by Margaret Mallory


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The Douglas sisters, beauties all, are valuable pawns in their family's bitter struggle to control the Scottish Crown. But when powerful enemies threaten, each Douglas lass will find she must face them alone.

Haunted by his father's violent death, David Hume, the new laird of Wedderburn, sets out to make his name so feared that no one will dare harm his family again. The treacherous ally who played on his father's weakness is dead and beyond David's vengeance, but his castle and young widow are ripe for the taking. The moment David lays eyes on the dark-haired beauty defending her wee daughters, however, he knows this frail-looking lass is the one person who could bring him to his knees.

Wed at thirteen to a man who tried daily to break her spirit, Lady Alison Douglas is looking forward to a long widowhood. But when the fearsome warrior known as the Beast of Wedderburn storms her gates, she finds herself, once again, forced to wed a stranger. Alison is only a pawn to serve his vengeance, so why does this dark warrior arouse such fiery passion and an unwelcome longing in her heart?

With death and danger looming, these two wounded souls must learn to trust each other...for only love can save them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990759959
Publisher: Margaret Mallory
Publication date: 09/15/2014
Pages: 282
Sales rank: 290,611
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Margaret Mallory, a recovering lawyer, is thrilled to be writing adventurous tales with sword-wielding heroes rather than briefs and memos. Since abandoning the law for romance, she's become a USA Today bestselling author, and her Scottish and medieval romances have won numerous honors, including National Readers' Choice Awards, RT Book Reviews' Best Scotland-Set Historical Romance, and a RITA© nomination.

Margaret lives with her husband in the beautiful (and rainy) Pacific Northwest. Now that her children are off on their own adventures, she spends most of her time with her handsome Highlanders, but she also likes to hike and travel. You can find information about Margaret’s books, photos of Scotland, historical tidbits, and links to Margaret on Facebook and Twitter on her website, She loves to hear from readers!

