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:

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

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

Over-analyzers unite!

Nise' said...

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

Mary (Bookfan) said...

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

Carole Rae said...

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.

Melliane said...

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.

Mel said...

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! :-)

roro said...

new2me
sounds fun
tnx 4 the review

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

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

Chris said...

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

Book of Secrets said...

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

Elysium said...

hunky highlander? I'm in ;)

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

I hope you will enjoy this one too

Blodeuedd said...

Yup, very different but still they fit

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

You're welcome :)

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Hunky is the word

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

Oh yes :D

Blodeuedd said...

Lol! But yes how can one say no to that

Chris said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Chris said...

*snortlaugh*

Anna said...

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

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

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

The Bookworm said...

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

Yvonne said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anachronist said...

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?

Aurian said...

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.

Blodeuedd said...

Never?! I am shocked beyond words

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

They are just so..mmmmmmmm

Blodeuedd said...

They are just so good, alpha and all that

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

You're welcome :D

Cherry said...

A highlander book is always a seller for me :)

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

Hihi, for me too

Blodeuedd said...

For me it just seemed like she was trying to preach

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