Saturday, October 7, 2017

#BookReview - Rescued by a Highlander by Keira Montclair

Title:  Rescued by a Highlander (Clan Grant series - Book #1)
Author:  Keira Montclair
Genre:  Historical Fiction, Adult Romance, Medieval
Release Date:  July 23, 2013

About the Book:

Join the thousands of readers who have fallen in love with the Grant and Ramsay clans in Montclair’s medieval Scotland family saga full of romance and suspense. The journey begins with the Clan Grant series, which brings you the stories of the five Grant siblings and four Ramsay siblings.

The Highland Clan series, set thirteen years later, tells the stories of the descendants of both clans. You’ll see the children grow up and find love and adventure in the Highlands of Scotland with the guidance of the elders from the Clan Grant series.

RESCUED BY A HIGHLANDER is the first in The Clan Grant series. Read more:

**WARNING** Mature content- Contains references to abuse and a previous rape that may be disturbing for some readers. 

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?

This is a stand-alone novel-no cliffhangers. It is first in a series of eight novels.

Buy Links: Amazon 

My Review:

I listened to the Audible version of this book and I have to admit that I had a tough time turning it off!  Lots of action and emotion.

After being tormented and tortured by her stepbrother, Madeline McDonald is forcibly betrothed to a very cruel man who brutally rapes her.  Laird Alexander Grant gets a brief glimpse of Maddie's bruised face and is compelled to rescue her.  He and his brothers, with help from two servants, find their way into the castle and manage to pull Maddie into safety.  But that safety doesn't last long.

I loved the characters Maddie and Alex, and I loved-to-hate Kenneth and Niles.  I did get a bit confused with the age of Alex's little sister, Jenny, but she seemed adorable.  Perhaps one of my favorite characters was Alice, Maddie's handmaid, who added a touch of humor from time to time.

Glad to see there was a warning for mature content before I started reading.  I was ready for it and it didn't bother me.  Normally books that contain rape and violence against women go into my trash can.  But because I was prepared, the situations simply added to the storyline and I was okay with it.

It was interesting to see the author dig into the emotions and thoughts a man would have when dealing with a woman who had been so traumatized.  He wanted her, but cared enough to take things slow... very slow... even on their wedding night.

I have to admit that when I found out the reason why Kenneth gave Maddie to Niles, I was a bit surprised.  Not at all what I expected.

My Rating:

About the Author:

Keira Montclair is the pen name of an author who lives in Florida with her husband. She loves to write fast-paced, emotional romance, especially with children as secondary characters in her stories. 

She has worked as a registered nurse in pediatrics and recovery room nursing. Teaching is another of her loves, as she has taught both high school mathematics and practical nursing.

Now she loves to spend her time writing, but there isn't enough time to write everything she wants! Her Highlander Clan Grant Series is a reader favorite is a series of eight stand-alone novels. The Summerhill Series is a contemporary romance series set in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region in Western New York. Her third series, The Highland Clan, is set twenty years after the Clan Grant Series and will focus on the Grant/Ramsay descendants. Her newest series is The Soulmate Chronicles, historical romance with a touch of paranormal. 

You may contact her through her website at She also has a Facebook account and a twitter account through Keira Montclair. If you send her an email through her website, she promises to respond.

If you would like to meet Keira Montclair in person, she will be a featured author at  #CMCon18 Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona Beach in February 2018!


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