"A stirring romance"
In 1535 Scotland, every lass desires Gilmour MacGowan
except apparently, Isobel Frasier, twin sister of his
brother's wife. Though he can have just about everyone,
Gilmour wants the one he cannot have as he admires Isobel's
independence and fire. She rejects his advances though
secretly inside her heart and soul she covets Gilmour, but
believes that she must forgo love and relationships because
her clan needs her now. Additionally, he may be the enemy.
Gilmour begins his quest to win Isobel's heart, but
soon concludes he already has that just like she has his.
Instead, he realizes he must overcome her obstinate beliefs
that personal relationships will interfere with her helping
her clan. He knows he must prove he cares for her clan as
much as she does and that together they can defeat any
foe. However, Gilmour will soon learn how much he
underestimated the strength and determination of his
Though characteristic of a sixteenth century Scottish
romance, MACGOWAN BETROTHAL is a strong tale because the
key two players provide readers with a humane look at the
era. The story line is fast-paced and Gilmour is a mighty
male star that female readers will happily adore. However
the stalwart lead female protagonist owns the plot as her
actions, compassion, and inner strength moves the audience
as easily as she moves the tale forward. Lois Greiman has
written a wonderful Highland Rogues novel that entertains
her fans just as her previous stories have done too.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 19, 2001