Thursday, 21 June 2012

Review: Lord of the Black Isle - Elaine Coffman

Lord of the Black Isle
WHAT HE NEEDS MOST...
David Murray, Earl of Kinloss, never wanted to be the laird. But the title is thrust upon him, and now the well-being of his clan weighs heavily on his shoulders. He has never felt so alone, until a beautiful healer from another time is brought to the Black Isle...

IS WHAT SHE DOES BEST...
When Dr. Elisabeth Douglas is thrown back into time to sixteenth-century Scotland, she decides to use her modern medical knowledge to save lives. In a time when a healer may be accused of witchcraft, she must keep her secret closely guarded, especially from David, whose uncanny curiosity could destroy them both.

My thoughts:
This is book 3..but not really book "3". Since it's all about book 2 and 3. Book 1 is about a distant ancestor. Those are connected, but book 3 can still be read as a stand alone. We hear that Elizabeth has been  brought back in time and her story to love begin. Book 2 was about her sister and Elizabeth wasn't really in it as she had been kidnapped. But this then is her book.

A highlander book, do I need to say more? A hot hunky highlander who wants to sweep our heroine off her feet. He is a bit brooding too as he has to take over as Earl. the heroine is totally different, but then she is a modern woman who wants to practice medicine just as she did back home. And she speaks her mind, she is also a bit heartbroken, but then the best cure for that is of course said hunky highlander.

The lovestory does not happen at once, it actually has to grow a bit first (even if he totally wants her from day 1 ;) But she takes her time.

If I have to say anything negative it would be that sometimes she thought too much,  and I did not need to know about the proverb in her head right now, or that she has no antibiotics, yeah, we get that. But that is not much in the end.

Conclusion:
All in all a good lovestory about a  modern woman and a 16th century Highlander. They clash, and there is passion.

Cover
Look at him, holding that sword and all..hihih

Series: Black Douglas #3
Genre: Historical romance  /timetravel
Pages: 352
Published: June 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Source: For review

47 comments:

  1. I am an over-thinker so I don't think that would bug me at all LOL :)

    Over-analyzers unite!

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    1. Lol, maybe I saw too much of myself in her ;)

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  2. I read Return of the Black Douglas and look forward to this book.

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    1. I hope you will enjoy this one too

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  3. The characters get my attention (16th century Highlander and a modern woman? I'm in.)

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    1. Yup, very different but still they fit

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  4. OVER-ANALYZERS UNIT!

    Maaaan, sometimes I wish I was sucked into the past to get with a hunky highlander. :) Well...I would have to double check to make sure we weren't related because that would be a little awkward if I got with my great(etc) grandfather. Mhmmm.

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    1. LOL! Euwwwwwww!!!!!
      But yes please send me back in time so that I can meet a hunky highlander..though I prefer him to have short hair..pretty please

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  5. Oh it's been a long time since I read a A highlander book. This one sounds nice, I didn't know this series. You'll become my reference for romance book I think lol.

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    1. Hihi, I do have lots of romance on this blog. So you will find a lot..I hope ;)

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  6. I've never read a highlander book! Being this close to scotland there's not really a lot of them available in the UK for some reason - I suppose we can just head north to nab our own real one! :-)

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    1. Never?!?! What is this madness that I hear of? But then again you do live close so that must be the reason

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  7. new2me
    sounds fun
    tnx 4 the review

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  8. YaY! It's a stand a lone so I don't have to worry if I pick this one up. :) Plus, hot hunky highlander... what more do I need to know? LOL

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    1. Well technically it is part of a series, so don't you go and think you are getting away with anything ;)

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  9. No cover commentary?! That's my favorite part of your reviews! :D

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    1. Dang, what do I keep forgetting!!!!?
      *goes to fix it*

      Hunky is the word

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    2. You seem a bit excited about his... sword. ;p

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    3. Well it is ..long..actually when I look closer it looks short, how disappointing

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  10. The guy on the cover looks like he's deep in thought as he's swinging his sword. :)

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    1. That he does seem to be, poor guy, all lost in thought

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  11. hunky highlander? I'm in ;)

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  12. yummy you had me at highlander and sealed it at time travel..hehehe

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    1. Lol! But yes how can one say no to that

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  13. I've never read about a highlander. I think I'm missing something. LOL

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    1. Never?! I am shocked beyond words

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  14. The best love stories are the ones that simmer just a little bit. Great review. And I've not read a highlander book yet... Sorry! :D

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    1. You too?!What's up with this, lol

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  15. woo! Hello Lord of the Black Isle!! This one sounds good. I'm a sucker for highlanders.

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  16. This sounds really good and what an amazing cover! I don't read many historicals but I do love those highlanders :)

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    1. They are just so good, alpha and all that

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  17. How refreshing - a love story that doesn't happen all at once! Very rare in novels nowadays where everything happens instantaneously.

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    1. Passion happens at once, but hey that is loften the case ;) at least they do not do anyting about it

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  18. I am dead tired of these hunky Scotsmen who do NOT want to be an earl. Ok, pass the title to your relative, go and be an ordinary shepherd, what's wrong with it?

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    1. Yes silly Highlanders, be an Earl! You do not get tbhe girl being a poor smelly shepherd..even if that was not your meaning ;)

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  19. Nice review, though that first sentence is not really clear, but my head is tired at the moment. I love reading about highlanders, time to pick one up again.

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    1. I can check it, my head is never clear when I wrote, I never read through it

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  20. This book sounds interesting -- I am intrigued! Must add it to my wish list. Thanks for the review :-)

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  21. A highlander book is always a seller for me :)

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  22. Oh, I hate it when a story drags too much with a lot of internal over analyzing. It becomes very boring.

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    1. For me it just seemed like she was trying to preach

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