cover image Highland Avenger

Highland Avenger

Hannah Howell. Kensington/Zebra, $7.99 mass market (352p) ISBN 978-1-4201-1879-7

Arianna Murray left Scotland to marry a Frenchman in what seemed to be an advantageous match. Then he revealed that his supposed mistress was his first wife and their two young sons are his heirs. When he dies, Arianna flees France with the boys, dodging the bigamist’s brother, who wants to kill the children and gain the family fortune. Returning to Scotland, she accepts Sir Brian MacFingal’s offer to help, and soon they fall in love. Howell is a master at painting the Highlands in its stark beauty, and the race to safety is exhilarating. The love scenes between Brian and Arianna are both passionate and tender as Brian helps her recover from her husband’s abuse. Fans will enjoy cameos from Fiona and Ewan (Highland Warrior) and Jolene and Sigimor (Highland Conqueror) as they help Arianna reach safety, and look forward to the next Murray historical. Agent: Evan Marshall, the Evan Marshall Agency. (Apr.)