Bride of Lochbarr

Bride of Lochbarr

by Margaret Moore

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781460306024
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 10/15/2012
Series: Brothers-in-Arms
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 529,191
File size: 963 KB

About the Author

Margaret Moore actually began her writing career at the age of eight, when she and a friend would make up stories together. She also loved to read and many years later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. After reading a romance by Kathleen Woodiwiss, Margaret took a course in popular fiction writing and through that, found Romance Writers of America. Three years later, in 1991, she sold her first historical romance. And the rest, as they say, is history!

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Bride of Lochbarr 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
loverofromance More than 1 year ago
Lady Marianne has just come home from years spent in the convent. But she learns that her brother has already had her life mapped out, she is to marry a older Scot, who has plenty of wealth and connections to the King. Marianne doesn't trust any of the Scots, she considers herself Norman and only wishes to marry a Norman. But when a group of Scots come in, her attention goes straight to the son of the Mactaren Laird...Adair. Adair has his future mapped out, and he always thought he would marry a Scottish lass. But there is a Norman woman, one that he finds compelling. When he learns that she is to be forced to marry a man she doesn't want, and through a series of events, they find themselves married.Will they be able to find happiness despite their differing cultures and expectations? It has been quite some time since I have read a book by this author. I used to read her all the time, but I lost touch with her the past couple of years. And lately I have been wanting to read more medieval themed romances, and this one seemed perfect. It is set in the 1200's and we see how this author has done her homework on the culture and differing feelings from the Scots and the English. There were many aspects of this story that I really enjoyed. One of my favorites, was how this author combined historical data with the love story and made them go hand in hand together in a way that makes you thirst for more stories just like this one. What we have here is a love story that starts off with mistrusts and not the best circumstances, but we also see how these two try to do everything that they can to make their marriage work, and learn the values of patience and communication. I loved how Marianne learns to endear herself to the clan, and learn their ways and tries to cultivate it into her life so that she can be accepted as one of them. Adair learns the value of being honest and patient, and what a good hero he was. He could be rash and prideful and definitely have a temper, but at the heart, such a good human being. I loved how these two worked together and they were definitely fully compatible once they got over certain misunderstandings...but it was quite fun seeing them work through things. A sensational story, that takes you back to the medieval time period, with the passion and captivating writing...witty and romantic!!
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Bride of Lochbarr by Margaret Moore Reviewer: Pamela Ackerson (author of Home of the Braves trilogy) Ms. Moore has taken the damsel in distress and twisted it into a witty and fun read. Lady Marianne wants to run away from a forced betrothal and when Adair MacTaran swoops in to save her, she resists. The adventure starts from there and tickles you with a genuine sense of humor, passion, and wit. Leave your afternoon open for this book. You won't want to put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Facing a forced politically advantageous for her brother's sake, Marianne feels like she's been condemned to Hades. Not only is her 'groom to be' a Scottish heathen, but an old man with a vile reputation. Though raised by nuns, she is not meek and mild. Her fire attracts the attention of another Scot, Adair, a chieftain's oldest son. He knows the wretched misery ahead of Marianne if she does not find some escape, so he sets out to rescue her. There are a few hitches that culminate in Marianne claiming he kidnapped her and ruined her reputation, making her unmarriageable to any but himself. So, the Norman lady who did not want to marry a Scot finds herself the wife of Adair Mac Seamus Mac Taran, lost in a world where she can't even communicate as she knows no Gaelic. The fire is still in her, however, and she proves her worth quickly. She and her husband even manage to fall in love. If she thought to escape politics, then she was wrong. Not everyone wants Adair as their chieftain, and as his wife, she is in equal danger. .......................... **** The complexity of this novel is belied by its brevity. The author teaches the reader never to judge by appearances, as characters prove to be deep and multi dimensional. She combines exciting action, passion, and a heart warming ending in a fast paced read. ****
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1235, Lord Nicholas takes his sister Marianne from the Normandy monastery where she lived for the last twelve years back to Scotland but not out of brotherly love. Instead, he wants to stop paying the monastery for her upkeep and marry her off to an old but wealthy and regally connected Hamish MacGlogan. This is over Marianne¿s objections. Because she expected to one day wed a Norman not a barbaric Scot.---- Seamus MacTaron and his clan arrive to warn Nicholas about raiding their cattle. Nicholas denies that his men did such a deed, but Seamus¿ hot tempered son Adair, who detests the Normans, tells him they will watch and kill anyone who tries. Marianne plays the perfect hostess by inviting the MacTaron kin to stay overnight and angering her brother by doing so. Adair and Marianne are attracted to one another, but both reject the other because of their nationality. Still, they begin to realize that a relationship between them would be better for his people and for her than one with that ancient relic that her sibling wants to foster on her. Will betrayal prove to Adair and Marianne that love has blossomed between them?---- This is an engaging medieval romance starring two individuals who have no reason to trust the other although they love one another. The thrilling story line animates the audience from the moment the MacTaron clan enter Nicholas¿ keep until the betrayers are confronted. Though the theme of star-crossed lovers deceived by 'loyalists' who make it look as if a loved one did the deed has occurred too often, Margaret Moore magnificently brighten the tale with a picturesque look into twelfth century Scotland.---- Harriet Klausner