Genres: Historical Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on March 8, 2013
I’ve been meaning to try Suzan Tisdale’s books since I first heard of them, but I finally got around to it. And, yes… kicking myself for waiting because I was missing out on the humor, excitement, heartwarming romance, and gritty adventure of her medieval Highland Romances.
Wee William’s Woman is book three in the Clan MacDougall series. I jumped in with this book and was pleased that I was easily able to read it out of order though there was definitely a tie between it and earlier books and even earlier series.
From the first moment I encountered him on the page, I adored William. He’s a huge giant of a man, a bit rough around the edges, loyal to his clan and friends, and oh so hopeful that he can someday find love and a family like his friend Duncan. But, a past woman did a number on him with her mockery and insults so he thinks all women will see him as a dumb, huge oaf.
Not Nora, though… To her, Wee William is her savior and gallant knight. He brings her away from a terrible situation and helps her rescue her younger siblings to take them all back with him to Scotland. He makes a few errors by choosing not to tell her the truth about her former, abusing husband who is now set on their trail for revenge. Meanwhile, someone else is set to destroy the peace between the clans and start a war using two naive young people to accomplish it.
I loved the medieval Highland world the author created. Clan and family life were wonderful. The historical backdrop of trouble with opposing clans and the English was there to keep things exciting. There was intrigue wrapped around the historical romance and the romance was a blend of fun, sweet, and spice. William was as engaging a hero as I’ve encountered and it was hilarious to see the way he fought his feelings at first, but reacted when the others teased and baited him into doing what he really wanted. Nora was more mercurial. She got her dander up a lot and was sometimes naively impulsive, but she loved William and endured much before he came along. They both did well giving her young siblings a home.
The book was not all about William and Nora. The greater clan story involving previous main characters and other regular Clan MacDougall members and the clan affairs also played a large part of the book’s plot. I enjoyed that there were several lesser threads weaving together with the main plot.
Now, that I’ve read my first, I’m eying the rest of the author’s books on my shelves with more eagerness. Loved getting back to the Highlands of Scotland for some history, fun, and romance. I can definitely recommend this one to other like-minded readers.
Let’s Read Indie #94
Mt. TBR #100