Charming the Shrew

Charming the Shrew

by Laurin Wittig
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Charming the Shrew by Laurin Wittig

Returning home to the Scottish Highlands after battling the English, Tayg Munro receives a hero’s welcome—and a shocking ultimatum. In order to take his place as heir to the chiefdom of Culrain, he must choose a wife within the month or have one chosen for him. Angered by his family's decree, Tayg delays the inevitable by volunteering for a mission for the king that takes him deep into the Highlands. Preoccupied by his marital obligation, the brooding warrior sets out with no hint of the fateful encounter that awaits him...

Catriona MacLeod is known throughout the Highlands as the Shrew of Assynt, thanks to her razor-sharp tongue and her unwillingness to yield to her five brothers. When she's told that her eldest brother has promised her hand in marriage to a man she has good reason to hate, she flees into the Scottish wilderness, determined to seek the king’s intervention in her plight. When she reluctantly joins forces with a handsome traveler, she cannot anticipate the treacherous plot that will soon embroil them—nor the passion that will ignite between them.

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ISBN-13: 9781612184821
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 05/29/2012
Series: The Legacy of MacLeod Series , #1
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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Charming the Shrew 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
MsChris1161 9 months ago
What a grand adventure! It's been way too long since I've read a good book about the Scottish clans and to have it read to me in the Scottish accent was heavenly and has spoiled me. I may never read another book about the Scottish highlands to myself again! The audiobook version is definitely the way to go, although I may pass on the "Bard's" poor singing... but even that was all in good fun and part of the charm of the story. CHARMING THE SHREW is delightful. Author Laurin Wittig has spun a brilliant rendition of Taming of the Shrew, my favorite comedy from Shakespeare. Katriona MacLeod and Tayg Munro's journey to see the King was filled with danger, suspicions, intrigue, humor, passion, misunderstanding, and self-awakening on both their parts. I truly enjoyed every moment and hating it coming to an end. 4.5 stars
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good read, could read again
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
In Scotland in the year 1307, the Clan Munro has been a whole-hearted supporter of King Robert the Bruce, fighting alongside him to fulfill his wish of uniting all of Scotland. But when Tayg's older brother, the clan heir, is killed, Tayg is suddenly faced with a much tougher assignment than that of warrior-he must find a suitable wife, and become chief of his clan.

Not before he faces one more adventure, however. Before Tayg sets his sights on finding a fitting bride, he takes off on one last assignment for the king. All would have been fine and well, in fact, if along the way he didn't mean a shrew in the fine form of Catriona MacLeod.

A woman tired of her domineering father, five over-bearing brothers, and who's definitely not planning to stick around for her arranged marriage to Duff "Dogface" MacDonell, she flees. She'd been aiming for her aunt's village, but her sense of direction is less than keen and in time she's lost in a harrowing highland storm of winter.

Ms. Wittig writes a wonderful historic romance filled with the sights and sounds of Scotland, and lovable-and even more importantly, believable-characters in Tayg and Cat. Both on a mission to get more out of life than has been planned for them, they find a love and passion together that neither had dared to dream of. Kudos to Ms. Wittig for another fine Scotland romp!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Scotland in the year 1307, the Clan Munro has been a whole-hearted supporter of King Robert the Bruce, fighting alongside him to fulfill his wish of uniting all of Scotland. But when Tayg's older brother, the clan heir, is killed, Tayg is suddenly faced with a much tougher assignment than that of warrior-he must find a suitable wife, and become chief of his clan. Not before he faces one more adventure, however. Before Tayg sets his sights on finding a fitting bride, he takes off on one last assignment for the king. All would have been fine and well, in fact, if along the way he didn't mean a shrew in the fine form of Catriona MacLeod. A woman tired of her domineering father, five over-bearing brothers, and who's definitely not planning to stick around for her arranged marriage to Duff 'Dogface' MacDonell, she flees. She'd been aiming for her aunt's village, but her sense of direction is less than keen and in time she's lost in a harrowing highland storm of winter. Ms. Wittig writes a wonderful historic romance filled with the sights and sounds of Scotland, and lovable-and even more importantly, believable-characters in Tayg and Cat. Both on a mission to get more out of life than has been planned for them, they find a love and passion together that neither had dared to dream of. Kudos to Ms. Wittig for another fine Scotland romp!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In 1307 Scotland, the Munroe brothers fight on the side of King Robert the Bruce. However, a year later, the clan heir Robbie is dead and the next sibling in line Toyg knows he must marry, but prefers not to at this time. He detests even more the ballads about his bravery especially since he feels some guilt that he survived while his beloved sibling died. His father sends Toyg on a mission to deliver a message from their nearby neighbor the Ross clan to the MacDonells announcing his son¿s upcoming marriage to the king¿s sister. Meanwhile the shrew Catriona MacLeod learns that her dad arranged for her to marry the abusive Duff MacDonal. Catriona refuses so she runs away where she meets Toyg who is delivering a message from Duff to her odious older brother. Toyg soon realizes that there is a conspiracy against the king and he is the one delivering the information. While traveling together so he can warn the monarch and she can ask for a different spouse, the war hero and the shrew fall in love, but she is a pawn in the plot against the king so is unavailable for anyone but Duff. CHARMING THE SHREW is an enjoyable medieval Scottish romance that fans will appreciate due to the constant battle between the lead couple. The conspiracy against the king pales next to the war of words that Toyg and Catriona exchange as each one tries to trump the other. Though the suspense is secondary, historical romance readers will take pleasure following the tirades of the twosome as they trek towards their monarch with several conspirators in pursuit. Harriet Klausner