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Tess and the Highlander (Avon True Romance) [Paperback]

May McGoldrick
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1 Nov 2002 Avon True Romance
Tess Tess Lindsay has spent most of her life on the remote Isle of May, uncertain of her identity. Raised by the two sole inhabitants of the island, she is left to fend for herself after their deaths, until a stranger washes ashore in a storm. Tess pulls him from the surf, not knowing that in saving the Highlander she is saving herself. The Highlander If good looks and a taste for adventure are a curse, Colin Macpherson is destined for ruin. Until he ends up a castaway on Tess's windswept island, he's been roaming the seas, seeking fame, fortune...and a different girl in every port. But his fascination for this strong-willed lass goes beyond her wild beauty, intriguing him as no girl ever has. As Colin gains her trust, Tess reveals what little she knows about herself and her past. From her scant clues, though, Colin comes to one conclusion: He must return Tess to the mainland to reclaim her birthright, even if it means losing her to a destiny that does not include him.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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  • Paperback: 265 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Childrens Book Group; 1st Avon Ed edition (1 Nov 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006000486X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060004866
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 10.9 x 1.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,793,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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May McGoldrick

(a.k.a. Nikoo & Jim McGoldrick, Jan Coffey, Nicole Cody)

Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick are storytellers, teachers, and partners in the truest sense.

Nikoo was born in Tehran, Iran, and moved to United States on the eve of Iranian revolution. After receiving a degree in Mechanical engineering, for fifteen years she worked in shipbuilding and robotics, holding manufacturing and higher level management positions. Always a writer and teacher at heart, she gave up her engineering career to pursue writing full time over a decade ago. These days, she also conducts frequent workshops on writing and publishing and serves as a visiting author at middle and high schools.

When their first son was born, Jim gave up a successful career in shipbuilding to pursue a PhD in Medieval and Renaissance literature. After being awarded tenure at a university in Pennsylvania, he found that the opportunity to write novels full-time could not be ignored. Since then, he and Nikoo have written well over two dozen works of fiction and nonfiction. Along with his writing, he currently teaches English and Creative Writing in northwestern Connecticut.

Together, Nikoo and Jim write historical fiction as May McGoldrick and contemporary suspense thrillers as Jan Coffey.

These prolific and popular authors have been the recipients of numerous awards for their work. They now reside in Litchfield County, Connecticut.

Visit us www.JanCoffey.com
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About the Author

May McGoldrick is the pseudonym for husband-and-wife team Jim and Nikoo McGoldrick. Nikoo McGoldrick is a mechanical engineer, and she has had careers in submarine construction. Jim McGoldrick, with a Ph.D. in sixteenth-century literature, has had careers as an English professor and as a submarine builder. Together, Nikoo and Jim write historical fiction as May McGoldrick and contemporary suspense thrillers as Jan Coffey. They also collaborate on nonfiction, writing under their own names. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tess and The Highlander By May McGoldrick 2 Jun 2005
Format:Paperback
This book is a excellent book for teenagers and May McGoldrick fans.
Tess Lindsey has spent most of her life on the Isle of May, uncertain of her identity. Raised by the two sole inhabitants of the island, she is left to fend for herself after their deaths, until a stranger washes ashore in a storm. Tess pulls him out from the surf, not knowing that in saving the Highlander she is saving herself. As Colin gains her trust, Tess reveals what little she knows about herself and her past. From her scant clues, Colin comes to one conclusion that he must return Tess to the mainland to reclaim her birthright, even if it means losing her to a destiny that does not include him.
You don't have to be a teenager to enjoy his book I found that it was will written for all ages. I hope you enjoy reading this book because I did.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My new favorite book from the Avon True Romance series. 22 Oct 2002
By Rebecca Herman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Tess was washed ashore on the Isle of May during a terrible storm eleven years ago, presumed to be the only survivor of a shipwreck. Just six years old at the time, Tess had buried horrible memories deep within her, and remembered little of what brought her to the island. An elderly couple living on the island raised her and taught her to be self-sufficient. But now they are dead, and Tess is all alone on the island. She longs for human companionship but has learned to fear the world beyond the Isle of May. When a young Highlander washes ashore in a storm, Tess feels compelled to save him. At twenty years of age, Colin Macpherson is the youngest son of a Highland laird. He's been restlessly roaming the seas, but when he washes up on Tess's island, everything changes. As Colin helps Tess remember her past, he finds himself drawn to her as he's never been drawn to a woman before. And Tess is discovering strong feelings for him as well, feelings that may very well be love. But when they return to the mainland in search of Tess's heritage, will they be able to stay together, or will they be torn apart?

Set in Scotland in 1543, this is my new favorite book in the Avon True Romance series. The love story between Tess and Colin was so romantic and incredibly sweet, and I LOVED the setting. If you are a fan of the Avon True Romance series, or like historical romances for teens, this book is a must-read.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An awesome novel from May McGoldrick 4 Jan 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
After enjoying a previous Avon True Romance, Gwyneth and the Thief, I decided to read more from the series. I thought Gwyneth was great, but this is even better yet. Tess is a seventeen-year-old who lives on the Isle of May. She was taken under the care of a couple who oversaw the island, but they have died, and she is completely alone. One day, she finds that a young man is washed ashore, and drags him from the water. She does not want to be near him, as she was warned to stay away from all men, so she hides on the island. Colin Macpherson, a highlander, searches for the young lady who rescued him. Tess is stubborn, but eventually they get to know one another. Tess does not know much about her past, with the exception of nightmares which give small recollections. Colin realizes that Tess is part of the Lindsay clan, and when a ship comes to rescue him from the island, Tess goes with him, in order to find the life she was taken away from eleven years ago. Will she be able to have peace, and be with Colin, the person she has grown to love? Read this very interesting novel to find out. I really enjoyed reading this. Many congratulations to May McGoldrick on writing such a great novel!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a great book for Historical romance lovers 22 April 2004
By sarah - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is an engaging a count of life of Tess a girl who at a young age washed up on the shore of the Isle of May. With no memory of the life before then, she stays with the old caretakers of the isle. After the caretakers are dead a young man, Colin Macpherson washes up on shore. Colin takes Tess back with her to his castle where he helps her uncover her past. They are opposites,but you know what they say opposites attract. This book is just one of many in the Avon True Romance series. I have read every book in the series and I know that if you like this book you love the rest. This is a great book for girls about 10 to 16 because it is still a romance novel, but not what you call a trashy romance novel. It is a great novel fokr those who are just getting into romance novels.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! 28 Jan 2003
By jaina_solo - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book was a perfect historical romance for teens! It is set in Scotland in the 1500s. Tess has lived on a desolate island ever since she was a little girl, raised by its caretakers who are now dead, leaving 17-year-old Tess alone. She is rescued by Colin MacPherson, a handsome young Highlander, who takes her back to the mainland. He tries to help her find her heritage, but the two end up falling in love. This book was the best Avon True Romance, it was just soooo sweet and romantic and I loved the Scottish Medieval setting.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Avon True Romance. 16 July 2004
By atlantis_girl - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I loved everything about this book - the setting, the characters, and the romance. The love story between Tess and Colin was really sweet and I loved the Medieval Scottish setting of the 1500s. I highly recommend this to teens who love historical romances!
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