Intrigue and romance in Tudor Scotland. After overhearing a plot to kill Mary Queen of Scots, Gabrielle Gordon (Abby) is sent from Paris to the Laird of Glenorchy's home at Kilchurn Castle for safety. Disguised as a boy, she becomes a lute player with household musicians. There she encounters the attractive Iain MacGregor, a pawn in the struggle for power in Scotland's turbulent politics. But is Iain really a hostage to fortune or is he playing his own dangerous game? As Abby's feelings intensify for this Glenorchy hostage she is caught in the web of intrigue that permeates the household and is drawn deeper and deeper into danger.
With spice, wit and action packed plotting, Kristin Gleeson's Highland Ballad series is as compelling as Diana Gabaldon's Outlander novels.
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The Hostage of Glenorchy
You know a story is good when you get to the end and you want it to continue. I want to find out what happens next in Abby's life. Ms. Gleason made me feel the general attitude of men towards women back then and I didn't like it! Lol
If you like spinoffs, this is the book for you
I thought this was a good book when I was first reading it. All the Scottish speak was new to me and I thought it was neat, but then I saw Outlander and realized that this book is practically a spinoff off of that, with perhaps some Game of Thrones characters mixed in with it. -Definitely not a “must read.”
The Hostage of. Glenorchy
Very enjoyable, interesting, and educational.