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Love it? Did you get time-travel twist in ‘Warrior of the Highlands’? January 14, 2009

Posted by Diana McCabe in Reviews/summaries.

I just finished reading Veronica Wolff’s “Warrior of the Highlands,” which has a classic romance storyline: Modern girl gets whooshed back to 17th -century Scotland, girl meets warrior, warrior learns to trust stranger, love ensues amid a battle with an evil clan that betrayed a witch.  Why do I fall for these time travel/romance books? This novel snagged me because the hero is based on a real-life Gaelic warrior — Alasdair MacColla. warrior

Wolff (what a great last name for a paranormal author) weaves parts of his life into the story. She based some story details on parts of David Stevenson’s biography “Highland Warrior: Alasdair MacColla and the Civil Wars.”

But in the end — our warrior dies … because he didn’t listen to his modern-day girlfriend. (Men never learn, eh?) And the heroine (Haley Fitzpatrick) figures out she was sent back in time to save him from death on the battlefield and she can correct this little boo boo. I didn’t get the crucial time-travel twist because I can’t figure out how a painting/witch/Haley save MacColla from his battlefield death. I hate when real history is changed in time-travel books. It’s like when Disney changed the end of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

But — who cares what I think, eh? Tell me what you thought. Post a review in comments.


1. Frances - December 29, 2009

Just a wee correction – your link is to a portrait of James Graham, Marquis of Montrose, not Alasdair MacColla. Don’t think there are any known portraits of Alasdair – he probably was never still long enough!

Diana McCabe - December 29, 2009

hey — thanks for the heads up. I’ll have to change it!!!!!! So shoot — no portraits of this guy?! You’re right. He probably was never still long enough! Thanks again — Diana

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