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An English Bride in Scotland
     

An English Bride in Scotland

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by Lynsay Sands
 

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From New York Times bestselling author of The Husband Hunt, The Heiress, and other beloved historical romances, comes Lynsay Sands’s An English Bride in Scotland, the first book in a new series set in the wilds of the Highlands.
 
Annabel had planned to become a nun. But when her mother arrives at the Abbey to bring her

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From New York Times bestselling author of The Husband Hunt, The Heiress, and other beloved historical romances, comes Lynsay Sands’s An English Bride in Scotland, the first book in a new series set in the wilds of the Highlands.
 
Annabel had planned to become a nun. But when her mother arrives at the Abbey to bring her home to marry a Scottish laird—her runaway sister’s intended husband—her life takes a decidedly different turn.
 
And though Annabel isn’t the wife he’d planned for, strong, sexy Ross McKay is taken with his shy, sweet bride.
 
Annabel knows nothing about being a wife, running a castle—or the marriage bed. But her handsome new husband makes her want to learn. When Annabel’s life is threatened, Ross vows to move the highlands itself to save her and preserve the passion that’s only beginning to bloom.

Editorial Reviews

Romantic Times
“Sands’ companion to The Countess abounds with her hallmark humor and sensuality...fresh and delightful.”
Romantic Times BOOKclub
“Maintaining the tenor of the era while building a love story with sensuality and humor is one of Sands’ talents, and one she displays with relish...”
Suzanne Enoch
“Lush, lively and romantic - Lynsay Sands hits all the right notes.”
Eloisa James
“Sands spins a funny, laughable tale; you’ll cheer as the drunk and the shrew discover they are a ‘perfect match’.”
Romantic Times on The Hellion and the Highlander
‘Sands is at her best in the third Devil of the Highland novel. Her delightful story featuring highly emotional characters, is filled with honor and passion and laced with Sands’ hallmark wit and sensuality. This one’s a keeper!”
Kirkus Reviews
Instead of taking the veil as planned, Annabel is whisked away from the convent and ordered to marry Scotsman Ross MacKay, her runaway sister's intended groom. Since being sent to a convent as an oblate before she was 10 years old, Annabel has known a stern, joyless existence. Now, just weeks before she's meant to take her vows, Annabel's mother shows up to bring her back home, forcing her to marry the man her sister, Kate, has been betrothed to since birth. But Kate has eloped with a servant, and her parents, desperate for the dower, pass Annabel off in her place. After two decades in a stifling religious environment, Annabel's enthusiasm for her newfound freedom and a thousand new experiences is irrepressible, and Ross MacKay, her new husband, is captivated by her charm and spirit, despite the realization she is not his intended bride. Settling into his home and her place as wife of a clan laird, Annabel falls in love with her new life--and her husband--but she has been warned by her mother to keep her convent existence a secret, a detail which rests uneasily beside her honesty and straightforward nature. Navigating her new happiness against a wealth of secrets becomes even more complicated when an unknown enemy seems determined to harm Annabel; Ross must protect and defend the English wife he never knew he wanted but now finds he cannot live without. With humor, wit and compassion, Sands spins the touching tale of a lonely outsider who is rescued from the jaws of a bleak future and finds emotional and physical happiness through a marriage that was never meant to be. Ross is Annabel's perfect hero, allowing her to come into her own and standing up for her in quiet, powerful ways. Watching Ross and his clan fall in love with Annabel is touching, and Ross' prowess at maneuvering the church's "bedding laws" and Annabel's entrenched religious obedience are highly amusing. A sweet, sexy, fun romance, with clever accents of suspense and entertaining dollops of humor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061963117
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/25/2013
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
141,945
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

What People are Saying About This

Eloisa James

“Sands spins a funny, laughable tale; you’ll cheer as the drunk and the shrew discover they are a ‘perfect match’.”

Suzanne Enoch

“Lush, lively and romantic - Lynsay Sands hits all the right notes.”

