Friday, April 19, 2013


Publisher:   Forever
Date published:   January 13, 2013
ISBN:  978-0446561792
Genre:   Historical Romance
Book format: Paperback
Obtained via:  Publisher
Reviewed by name and email address:  Gina

The Glen of Many Legends has at long last found peace. It was not an easy peace but rather one brought about by a contest to the death. For far too long the MacDonalds, Camerons and MacIntoshes battled for the glen until the King mandated a contest where the men would fight to the death. Then and only then, after the loss of many lives, did he allow the contest to end. If the clans then lived in peace he would demand no more contests. The sisters, Isobel, Catriona and Marjory had another idea to bring peace to the glen: Each would wed another of the clans leaders. After all, each sister had a brother, why not marry into each other’s families and make them all one.  The men would not assent to such a plan on their own. After all, they were warriors and warriors do not just up and leave a battle. And listening to their sisters’ ideas was not something that fit with their paradigm. So the ladies plotted and planned on their own. Catriona wed James, Isobel found marital bliss with Kendrew and now it is Marjory’s turn.

For as long as she remembers she was attracted to the tall and oh so handsome MacDonald chieftain. With his broad shoulders and easy smile he sent her heart to racing.  Her brother, however, has other plans for her which consist of wedding her to a Viking warlord. Marjory is having none of it and she plots and plans to avoid such a union.  At the same time she flirts and sets about seducing Alasdair MacDonald. When she and Alasdair are found in a compromising situation he immediately offers marriage but in such a backhanded and insulting way Marjory turns him down. But she is not one to go back on a promise such as she, Isobel and Catriona made. When a startling and too realistic to be other than an omen dream comes to her she knows she must take action to avoid the fate revealed in that dream.

Can she and Alasdair find their way to each other before the evil portents of the dream become real?

I’m a long time fan of Highland Warriors and the historical romances that feature them. I cannot resist Sue-Ellen Welfonder’s Highlanders not only because I enjoy the genre but because of the stories she weaves. As I sit to read them I am quickly draw not only into the story but feel like I’ve been transported to a cozy fire in the highlands myself.  You  have the sense of hearing a wandering bard telling the tale rather than you reading the pages. Time and space ceased to exist and you are truly there beside the characters as their stories unfold.

SEDUCTION OF A HIGHLAND WARRIOR, book three of Ms. Welfonder’s Highland Warriors series is a bit different from books one and two (SINS OF A HIGHLAND DEVIL and TEMPTATION OF A HIGHLAND SCOUNDREL) in that it introduces an element outside the warring clans of the glen. It has a pair of star crossed ghosts who bring a magical element to the story and their interventions make you believe.

Each of Ms. Welfonder’s characters are unique with their own thoughts, feelings and ways of dealing with the events thrown their way. Each is carefully crafted and you remember them long after you have closed the book. 

Each book in this series is a stand-alone and could be read in any order, but are better done in order. They leave you coming away believing in magic.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.


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