Highlander Unbroken

Book 8 in the Highland Adventure Series.

Torture has driven Neacal MacDonald to the brink of madness. 
As the new chief of the MacDonald clan, Neacal will do whatever it takes to make his late father proud and to help his clan thrive. But whispers of his madness abound and many in his clan turn traitor, wanting MacDonald of Sleat to lead them instead. Conflict ignites between the bitter rivals when Sleat garners the help of the man who tortured Neacal in the past. 

Can one woman's song pull him back and begin to heal his soul? 
Everything has been ripped from Anna Douglas except her angelic voice and the will to survive. When she meets Neacal MacDonald, she recognizes something familiar in him—stark loneliness and pain. His past could be even more tragic and tarnished than hers. No one must learn her true identity or about the brutish man claiming she is his wife, for he will stop at nothing to reclaim her. Though Neacal vowed to never trust a woman again, he cannot resist the secrets in Anna's eyes or her spellbinding song, which threatens to break down the icy walls surrounding his tormented heart. 


Released: May 10, 2016.


Highlander Unbroken follows and is loosely linked to My Captive Highlander.

Available in Audio
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Dave Gillies won the RONE award for his narration of Highlander Unbroken audiobook! Congratulations to Dave!

Highlander Unbroken was nominated for the Write Touch Readers Award in historical romance.

Reader Reviews
  • "Vonda Sinclair is a magnificent story teller, and she captures every emotion the hero and heroine are feeling. Fast-paced and exhilarating till the very end. Highly recommended." Books & Benches

  • "This was so, so good. The story was really well written and the characters felt real. My heart went out to both Anna and Neacal."

  • Ms. Sinclair has given us a beautiful story of the healing power of love! Well researched and captivating! Dottie (Goodreads)

  • A Night Owl Reviews Top Pick!  "What a great story! Highlander Neacal MacDonald is a man who has been broken in both body and mind after being betrayed and then tortured by his enemies. He's now the leader of his clan but he's struggling to hold on to his sanity while he tries to be the best leader he can to his people. Anna Douglas is traveling with a group of ministrels and she has horrors of her own she's trying to out run. The two are immediately attracted to each other but can they put aside their demons to be what the other needs?

    This was so, so good. The story was really well written and the characters felt real. My heart went out to both Anna and Neacal. They had both been through so much pain but were at core really strong people. Their romance was super touching and I was rooting for them all the way.

    The plot was fast paced filled with suspense. It was engaging and I couldn't read this book fast enough. It killed me to have to put it down and go adult.

    This is the 8th book in this series but I had not read the previous ones but I had no trouble following the plot line. It worked just fine as a stand alone. I had never read this author before and I'm so glad I tried this book. I will definitely be going back to read all the other books in this series."

    BookGirl, Night Owl Reviews

  • 5 stars, Reviewer's Top Pick: "Highlander Neacal MacDonald was a broken man in spirit and body. He was a spy for the King but was betrayed, caught and tortured by his family's enemy clan, the MacRankins. Although broken in body and madness stirring his mind and spirit, he can't fully chase his demons away. Trying to be the best chief for his clan is difficult when everyone has you labeled the mad chief. Anna Douglas is traveling with a group of ministrels, and has the voice and face of an angel, and she's the only one that can chase his madness away. But who is Anna and who is she running from? What are her secrets? Secrets that can have a devastating effect and can bring death and destruction to everyone close to her. She dares not succumb to the attraction and desire that she feels for Neacal, even though it feels so right. Neacal can't seem to get Anna out of his mind and every time they are together he feels consumed with desire like never before. Treachery, deceit and a race for time are working against them, enemies death and destruction seem inevitable! Join Neacal and Anna as they fight for their happily ever after! Vonda Sinclair is a magnificent story teller, and she captures every emotion the hero and heroine are feeling. Fast-paced and exhilarating till the very end. Highly recommended."

