The Highlander's Heart

The Highlander's Heart

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by Amanda Forester
     
 

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She's nobody's prisoner...and he's nobody's fool.

Lady Isabelle Tynsdale's flight over the Scottish border would have been the perfect escape, if only she hadn't run straight into the arms of a gorgeous Highland laird. Whether his plan is ransom or seduction, her only hope is to outwit him, or she'll lose herself entirely...

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Overview

She's nobody's prisoner...and he's nobody's fool.

Lady Isabelle Tynsdale's flight over the Scottish border would have been the perfect escape, if only she hadn't run straight into the arms of a gorgeous Highland laird. Whether his plan is ransom or seduction, her only hope is to outwit him, or she'll lose herself entirely...

Laird David Campbell thought Lady Isabelle was going to be easy to handle and profitable too. He never imagined he'd have such a hard time keeping one enticing English countess out of trouble. And out of his heart.

The Highlander Series:
The Highlander's Sword (Book 1)
The Highlander's Heart (Book 2)
True Highland Spirit (Book 3)

Praise for Amanda Forester:
"This clever combination of wit, romance, and suspense strikes all the right notes." -Booklist, Starred Review on A Wedding in Springtime
"Plenty of intrigue keeps the reader cheering all the way." — Publishers Weekly
"Passionate and spellbinding!" — Mary Wine, acclaimed author of Highland Heat

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Forester follows 2010’s The Highlander’s Sword with another vivid portrait of romance in 14th-century Scotland. Five years after Lady Isabelle Tynsdale leaves her aged husband, she travels to the king’s court seeking to have her marriage dissolved, narrowly avoiding a confrontation with her husband’s soldiers. Isabelle is saved from a band of attackers by Sir David Campbell, a Highlander known as an enemy of the king. Their mutual attraction doesn’t stop David from taking Isabelle prisoner when he learns her identity, as he figures her husband will pay a pretty penny to ransom her back. As Isabelle makes several humorously botched attempts to escape David’s castle, the assertive English lady clashes frequently with the brusque Highlander. Despite the book’s unusual length, the plot never falters, and fans of Highland romance will appreciate Forester’s devotion to historical accuracy and effortless storytelling. (Nov.)
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"The plot never falters, and fans of Highland romance will appreciate Forester's devotion to historical accuracy and effortless storytelling." - Publishers Weekly

"Forester continues her Highlander series with a delightful romp. With its large and wonderfully crafted cast of characters, a triple romance, colorful historical details and the mayhem and madness that ensues, the author entertains and amuses all." - RT Book Reviews

"The Highlander's Heart will grab you, entertain you, you will laugh, cry, and live the story right along with the characters. The bottom line here, Historical Romance and Highlander fans, do not miss The Highlander's Heart. I very highly recommend this book." - Book Savvy Babe

"THE HIGHLANDER'S HEART is the perfect book to get lost in for a few hours. Romance, adventure, a brooding Highlander, a determined heroine, political intrigue, and the beauty of Scotland. What's not to love?" - Book of Secrets

"I would highly recommend this book to historical romance lovers and highland romance lovers. You will not be disappointed, guaranteed." - Romance Book Junkies

"This was a good book with great characters, lots of hot sexual tension and flirty banter." - Love to Read for Fun

"Amanda Forester has given us another wonderful Highland Romance that will tickle your fancy and tingle to the toes. A story of good guys and bad guys that give you all the action you could possibly want with a solid storyline that is sure to please." - Yankee Romance Reviewers

"The perfect romance for those looking for a sweet romance, a good laugh and wonderful sub-plots thrown in. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and am curious to read more from Amanda Forester." - Debbie's World of Books

"The Highlander's Heart isn't your average romance. Instead you are plunged into the lives and experiences of those surrounding Isabelle and David. As a bonus, Ms. Forester's elegant writing style is enhanced with beautifully written dialogue and attention to detail. Enthusiasts of historical romance will undoubtedly enjoy this newest offering in the genre." - Long and Short Reviews

