Do tales of handsome Highlanders make you smile or swoon? Are you a fan of white magic? If so, you definitely need to read Suzan Tisdale’s Wager of the Heart, a novella previously published in the 2019 anthology, Once Upon a Highland Glen.
Graham Keith, ne’er do-well without a sense of direction, awakes after a night of drinking and gambling to find he won Leelah MacDonald in a game of chance and is now married. To make things even worse Leelah is a widow with four young children. Leelah wants to return to her clan, Clan Hay, and needs Graham to escort her, but he is beyond reluctant. Graham is finally convinced to accompany Leelah and her brood. The journey is filled with drama, tempered with a healthy dose of humor and a budding romance.
The story is laugh-out-loud funny, especially little Vonda and Graham’s internal dialogue with himself regarding the children. I loved the excellent characterization. This is a well-written tale of love, honor and redemption with a little magic thrown in for good measure. Ms. Tisdale has shown her expertise with historical romance in this novel. Wager of the Heart rates a definite 5 out of 5 stars. I highly recommend it to all readers of historical romance, especially Highlander romance.
My thanks to the author for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
Publication Date: March 27, 2020