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Well it’s time for another book review! I am slowly getting some more reading time in now, and hope to be doing some more books soon. Highland Call takes place in England and Scotland – one of the reasons why I chose to read it, as I love books set in the highlands of Scotland and also books set in Ireland.
Published: March 1, 1999
“When Great Britain declares war on France, Napoleon orders the arrest of all British men on French soil, including Selena Delaroe’s twin brother Nicholas.All attempts to secure his freedom fail. By 1811 he has been detained for eight years. When the French threaten to kill him, Selena agrees to spy for them to keep her brother alive, though she is a Christian and loyal to England. The British government asks Gabriel Macpherson to help them determine whether or not she is working for Napoleon. Soon after Gabriel becomes the manager of her country estate, he falls in love with Selena, believing God has chosen her for him. When he learns she is a French spy, he must choose between his heart and loyalty to his country — or trust God to turn an impossible situation into one of honor and hope.”
Highland Call: A Review
This is my first time reading a book by Sharon Gillenwater, and I found Highland Call to be a delightful read! The storyline is different and it draws you in, and the characters are real. I loved that there were so many different characters in the book, and that we got to see into their lives and learn about them. Although, I found out there was a first book that accompanied this book, this book can definitely stand alone.
One thing I did not like about this book, was how much background was given in the beginning. At times I felt that book was slowed down because of all the details, but as I kept reading it definitely picked up a bit, and I see that the author was just setting the scene. I also wished the author wrote a little bit more about the character’s relationship with Christ, there were some references to it, but not as much as I would have liked.
Selena Delaroe is a spy for Napoleon, but not by choice she is being forced to spy for him and against England because they are holding her twin brother Nicholas in prison. When Gabriel Macpherson, a Scot sees Selena for the first time, he falls in love. But he does not meet her until one year later, when he decides to spy for the government and determine if she really is a spy or not. When the couple meet, sparks fly and they soon fall in love. But what Gabriel discovers is not what he wanted to find, now he must decide to help Selena or be called a traitor to his country as well. What will he do?
An added bonus in this story is the added storyline of Selena’s brother Nicholas and Adrienne. I loved reading about them and how they fell in love. Altogether, a great story, and one I will recommend to others!
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