cover image True Highland Spirit

True Highland Spirit

Amanda Forester. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $6.99 mass market (416p) ISBN 978-1-4022-5307-2

Forester’s third 14th-century Highlands romance unites a French knight and a formidable Highland lady. Morrigan McNab joins her older brother in thieving to help provide for their clan. Though usually dressed for battle, Morrigan unexpectedly uncovers her feminine appeal when she meets French minstrel Jacques. And when Morrigan is told to kill an enemy of the clan, she meets the elusive minstrel again and learns that he is Sir Jacques Dragonet, a French knight whose lord plans to enlist the help of the Scots against the English. Morrigan can fight as well as any man, and Jacques is as drawn to her tenacity as her beauty, though he knows his secrets could prevent them from ever being together. The realistic battle scenes form the perfect backdrop for the burgeoning romance and a subplot involving hidden treasures of the Templars. Agent: Barbara Poelle, Irene Goodman Agency. (Mar.)