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Devil of Kilmartin (Highland Fling Romance) (edition 2002)

by Laurin Wittig

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Title:Devil of Kilmartin (Highland Fling Romance)
Authors:Laurin Wittig
Info:Jove (2002), Paperback, 272 pages
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Elena Lamont escapes her home, chased by the clansman Dougal who wants her so he can become the new laird. She runs into the Devil of Kilmartin, Symon MacLachlan, who saves her and takes her home. Elena is a healer, one of those Scottish women who can heal through 'magic' heat in their hands. Symon discovers Elena can cure his madness, which is the result of a poison. The two fall in love but Elena comes up with all sorts of reasons why they can't be together.
Symon was an alright hero, but Elena dithered and made so many wrong choices that I quickly found her unlikeable. Healers should want to heal, but she had to be forced into taking care of a burnt child. There were also too many convenient solutions in the plot: tunnels appeared that no one knew about, the means for the poison was unrealistic, and so on. Still, it's a quick read. I just thought there was potential for much more to this story. ( )
  N.W.Moors | Sep 21, 2017 |
I love historical romance for a couple reasons. I enjoy being transported back to a time I never knew, to see and feel the costumes of the day, to hear the language spoken and to immerse myself in an unknown culture. And of course I love love stories. With Devil of Kilmartin, Ms. Wittig delivered on all counts, plus a touch of fantasy. I kept wondering what it would be like to have the kind of healing powers the heroine holds, to step inside a circle of grass to find magic within, and when I clicked past the final page on my Kindle, I felt like I was saying goodbye to new friends. :-) ( )
  LeahDee | Jan 24, 2016 |
I loves historical romances, especially those set in Scotland or England. I love how Ms. Wittig wove the ancient culture into the story in ways that fed my interest (culturally) but didn't throw me out of the story itself. Great love story too! ( )
  LeahDee | Jan 24, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 051513421X, Mass Market Paperback)

In the dark of night, Elena of Lamont must flee her home after her father's death to escape the brutal clansman determined to satisfy his lust for power -- and for her. But as the captivating beauty runs from one dangerous man she finds herself landing in the arms of another, one whose passionate embrace offers perils of its own...

As the chief of the Lachlan clan, Symon MacLachlan vows to protect the fiery-haired lass whose gentle touch relieves the demons clawing at his soul. Despite her fierce denials, he is certain Elena is the legendary Lamont healer -- and certain that he must have her for his own. Desperate for her soothing caress -- and unable to quell the desire burning inside him -- Symon is compelled to lure Elena into marriage. But will he be able to win the love of the tender enchantress who has stolen his heart?

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NEW COVER! "A truly magical Scottish romance, The Devil of Kilmartin is sure to sweep the readers off their collective feet and draw them into the mystical glens and greenery of the beautiful Scottish countryside. Unreservedly charming and absolutely riveting! ~ The Road to Romance "Writing with the same passion that drives her characters, Wittig is certain to keep you turning the pages." ~ Donna Kauffman, USA Today bestselling author Elena Lamont flees a brutal clansman and soon finds herself depending on the protection of the dangerous and bedeviled Symon MacLachlan, but only until she can escape him, too. Symon vows to keep Elena, certain that she is the fabled Lamont healer, the only one who can stop his madness. Symon is compelled to lure her into marriage. But will he be able to win the love of the wary Elena? "Weaving passion, honor, intrigue adn a touch of the paranormal..Ms. Wittig has secued a place of honor on my 'must-read' list." ~ Escape to Romance Reviews "An exciting Medieval Scottish romance..engaging..fans will relish this delightful historical tale." ~ BookBrowser If you love a tortured hero, a heroine who is more than she appears to be, and the beauty and magic of the Scottish Highlands, this is a book for you!… (more)

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