting atop this powder keg of bloodthirsty rivalries, Malcolm of clan MacKintosh takes the mysterious, lone maiden he finds along his road as a bad omen…though an undeniably beautiful one. When he attempts to save her from a rogue within his own garrison, she deftly brings Malcolm to his knees. Who is this willful lass who has so quickly laid siege to his heart?

Alethia Goodsky has met all kinds working at the New York Renaissance Festival, but no one like the fortune-teller who tasks her with a cryptic life-saving mission and flings her into the fifteenth century. Now Alethia must rely on her wits to unravel the mystery in this violent land. Malcolm has sworn to protect her, but her gifts may soon make her his protector. With enemies closing in, Alethia must choose between finding a way home…and remaining true to her Highlander.

Editorial Reviews


“Quite enchanting...more than a few laughable moments. The characters were and sassy. There was just enough romance to add a perfect amount of spice.” —Night Owl Reviews Top Pick

About the Author

As a child, award-winning author Barbara J. Longley moved frequently and learned how to entertain herself with stories. As an adult, she’s lived in a commune in the Appalachians, taught on an Indian reservation, and traveled from coast to coast. Once she had children, she decided it was time to plant roots and made Minnesota her permanent home. Barbara holds a master’s degree in special education and has been an elementary school teacher for many years. While she loves teaching, reading and writing are her passions. She is also the author of The Difference a Day Makes, Far from Perfect, A Change of Heart, and Heart of the Druid Laird.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3072 KB
  • Print Length: 339 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477817441
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance (February 18, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EZCY0L4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,814 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Smack Your Mama, Good!" February 18, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
So, let me tell you how freaking awesome this book was. This was the kind of book where you call up people in the middle of the night and go "OMG, you HAVE GOT to read this book!!".

This book was Julie Garwood good!! I don't know what Barbara Longley put in her cereal while she wrote this but she needs needs to market it, because this lady had it going on! Now, I am a fan of time travel romance, but one of the problems with this trope is that very often, there are just parts that don't make sense. Not so with True to the Highlander. It all made perfect sense and nobody acted contrary to their time period and I just want to be buried with this book. It was soooo hard to keep my review to myself.

First of all, IMHO, the star of the book, Alethia (*gasp*) yep, you heard me right. The heroine. She was perfect. Lippy, brave but not stupidly so, smart and since I want you to read this for yourself, I won't tell you why, but of all the females in all the known world, Alethia is the only choice for this adventure/romance. I will tell you that my girl, Alethia is responsible for the modern day tampon, and my new favorite word.

"BOSSAMEE" I use this like a thousand times a day, now!!

