“The Highland Commander” by Amy Jarecki was a fast-paced historical romance thriller. I marveled at the situations that the heroine, Lady Magdalen Keith, got herself into. During this time in history, England and Scotland are beginning unification. Scotland’s ships are now flying under the Union Jack and there is treason and espionage abounding. Lady Magdalen’s father, a Scot, is a Member of Parliament who is loyal to James Stuart, brother to the Queen of England. His loyalty is seen as treason in the eyes of the English and he is taken to the Tower of London to be tried for his “crime”. Lady Magdalen travels to London to see to his release.
She is constantly involved in one problem or another and it seems that the dashing First Lieutenant Aiden Murray is always in the vicinity to rescue her. He is the second son of a Scottish lord who supports the English, although Aiden disagrees.
This story is non-stop catastrophe after catastrophe which certainly keeps the reader engaged throughout the book. I think that the author has written a very good story and has included historical facts which bring it to life. Well done.
I received an advance reader copy of this book from Grand Central Publishing in return for my honest review.