My Captive Highlander

The 7th story in the Highland Adventure Series. This is a stand alone novella.

Can unexpected passion and a little ancient magic turn enemies into lovers? 

During a fierce storm on the west coast of Scotland, Shamus MacKenzie barely survives a galley wreck only to be captured and held for ransom by the enemy MacDonalds. Aided by the gift of second sight, Maili MacDonald, sister of the ruthless chief, senses the handsome, dark-haired stranger will somehow be important in her life. Compelled to help him, she insists on providing him food and a healer to see to his injuries. She knows she is daft to fall in love with this captivating warrior after one forbidden kiss but cannot help herself. With each visit from Maili, Shamus finds his thoughts consumed by the enchanting lass. Can he convince her to help him escape the dungeon and prevent the impending battle between the two clans? 

Available in Audio
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Reader Reviews
  • "OMG, l just love the way Vonda Sinclair writes! The way she writes makes you feel completely immersed in the story. Her characters come across as genuine, complex, caring individuals. Who needs "Calgon" to take them away when we have such exciting and romantic adventures provided to us by Vonda Sinclair. Her love for Scotland and all things Scottish is woven innovate fabric of each of her books! I am super excited to be able to also listen to the audio versions. I can't wait until I have them all." Kat (Goodreads)

  • "As with all of Vonda Sinclair's books, you are swept away into the scenery and this is no exception. Who would have thought that two people who are supposed to be enemies, could fall in love against all opposition.
    Captured and beaten, Shamus Mackenzie has no hope until Maili MacDonald defies her brother the Laird and tries to help him. Will she succeed, read the book and find out. You won't be able to put it down." Ann (Goodreads)

  • "Another fast paced page turner that I know anyone who enjoy a kilted braw highlander will be doing a Scottish gig after reading this wonderful read! Vonda Sinclair has is truly a gifted author whose books are always fabulous fun reads!... You can feel the attraction between Shamus and Maili immediately which sizzles right off the pages!...I highly recommend My Captive Highlander By Vonda Sinclair as again another beautiful and powerful read!"

    Barbee (Goodreads)

  • "One forbidden kiss will do it's magic! Again, this author grabbed my interest from the first page... filled with passion and adventure with a dash of magic... I could not put it down! A real page turner! I only wanted to know what would happen next! Ms. Sinclair is a very descriptive writer. If you enjoy Scottish historical romances, then this book is for you!" ~Nicole (Goodreads)

  • "The story is full of excitement as you are drawn into this beautiful Highland adventure. I loved the characters and the story is a page turner. I highly recommend this book." ~Julie (Goodreads)


    "It's no secret that Ms. Sinclair is one of my favorite authors and her story, My Captive Highlander is truly a treat." Emma at Night Owl Reviews

  • "Author Vonda Sinclair is truly one of my favorite authors. Her love and knowledge of Scotland comes shining through in everything she writes. My Captive Highlander is another perfect example of this author's incredible gift of storytelling." Star (Goodreads)

  • "I loved both the characters and the story. It didn't have the feel of a novella and felt more like a full length novel. I loved the little bit of magic that sparked throughout the tale. I will be looking to read more by Vonda Sinclair. The cover was awesome too!" Lily (Amazon)


    "This novel in the Highlander series is a bit shorter than some of the others, but just as good. As I have said before, the more Ms. Sinclair writes, the better she is. And she knows her Scotland. The novels are not written in dialect, but with a salting of Scot words." R. Wood (Amazon)

  • "For a novella, this packed a powerful punch. I could feel their emotions, and this is a testimony to this author's writing. I have many books by this author, and she never disappoints." NavyWave 62 (Amazon)


    "Okay, Vonda Sinclair! I have just made a glorious, mad dash through the first seven books in your Highland Adventure series, and all I can do is wipe the sweat from my brow and say "whew"... Thank you and your compelling heros and heroine's for taking me away from food, sleep, chores, and my own edits! Bravo! A fantastic series!" LJ Vickery (Amazon)

  • "A must read! This is a shorter story, and I like the length. Sometimes a shorter story can really draw you in, and help make a bad day so much better. Ever since reading this story, I have devoured Vonda's other books. You can't go wrong with this author and her books. Jenny (Goodreads) 

  • "MY CAPTIVE HIGHLANDER was a must-read. This novella is nothing short of an enchanted treat featuring a sexy kilted Highlander, a feisty female heroine and a happy ever after ending that will leave the reader with a case of the warm fuzzies. Another huge plus for me was that the Celtic's circle of standing stones, which have always fascinated me, were featured in this story... I can see myself picking up MY CAPTIVE HIGHLANDER to read again and again and highly recommend it!" Linda (Goodreads) 

  • "...every time she puts pen to paper, the words flow and the story takes you deep within. How can she not be one of my fav authors. I devour her books every time she writes one.  The Story was great, the plot on spot and the H/H were perfect. I wished it would never end. I want a love like that. A man so perfect and possessive, make you feel wanted and cared for..." Kimi (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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