by Anthology

September 2005
ISBN: 0-8217-7720-3
Reviewer Graphic Button Zebra Books
Mass Market Paperback

The winds of change were blowing through the mists of Cambrun. Cathal MacNachton knew it; he also knew there was nothing to stop those changes from happening. The only way for his people to survive the changes was to bring the Outside to Cambrun on MacNachton terms. If only his people would accept the facts.

Bridget was on the way to visit her cousin, and she had every intention of enjoying her last days as a single woman. As a Callan, she’d lived a sheltered life, but the time for marrying had arrived. Bridget was excited; there was a feeling of expectation that something life changing was about to happen. She had no idea to what lengths those changes would reach.

Author Hannah Howell has written an enjoyable Scottish medieval with bite. Howell fans will be pleased with Nightriders, and new readers for this author will be scrambling to find her backlist.

Eva was offended that her new husband did not bother to be present at his own wedding. Nor did the MacAdie come to fetch Eva from her childhood home. She felt this slight was evident of her value to him. This particular attitude was not uncommon to her. Eva’s own brother tried to give her away. It didn’t occur to Eva that Connall MacAdie was unable to do those things.

Upon meeting Connall face to face, Eva recognized him from a previous meeting at King James’ court. Connall had shown her a kindness then. Eva thought surely that predilection will carry over to their marriage. When the secrets of the MacAdie family come to light will Eva still feel safe?

Lynsay Sands delivers an entertaining spin to this Highland romance. While her voice leans more to the serious in this contribution to The Eternal Highlander, her trademark humor does make an appearance. The Highland Bride will leave the reader craving more from Sands.

The Eternal Highlander is the result of dual efforts by Hannah Howell and Lynsay Sands. Both authors have taken the vampire theme and woven enchanted tales of timeless love. Their styles complement each other, which makes this book an outstanding success. I love the way Howell and Sands managed the vampire subject matter. The love story was the central theme. Each story had strong heroines who didn’t let circumstances ruin what turned out to be their dreams come true.

If you like vampire romances that focus more on the love story than on vampire legend, then do not miss The Eternal Highlander by Hannah Howell and Lynsay Sands. No one does it better.

Reviewed in August 2005 by Rho.

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