Friday, March 6, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Return of the Highland Laird by Amy Jarecki

  • ISBN-13: 9780692248065
  • Publisher: Rapture Books
  • Publication date: 8/13/2014
  • Pages: 130


A short historical novella from Amy Jarecki ~ 

An untimely tempest transports two miserable and lost souls to England’s Abbey Wood where they stumble across each other’s paths. Lady Jane, a battered woman and accused murderess—Laird Alexander, fleeing his keep after blaming himself for the accidental death of his wife.

Both souls must heal their wounds. Both souls have reason to keep their identities hidden. This misshapen pair discovers each needs the other—though neither is willing to admit dependence.

Alexander must return to his kin and resume his laird’s mantle. Lady Jane must clear her name and find forgiveness. But before healing can begin, it is essential they learn to trust…and love.

My Review

You know that you’ve found a great historical romance author, when you read one of her novella’s, and you are completely lost in the book within the first five pages! Return to the Highland Laird: A Highland Force Novella by Amy Jarecki was definitely that great. Being that it was a novella, it was shorter than a regular novel, so the author had less time to grab my attention, and she definitely was able to do so. The main character, Laird Alexander Macleod is running from his pain, traveling nowhere, after his wife died. He ends up beaten and near death, but makes his way to the cottage of Jane. Jane is afraid that death will follow him, and attempts to get him to leave, but his injuries are too severe. He ends up offering to do work for Jane in return for a place to stay and heal from his injuries. Feelings between them end up being fired up, and he begins to wonder if he will be able to leave her and return to his home even after he heals from his wounds.

I love Amy Jarecki’s historical romance novels. I’ve read several over the years, and I’ve never been disappointed. She always creates characters that you relate to as a reader, and that are likable. She also does a great job at creating a plot that is interesting and exciting to follow, and descriptions that make you feel like you are right in the middle of the story. 

I would recommend any of Ms. Jarecki’s historical romance novels to fans of that genre. I can honestly say that I don’t believe you will be disappointed! I give this novel a FIVE out of FIVE stars!

About the Author

A descendant of an ancient Lowland clan, Amy adores Scotland. Though she now resides in southwest Utah, she received her MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Winning multiple writing awards, she found her niche in the genre of Scottish historical romance. Amy loves hearing from her readers and can be contacted through her website at

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  1. Thank you for the mention on Twitter so I could find your lovely review! "Return" is the only novella I've written. All others are full-length.