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Highland Fling

Narrated by: Carolyn Bonnyman
Series: The Highland Series (Scott), Book 1
Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Forbidden passion has never been more dangerous - or more irresistible - in the first novel of best-selling author Amanda Scott’s spellbinding Highland series.

Scotland, 1750. In the aftermath of the Jacobite rebellion, Maggie MacDrumin vows to keep fighting to liberate her people. But the intrepid Scotswoman is risking her life for a dangerous cause. When her latest mission lands her in a London courtroom on a trumped-up larceny charge, she has only one hope of survival. Enlisting the aid of Edward Carsley, the powerful fourth Earl of Rothwell, is a two-edged sword. The seductive aristocrat who awakens treacherous desire is her clan’s mortal enemy - a man she can never trust.

Edward will do whatever it takes to quell another bloody uprising. But how can he fight his passion for the rebellious Highland beauty in his safekeeping? As their lives come under siege, Maggie lays claim to the one thing Edward vowed never to surrender: His heart.

©1995 Lynne Scott-Drennan (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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love the writer and narrator

thoroughly enjoy her book and more so when Carolyn Bonnyman read........its the perfect marriage of author and narrator

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A well written story with good plot.

A well written story, the first in the Highland Trilogy and which was excellently narrated by Carolyn Bonnyman as usual

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  • 🌸DARA
  • 22-11-13

Highland Fling......Don't give up on this one!

Highland fling is a well written story that has plenty of history and a romance that is sweet and unforced.

The main characters, Maggie and Edward, are from very different cultures and backgrounds. They learn how to challenge each other and how to resolve family and society issues together. The minor characters add a lot of interest and depth to the story. This book had just enough mystery, intrigue, and romance to keep my attention.

My only negative is that this book felt slow paced for the first half. Because the beginning devotes so much time to character development and history it feels sluggish. The narrator reads a bit slow too which adds to the slow pace feel. Thankfully, the second half speeds up and reveals a great story. I'm glad I didn't give up.

If you enjoy true Historical stories give this one a try. Just make sure you listen on a day when you can sit back, relax, don't give up, then enjoy

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  • MM
  • 25-08-15

Truly liked this book...however

Loved this series. It is very well written and holds your interest throughout. The characters are all interesting in their own right.
THE NARRATOR...was excellent. Her narration was very well done and voices excellent.

MY ONLY comment on this series is I would like just a little more steam in my romance books. Just a wee bit more!!!

DO I RECOMMEND THIS series...absolutely!

mm

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  • sandy
  • 14-11-13

Good Book

This was a good 1st book. The narrator was good and the story was interesting. It had just enough twists to keep me wondering what was next, along with just enough action and intrigue. I would have liked it, if it had moved along a little faster but just enough is better than to little.

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  • Amazon Customer MP
  • 21-08-16

Enjoyed it thoroughly. Wonderful narrator.

Well crafted story. Loved the narrator. Looking forward to reading more from this author. Kudos.

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  • Angela C Blare
  • 03-02-20

very good story

starts slow due to alit of the historical facts given, however they do pertain to the story and make it more understandable . narrator is really great !!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-01-20

Highland Fling

The story is very rich in history with romance between an English Earl and Scottish daughter of an Earl. The narrator was outstanding!

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  • Sharon
  • 09-11-19

Interesting story and great narration!

Good character development of the protagonists, and enjoyable story, with a few twists and a bit of humor thrown in. I may look for some other books in the series.

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  • marge
  • 19-08-19

hard to hear

struggled to hear it, so didn't finish it. reader was so whispery that it was hard to keep up, sorry.

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  • E. Knight
  • 31-07-19

Great Book

This is a really good book with a lot more depth than many romance novels. The historical pieces were well done and the characters are very well developed. I really enjoyed this book.

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  • Sam21
  • 30-07-19

Slow going with a meandering ponderous plot

So long! The plot drags on for a bit and is not very focused. There's the subplot of a possible third Jacobite rising, the smuggling in the Highlands, the relationship between hero and heroine, the relationship between hero's brother and heroine's friend, the escapades of hero's flighty, blabber mouth sister. Bits of irrelevant episodes are inserted, for example the time the hero got sick on the road to the Highlands. Its purpose wasn’t revealed until the end. The set up for the hero and heroine's meet and greet is so contrived it detracts. What father would send an inexperienced, sheltered and naive girl with 2 servants to London to deliver seditious messages to fellow Jacobites? Additionally the author likes to show off her research on Georgian England and Scotland after Culloden so the story suffers from digressions into prolonged descriptions of scenery, the horrible back alleys of London, and so forth. The whole doesn't really flow together very well. The hero and heroine of the story aren't exactly admirable or endearing characters either: the heroine is "feisty" but basically shoots her mouth off without thinking things through; the hero is domineering, controlling, dogmatic and unwilling to treat h with respect. The romance just doesn't seem to gel.

The narrator is a native Scots so her accent is genuine enough. Unfortunately her English accent for the hero comes and goes. This makes it very confusing because she doesn't distinguish males from females or between characters. Her dramatization is adequate but her delivery is very clipped.