Avon, $5.99, ISBN 0-380-78575-7
Historical Romance, 2000
Lion Heart has me reaching for the extra-strong Paracetamols on the medicine rack, because the accents are just too indecipherable for me.
Add in a huge cast of people whom I suspect are from the previously related Highland novels by this author (I recognized Piers and Meghan from Lyon’s Gift), half of whom I haven’t a clue as to who they are, and the other half I’m sure I know them from somewhere. When my convoluted reasoning somehow ends up tying a few guys here with a Highland romance by another author altogether, I give up.
The plot? May I just quote the synopsis? No? Okay. Let’s see. I think it’s about Broc MacEanraig (did I spell that right?) who can’t resist coming to a maiden’s aid. Hence, he escorts Elizabet who keeps getting into trouble. So Broc decides to go on lam with her, so to speak, by hiding her. Naturally, lots of problems occur when she goes missing.
Thing is, I have a hard time trying to decipher the accents. Add in the fact that there are just a whole ensemble of cast whose backgrounds are never made clear to me and I just want to scream. I suspect readers who have followed the whole installment and are more familiar with the accents will have a rollicking time, and heck, I do feel guilty for not being able to make head or tail of this whole story.