Title: Captured by the Pirate Laird ( Book one Highland Force Series)
Author: Amy Jarecki
Genre: Historical Fiction Romance
Review Rating: Five Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs
Exciting Romantic Adventure 1559
We open with a poor maiden being sold into marriage slavery to a fat old Baron. Lady Anne is only nineteen and married by proxy to Baron Wharton, fifty-eight. She has no say in the marriage arranged by her mother the Countess of Southampton and her uncle the Earl. She leaves her home and all she knows, to go on a ship to her new husband, alone. Her new husband is too tight to hire a chaperone. She is feeling quite betrayed and miserable on the Flying Swan heading toward her doom. She thinks things can't get worse when cannons fire and her bedroom door is blasted aside and a terribly handsome Scottish pirate finds her.
It just gets started here and you go on a magic adventure through Scotland and onto an island called Raasay with the handsome Scot, Laird Calum MacLeod.
With Anne's proxy marriage keeping these two apart even besides the sparks flying everywhere, it gets awfully hot in the chilly Highlands anyway.
Calum was not expecting to have a beautiful prisoner to ransom. He soon found that his heart needed to be ransomed too.
Calum's sweet caring sister, Mara and her loving husband John are great characters too and give the story more body. They help the hero and heroine a lot.
Anne finds her courage and Calum his heart. They are a perfect match but alas she is already married.
I will not give away all the spoilers but I say I laughed and cried. It kept me intrigued. I just loved it.
I did have a few points I must mention but they in no way diminished my pleasure in this book.
There were some typos and omitted words. There was also something I'd like to mention of historical value that might help Miss Jarecki. I found you referred to the Kepe as Keep and you had the Scots wearing their kilts while riding horses. Trews were better for riding. The Highlands did not have horses for a long time so kilts were grand but without pants of some kind a horse could ruin you quick. Just a note for future reference.
It was however; a wonderful book and I really...really enjoyed it. I just thought you might consider that.
Thank you so much for the pleasure of reading your novel. It was delightful.