    Maria Rose Dariotis at Books and Benches

  • 5 stars: "A broken man and woman who create a bond by both understanding and knowing what pain and suffering really is! Anna seems to be his wee miracle worker melting his ice cold heart! Even trusting a female again in the slightest is a remarkable accomplishment for this shattered man! You can't help, but feel for this tortured suffering couple, as they both have endured so much pain in their lives! Readers will wonder if these star crossed lovers will ever truly be healed with enemies and traitors at every corner! Will they ever truly get their well deserved happily ending? 
    Vonda Sinclair, writes another spectacular, exhilarating, riveting adventure, in a beautiful breath taking Scottish setting with exceptional dialogue and captivating plot lines! This marvelous book will have you sitting on the edge of your seat with anticipation - wondering what will happen next? A wee bit of Beauty and the Beast elements with a very unique twist. Don't get me wrong, it's totally original, unique, with a delightful and refreshing story. It is definitely not a fairy tale! Has all the elements Scottish romance readers will love - attraction, betrayal, adventure, suspense , mystery, murder, hate, pain fear, guilt, hope, healing, passion and of course love. 
    A phenomenal swoon worthy read that will pull at your heartstrings! Readers won't be able to put this exhilarating book down! 
    Bravo Ms. Sinclair I absolutely and unequivocally Highlander Unbroken!" 
    Barbee (Goodreads)

  • 5 stars: "OMG, from the first page of this book you are so drawn to Neacal McDonald... the torture he suffered at the hands of his enemy not only to his body but also his mind. After the death of his father, [he is] expected to lead his clan and [is] known to people as a madman. Troubles from another McDonald clan who wishes him dead so they can have control of his castle and lands... Anna Douglas, a traveling minstreal with the voice of an angel, has her own troubles and is in hiding at Neacal's castle... Vonda's story telling just draws me into her books and doesn't let me go until the very last page and then I don't want them to end... marvelous writing... highly recommend this book. You won't want to put it down... thanks Vonda for another marvelous read." Sharon (Goodreads)

  • "This was my first read from Vonda Sinclair, and let me tell you, she doesn't disappoint! You're in for a romping adventure! Highlander Unbroken is a historical romance set against the backdrop of the Scottish Highlands during a clan war. Necal is the battered and scarred chief of clan MacDonald. He's taken his place after being held captive by an enemy clan while spying for the king. Necal's scars run deep (physically and emotionally) and most of the clan is conspiring to replace the maddened chief. Then Anna Douglass enters Necal's life. A beautiful minstrel with an angelic voice, ethereal beauty and a past with dark secrets. I can't wait for Colin and Kristina's story. Vonda Sinclair is most certainly an author worth reading!" Dottie (Goodreads)

  • "Highlander Unbroken is a book [with] a fantastic mix for the Highland love adventures. Ms. Sinclair has provided an excellent read filled with everything a highland romance lover enjoys." Natalie (Goodreads)

    "Very thrilling , vivid characters. Savored each page. Very much enjoyed. Excited for the next story. Would recommend this book to all who love Highland Romance!!" Jerylene C. (Amazon)

  • Audiobook review: "Narrator Dave Gillies, one of my favorite narrators, makes the story personal, with intimate tone where appropriate. His superb technique of eliciting tension through his tone and vocal pacing, perfectly matches the intent of the author. I’ve read or listened to most of this series. I’ve missed of few of them and will rectify my error. A superb series from a talented writer who takes me to Scotland to meet the cruel, the honorable, the compassionate, and above all experience the power of love. Every. Single. Time.
    Bottom Line: 5-star Review

    Series and author highly recommended for those who crave adventure and seek justice in a historical setting."

    Booktalk with Eileen

  • "A book full of awesomeness! Neacal was tortured and beaten almost to death before he was rescued . Anna is running for her life. When Neacal hears Anna sing for the first time his inner demons quite for the first time in two years. This was an outstanding story. Anyone who loves historical romance will definitely love this book." Linda A. (Amazon)

  • Audiobook Review:

    "This beautiful story will have readers falling in love with the characters. The main characters, Anna and Neacal, overcome so much. They both have heartbreaking backstories that will leave readers hoping for a happy ending. ... Not only does this book have a beautiful romance, but it has plenty of action! This perfect blend makes the story flow wonderfully! The history behind the story seems very accurate, making the reader feel as if they have gone back in time.

