The Highlander's Viking Bride

The Highlander's Viking Bride

by Cathy MacRae, DD MacRae

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Calder MacGerry, laird of an impoverished clan, has resolved to end the bitter feud between the MacGerrys and Sinclairs. He jumps at Laird Sinclair's offer of marriage to his only daughter, Katja, to seal the agreement between their clans--only to get more than he bargained for.

Katja's chance to escape her father's harsh treatment appears to be too good to be true. But becoming Lady of a clan that despises her because she's a Sinclair, doesn't make her life any easier. When the attacks turn deadly, she fights her way out, making a dangerous passage to the Shetland Isles for refuge with her Viking family.

Calder and Katja's marriage, built on mistrust, rushes quickly into disaster. As Calder seeks to repair the damage, Katja discovers not another enemy, but a husband who pledges a new beginning.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157486617
Publisher: Short Dog Press
Publication date: 05/24/2017
Series: the Hardy Heroines series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 76,264
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Cathy MacRae lives on the sunny side of the Arbuckle Mountains where she and her husband read, write, and tend the garden—with the help of the dogs, of course.

You can visit with her on Facebook, or read her blogs and learn about her books at Drop her a line—she loves to hear from readers!

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DD MacRae enjoys bringing history to life. Research is one of the best things about writing a story! And with more than 35 years of martial arts training, DD also brings breath-taking action to the tales.

You can connect with DD through It’s always exciting to hear from readers!

