cover image Highland Hellcat

Highland Hellcat

Mary Wine, Sourcebooks Casablanca, $6.99 (352p) ISBN 978-1-4022-3738-6

Wine (To Conquer a Highlander) deftly constructs another well-rounded Scottish historical. The older Chattan sisters are destined for arranged marriages, but high-spirited Brina was raised to be a bride of Christ. Then handsome laird Connor Lindsey kidnaps Brina to be his wife after her sister Deirdre is disgraced. Even as the aptly described “hellcat” begins to fall for her captor, she refuses to betray either her father’s wishes or her own high standards: “If I fail to honor his word, how could ye ever accept any promise I made to you?” Gentle Connor, scarred by his difficult childhood, slowly introduces Brina to passion and love in a series of ardent encounters. Wine’s fans will anticipate the final dramatic turn of events as much as the happy ending, where all loose ends are tied up and no hearts are left broken. (Oct.)