    Not only was the story a joy, but the narrator was perfect! The voice was soothing and enjoyable to listen to. The characters’ voices and accents were all read perfectly, with each character having a unique voice. Dave Gillies also made sure that all situations and tones were read accurately, making it difficult to press pause! Readers won’t want to put this book down and will immediately want to listen to the rest of the books in the series!"

    5 stars & RONE Award Finalist, InD'tale Magazine.

  • "Breathtaking! 6 starsOmg, Vonda Sinclair has truly outdone herself with her 8th book, Highlander Unbroken! It's intense, enthralling and so captivating, she really surprised me! I have read all her previous stories, in the Highland Adventure series, but have to admit that this one is truly my favorite, because of it's emotional touch! It has a smooth steady pace, and picks up in the final chapters, to keep me captivated until the very end. The characters Neacal and Anna are amazing, even his wolfhound Dunn is cute. What can I say, it's another great success, another amazing Scottish romance as I love them. This author never disappoints me!"  Nicole L. (Goodreads)

  • 5 stars "Simply said, WOW! Ms. Sinclair has written a completely and utterly compelling, emotionally charged [story] with tragedy upon tragedy and the struggle for survival... Honor, survival, treachery, betrayal, passion, clan acceptance, strength, finding peace and a HEA, are a few of the emotions the reader can expect to find within this moving, powerful and compelling tale. The chemistry between Neacal and Anna is electric, it nearly explodes off the pages. Their passion is intense. The strength the H/H process is epic and explosive. Ms. Sinclair is a most compelling, and informative Scottish Historical Romance author. I would highly recommend "Highlander Unbroken" for fans of Scottish Historical Romance, strong Highlanders, feisty Lasses and epic romance. I absolutely loved this story! My favorite in the "Highland Adventure" series, thus far. Ms. Sinclair is an amazing storyteller, who causes the reader to step into another world, through the pages of her stories. A must read! Emotional, compelling, powerful and entertaining. For a very satisfying read, pick up "Unbroken Highlander"." April R (Goodreads)

  • 5 stars: "I'm sure you won't put this down, it was exhilarating and how Vonda Sinclair weaves her stories you could believe you were there. Another for your keeper shelf to delve into when you want to escape into the Highlands." Ann (Goodreads)


    5 stars: "You don't want to miss this well written story and the excitement of the chase. You will love it." Virginia (Goodreads)

  • "Her writing easily draws you in and makes it very hard to put down. I truly base a great book as one where it's late and you have to get up early the next day and you keep telling yourself, "Just a few more pages," or "After I'm done with this chapter." And the next morning, you look for any brief moment to pick it back up. This story of love between Neacal and Anna is about two broken souls that find love and comfort with each other. There are so many climatic points in the story, that you get excited to wonder what will happen next or who will be behind it all. Truly another wonderful work by my favorite author!" Katie (Goodreads)

  • "This was my first book Vonda Sinclair and it wont be my last. I loved just about everything about this book. The main characters Neacal McDonald, laird of McDonald Clan and Anna Douglas, member of the traveling minstrel group have both had tortured past that would do any normal person in long ago. Courage, strength and determination has kept these two people going to overcome their tragic circumstances. Anna has the voice of an angel that sooths the soul of the beast Neacal thinks he's become, Anna has become Neacals light in the darkness. But Anna is hiding a secret and not only will Neacal have a fight within his own walls from traitors but also from outside the walls as their past comes for them."

    Lori (Goodreads)

  • "FAST PACED EDGE OF YOUR SEAT HIGHLAND PAGE TURNER.  Vonda Sinclair is one of the authors I consider my treasures. Her ability to pull the reader into the story and feel the emotions as the characters comes to life. The reader may open up the book, begin to read the story and escape from everyday humdrum surrounding them. Before you know it you will become so engrossed you will be taking sides and telling the characters what to do or what to say...

    Excitement, passion, tears, and joy abound between these two characters. This book is a keeper. I highly recommend this and any other book written by Vonda Sinclair. She delivers stories that you will read and reread. Her highlander tales makes the reader feel as if they are taken back in time as the story unfolds. I read this book in one sitting and very much look forward to each new release. " Rhonda (Goodreads)


"Ms. Sinclair pens fantastic historical romance. Her Highlander books are consistently fascinating, fast-paced and filled with passionate characters."

—Emma, Night Owl Reviews


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