Malcolm is a flat out hoot. He just doesn't know what to do with this modern day woman. He considers himself to be a modern man, (for his time) he just doesn't realize that to Alethia, he is barely out of the cave. There are just so many elements that combine to make this one of my favorite reads this year, the humor, the romance, the lack of overwhelming angst, the wonderful story, and the great secondary characters, and it is a SMART book. At no point did I have to grit my teeth and go "Nooooo, it doesn't fit!!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read! February 18, 2014
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I was lucky to get an ARC copy, and I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. True (or Alethia in our time) is sent back to fifteenth-century Scotland to save a life, although she has no idea whose. Malcolm is the son of an earl, and as such is a leader of men. She's a feisty Native American modern girl to his old-time dominant ways. Seeing the two of these characters go head-to-head was so much fun! I love many things about this story - the Scottish accents (just enough to give a flavor of their dialect), the glimpses of Scottish history, and of course, the love story. This was a quick read, the adventure so absorbing, it carried me to the last page. Truly a great read.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ok! February 25, 2014
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Ok! You try to hold your kindle , read your book, turn the pork chops and stir the taters all while listening to your husband talk about his day. Talk about multitasking. When I just wanted to sit down and finish this book. It was a great read and I am on to the authors next book. I Don't break down and tear apart the books that I read, they are for enjoyment not dissection. Enjoy!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best read in a very long time! February 23, 2014
By jenn k
Format:Kindle Edition
I was hooked on this story just a few pages in. This book combines the best of everything I love to read about; historical romance, the paranormal, mystery, & drama. The characters are wonderful and well developed. The heroine is smart, funny, strong, & brave. The hero is the perfect mix of stubborn, romantic, & masculine. This is one of those rare stories I would actually read more than once. I want to tell everyone I know to read it ASAP! You should too! It's so great!
I'm off to find the sequel now. Bye! :)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A change from the usual. February 22, 2014
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I really liked this story. It was a complete change from all the other Scottish historical romance books written. Plot lines were unpredictable and there was humor throughout. I loved it and would recommend it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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I rarely smile or chuckle out loud while reading but did so often while engrossed this book. It was fun with just enough swashbuckling to add a bit of suspense factor and just enough sex to make it a bit hot. Very well written and, something I also rarely find, exactly the right length! Not so long you start getting antsy to finish it but not so short you feel cheated (although I would have preferred having the next book available immediately).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars entertaining! April 6, 2014
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The plot and characters were pretty similar to the series Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, so I found that I kept comparing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wisked into another time June 10, 2014
By Barbara
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A young girl, at a Renaissance Fair, Magic ,time travel ,a mysterious women, a mission and a Highland Laird bring
us to an adventure, finding another time not her own and lots of decision to be made. Great story wonderful characters.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it! Five Stars!
Published 8 hours ago by MJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book
I'm amazed by authors who can write such wonderful books. I love Scottish romances and this is one of the best I've ever read. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Jackie Parker
4.0 out of 5 stars Good time travel-romance
This was a very good novel. I enjoyed it a lot and definitely would read more written by this author. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Brenda P
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 2 days ago by liz bradley
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I liked this book and the characters. The Highlander tale is old "boy meets girl", but a nice twist with time travel and a woman on a mission.
Published 3 days ago by colleen ballestero
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story, but..
A good story. My issue was with the time warp. I am not a fan of fantasy and felt it detracted from a plausible story.
Published 5 days ago by Eleanor Young
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection.
An enriching tale of love and desire. I truly enjoyed this book and would (and have) recommend it to any fan of a good love story, a fantastic highland adventure. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Jaymee Karabin
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I enjoyed this book. Kept me interested all the way.
Published 6 days ago by L. Palmer
3.0 out of 5 stars Started out great, but quickly turned into a sappy love story
Started out great, but quickly turned into a sappy love story, ala romance novel. Was ok for a romance novel due to the twist of going back in time and the qualities and talents... Read more
Published 10 days ago by sam
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Reminded me a lot of the Outlander series by Diana Gabeldon. Want to read the other Loch Moigh novels by Barbara Longley. This was a great book that was hard to put down. Read more
Published 12 days ago by G. Lowery
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More About the Author

Award winning, Amazon bestselling author Barbara Longley and each of her four siblings were born in different states, and because her family moved so frequently, she learned early on how to entertain herself with stories. As an adult, she has lived on a commune in the Appalachians, taught on an Indian reservation, and traveled from coast to coast. When her own children came along, she decided to try something new--staying put. She has made Minnesota her home ever since.

By day, Barbara is a teacher. She holds a Masters in Education, and has taught for many years. By night, she likes to explore things mythical, metaphysical, paranormal, and/or newsworthy. Much of what she learns makes its way into her stories, where all things are possible. While she loves teaching, reading and writing are her passions. Don't miss hearing about new releases and breaking news--subscribe to Ms. Longley's newsletter via her website:

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2012 OKRWA National Readers Choice Award Winner/Contemp. Romance
2013 Virginia Romance Writers' HOLT Medallion Award of Excellence Winner/Mainstream Fiction
2013 GRW Maggie Award of Excellence Winner/Single Title
2013 GDRWA Booksellers' Best Award Finalist
2013 ACRA Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice Award Winner/Contemporary single Title

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