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Peek Inside Captured Heart

Healer Meg Boswell is running from the man who falsely accused her mother of witchcraft. Cursed with magical healing abilities, Meg knows that if she's caught, she will die atop a blazing pyre

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Fleeing with only her bow, horse, enormous pet wolf, and the cryptic clues hidden in her mother's medicine journal, healer Meg Boswell gallops north towards freedom, running from the man who falsely accused her mother of witchcraft. Cursed with magical healing abilities, Meg knows that if she's captured, she will die like her mother—atop a blazing witch's pyre.

Winter winds rip across the Highlands, pressing Chief Caden Macbain forward in his desperate plan to save his clan. He's not above using an innocent woman to bargain for peace if it keeps his clan from starving. But Meg isn't who Caden thinks she is, and when she kills a man to save the clan, he must choose between duty and her life. For although he captured her to force a peace, Meg's strength and courage have captured Caden's heart.

The Highland Hearts series is best enjoyed in order.
Series order:
Book one: Captured Heart
Book two: Tangled Hearts
Book three: Untamed Hearts
Book four: Crimson Heart
Book five: Highland Heart

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By Kari June 22, 2013

Captured Heart is a Scottish romance with bits of paranormal and a lot of action.

The heroine, Meg Boswell, is fleeing England from the man who wrongly accused her mother of witchcraft and had her burned at a witch’s pyre. She rides to Scotland seeking to reach her aunt’s home in Scotland, accomp... ...more

By Jonetta January 09, 2013

I love a good Scottish Highlander story and this one didn’t disappoint. Meg Boswell is on the run because her father is on his way home to have her “examined” to see if she’s a witch. Meg’s a healer with some added magical abilities and she doesn’t want to meet the same fate as her mother. She’s... ...more

By Jess the Romanceaholic October 09, 2012

Really enjoyable -- it's been a long time since I've read a Scottish kidnapping romance, but this book reminded me why I love that trope so much.

Full review to follow, but for now, 4.5/5 ...more

By Esther March 21, 2017

Just what I needed. Loved it! ❤ ...more

By Sandra October 15, 2012

Meg Boswell is riding her horse towards the Scottish border with only her bow and arrows and her pet wolf Nickum as protection. She's running from her father whom she hasn't seen in years, not since he accused her mother of witchcraft and had her burned at the stake.

Meg knows she is different, a... ...more

By Jess February 20, 2017

Kind of loved this!!! ...more

By Debra September 10, 2012

Every now & again I stumble across a story that is simply a joy to read. Captured Hearts was one of those rare stories.
Meg is fleeing to Scotland to escape charges of witchcraft. She is running from the same man who had her mother put to the fire for witchcraft. Sadly that man is Meg's own f... ...more

By Erika December 18, 2015

Overall, this was a very enjoyable read. The hero, Caden, was a noble, protective, sexy guy. The heroine, Meg, was sweet, kind, strong and persevering. There are only a couple of negatives I can think of:

(1) the main conflict results from the lovers not sharing important information and feelings... ...more

By Barbara March 14, 2014

This story wraps loyalty, betrayal, treason, kidnapping, romance, witches, history and those magnificent Highland warriors all into one glorious read. I could simply not put it down and read it in one sitting. This is the third book by Heather McCollum that I've read and I must say I will keep re... ...more

By Shauni September 10, 2012

Finding new authors to share with you all is one of the joys of Tea and Book. As you know, Tea and Book was set up for just this reason, to share exciting reads from new authors. I know there are always authors to be discovered but it is such a high when we find on that is jut amazing. I was thri... ...more

By Lynsey September 22, 2012

A sweet Scottish Romance with just a hint of paranormal.

This is the story of Caden MacBain, chief of clan MacBain, and Meg Boswell, niece to the MacBain's fiercest enemy, the Munro's. It's just barely a Historical-Paranormal, although really the paranormal aspect was very small and limited to o... ...more

By Tina "IRead2Escape" April 02, 2013

Captured Heart by Heather McCollum is a wonderful addition to the many Highlander books that I love. In this particular sub genre you can either go for gold or be really cheesy. This book is definitely gold.

