Highland Bride (Murrays Series #6/ MacEnroy Series #1)

Highland Bride (Murrays Series #6/ MacEnroy Series #1)

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by Hannah Howell
     
 

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Though she has yet to be courted by any man, spirited Gillyanne Murray decides the time has come to visit the dower lands gifted to her by her father's kinsmen. She arrives to find the small keep surrounded by three lairds, each one vying for her hand. . .and property. Though resolved to refuse them all, the threat of battle on her threshold forces her to boldly

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Though she has yet to be courted by any man, spirited Gillyanne Murray decides the time has come to visit the dower lands gifted to her by her father's kinsmen. She arrives to find the small keep surrounded by three lairds, each one vying for her hand. . .and property. Though resolved to refuse them all, the threat of battle on her threshold forces her to boldly choose a suitor: Sir Connor MacEnroy, a handsome, daring knight of few words. As his wife, Gillyanne is stunned by his terse, cold distance-and her own yearning to feel passion in his arms. Now, bringing her healing touch to a land and a keep ravaged by treachery and secret enemies, she dares to reach out for the one thing she fears she may forever be denied. . .her husband's closely guarded heart.

Praise for Hannah Howell and her Highland novels. . .

"Few authors portray the Scottish highlands as lovingly or colorfully as Hannah Howell." -Publishers Weekly

"Expert storyteller Howell pens another Highland winner." -Romantic Times

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Few authors portray the Scottish highlands as lovingly or as colorfully as Hannah Howell, and she demonstrates her considerable skill at setting scenes and crafting clever characters in Highland Bride, the final installment in her 15th century Murray daughters trilogy (Highland Knight, etc.). Petite, tenacious Gillyanne Murray has never had men fawn over her, so she is alternately stunned, annoyed and amused when she suddenly receives three marriage proposals from lairds who covet her dower lands. After ably repelling her suitors for three days, Gilly chooses the cold but gentle Connor MacEnroy, who may be too closed off to give her the one thing she needs his affection. To the reader's delight, the large and loving Murray clan eventually join the mix, but it is Gilly and Connor's vibrant personalities and teasing banter that make the story glow. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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"Few authors portray the Scottish highlands as lovingly or as colorfully as Hannah Howell, and she demonstrates her considerable skill at setting scenes and crafting clever characters in Highland Bride." —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420114805
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Series:
Murrays Series, #6
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
617,457
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Angela Dawe's work includes film, television, theater, and improvisational comedy, as well as audiobook narration. Among Angela's recordings are The Sheen on the Silk by Anne Perry and Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts.

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Highland Bride 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 119 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get a grip BN.................................................................................................... $4.99 for the paperback and $9.99 for the ebook?????????????????????
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've enjoyed all of Hannah Howell's books and have to say this is one of my favorites. She continues writing female characters with more substance to them than drop dead beauty. In this story, Gillyanne is an excellent example, forced to choose a husband among three attacking Lairds, she chooses the strong, silent, very manly Connor. He wins her hand but she wins his heart with wit and logic and intelligence. The plot moves smoothly and the dangers they face give them the opportunity to fall in love in sometimes bittersweet, sometimes hysterical events. A great read.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Review by Robin: A big fan of Hannah Howell's and having read some of the other Highland stories led me to read of Gillyanne Murray, the daughter of Eric and Bethia whom I met in the Highland Promise. Having just finished Highland Honor a few weeks ago I was excited to read Highland Bride. So, after writing up a few of my other reviews, I grabbed a cup of tea and sat down to read Highland Bride. I wasn't disappointed. Sometimes it is nice to have a gentle romance that makes you smile to rid you of the things that go on in our own day to day lives. And that is just what Ms. Howell does with her wonderful way of pulling you the reader into the heart of her stories. Gillyanne finding that at the age of twenty-one, she is considered to be past the age of marrying. Figures she just may have to take fate into her own hands. Although she has attempted to attract someone to her dismay she hasn't as of yet. She longs to find that happiness and love she sees in her married cousins and friends. But, thinking she is unattractive to the opposite sex she decides that she must do something to change it. Maybe she just isn't tall enough, or has to many curves or maybe the slight difference in eye color is unappealing to most men. Connor MacEnroy has been laird of Deilcladach since he was fifteen. After his parents death and a very long feud with the other clans. For most fifteen year-olds it was allot to take on. He had to not only raise his siblings and manage the survival of his clansman; he also had to rebuild Deilcaldach. When Connor and the other two neighboring lairds find that an unmarried woman owns the keep that is by them, they ask the king for permission to control said keep. This brings us to Gillyanne deciding to take fate into her own hands and visit her dowry. Ald-dabhach is a small keep that was gifted to her by a loving uncle. Not knowing what she would find she had no way of knowing that there would be three neighboring lairds vying for her attention. When she refused all of them they in turn decided to attack her keep. She also realizes that although she is able to withstand the individual attacks that if they ever decided to join forces she would be in big trouble. These making her decide that to keep peace she must choose one. Because she found Connor appealing when they first met her decided that he would be her best choice. After she marries Connor the fun begins. You will just have to read this fast paced, delightful book to find out the things that happen to Gillyanne and Connor once they are married. Gillyanne finally finds that happiness and love that she thought she would never feel, but is it just one sided? Connor also, has found someone who was able to break down his defenses that were in place forever. But can he give into Gillyanne and find true happiness? Ms. Howell has once again brought characters so alive that you actually feel as if you are a part of the story. Making you feel everything. A gentle, compassionate love story and must read for all those that love simple romance. It will keep you spellbound from the beginning to the end and always wanting more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was sooo great. The plot was very different from anything else I have ever read. Quite interesting really! The main characters were well established. I have read literally hundreds of romance novels and this one sticks out in my mind as one of the best historical/scottish reads.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pure garbage. Normaly I love Ms. Howell's work but this one disgusted me. From the first chapter it was an extreme disappointment. The only good part was that it was borrowed so it didn't cost me anything..
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Nothing much happened.
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Just have to get through those long convoluted sentences sometimes to grab meaning. Love her stories though Also in Some ways h.h.'s stories represent heros that are weak in sone ways. Aill in all it held interest. H.h. writes stories that usually grab you interest right from the start. So often i have given up on books because half-way through it is still boring. Hannah still writes great stories.
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gretchenkristine More than 1 year ago
I just absolutely love Hannah Howells books. She has the ability to put you in that time period. I always feel like I am the main character in all of her books. And I love the MURRAY family and all of their clans.
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hannah howell is the best when it comes to historical novels i love all her scottish novel hoping to get to travel one day and see the sites you won't be disappointed
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texasreaderDH More than 1 year ago
Love all of Hannah Howell's books. Really love the series of the Murray Families. I would recommended anyone to check out these wonderful books.