The MacKinnon's Bride

The MacKinnon's Bride

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by Tanya Anne Crosby
     
 

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Descended of the legendary sons of MacAlpin, Iain MacKinnon refuses to bow to the English. When his young son is captured by a minion of the English king, the fierce Scottish chieftain vows to stop at nothing to secure the lad's return. Retaliating in kind, he captures the daughter of his enemy, planning to bargain with the devil.

FitzSimon's daughter has lived her

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Descended of the legendary sons of MacAlpin, Iain MacKinnon refuses to bow to the English. When his young son is captured by a minion of the English king, the fierce Scottish chieftain vows to stop at nothing to secure the lad's return. Retaliating in kind, he captures the daughter of his enemy, planning to bargain with the devil.

FitzSimon's daughter has lived her entire life in the shadow of the man she called father--yet never would she have imagined he would forsake his only daughter. Even as Page blames her captor for welching on a contract with her father, she suspects the truth. But the shadows hold secrets ...

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RT Book Reviews - Lizabelle Cox
4 1/2 Stars & Top Pick!
With remarkable insight and soul stirring emotions, Ms. Crosby once again gives readers an enthralling glimpse into the human heart. Her richly drawn characters and vivid prose will draw you into ancient Scotland and a desperate love that will not be denied. Resounding with laughter and awash with immeasurable woe, THE MACKINNON'S BRIDE will remain in your heart long after the last page is turned.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780988497481
Publisher:
Oliver-Heber Books
Publication date:
01/23/2013
Pages:
346
Sales rank:
735,447
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author

Tanya has written seventeen novels, all of which have graced numerous bestseller lists including the New York Times and USA Today. Best known for stories charged with emotion and humor, and filled with flawed characters, her novels have garnered reader praise and glowing critical reviews. She lives with her husband, two dogs and two cats in North Michigan.

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Mackinnon's Bride 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 194 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a well written and nice Highland laird and English down trodened high born girl romance. The characters are well devolped and there are more than a few laughs along the way. So no matter if the plot is well used, authors who like Garland and Maya Banks and others can certainly afford to have this lady try her hand and suceed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure what to expect when i got this, but it was very good and yes their are parts that i was snorting with laughter . I highly recommend this as your next read. I know i will be looking into her other works as well.
read2011 More than 1 year ago
Loved it! This was a great book. I can't wait to read the next one in this series. All the characters were so well rounded. The love story was also wonderful. Well worth the money. I will add this to my permanant library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book! I can't wait to read the second in the series. Well written, great characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Page is a girl who is unloved by her father. She wanders out alone one night and gets kidnapped and held to be traded for a Scots son who was also kidnapped. This is a story about the many different kinds of love and heart breaks. With that being said there were a couple of times I laughed so hard I had tears in my eyes, and my husband asked me if I was alright. A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great story, it's one you will read over again especially when you need to get away from it all. It has it all, well written, love, suspense and the humorous scenes will have you rolling with laughter.
MedievalLady More than 1 year ago
Scotland 1118- Laird Iain MacKinnon married Mairi MacLean hoping it, and the birth of their son, would bring the clans together after many years of feuding. She despises him. After the birth, while he's holding his son, she tells him the thought of his touch again or bearing him more children is the reason.... as she flings herself out the castle window before he could stop her. Balfour Castle, Northumbria 1124- Page FitzSimon had slipped out for a nightly swim and finds herself kidnapped by a group of Scots. No one would miss her because no one knew she was gone and actually no one would even care were they to know. Her father only wanted sons and she feels he despises her. (She's standing there after running from them barely covered, soaking wet)... ~ She cast a glance at the others and found them all staring. mouths agape. Damnation, but she hoped their idiocy wasn't contagious - they were all bloody halfwits! Every last one of them! "Catching glowworms perchance?" she asked them. A ridiculous sight, the lot of them; their brows drew together in unison and they cast surprised glances at each other, then snapped their mouths shut.~ Someone has taken Iain's son, Malcom, and handed him over to the English, all in the name of David of Scotland, to be a ward in the English court. Iain has plans to trade Page for his son. Rumors are that Iain killed his wife and beats his son. When Iain goes to barter for the exchange, Page's father hands over Malcom but tells him to keep Page. He doesn't want her back. To keep from hurting her with this information, he tells Page that he isn't going to give her back. That he's keeping her. And so the story begins..... Full of deception, betrayal, hope, acceptance, and love, this is a story that will wrap you within it's pages and pull at your heart. I read this years ago and it called for me to pick it back up. This entire series is one of my favorites. The next in the series are Lyon's Gift, On Bended Knee, Lion Heart, and Highland Song.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this romance lukewarm and predictable. The story kept me interested, but it could have been better. The author should have picked up the story's pace. The book felt long and drawn out. The characters were constantly doubting themselves and each other. I'm glad I got this book for free, guess you get what you pay for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book. I was glad that it wasn't packed full of graphic sex scenes. I got tired of all the crying she did, but the cute things the boy said helped to make up for it. The relationship between the father & son was heart-warming. Worth the read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining story, but i found myself skimming over parts that rambled on too long.
NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
TAKE ME AWAY IAIN!!! What a wonderful, intriguing, suspenseful story!! I didn't find the character of Page nasty, but endearing. She suffered a lot at the hands of her father, and this obviously made her have self-esteem issues. Iain, was a dream, my heart ached for him too. The secondary character's are written so richly that I felt I was part of the story. The lovemaking, had just the correct amount of passion and descriptive to make you swoon. I didn't find the lovemaking trashy at all. If you are a Highland/Regency Romance reader, the lovemaking is slightly above mild. I highly recommend this unique storyline, and any other book by this amazing author. I am not going into the story, as other's have explained it, but just want you to know the amazing time you will have reading it. (ljb)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Predictable...only read 1/2 of the pages to get the story...lose the repetitive "self-talk" and redo to be a nice 150 page book would be my recommendation
DeeBeers More than 1 year ago
Must read.!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I doubt kids in the year 1124 used expressions like "beat him up" (page 169). Not a bad story with some huge giggles but drifting between Scotish and modern day talk detracts big time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice highlander romance book, really like d Scottish accent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fast paced story with great characters and intrigue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a bad read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this was a great read. loved everything
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A true siziler great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great read, don't pass with one up.
Avid-readerMM More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Charming, sweet, wonderful characters, witty, and some really funny  dialogue.