Scottish Highlands, spring 1305
It’s been over a decade since Leah Noble MacQuarrie was taken back in time after being held and tortured by the Nuadian Fae, but Leah still has trust issues, especially with Fae descendants. However, this was one time Leah will have to put all that aside and seek out the MacKiernan clan, known throughout the Highlands as direct descendants of the great fae prince, Pol. Leah desperately needs their help, and their Fairy magic to rescue her adopted grandparents. They are prisoners of their devious disowned son, Richard, until Leah agrees to “Dick’s” plans for her to marry a disgusting old knight known for his brutality towards his wives who could not, or did not, bear him an heir. Using an old tunnel to escape MacQuarrie Keep, Leah begins her trek to Dun Ard, home of the MacKiernans when she accidentally falls into a river. Oh crapola, (Leah’s favorite swear word) could this get any worse, yeah it could, Leah can’t swim!
Hearing the woman’s scream, and spotting her slipping below the treacherous currents, Highlander Andrew MacAllister ignores his constantly aching handicapped leg, and dives in to save the girl. Seeking a cure for the injuries he’d received years ago as a lad during a brutal attack led by evil fae, Drew has set out to find one of them with the power to heal him. Little does Drew know that the woman he has just saved from drowning has the gift he so desperately needs. Trying to keep one step ahead of the English army hunting Leah, Drew agrees to help her in her quest to aid her grandparents, but a ploy to pose as newlyweds backfires when both Leah and Drew give in to their growing desire. Then Drew discovers Leah’s darkest secret, and only he can save her at the price of her Healing the Highlander.
Pure delightful magic from start to finish, I could not be any happier with Healing the Highlander, the latest by multi-talented author Melissa Mayhue. A perfect score for a perfect read! Great characters are depicted in selfless Drew, and the brave Leah. Sideline secondary characters add dimension and drama that wrap up this guaranteed bestseller!