The Talisman

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When Ailis O'Brien's family is murdered in the Highlands, she vows to find the murderer and repay the blood debt. Though not of his clan, Laird Gavin MacPherson vows to aid her.
Will their growing love fill the emptiness in their hearts or will a talisman shatter it forcing them to choose between love and vengeance? More

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Published: Nov. 15, 2011
Words: 106,940
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466149076
About Deborah Gafford

I love being an author! What other job let's you work in your pajamas if you want to? My favorite genre to write is historical romance set in Scotland. Who WOULDN'T want to write about a strong handsome man in a kilt? It's a tough job but someone has to do it. Right?

Once in a wee while I write contemporary romantic comedy to shake the dust of the glens from my mind and clear it for my next Highland romance. But no matter what I write, there is always a Happy Ever After ending.

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The Talisman Trailer
Watch this video trailer for the historical romance, The Talisman, for a taste of the intense drama of the Scottish Highlands of the 1500's where love, passion, betrayal and murder are a part of everyday life.

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Review by: Cherime MacFarlane on Oct. 04, 2013 : star star star star star
A hero who is just a man, trying to live up to his responsibilities, trying to make life work for those he loves. A woman with a mission. Combined an excellent story.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Lora Madec on Feb. 11, 2013 : star star star star star
I loved this book! I couldn't put the book down. If you loved Highlanders Bride this book is a must read.
The Highlanders series is a keeper in my collection.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Kathie Noblit on Dec. 02, 2012 : star star star star
I received this book from the author as a result of winning a contest.

A wonderful story. Ailis's family has been murdered and her only clue is a talisman and a questionable memory of a kilt. Taken in and cared for by a clan whose colors seem to resemble those in her memory, she is torn between her feelings of welcome and her vow to avenge her family.
I was drawn into the story quickly and shared Ailis's feelings throughout the book. From her friendship with Megan to her growing feelings for Gavin, her own insecurities about the possible guilt of someone in this clan being her families murderer and her own oath of revenge. This story has it all and kept me turning those pages slowly to savor each word.
Very well written with just enough Scottish brogue to keep you in the highlands without being hard to follow.I will recommend this book as well as the others in this series to anyone who enjoys highland romance novels.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: cherry coleman on Jan. 13, 2012 : star star star star
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: cherry coleman on Jan. 13, 2012 : star star star star star
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Joni Hahn aka Sophie Greyson on Dec. 23, 2011 : star star star star star
Having truly enjoyed Deborah's first book, Highland Bride (it's on my keeper shelf!) I was happy to learn she had written another. And once again, Deborah doesn't disappoint.

In The Talisman, the book's hero, Calum, is to die for! If only we could all have a man that hunky, sexy, good-natured and strong. Sigh. And after the tragedies and hardships the heroine, Ailis, encounters, he is exactly what she needs. Calum is a vivid compliment to Ailis's strong will and fiesty nature.

Besides the strong sexual tension and romantic storyline of the main characters, Deborah does a great job intertwining a murder mystery and secondary character relationship into the book. Her setting and world-building skills are quite impressive. The detailed descriptions and authentic dialogue she uses make 16th century Scotland come alive.

I truly enjoyed the read, Deborah! I can't wait to read You're in Good Hands with Al Tate next!
(reviewed long after purchase)

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