Highland Jewel by May McGoldrick
St. Martin’s , 2019


Fun fact…did you know that May McGoldrick is the pen name of a husband and wife writing duo?

Here are my thoughts on Highland Jewel: McG’s writing is infused with MAJOR old-school romance flavors. It has kind of a sweeping and epic vibe that made me nostalgic for Kathleen E. Woodiwiss and her ilk. Highland Jewel is dramatic and ALMOST too over the top but it’s well executed and the characters are well developed so it still worked for me.

The backdrop of specific 19th century British/Scottish political strife and turmoil was actually pretty interesting. Often I will be a little bored by these kind of details if they’re emphasized too much. But it was working for me here. I really enjoyed this book.

Highland Jewel release on September 24th. Thank you Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press for the chance to read an advanced copy.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.