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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. Chief Caden Macbain is not above using an innocent woman to bargain for peace. He captures Meg, but she isn’t who he thinks, 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 peace, Meg’s strength and courage have captured Caden’s heart.

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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 can be read out of order, but is best enjoyed in order. 

Highland Hearts reading 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 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 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 Petula January 29, 2017

Meg Boswell is on the run from her father. He had her mother burned as a witch, now he is after her. She is going to an aunt in the Scottish highlands. It will be a long and dangerous journey for a woman, her only protection her pet wolf. Finding herself far too close to a battle proves how vulne... ...more

By Landy February 14, 2017

Nice story.
One of those that just keeps you reading til the end. ...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 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 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

By Farrah September 05, 2012

This review also appears on my blog at http://www.thegoldenruleof666.blogspo...

So, so good!
I loved this book!
Captured Heart is a delightful historical romance with a hint of paranormal, a mix that works out beautifully.

The story is interesting. Meg runs away to Scotland to escape her father, a ma... ...more

By Dolce Amore October 04, 2012

Written For Confessions From Romaholics

When Meg Boswell receives word that her father, Rowland Boswell is coming to get her so she can be tapped for her godliness and married to a prestigious man at court, she knows he is planning to test her for witchery. Meg isn’t going to sit obediently and wa... ...more

By AnnaBanana March 27, 2014

Captured Heart is a heartfelt love story about a woman who is running for her life and a warrior laird doing everything he possibly can to save his clan., being pulled together to finally bring peace to the two enemy clans. This story has everything you want in a Highlander Romance. The big hands... ...more

By Beth November 14, 2012

Meg Boswell is running for her life. Her father has sent word that he is coming for her. He is taking her away from her aunt and uncle that raised her, test to see if she is a witch and marry her off for his own personal gain. He is the same monster that burnt her mother at the stake, falsely acc... ...more

By Arlena April 10, 2013

Author: Heather McCollum
Published by: Entangled Select
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Book Blog For: GMTA
Rating: 4

"Captured Heart" by Heather McCollum is book 1 of 2 in the Highland Hearts (McCollum) series. I love reading this story of a Scottish Historical 'Highlands'Roma... ...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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