Stormi's Review: Highland Courage (Duncurra Book Book 2) by Ceci Giltenan
Publisher: Duncurra LLC
Released: June 17, 2014
Genre: Historical Romance
Length: 274 pages
Format: ebook, paperback, audiobook
Her parents want a betrothal, but Mairead MacKenzie can’t get married without revealing her secret and no man will wed her once he knows. Plain in comparison to her siblings and extremely reserved, Mairead has been called “MacKenzie’s Mouse” since she was a child. No one knows the reason for her timidity and she would just as soon keep it that way. When her parents arrange a betrothal to Laird Tadhg Matheson she is horrified. She only sees one way to prevent an old secret from becoming a new scandal. Tadhg Matheson admires and respects the MacKenzies. While an alliance with them through marriage to Mairead would be in his clan’s best interest, he knows Laird MacKenzie seeks a closer alliance with another clan. When Tadhg learns of her terrible shyness and her youngest brother’s fears about her, Tadhg offers for her anyway. Secrets always have a way of revealing themselves. With Tadhg’s unconditional love, can Mairead find the strength and courage she needs to handle the consequences when they do? Highland Courage is a romance about a married couple and thus contains several mildly explicit love scenes, as one might expect to occur in married life. If you want more steam than that, you might be disappointed. If you prefer to stay out of the bedroom this title is available in an Inspirational version.
Five Boundless Stars
Mairead has lived a sheltered life after a horrible incident occurred 7 years ago. Now her father wants her to marry and she is terrified. Tadgh is talked into marrying Mairead after her younger brother tells him of her encounter, or at least the parts he knew. Soon she herself tells him the truth and beyond her biggest fears he accepts her anyway. He is gentle and kind and just what she needs to move forward. She finds it hard as the new Lady of the clan. Will she ever be accepted by her people or will she always be a failure to them and herself? I absolutely fell in love with this book. Mairead is such a tender soul that this book makes it hard not to love. She was faced with horrible choices and she builds herself up, while others around her try to tear her down. She was a great character. Tadgh was also quick to win me over. Despite all he knew of her he accepted her and loved her anyways. What's not to love about him as a character? Together their characters build a love like no other and tell a wonderful story full of hope, love, and courage. On top of the romance, this book was also filled with drama and action. Honestly, this was a GREAT book, start to finish.