Highland Crown by May McGoldrick

Inverness, 1820
Perched on the North Sea, this port town―by turns legendary and mythological―is a place where Highland rebels and English authorities clash in a mortal struggle for survival and dominance. Among the fray is a lovely young widow who possesses rare and special gifts.

WANTED: Isabella Drummond
A true beauty and trained physician, Isabella has inspired longing and mystery―and fury―in a great many men. Hunted by both the British government and Scottish rebels, she came to the Highlands in search of survival. But a dying ship’s captain will steer her fate into even stormier waters. . .and her heart into flames.

FOUND: Cinaed Mackintosh
Cast from his home as a child, Cinaed is a fierce soul whose allegiance is only to himself. . .until Isabella saved his life―and added more risk to her own. Now, the only way Cinaed can keep her safe to seek refuge at Dalmigavie Castle, the Mackintosh family seat. But when the scandalous truth of his past comes out, any chance of Cinaed having a bright future with Isabella is thrown into complete darkness. What will these two ill-fated lovers have to sacrifice to be together…for eternity?

Title: Highland Crown

Author: May McGoldrick

Will be Published: March 26th 2019 by St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Genre: Historical Romance

Stars: 2 Content Rating: 6

Hello! Today ended up being a gloomy day with a little bit a snow through out and I have been curled up by my fireplace. When the weather is like this it makes it hard to want to leave my house or do anything at all! I received this ARC and maybe had too high of expectations. I read the synopsis and heard others saying it had an Outlander vibe. Which it totally does. Lets just make this one simple and I’ll do a what I LOVE vs what I HATE.

What I LOVED: I loved the time period. I feel like the political uproar with England and Scotland is fascinating. I’m a sucker for Highlander stories. I NEED to visit Scotland. I loved the roles of the characters. The characters themselves were intriguing as well. The little old lady was a crack up and I really enjoyed her part in the story.

What I HATED: Hate is a strong word… and I don’t think I hated anything. My problem with this book was that I was bored. Which is hard for me to admit because there was plenty of things happening. Isabella is running from the British. She is a female doctor. Cinaed is also on the wrong side of the law. There is fighting and scandal and mystery. I just wasn’t into it. Like I said, I might have just had to high of hopes for this one. I didn’t get sucked in to it and found myself reading other books in between.

Enjoy the rest of your week! Thanks for reading!



  1. Hey Whit, thanks for this review. It is so helpful. I have read a few books recently that are romances set in the Highlands, and I feel the same: I *want* them to be good because I love that setting, but they are often just a bit lackluster.

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