Laird Rory MacKinnon set out to join William Wallace after discovering an imminent threat that the English have planned an attack. Raised as a warrior, he has given his heart and soul to fight for Scotland's freedom, until he meets a lass who has captured his heart like no other, Lady Annella. After a brutal attack on her land, Rory discovers that Annella has been taken prisoner by the English. Now Rory must fight; not only to secure his own clan's freedom but to save the woman he loves.
Annella, the eldest daughter of the MacCallum clan vows to never marry, until the day Rory MacKinnon enters her life and opens her heart. Heading off to war, she knew they had no future. After her father offers aid to Laird MacKinnon and his men to help in their campaign, her castle is attacked and her father is killed by the English for treason. Starved and beaten for denying to pledge her allegiance to the English King, Annella has earned her place in the gallows. Her fate now rests in Rory's hands.
©2013 April Holthaus (P)2014 April Holthaus
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"Amazing Scottish adventure!"
I love both them both as an audio and a book!
I never compare books!
Melissa was perfect for Annella's voice!
Yes, it was! It was great, fun and a delight to listen to!
I strongly recommend April Holthaus's books and audios!
"WOW, It is action, romance, chivalry, & funny"
I normally do not listen to Female Narrators, but this lady Melissa Carey did an awesome job. I just sat and totally enjoyed this book. It was not monotone and she did well with the story. I will listen to this lady again, and read/listen to this Authors books.
It is action, romance, chivalry, funny, and lots more. I loved it from beginning to end. The characters are spot on.
Melissa Carey makes it so much more interesting when she starts talking for the men. I was shocked, thinking I wouldn't like it but she did great.
No I have never listened to her before.
The book was great. The story line was good. You were taken on a wonderful ride and did not feel like a novella.
You will love this book
"A fabulous, exciting and entertaining story"
It made me feel like I was there.
The MacKinnon's Bride His son was taken by the English. He goes to the castle where his son is being held, finds a girl in the river nearby. He holds her thinking he would make a trade. The captor releases his son but does not accept the return of his daughter. The Mackinnon then takes her top the highlands. On the way they realize they are attracted to one another.
The story teller did a great joy with the accents and her ability to change voices was fantastic.
There were some funny parts and there were some sad, fearful parts. I would say I did a bit of both.
"Fantastic Bold Highland Adventure"
I would listen to The Honor of a Highlander over again. The story grabs attention from the first and holds throughout . There is laughter, happiness, sadness, romance, etc.. All the ingredients for a complete romance. This author takes the reader away and allows them to seemingly travel to the past and experience a different life!
I like all the characters. They all complete the story.
I also read the print version and enjoyed it as well. However the narration is great and adds to the excitement within the story.
I highly recommend April Holthaus books, either in print, kindle, or audio.
"Possibly the first published book for this author"
If this is the first book published for this author I apologize for my harshness. Not worth a credit or purchase, both main characters were all over the place emotionally and there was nothing that all the other historical romances don't use as their main storyline, but this one added nothing interesting or humorous or anything. The whole time I was waiting for something interesting and it never happened.
"A whole lot of story in a rather short book!"
April Holthaus has written an exciting saga filled with hunky highlanders, spunky lassies, castles, kisses, treachery and honor. It is a epic story in a novella size book. The characters are written with strong personalities and emotions. If you are a fan of Scottish Historical Romances of the medieval kind then you will not be disappointed. This book will grab your attention in the beginning and hold it until the end.
NARRATOR: Melissa Carey did a excellent job. Her male, female, young, and old voices are spot on. I would happily listen to her again.
CREDITWORTHY? I think it cost less than a Credit but either way it's a yes!
HEAT FACTOR: Chemistry yes, heat not so much. No sex except a very brief scene at the end.
"A captivating and beautiful love story."
Narrator Melissa Carey was outstanding. I will absolutely listen to more books she narrates.
A great highland story, with a tall, sexy highlander that will make you wish he could pop off the page and into your lap. This story has everything, conspiracy, intrigue, great historical reference and a sweet, tender love story, that melts your heart. Author April Holthaus has written an exceptional story. This is an absolute must read. I highly recommend this book and can't wait to read more stories from this author. I am definitely a fan of this author's captivating stories.
"This is rather a typical story I've read before"
I would make it longer there wasn't must content for me
The last chapter, when they were married
She told a good story and the book would have been flat without her
I'm not really sure
There was so much more to tell, I thought, maybe I just didn't get it.
"I know I'm going to finish this.."
But I'll finish it by just reading the book. This narrator is just terrible. Sometimes she lowers her voice when the hero speaks and sometime she doesn't. All the other men sound quite girly. She has no emotion. All she does is read the book, almost like a robot. She would never be a favorite of mine. I've listened to 13 hour books and with the right narrator they've been exciting. When I can't listen to a 4+ hour book that's really sad.
I would also like to say that the description tells us what the book is about or we can zip over to Amazon and look at reviews. This is AUDIBLE! What we need to review is the narrator. Does he or she suck? Why? Is he or she too nasal-y, too sweet for the kind of book he or she is reading, to gruff, too bland, too robotic, too childish sounding, lacks emotion. Is he or she doing nothing but reading the book? Not changing his or her voice for the male and female voices? Is the narrator sounding the same whether she or he is reading a whisper spoken?
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