"A bright, intelligent, heart-tugging romance.” - Kirkus
Lisa Berne’s Penhallow Dynasty series continues as a Highlander marries against his will—
and discovers he may have found the perfect bride
Alasdair Penhallow, laird of his clan and master of Castle Tadgh, is forced to end his carefree bachelorhood, thanks to an ancient decree that requires him to marry. But Alasdair’s search for a biddable wife comes to a screeching halt when Fate serves up Fiona Douglass. Prickly as a thistle, Fiona challenges him at every turn, rendering herself surprisingly irresistible. Her love would be a prize indeed . . . if Alasdair could accept it.
Fiona gave her heart once, and doesn’t plan to repeat that folly. Yet she finds herself drawn to Alasdair’s intelligence and strength, and the passion he incites goes well beyond her expectations for what’s only a marriage of expedience. Despite herself, she’s falling in love with her husband.
But there’s a high wall between them—and Fiona’s not sure it can ever be torn down.
About the Author
Lisa Berne read her first Georgette Heyer book at fourteen, and was instantly captivated. Later, she was a graduate student, a teacher, and a grant writer — and is now an author of historical romance, with her first three books set in Regency-era Britain. She lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was one of the best romance books I have ever read. My only complaint was some plot stuff was rushed, but otherwise, it was so good! It reminded me of a few of my favorite books at times (Outlander, A Court of Mist and Fury, etc.) in the best way!
heroine Fiona is required by clan law to present herself at castle of hero to be one of 4 lasses hero must choose from as his bride or face death Fiona is jilted by her first love & feels unlovable Hero lives a tragedy & is afraid to feel emotion again What happens is a interesting story , well developed characters, brief sad moments fun dialogue Loved this & 'you may kiss the bride'
The heroine in this story was pitiful. Never could like her because you were either feeling sorry for her or you wanted her to shut up. I thought the hero was lame as well. Would have been able to like the story better if the lovemaking hadn't been so awful in the beginning.