The Valiant Highlander : Highland Defender

  • by Amy Jarecki
  • Narrated by Joel Froomkin
  • Series: Highland Defender
  • 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Sir Donald MacDonald, Baronet of Sleat, meets trews-wearing, musket-wielding, redheaded Mary of Castleton, he's completely flummoxed. Such a woman would never fit in to his aristocratic way of life. And Mary wants nothing to do with her father's wishes for her betrothal. Indeed, the two agree on one thing: They are completely, utterly and inarguably incompatible.
But when Mary is abducted from Dunscaith Castle and spirited away in Sir Donald's sea galley, the baronet has no choice but to mount a rescue. When his plans are thwarted at every turn, Donald and Mary are thrown in a tumultuous a race for their very lives. Though destiny brings them together, Don must face the truth smoldering in the recesses of his heart. Can he cast aside his ideals and declare his love for the saucy Highland lass?

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It Would Have Been Better IF...

Would you try another book from Amy Jarecki and/or Joel Froomkin?

Yes,I would try another book by the pair, although this book would have been better if it were shorter. If they had an abridged version I would have enjoyed it more. This political story was a little confusing. Joel Froomkin does a great Scot's accent but it would have been better if he'd used his regular voice when the characters were not speaking instead of the same Scottish brogue throughout; it would have made the transfer from one character to the other more pronounced. Trying to figure out who was speaking was a little disconcerting. I found the book hard to listen to, although I liked the main characters.


What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I preferred the beginning of the book, by the end I just wanted it to end, but it was a good ending.


Which character – as performed by Joel Froomkin – was your favorite?

Since he used the Scottish accent throughout the story it was difficult to distinguish between many of the characters. If I have to choose one it would be Mary's little brother.


Could you see The Valiant Highlander being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Not really.


Any additional comments?

It took me many tries to get through this book. There were some events that should have been better addressed to make it a little more realistic. The book had too many 'loose ends'. I like a little more realism in a book that supposedly has intelligent characters.

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- Lady M

WOW again

I really enjoyed this narration by Mr. Froomkin. I was looking forward to this story since listening to the first in the series. I got lost in the story. Well done!
Ms. Jarecki's stories are on auto-buy for me, she is weaving her magic spell on readers with each one.
Sir Donald MacDonald is in for a surprise when he meets Mary of Castleton and he thinks he can just forget about her. The feisty maiden gets under his skin and in his heart, although their journey to HEA is dangerous and kept me in listening mode to hear what will happen next.
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- seelk "books are my drug of choice :D"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-13-2016
  • Publisher: Amy Jarecki