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Sutherlands Secret. ( A Highland Pride Novel) by Sharon Cullen ARC Review.

If you love Maya Banks and Monica McCarty, don’t miss Sharon Cullen’s captivating Highland Pride novels! Sutherland’s Secret kicks off a series that’s overflowing with mouthwatering Scottish warriors, captivating history, and forbidden desire.

Terror reigns in the aftermath of the Battle of Culloden. As British troops obliterate the last traces of the Jacobite cause, Brice Sutherland, the Earl of Dornach, risks everything to arrange a covert escape route to Canada for his fellow Scots. But when he encounters a dying Englishwoman, hauntingly beautiful though scarred by manacles and unable to speak, Brice’s true courage is put to the test. Nothing but ruin could result from helping her, or worse: falling in love.

The pampered daughter of a marquess, Eleanor Hirst was the talk of the London season when she wed the Earl of Glendale. Little did she know that his posting as an officer in Scotland would be their undoing. Now her husband is dead and Eleanor is a fugitive in a hostile country. Desperate for help, she throws herself on the mercy of Brice Sutherland, a handsome Scottish warrior who should be her enemy. Instead, he cares for her tenderly, reviving her shattered spirit—and awakening urges unlike any she’s ever known.

Brice Sutherland is a highland chieftain on his way home after a meeting with other clan chiefs. Since the massacre at Culloden everyone is on edge and distrustful. What he finds laying on the path will change his and his clan's lives. No Highlander is safe from the army of English soldiers that roam Scotland trying to root out the Jacobites.
Eleanor Hirst is English, but she is in  as much, if not more danger from the English Colonel in charge of the garrison than any Scot.
This is set in a very difficult period in Scottish history. Our hero is doing his best to save his countrymen .He takes on something that could put his whole clan at risk.  The danger and adventure are the biggest part of this story. The romance is inevitable.  Our heroine turns out to be stronger than a lot of the men in the book.
A very hard book to put down. I know this particular story is fiction, but it must be so close to what happened in that very dark time in British history.  I enjoyed this immensely. 

After earning a degree in journalism from Ohio University Sharon found that the stories inside her head were more interesting than what was going on in the world around her. Yet, it wasn't until years later that she decided to pursue her secret dream of writing a romance novel. Since then she's been published in romantic suspense, paranormal romance and contemporary romance. The Notorious Lady Anne is her first historical romance.

Sharon's other job descriptions include chauffer, laundress, cook and mediator to her three very busy kids, her husband and two dogs. She lives in southwest Ohio with her brood although her dream is to someday retire to St. Maarten and live on the beach. 

If you'd like to find out more about Sharon and her books, you can visit her at her blog or her website. She's addicted 
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ARC Received from 2016netgalleychallenge

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