Torture has driven Neacal MacDonald to the brink of madness.
As the new chief of the MacDonald clan, Neacal will do whatever it takes to honor his late father and to help his clan thrive. But whispers of his madness abound and many in his clan turn traitor, wanting MacDonald of Sleat to lead them instead. Conflict ignites between the bitter rivals when Sleat garners the help of the man who tortured Neacal in the past.
Can one woman's song pull him back and begin to heal his soul?
Everything has been ripped from Anna Douglas except her angelic voice and the will to survive. When she meets Neacal, she recognizes something familiar in him—stark loneliness and pain. His past could be even more tragic and tarnished than hers. No one must learn her true identity or about the brutish man declaring she is his wife, for he will stop at nothing to reclaim her. Though Neacal vowed to never trust a woman again, he cannot resist the secrets in Anna's eyes or her spellbinding song, which threatens to break down the icy walls surrounding his tormented heart.
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Highlander Unbroken by Vonda Sinclair
5 big stars!
Loch Moidart, Scotland, 1619
Neacal MacDonald, newly appointed Laird of Clan MacDonald of Castle Bearach is a lonely broken hero with a heart of ice. Yet this man has a double sided sword, as he wants to make his late father proud of him as well. He had been severely tortured two years prior - by an enemy clan, that most men wouldn't of survived. Neacal had been secretly spying for the King of Scotland, weeding out traitorous clans. Also he believes he was betrayed by a woman that left his taste toward women bitter and untrusting. He hasn't even touched a woman in two years and he did bed his share of the lassies before. Neacal wears a scar on one side of his face from his previous torture, which he hides behind his hair. Some of his own clan members are faithless and look at him like he is a monster! On top of that many people in his own people don't feel he should be laird or even think he is sane enough to protect the Clan! He is a broken man with many scars, not all can be seen.
Neacal wrongly lives with the guilt of many deaths he believes he is blamed for. He was determined to heal his broken body by running, swimming and taking his physical endurance to the limit. Many clan members feel he has a touch of madness, including some of the elders. The only one he allows companionship and he shows affection for is trusted wolfhound Dunn. Animal lovers will just love Dunn! There seems to be traitors and enemy Clans lurking at every corner!
Nothing heals his suffering except the voice of the beautiful Anna Douglas, the singer from the the traveling minstrel musicians who are entertaining the Clan. It seems to give him peace and healing and keeps his personal hell and treacherous memories of the past at bay!!
Anna Douglas has many secrets as she has been on the run from a man who calls himself her husband by an illegal marriage . He killed her first husband, her unborn child and blinded her sister! This true evil whoreson gets away with it too! He is filling corrupted officials pockets and no witnesses. She knows this man will kill her and those she cares for - if he ever catches up to her! She is also the first woman in a long time that Neacal has felt anything for as he hasn't even touched a woman in two years. He thought he swore he would never trust another woman again, yet Anna storms into his life and she seems to give him the peace and healing he needs. They both have suffered greatly seems to be their common bond. This eventually opens their hearts to give them hope. Yet when all their ememies seems to come to them at once Anna knows she must leave to keep the man she loves. To keep his clan safe as she wouldn't be able to survive if Neacal was hurt again, to suffer in any way just by protecting her! For her there is only one option and even though this will break her heart. Anna will do what she must to protect het man!
A broken man and woman who create a bond by both understanding and knowing what pain and suffering really is! Anna seems to be his wee miracle worker melting his ice cold heart! Even trusting a female again in the slightest is a remarkable accomplishment for this shattered man! You can't help, but feel for this tortured suffering couple, as they both have endured so much pain in their lives! Readers will wonder if these star crossed lovers will ever truly be healed with enemies and traitors at every corner! Will they ever truly get their well deserved happily ending?
Vonda Sinclair, writes another spectacular, exhilarating, riveting adventure, in a beautiful breath taking Scottish setting with exceptional dialogue and captivating plot lines! This marvelous book will have you sitting on the edge of your seat with anticipation - wondering what will happen next? A wee bit of Beauty and the Beast elements with a very unique twist. Don't get me wrong, it's totally original , unique, with a delightful and refreshing story. It is definitely not a fairy tale! Has all the elements Scottish romance readers will love - attraction, betrayal, adventure, suspense , mystery, murder, hate, pain fear, guilt, hope, healing, passion and of course love.
A phenomenal swoon worthy read that will pull at your heartstrings! Readers won't be able to put this exhilarating book down!
Bravo Ms. Sinclair I absolutely and unequivocally loved Highlander Unbroken"!
**Highly recommend and will be released on May 10, 2016.**
This was my first book Vonda Sinclair and it wont be my last. I loved just about everything about this book. The main characters Neacal McDonald, laird of McDonald Clan and Anna Douglas, member of the traveling minstrel group have both had tortured past that would do you any normal person in long ago. Courage, strength and determination has kept these two people going to overcome their tragic circumstances. Anna has the voice of an angel that sooths the soul of the beast Neacal thinks he's become, Anna has become Neacals light in the darkness. But Anna is hiding a secret and not only will Neacal have a fight within his own walls from traitors but also from outside the walls as their past comes for them