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Monday, April 2, 2012

The Highlander’s Prize by Mary Wine Review & Giveaway


Title: The Highlander’s Prize

Author: Mary Wine

ISBN: 978-1-4022-6471-9

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Genre: Historical Romance

Release Date: April 2012

Pages: 352

Format: Mass-Market Paperback

How I Read It: 4 Crowns



Clarrisa o York has never needed a miracle more. Sent to Scotland’s king to be his mistress, her deliverance arrives in the form of being kidnapped by a brusque Highland laird who’s a bit too rough to be considered divine intervention. Except his rugged handsomeness and undeniable magnetism surely are magnificent…


Laird Broen MacNichols has accepted the challenge of capturing Clarissa to make sure the king doesn’t get the heir he needs in order to hold on to the throne. Broen knows more about royalty than he ever cared to, but Clarissa, beautiful and intelligent, turns out to be much more of a challenge then he bargained for…

With rival laird determined to steal her from hi, and royal henchmen searching for Clarissa all over the Highlands, Broen is going to have to prove to this independent-minded lady that a Highlander always claims his prize…

My Thoughts:

At first, I had a hard time becoming interested in this book, which rather surprised me as I normally devour Mary Wine’s Scottish romances. Thankfully, I continued reading and found that the characters and the plot did indeed intrigue me.

The plot was your standard, I-must-kidnap-the-girl-to-save-Scotland type, which filled the book with broken betrothals, intrigue, kidnapping, and of course braw Highland lairds. Even though the main characters, Broen and Clarissa, were entertaining and filled with tension, I felt that Norris and Daphne, the secondary characters, stole the plot. Hopefully , the next book in this series will be theirs.

Overall: It was light romance that I read in two sittings. I am not sure why this novel had a slow start for me, I thought that since this was a Tudor-era novel it would have held my attention from the start but that was not the case.


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miki said...

hum i love it, i would be very happy to read it for my discovery of the historical romance challenge

thanks you for this opportunity to win

all teh best


Diane D - Florida said...

The book sounds very intriguing, and has lots of elements that I love in a story. I'd love a chance to read this for myself. I love Highlander stories with the Scots' in their kilts, brandishing their claymores as they go off to battle. I would be the damsel waiting for them on their return and waiting to be bedded. lol

Martha Lawson said...

Sounds good! Thanks for the chance.

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Carol L. said...

I have always enjoyed Mary Win's books. That has happened to me also. I'll start a book and just can't get into the beginning for some reason. If it happens when it's an Author I always read I hang in and eventually I get back into it and love it. :)
Thanks for this opportunity.
Carol L
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chey said...

I have enjoyed Mary Wine's books. Thanks for the chance to win.
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Jeanne M said...

I've read several of Mary's books before and have really enjoyed her characters and her approach to the story so I appreciate you pointing out that this one has a "slow beginning" section to it.

I've read other histgorical romances that have done the same thing and several times have had second thoughts of finishing them. Fortunately I didn't put them down because I found out afterwards that I would have missed important information that "set-up" the story and made it more meaningful in the end.

I'll definately be reading The Highlander's Prize but I'll save it for a week-end where I need to be just taken away and entertained!

Julianne said...

What a fantastic book cover. I love it. I enjoyed reading the post very much. I can't wait to read more of this book.
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bn100 said...

I enjoyed your review. Sounds like a good book.


Mary Preston said...

I would love to read THE HIGHLANDER'S PRIZE thank you. It looks wonderful.


Unknown said...

Thanks for the chance.

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Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like a really good book. I would love a chance to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!

Raonaid Luckwell said...

Been seeing this book around. The author is a new to me author but how can one say "no" to a cover like that?

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Maureen said...

I have enjoyed Mary Wine's books before and this looks like a story I would like.
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