Marin's Promise

Marin's Promise

by Madeline Martin

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Lady Marin Barrington, eldest of the Earl of Werrick's five daughters, is a born protector. Not only has she taken on the role of mistress of the castle and caregiver to her sisters upon their mother's death, she also acts in her father's stead while he is serving the king abroad. Dedicated and resolute, failure is never an option for her. So, when a reiver forces his way into the castle, Marin won't surrender easily and takes it upon herself to kill the usurper. Except plans go awry when passions are awoken and matters get complicated.

Bran Davidson's sister is going to be hanged, unless he agrees to take Werrick Castle. Ever a pawn in a rich man's game, Bran has no choice but to force his way into Werrick on behalf of the Scottish Middle March Warden. He quickly discovers getting into the castle is the easy part. Dealing with its mistress, however, will take every ounce of cunning and determination he can muster, especially when she turns his blood to fire.

In a game where desperation and love dictate the lives of many, a simple promise can change the tide of favor and open the door to pleasure and danger alike.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161202463
Publisher: Madeline Martin
Publication date: 05/28/2019
Series: Borderland Ladies , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 3,494
File size: 716 KB

About the Author

Madeline Martin is a USA TODAY Bestselling author of Scottish set historical romance novels filled with twists and turns, adventure, steamy romance, empowered heroines and the men who are strong enough to love them. She lives a glitter-filled life in Jacksonville, Florida with her two daughters (known collectively as the minions) and a man so wonderful he's been dubbed Mr. Awesome. All shenanigans are detailed regularly on Twitter and on Facebook. Madeline loves animals in sweaters, cat videos, and working out (to support her love of wine and Nutella). As she is unable to have pets herself due to allergies, she has acquired a plastic Halloween skeleton named Nick and a small robot named Meccano - both of whom are dressed up regularly by the minions. She loves connecting with her readers, so feel free to follow her on any one of her social media platforms, or send her a message :) FB page: Twitter: @MadelineMMartin Sign up for her newsletter:

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Marin's Promise 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
CaroleBurant57 7 months ago
I found this to be such an amazing story and wow, what an excellent start to the Borderland Ladies series! Marin and her sisters have been brought up knowing how to fight and boy, do they do it well!!! I love how feisty they are and I'm really looking forward to reading the other sisters' stories as well. Book 1 is Marin and Bran's story. You will be swept away by all they go through to get their HEA...battles, secrets, heartache, revenge, passion, etc. Marin, being the eldest of her sisters, has always been the one to take care and protect them. Bran will do anything to free his sister from enemy clutches. When the two come together, it's a clash of wills and sparks fly. Madeline Martin never ceases to amaze me with her writing and this book is no exception. I highly recommend this one, as well as all the others she's written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5 STARS PLUS! Marin’s Promise by Madeline Martin is a Fantastic Must Read! Wow, I absolutely loved every page of this exciting and deeply emotional book! Spectacular writing, many creative twisting plots, in-depth and complex characters, with a gripping storyline that kept me at the edge of my seat. I especially loved the characters complex and angst filled lives and how they survived and weaved compassion with loyalty and ultimately to a white hot steamy passion that engulfed their hearts! This is one of the BEST Historical reads I’ve read in years! I highly recommend!
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I loved Marin and Bran's story! Bran is under orders to take over the castle that belongs to Marin's family. He is doing it to save his family, but all Marin sees is an interloper. But she must do what she must to save her own family, even if it means that she marry the enemy. Can the marriage made from necessity turn into something more? I will say that Bran had to grow on me. He did eventually grew on me and I ended up really liking him by the end. I loved Marin. She was a strong warrior woman! I loved that the sisters had been trained to fight like a son of the times would have been. This is a great start to a new series for Martin and I can't wait to see what she comes up with!!
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
Marin's Promise (Borderland Ladies Book 1) by Madeline Martin is a action packed story of turmoil, romance, and love. Set in the borderlands between England and Scotland. Beginning of a new series and what a beginning! This is the story of Lady Marin Barrington, eldest daughter, of the Earl of Werrick's five daughters. She is a protector of her siblings and her home, while her father is away fighting. And Bran Douglas whose sister is going to be hanged, unless he agrees to take Werrick Castle, she dared to marry an English lad. Once again Bran is under a rich man's thumb, but he'll do anything to save his beloved sister. Another riveting story by Ms. Martin, one that will hold the reader in suspense from the first page to the last page. Filled with awesomeness, brilliantly written and excuted, with beautiful characterizations, well rounded characters, steamy sensual moments, and a plot that holds the reader in awe. A page turner and a definite keeper. The complexities, romance, twists of plot, surprises, and HEA, mark this as another remarkable and heartwarming story by Madeline Martin. A must read!! Highly recommended for fans of Scottish Romance, Historical Romance, action packed adventure and finding love against all odds. Masterfully written! I can't wait for the next adventure, "Anise's Bargain", which is the story of the second oldest daughter, Anise. Well done!! Rating: 5 Heat rating: steamy Reviewer: AprilR
georgia1 More than 1 year ago
There was no doubt in my mind that this would be an amazing story! With five sisters that are left at their father's castle while he is away, Bran, a reiver manages to take over the castle. But he never expected Marin, the eldest, who had been trained as a warrior, just as all of her siblings. Marin was determined to outwit him and do whatever she could to take back control. A strong, courageous heroine and a determined hero who has his own reasons for needing to be the victor, clash together as this adventure unfolds. But there is so much more to this story than appears and I was gripped in the intensity with a few tears and emotions that wound it's way into a journey that was unexpected. Married? Yes they did but what was the reason and could it last? It seems that fate, which is often unexpected, brought these two together with a resounding spark that could light the sky! Prepare to be enthralled in the first story of this new series that only had me anxious to read about the next sister. Madeline Martin is a master story teller, who always weaves circles around my heart with her detail and wonderful characters that become real with their thoughts and actions! As all of her books, I highly recommend this one and know you will thank me later! Lori D
clarkws More than 1 year ago
Marin’s Promise is book 1 in the new Borderland Ladies series by Madeline Martin. The stories will be based on the five Barrington sisters that are introduced in this book. Let me say up front that Martin is an author that I buy from automatically. I don’t bother to read reviews of her work because I just know her stories will always be good. That said, I did enjoy this book but I wish the hook had come sooner. Martin has taken on quite a daunting task of introducing 5 females into the mix and I found myself lost at times in the swirl of characters. I did enjoy Bran Davidson the hero, but his true motivation isn’t revealed quickly and so for much of the first few chapters he is a bit of a mystery. I enjoyed the tension of attraction between Marin and Bran. Marin is a touchable, believable heroine. This story has action, steamy romance and some humor thrown in. All in all a very well written and engaging book. I was gifted a copy of this book