Sunday, October 13, 2013

Laird of Ballanclaire-Jackie Ivie

Laird of Ballanclaire

Jackie Ivie

Zebra, Oct 1 2013, $6.99

ISBN: 9781420124019

In 1771 heir to Ballanclaire, Kameron Ballan hates his title, loathes his engagement and despises his father. When he causes a ruckus, his disgusted dad decides enough. Using his title, the Laird arranges for his son to join a Scottish unit heading to the colonies to stop the rabble rousing rebels.

In the colonies, Kameron gets into a brawl with patriots at a tavern; he lies on the ground severely injured. Constant Ridgely finds the Redcoat and though loyal to the independence movement, she saves his life. As he recovers, Kameron and Constant fall in love. However, they are beloved enemies as she believes her father was part of the group that battered him and besides both are betrothed to others; however all that does not matter when they are forced to marry.

This engaging Revolutionary War romance never decides between an extended epic with long separations and a star-crossed love. The setting captures the war years in the revolting colonies and sub-genre readers will root for the beleaguered feisty heroine. Although the climax seems improbable yet welcomed, fans will relish the journey.

Harriet Klausner

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