Monday, November 22, 2021

HEART IN THE HIGHLANDS by Heidi Kimball, Reviewed by Rebecca Maney

"I plight thee my troth."

If only every promise could be kept, every vow honored and every union proven steadfast, for while love is essentially brave and courageous, it is rarely perfect, nor was it truly meant to be. Tragically, Lady Katherine found herself and her future pledged to a man who, in spite of his intentions, and amorous affection, had broken her trust. Hopes and dreams had wilted within the shadows of loneliness as her extended grief over her husband's desertion, coupled with the loss of her beloved grandfather, followed Katie into every space of the picturesque cottage she had inherited. "Of one thing she was certain: she was utterly and completely alone."

Then along came Callum. Again. Her lawful husband. Lord Rowand. The future Duke of Edinbane. "What more could the man want?", than he had already taken, and that she had innocently given.

"Love is brave. And bold. And provides no guarantees. . . When you learn to love someone in all their imperfections, only then will your heart truly be full."

Filled to the brim with raw, powerful emotions, the kind that send waves crashing along the shoreline sounding nature's mighty crescendo, Callum and Katie's journey back to wholeness is a beautiful thing to behold. Reminiscent of a sunset after the rain, its aftermath reflects the sanctity of marriage in all of its glory, as God created it to be. But reader beware; the journey is rocky, the stumbles numerous, and cold, dark corners resist being cleaned, notwithstanding a piece of artistry that holds fast to the safety of anonymity. . . nonetheless, "Heart in the Highlands" is one of the most romantic books that you will ever read!

*4.5 stars. I bought this book and was under no obligation to provide a positive review.


BackCover Blurb:
An arranged marriage was never what Callum Darrington, future Duke of Edinbane, imagined for himself. But with the well-being of his uncle’s family hanging in the balance, Callum strikes a bargain with his father and reluctantly agrees to tie himself to a stranger. The reality of the lovely Lady Katherine is more than he could have hoped for, and their wedding heralds a bright new future for the couple—until Callum discovers his father deliberately deceived him. Callum lashes out, setting in motion heartbreak not even he could have foreseen.

Four years later, Callum is ready to piece together the marriage he so carelessly destroyed. But their years apart have hardened Kate: she is not the naive and trusting young woman she once was, and she has no intention of allowing Callum a foothold in her life or her heart. Despite her coldness, Callum works to regain her trust and rebuild their marriage, not realizing Kate harbors a secret that could change everything—and this time, there is much more at stake than just her heart.
Covenant Communications,  August, 2021
Available in digital ebook, paperback and audiobook:

1 comment:

  1. Definitely a fantastic read! And I absolutely love that cover!


Share This Post

How Our Giveaways Work: The Official Rules

We, the ladies of Inkwell Inspirations, would love to give free stuff to everybody. Since we can't, we will often have a giveaway in conjunction with a specific post. Unless otherwise stated, one winner will be drawn from comments left on that post between the date it was published and the end of the giveaway as determined in the post. Entries must be accompanied by a valid email address. This address is used only to contact the commenter in the event that he/she is the winner, and will not be sold, distributed, or used in any other fashion. The odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. NO PURCHASE, PLEDGE, OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.