JUST RELEASED How to Heal a Highland Heart by Julie Johnstone ~ an all-around great read!


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Title: How to Heal a Highland Heart Highland Vows: Entangled Hearts Book 9
Author: Julie Johnstone
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: 228
Published by: Darbyshire Publishing LLC
Published Date: August 29, 2019
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Entangled Hearts Series:

When a Laird Loves a Lady
icked Highland Wishes
Christmas in the Scot’s Arms
When a Highlander Loses His Heart
How a Scot Surrenders to a Lady
When a Warrior Woos a Lass
When a Scot Gives His Heart
When a Highlander Weds a Hellion
How to Heal a Highland Heart

Published Summary:

Fate bound them together, but love will set them free.

With no chance of escape…

When Patience Kincaide learns she’s being forced to wed for a third time, she’s desperate to compel her husband-to-be to stay away from her. Both her previous husbands were shockingly cruel, and she holds no hope this time will be different, especially since the man is known as the Savage Slayer. Her plan is simple: pretend she’s crazy. But what happens when the man she thinks she wed turns out to be hiding behind a facade cleverer than her own, one that conceals passion she didn’t believe possible and tenderness she never dreamed existed? What’s a lass to do when the very man she successfully drove away is the only one she’s ever wanted near?

The best laid plans…

A second son relegated to life in the shadows, Highlander Brodee Blackswell left home to serve as the enforcer for the King of Scots, longing to one day govern his own lands and castle. And now that Brodee has become a legendary warrior, the king grants him exactly that. But even rewards have a price. The castle comes with a broken, albeit beautiful, lass he must wed. Yet for a man with no desire to marry, a woman lost in her own world might just be the best possible option. Except Brodee quickly discovers who Patience truly is, and the complicated, caring lass is awakening parts of himself he’d rather leave dead.

May be their undoing…

The potential of a dazzling future dangles just within reach for Brodee and Patience, but dangers they never conceived consume them, threatening their fragile, newfound trust. Their only hope of survival is to shed their meticulously crafted masks and relinquish the pain of the past to embrace the promise of healing, enduring love.

*If you love romantic, page-turning books set in the mysterious, rugged Medieval Highlands that are about honorable, alpha Scottish warriors and the brave heroines who capture their hearts, then this is the perfect novel for you!*

Secrets, seduction, and romance sizzle in the Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts novels from USA Today bestselling author Julie Johnstone. 

My Review:

Both hero and heroine carry baggage as most relationship do. In this case, neither truly want to wed, but the command of the king and Brodee Blackswell’s need to have a keep of his own, a dream which normally doesn’t happen when a male is not first born, is most powerful.

Patience wants to avoid marriage because she’d been in two other marriages where neither were bliss. Why would she put herself into a position to be ridiculed and abused again?

But marry they must and marry they do. Brodee is a gentleman and tries to give his bride some space to get use to the idea. Hence a marriage in contract, but easily dissolved if not consummated.

Danger lurks close at hand and forces are ready to prevent a true marriage. The author writes the story in a style where the reader knows who the antagonist is, but Patience and Brodee do not. On the contrary, she thinks this individual a friend. Brodee at first suspects evil everywhere because he’s taken over the keep, killing the previous laird and has his hands full.

The story has enough danger to give it a good edge. Of course, as I got more attached to Patience, I was ready to kick Brodee in the head!

Hope you enjoy the story as much as I did!

About eileendandashi

I am a lover of books, both reading and writing. 2018 marks the beginning of my own journey from writer to published author. This blog will showcase various authors' thoughts on the elements of novel crafting, and my attempts to find my voice in writing. While journaling this journey, I hope to encourage others to follow their dreams. Book reviews continue as I have the last four years, only making time for my new pursuits.
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