Christmas Awards 2011

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Devil Of The Highlands

Devil of the Highlands by Lynsay Sands

Publisher: Harper Collins

December 2008

ISBN: 978-0-06-198422-8

Pages: 215

Northern England 1273

Lady Evelinde has lived the last three years in hell. Ever since the day her father died and she was left with her stepmother, a woman who has taken great pleasure is making Evelinde’s life miserable. Now her stepmother has come up with a way to make Evelinde’s life even worse if the rumors are to be believed. Marriage to the Devil of Scotland should make Evelinde as miserable as her stepmother could ever hope for. Evelinde thinks that maybe that even that won’t be as bad as dealing with her stepmother and it just might be her chance to escape to have a life that just might include some happiness.

Cullen, Laird of Donnachaidh, is known throughout Scotland and England as the Devil. Cullen is also one of the most notorious lairds in all of Scotland because of what other perceive as being fierce, cold, deadly and just maybe even more than that. Cullen knows that he needs to do his duty by his people and that means getting married so that he will have sons to carry on after him one day. With his reputation he knows that the best he can hope for is someone he will be able to deal with on a daily basis and that will follow his commands without question. He doesn’t expect to find a wife that arouses a passion that is anything but tame.

What neither of them expects is for the past to come haunting them. The only way Cullen and Evelinde are going to have a happy future is to find the answers to some mysteries in the past that someone is suddenly very determined to keep hidden. Evelinde’s life just might depend on her finding the truth because suddenly she is experiencing a lot of accidents that just might get her killed if she is not careful. Cullen knows that if anything were to happen to Evelinde that he just might not be able to survive the grief so the only way to protect her is to dig up the past and find the answers before someone makes one of Evelinde’s accidents a permanent way to keep her or anyone else from finding out the truth once and for all.

This story is one that once the reader starts is very hard to put down. The story will have the reader laughing out loud with the antics that the characters get up to. Just as the reader thinks they will have the story figured out the story will take another twist that will have the reader guessing as just who is behind all that is going on. The humor keeps the story from getting too dark or heavy and will keep the reader enthralled in the book. This is a very fun book to read and one not to miss.

I give this one 5 red roses

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