A Woman of Honour

A Woman of Honour

by Marlow Kelly

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Duncan Campbell wakes to discover he is imprisoned with a woman in his enemy's dungeon in the Highlands of Scotland. The disenchanted warrior hopes his last few moments on earth will be spent in the arms of the sweet-voiced Isabel. If only she will cooperate.

Isabel Douglas has no intention of obliging the crude captive. The penniless noblewoman considers herself too tall and thin to be desirable. She intends to become a nun. But first, disguised as a boy, she must deliver an important letter to Scotland's hero in hiding, King Robert the Bruce.

Together, the pair make a daring escape that plunges them into the bleak countryside in the middle of winter. In the struggle to survive, they learn the true strength of their feelings for each other. But when Duncan's animosity towards the king becomes evident, Isabel must decide between her heart and her country.

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BN ID: 2940150367555
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication date: 08/26/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 131 KB

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A Woman of Honour 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JeneratedReviews More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a way to experience an amazing hour look no further than A Woman of Honour by Marlow Kelly! This was no dainty page-turner, I devoured this novella in one sitting. Richly drawn characters in a high stakes action setting will keep you riveted and provide a nice diversion to Medieval Scotland. This talented author is a definite writer to follow. *Review copy provided by author*
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Nandita Keshavan for Readers' Favorite A Woman of Honour by Marlow Kelly is intended for adult readers due to its passionate scenes. Marlow is a brilliant writer and I read this book in one sitting since I was fascinated by the plot and wanted to see if the characters stay together. The lead characters, Duncan and Isabel, meet in the prison of a castle in darkness. An instant attraction is made clear at the start. Following this, the difficult circumstances under which they are chased after being released by the MacDougall family is full is suspense. The Campbells have an ongoing feud with the MacDougalls, and being a Campbell, Duncan knows that he will die at their hands if caught. Isabel, though she claims to be going to become a nun, knows how to fight and is feisty. Dressed as a boy since she was fleeing an attack by the English, she feels wholly unattractive and this, accompanied by her shyness, makes her resist his advances. During their escape, they share thrilling and tender moments and get to know each other. Duncan finds that they are a good match, and asks to marry her and promises to protect her. The circumstances under which they return to the Campbell house, the risk in love that Isabel takes, and whether they successfully escape their pursuers and are able to remain in the Campbell clan form the remaining part of the story, for Duncan's brother had appeared to have other marriage plans for him previously. I enjoyed the portrayal of the spirited but sweet character, Isabel, and identify with her somewhat. Also, Duncan is a lovable hero who is attractive, smart, loyal and sensitive. His ability to recognise true love was truly endearing. Marlow brings an artistic, passionate and spiritual quality to the love that Duncan and Isabel share, which for me is the exact blend of beauty and passion which I appreciate most in romance books. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in an exciting and suspense-filled romance. I would even appreciate a second book which follows the characters of Duncan and Isabel after marriage.
BevPW More than 1 year ago
A Woman of Honour I was very pleased to receive an advanced copy of Woman of Honour from Marlow Kelly to read and review. The cover was very appealing and it was set in Scotland which is always of interest to me. It definitely drew me in right away and was fast paced and well written. Woman of Honour is a novella so it is a fairly quick read. The story opens with our hero (Duncan Cameron) and heroine sharing a dark dungeon  of Dunstaffnage Castle and completely unable to see each other or tell what the other individual looks like. In fact, their acquaintance begins with a fight as neither knows who the other is or whether they can be trusted. When the dust settles, Duncan discovers that the unknown woman he has fought with has been dressed as a boy and has plans to enter a convent. Isabel, (our heroine) does her best to ease Duncan’s headache caused by a head injury and in doing so makes herself more and more appealing to Duncan. How they escape from their captors and make their way to safety involves lots of twists, turns and surprises. This was a fun read with likable characters . For those wondering at the spelling of “Honour” in the title, Marlow is Canadian and that’s how we spell honour here. Although I found the cover very appealing, I’m not really sure that the artist fully understood what Isabel looked like. The cover girl is quite buxom and even with strapping would have had a hard time passing for a boy. I think this is a great job for a debut story and  would recommend it to all who enjoy a sweet innocent romance set in the Scotland of yesteryears.