Review: The Rebel Wears Plaid


Toran Fraser encounters a mysterious rebel, and he can’t resist being recruited to her cause…

Toran Fraser is hell-bent on taking down the Jacobites. On a late-night mission, he’s intercepted by a woman known only as “Mistress J,” who’s determined to put Prince Charlie back on the throne of Scotland. Toran can’t resist her appeal—especially with her pistol pointed at his heart—and suddenly finds himself joining the rebellion…

By day, highborn Jenny Mackintosh runs her estate in the Highlands. By night, she’s one of Prince Charlie’s Angels—a band of Jacobite rebels. Scoffing at mortal danger, she raises coin, delivers weapons, and recruits soldiers for the rebellion. When she encounters a handsome Highlander who is clearly on the run, she is more than a little intrigued. She isn’t expecting to be his enemy…

Jenny’s story has a flavor of the lives of Lady Anne (Farquharson) Mackintosh, Jenny Cameron, and Lady Margaret Ogilvy, who raised troops, collected funds and weapons for the rebels, fought in battles, and aided men in escaping the wrath of their enemies.

“Bold, adventurous, and brimming with intrigue.”—Cathy Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author

Rating: 5-stars


The Rebel Wears Plaid by Eliza Knight is full of one adventure after another. I loved the raw intensity of the scenes. This writer did her search well before crafting this book. I felt the time period come alive inside this historical novel. The Jacobites had it rough. Many were killed for fighting against the English people and their King. There was only one rightful King and he was definitely not the English one. The story was action-packed, intense, deadly, and entertaining. I could not get enough of these characters nor the story itself.

Inside, The Rebel Wears Plaid, I met a high noble woman. Her brother has left his clan to fight for their enemy. He hates his sister so much. She ends up taking up the cause her father died to protect. Her clan is now under her rule and she will fight alongside the men to protect them all. That’s when she meets the hero and his cousin. They escaped the English, leaving behind their men to die, only to find themselves fighting to prove they’re not traitors to their own people. The hero was quite interesting. He was told that his mother was killed by the Jacobites. His father fought alongside the English and he too, was taught to do so. But he never knew his mom fought with the Jacobites, their own people, and died a heroine. The hero has a lot to learn and a hard time proving which side he’s actually on…plus, his siblings and cousin need him for protection. The dangers are not only the English but also those who are close to them.

This is the first book I have read by Eliza Knight. I cannot wait to read more books by her in the future. She is a talented writer in bringing to life the rich history of the Highlanders and creating irresistible characters.

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