The Border Lord's Bride (Border Chronicles Series #2)

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Next in the Border Chronicles from the New York Times bestselling author of A Dangerous Love.

New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small, no less than, "the reigning queen of the historical genre" (Romance Junkies) continues her Border Chronicles with this sweeping tale of an imposing laird forced to marry the woman he rescued. He never could have anticipated that she could be the love of a lifetime.

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Overview


Next in the Border Chronicles from the New York Times bestselling author of A Dangerous Love.

New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small, no less than, "the reigning queen of the historical genre" (Romance Junkies) continues her Border Chronicles with this sweeping tale of an imposing laird forced to marry the woman he rescued. He never could have anticipated that she could be the love of a lifetime.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451222145
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/2/2007
  • Series: Border Chronicles Series , #2
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 642,132
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author


Bertrice Smallhas written thirty novels of historical romance and two erotic novellas. She is a New York Times bestselling author and the recipient of numerous awards. In keeping with her profession, Bertrice Small lives in the oldest English-speaking town in the state of New York, founded in 1640. Her light-filled studio includes the paintings of her favorite cover artist, Elaine Duillo, and a large library—but no computer as she works on an IBM Quietwriter 7. Her longtime assistant, Judy Walker, types the final draft. Because she believes in happy endings, Bertrice Small has been married to the same man, her hero, George, for thirty-eight years. They have a son, Thomas, a daughter-in-law, Megan, and two adorable grandchildren, Chandler David and Cora Alexandra. Longtime readers will be happy to know that Nicki the Cockatiel flourishes along with his fellow housemates, Pookie, the long-haired greige and white, Honeybun, the petite orange lady cat with the cream-colored paws, and Finnegan, the black long-haired baby of the family, who is almost two.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2008

    A good story but predictable if you've read any of her other books

    I was captivated by my first Beatrice Small book. I went out to find all the books in the series. Then it started to get all too familure, the food essays, the three page sex scenes which always end in someone passing out after screaming out in lusty passion "you're going to kill me"<BR/>typically with the love lances and man roots. Need I say more?<BR/>If you want to escape reality for a weekend give one book a shot. I don't reccomend rushing out to fill your library. Just know that in every book someone is kidnapped, sold into slavery of some sort,violated by their master and eventually conqured by a steamy sometimes debauched sexual encounter. All the ladies are so irresistably beautiful thay they inspire even respectable men to hunt them down and have their way.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2008

    A waste of time...

    This was my first Beatrice Small book and probably my last. I could not get into the couple. The love scenes left much to be desired and the detials about the food drove me up the wall. I read it all the way through by a force of will, but I really would like a refund on my time.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2008

    A reviewer

    Like all of the other books of Bertrice Small's I have read I couldn't put this one down!She brings life to the characters in her books, and Ellen and Duncan are no exception. In my opinion her description of 15th century Scotland was as good as if she'd been there herself. A good story with just enough spice in it to make your heart race!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2007

    AMAZING!!

    This book is absolutely amazing. I was sucked in from the first line. I love the whole Border Lord's series that she has created. What I loved about this book is that though the heroine is a mild spoken woman, her fire and her strength is prevalent throughout this book. Beatrice seals the deal on why she is an amazing writer, with this book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2007

    Bertrice Small never disappoints fans.

    Ewan MacArthur, Laird of Lochearn, raised his beautiful, fiery haired granddaughter, Ellen MacArthur to be practical. She is intelligent, taught and knows how to run a keep. His plan for her was to spend her life at Lochearn contentedly married to Donald MacNab. However, Gavin MacArthur wanted the keep for his son Balgair. He knew that without Ellen the people would not pledge their loyalty to his cruel son. Knowing her life was endangered Ewan sent Ellen to King James for protection. Princess Margaret offered Ellen a place to stay, and her protection. After a year at court, Ellen returned home to find her grandfather and Donald both murdered at the hands of Balgair. When he tried to force himself on her, Ellen defended herself with her dirk. She fled Lochearn knowing she could never return. Laird of Duffdour, Duncan Armstrong, planned to marry for love. When he asked King James for a favor, the king agreed but all favors come with a price. He was to marry Ellen, immediately. The couple grew closer as they came to know each other. Can they learn to love each other? I have faith in Bertrice Small, I know she can't write a bad book! She never disappoints her fans. Once again she stirs the embers in our hearts bringing them to flame. The Border Lord's Bride is the second book in this series. The plot draws readers in and holds them captive through every word. Inside the pages of The Border Lord's Bride I found adventure, treachery, suspense, murder, love and a slew of diverse emotions. I could not put this book down and read it in one setting. Practical, beautiful, strong, even tempered, and loving is the best way to describe Ellen. Her desires lie dormant waiting to be awakened. Duncan is the perfect man to stir her desires. He is gentle, patient, and loving. I could feel the connection between them from the beginning. Balgair is the perfect villain. His handsome face disfigured marking him for life. His hatred for Ellen grows and he is determined to extract his revenge. MS Small has long been one of my favorite authors. She brings a fresh breath to historical romance. Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for ReviewYourBook.com 09/07

