Book: Jamie and Gracie by Keira Montclair
Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook, Tartan Book Reviews and Celtic Barb’s Tartan Book Review Blog
Series: The Highland Clan Series Book #7
Heat Rating: Mild
Overall Rating 5/5 stars
The Highlands of Scotland, 1200s
One of the best books I ever read about star crossed lovers Jamie Grant son of the Clan’s Laird Alexander and Gracie Grant. Stepdaughter of his Uncle Robbie Grant. Both are in love with each other, yet won't admit it due to tragedies of the past. Which in fact they both have a hard time dealing with.
Jamie leaves his clan to go on a mission with his cousins and become a spy and work for the crown. He has not informed his da yet, the great Laird Alexander Grant.Yet Jamie still thinks of home and his Uncle Robbie’s stepdaughter Gracie that he's protected since they were children. He does not think of her as a cousin or a child anymore. As neither of them has ever thought themselves as cousins as they were not blood related.
Both Jamie and Gracie have feelings of insecurities and that they are not good enough for the other. Of course they don't admit their true feelings and when Gracie tries to it’s a total disaster! Now Gracie decides she wants a husband and bairns, the problem is every lad wants her as she is the most beautiful women on Grant lands. Gracie feels they want her for the wrong reasons. It not what is on the outside that counts, but what is on the inside as what she is thinking and feeling is what really matters!
This also brings a lot of jealousy out of Jamie, who claims he is just protecting Gracie. Then the titled gentlemen arrive and one evil Baron with an evil dark heart. Using Gracie as a pawn, unknown to her and nearly forces himself on her! Once she refuses his marriage proposal he becomes very vicious and unkind. Figuring breaking her maidenhead will force Gracie’s hand, but she had been taught self defense by Jamie. She runs away in a horrible thunder storm the one thing Jamie fears.
Jamie leaving the Barons lands, sensing something is wrong and Gracie could be in danger. Plus he faces his biggest fears for the woman he loves, climbs the stormy thunder and lightning hill to save his flower Gracie. Due to a letter from his old stable master Mac where he explains what really matters, but asks Jamie’s mum to show it when he is older and can understand. They both finally admit their true feelings and also misunderstandings and fears and decide to marry immediately. Then the Baron is found out his true motives so Jamie and Gracie have to marry right away.
Then a Clan war erupts which Gracie misunderstands thinking it is her fault and must annul her marriage and take her vows and become a nun. As it must be evilness from her biological father who was horrible except Gracie had been given incorrect information.
So how can this star crossed couple ever find a way to each other and mend each other's hearts. You will have to read this fantastic book and find out. It is my favorite book of The Highland Clan series and had me in tears which is rare. For me to get that emotional I am reading a truly rare, magnificent and fabulous book! Jamie and Gracie is precisely that rare and wonderful! Scottish historical fans will absolutely fall in love with this book, actually this entire The Highland Clan series. It is totally brilliant and I highly recommend!
Keira Montclair does it again with another fabulous story readers won't be able to put down! I absolutely loved loved this book from start to finish! I absolutely know you will too! The setting is breathtaking with an amazing fast paced plot and brilliant dialogue!
*I was given this arc from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, ideas and words are my own.