Claiming His Highland Bride by Terri Brisbin
Series: A Highland Feuding #4
Also in this series: The Highlander's Runaway Bride
Published by Harlequin Special Releases
Publication Date: May 23rd 2017
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Safe in her Highlander's arms!
After discovering her role in her father's plot to destroy another clan, Sorcha MacMillan risks her life to go into hiding. Her safety relies on her disguise, but she is drawn to a man who could see through her...
Unknown to Sorcha, Alan Cameron has been sent to track her down. He's attracted to the woman in disguise. Even after learning her true identity, he can't overcome his instinct to protect her. No matter the danger, he will keep Sorcha safe...and claim her as his bride!
Sorcha has been told by her father, a clan Chieftan, that she must wed but her soon-to-be fiancé is a horrible man. The fiancé and her father are planning on ruining another clan by joining theirs and Sorcha wants no part of it. Her mother has been able to protect Sorcha for years from her father’s machinations but she’s now dying. The mother knows that Sorcha must escape her fate and tries to help her as best she can by giving her baubles and treasures little by little. When her mother dies and the time comes for Sorcha and her father to travel to meet the fiancé Sorcha fakes her own death (with help from a friend of her mothers) and runs away. She plans to run to Skye to become a nun but that plan is interrupted when her mother’s friend dies. Sorcha is resourceful so she heads to her mother’s people who hide her among the clan.
Alan Cameron is a pawn in his uncle’s games. His uncle is the man that Sorcha was supposed to marry. When she disappears his uncle, Gilbert, calls him to find her as he’s the best tracker around. He can’t find her but it looks like she died. He’s not positive that was what happened but goes with it anyway.
Alan meets Sorcha, who goes by Saraid, and is instantly attracted to her which is good as she is instantly attracted to him as well. He’s told that she will join a convent but he’s positive he can change her mind. Sorcha is adamant that she cannot change her mind but love has a funny way of changing people’s minds about the future.
This was a sweet story that had a few twists that I enjoyed. I really liked Sorcha’s character and was surprised and pleased with her adamancy that she was going to join the convent. She knew if Gilbert Cameron or her father found that she was alive there would be hell to pay. I was thrilled she stood her ground for as long as she did but we all know she eventually caved. 🙂 Her actions at the end of the book were quite admirable and I loved the strength she showed.
Alan was a great character as well. I was surprised that it took him as long as it did to figure out that Saraid was Sorcha. They said he was a great tracker so why the heck couldn’t he figure it out? Lol Oh well, it was a better story this way. 😉
Overall it was a good story and one I’d recommend if you’d like a quick historical book to read.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5