Wednesday, April 9, 2014
New Review: Aleen Malcolm’s THE TAMING – A Poignant Love Story from the Highlands of Scotland after the Battle of Culloden
This story echoes the heart of the Highlands and the Scots who lost so much on the Culloden Moor. Alex tries to straddle two worlds—the past and the “new” Scotland dominated by the English. Cameron reminds him of “the spirit of true Scotland…wild and free but, alas, undisciplined and with no direction.” For her part, Cameron is struggling to live in a civilization she does not understand. She wants only to ride free and bathe naked in the lochs of the far north. She hates shoes and the female attire she is forced to wear in Edinburgh. She is courageous and endearingly honest, though at times her anger directed at Alex got tiring. Still, you can’t help but love her.
Just to tease you, I’ll tell you her past hides a powerful secret.
The story held my interest and the characters were wonderful, some even memorable. If you love the real Scottish historical romances, I think you might like this one. I recommend it.
This was my first by Malcolm and I intend to read more (see the trilogy below). The story of Alex and Cameron continues in book 2.
The Cameron trilogy:
Ride Out the Storm
The Daughters of Cameron