"sweeping historical tale"
After Patrick Maclean leaves his ancestral home in
Scotland, he is taken prisoner onboard a Spanish slave
ship and endures excruciating conditions that prompt him
to initiate a mutiny. The plot thickens, however, when he
realizes Juliana Mendoza, the niece of the slave ship's
owner, is onboard the ship and is traveling to meet her
groom in an arranged marriage. Taking Juliana and her maid
hostage, Patrick sets sail to Scotland, where he hopes to
reclaim his inheritance.
Although Juliana is attracted to Patrick, she knows that
her mother will suffer if Juliana's marriage does not take
place. In addition, if her presence is discovered in
Scotland, it could result in dire consequences for Patrick
and his clan. Struggling against great odds, Patrick and
Juliana risk everything to save their new love.
BELOVED WARRIOR concludes Potter's Scottish Highland
trilogy. The sensitive reader should be cautioned that the
first several chapters feature intense action scenes as
the oarsmen violently kill their captors. Potter weaves in
a great deal of back story, which somewhat diminishes the
focus on Patrick and Juliana's romance.
Potter is a skilled writer however, and the avid romance
reader will enjoy this sweeping historical tale. Potter
has a knack for incorporating lush sensory details that
carry the reader back to 16th century Spain and Scotland.
The plot is complex but flows smoothly as each new detail
is seamlessly integrated. Overall, historical romance fans
will find a satisfying read in this final installment of
Reviewed by Sara Freeze
Posted July 9, 2007