The Border Lord and the Lady (Border Chronicles Series #4)

The Border Lord and the Lady (Border Chronicles Series #4)

by Bertrice Small
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The Border Lord and the Lady (Border Chronicles Series #4) by Bertrice Small

Just before Lady Cicely Bowen is about to marry an elegant laird, she's kidnapped by Ian Douglas, a rough and randy border lord. The royal court is in an uproar as Douglas makes every effort to win the heat of the woman he holds captive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451230430
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/07/2010
Series: Border Chronicles Series , #4
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 323,176
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Bertrice Small was the New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty novels. Among her numerous awards, she was the recipient of the RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. She lived on the North Fork of the eastern end of Long Island, New York, until her death in 2015.

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The Border Lord and the Lady 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The Earl of Leighton worries his brilliant teenage second wife Luciana Maria Pietro, whom he married for her money and for giving him sons, will harm his beloved young daughter, Lady Cicely Bowen. To keep her safe he sends her away from her stepmother. Cicely and Lady Joan Beaufort become friends. When Joan and King James I of Scotland marry, Cicely is selected as a lady-in- waiting to the new queen. At the Scottish court, two lairds with opposite demeanors pursue Cicely. Andrew Gordon is a suave aristocrat while Ian Douglas is a border lord. Although she plans to marry Andrew, Ian abducts her. She finds border life complex and harsh while her other suitor declares clan war and the queen demands the return of her lady in waiting. This is an entertaining fifteenth century romance starring strong lead characters and real historical figures especially Joan who was married to James I. The story line provides a deep look at the era when intrigue and clan disputes and hostilities were the norm. Vivid with the real persona enhancing the triangular relationship, Bertrice Small provides a wonderful romance with Stockholm syndrome implications. Harriet Klausner
buckles_squared More than 1 year ago
I have certain expectations of the romances I read and this one absolutely did not meet them. I couldn't even read the whole book and that is highly unusual for me.
fan215 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this episode in The Border Chronicles. It has unexpected twists and plots. I laughed and cried. I can't wait to read the next one!
Ezzie More than 1 year ago
This book had me crying for all the wrong reasons. I've had my fair share of reading and have read great books by several authors. This one, however, was poorly written to a point where I couldn't even finish the book. Ms. Small's writing style is choppy and her characters not at all developed. She had very lame dialogue that made me want to slap the characters around. Even if this story took place in the 1400s, the dialogue could have been more striking. Also, her repetitive use of "wickedly" and "mischievously" made me wonder if she knew any other type of reaction these characters could possibly possess. Oh and please don't get me started on the death of Cicely's husband, Ian Douglas, and her quick marriage to Kier Douglas. I thought the whole story was going to revolve around how Ian shows her he honestly loves her. I guess the author knew herself that this book was too predictable so she threw in that last bit to have a story. Very disappointed. Not worth the money.
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I enjoyed this book regardless of some of the reviews!
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Don't think this book is quite up to her great standards. A little too long and not quite as interesting as all her other books.
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Very nice.
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