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True to the Highlander (The Novels of Loch Moigh Book 1) [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.

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“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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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,305 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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75 of 84 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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28 of 30 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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20 of 23 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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10 of 11 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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8 of 9 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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Juvenile and two dimensional. August 17, 2014
By AlexCAR
Format:Kindle Edition
I believed the reviews. Although the premise of the story is interesting it's a real shame that the characters are so cartoonist. The author had a great idea but couldn't execute.
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5 of 5 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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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars True to the Highlander - Possible Spoilers - 2.5 Stars September 21, 2014
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This book was ok, but it was annoying on so many levels. The story of time travel was somewhat interesting, however, it had the typical plot of the psudo-strong heroine who is, of course a 20-something year old virgin, and the big, strong meathead hero from another time who has to come to terms regarding a modern, independent woman. Everyone is so quick to believe that she is the daughter of a “king” just because she’s in fancy clothes and because she tells them she is a far away king’s daughter. No further questions asked because anyone who can play the violin like that must be highly born. The Native American element seemed forced/weird and her infinite skills at everything (besides constantly misinterpreting love as “responsibility”) were flawless. She also knows sign language, and oh my god, an unattached deaf boy to keep as my very own! Ugh. The worst part was Malcolm telling True that if she would have told him sooner that she was from the 20th century, he could have believed her instantly thus avoiding all the miscommunications between them. Although I was impatient with the story, I kept reading because I wanted to find out how everything would turn out. All was tied up nicely and it was thankfully not a cliffhanger. It wasn’t the worst money spent, but I won’t be reading any of the other books in the series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Interesting characters - easy read. Enjoyable.
Published 8 hours ago by Bernie
4.0 out of 5 stars My great great grandmother was Native American
This has been a delightful read. I learned so much about Medevial life and people. Bringing the violin back thru
time with the Native American descent especially excited me. Read more
Published 10 hours ago by Sue Pursel
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Must read! Overall well written.
Published 11 hours ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars entertaining...
Good fast read. I like to listen to books while working and this was fun and easy to follow while multitasking
Published 18 hours ago by aolivo
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this Story
I've read a great many time travel books, but this has a different twist to it. A really good thought out story line. Great characters and a few villains. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Janet From NH
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!
Wow, best time travel book I have ever read. I thought this book had it all. I loved it!! I signed up for Amazon unlimited just to read this series... free:) ish
Published 2 days ago by Laurie Bongiorno
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful
The Fae, Alpha scot, time travel, Native American woman... Delightful and witty. I hope the series continues :) lighter than Donna Grant but just as fun :)
Published 3 days ago by Candice Zehr
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I enjoyed reading this story and hope this author continues writing.
Published 4 days ago by Suzi Hofelich
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Read!!!
This boon was awesome! I did not want to put it down! A great story about love between a feisty, independent woman who travels back in time and falls in live with a handsome,... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Rosemary Osborne
5.0 out of 5 stars True to the Highlander
When True is rushed back in time all she knows for sure is that she is there to protect an important Highlander. She would move heaven and earth to keep that sacred trust.
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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

2014 ACRA Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice Award Winner/Long Contemporary
2014 Virginia Romance Writers' HOLT Medallion Merit Award

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