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ISBN:
0440236525
Author:
Karen Marie Moning
Category:
Historical
Language:
English
Publisher:
Dell; Highlander, Book 3 edition (November 7, 1990)
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The Highlander's Touch, . Part of Highlander series by Karen Marie Moning

The Highlander's Touch, . Part of Highlander series by Karen Marie Moning. Smiling, she extended a hand to touch his flawlessly sculpted abdomen-certainly the stuff of dreams-and the tip of the sword grazed her jaw, forcing her eyes to meet his. A girl could get a kink in her neck from looking that high, she decided. Doona think to distract me from my cause, he growled.

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Moning wrote the book with a purpose to teach readers both about cervical cancer and some historical events around the time period during which she set the majority of the story. If the author's note at the end didn't make it abundantly clear, the large passages of history and medical lessons should have.

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Genres : Romance, Science Fiction. Series : Highlander Published : November 7th 2000.

Dell Books by Karen Marie Moning. Kiss of the Highlander. Beyond the Highland Mist. Did you consider that the mortal who touches it might be transported with the flask, if you used a binding spell?

Dell Books by Karen Marie Moning. To Tame a Highland Warrior. The Highlander’s Touch. The Immortal Highlander. For the love of i. am that merry wanderer of the night. Did you consider that the mortal who touches it might be transported with the flask, if you used a binding spell? Circenn closed his eyes and rubbed his forehead. You used a binding spell.

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The Highlander's Touch. Think you I have learned nothing from past mistakes? The moment the chest is opened and the flask is touched by a human hand it will be returned to me.

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A Warrior Of Immortal PowersHe was a mighty Scottish warrior who lived in a world bound by ancient laws and timeless magic. But no immortal powers could prepare the laird of Castle Brodie for the lovely accursed lass who stood before him. A terrible trick of fate had sent her 700 years back in time and into his private chamber to tempt him with her beauty—and seduce him with a desire he could never fulfill. For this woman he burned to possess was alsothe woman he had foresworn to destroy. A Woman Caught In The Mists Of TimeWhen Lisa felt the earth move under her feet, the fiercely independent 21st-century woman never dreamed she was falling...into another century. But the powerful, naked warrior who stood glaring down at her was only too real...and too dangerously arousing. Irresistibly handsome he might be, but Lisa had no intention of remaining in this savage land torn by treachery and war. How could she know that her seductive captor had other plans for her...plans that would save her from a tragic fate? Or that this man who had long ago forsaken love would defy time itself to claim her for his own....
  • Arith
I purchased this book (#3 in the series) after reading "The Dark Highlander" whose female heroine references the title....and enjoyed it immensely!

The hero is a strong Alpha male who just happens to be an immortal - the female heroine is a 21st century girl who inadvertently touches a flask that sends her back in time.

If you like Scotland, the Templar Knights, Time Travel and Happily Ever Afters... this is your kind of book.
  • Gugrel
Quick personal info. I give this because I think it will help you understand just how much I appreciated this book.
I was hurt back in 2001 which caused me to not be able to read. My eye sight was 20/20. I lost the ability to be around any kind of light and I could not move my eyes back and forth without being in terrible pain. I had to give up reading for 10 years. I had to have people read for me.
When the first kindle were released I noticed I could control the light behind the the words. I could also control the size of the font. A reader was reborn.
Since that happened I've read over 100 books and still feel like I can't get enough.
That past leads me to my review of this book.
I've read Debora Geary and Rose Pressy, Diana Gabaldon and a whole lot more.
This was my first from Karen Marie Moning. It will not be last by any least if she continues to write as well as she did in this story.
This was filled with warmth and surprise and love and longing and true history without messing it up. She paid not only attention to true history but took the time to really relay it in a way to understand the times and dates.
She wrote it so no only could we understand the leading ladies heart, fear, wishes and hopes but also we could understand the leading man.
Even though it was a book of fiction one could see things happening the way she had written it.
The only hardship I find is that the ending came way to quick.
I would love to see her take this same story but only add more to those that had a shadow of introduction.
You will not be displeased with this read at all.
If you need a quick read (as in say 15 hours) then this is the book for you.
It has
True love (several hearts involved) magic, time travel, war, intrigue, history and of course characters you fall in love with and wished you could actually go and visit them.
I've waited a long time to find a book that would not overwhelm but did exactly as I had hope and took me a way for a few hour and left me feeling like I miss my new family and want to visit.
I realize there are more from her and after this review I will be on the next book.
I hope this helps you in your purchase. It is well worth the money and time.
May peace be with you and many happy hours of reading to you!
  • Braendo
I only gave three stars because I feel like the story has been done so many times before. I didn't find much surprise along the plot lines, before I was half way through I knew how it would end. Only one twist truly surprised me, but it was a good book knowing it was a debut novel. I was pleasantly surprised that it was a man who did the audible version. I'm now listening to the next book and I believe that it's the same man. He has a nice voice. I picked up these books because I enjoyed the Fever series a lot. I liked it even with it being in first person. These are not written that way, and I believe that they will become better the further into the series I get.
  • Tansino
Adam this is not your book, not even your series but I find the protagonist quite interesting. I'm hoping to see him again later. As for Circenn yeah umm can I get 2 lol. This series is awesome, I love the time travel element, the brogue, and the sexy men. The heroines are strong, intelligent and ladies I could definitely see myself being friends with.

This book has a little bit of everything, anger, happiness, sadness and hope. I could really feel the characters emotions and I can't wait for the next story.
  • Rasmus
***NOTE MY REVIEWS OFTEN CONTAIN SPOILERS***

When Lisa Stone lets her curiosity get the better of her and touches a new artifact in the museum where she works as a maid she finds herself transported back in time, 700 years in the past. Circenn Brodie cursed the flask stolen from him so that the next person to touch it would be transported to him with the flask. He's given a vow to Adam Black that he'll kill the man who brings the flask, but he never expected that man to be an innocent woman ripped from her time. He can't bring himself to kill her and the only person who can send her back is the very man who's ordered her death. Lisa has responsibilities at home, she's the sole provider for her dying mother, the only family her mother has. She can't afford to be stuck in the past no matter how enticing the man who brought her there is. When Robert the Bruce orders their marriage due to a misunderstanding to cover her identity neither of them know how to react. Will Lisa ever get home? Will Circenn be able to live with himself if he breaks his vow, or even if he doesn't?

Like I mentioned in my last review, this is one of the few Moning books I'd never read before. The book was an enjoyable story, but I might not have rated it as high if I hadn't related so much to one of the characters. Though this returns to the focus of the series, again becoming a building block toward Moning's Fever series it had its own share of issues. Moning wrote the book with a purpose to teach readers both about cervical cancer and some historical events around the time period during which she set the majority of the story. If the author's note at the end didn't make it abundantly clear, the large passages of history and medical lessons should have. In some ways it's clear she did her research before writing the book because many passages are pretty close to info dumping. In other ways she's not so historically accurate as other readers have pointed out in reference to the language used by the characters in the book. What's odd really is that even the brogue seems to go in and out with her Scottish characters, at some points they speak like everyone else and other they're using words like ken and donna. While both words are completely acceptable and expected speech for her setting, consistency in using them would have been appreciated. Highlanders don't revert back and forth between the brogue and almost American like speech patterns. Had the brogue seemed consistent I might have ignored the language because I'll be honest before I was glancing through reviews on Goodreads while I took a break from reading it and noticed it pointed out in rant like review, I didn't even really think about the fact that these characters used words that shouldn't have been known to them. I was for the most part enjoying the story and when you're enjoying the story you don't notice as many of the details like that. If the Knight Templar and Scottish battles didn't interest me then I might have paid more attention or been more bothered by the info dumping. Once that was pointed out to me I started to notice other language inconsistencies and felt it was worth mentioning.

