"A prophecy, evil villain all entwined with magic in this medieval romance!"
Connall, laird of the MacInness clan, made a vow to his
mother on her deathbed that he would return Iona home. Not
only is Iona his sister, but she is also a Druid priestess
and was kidnapped. Even though Connall knows it was the
MacNeil who took his sister, he can't prove it, so when he
was invited to the MacNeil castle, Connall accepted,
knowing it was probably a trap. See, the MacNeil is an evil
man, always wanting more and not afraid to murder to get
what he wants. So when MacNeill's men begin to attack,
Connall isn't surprised. While his men engage the
MacNeills, Connall takes off after their laird. Then he
sees a beautiful woman and while he's distracted, the
MacNeill escapes. When he finds out the woman is none other
than his enemy's daughter Glenna, he decides to take her
prisoner and use her to get his sister back. Connall also
ends up taking someone else with him—a man who saved his
life during the fighting—Gregor, a mercenary. But this is
not the only vow Connall has made. The MacInness' made a
pact with the Druids long ago and all the lairds have vowed
to protect the Druids and keep them safe. When Iona first
went missing, Connall went to the Druids to beg their help
in finding his sister. None would help him, and since that
time, Connall will have nothing to do with Druids.
When the handsome stranger approaches her, Glenna begs to
go with him. After all, Iona—the only friend she's ever had—
told her a dark stranger would take her away. Her whole
life, Glenna has never known kindness or love from anyone—
not her father, the clan—other than Iona. Not that things
are any better at the MacInness castle, for Glenna can
sense the hatred of Connall's clan. But Glenna can hear
music calling her and when she tries to follow it, Connall
forbids her to go. Finally, Glenna has enough of being meek
and goes to the music, where she finds a stone circle, but
that's not all she finds. She finds the Druids and she
learns she is not a MacNeill at all, but a Sinclair and
that she is indeed a Druid herself.
Will Connall allow Glenna to go to the Druids and learn—not
only her past, but of the prophecy involving her? What of
the attraction between Glenna and Connall? Will Connall
ever accept Glenna for who she is? What of the MacNeill?
Will he try to get Glenna back? Will Connall really trade
Glenna for Iona?
HIGHLAND MIST, DRUIDS GLEN BOOK 1 weaves magic, a prophecy,
and Druids into a wonderful medieval romance. Donna Grant
does a great job of pulling us into the time period and
locations involved. This is a heartwarming story of Glenna
finally learning who and what she is and coming to terms
with it. We also have Connall forced to deal with his
feelings of all things Druid—including himself. And the
MacNeill is a villain it's incredibly easy to hate. This is
a fantastic story and one I find myself easily recommending.
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted September 26, 2010
AN HONORABLE LAIRD...
Laird Connall MacInness was born to a clan that for centuries has been charged with the guarding of the sacred Druids. 'Tis a duty he has always met with a willing heart, until the day his sister, a Druid priestess, goes missing, and the very Druids he has protected refuse to help him find the last remaining member of his family. Then a 300 year old prophecy places a Druid priestess in his hands for safekeeping. 'Tis the chance at revenge that he's been waiting for, but is he willing to pay the cost his revenge will demand--the loss of his mate and the future of Scotland?
A WILLING LASS...
Glenna MacNeil wants only to be free, to find the purpose of her life. When she is told to look for the dark laird that would free her, she eagerly goes with the powerful laird who fights her clan, not realizing she has set in motion events that will change the course of history.