Highland Hearts – Character Discussion & Giveaway

Today we’re going to talk about the hero in Eva Maria Hamilton’s debut Love Inspired Historical, Highland Hearts.

I read the book last week. What a treat! Here’s a brief description before we chat: 

Logan McAllister survived years of indentured servitude in America to reach this moment. Now he’s returned to Scotland, ready to redeem the secret promise from Sheena Montgomery’s father—that five years as a servant would earn him Sheena’s hand in marriage. But when he arrives home, he learns that Sheena’s father has died, his contract has been lost…and Sheena is engaged to another man.

Sheena has spent the past five years trying to forget Logan, the man who abandoned her with no explanation. She won’t listen to his protests that he loves her—has always loved her. It’ll take more than empty promises to win her back…and to prove that his highland heart is hers forever.

I greatly admire this hero. Logan loved Sheena so much that he was willing to do anything to gain her father’s permission to wed her, even selling himself into what amounted to slavery.

And although I hate that he never told Sheena why he was leaving Scotland, I admire the kind of integrity it took to honor her father’s conditions rather than divulge the secret to the woman he loved, a woman he could have trusted to not betray to her father that she knew.

So here’s our question for discussion…and this week, I’ll be giving away a signed copy of Highland Hearts to one of our participants so don’t be shy!

Your Turn: When have you challenged yourself and pushed yourself to your limit to accomplish something important to you? Did you succeed? Was it worth the effort?


if you haven’t felt challenged in this way, what kind of circumstance might drive you to push yourself to the limit to achieve your desired goal?


  • Hmmm. Great question! I’m not usually a push myself to the limit type of person. When I do, i don’t always succeed.
    The other day I played basketball against my husband. I tried SO hard (yes, I’m competitive) and I still LOST in a big way. LOL I was not a happy girl.
    But other things I’ve found success in, like getting published or finding a job, so it depends. I’m looking forward to reading Eva’s book! (don’t enter me, I already have it)

  • Well my husband decided he was going to get his CCDW(Conceal and Carry of a Deadly Weapon) and get a hand gun. After he got his he wanted me to get mine and it took a bit of coaxing. Taking the course, shooting a gun and finally getting one was the most scariest thing I’ve ever done. I did a lot of praying! And now the biggest challenge ever that I’ll be doing is raising money to go on a mission trip this summer. Need lots of prayer and money!

    • Ooh, Jennifer, as a romantic suspense author. I want details, details, details. How did it feel to hold the gun for the first time? How did you react to the noise? How do you feel about carrying a gun on you, now, if you are? For a future heroine, of course… 🙂

  • Last fall I had an accident while shearing sheep that caused 2 tears in my right knee. Hoping to avoid surgery, I elected to go with physical therapy to regain full use of my knee.

    Just last Saturday I climbed on my horse for the first ride since the accident. I was more than a little fearful! I didn’t know if my knee would allow me to ever ride again without the surgery.

    We did a modest 3.5 miles and everything was fine until I had to dismount. That was awkward – but doable! So I’m happy, I put a lot of faith and trust in my old Trooper to behave himself and he did. And my knee did too. Glad I overcame the fear and climbed back in the saddle. 🙂

    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

  • As a first grade teacher, I always wanted to get my Master’s Degree in Reading. As a wife, mother and full time teacher, I wasn’t sure I could handle the class load and fulfill my other roles as well. It took me 4 1/2 years but I completed it with high grades and was proud of myself for sticking to it. There were lots of nights without much sleep to have peace and quiet to study after grading papers, completing lesson plans etc but I felt a lot of satisfaction in pushing myself to do this.

  • OH I can’t wait to read this book. Congrats Eva! My biggest challenge is going back to school as a working mom and getting my Bachelor’s degree in 3 1/2 years versus 4 years. I graduate this October and I am so excited! I know it will be worth all the late nights and the times when my tired excuses came in the form of “I am having a blond moment” or “My brain is fried”. ha! 🙂
    srstormo at yahoo dot com

  • I’m working full time at my day job, and writing novels – my dream – at night or my free time. There are times I feel pushed to the limit. It seems when that old doubt and frustration creeps in, I get a word of encouragement, or I jump a hurdle. I’m instantly rejuvenated!

    Eva’s book sounds good!

  • I’m with Sherri. I am in my 15th year of homeschooling (I think). I have another 9 years to go(give or take). Each year I push myself to be more patient, more understanding and more organized. Lord willing, by the time I’m done, I will have graduated seven students who are ready and able to win the world for God by how they live. 🙂

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