Highland Bride [NOOK Book]

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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...
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Overview

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.
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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420134339
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: The Murrays , #6
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 13,810
  • File size: 975 KB

Meet the Author


Hannah Howell is the New York Times bestselling author of over forty historical romance novels, including the Highland Brides series, the Murray Family series, and the Wherlocke series.

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Get a grip BN...................................................

    Get a grip BN....................................................................................................
    $4.99 for the paperback and $9.99 for the ebook?????????????????????

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2006

    My Favorite

    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.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 28, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Keeps you spellbound and wanting more!

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2007

    Very Good!

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

    Humorously good storyby hannah howell.

    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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  • Posted November 1, 2013

    Hannah Howell does it again!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Good not great..............................

    It seems to be a recurring theme in a HH novel for the heroine to be desolate and unsure of herself until her highlander murmurs those three little words ---- I Love You. Until then no matter how many battles fought or dragons slayed --or how many times they have had earth shattering sex---- the heroine is always on the verge of leaving ---or sometime does leave. Not to worry. He finally breaks down---says the words and she stays. And then she has twins. Not a bad book but same o--same o.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2012

    comical and romantic

    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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  • Posted October 12, 2012

    Highly Recommended!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    Great read

    I love Hannah Howell's books! I find myself laughing out loud at the humor she includes!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Love this story!!!

    I'm a long time fan of Hannah Howell. Highland Bride is my favorite. I have re-read this one and it has a place of honor in my "Keeper" section.

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  • Posted August 9, 2011

    It was ok.

    Not my favorite, but an ok read.

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

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    Great Scottish Romance

    Highland Bride is a classic romance set in Scotland. There is no deep story line or mystery to figure out, but there is something to be said about a good, old-fashioned, girl is coerced into marrying boy, and falls in love type of story. That's what this is.

    Highland Bride is part of a series, but it reads as a stand alone. The heroine, Gillyanne, is loveable and giving. She is intelligent and willing to risk herself for others. She doesn't go out of her way to find trouble, but as the mistress in a home that has not had a "real" mistress in years; not since almost all of the men were killed in a battle. Connor, the hero, wears a hard facade. He had to in order to assure his family survived the devastation of a feud which killed his family. Now, he has a chance at love but he might miss it because he doesn't know how to show his feelings.

    Lately it seems like I haven't loved both the main characters in the books I read. That is not true with Highland Bride. I loved how Gilly was spirited without being TSTL. I enjoyed reading about Connor's misconceptions and watching them change as Gilly taught him the correct ways to do things. He didn't fight. He understood she had something to offer in the relationship and gladly accepted her aid.

    In the end I'm so very glad I read Highland Bride. It's a comfort book for me. It's right up there with Garwood's old, Scottish romances. It's not as funny, but I smiled as I read the book. It made me happy and I'll be rereading it often over the years.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Love the Murrays!

    This book was great! The Murray women don't mess around! The first from this series that I read was Highland Promise. I didn't realize it was a series. I looked up the family lineage and started reading them in order. I loved every story. I would highly recommend the entire Highland Series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2011

    A Great Read

    This is one of my favorites in the series. The characters really come to life. The Murray family never lets a reader down. There's never a dull moment.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 20, 2010

    liked this book

    this is 1 of a series but can be read on it's own.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2008

    books

    I know what you mean. Whenever I don't have the money to buy a book I just search the local libraries for any of her books

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2007

    A reviewer

    After reading this book I went out and bought all of her other books. She has become one of my favorite writers. I can't to read her next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2006

    Men, and ther Pride!!!

    Highland Bride,Have to say ranks with the best of them. Loved the story, Loved the ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2006

    Nice Book!

    I enjoyed reading this Scottish romance. It was well written and entertaining.

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