Title: A Highland Knight to Remember (Highland Dynasty) (Volume 3)
Author: Amy Jarecki
Publisher: Rapture Books
Copyright: May 12, 2015
ISBN 10: 1942442041
ISBN 13: 978-1942442042
Format: E-Book, 358 Pages, $12.85 [Amazon Paperback], $0,00 [KindleUnlimited], $3.99 [Kindle], $17.47 [Audible], $12.85 [Barnes & Noble Paperback], $21.95 [iBooks Audiobook]
In 15th century Scotland, Gyllis Campbell arrives at the Beltane festival with one thing on her mind—to win the heart of Sir Sean MacDougall once and for all. Astonishingly, Sir Sean would like nothing more than to oblige the lovely lass. But when news of his father’s death arrives, Sean races for Dunollie Castle. Unaware of Sean’s tragedy, Gyllis departs the festival thwarted. Worse, a terrible illness strikes her down, and she’s sent to the cloisters of Ardchattan Priory for healing. Plagued by raids on his lands and deception in his ranks, Sean is embroiled in a battle to regain control. Pulled in a myriad of directions, adversity runs rampant as Gyllis struggles to regain her health and Sean battles the very demon who covets his title. Fighting for their lives, both must prevail before their love can blossom.
This was my first time reading an Amy Jarecki book and I found it to be a fascinating journey into 15th century Scotland.
It is the festival of Beltane and the nobility is out in full force, celebrating. The young Gyllis Campbell arrives with her family but she is on the prowl for the handsome and chivalrous Sir Sean MacDougall. While at this great festival, Gyllis captures the eye of Sean and they have a brief interlude that leads to the blossoming of a romance between them. Not long thereafter, Sean’s father dies and he has to ascend to the Chieftainship of the MacDougall clan, a responsibility that brings with it great danger. Meanwhile, Gyllis is suffering from a debilitating sickness that ultimately paralyzes her and leaves her helpless. At the priory of Ardchattan, where her brother John is a monk, Gyllis is tended to day and night by monks who see to her healing. It is at this priory that Gyllis and Sean, now a Laird, cross paths.
Amy Jarecki’s A Highland Knight to Remember is the third installment in Highland Dynasty series. While I found it to be a tantalizing love story, I sensed while reading that I was not seeing the whole picture because I had not read the earlier installments. Overall, this book was an enjoyable read and the characters, Sean MacDougall especially, were interesting. At times I did find Gyllis to be rather irksome but as the story continued, I liked her increasingly as a character. For me, the one who stole the spotlight was Sean MacDougall. The pacing of the story was steady and the plot kept me fully engaged. The tone and atmosphere was obviously romantic but there was definitely some mystery and adventure woven in.