The Border Vixen (Border Chronicles Series #5)

The Border Vixen (Border Chronicles Series #5)

by Bertrice Small
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The Border Vixen (Border Chronicles Series #5) by Bertrice Small

Aware of the covetous interest in his land, the laird of Brae Aisir announces that any man who can outfight his spitfire of a granddaughter will have her as a wife, along with her inheritance. It's a heated contest that inspires the passion of one man and the jealous wrath of another.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101464458
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/05/2010
Series: Border Chronicles , #5
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 157,854
File size: 432 KB
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 Vixen 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1532 seventeen year old feisty independent lass Margaret "Mad Maggie" Kerr seeks a husband. However, she will not settle for any spouse as she has a criterion in who becomes her mate. The man needs to allow Mad Maggie to do what she wants to do. Her frustrated grandfather, the laird of Brae Aisir, Dugald Kerr challenges Scottish men to compete for her hand by proving they can "outride, outrun and outfight" her. The prize to the victor is Maggie who is the sole heir to his fortune including ownership of the key pass between Scotland and England that the Kerr kin have patrolled and collected tolls for over five centuries. Many males take a chance, but most like Ewan embarrassingly lose to the athletic tomboy. King James V sends his cousin Fingal Stewart with instructions to win her hand and gain control of the critical passage. Fingal passes the tests and more when he wins Maggie's love, but an irate Ewan decides to force her to marry him with his plan to leave with his child growing inside her. The fifth Border Chronicles (A Dangerous Love, and The Border Lord and Lady) is a fabulous sixteenth century romantic romp retelling the Greek mythological tale of Atalanta. Mad Maggie is a great refreshing heroine while Fingal proves worthy of her not because he wins the contests but due to his racing for her golden heart. Evil Ewan adds late suspense to a delightful amusing frolic. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hadn't read or purchased a Bertrice Small book in years, and after reading this book I was reminded of why. If you are looking for an almost nonexistent plot, history so detailed it becomes painfully boring, gratuitous graphic sex, and insufficient character development, however, this book is for you. Initially the book shows some promise, but after a short build up the characters (such as they are) are abandoned and the reader is given a Scottish history lesson where the plot is completely lost. We never discover why we should care about the hero or the heroine or even why they might be interesting. I do enjoy learning about history, but I also enjoy a good romance and frankly I was more intrigued by James V and his story than by the hero and heroine. There are other authors who can skillfully weave a story and history together, but Ms. Small is completely unsuccessful in this book. I was very disappointed and if I am ever tempted by one of Ms. Small's books again I will visit the library and remind myself why it would be a waste of good money.
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So good
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LovesAGoodRead More than 1 year ago
Great start with unusual concept of a strong woman who can fight like a man and will not wed unless a suitor can out do her in her test of his abilities. The story seems to be bogged down in too much historical history, and way too much sex for my taste, but still a good example of B. Small at her best.
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CheliD More than 1 year ago
Mad Maggie Kerr is the heiress/granddaughter of Dugald Kerr, laird of Brae Aisir and keeper of the Scottish side of the Aisir nam Breug passage. Maggie has sworn that she will only wed a man that she can respect and to gain that respect the man must be able to outrun, outride and outfight her. Many have tried but been humiliated but when Lord Fingal Stewart, cousin of King James V, is sent to Brae Aisir with orders from the king to wed her, matters change. Realizing that she cannot disobey the king, she signs the marriage documents but says that Fingal must still beat her before he can bed her. The struggle between the two is not just physical as they get to know each other and deal with the trouble times of that historical period.
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