Highland Conqueror by Hannah Howell (‘Camerons’ series Book #1)


Format: Mass Market Paperbound - Published: March 1, 2005 - 352 Pages - ISBN: 0821777572 - Published By: Kensington


Highland Conqueror

by Hannah Howell

‘Camerons’ series Book #1

Lady Jolene Gerard is running out of time – each moment she remains within the walls of Drumwich Castle she is in jeopardy. Her only chance lies with a prisoner chained to the dungeon walls, a Scotsman who, in return for freedom, helps Jolene and her young nephew escape her cousin’s deadly snare. Pursued by murderous villians, Jolene is prepared to fight for her life. But in the arms of rugged Sigimor Cameron, she soon surrenders her heart. He was too late to save the Englishman to whom he owed a blood debt, but not the man’s lovely sister. Stunned by his desire for the spirited English lass, Sigimor presses them on to safety, his enemies in dogged pursuit. And while sweet desire speaks a thousand words, the secret they long to share remains locked in a battle of stubborn pride. But when saving Jolene from his enemy leaves Sigimor no choice but to make her his wife, a bargain born of passion can only be sealed by the kiss of true love.

Review: I finished this novel on Thursday, June 28th, 2007. It was a great first book to Howell’s ‘Camerons’ series.

Jolene, no matter how petite and delicate she looked, she gave back as good as she got – and then some. The more I read, the more proud of her I became. She made tough decisions, decisions I would never want to make. She had a backbone, didn’t take crap from anyone, stood up for herself and listened to her common sense when arguing wouldn’t solve anything. She is a female character one can admire without feeling guilty.

And Sigimor… (sigh) now, why can’t more men be like him? Strong, brave, courteous, with a head filled with common sense, and enough nerve to admit how he feels. What I wouldn’t do to be loved like that.

I sometimes wish I had a time machine. I’d love to go back and visit that era, to really know what it truly was like. Without so many people and buildings and cars… the land must have been really beautiful . The action in the story put you right there with the characters. For the bad ones, you could feel their anger, their hate, their desperation, their greed… And you cheer when the ‘bad’ is defeated. A few times, there are tears, chuckles and laughter.

For a historical romance that has an added bit of suspense, a great story.

Rating: .5


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