Border Lord

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Proud and untamed...

Bastard son of English father and Scots mother, Duncan Maxwell is as untamed as the Scottish borderland he defends. Proud and stubborn, he had a fierce hatred for his father's kin, but with seven motherless children to feed, he can't afford to turn away the half-drowned English woman brought to his doorstep. her fine rings and clothes tell this powerful, fearsome warrior that she will ransom well. He doesn't expect this tart, no-nonsense female to take over ...

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Overview

Proud and untamed...

Bastard son of English father and Scots mother, Duncan Maxwell is as untamed as the Scottish borderland he defends. Proud and stubborn, he had a fierce hatred for his father's kin, but with seven motherless children to feed, he can't afford to turn away the half-drowned English woman brought to his doorstep. her fine rings and clothes tell this powerful, fearsome warrior that she will ransom well. He doesn't expect this tart, no-nonsense female to take over his household, open her arms to his children, and duel warring emotions within his own heart.

Daring and determined...

Catherine Armstrong survives a murderous plot and shipwreck only to become hostage to the notorious Black Bastard of the Scottish Western March, a legendary outlaw who makes no secret of his hatred for anything English. She's determined to protect her family from extortion, but her handsome, compelling captor awakens the passion she has so long denied. Despite the whispers that he brings doom to any woman who dares to love him, Duncan Maxwell captures her heart. Yet Duncan is ruled by dangerous torment, and obsessed with the past she has unwittingly brought back into his life. But in this turbulent country where passion rages as wild as the wind over the moors, land and love are meant to be fought for..and won.

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"Haywood Smith crafts unusual and intriguing romances that weave history and passion together."—Romantic Times

"Smith delivers intelligent, sensitive historical romance for readers who expect more from the genre."—Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312978594
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 4.24 (w) x 6.74 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Haywood Smith: As a child I used to get spanked for my overactive imagination. Now I get paid for it! But I always balance my fictional adventures with fascinating facts and real-life setting so my readers can learn something while they're taking a magic carpet ride to exciting times and places.

If you enjoy reading about Catherine and Duncan, please write me at 3293 Whidby Road, Buford, GA 30518-1449. Hearing from readers is one of my greatest thrills. Include your address, and I'll write back. Or email me at haywoodsmith100@aol.com.

All of my books are available on order online or from your favorite bookseller. My stories may be read in any order, and each of them has its own special magic. I hope you'll try them all.

Biography

Atlanta native Haywood Smith currently lives in Massachusetts. She has one son, currently in medical school who is "married to a wonderful, fearless Christian woman," and a close family that includes her mother, three sisters, and a brother.

The Red Hat Club was on the New York Times Bestseller List. The paperback edition of Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch appeared on both the USA Today list and the New York Times Extended Bestseller List.

Author biography courtesy of the author's official web site.

Good To Know

Some fun and fascinating outtakes from our interview with Smith:

"God already knows I wrote what I wrote, so I figured I might as well put my real name on my books. My Mama had to get used to the love scenes in my historical romances -- especially when I used bondage as a metaphor in the first one (very polite, consensual bondage; well, most of it)."

"I believe in taking lemons and making lemonade when life gets cruel. I've had joint problems since childhood, so I can only run if my life depends on it, but I now have a job I can do in a recliner. How great is that?"

"I haven't had plastic surgery, but I'm saving up to get lipo on my saddlebag hips and the tummy my sisters and I all have dubbed, ‘the baby.' I also believe that every woman out there should start putting money in a sugar bowl to ‘get the plumbing jerked' once she's finished having her kids. Life without periods is the best!"

"I am happier now without a significant man in my life than I was with one. Not that I'm down on men altogether. I just like my perfect girlie room, my white carpets, keeping my own hours and weird diets, and not having to worry about hiding my bite guard, surgical scars, white roots, and buzz saw snoring. Not to mention having the freedom to pass gas at will without criticism."

"I love hearing from readers who enjoyed my books. Such kind words make my day. I do not love hearing from people who can't handle the realistic nature or language in my work. Everything in my work is there for a reason. If a character cusses, she's been provoked (and it beats busting loose with an Uzi at the nineteenth hole of her ex's country club). If she takes the Lord's name in vain (like my fictional SuSu character) it's because she's subconsciously crying out to the God she's rejected."

"Mainly, I want the women in my books to accurately reflect the complexities, the heartache, and the humor that is our saving grace."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Anne Haywood Pritchett
    2. Hometown:
      Buford, Georgia
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 21, 1949
    2. Place of Birth:
      Atlanta, Georgia
    1. Education:
      One year of college and several professional real estate degrees and appraisal certifications
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2001

    Wonderful Elizabethan Historical

    Catherine Armstrong, an English spinster, is shipwrecked on the shores of Scotland when Duncan Maxwell, son of an absent English father and Scots mother, rescues her. Duncan appears to be a harsh man, despising anything English, and is an outlaw who holds Catherine hostage for the ransom her English father can provide. Though Catherine's life in England was much different from her life in Scotland, she adapts well to being caretaker to Duncan's home and seven motherless children. Sparks fly between Duncan and Catherine as they discover a common bond, their love for the children. Haywood Smith has written an excellent Elizabethan historical that keeps the reader intrigued until the last page is done. The romance between the hero and the heroine is wonderful, not merely a 'love at first sight' but a gradual awareness of one another that develops into a deep and abiding love which must endure some difficult tests. This is a wonderful read especially for those who are looking for something richer than the typical historical.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    exciting historical romance

    In 1590 on the English-Scottish Western Marches border, Duncan Maxwell keeps the peace though he hates the English. Half of his heritage comes from an English lord who used his Scottish mother as a bed partner, but deserted her and her newborn. <P>The ultimate survivor, English lady Catherine Armstrong lives in spite of murder attempts and a shipwreck of the merchant vessel she sailed on. The infamous Duncan rescues Catherine. He sees the woman as a ransom prize that will bring needed money to help care for his motherless seven children. Instead of being a docile prisoner, Catherine takes over Duncan¿s household. As they begin to fall in love, he must not only overcome his prejudice towards the English, Duncan must deal with what he believes has to be a curse that has left him burying four previous wives. <P> BORDER LORD is an exciting historical romance that never allows the reader a moment to relax or put the book down. The story line is filled with action and a look at life on the Scottish side of the Borders. The lead protagonists are a charming pair with much to overcome if they are to forge a relationship, as his children seem to want. Haywood Smith showcases her abilities with a powerful sixteenth century tale that will elate her fans and send new readers seeking her previous works (see DANGEROUS GIFTS). <P>Harriet Klausner

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