Series: Hardy Heroines #2
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Short Dog Press
Publication Date: May 22, 2017
Calder MacGerry, laird of an impoverished clan, has resolved to end the bitter feud between the MacGerry and Sinclairs. He jumps at Laird Sinclair’s offer of marriage to his only daughter, Katja, to seal the agreement between their clans—only to get more than he bargained for.
Katja’s chance to escape her father’s harsh treatment appears to be too good to be true. But becoming Lady of a clan that despises her because she’s a Sinclair, doesn’t make life any easier. When the attacks turn deadly, she fights her way out, making a dangerous passage to the Shetland Isles for refuge with her Viking family.
Calder and Katja’s marriage, built on mistrust, rushes quickly into disaster. As Calder seeks to repair the damage, Katja discovers not another enemy, but a husband who pledges a new beginning.
Book #2 in the Hardy Heroine series, THE HIGHLANDER'S VIKING BRIDE is a fun, light and easy read. I really enjoyed it. I think I was at chapter 10 before I finally took my nose out of the book.
Calder is a gentle soul and seems a bit naive at times, especially when it comes to women. But he's quick to admit his mistakes.
Katja is able to hold her own. Taught by her brother(s) to defend herself, she has no trouble doing so. And because her father treated her so horribly, she has plenty of trust issues.
The secondary characters are almost as enjoyable as the main characters. Freki, Skündi and Donnel were my favorites.
I always enjoy Ms MacRae’s stories and this one is no exception. It's a great beach or weekend read. I especially liked the Viking bits.
I'd recommend it to anyone that likes the Highlander or Viking setting.
Cathy MacRae lives on the sunny side of the Arbuckle Mountains where she and her husband read, write, and tend the garden—with the help of the dogs, of course. You can visit with her on facebook, or read her blogs and learn about her books at www.cathymacraeauthor.com. Drop her a line—she loves to hear from readers!