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Flight of the Heron

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Flight of the Heron is a beautifully written historical novel set against the backdrop of the Jacobite uprising in Scotland. The author, D. K. Broster, has crafted a captivating story filled with rich detail and compelling characters.

The protagonist, Ewen Cameron, is a complex and relatable character who is torn between his loyalty to his clan and his growing love for an Englishwoman. The love story between Ewen and Alison adds depth and emotion to the novel, while the political intrigue and tension of the Jacobite uprising provide a thrilling backdrop.

Broster does a fantastic job of bringing to life the rugged beauty of the Scottish Highlands and the harsh realities of life during this turbulent period in history. Her prose is lyrical and evocative, transporting the reader back in time to a world of warring clans, treacherous politics, and forbidden love.

Overall, Flight of the Heron is a masterfully crafted historical novel that will appeal to fans of romance, adventure, and historical fiction. Broster's meticulous attention to detail and immersive storytelling make this a book that is difficult to put down. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a captivating read set in a fascinating period of history.

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Ewen Cameron, a young and handsome Highland laird devoted to the Jacobite cause, takes the English army captain Keith Windham prisoner on the eve of the Jacobite uprising of 1745, and learns that there is a prophecy that will bring them together five times. Captain Windham is a professional soldier who has grown cynical, believing that it is better to reject any attachments before they bring disappointment. He does not expect much of his captor, but is surprised at the honourable and generous treatment he receives. With each meeting, the bond between them grows, but what will become of them after Culloden, when Captain Windham is expected to take part in the savage repression of the Jacobites?

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