Meet the Author

Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus. Please visit her on the web at lynsaysands.net.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
London, Ontario
Place of Birth:
Leamington, Ontario
Website:
http://www.lynsaysands.net

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An English Bride in Scotland 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 85 reviews.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Another “hysterical historical” from one of my favorite authors. Poor Annabel is packed up at the tender age of 7 and sent to live in a convent. Now 14 years later she is still a novice and has yet to take the veil. She isn't a very good nun. (Think Maria from The Sound of Music). All that is changed when her elder sister runs away with the stable masters son leaving her parents in a lurch. They had promised their eldest to marry Ross MacKay and he has come to collect. So Annabel is abruptly pulled from the abbey to take her place. She is totally unprepared to be a wife and lady of the manor. But those things that made her a bad nun may be just what she will need to the wife of the MacKay. Now if the big guy in the plaid would stop trying to kidnap her. This is a sweet, funny romance. It is obvious that Ms. Sands has done her research and had a great deal of fun with it. A little romance, a little mystery and a whole lot of fun. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Each and every turn of the page was exciting, the author kepme engaged in the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the book, great story and one of her best. Great beach reading. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Light, Fun and Engaging. Loved the Characters, the story and the romance. Another great read by Ms Sands.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable loved the interaction between hero and heroine
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a sweet story a must buy
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Guest Reviewer/Kimberly & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog Having been sent to a convent when she was merely a child, by her seemingly unloving parents, Annabel, aside from some “behavioral” issues, was well on her way to taking the veil, until an abrupt and surprise visit from her mother after fourteen years. Annabel soon realizes that her mother has plans for her and they aren’t out of love for her daughter either. Annabel, in place of her sweet, demure and perfect sister, is to marry a great Scottish beast, Ross MacKay, and why does Annabel have to be sacrificed? Her lovely sister has disgraced her parents and run off with the stable master’s son. So instead of being a bride of the church, Annabel is set to become the bride of Ross MacKay. Ross MacKay has set off to his prospective bride’s holding with several of his trustworthy men. He soon finds out that he is being tricked by Annabel’s parents, but upon seeing her innocence and beauty, decides to marry her anyway, and once he sees that her parents are not the nicest of people, Ross whisks Annabel off to her new home is Scotland. Unfortunately, no happily ever after ensues, for Annabel finds herself in harms way more than once on her journey and upon arriving in her new homeland. When Annabel’s runaway sister shows up on her doorstep, begging forgiveness on one hand, and flirting with Ross on the other,we find things are not as they should be. Even though it was pre-ordained for Ross to marry, he does his best to make Annabel aware that he will be a good and caring husband. Annabel, on the other hand, hasn’t had much to do with the outside world. She is innocent in many ways and also feels the sting of her parent’s rejection still after fourteen year. She in no way sees herself as bright and beautiful as those around her do, and even tries to fight the feelings that Ross has for her, even those she bears for him. An English Bride in Scotland by Lynsay Sands has all the makings of a fast paced historical romance. Ross and Annabel are fabulous characters with such depth and feeling. In a time, where there are so many Scottish historical romances out there, this one stands out for its romance, its antagonists and its tale. Ross’ protectiveness of his new bride from the first leaves an impression and Annabel’s sense of humor and her inquisitiveness makes her a great heroine. I thoroughly enjoyed Lynsay Sands An English Bride in Scotland and I think you will as well. *ARC provided by publisher
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Really good story
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Enjoyed the read!
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nesha101 More than 1 year ago
By far one of my favorite stories by this author! Finished the book within a couple of hours! I highly recommend this book because you won't be disappointed. 
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avidseniorreader01 More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy Lynsay's books.
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  I've just started reading Lynsay Sands books and have not been disappointed.  I loved the story, the characters and the ending. It was refreshing to see that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that you can't judge a book by it's cover.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first for Lynsay and loved it... sweet sexy and loads of humor... must read!
ssmommie75TB More than 1 year ago
Annabel and Ross were an excellent couple to read about in An English Bride In Scotland.  I especially enjoyed the karma Linsay Sands dished out to Annabel's sister.