by Hannah Howell

March 2005
ISBN: 0-8217-7757-2
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Laird Sigimor Cameron finds himself in the dungeons of an English castle. Trying to fulfill a debt of honor, he comes to England to help Lord Peter, only to find out that he has been murdered. Sigimor and his men end up thrown in the dungeons, by Harold, the murderous villain. As he tries to figure a way out he receives a rather unexpected visit.

Lady Jolene Gerard has been hiding in the secret passages of her brotherís castle with her 3 year old nephew. Harold, taking advantage of her brotherís good will, murdered the man. Jolene knows the fate that awaits the child if Harold gets a hold of him, as the boy is the legitimate heir of his fatherís holdings. Helping the men that came from Scotland to help her brother is Joleneís only choice to be able to reach her family, as all the roads leading to them have been blocked. Jolene carefully makes her plans and visits the captives in the dungeon.

Hannah Howellís Highland Conqueror is the latest installment of her Highland series (the next title is due out in December). As is the case with the earlier titles in this fabulous series, there is a link to the previous books, but it is fully a stand alone story. The heroine, Lady Jolene Gerard, is a brave, intelligent, sensible woman, who has devoted herself to be a mother to her young nephew. Sigimor Cameron is an honorable and strong man who will protect Jolene and the boy at all cost. Of course, they both canít help but feel attracted to one another, the perilous situation they see themselves in only enhancing their mutual feelings. I must say that I simply loved both Jolene and Sigimor. Even though this is a somewhat straightforward romance, the plot is fast-paced, the characters very engaging, and the story keeps the readerís attention glued to every page. Highland Conqueror is a perfect example of why this series is so popular. I most definitely recommend it to all romance lovers who, like me, have a soft spot for a good Highlander story.

Reviewed in October 2005 by Mireya.

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