Image of The Laird (Captive Hearts)


Image of The Laird (Captive Hearts)

Third in Burrowes Captive Hearts series, The Laird is disconnected from the others save for backdrop of the Napoleonic War. This is also a different second-chance-at-love story than the others — slower in pace and less dynamic. It’s tender and touching, but with little of Burrowes’ usually powerful conflict between the hero and heroine. Readers seeking a sweet, sensitive romance will savor this tale while others may feel less satisfied.

Shortly after their wedding, Michael Brodie left his bride, Brenna, to fight for England. He stayed away almost 10 years before returning to the Highlands. Michael comes home older and wiser yet unprepared for the strong-willed, confident and angry woman he encounters. Brenna felt betrayed by her husband’s defection and isn’t ready to forgive and forget. Though furious with him for leaving her to deal with so many problems, Brenna quietly and meekly allows Michael to reclaim his place as laird. She fears that the terrible family secrets she is hiding will destroy the clan, Michael’s belief in his those he trusts and their chance at a happy marriage. (SOURCEBOOKS, Sep., 384 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin