True to the Highlander (Loch Moigh #1) by Barbara Longley

True to the Highlander (Loch Moigh #1)

Treachery rules the Highlands of 1423. With their king captured by the English, Scottish nobles plot to ransom James behind the back of the brutal regent holding their land in his iron grip. But not every clan wishes to see King James back on his throne…Sitting atop this powder keg of bloodthirsty rivalries, Malcolm of clan MacKintosh takes the mysterious, lone maiden he finds along his road as a bad omen…though an undeniably beautiful one. W...

Details True to the Highlander (Loch Moigh #1)

TitleTrue to the Highlander (Loch Moigh #1)
Release DateFeb 18th, 2014
PublisherMontlake Romance
GenreScience Fiction, Time Travel, Romance, Historical Romance, Historical, Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Reviews True to the Highlander (Loch Moigh #1)

  • ♡Karlyn P♡
    3.5* -- 'IT WAS GOOD, BUT I WANTED MORE' -- Stars.True to the Highlander is a time-travel Highlander romance with a light romance, some moderate danger and angst, and a touch of magic. Alethia is working at a Renaissance fair when a chance meeting with a fortune teller results in her being sent back in time to 1423. She was only told she needed to help save someone, but otherwise had no idea of her purpose. Fortunately, she is strong and brave bu...
  • Ian
    "Someone I care about is in grave danger, I'd do anything to help". On walking into a fortune teller's tent at a renaissance festival in New York, Alethia is set a task –– to save the life of an unknown person. Then she passes out and when she wakes, finds herself in Scotland in the 15th century.When Malcolm MacKintosh finds Alethia lying on the road unconscious he decides to take her to his clan home and to offer her protection. But Alethia,...
  • Michelle the Romance Witch
    True to the Highlander is one of those historical romances that can lead you a bit astray with the belief that it is a paranormal romance; I grant you there is a bit of magic involved, but so many historical novels were written when magic was more accepted and understood so for me I can’t agree with that classification. What I can say is that it was a wonderfully written, sensual and spectacular historical romance that takes you back to the tim...
  • Robin
    I have so many feelings about this book, both good and bad, that I don't quite know where to begin.Malcolm & Alethia Romance : 1 of 5Secondary Characters & their Stories : 4 of 5End Result Overall : 2.5 of 5, rounded down because it was supposed to be a *romance*This book would have been a craptastic romance between Alpha Jerk (the heroine's own words, but stunningly accurate) and Mary Sue (our oh-so-perfect heroine) if not for the book's one sav...
  • Emmy
    The first half wasn't bad, but the second half started to fall apart for me a bit. When you bring a 21st century woman back in time, you expect her to have a bit of a backbone, right? She's obviously not going to just submit to the 15th century gender norms. And of course that's how Alethia is depicted - as being outspoken, independent and sassy compared to other 15th century women - but she still capitulated to Malcolm's demands quite a bit. And...
  • Lynsey (A Bookish Life)
    Time to Fall in Love This was my first book from Barbara Longley but it definitely won't be my last. It was just pure entertainment inside and out, up and down, and all around. I loved it!As Highlander time travel romances go, this has to be one of the best I've read, not counting the almighty Outlander, of course. (Although, I try and refrain from calling that a Highlander romance, since it's so much more). What I particularly loved here in Tru...
  • Maria11
    Great story. I listened to the story on my way to work and walking.Started slow dragged some, but overall kept me wanting to know what was going to happen.Malcolm was humorous at times and I loved how True put him in his place. He did only have her interest in mind. He was steadfast with his love of her even in the face of leaving everything. The time travel was interesting and that gypsy woman is a ton of trouble. I am sure she will be a continu...
  • Sandy
    A Julliard student violinist works a New York renaissance fair when she finds herself in the tent of a creepy gypsy fortune teller who delivers a confusing message. But that's not as confusing as finding herself suddenly lying on the side of the road surrounded by a group of Scottish highland warriors.When the leader insists on taking her back to their clan castle, can she and her costume fool them long enough for her find her way back to the 21s...
  • Ƥʋиʏα [Punya Reviews...]
    My review contains spoilers and they're mostly my thoughts as I went with the book...True to the Highlander, book 1 of Loch Moigh series, was my first book by Barbara Longley. The story itself was so much fun that I cruised through it almost without one frustrating moment. I have to admit that I’ve been on a reading slump lately and this book, which I requested rather on whim, came as a fresh breath of air. Alongside good writing and funny mome...
  • Gilgamesha
    Re-reading this after I have read so many romance novels...I realized I love it even more but for different reasons. I really liked Alethia this time.....boy is she a resourceful and independent female...made me feel inadequate and completely unprepared for a time travel scenario. As a scientist it is not hard for me to fathom a time travel story....or a drift or gap in space time continuum...and as someone influenced by eastern cultures the magi...
  • Tank
    Finally!!! A Highlander romance author/series I can get into that has all the elements I enjoy and is as close as I can get to a Julie Garwood or Karen Marie Moning series. Wit, humor, romance, fraternity, an ALPHA bad ass and a 21st century heroine who can hold her own. A few exhausting/aggravating moments and missing the crazy clan members that make every Highlander romance hilarious. Glad I found this and can't wait to see what book two has in...
  • Carolyn
    A fun, easy, time-travel Highlander book. I liked it! I'd definitely purchase another one of Ms. Longley's books.
  • Caron Pescatore
    I loved this book. The story that unfolds is romantic, and bewitching, with a perfect touch of humor. Furthermore, the characters are all fully developed and relatable; not only the protagonists, but also the support characters, such as Malcolm's cousins, Robley (hero of the upcoming book 2) and Liam, and his sister Elaine. I also enjoyed the author's writing style, and it is obvious the book has been professionally edited (so often not the case ...
  • Joan
    As a fan of well-written and researched time travel fiction, especially novels with a Highlander/Celtic fantasy, "True to the Highlander" was a wonderful read. The story is a delightful blend of action, witty dialog, and engaging characters. The heroine, Alethia Goodsky, was refreshingly brave, intelligent, self-sufficient, and compassionate 21st century woman who was transported, via magic, from a New York Renaissance Festival back to 15th centu...
  • Leah
    4 1/2 stars!New York- Present DayAlethia Goodsky has the gift of being able to read people.... knowing if they tell the truth or lie. She's working at a Renaissance Festival and feels like the fortune teller is always watching her. She always tries to give her a wide berth but one day finds herself walking past the tent and getting invited in. Madame Giselle gives her a pendant with a crane on it which takes her by surprise because her father's p...
  • Edwina
    I WANTED TO LOVE IT BUT DIDN'T I was prepared to give True To The Highlander 5 stars. Until near the end of the story when Alethia was leaving Malcolm to find the Fairy Giselle. She is brutally attacked by an old enemy Hugh and his gang of thrugs beaten and brutalized while pregnant. This was to much You don't beat up the lead pregnant heroin. What is it with us women who think its ok to write such abuse? Ms. Longley the author ruined the story i...
  • Hollie
    This was a creative time-travel historical romanceI have to say, I enjoyed this book. I think this would be a good read for my friends that prefer "safe" reads. The heroine is a virgin (and I'm thinking the hero may have been as well, this was never really addressed, but at one point when the deed was finally done, he made the comment that it exceeded his fantasies. He could have been referring to sex with the heroine, or sex in general, but I pr...
  • Carla Hostetter
    At first I thought, ho-hum, another modern woman is send back in time in this case by a supernatural being to meet a studly highland lord who will steal her heart ala Outlander. However, this story had some refreshing twists and a fair amount of humor. Coincidentally, the young woman is appropriately dressed since she is working at a Ren Fair and comes prepared with a backpack full of useful items and her violin. Still, when Lord Malcolm attempts...
  • JJH--Judy
    Finally, finally, finally--a time travel romance I really got into! I really love this genre, but it's been awhile since I read one that I didn't think was silly--I know, time travel romance--not very realistic stuff to begin with, but they usually end up with me rolling my eyes quite a few times. I wouldn't consider it a "fluff" piece--but it wasn't dark either. I thought the story line was well thought and flowed well. I am not a history nut, s...
  • Amanda Richardson
    I would probably rate this closer to 3.5 stars, but I rounded up to 4. I liked the story, I really liked the hero in the story. The heroine, she was a little too much, she was too capable, too strong, and did not trust the hero enough. Malcolm wanted to protect her, but Aletheia would take off and take herself out of his protection for no real good reasons.I also think the feast with the Comyn's was too much of a rip off of Game of Thrones. The l...
  • Tickled Pink for Book Ink
    This historical romance will have you drooling over hot men in kilts with sexy brogues. Alethia Goodsky is working at a renaissance festival until she is ready to attend Juilliard. This beautiful and talented violinist finds herself in 15th century Scotland after a cryptic conversation with a creepy fortune-teller. Somehow, this fortune-teller knows she has special abilities and now she has been given the task of saving someone’s life. Malcolm ...
  • Candy
    I loved True to the Highlander! In this time-travel romance, a modern day girl finds herself in the Scottish Highlands during the 15th century!While working at the Renaissance Festival, Alethia Goodsky knew to keep her distance from Madame Giselle, the fortune teller. The old woman always seemed to be watching her. But when Alethia hears crying coming from the fortune teller's tent, compassion gets the better of her, and she goes to see what's th...
  • Katja
    Angestachelt von meiner Liebe zu "Outlander" und dem wunderschönen Schottland habe ich mich zu trivialen Lektüren hinreißen lassen, wobei diese vorerst die letzte sein soll. So nett und nebenbei sich die Geschichte lesen lässt, so plakativ und platt bleibt sie am Ende. (Februar 2017)
  • Larena
    Time Travel Romance, present day New York & Scotland 1423Alethia Goodsky is working at the New York Renaissance Festival and getting the chance to meet all different types of people. Though the one that stands out the most is a fortune teller that has sent her on a life saving mission back to the 15th century. Now she is in a completely different time and place and needs to figure out just what is going on and what needs to be done so that she ca...
  • Larissa Brown
    The author brought in some elements that set this book apart from the typical time travel romance, and I so appreciated them. She developed Alethia with a Native American cultural background that made her--in unexpected ways--able to empathize with Highland clan members of the 15th century. The similarities in how they approached family and tribe were touching and felt right to me. She shared her culture with the Highlanders from the start. I als...
  • Keryn
    Loved it!I'm a huge fan of well written time travel romance novels. Especially if Scotland comes into play. Diana Gabaldon and her "Outlander" series probably wins as my favorite. This book easily equalled 'Outlander' in my estimation. the dialogue was quick, witty, and hysterical. Especially when Malcolm and his family/friends try to use the colloquial terms used by Alethia aka True. The romance is great fun to see build. Yes there was attractio...
  • Vicki
    I received an ARC of True to the Highlander from NetGalley. I loved the blurb of this book and the cover is beautiful. I was not disappointed with what the pages held either. True to the Highlander starts off in modern times with a young woman named Alethia who has a love for Renaissance Festivals and a passion for the violin. She is an extremely talented musician and has a plan set for her life, time travel was not included in that plan. Alethia...
  • Gretchen
    This is a historical romance novel, and I really enjoyed it. Alethia is a violinist from present day who gets caught up in the intrigues of a gypsy fortuneteller who uses magic to send her back to Scotland in 1423 to save the life of someone the gypsy cares about. There she comes under the protection of Malcom of clan MacKintosh. Alethia has some minor magical gifts - like being able to tell if someone is lying, and she also is half Native Americ...
  • Debbie Saraceni
    Awesome story of love and time travel. Awesome story of love and time travel. I have thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful story of time travel and the fantastic tales of the highlands. Alethia was sent back in time to help save someone. Malcolm and his men were on a mission to deliver a missive to his father when his trip was sidetracked by finding a beautiful young woman on the side of the road they traveled. Their story was very entertaining and w...