SEDUCED BY THE HIGHLANDER
MacLean concludes her Highland trilogy with an engrossing tale complete with a curse, a kidnapping, amnesia, magic and an alluring braw Highlander. Known for her strong characters and “up all night” plots, MacLean adds a bit of mystery to a story brimming with memorable characters and plenty of sizzle.
Once the Laird of War and the greatest seducer in Scotland, Lachlan MacDonald is reduced to hunting for the witch who cursed him. Now any woman he makes love to is doomed to die in childbirth. When he sees the red-haired beauty in the stone circle he is ready to beg or kill to get her to remove the curse.
Lady Catherine has no memory of the last five years. She has visions, but knows little of her past, and she senses that Lachlan will lead her to the answers she seeks. They follow a perilous path, but the danger is not from the curse or political strife within Scotland, but from falling in love. (ST. MARTIN’S, Oct., 352 pp., $7.99)