Highland Scoundrel: A Novel
By Monica McCarty
In the concluding volume of her latest trilogy, Monica McCarty shows once again that she is the mistress of the complex character. Her protagonists, Duncan Campbell and Jeannie Gordon nee Grant, are intelligent, stubborn, and bound by loyalty to their clans.
When that loyalty clashes with their love, tragedy ensues. Duncan, the bastard son of the Campbell of Auchinbreck, is accused of treason and sentenced to death. His only chance of survival is to flee his homeland, leaving Jeannie bereft and feeling betrayed herself. Tragically, Duncan is convinced that Jeannie has caused his downfall. Ten years later, having established himself as a powerful warrior on the Continent, Duncan has returned to clear his name...and he expects Jeannie to help him.
HIGHLAND SCOUNDREL is a clash of complex personalities and complicated realities. In the end, the truth will prove far harsher than Duncan or Jeannie had expected. This is a highly satisfying conclusion to the series, and is another treat for the fan of historical fiction.
Amy Sikes, ReaderToReader.com