Image of The Scotsman Who Saved Me (Seven Brides/Seven Scotsmen)


Image of The Scotsman Who Saved Me (Seven Brides/Seven Scotsmen)

Howell begins a new series — Seven Brides for Seven Scotsmen — for fans of both Highlanders and gritty American-set romances. The MacEnroys come to the Ozarks and discover their destinies. Readers will find the engrossing plot, the appealing characters and the richly detailed setting reminiscent of Howell’s beloved Highlander dramas. There is a protective, honorable hero, a strong-willed, passionate heroine and a story rife with action and adventure. As Howell introduces readers to the large cast, the pace may slow, but she always delivers a tale that captivates.

Iain MacEnroy and his brothers come upon a horrific scene —  a burning cabin and a young couple dead. There is a trail of blood leading into the wilderness. Emily Stanton barely survives the brutal attack on her family. She and her three-year-old nephew Neddy flee the killers, but Emily is wounded. When Iain locates them she is near death. Emily awakens to the sound of a man’s thick brogue. Though Iain has no use for gently bred ladies, Emily’s not afraid of hard work and her kindness (she teaches Iain to read) and vulnerability bring them closer together. But Emily and Neddy have a secret that will bring danger down on the MacEnroys. As the old world and the new collide, Iain and Emily are caught in a treacherous snare hoping the strength of their love will overcome treachery. (ZEBRA, Sep., 448 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin