As High as the Heavens

Published By: Revell

Book Category: Fiction, Historical

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Reviewed by Lacy J. Williams

This is an inspirational story and historical romance.

Although she is betrothed, Heather Gordon knows she will never love the man she plans to marry. And that’s just fine with her. Because of other betrayals in her family, Heather vows never to fall in love.

When her father’s plan to rescue Mary, Queen of Scots, requires Heather’s help, she gladly agrees–until she meets the braw and bonny highlander, Duncan MacKenzie. Duncan’s raw masculinity and tender compassion towards his parents threaten to undo the chains around her heart, much to Heather’s chagrin.

Duncan can’t imagine a scenario that would allow him to marry the lovely heiress who is acting as his tutor. His strength, forged by working alongside his father in the highland hills, is no match for a simple smile or kind word from Heather. She proves impossible to resist. Duncan protects Heather from outlaws, bad weather, and meddling relatives. But who will protect him from the pain of her impending departure?

Secrets are revealed. Betrayal, danger, and interfering fathers threaten to keep Duncan and Heather apart. Will the love they share be strong enough to survive?

Kathleen Morgan’s fiery characters take on a life of their own, thanks to the wishes, hopes, secrets, and hurts that the author gives them. Well-crafted and likeable, the hero and heroine fight for what they believe in, even when the odds seem impossibly stacked against them.

The sixteenth century brogue used by the characters takes a bit of getting used to, but Morgan keeps it consistent throughout the novel and it does add to the feeling of being in the highlands of Scotland.

Morgan’s research into this time period shines through by not being obvious. Her gentle touch with the book’s setting and fine details are refreshing and draw the reader even farther into the story.

Armchair Interview says: For those who love historical fiction, romance, suspense and sparks, this is a must read.

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