Beauty and the Highland Beast

Beauty and The Highland Beast

Sometimes we suffer so badly from the circumstances around us that we seem broken and lost to those around us. In Beauty and the Highland Beast, two broken souls must help guide each other to find forgiveness and acceptance for things that they can not change.

Beauty and The Highland Beast

About Beauty and the Highland Beast

Powerful and dangerous Highlander Dair Sinclair was once the favored son of his clan, The Sinclairs of Carraig Brigh. With Dair at the helm, Sinclair ships circled the globe bringing home incredible fortune. Until one deadly mission when Daire is captured, tortured and is unable to save his young cousin. He returns home breaking under the weight of his guilt and becomes known as the Madman of Carraig Brigh.

When a pagan healer predicts that only a virgin bride can heal his son’s body and mind, Daire’s father sets off to find the perfect wife for his son. At the castle of the fearsome McLeods, he meets lovely and kind Fia MacLeod.

Although Daire does his best to frighten Fia, she sees the man underneath the damage and uses her charm and special gifts to heal his mind and heart. Will Daire let Fia love him or is he cursed with madness forever?

My Thoughts

I LOVE historical romance, even more so when you throw in a Scottish hero (those accents!!). In this story, we have a young man in his prime who is torn over the loss of his cousin. He takes full responsibility and turns to alcohol to help him deal with his grief and nightmares, except they make this all the worse. His Father is desperate to help him and calls in a pagan healer. The healer knows there is nothing she can do but instead tries to tell the Clan leader, that only a virgin bride could heal his son.

Here is where we enter Fia, she is not the bride that Daire’s Father pictures for him. Instead he sees her gentle nature, kindness and compassion with others and hopes that this too will heal Daire. We watch Fia struggle with her own fears and desires to help this man who is hurting so much on the inside. The two of them are drawn together but Daire fights it at every chance to avoid hurting her. He doesn’t want to hurt her the way his cousin was hurt.

The ending blew my mind! It definitely was not what I expected to happen from the beginning but about half way through you get the sense that something is not quite right with the nightmares that plague Daire. I can’t tell you too much as it will spoil it but it was definitely the ending that you want and need!

Beauty and the Highland Beast is a sweet, simple story of forgiveness, healing, hope and love. A great summer time read.

Rating: 4/5

About the Author

Lecia Cornwall lives and writes in Calgary, Canada in the beautiful foothills of the Canadian Rockies, with five cats, two teenagers, a crazy chocolate lab, and one very patient husband. She’s hard at work on her next book. Come visit Lecia at, or drop her a line at

Disclosure: I received a digital copy of this book in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.


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