Scotland, 1745. Against the bloody background of the Battle of Culloden, another war was waged and won the price was honor, the victory, love.
Scottish beauty Serena MacGregor’s hatred of all English began as a child when she watched as a band of Englishmen attacked her mother. Her brother’s friend Brigham Langston was no exception to Serena’s loathing despite his supposed loyalty to the Scottish causeand his good looks.
Although Brigham eventually proves himself worthy of the MacGregor family’s respect, Serena is still reluctant to abandon her hatred for him and his heritage. But Brigham has other plans. Serena has captivated him with her beauty, her passion for life and commitment to her beliefs and he refuses to let her antagonistic attitude keep him from winning her. And Serena must learn to open her mind as Brigham opens his heart to see the true love awaiting her.
A glimpse into the past of highlands of Scotland leaves you with the impression of where the MacGregor line began. The rich history, the battles, the cause, and the sacrifices of a people who fought hard, is the heart of the book.
Serena MacGregor is stubborn, prideful, and with reason, full of hate for the English. When Brigham arrives with her brother Coll, she has a strong distaste for him. She has many suitors but wants none of them. She can’t see herself marrying any of them and longs to join the ranks of the men. Sitting and waiting is frustrating to her. They call her the wildcat.
Brigham Langston is Lord of Ashburn and has wealth, respect of his men, and fights with the heart of a Scott. Brig is English but his grandmother was a MacDonald. He fights with the scots and for the bonny prince. With many battles with the sword, he wields another with his heart. Taken by Serena, he finds her fascinating and not altogether like the french women he’s used to.
I really enjoyed this story and I loved Scotland’s history in the eyes of the MacGregors. The motivations, the emotions, the drive. It really brought it to me in picture. I could see this as a movie. To see the fight, love, and the carnage. Nora did an amazing job of it and Serena and Brigham’s story was epic and one for the ages. I can see the traits of the characters in all the other books.