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Highland romance and treachery,
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This review is from: Highland Scoundrel (Mass Market Paperback)
If you like Hannah Howell's Highland series then you will like this. If anything this has more historical content than in most of Howell's books, which makes it more interesting.
Set in Scotland 1608, Duncan Campbell has returned to the Highlands after ten years in Ireland, to clear his name of a crime he didn't commit. He is drawn again to Jeannie Gordon, the girl he loved and who pledged him her love only to seemingly betray him.
Duncan is the illegitimate son of a Highland chieftan, who acknowledges and loves him and is the cousin of the Earl of Argyle who made him his captain of guard, before Duncan seemingly betrayed his father, the King and Argyle.
No longer a girl, but a woman with secrets, Jeannie believes that Duncan betrayed her and she can't forgive his mistrust of her, but neither can she turn him in and sign his death warrant. Caught up in a web of murder and intrigue, the pair fight to prove Duncan's innocence.
This is the Scotland of James I of England/James VI of Scotland. McCarty uses some real characters sprinkled amongst the fictional ones and uses real events. She explains the history and time lines in the back of the book.
I personally found this book more interesting than many of Howell's books, which tend to fall into the category of read one and you've probably read most, as far as I'm concerned. However, that is just my personal opinion.
Enjoyable and interesting story.