Review: The Archer's Daughter by Melissa MacKinnon

Print Length: 162 pages
Publisher: EsKape Press (March 24, 2015)

From England, 1381

Cate Archer is a wanted woman. When her father is killed during peace negotiations with the young King Richard, Cate vows she will not rest until she sees her father’s murder avenged and his killer brought to his knees. She never imagined she would fall in love with the man sent to execute her death warrant.

Lord Owen Grey has only one task—bring in the rebel leaders, dead or alive. His life’s duty is to the King’s Guard, and he has certain expectations to fulfill. Falling for his prisoner isn’t one of them. He understands her cause, but he cannot bring himself to risk his position and honor for an outlaw. Owen must choose between duty and his heart. The Guard is all he’s ever known. Does he stay true to his oath or find himself on the next most wanted list alongside his Cate?


My Rating: 5 stars out of 5

This was one of those novels where the action begins from the start, beautifully setting up the rest of the story. 

The characters couldn't have been more wrong for each other - which is one of the reasons I enjoyed watching them fall in love all the more. After all - she's a rebel and he's the lord tasked with catching her and bringing her in to be executed. Both have some serious trust issues, never fully trusting the other up until the ending which was nothing short of wild. There was one scene especially that kept me glued to my kindle because I could see no way they would all make it out alive. 

This is not the first book by this author that I have read, in fact I was lucky enough to have also reviewed her other novel Return to Me which was one of the main reasons I so desperately wanted to also review this novel.  Ms. MacKinnon has a way with words that allows you to not only see the story come to live before you, but also allows you to live in the world in which she has created. This novel, much like her others would make wonderful movies due the attention to detail the author gives. 

Filled with love, loyalty and betrayal, this book is sure to please all audiences. I would highly recommend this author and this novel to those who enjoy a beautifully written adventure. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own. 


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