The Last Jacboite Heroine

Which comes first: love for your husband or your duty to your king? When Anne Mackintosh raised a regiment to fight for Bonnie Prince Charlie, she found herself facing her own husband on the battlefield. A true story from Scotland.
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SCOTLAND’S FORGOTTEN HEROINE…

Daughter of The Chief of Clan Farquharson, young Anne was the envy of her peers… until she made the mistake of marrying for love!

The man she married was Angus Mackintosh – 22nd Chief of Clan Mackintosh and one of the most powerful men in the Scottish Highlands. At first, Anne was blissfully happy. But the year was 1745 and Bonnie Prince Charlie was about to step off a boat on the west coast of Scotland and plunge the nation into war.

Angus Mackintosh was a serving officer with the British Army and joined the brutal ranks of troops hunting the young prince down. To her horror, Anne realised she would have to choose between her husband and her country.

She raised a regiment of 500 men and joined the prince. This young woman, with little experience of combat, led her men into battle against regiments of the British Army led by “Butcher” Cumberland. As her clansmen fought their way through the fog at Dornoch, “Colonel” Anne Mackintosh was suddenly reunited with her husband… but not in the way she wanted.

Everything Anne did, during her hectic life, was for love. She married for love and then she picked up the broadsword for love. This novel follows her adventures through the chaotic events of the last Jacobite Rebellion on a sometimes heroic, sometimes tragic, journey that led her clansmen into clouds of sulphurous gunsmoke at The Battle of Culloden with bullets coming thick as the rain falling from the dark skies.

I could tell that I liked Anne more from the conversations she had with Peggy at the start of the book. What is there not to like about Anne? The good girl was a concerned friend, sharp, displayed her strengths and showed how wise she was through her decisions most of the time. Anne had her weak moments but that did not stop her from being awesome. Peggy, James, Alasdair MacLean, Lain Roy were amazing characters too. Enter Angus Mackintosh and the story moves from being a little plain to more thrilling. The reader is taken through the adventures of Anne, a girl who sometimes bit off more than she could chew, but was abundantly skilled. Anne is a royal in her own way. She is the daughter of the Chief of Clan Farquharson. The lady seems to have everything she wants. Friends envy all that she possesses as the universe works in her favor. Anne lived her usual wonderful life until her romantic feelings for Angus Mackintosh came in the way. Angus Mackintosh seemed like a good choice for her as he was the 22nd Chief of Clan Mackintosh and one of the few men in Scottish highlands who had a command and influence. Angus was feared and respected in equal measure. Angus and Anne had a happy marriage until something happened and Anne was made to either choose the man she loved or be a patriot. I like how the author transformed Anne’s character. The sweet girl the reader knew at the beginning of the book changed to be one fierce lady who went for anything she wanted. Reading about Anne as she led the army of 500 men to go fight regiments of the British Army under the leadership of Butcher was a great experience. Reading about the battle and how the soldiers prepared was one of my favorite parts in the book. It was such a relief when Anne got to see the love of her life later after the battle. Their reunion may not have been a happy one but I enjoyed reading about it. Anne is more than the protagonist in the book. She displays a strong character that is to be admired by many, seeing that she was a woman going against the norms. Anne is an iron lady, a leader, a beckon of hope and a heroine in the story. ‘The Last Jacobite Heroine’ is a one-of-a-kind military historical fiction that every avid reader will love. The author’s imagination fused with his creativity made the book a fantastic read. The plot starts slow and gets to be electric as one progresses. The sentence structure and flow of the story are excellent. The narrative about the military and how the army goes for war was brilliantly written. Other than Anne, the author created other characters who were heroes in different ways. The villains were present too, balancing the story.

-- aaron

Euan Macpherson (Author)

Which comes first: love for your husband or your duty to your king? When Anne Mackintosh raised a regiment to fight for Bonnie Prince Charlie, she found herself facing her own husband on the battlefield. A true story from Scotland.

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