Review: Highland Avenger by Hannah Howell

Highland Avenger
Highland Avenger by Hannah Howell
Series:  The Highland Series
Release Date:  March 27, 2012
Publisher: Kensington
Pages:  352
Source: book provided by the publisher

Once, Arianna Murray Lucette believed she’d met the man she could always rely on. She was wrong. Now she is fleeing for her life, and when her enemies attack a ship bound for her only refuge, she believes all hope is lost. Until she awakens on Scotland’s shore to a pair of the most entrancing blue eyes she has ever seen. When Sir Brian MacFingal first spots the sun-streaked beauty on the beach, he mistakes her for dead. Soon, however, he discovers a woman more full of life and vitality than he ever dreamed possible. But though he knows he is fit to defend her life – even at risk of losing his own – can such a raw warrior as he ever be worthy of her love?


Review: Hannah Howell is a master of Highland Romance. With over twenty books in her backlist her novels literally span generations. Which is one of many reasons I read Mrs. Howell religiously.

Highland Avenger brings together the Murrays and the MacFingals/Camersons again. While favorite characters of before make appearances toward the end like the original old laird MacFingal, the man who tried to breed his own clan of bastards, his impertinent daughter in law Fiona and the always funny Sigmour, it was Callum from Highland Angel that made me gasp.

In Highland Angel he’s an eleven year old victim of sexual abuse and while I wanted to find out his future I knew one with him as the hero prob wouldn’t happen. Nevertheless Howell delivered beautifully and I’m thrilled to know how he fared.

And now on to our H/H. Brian MacFingal is attempting to help his clan and create his own way by organizing a trading endeavor. It’s through this he meets Lady Arianna Murray Lucette who washes up on a highland beach running from her crazy dead husband’s French family.

While Howell delivers the same romance formula she is famous for as usual the characters create something original. Arianna suffers from the cutting tongue of her deceased French husband and therefore has no confidence in passion.

Brian himself suffers with feelings of inadequacy in comparison to Arianna’s family. Nevertheless, he commits to cure her of her un-confidence concerning passion.

Readers will love Highland Avenger.

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