Running for her life Meg Boswell has to get to her aunt in the Northern Highlands. Her mo... ...more

By Mei August 29, 2013

A solid highlander romance.

I liked Caden and Meg. They're endearing characters.
The romance was good and the action too.

The reason for 4 stars is that I had a feeling that I had already read this story somewhere... It was very similar to other highlander romance stories... ...more

By Carolyn April 28, 2013

This was my first book written by Heather McCollum. I would definitely purchase another book by this author! ...more

By Elle April 30, 2015

4.5 - 5 ...more

By Betty February 27, 2017

This book was good. I do like highland tales. This is about Meg Boswell, who is running away to the north to freedom from her father. Her father thinks she is a witch and wants her to be cleansed from the healing ability. She is a healer. Her father falsely accused her mother of being a witch and... ...more

By Judith February 25, 2017

This deserves another star.

A little witchcraft, a long feud, a treasonous father, a book of healings, a warrior laird and a runaway lady, unite to make this a really good one. Oh, I almost forgot. The lady's pet wolf.. ...more

By C.J. March 01, 2017

Fleeing with only her bow, horse, enormous pet wolf, and the cryptic clues hidden in her mother’s medicine journal, healer Meg Boswell gallops north toward freedom, running from the man who falsely accused her mother of witchcraft. Cursed with magical healing abilities, Meg knows that if she’s ca... ...more

By Ellen October 12, 2012

Meg Boswell has always known she was different. Meg is a healer. She lost her mother, who was burned because she was believed to be a witch, as a young child and has been raised by her aunt and uncle. When she receives word that her estranged father is coming to get her, have her tested for witch... ...more

By Amanda December 11, 2012

I am so glad I took a shot on this book. It was such a heartwarming highlander tale. I have to admit I’ve missed my highlanders they are so sexy, loyal and caveman like! On top of that it’s an abduction Highlander tale, I always enjoy a good abduction! LOL. And even more?! Our heroine is a healer... ...more

By Terri James March 09, 2017

Captured Heart

I loved this book. Full of adventure, romance, love, and drama. Never a dull moment, which is what I love. I couldn't put in down. Definitely recommend it. Can't wait to read the next book in the series. ...more

By Kim December 03, 2012

I fell in love with this story of Highlands Romance and Intrigue!

I was drawn immediately into the story and 16th century Scotland. Heather McCollum's writing style just flows beautifully and made it enjoyable from start to finish.

It begins with Meg fleeing from the father she does not know that... ...more

By Cameron April 09, 2016

Originally posted on the blog: What the Cat Read

Looking for a Historical Romance novel with a hint of the Paranormal in it? This book is for you!

I do love me a hot Scottish Highlander, and this book definitely has a hot Scottish Highlander. Actually, it has several rather hot Scottish Highlanders... ...more

By Jamie February 28, 2017

Good read

I always like a good highlander story. This one was a good read. I liked the characters and the story flow. I liked the touch of magic. It did lack in the way of the magic structure, I can't think of the words to use. But for me it didn't ruin the story. I went in wanting a good highland... ...more

By Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe) November 13, 2012

Courtesy of Entangled Publishing, LLV through NetGalley in exchange of an honest review.

Meg Boswell knows that just like her mother, there is something different about her. Cursed with healing abilities she is on the run from her father Boswell in hopes to escape accusations of being a witch and... ...more

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Heather McCollum

About the author

Heather McCollum

Heather McCollum is an award winning, historical paranormal and YA romance writer. She earned her B.A. in Biology, much to her English professor's dismay. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood of 2009 Golden Heart finalists. The ancient magic and lush beauty of Great Britain entrances Ms. McCollum's heart and imagination every time she visits. The country's history and landscape have been a backdrop for her writing ever since her first journey across the pond. When she is not creating vibrant characters & magical adventures on the page, she is roaring her own battle cry in the war against ovarian cancer. Ms. McCollum recently slayed the cancer beast and resides with her very own Highland hero, rescued golden retriever & 3 kids in the wilds of suburbia on the mid-Atlantic coast.

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