Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Heir by Johanna Lindsey

Title:  The Heir
Series:  Reid Family #1
Author:  Johanna Lindsey
Published:  February 1/05 by Brilliance Audio (1st published 2000)
Length:  407pgs
Format: audio book
Genre:  historical romance
Shelf:  borrowed
Rating: ★★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

The grandson of a Scottish clan laird, Duncan MacTavish is shocked to learn that his other grandfather was an English marquis whose title and London estate he is now required to take on. Worse still, he is engaged to a stranger who has mocked him in public. But his bride-to-be, Ophelia, has been guiding a lovely and witty, if dreadfully inexperienced, country girl named Sabrina through the latter's all-important first coming-out season. The enchanting Sabrina enthralls Duncan much more than his own intended does, and she shares his passionate feelings as well. But duty and circumstance - plus a scandal in Sabrina's family past - have made it impossible for her and the dashing highlander to be together . . . unless true love can somehow, miraculously, find a way.

My Review:

Lindsey’s definitely done it again. She had me hooked from beginning to end with this one. I found the storyline to be intriguing and unforgettable. I also appreciate the fact that she places her stories completely in the time period at hand. She makes them enjoyable and accessible to modern readers without taking liberties with the history and conventions of the time. The narrator for the audio version was brilliant. She could make even the worst book enjoyable. Paired with this entertaining story it became something unforgettable. Above all else, this story was just plain fun. I laughed out loud multiple times. Lindsey even brought tears to my eyes a time or two.

I enjoyed these characters from the get-go. I also felt a real connection with the main characters. They were vivid, fun loving individuals who will capture your heart, all the while making you question their rationale at times. They were the perfect mix of fun and serious, real & dream worthy. This couple was also the perfect pair, complementing and contrasting each other in turns. This story found them surrounded by a number of entertaining individuals who definitely added a great deal to the story themselves.

I had so much fun with this one. It is definitely a great addition to Lindsey’s work.

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