The four Buchanan brothers, Rory, Niels, Alick, and Geordie,
agreed to travel to Drummond to pacify their sister Saidh.
Saidh had not received a reply from her friend Lady Edith
Drummond in the past few weeks, and as Edith had not been
feeling well, Saidh is worried, and rightly so, as much had
happened since Saidh had last heard from her friend. When
the Buchanans reach Drummond, Rory -- the healer -- confirms
that Edith was slowly being poisoned. Unlike most of her
family, at least Edith is still alive, while her brother
Brodie, the new Laird, and his wife Lady Victoria have fled.
The eternal protector that he is, Neils will watch over
Edith while Rory seeks a cure. Niels begins to suspect that
even more is afoul, and his doubts prove corroborated when
more murders occur.
The Buchanans' saga continues as the oh-so swoon-worthy
Niels takes the stage, while he becomes entangled with a
fierce and extremely clever young lady; Edith is a fabulous
creation. In spite of all the murders, SURRENDER TO THE
HIGHLANDER unfolds in the bucolic Scottish Highlands, and
the tone is subdued. Lynsay Sands' knowledge of medieval
history pays off in a big way as day-to-day activities, and
the interior of the Drummond castle come to life before our
very eyes. Some perceptions of the workings of the human
body viewed through the characters' eyes are also in a
couple of cases hilarious. The story's slower pace enables
Ms. Sands to convincingly craft the romance between Niels
and Edith, while the mystery slowly builds and the bodies
pile up. Someone wants Edith dead, and they will stop at
nothing. I believe that SURRENDER TO THE HIGHLANDER is the
most intricate suspense the author has ever written: first,
it looks so obvious, I thought not much would happen, but
then it became so complex, that I feared it might become too
convoluted, but no; Ms. Sands knew precisely where she was
going, and she had me entirely mystified.
Besides the sweet romance, there is a lovely little boy, a
huge deerhound -- and I suspect the author wrote from her
personal experience with such a similar gentle giant because
I'm not sure if one could make that up! With SURRENDER TO
THE HIGHLANDER, Lynsay Sands demonstrates again that you're
never quite sure what to expect, but you know it will bring
thrills and all sorts of delightful romantic moments!
In New York Times
bestselling author Lynsay Sands’ captivating romance, a lass
targeted by an unknown foe is saved—and seduced—by a bold
Edith Drummond owes her life to Niels Buchanan and his
brothers. Waking after an illness to a castle overrun by
rugged Highlanders is disconcerting, but so is learning that
she’s slowly being poisoned. Niels insists on staying by her
side, and Edith soon discovers that even more dangerous is
her wild attraction to the fierce warrior.
Niels has never met a more courageous—or enticing—woman than
Lady Edith. The idea of such a bonny lass being forced to
enter a nunnery is more than any red-blooded Scotsman could
bear. He’ll gladly marry her himself. But while sweeping her
off her feet is easy, it’ll take all his skill to defeat her
family’s relentless enemies, and convince her to surrender
to his sweet embrace. . . .