"This is a lovely and fun romance to get lost back in the Scottish highlands, so find a wee bit of time and enjoy! You won't regret it!" - Fresh Fiction

RT Book Reviews
Forester continues her Highlander series with a delightful romp. With its large and wonderfully crafted cast of characters, a triple romance, colorful historical details and the mayhem and madness that ensues, the author entertains and amuses all.
Book of Secrets
THE HIGHLANDER'S HEART is the perfect book to get lost in for a few hours. Romance, adventure, a brooding Highlander, a determined heroine, political intrigue, and the beauty of Scotland. What's not to love?
Love to Read For Fun
this was a good book with great characters, lots of hot sexual tension and flirty banter.

Yankee Romance Reviewers
Amanda Forester has given us another wonderful Highland Romance that will tickle your fancy and tingle to the toes. A story of good guys and bad guys that give you all the action you could possibly want with a solid storyline that is sure to please.

Long and Short Reviews
The Highlander's Heart isn't your average romance. Instead you are plunged into the lives and experiences of those surrounding Isabelle and David. As a bonus, Ms. Forester's elegant writing style is enhanced with beautifully written dialogue and attention to detail. Enthusiasts of historical romance will undoubtedly enjoy this newest offering in the genre.

Fresh Fiction
This is a lovely and fun romance to get lost back in the Scottish highlands, so find a wee bit of time and enjoy! You won't regret it!

Debbie's Book Bag
This is a well written historical romance that would recommend to any of my readers. Take the time to read this one, it's well worth it!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402253058
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
72,761
File size:
1 MB

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Prologue

Tynsdale Castle, England

Late spring, 1355

The Earl of Tynsdale hovered near death, and not a soul wished him to linger. Simon lounged in a chair by the bedside of his dying father, his long legs stretched out before him. The old man moaned and gasped for breath. Simon was hopeful for a moment, but the earl continued his rattled breathing. Hellfire but this was dull.

Simon had been waiting for his father's death for weeks now. He'd helped himself to his father's wine, his father's wenches; he was running out of things to do. He was not a man who enjoyed being idle.

Lord Tynsdale's eyes were sunk deep into bony sockets, his dried, sallow flesh hung loose from his face. Simon turned away with disgust. His father couldn't do anything right. He had been a hard man in life, greedy and capricious with his affections. Simon was his bastard son, and his father never let him forget it. The earl would acknowledge Simon when it suited him, deny him when it didn't. The earl wanted to sire a legitimate son, but Simon made sure that never happened. It was just a game they played. The earl denied much to Simon, and Simon returned the favor.

Simon shifted in his chair and took another long draft of ale. Five years ago his father, always the optimist, had taken another young wife with the hopes of yet siring an heir. Simon was forced to take measures into his own hands before his father could get the wench breeding. As a result, the young Lady Tynsdale had fled back to her home at Alnsworth, and his father had been at war with Alnsworth ever since.

But now the lady's uncle had died, leaving Alnsworth Castle to her, and thus to her husband. Since Tynsdale would soon be departing this earth, Alnsworth would revert to Lady Tynsdale. If she were to learn of Tynsdale's death and marry another, Alnsworth Castle and its surrounding lands would be given to some other lucky bastard.

Simon stood and took another deep swig. No, he would not allow that to happen. His father's lands and holdings, including Alnsworth, would be his. Whatever his father had denied Simon in life, Simon would steal from him in death.

"Page!"

A young lad burst into the room and stood at lock-kneed attention.

"Send a messenger to Alnsworth Castle to summon the Lady Tynsdale to present herself. Her lord demands her presence at once."

The lad bowed and scurried from the room. Simon fell back into his chair, the wood squeaking under his weight. He would take care of the problem of Lady Tynsdale.

The earl moaned and gasped again. Simon rolled his eyes. How long could it possibly take for this bag of bones to die? Simon fingered a pillow by his father's side. Perhaps it was time to hasten things along...

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"A lush, enjoyable historical, The Highlander's Heart is sure to entertain many readers!" - Night Owl Reviews

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