Interview with Amy Jarecki, author of The Highland Guardian
19 Dec 2017
What can you tell us about your new release, The Highland Guardian?
The Highland Guardian is Book 3 in the Lords of the Highlands Series and can be read as a standalone novel. In fact, it’s my favorite in the series so far!
Reid MacKenzie, the Earl of Seaforth, vows to care for a dying friend’s daughter, but when he arrives at the land baron’s manse, he discovers the girl is not a child, but a fully grown and ravishing beauty of nineteen. Reid’s initial thought is to arrange a swift marriage for Miss Audrey, but the saucy lass is not about to allow her new guardian to ride roughshod over her life. Twists and turns abound as hero and heroine standoff against each other, and then unite to face treachery neither of them ever could have imagined.
What’s the last book you read?
Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt – An engrossing 18th Century romance about Lord Caire and his infatuation with the proprietor of a foundling home, Temperance Makepeace.
Who is your favorite couple from literature?
Elizabeth and Darcy. There never again will be another couple so divinely depicted by the mistress of all romance, Jane Austin!
What or who inspired you to become an author?
Believe it or not, Tom Clancy. I read a Tom Clancy book that happened to be ghostwritten, and didn’t live up to Clancy’s genius, and it gave me the inspiration to pick up my pen and see what I could do.
BAM. You’re a superhero. What’s your superpower?
I can travel through time without getting myself killed (LOL). I dream about traveling back in time to the eras I write about. I’d like to experience life first-hand and really understand the dangers, loves, fears, and joys of our predecessors.
How do you like to spend a rainy day?
I live in Southwest Utah and it seldom rains. But when it does, I like to curl up in my living room with its enormous picture windows and read a Jane Austin novel.
What scene in The Highland Guardian was your favorite to write?
I think my favorite was the marionette scene with Lady Ne’er Do Well and the Chimney Sweep. The earl and Miss Audrey act out a play with their puppets, which leads to deeper affection between the two main characters.
Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
The journey to a goal should be a great adventure.
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