Set in 14th-century southern Scotland, this langorous series opener features a plucky heroine and an obstinate but caring leading man. Lady Jenny Easdale sneaks away with a group of traveling minstrels to have a final adventure before her wedding. When her betrothed's brother, Sir Hugh Douglas, catches up to her, they discover a plot involving stolen jewelry as well as a passion for each other that cannot be ignored. Hugh's efforts to control the headstrong Jenny are amusing, though at times her naïveté is more annoying than charming. Scott (Border Moonlight) creates a lovely, complex cast of secondary characters and has a deft touch with thorny period language, but when the jewelry theft conspiracy is resolved as quickly as Jenny's robe is removed, it's hard to justify the long buildup. (July)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Tamed by a Lairdby Amanda Scott
National bestselling author Amanda Scott sweeps readers back to the turbulent fourteenth-century Scottish Borders, where valiant men and women risk everything for their land. Jenny Easdale is ready to accept her fate. She's agreed to marry a man she will never love - yet not before slipping away for one last adventure. Following a traveling minstrel troupe, she's whisked into a world of intoxicating freedom. Then, all too soon, she finds herself in danger - from a vengeful political plot against Scotland and from the man who has come to take her home. Dutybound to return with his brother's wayward bride, Sir High Douglas is not prepared for how her quick wit, courage, and laughing eyes touch his warrior heart. Now, as the merry minstrels play matchmaker and passion sparks between Hugh and Jenny, the conspiracy against Scotland builds...and threatens all they hold dear.
When Jenny Easdale, a young orphaned noblewoman, escapes from her own betrothal party to enjoy one last taste of freedom before she is forced to marry her guardian's feckless, spoiled younger brother, she and her maid join a troupe of traveling minstrels as they leave town. But Jenny is in for a wee bit more adventure than she'd planned when she inadvertently learns of a plot to assassinate a powerful laird. She and Sir Hugh Douglas, her intended's widowed elder brother, who has been sent to find her, make plans to warn the man, never thinking that they will find a totally unexpected love along the way. VERDICT Noted for her exceptionally well-written and well-researched Scottish historicals, Scott breathes vivid, colorful life into 14th-century Scotland with strong, well-motivated characters, a passionate love story, and enough political intrigue to keep the action lively in the first in a projected series. Scott (Border Moonlight) lives in Folsom, CA.
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"...seen mainly from Meg's and Wat's points of view, with the well-written narrative and dialogue and the exciting plot drawing the reader every more deeply into their lives, BORDER WEDDING proves great stories of Scotland don't only arise out of the HIGHLANDS."
...Combines a passionate love story...a thrilling tale, rife with villains and...an intricately plotted story whose characters captivate..."Fallenangelreviews.com
Border Lass is a combination of a charming romance, a tale of murder and intrigue, and an enlightening, entertaining foray into Medieval Scottish history in which the times and the people come alive."Jane Bowers, Romance Reviews Today
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...seen mainly from Meg's and Wat's points of view, with the well-written narrative and dialogue and the exciting plot drawing the reader every more deeply into their lives, BORDER WEDDING proves great stories of Scotland don't only arise out of the HIGHLANDS."Romancereviewstoday.com"
Don't miss this beautiful historic tale of a man who doesn't know love is right under his nose. Find out what Meg's choice is in...BORDER WEDDING."Bookcovereviews.com"
Amanda Scott's gift is in her ability to create people you want to know. No matter what the conflict or the storyline, you're always drawn to the people. BORDER WEDDING...is no exception. Another winner!"Freshfiction.com"
Amanda Scott has possibly written the best historical in ages!.... BORDER WEDDING is the best book to come along in a long time, and the anticipation for the next book with Amalie has already begun."Fallenangelreviews.com
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Amanda Scott is the author of over 50 romance novels and the recipient of the Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA Award. She lives in Folsom, California, outside of Sacramento. She is a fourth-generation Californian. Her website is: http://www.amandascottauthor.com
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