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The Highlander's Viking Bride 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an exciting book ! I loved Katja and Calder's story.
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
'THE HIGHLANDER'S VIKING BRIDE' by Cathy MacRae is book Two in the "Hardy Heroines" series. This is the story of Calder MacGerry and Katja Sinclairs. I have not yet read the previous book so for me this was a standalone book. MacGerry and Sinclairs have been at war for awhile and now that Calder father has past, he is looking into ending this war. Katja doesn't trust to many people after the treatment she gets from her father and his people. Although her brothers try to protect her it still is a big issue. So when she is ordered to marry the enemy Calder she thinks maybe this is the chance she need to get away from her father. But peace doesn't last with the MacGerry as someone start to try to kill her. Will this fragile bond between Calder and Katja that had started to slowly grow be broken? I found this to be a really great story and so enjoyed read it. It makes me want to find more books by Ms. MacRae. "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75 stars-- THE HIGHLANDER’S VIKING BRIDE is the second installment in Cathy MacRae historical, slightly paranormal HARDY HEROINES romance series. This is Laird Calder MacGerry, and Katja Sinclair’s story line. THE HIGHLANDER’S VIKING BRIDE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Told from dual third person perspectives (Calder and Katja) THE HIGHLANDER’S VIKING BRIDE follows Laird Calder MacGerry as he must make peace and end the feud with Clan Sinclair upon the death of his father. Without food or supplies for the upcoming winter, the new Laird is desperate for find provisions for his suffering clan. When Earl Sinclair offers a truce, the truce comes with a caveat-a proviso of sorts-Calder MacGerry must marry the Earl’s only daughter, and in doing so would be granted the woman’s dowry and everything that comes with. Enter Katja Sinclair, the mysterious and only daughter of Earl Sinclair, and the woman with whom Calder will fall in love. What ensues is the tepid but growing relationship between Calder and Katja, and the struggle for Katja to trust the man who has all but destroyed her heart and her soul. THE HIGHLANDER’S VIKING BRIDE is a story of romance, betrayal, revenge and mistrust. Calder never thought about taking a bride but with his clan in total disrepair, Earl Sinclair’s offer is something he could not refuse. Katja is an independent young woman who has struggled all of her life to find a place in her father’s heart only to be rejected time and again. Her marriage to Laird Calder MacGerry comes with a promise of love but a love that will be threatened by sins of the past. The $ex scenes are intimate and seductive without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. THE HIGHLANDER’S VIKING BRIDE, like many of Cathy MacRae’s previous Highlander tales finds our couple apart for a good portion of the building story line. Katja believes she is better off, away from the Laird and his clan, and finds herself on the run, searching for family she hasn’t seen in years. Meanwhile Calder MacGerry must go in search of his wayward bride. More time together would have increased my enjoyment of the overall story. The premise is entertaining and passionate; the characters are colorful, strong willed, and charismatic; the romance struggles in the face of mistrust and threats against the heroine’s life. THE HIGHLANDER’S VIKING BRIDE is a dramatic and energetic story where a young woman finds happiness against the odds.
CathyHammer More than 1 year ago
Being a long time fan of Cathy MacRae, I must say she does not disappoint. This is a total gem of a story. She paints the story with so much detail. Every character stays true to their motivations and attempts to do what is right. On a fateful day Calder MacGerry becomes Laird of his clan upon the death of his father. For the hope of peace between the MacGerrys and Sinclairs he accepts the offer of marriage to Katja. Katja is a strong woman with a gift and Viking blood running through her veins. Will Calder get more than he expected with his new wife. You will feel the emotion between the two main characters as they journey through the adventures that meet them. I highly recommend this story.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
The Highlander's Viking Bride: Book 2 in the Hardy Heroines series by Cathy MacRae is an awesome Medieval Romance. I was positively entranced and entralled! Can be read as a stand alone. Calder MacGerry, is the laird of an impoverished clan, but he has decided, after his beloved fathet's recent death, he would end the bitter feud between the MacGerrys and Sinclair clans. He accepts Laird Sinclair’s offer of marriage to his only daughter, Katja, to seal the agreement between their clans. Peace between the two clans is finally on the horizon. Katja however, is not so sure. She trusts no man, and not many lasse. She been raised around a clan that treats her no respect. She has brothers, of course, who tries to protect her ftom her father's harsh treatment. She is the best archer in her clans, though. What starts out as a marriage of hope, soon turns to mistrust and someone in clan MacGerry is trying to run Katja away. She is accepted by her husband's family with open arms and some others in the clan, however, acidents soon start happening to her. She is poisoned, nearly raped, and set upon by thuds, it's a good thing she is a fiece lass who can protect herself. Calder is furious when he learns of the things that's been happening to his new wife. Can love grow from mistrust and hapastance? "The Highlander's Viking Bride" is filled with intrigue, mistrust, danger, romance, betrayal and love. It seems when things happen to Katja her husband is not around he's often trying to increase his clan's strength, so he's absent often, he leaves his bride with his brother for her protection. This story has everything a romance reader could possibly wish to find in a great read. From complex and engaging characters to intriguing plots to a dangerous trek to the Shetlands to finding a true and absolute love and another family she hasn't seen for many years, her mother's Viking family. There is a wonderful cast of characters, I can't wait to read more about their lives. With mistrust, loneliness, much excitement, forgiveness, love and so much more, readers will be thrilled and excited to read Katja and Calder's story. I fell in love with them from the very beginning. Fast paced, a definite page turner, with so much to offer readers. Cathy MacRae does not disappoint readers. I hope you will see what I'm talking about and pick up you're copy. A definite must read! An extraordinary Medieval Romance!! I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own. Rating: 5 Heat rating: Mild (with violence) Reviewed by: AprilR
def618 More than 1 year ago
The hardest part of writing a review is saying enough to entice you to read it without spoiling the story. This is a very good book with complex characters and a wonderful wolfhound, Freki. Calder MacGerry never expected to be laird of his impoverished clan. His father is killed raiding sheep from the Sinclair’s land as they desperately need food. Calder has a younger brother, sister and clan to take care of and seeks a truce with Laird Sinclair. Laird Sinclair agrees to a truce if Calder marries his daughter, Katja. Katja is not well treated by her father and thinks to refuse until she sees Calder. Katja comes with a large “tocher” including land, supplies and gold from her grandfather. Calder does not want an unwilling bride, but her brother convinces him she will be safer with him as her father does not respect her. Her father insists she will be “wedded and bedded” and gone by nightfall. Calder is pleased with his bride, but pays little attention to her as he’s busy preparing his clan for winter as they now have food and supplies thanks to her. Some members of his clan are not happy he married an enemy and want to harm her. She overhears something that makes her leave and head for her aunt and uncle’s home on one of the northern isles. A dangerous journey, even with Freki for protection. And that’s all I’ll write as I do not like to spoil a wonderful story. My favorite, and true lines, in the story: “Remember, men are daft creatures and often do stupid things. ‘Tis in their nature. Dinnae be too hard on the lad when he comes beggin’ for forgiveness.” I highly recommend this book. Thank you Cathy MacRae for giving me this wonderful book to read.