Like the first novel in the series this romance series helps to lay the bricks for the Fever series. Not only do we again encounter Adam and the Fairy Queen but the concept of the hallows is presented. Though memory may serve me wrong I could have sworn there were others in the Fever series than the ones listed here. The Sword and the Spear are introduced in this novel as is the flask of immortality, the cauldron, and the stone. I could have sworn the book and the mirror were in that group but I may be remembering wrong. Whether or not those are part of the hallows or not they aren't mentioned in the book. Sidhe-seers are mentioned, though not yet by name and the concepts of the Fairy Realm on earth, but yet not is also introduced. Romance fan or not, the world of the Fever series doesn't just blink into existence with Dark Fever, it's built slowly over the course of the Highlander series before taking shape in that stunning series. There weren't as many sex scenes in this novel as in the previous one, however many of those scenes were long and the concept of the bond between Lisa and Circenn seems all too similar to Christine Feehan's Dark series. To my knowledge this is the only book which has this concept, of course this is the only book about a half fae half mortal hero so that's probably why it's the only one with joined consciousness. One of the things I didn't like is they started to spin off into subplots of Duncan and Gavin, two of the secondary characters with talk of Gavin wanting a wife and Duncan being shot down, but the subplot is never played out, only mentioned. I don't understand why they bothered to mention it without going back to it. Additionally while I like a happy ending, it ties up a little bit too neatly for me. I mean their lives can't just go from sucking to perfect by the end. In a way the ending sort of ruined a lot of the drama of the story for me. The book however was a well written close third person with a reasonably fast pace. It includes both a love story and a secondary historical plot concerning the Scottish wars for independence. The novel is also filled with humor especially in the form of items from the future. Adam has apparently been planning this little situation for a while and in order to tempt Circenn he's brought multiple gifts from the future. In one of the scenes Adam discovers how Circenn has utilized the tampons Adam had brought for Lisa's use before Circenn ever meets Lisa. Circenn, not knowing what the objects are believes they're cleaning products that fit nicely into the barrels of the guns Adam has brought him. Much of the humor is outright silly but it definitely adds to the enjoyment of the book.

