With Beloved Impostor, a novel "wrought with emotion, tender in its telling, and heart-wrenching in its beauty" (The Best Reviews), bestselling author Patricia Potter launched a trilogy of three Scottish brothers bound by a dark destiny. Now, she returns with the story of Lachlan Maclean, a man who has lost his past and faces an uncertain present of peril and an impossibleWith Beloved Impostor, a novel "wrought with emotion, tender in its telling, and heart-wrenching in its beauty" (The Best Reviews), bestselling author Patricia Potter launched a trilogy of three Scottish brothers bound by a dark destiny. Now, she returns with the story of Lachlan Maclean, a man who has lost his past and faces an uncertain present of peril and an impossible love.Once Kimbra Charlton rode side by side with her bandit husband. But after his untimely death, she has lived at the mercy of his thieving clan. To protect her daughter and keep her home, she must follow their wishes, even if it means scavenging from the bodies of the dead on a battlefield. But when she comes across a wounded Scottish warrior, she cannot leave him to die...Unable to remember anything about his past, Lachlan Maclean is haunted by fleeting images of violence and betrayal even as he is nursed by the spirited English widow, who hides him in her cottage and heals his wounds. The feelings that Kimbra stirs in his broken soul give him the will to survive. And though Lachlan is her sworn enemy, Kimbra slowly warms to his quiet strength. But a Scotsman killed her beloved husband—how can another claim her heart?...
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2.5 stars. Typical Scottish historical. Not different enough to stand out from the rest. Not enough emotional appeal.STORY BRIEF:Lachlan is one of the nobles fighting alongside the Scottish King James. They are just over the border in England fighting King Henry’s army. Most of the Scots are killed. Lachlan is wounded. After the battle, the reivers (thieving communities living near the border) go through the dead soldiers to take valuables. Kimbra is a widow trying to support her daughter. One of her duties as part of the community is to take valuables from the soldiers. While there, she discovers Lachlan, and she wants to help him. She covers him with leaves to hide him and returns later with a horse to take him to her cottage. She nurses him back to health, they start to fall in love. Lachlan has amnesia and doesn’t know who he is. She coaches him on how to speak and what to say so her community will think he is English. The English king wants all Scots killed. When the Charleton (the leader of the local Charleton clan) learns about Lachlan, he insists that Lachlan stay at his residence/compound in a locked room, until more is known about him. Cedric is the Charleton’s evil nephew. Cedric causes conflicts throughout the story. He wants to marry Kimbra and get rid of Lachlan.REVIEWER’S OPINION:This was ok as a typical historical romance, but I wasn’t pulled in enough emotionally, either by the events or the characters. Throughout the story there was not much of a romantic relationship happening. Most of the time Kimbra and Lachlan were afraid and at risk. They both could be killed if someone learned the truth about what was going on. There was nothing wrong with the story. I just wanted something a little different or that had an interesting effect on me. One event bothered me. Someone discovered Lachlan was a Scot and reported it to the local leader. The author did not explain how this person learned Lachlan was a Scot. It felt like the author couldn’t think of anything interesting so she just skipped it and moved on to the next conflict.DATA:Story length: 341 pages. Sexual language: none. Number of sex scenes: 2. Total number of sex scene pages: 2. Setting: 1513 along both sides of the English/Scottish border. Copyright: 2006. Genre: Scottish historical romance.OTHER BOOKS:To date, I’ve read one other book by Patricia Potter. My 4.5 star review of “Behind The Shadows” copyright 2008 was posted 1/29/09.
Patricia Potter weaves a very touching story of love and sacrifice. The love that blossoms between the hero and heroine is set amidst turbulent, historical times. The author uses the brutality of real events in a war torn country where inhabitants survive the savagery of everyday life by ignoring their consciences and living by the barbaric rules of "survival of the fittest." Within this hopeless setting, compassion, caring, and love blooms. Not all humanity is crushed and true strength is found hiding behind the weakest faces. Disregarding boundaries, culture, and longstanding loyalties a love flourishes in the least likely place. The reader cannot help but admire the characters brought to life in this romance. They are real enough to be anyone's next door neighbor. Still, within the true tragedies of life, the "happily ever after" dries our tears at the end. Although not the fast paced, highly passionate, erotic love-story I usually gravitate toward, Ms. Potter kept me turning pages and thoroughly involved. A strong 3.5-stars and recommended for those who love romances that tug at the heart strings.
I loved this book the first time I read it. And I still love it after reading it three times. This book brings you back to the wars between Scotland and England, the border skirmishes, and rivalry of the clans. It brings in the tedious ways of life, especially for a widow. I loved the gentle, trusting nature of Lachlan. The ending is great. Definitely a great read to pass between intense books. It's like a spoil myself because it is a "pleasure" read rather than a stimulating read. I have read this book only, so far. I plan to pick up the others as soon as possible.
Flodden Field, England 1513Story was really good. I liked the whole memory loss thing. Cedric was a great bad guy till the very end. I even liked how the Charlton even grew to change. Even though he was a good character all the way.
Uma boa leitura com personagens cativantes, bons diálogos e uma menininha que conquista logo de cara...
Unfortunately just a mediocre nothing really happening here Scottish romance, with mostly forgettable characters although the little lassie Audra and her dog Bear both stole my heart. Not sure why I finished it....?? ⭐️⭐️ of 5