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CAPTURED BY A LAIRD 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
Fast paced and dramatic, as well as emotional. At times brought tears to my eyes. The story is well written with vivid descriptions and engaging, energetic characters. Love from chaos, and hero's who are truly heros is a favorite of mine. As well as heroines who are strong, and face challenges head on and not turn away. I loved the way our hero and heroine came to value each other as lovers as well as companions. A must for any Scottish Historical fan. I truly look forward to the next installment. What an amazing tale of vengeance, courage, boldness, and love. This story has just the right amount of suspense,danger and passion to keep the reader reading, holding their breathe in awe as the characters find their way through turmoil and love. What a delight! * A personal buy* Rating: 4.5 Heat rating: Hot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The storyline grabs your attention from the beginning to the end. The characters come to life, David, his younger brothersb and Alison and her daughters. The character David was awesome from beginning to end and Alison after David's in her life grows a backbone. Although there were a few scenes that I though Alison should zip it, later I realized there was a purpose. Alison and David, a wonderful ending to the story. I highly recommend. The sex scenes were mild, but if you prefer clean, I don't recommend. Outstanding story. Happy Reading! *****vrnb*****
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Margaret Mallory weaves a moving story. I was engaged the entire story. With each passage l fell in love with this family as they were falling in love with each other!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not a great love story. The story is of a thirteen year old Douglass lass Alison who at age 13 is given to a leach of middle age as a bride. He degrades and humiliates her for 10 years. When he dies she has two daughters to take care of. Alison immediately burns her marriage bed. Feeling free of the filth of his touch all she wants is for her family to come to her aide and help her hold the castle for her daughters. Her brothers let her down, too engrossed in ways to benefit themselves and their own causes In comes David Hume and takes over forcing Alison into another unwanted marriage because he seeks revenge for the death of his father. He could care less for her or her daughters. As the story progresses, he begins to respect her and start to build a life with her. Of course he doesn't trust her or have very deep feelings for her. The story is very dark and they don't really connect until almost the end where everything is cleared up and quickly resolved in a matter of about the last five chapters. I couldn't connect with the supposed love between these two. This is a series so I hope the next one will be better.
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Anonymous 9 months ago
I Love the boldness of the alpha Male. I found the story very interesting. The H was great. The h got on my nerves at times for her boldness after the H had treated her kindly. The story kept my interest. The romance was good. I will read this author work again.
Anonymous 10 months ago
The only negative was it seemed rushed at the to finish it all up. But good characters, good story, and I love that there is a true historical connection and characters! Overall a good read!
Anonymous 11 months ago
Wonderful book! Can’t wait to read other books by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not the first book I have read by this author. I got hooked on the Return of the Highlanders series. This was a well developed story line with great characters. I did hit a few spots of going omg just listen to him (and vis-versa) And felt that the declaring of love when she comes to him at Hume was a bit too quick, but all in all I loved every page and will reading the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The miscommunication and misunderstandings seemed contrived and the rescues unbelievable. The Scottish accents were inconsistent and not very authentic. Full of bad decisions and miscommunication. Mild sex scenes, some may find offensive
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an exciting read. I'm glad everything turned out the way it did. Will enjoy reading more on these highlanders.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
David and Alison's story was thoroughly entertaining. I definitely enjoyed the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great read. It makes me appreciate the safe haven of the modern day world we live in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story and characters kept my interest and attention throughout the book. I liked the characters and was rooting for their happy ending together. The story portrayed the unpleasant aspects of the culture of the times: women were chattel and it was not all rosy, romantic and happy. In a time where women had little choice or say, I was a little frustrated with the females alternating between obedient resignation and foolish risk taking. Sometimes I wanted to say, really Allison, you know how bad it could be, just stay in the castle with your handsome new husband.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read.
MikiHope More than 1 year ago
Have I ever mentioned I LOVE historical romances--and particularly when they have handsome Scottish Lords and even stronger Scottish lasses? David Hume storms the castle bent on revenge! He is going to force the lady to marry him. She has finally been freed from a horrible husband and has her 2 little daughters to protect--as well as all in the castle--no help is coming from anywhere!! She surrenders---or does she? Not without a fight!! Meanwhile her two little daughters have captured David's heart--and he swears to protect them. Will these two ever learn to trust and love each other? You will have to read this book to find out--it is a tumultuous road!! You know I will be reading the other books in this series--really a great read!
KCMO52 More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed Captured by a Laird. Ms. Mallory has just the right amount of suspence & romance to keep you interested in every page.
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LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
Teeming with passion, suspense, political corruption and danger! “Burning her husband's bed was a mistake. Alison could see that now.” Captured by a Laird by Margaret Mallory is the first book in her Douglas Legacy series and a highly emotional, fast-paced Scottish romance. It is very well-written with vivid imagery that transports the reader into the story with engaging characters and intriguing historical details. David Hume, nicknamed the Beast of Wedderburn, and recently widowed Lady Alison Douglas are the featured hero and heroine. They had both been cruelly wronged by fate and learning to trust again would not be easy. At the young age of thirteen, Lady Alison Douglas became Alison Blackadder. Blackadder was a middle aged man who mistreated her and dishonored her by publicly flouting his mistress to their clan. He allowed his staff to treat Alison just as poorly as he did. When she gave him daughters instead of sons, he mocked her. When he passed away and she was finally free of him, Alison was eager to remain unencumbered. However, that left her an easy target for lairds intent on adding to their lands because her brothers – Archie and George – did not treasure her and left her unprotected. When Blackadder castle was assaulted and stormed by the Beast of Wedderburn and his forces, she and the castle easily tumbled into David Hume’s hands. In a time when treachery prevailed in politics, David boldly and courageously sought justice and vengeance after his father and uncle were cruelly betrayed resulting with their heads being displayed on pikes. David vowed to fulfill his father’s dying wish to free his father’s wife who had been wrongly imprisoned and to help raise his two younger brothers. A benefit of becoming one of the most feared men in Scotland meant that his clan would be safeguarded by his reputation. Now, if David could take Blackadder castle and marry the widow there, he would veritably be one of the most powerful men in Scotland. David and Alison were likeable and genuine characters. David was truly a hero. He was patient, caring, strong, protective and kind. Alison was raised as nobility, but after years of emotional and physical abuse, she needed to find herself. She certainly had spunk! It took courage to burn the laird’s bed and make a display of tossing the charred pieces out the window into the castle’s courtyard below! Her two beautiful daughters have been her salvation when she didn’t think she could continue. Can Alison learn to trust the man who stormed her castle? Can David follow tradition while learning that loving the right person does not make you weak? You need to dive into Captured by a Laird to find out! This is the second book I’ve read by Margaret Mallory. I originally fell in love with her storytelling with The Gift. Captured by a Laird is teeming with passion, suspense, political corruption and danger. I highly recommend Captured by a Laird to anyone who enjoys heartbreaking and breathtaking Scottish historical romances! I can’t wait to listen to Claimed by a Highlander soon! My full review is posted at Reading Between The Wines Book Club. Please check it out there!