What really made this book a four star novel for me was the characters. Lisa is one of my favorite characters, while I think many people will have a hard time relating to her, because very few people will ever be put through the kind of things she'd had to experience, I think she's one of the most believable characters I've ever read/met. Her internal war is something I can personally easily relate to and her reactions are in my opinion realistic. When her father died, taking care of her mother became her responsibility and because of her mother's handicap even the finances were now on her shoulders. She hasn't even had the chance to be an adult yet before the man she'd always depended on was gone and she was just expected to take over in his stead and take care of things. She didn't go to college even though she'd always dreamed of doing it because someone needed to work and pay the bills. Someone needed to ensure they'd always had a roof over their heads and someone needed to take care of her mother. And while she's doing so, the close relationship they'd always had slips away, because in some ways her mother stopped being a person and started being a responsibility. It was Lisa's duty to make sure her mother ate and she was obligated to try to make her smile. It doesn't mean you love her any less, why would you do it if you didn't love her? But at the same time doing something because you have to, because you're the only one who can isn't the same as doing it just because. And the longer that you are the one who's desperately needed setting your own needs, wants and dreams on a shelf to meet the demands of someone else's the more distance begins to separate you. And yes she resents that when she turned 18 her father died and she had to give up all her dreams, everything to take care of her mother. Who wouldn't? You go through high school hearing about all the promise you have and thinking the world is going to be your playground and you're on the verge of conquering it. Then once high school is over tragedy sets in and the world goes from being your playground to resting on your shoulders and those dreams that got you through the grueling school days, that said there was a purpose to this madness which was high school are ripped out from under you. You can't stop to think about it because if you think about it you have to think about everything you've lost and all those abandoned dreams. You'd have to think about no longer having your Dad to talk to or to lean on. You'd have to think about the fact that he left whether he meant to or not he's gone and you never even had the chance to live first. And there's this part of you that blames him because if he'd planned better if he'd though to take care of things further it wouldn't all be on your shoulders now. And you wonder how he couldn't realize that it would be hard enough to lose him, how could he really expect you to pick up all the pieces he left behind and there's a part of you that blames him, that wants to hate him for leaving you. But you don't want to think about because it makes you feel like a horrible ungrateful daughter. It makes you feel like the scum of the earth for being resentful of the people who gave you your childhood. So you focus on working until you're so tired you can't see straight and many people make bad decisions to try and hide from the pain only to learn that those decisions didn't make the responsibility go away or make your life any easier. You focus on the bills and the finances and all the little things that need to be done, that no one else but you can possibly do and you NEVER take the time to grieve because if you do you'll know you'll fall apart. Everyone needs you and you can't afford to fall apart. There's no one there to be your shoulder to lean on and you wouldn't accept it even if they offered because accepting that would mean you'd have to think about it. And you don't want to think about it because thinking about it reminds you of the constant war you wage inside of you - the part that resents losing all your dreams against the guilt of ever blaming the people who raised you for your lot in life. Logically you know that your Dad never asked to die and your mom never planned on switching roles with you. Your mom never planned on your giving up everything you'd dreamed of because you had to take care of her and she can't help that she needs you. Logically you know it isn't anyone's fault and you should cherish every minute you have left with your mother. But that doesn't make it any less unfair and it doesn't make you feel any less empty. It doesn't make it any better when people look at your like you're worthless because you never had the chance to even try to reach your dreams. They don't know what you've gone through and they'll never really understand but if you told them the best you could expect is their pity and you don't want their pity. So you resent the situation and hate yourself for the resentment you feel toward the people you love the most. And you work yourself to the bone because you don't want to think about it and if you were to find yourself in Lisa's situation with endless time you'd do everything you could to get back. The happiness you feel makes you guilty because you're not supposed to be happy when they're gone or they're suffering. And the endless time gives you too much time to think and too much time to feel. Lisa is naïve in many ways but she's so realistic, so easy to relate to and understand that I feel she's probably one of the best characters ever written. Not many people will ever experience what Lisa has and I can't help but wonder if that lack of really understanding will make some readers find her an unrealistic character. Normal people don't have lives like Lisa's, but I think that those who do will find in Lisa the one fictional character that really feels like them. The one fictional character who really understands their internal war and the mess left of their lives after a tragedy has struck their family. And yes she's got her share of angst and internal debates, but who wouldn't if they lived her life? However once she's in the past a while and starts to accept and move on she become a little harder to relate to because it seems to me as though she gives up a little too easily and falls neatly into the happy life in the past. Overall though she was a memorable character who's very easy to relate to. Circenn is also well developed but not as much as Lisa. Circenn's issues stem mostly from his past, from Adam making him immortal, but not his mother. The problem with this is Moning never fully explains the circumstances of why and you don't find out until almost the end why Adam even bothers so much with Circenn. In fact you don't really completely understand a lot of the background regarding Circenn until many books later when Adam gets his own story. Many of the secondary characters are also well developed but as I mentioned in my last review not as much as they were in her debut novel. Adam of course grows as a character fleshing out more during this story, but other characters just don't have the same fleshy feel as the secondary characters in Moning's first novel. I can't help but wonder if in her desire to share all the information she'd learned with the reader she lost track of some of the character development and secondary plots. While gaining knowledge in a fictional novel is already a bonus, it's secondary to plot, subplot and character development.

Overall while I don't think it was one of Moning's best titles I'd definitely recommend this book to fans of fantasy, paranormal and time travel romance. It was an enjoyable read that despite its issues was worth reading.