The Rogue of Islay Isle, by Heather McCollum is a fascinating historical romance, which is set in the Scottish highlands in the 1500s.
As the new chief of the MacDonald Clan, Cullen Duffie is determined to properly lead his family and clan, yet his plans are altered when an unknown woman is found along the shoreline. Due to several injuries, Madeleine (also known as Rose) is unable to speak at first and also is suffering from amnesia. As her memory slowly returns, Madeleine remembers the horrors of her past and the danger she brings to her new clan, yet Cullen continues to proclaim his protection for her.
As the story continues, Cullen and Madeleine are forced to deal their attraction amidst danger from outside forces, as well as meddling relatives, his roguish history, her unknown past, and a not-so-secret stairway leading to main chamber at Dunyvaig Castle.
The Rogue of Islay Isle is geared towards those who enjoy reading humorous historical romances. Since it's the third book in the Highland Isles series, it's recommended to start with the first book, yet it's not necessary to read the books in order.
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