Books by May McGoldrick

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Highland Jewel

As a big fan of May McGoldrick’s historical romances, I’m sad to say that Highland Jewel was a bit of a disappointment.  While the first book in the Royal Highlander series, Highland Crown, balanced romance and action perfectly, Highland Jewel loses its way, leaning heavily upon action sequenc ...

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Highland Crown

Team May McGoldrick has settled into a beautiful rhythm when it comes to their historical romances.  Well-researched pieces involving dering-do and hidden treasures and love that grows slowly between two equals are hallmarks of their work, and Highland Crown is no exception. You have to love a r ...

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Tempest in the Highlands

The writing team known as May McGoldrick returns with the third volume of the Scottish Relic Trilogy, Tempest in the Highlands. Miranda MacDonald is carrying a heavy burden.  Her mother, Murine, was endowed with second sight thanks to a power-enhancing rune stone she holds, and a wicked privatee ...

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Taming the Highlander

Innes Monroe is in deep trouble when the writing team known as May McGoldick opens Taming the Highlander. Innes, you see, has been blessed – or cursed – with a great gift.   Passed down from woman to woman on the death of the mother, Innes’ talent is marked by a white streak in her hair and ...

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Captured Dreams

Those who love Scottish settings are no doubt already familiar with May McGoldrick, a husband and wife writing team whose books often feature Scottish settings in various time periods. While this latest novel features a Scotsman as its hero, McGoldrick mostly focuses on an exploration of a different ...

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Borrowed Dreams

Borrowed Dreams has a lot, a lot, going for it, but ultimately its story gets bogged down in its own intricacies, its flawless heroine, and its wildly divergent points of view. It shows remarkably good effort, but the result is not as richly satisfying as it could have been. Mill ...

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The Rebel

Husband-and-wife writing team May McGoldrick's latest romance, The Rebel, was a difficult one for me to grade. On the good side, it had a terrific hero and heroine. On the not-so-good side, it had a supporting cast so loathsome that I kept putting the book down in order to avoid them. After a ...

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The Promise

When does a book cease to become an ambling, paced read and start to become a slow boat to nowhere? I'm not really sure when it happened here, all I know is that I began this book with interest, but rapidly lost all concentration and will to finish it after the first third. Excessive violence, purpl ...

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The Enchantress

I never used to think a bland medieval was possible. The time period is so lush, the possibilities for drama and conflict so numerous. The temptation would be to overdramatize, if anything. Then I read The Enchantress, the second book in the Highland Treasures trilogy, and discovered that the bland ...

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The Dreamer

Ever feel like you have entered a conversation half way through and missed some crucial details? Even though this is the first book in a new trilogy, that's how I felt while reading it. The author's writing style is such that many characters' motivations were not revealed until very close to the end ...