Monday, May 12, 2008

Highland Vow

Highland Vow by Hannah Howell (2000)

Description: Ten years ago, young Elspeth Murray rescued a wounded knight and lost her heart forever. Now a stunning beauty and gifted healer, she is reunited with Cormac Armstrong when he saves her from an unwanted suitor. But Cormac is promised to another, a woman who has blinded him to her ruthlessness. Now Elspeth must battle against the odds to claim a man and a love she will not e denied.

Cormac is stunned by the desire Elspeth's kiss awakens - and cannot resist the temptation she offers. A man of honor, he is torn by his pledge to another and his growing need for Elspeth. Blinded by duty and indecision, he is unaware that he is a pawn in a clever and deadly trap from which Elspeth is desperate to save him. but by the time he understand her gift of selfless devotion will it be too late to claim this perfect love?

Review: This story was sort of hard for me to get through. At the age of 9, Elspeth falls madly in love with Cormac and knows that they will be together. I remember myself at age 9 and that was pretty much the last thing on my mind. Then, ten years later they happen to be at the same place where he is able to rescue her. At first it sounds like a nice little love story. Then you have to fight through the hundreds of pages where Cormac is the biggest idiot on the planet. He annoyed me so many times I had to put the book down. This was not one of Howell's best and I would not really recommend you read it unless you really want to know more about Elspeth and Cormac and are a Howell fan.

Score 2.5 out of 5

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