Seducing a Scottish Bride

Seducing a Scottish Bride

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by Sue-Ellen Welfonder
     
 

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Gelis MacKenzie is one of the most desirable heiresses in all the Western Highlands. She is the youngest and much adored daughter of the indomitable Black Stag of Kintail, Duncan MacKenzie, who was the hero of Welfonder's novel DEVIL IN A KILT. Unfortunately, Gelis has been branded unmarriageable, but not for lack of masculine interest. No matter how lofty the

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Gelis MacKenzie is one of the most desirable heiresses in all the Western Highlands. She is the youngest and much adored daughter of the indomitable Black Stag of Kintail, Duncan MacKenzie, who was the hero of Welfonder's novel DEVIL IN A KILT. Unfortunately, Gelis has been branded unmarriageable, but not for lack of masculine interest. No matter how lofty the ancestry, how deep the purse, or how mighty the sword arm, nary a one of her suitors is good enough for her father. Although he loves Gelis fiercely and knows he must someday see her settled and wed, Duncan isn't quite ready to let her go.

But now Duncan has received an offer for Gelis's hand in marriage that he is honor-bound to accept-and it comes from the worst possible quarter. The suitor, Ronan MacRuari of Castle Dare, is the last man Duncan MacKenzie would wish for a son-in-law. Known as the Raven, Ronan is the scion of a dark clan that has been marked by a deadly curse.

Ronan and Gelis are instantly attracted to one another, but they are immediately estranged. Ronan's last two wives have died abruptly and he doesn't want to see his vivacious newly-wed Gelis suffer the same fate, so he distances himself from her as much as possible. In the meantime, Ronan searches for the Raven Stone, a fabled treasure that he believes holds the power of the curse over his clan. But Gelis has fallen in love with her new husband, and she's determined to help him. Though Ronan doesn't know it, Gelis also has the gift of second-sight, and she has seen a future in which she is destined to help redeem her cursed husband.

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Editorial Reviews

A Romance Review
"Like a master chef in the kitchen, Welfonder knows all the best ingredients to use in making the perfect highland romance, and whips that together in Bride for a Knight. Fans won't want to pass up Bride for a Knight. 4 1/2 Roses"
Romance Reviews Today on BRIDE FOR A KNIGHT
"Welfonder again gives readers a true sense of time and place and characters to enjoy. The mix of romance and mystery is well-done, and the surprise ending is a nice treat."
Romance Reviews Today on UNTIL THE KNIGHT COMES
"Historical romance lovers will definitely enjoy life in Scotland years ago and meeting people who epitomize the love of their land in their lives."
starred review Booklist
"Welfonder's careful scholarship and attention to detail vividly re-create the lusty, brawling days of medieval Scotland with larger-than-life chivalrous heroes and dainty but spirited maidens."
From the Publisher
"Like a master chef in the kitchen, Welfonder knows all the best ingredients to use in making the perfect highland romance, and whips that together in Bride for a Knight. Fans won't want to pass up Bride for a Knight. 4 1/2 Roses"—A Romance Review"

Welfonder's careful scholarship and attention to detail vividly re-create the lusty, brawling days of medieval Scotland with larger-than-life chivalrous heroes and dainty but spirited maidens."—Booklist, starred review, on ONLY FOR A KNIGHT"

Historical romance lovers will definitely enjoy life in Scotland years ago and meeting people who epitomize the love of their land in their lives."—Romance Reviews Today on UNTIL THE KNIGHT COMES"

Welfonder again gives readers a true sense of time and place and characters to enjoy. The mix of romance and mystery is well-done, and the surprise ending is a nice treat."—Romance Reviews Today on BRIDE FOR A KNIGHT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446195294
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
667,217
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Sue-Ellen Welfonder is a Scotophile whose burning wish to make frequent trips to the land of her dreams led her to a twenty-year career with the airlines.

Now a full-time writer, she's quick to admit that she much prefers wielding a pen to pushing tea and coffee. She makes annual visits to Scotland, insisting they are a necessity, as each trip gives her inspiration for new books.

Proud of her own Hebridean ancestry, she belongs to two clan societies: the MacFie Clan Society and the Clan MacAlpine Society. In addition to Scotland, her greatest passions are medieval history, the paranormal, and dogs. She never watches television, loves haggis, and writes at a 450-year-old desk that once stood in a Bavarian castle.

Sue-Ellen is married and currently resides with her husband and Jack Russell terrier in Florida.

Learn more at:
www.welfonder.com
Facebook.com/SueEllenWelfonderAuthor
Twitter, @se_welfonder.

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Seducing a Scottish Bride 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
maggie_kc More than 1 year ago
I had not read any books by this author before, but enjoyed this enough that I went looking for more of her books. It was a romantic historical novel with just a touch of fantasy. It incorporates characters from some of her earlier books, so you might want to check those out, but I didn't find that necessary in order to enjoy this one.
MrsEdwardCullenCH More than 1 year ago
This book is possibly the worst romance novel I have ever read. And that's saying alot considering the amount of books a read. Romance novels are my specialty, in fact scottish romances are my favorite. But this one is just not good. You should all read Julie Garwood's series starting with "The Secret". Great books. After reading Julie Garwood I'm afraid I can't find anything impressive about this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has to be by far one of the worst books I have read. Wish there was a way to get my money back
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MedievalLady More than 1 year ago
Western Highlands - 1348 Adding this to the list of "favorite reads". Sue-Ellen's writing is magical to me. Through her words I could actually see the mist snaking it's way in through the window embrasures like talons clawing to make purchase. I got actual chills in several parts while reading. Gelis and Ronan's story is an emotional one that changes darkness to light and in doing that takes you through some pretty rough moments for these two. As always, Sue-Ellen brings me to tears with laughter just as easily as she pulls on my heart strings. I love the way Duncan Mackenzie, Gelis's father, and Sir Marmaduke, Duncan's closest friend, go at it. Marmaduke riles Duncan to no end and gets him going which leaves me with the biggest smile on my face and warmth in my heart. This entire Mackenzie series is one not to be passed by! All in all, this is a story that started with a life debt that brought the feeling of magic into my world along with some tears and lots of laughter. I felt the strength of the characters along with their fears, and faith in each other. Love truly does conquer all!
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Long winded hard to follow boring
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AuthorKellyMoran More than 1 year ago
Lady Gelis MacKenzie yearns for love, the everlasting kind. Her father, hesitant to all suitors, is determined to keep her close and at home. Until a long-standing debt is called upon to be collected, and her father¿s honor must obey it. Gelis has already had a vision of her suitor, a darkly seductive man, with wounds that run deep. When she finally meets her betrothed and learns of his family¿s curse that has haunted them for generations, she determines that curses are not to be believed. With two previous wives in the ground, Ronan MacRuari, known also as the Raven, weds Gelis only to satisfy his clan. He knows that loving her could unleash the curse and put her in mortal danger. But as he comes to know her, and their passionate desires flare, he begins to wonder if Gelis isn¿t the key to lifting the curse that has plagued them. Determined to protect her at all costs, he¿ll fight the dangerous forces that threaten her, even if it means closing off his heart to what it truly wants.
The only issue I had with the book was this curse. Well, not the curse itself, but the explanation of it. It was given in bits throughout the story, but I still don¿t feel any closure in fully understanding it. This is part of a series, I believe, so it is possible that it is further explained better in one of the other books.
The plot flowed well and I adored the characters. I loved the side-story with the secondary characters, Anice and Hugh, too. This was a great mix if historical and paranormal romance. The setting and her depiction of it was superb. Now I want to go to Scotland!
If you are seeking a one-of-a-kind romance, full of action and steam, pick up Seducing a Scottish Bride, by Sue-Ellen Wellfonder!
Kelly Moran,
Author and Reviewer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Come on ladies...a review isnt supposed to go into the whole darn story...I read reviews to see if I want to buy it but sime of you ladies write so many paragraphs I pass the book by...just say whether its good or a pass!!!!!!!!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Following the death of his second wife Ronan ¿The Raven¿ MacRuari vows no more marriages. He fears for the life of any future bride at his home Castle Dare as he believes he is either paranormally cursed or haunted by an unknown mortal adversary with access to his home; though he leans towards the supernatural because the natural explanation means a friend or family member has been killing his wives.

However, the twice widower is placed in a quandary when he must marry a MacKenzie to pay off a family debt to the clan. Laird MacKenzie sends a euphoric Lady Gelis to be The Raven¿s third bride. She has the gift of sight and has seen her intended in a vision. She prepares to bring sunshine into his heart while confronting the dark forces of evil who need her dead in order to possess the Raven Stone that MacRuari owns.

SEDUCING A SCOTTISH BRIDE is a great paranormal historical romance starring two caring individuals whose love puts them at odds with each other. He would rather be celibate than place his Lady Gelis in harm; she would rather battle the entire forces of hell than give up her love. Fans will read this in one delightful sitting so set aside the time.

Harriet Klausner