“The story I started was mostly about people being beaten, shot, flogged etc. so I reread the reviews and wondered if I was reading the same book. Scotswoman Annie, branded by evil uncle and sold to colonies, crosses paths with Scotsman Ian who was forced to fight for British or hang for murder. I quit halfway.”Dawn ♥ romance wrote this review Monday, May 31, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“loved the intrigue and iann's family and fellow soldiers.”californiameaghan wrote this review Monday, April 12, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Love this Book. Is a forever keeper.”Christa P wrote this review Friday, August 7, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Iain MacKinnon has been forced into service for the British army during the French and Indian War taking place in the New World. His family left Scotland after they were exiled as Jacobite's. Since he was a young boy he has farmed and learned how to live off this wild and fierce land. His tracking skills are unmatched by many and when shooting, he never misses a target. As he is spying on the French troops he comes across a woman in danger of being raped and killed.
Annie was once a Lady from a noble Scottish family and has been indentured in the new world. The family who bought her indenture are murdered by the French while she is in the barn milking a cow. She runs for her life but doesn't get far. Iain sees her and going against military orders he rescues Annie, because he would not be able to live with himself otherwise. He fights his attraction to Annie, but this is one battle he will not win.
The whole time while reading this book, I kept thinking to myself that this would make a great movie. There is a lot going on in this book. You have the war between the British and French. There are intense battles being fought. There is a conflict between Iain and his rangers with the official British army and their leader Lord Wentworth. Annie has a mysterious past. She dresses like a poor uneducated woman and yet she can quote Shakespeare and has superb table manners. Of course you also have a wonderful love story between a rough Scotsman and a delicate Lady.
Iain is larger than life. He is the fastest, strongest and smartest among the men. He is capable of just about anything. He is an exemplary hero and lives with the strictest code of honor. Sometimes this walked a fine line in being too exceptional in that it becomes cheesy. But, I admit I like cheese, so this book was a lot of fun to read. One of my favorite characters was Lord Wentworth. Ms. Clare did an excellent job of creating an interesting opponent for Iain. Wentworth, wasn't necessarily a bad man, but he made bad choices based on his own personal wishes. He could definitely be described as selfish and morally ambiguous at best.
In summary, I found Surrender to be a highly entertaining read and recommend it for fans of historicals who are looking for something other than those that take place in the typical regency period. ”
“This one got an A+ from me.
Knocked-me-off-my-feet great! I have avoided Clare's books in the past because of the violence (immense suffering by hero and/or heroine) but enduring those pages is so worth it! This is now one of my favorite historical romances and immensely re-readable.
I can't recall the last historical romance that fit the bill so perfectly for an absolute favorite (with the exception of the torture). I had refused to read Clare’s books for that reason but I prepared myself for those torture scenes, skimmed them, and they faded to the background.
I loved, loved the hero! He's one who believes in being in charge and doesn’t ever change in that manner (as so many strong heroes are required to do). I cannot say enough good about all of it. Even the villain was delicious in his own way and I think he continues to appear in the series. The unusual timeframe is fascinating as well.
Wonderful and infinitely rereadable! Great sensuality and very believable romance that gets plenty of time to develop and lots of time for the reader to enjoy a mature love story.
I want to pick this up and start over again right now but I need to move on to Untamed.”
“She is an excellent author and I loved this book. I true page turner for sure, great characters, romance, action, historical romance during English, French, American Indian wars...........excellent I look forward to the second of the series "Untamed" where the story of Morgan comes to life........”Joanne B wrote this review Monday, January 19, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Absolutely wonderful. I could not put this book down. The lead characters were warm, courageous, honorable, and extremely loving. The secondary characters were a mix: the above, and (for a couple of them) villainous, terrifying, and crafty. A great plot, involving historical events that are much easier to remember than when we were taught them in school, and if author's "license" was taken it certainly made for a marvelous tale. I look forward to reading more of Pamela Clare's books.”Marie T wrote this review Sunday, November 9, 2008. ( reply | view 1 replies | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I had heard really good things about this author and this book. I must say that all praise was well-deserved. If you like Scottish heroes, you have to read this book. Iain has made an impression on me that will make it very hard for future Scottish heroes to live up to. He is fearless, honorable, capable, manly, beautiful and loving. He risks his life many times for his brothers and men, and for Annie, the woman he had no obligation to save, but did, even though it brought misfortune on him and his men.
The adventure in this book is incredible. I am as much a fan of adventure as I am romance. If a book can wrap both up in an appetizing package, I am won over. I don't typically seek out books set in colonial America, but this book has gotten me interested in this period. I loved that although Iain and his brothers faithfully maintain their Scottish identities, they are also seasoned frontiersmen and adopted into the local Indian tribe that we would more easily recognize as the Mohicans. Anna is a compelling heroine who shows strength and honor. She has suffered greatly, but her heart is still huge and capable of love. After reading this book I would definitely call myself a fan of Pamela Clare's books, and find myself very happy that I have accumulated all of her historicals. I may also have to branch out to her contemporaries. Surrender is a must read.”