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2007

    The most boring book in a long time

    Normally, I love Ms. Samll's romance novels. I found Duncan and Ellen to be the most boring couple she has written about. Another thing that has been annoying for a time is all the details Ms. Small goes into describing the meals served......who the heck cares that the scooped out bread from yesterdays cottage loaf will be added to the stew? Or that King James loves poached eggs with Marsala? It's been a pattern I've noticed in her last 10 or so novels. Once in a while, like describing a wedding feast is fine, but not this continual, excruciating detail!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    a fabulous late fifteenth century tale filled with intrigue and treachery

    In 1494, the unprotected are pawns for the more powerful to obtain greater strength. That is why elderly Lochearn Laird Ewan MacArthur sends his beloved orphaned granddaughter Ellen to King James for her safety. Two weeks after her departure, their cousin Gavin demands Ellen marry his son Balgair instead of the heir Donald McNab as he plans to make his offspring Laird of Lochearn even if it means turning Ellen into a teenage widow.------------------- Border Laird of Duffdour Duncan Armstrong visits King James to ask a favor of his liege. In return James assigns him to safely escort Ellen home so she can wed Donald as the monarch believes it is Ewan¿s decision. When they reach her home, they quickly learn what Balgair and his sire have done as he has her grandfather¿s signed document making him heir and her spouse he explains that he held Donald hostage, but once signed slit both their throats. However, Balgair made one mistake as he asks Duncan to witness the ceremony, he failed to understand the escort is an honorable loyal person, who takes this into his own hands by wedding Ellen although that means giving up his hope to marry for love or does it.----------------- The second Borderlands Chronicle historical romance (see A DANGEROUS LOVE) is a fabulous late fifteenth century tale filled with intrigue and treachery much greater than that described above. The lead pair struggles with her odious extended family and with the machinations between the rival Kings James and Henry VII. Readers will cherish the heroic Duncan as their own as he risks his happiness and ultimately life to keep Ellen safe fans will also admire the spunky female protagonist, whose tasted violence and death with her parents already gone and now her betrothed and beloved grandfather were murdered yet she keeps her with and takes a chance on the unknown rather than the devil she knows. Bertrice Small provides a great read.------------ Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2011

    Loved it!

    I absolutely enjoyed this book. The main character, Ellen, is so relate-able. Highly recommend!

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  • Posted May 15, 2011

    Great read!

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  • Posted December 21, 2010

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    Excellent Read

    This is the first book that I read by Bertrice Small I am now on the 4th border chronicle book. Very quick and easy reading keeps you interested from beginning to end.

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  • Posted March 24, 2010

    wow!

    i found that this story plot was very slow at some points..i just wished it had more substance the characters did alot of running around a little to much for my taste it was a good story but i think it could have been better

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  • Posted July 8, 2009

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    I am never disappointed in a Small Book

    I have every book this author has written over the years, having been sucked in good and tight through the O'Malley series. This is a classical Small, as she is descriptive in her writing, which I like and other might find tedious. You have to really be a Small Fan to understand and enjoy her books. She always promises with each novel to give you a captivating and intriguing story. And just when I think you know where she is going, she will turn a corner you didn't see coming. The endings are not always everyone living happily ever after, and killing off main characters is not something she has ever shied away from. I love the way she interweaves her fictional characters into the living history, leaving you want so much more when you turn the final page. Small is escapism at its very best, and why I never hesitate to pick up a copy I have not read before. This book did not disappointment me at all. I did not even read the jacket, I saw it was a Small I had not read, picked it up and plunked down the money. I am never ever disappointed when reading her books. Enjoy the characters that come alive in her pages and you feel eventually as if they are your friends and you know everything about them. Ellen and Duncan are in no small way a continuation of this classic and wonderful Author.

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