Madeline MacDonald has been a victim of her stepbrother's cruelty ever since her parents' death in a fire two years ago. Forced into a betrothal to a man she hates, her only way out is to escape to a convent. Laird Alexander Grant is honor bound to rescue Maddie after seeing the bruises on her face. What he doesn't realize is that once he holds the beaten lass in his arms, his heart will never be the same. He vows revenge for the abuse she was forced to endure and yearns to make the sweet woman with an iron will his, but can he help her fight the demons in her mind left behind by her abusers' horrid treatment?
©2014 Keira Montclair (P)2014 Tantor
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"Respectful Handling of a Touching Story"
I love the Grant Clan and KM! She handled a story of abuse and PTSD with respect, humility, and mostly love. The average reader may find this story too rough, phyically and emotionally, especially if you look for escape reading. But if you want something that touches your mind, heart, and soul - this one's for you.
"Best Highlander Book"
This is one of the best Highlander series I have read in a while. It show the good and bad side of the era. The main herein seems weak but she's anything but she is so strong mentally and physically she give true meaning to steel magnolias . The hero seems like a brute but the more u get to know him the sweeter he is about those whom he loves plus it's the time period you have to remember . Worth money or credit enjoy!!!! Great narrator
"Do not pass this one up"
Really enjoyed this story made more authentic by the narrator! Loved the character interactions and the plot twist later in the story!
"Loved the story but the narration is a bit poor"
The story is kind of like a Nora Roberts love story where it leads up to the plot with little romance in the beginning. I think the story would have been much better is the narrator didn't sound like he was having challenges speaking. He made the females sound stupid and whiney.
"Superb and entertaining!"
First time I've ever listened to books by Keira Montclair or narrator Antony Ferguson. The story line was very entertaining and the love scenes were very realistic without going overboard. I usually don't like male narrators, but Antony did a stand up job. I went back and purchases the next four books in the saga (there are eight total). And hope to be just as entertained.
Not the usual love story where the woman hates the guy and she grows to love him. This was about a traumatized woman whom was abused and neglected and learns to trust with kindness, over time.
"Respect is sexy"
I caught the first part but, alas, skipped a few chapters. When I caught up with the story line, I was pleased with the fact that the relationship wasn't hinged upon physical chemistry alone, but upon mutual respect and love.
Another winning point, the priest wasn't stereotyped. Catholic priests are human beings and subject to being as good or as bad as anyone else, it was refreshing to see a priest portrayed as a true shepherd of his people.
My Dad defined a solid marriage as this: "when the other person's well being and happiness is more important to you than your own" He was married to my mother for 50 years.
The love scenes were exactly that, love scenes. They were a natural expression of the characters growing respect and love for each other.
The abuse was well written and probably integral to the understanding of the depth of damage their love had to overcome, but it did not spare the reality. Some parts of even the best books are endured for the rewards of the resolution and the beauty of the story. It provides the contrast necessary to provide a realistic portrayal, however, it wasn't easy nor pleasant.
Generally well written and evocative, not a literary great in my library, but I appreciate the time and effort it took to tell the story.
"Just Say No"
Actually, I'm pretty sure this is the worst.... simply the worst story ever. Mr. Ferguson does a laudable job - but there is simply no depth to this book - at all. Ridiculous - and I have read plenty of bad books. This is the worst.
"Boring. Not much of a story line."
scene after scene of processing rape, trauma and PTSD. When I listen to books I want to be entertained and this never really got my attention. The author handles rape and torture with sensitivity but that is not a world I want to be engrossed in, even if it does have a Scottish accent.
"An enjoyable start to a series"
Rescued by a Highlander was the debut novel for Ms. Montclair. It has since been revised. By the time I came upon it, it had also been put into audio format. I have to tell you that the narrator, Mr. Antony Ferguson made it a very enjoyable experience. I do so love a narrator that is exceptional at producing first notch voices that give the characters real life and personality. Of course, it doesn’t hurt when that actor does a great job at a Scottish brogue. Ummm, I so love a nice brogue. All that being said you have to have a good story, to begin with. In the case of Rescued by a Highlander you have a very honorable Scottish Laird rescuing the step sister of a neighboring Laird when he witnesses the brutal abuse she is being subjected to.
Madeline has been brutalized and abused by her stepbrother since her parent's deaths. Yet she remains innocent, sweet and obedient… well in all things except taking Laird Niles Cummings as a husband. Having already been raped by the brute with her brother’s permission, Maddie has no wish to saddle herself with such a foul and cruel husband. Things are heating up and becoming rather deadly when Maddie is rescued by Laird Alexander Grant. As gentle as Alex can appear he is also gruff and loud. Is it any wonder that Maddie thinks her only hope of salvation is a convent?
Laird Alexander Grant is the very definition of honorable. He stands for everything protective, honest, sincere and loving when it comes to the women in his life. Seeing the brutalized Lady Madeline goes against every teaching of his venerable parents. So when he receives a message requesting his interference on her behalf, Alex jumps in to rescue the lass. But now that he has rescued her, what’s he to do with her? On one hand, she is the very definition of strength and on the other, her experiences with men have left her untrusting and cringing in expectation of more brutality. Sometimes rescuing someone is a lot more involved than removing them from danger. And sometimes a man cannot help but fall in love along the way.
Rescued by a Highlander is a great beginning to the Clan Grant series. If you get a chance definitely consider purchasing the Whyspersync Audible version with the ebook for full enjoyment. I’ll warn you in advance that the Audible version does deviate slightly from the ebook version. All in all, though, the audio version is excellent. If you love a good historical Highlander romance with a bit of danger and intrigue in the mix you should enjoy Rescued by a Highlander.
*****Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions*****
"Story stiff and boring at times"
Loved the narrator however the story was slow, stiff and at times boring. I'm glad I was listening because if I was reading the actual book I would have tossed it into the corner never to be read again. I loved the characters especially the relationship between Alex and Jenny. I'm going to give it another try and read another of her books.
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