Book reviews

Review: True to the Highlander(A Novel of Loch Moigh)


True to the Highlander is an intriguing fast paced historical romance novel that will have you on the edge of your seat the entire ride. It quickly introduces the main character in the present(21st century)Alethia Goodsky, she works in a Renaissance Fair and after an unusual encounter with a strange woman she is whisked into the fifteenth century where she meets Malcolm of clan MacKintosh. Alethia must rely on her charm,wits and her 21st century knowledge to survive a time when abandoned women were not safe by themselves.

First off I would like to say this is the first time I ever read a Highlander themed romance novel. After reading this book I can say that Barbara Longley has just gained another life-long fan.

True to the Highlander was a well written, well researched book. Ms. Longley incorporated the language of the  fifteenth century Scottish person from the peasants to the people of noble blood and her knowledge of the customs in fifteenth century Scotland to create a whimsical historical masterpiece.

I have complied a list of reasons why True to the Highlander is a book that should be on every summer reading list.

  • Each character was carefully crafted; the characteristics and mannerisms were clearly depicted in a such a graceful way, it left nothing to the imagination. As a reader I was able to connect emotionally with each character, the character development in this book kept me engaged from start to finish.
  • The story was fast paced. There is not a dull moment in this book; True to the Highlander was an adventurous, on the edge of your seat love story that not only focused on the main characters. The reader got a sneak peek into the lives of the surrounding characters in the book and to me that added value.
  • Unpredictable-As an avid reader and student of fiction, after reading a lot of books  I can usually predict the main problems and solutions in a story. This book was not the case; True to the Highlander does a great job of concealing the true purpose of the main character until it is revealed in the end.

True to the Highlander is the first book in the series (The Novels of Loch Moigh). If you are looking for a nice literary escape this is the perfect book for you. I received a free copy of this book from the Kindle Unlimited Program on Amazon and I was not paid to review this book.

I have provided a link below, if anyone is interested in reading this book.



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