BEAUTY AND THE HIGHLAND BEAST
A Highland Fairy Tale
By: Lecia Cornwall
Pub Date: June 21, 2016
Dair Sinclair was once the favored son of his powerful Scottish clan, the Sinclairs of Carraig Brigh. With Dair at the helm, Sinclair ships circled the globe, outwitting the British Navy and bringing home a king’s fortune with every cargo. But after a thwarted mission ends with Dair tortured by English marauders and forced to witness the murder of his beloved cousin, Dair returns home a broken man, and becomes known as the Madman of Carraig Brigh.
When a pagan healer predicts that only a virgin can heal his son’s body and mind, Dair’s father ventures out to seek a wife for him. At the castle of the Fearsome MacLeods, he meets Fia MacLeod. One of twelve lovely MacLeod daughters, quiet Fia has always been overprotected by her family due to a childhood accident that left her with a limp.
But Dair’s father quickly discerns Fia’s talent for healing wild creatures. While she is certainly not the kind of bride he wants for his son, he asks Fia to come to Carraig Brigh to heal his son. Although Fia fears Dair at first, she soon discovers that beneath his rage and his scars, Dair is a strong, kind man – and as she begins to heal his soul, she finds her own strength as well.
When I read about this story I just knew that I need to read it. I've always loved Beauty and the Beast. In fact after Disney came out with the movie I was given a Belle collectible doll. I still have it. How lucky was she. To find her man (beast) and all those wonderful books! To say the least, I couldn't wait to read Beauty and the Highland Beast.
Lecia Cornwall is giving me a beast and highlander. I'm not sure my heart is strong enough.
I really enjoyed this story. It's a wonderful, fun read that will make you laugh and cry. It has all the characters you want in your romance. I loved both Fia and Dair's families. Their fathers both want what's best for their children.
Fia and Dair are scared, both inside and out. They are perfect for each other. They can understand each other in ways the people around them can't.
You'll be heartbroken for Dair who has to watch his cousin Jeannie go through some pretty horrific things before she dies. After all he's seen he can't get over or forgive himself for not doing more for her.
The story isn't all gloom and dome, there is humor in the story too. The author does a great job of balancing them both. The story is so enjoyable that I couldn't put it down. Beauty and the Highland Beast has it all! Plus at that price how could you not give it a try?
If you've read Beauty and the Highland Beast or any other book by Lecia Cronwall I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading!