Besieged (Skye's Legacy Series #3)

Besieged (Skye's Legacy Series #3)

by Bertrice Small

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Besieged (Skye's Legacy Series #3) by Bertrice Small

New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small writes exciting love stories that introduce readers to magnificent historic locales and memorable characters. In her newest book, Besieged, she continues her thrilling 17th century saga, Skye's Legacy, with the moving tale of Jasmine's younger daughter, a courageous beauty determined to follow her heart. . ..

Besieged

Nearly a spinster at twenty, Fortune Lindley is leaving Scotland to return to her birthplace at Maguire's Ford, a vast Ulster estate that she will inherit only if she marries an Irish Protestant. To that end, Fortune has agreed to consider a match with the Protestant aristocrat William Devers, a man suited to her wealth and status.

Besieged

But it is the rebellious and disinherited Catholic elder brother, Kiernan Devers, who steals her heart, driving William to a black and murderous fury. While Fortune and Kiernan's forbidden ecstasy explodes, jealousy and intolerance lead to an unthinkable tragedy--and a destiny that will test Fortune's will to survive in a struggle to claim a land, a legacy, and the only love she'll have. . .

Bertrice Small is the author of over twenty-four novels of historical romance. She is a New York Times bestseller, and the recipient of numerous awards. In keeping with her profession, Bertrice Small lives in the oldest English-speaking town in the state of New York, which was founded in 1640. Her light-filled studio is filled with the paintings of her favorite cover artist, Elaine Duillo; a large library; but no computer as she works on an IBM Quietwriter 7, and her long-time assistant, Judy Walker, types the final draft. Because she believes in happy endings, Bertrice Small has been married to the same man, her hero, George, for thirty-six years. They have a son, Thomas, a lovely daughter-in-law, Megan, and two adorable grandchildren, Chandler David and Cora Alexandra. Long-time readers will be happy to know that Nicki the Cockatiel flourishes, along with his cat housemates, Pookie, the long-haired griege and white, and Honeybun, the petite orange with the cream-colored paws.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758272942
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 07/01/2003
Series: Skye's Legacy Series , #3
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 87,207
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Bertrice Small wrote thirty novels of historical romance and two erotic novellas. She was a New York Times bestselling author and the recipient of numerous awards. In keeping with her profession, she lived in the oldest English-speaking town in the state of New York, founded in 1640. Her light-filled studio included the paintings of her favorite cover artist, Elaine Duillo, and a large library—but no computer as she worked on an IBM Quietwriter 7. Her longtime assistant, Judy Walker, typed the final drafts. Because Bertrice Small believed in happy endings, she was married to the same man, her hero, George, for 38 years. They had a son, Thomas, a daughter-in-law, Megan, and two adorable grandchildren, Chandler David and Cora Alexandra.

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Besieged (Skye's Legacy Series #3) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1630, after twenty years away, Jasmine accompanied by her third husband Lord James Leslie and her youngest daughter Lady Fortune Mary Lindley returns to Ulster. Jasmine hopes Fortune finds a husband in the land where the child was born just after her second husband, Fortune¿s father, was murdered. Regardless of whether Fortune finds a mate or not, the lass will gain control of Maguire¿s Ford, an estate where Catholics and Protestants harmoniously live and work together.

The prime choice is William Devers. However, Jasmine has problems with William¿s biased mother, who plans to toss the Catholics from Maguire¿s Ford once Fortune marries her son. William immediately wants the independent and feisty Fortune. In turn, she realizes he is the perfect mate for someone as pragmatic as she is. However, her heart stirs only when she meets William¿s disinherited older brother Kiernan, a devout Catholic who has given up everything to be able to practice his religion. While Fortune and Kiernan fall in love, an obsessed William will do whatever it takes to make Fortune his wife.

BESIEGED is the best historical romance that Bertrice Small has written in several years. The story line centers on the historical basis of the Irish Protestant-Catholic issue in a reasonable and honest way that provides insight to the audience. The lead couple is a majestic duo and the support cast augments the plot through their prejudices or tolerances. Jasmine embraces diversity as the ultimate win-win situation to the point that Dr. Covey could use her as a role model. Though a sidebar starring William slows down the novel, Ms. Small shows why she is a sub-genre superstar.

Harriet Klausner

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved Besieged by Bertrice Small.It tells of a marvelous tale of Fortune, Jasmine's red-haired daughter. I could not put the book down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I finished the book in 1 1/2 days. It was a sweet story. But I must say, after reading the Skye O'Malley story, and Love Slave...this was a nice story. Not the type of read where you just dont want to do anything book finish the book and savor it as well. I like Beatrice Small writings....this was just not at all what I thought. But those who dont know Bertrice, do read the O'Mally series it is absolutely wonderful. I also enjoyed LOVE SLAVE, I read it twice. Sorry Beatrice
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't recommend this book at all. It's almost an afterthought to the Skye O'Malley series. Leave this one out if you intend to read the series. Buy it used if you still want to read it. I am a huge Bertrice Small fan and this book is lousy. Sorry, Bertrice!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite historical romances.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fortune Lindley, the strong and opinionated daughter of Rowan Lindgley and Jasmine Lindley-Leslie is a delight to read about. This story, set in the land of Ireland was well put together. The history and the way that the characters were written around it kept me up reading until the wee hours of every morning. For those of you who are history buffs such as I am, this book will entice you to read more and more. This is a must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bertrice Small has always been my favorite author. I have read every one of her books at least 3 times. But her latest attempts, Deceived, Betrayed, Bedazzled, have been very disappointing. This book, Besieged, is no better. I feel that Betrice Small should let go of the Skye O'Malley series. I loved this series in the beginning, but get it is time to move on to something new, something fresh. The last books, including this one, have had practically the same plot. This book focuses more on the Catholic/Protestant relationship, but the charecters are boring and very predictable. I love reading Bertrice Smalls first books, but this one is a great big letdown.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started reading romance novels when I was 14yrs old and Skye O'Malley the first book was one of the one I read at that time in my life....well when I was a teenager I realised Ms Small had written more about Skye and I couldn't seem to stop looking for more and more...well I must say I am captivated by this series and look forward to more...and more....: )
Guest More than 1 year ago
After the last few offerings by Ms. Small, Bedazzled, The Innocent, and Deceived to name a few, beseiged is an improvement. The first half is wonderful, bringing Fortune and her family back to Ireland. The story has action, romance, and spirit, then once the characters leave Ireland the story goes downhill fast. Fortune is left behind in England to sit and endure a strange inexplicable kidnapping plotline. It would have been better for the couple to travel to the new world together. Still it is worth reading if just for the first half.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bertrice Small gifts us with yet another gem...sending the great-grandaughter of one of the most beloved and unforgettable heroines of romantic fiction - Skye O'malley - into search of her true destiny and everlasting love... Walking proudly the path of her great anscestresses, Lady Fortune Lindley is a courageous beauty determined to follow her heart...Leaving her home in Scotland, she returns to her birthplace at Maguire's Ford, a large estate that she will inherit only if she marries an Irish Protestant. Being the most practical child of Jasmine Leslie, she agrees to consider a match with the Protestant aristocrat William Devers, a man suited to her wealth and status... However, it is the rebellious and unpredictable elder brother, Keiran Devers who sets her heart aflame and senses reeling with passion... While Fortune and Keiran's forbidden ecstasy explodes, jealousy and ignorance threaten their love and forces them to claim a new land and legacy...Through the test of destiny, Fortune realizes that she is indeed very much alike with the extraordinary women of her family...proud, independent, passionate and loyal towards those they love and cherish... BESIEGED justly stands among Ms. Small's best creations...it will remind you just why you fell in love with Skye O'Malley and could not let go... It will bring all your beloved characters back to life...let Fortune and Kerian's story carry you back in time and sweep you away in their ecstasy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think Ms. Small has created another masterpiece in the continuation of the Skye O'Malley Saga. She leaves the reader anxious for the next installment of the story of the descendants of the indominable Skye.