When a Laird Loves a Lady

When a Laird Loves a Lady

by Julie Johnstone

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ISBN-13: 9780991007158
Publisher: Night Shift Publishing
Publication date: 05/31/2016
Series: Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts , #1
Pages: 410
Sales rank: 567,110
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

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When a Laird Loves a Lady 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading "When a Laird Loves a Lady" and I must say I am looking forward to the next in the series. Ms. Johnstone has created a story filled with romance, angst, and suspense. The book also appears to have been well researched and attention paid toward accurate period dialogue. As to the "H" and "h," Iain and Marion are both intriguing characters who have painful pasts and yet find strength in themselves and ultimately each other. There is surprise after surprise in this book...so, as the reader, you are always eagerly turning the next page. I was so invested in finding out what would happen next that I read the book in one sitting...a great way to spend a rainy afternoon. Without giving away to much of the story, the scene with Marion in the green wedding dress actually caused me to get a little teary. You know you've found a keeper for your library when that happens! Thank you to the author for a lovely story. P.S. The book cover is gorgeous too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Johnstone is an amazing author. I could smell the heather, the smoke from the fires and the coppery smell of blood. Her characters are well fleshed out and the language (you can hear the Scottish brogue. All the action makes this a page turner. Looking forward to more of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent story of adventure and romance of Iain and Marion story. The characters come to life and Iain, his brothers, the Macleod Clan along with Marion and Bridgette is a great story. The story grabs your attention and pull you in from beginning to end. Marion can fight and uses her wit throughout the storyline. Excellent HEA ending to a wonderful story. Happy Reading! *****vrnb****
Tinalou70 More than 1 year ago
I adore Ms. Johnstone's writing and when I heard she was going to write her first Medieval story, I did a happy dance and was not disappointed. As with her other books, the scenes are descriptive. The characters are ones you can relate to even when you want to wring their necks. The story has the right blend of emotion and humor. There's treachery and treason at work and I was immediately drawn into this world and didn't want to stop reading until the end. The heroine, Marion, is beaten but not broken after a lifetime of neglect, abuse and belittling, is finally able to shine under the kindness of her new husband and his people. The hero, Iain, is dynamic, intelligent, strong, dangerous and more than able to protect all those in his care, including his new wife who he vows not to love after the loss he has suffered but love will not be denied even when the enemy makes their move. I received an ARC for an honest review. Medieval stories are my favorite romance sub-genre so I'm stoked to read more from this new series!
KimRocha More than 1 year ago
When I heard that author, Julie Johnstone was writing a medieval tale with a brooding Scottish rogue, I was elated. I truly enjoy everything Ms. Johnstone has written and consider her a go-to author. When a Laird Loves A Lady is a fabulous first in the Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts series. Two very different people not so different in their wants and desires. Marion de Lacey is being used by her father for a means to his misguided ends and Marion wants no part of it. Her traitorous father has betrothed her to an odious knight who would align himself with Marion's father to overthrow their king. This knight is the last man on earth who she wishes to marry. Along with some of her loyal friends, she comes up with a plan to seek refuge in Scotland but plans go awry and Marion finds herself in danger. Highlander Iain MacLeod has been through much in his life and after losing his beloved wife he never wanted to go down the marriage route again, but duty calls and when Iain attempts to retrieve the bride his king decrees he marry, Iain discovers there are many dark dealings going on with de Lacey and his underlings. On his journey home, he comes upon Marion de Lacey and so their tale of adventure begins. A quick wedding ceremony ensues in hopes to thwart any of her father's plans, but it will take more than that for Iain and Marion to come to terms with their unstable future ahead. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this book! When a Laird Loves a Lady is a sweeping story with a beautiful backdrop. In this unsteady time these two amazing people will do what they must to assure good over evil prevails. Both Iain and Marion are brilliant characters with determination and for as much as Iain would like to keep Marion at arms length, that task is impossible with a lady with as much pluck and courage. Their desire for one another is evident and adds so much to this wonderful story. It is a page-turner and I applaud Julie Johnstone for her first foray into a new era... I want the next one NOW!
Anonymous 4 months ago
I enjoyed this book very much I can’t wait to read the whole series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always when reading a book by a new author, one cannot help but compare it to ones by her favorite authors. I have been reading this genre since the 1960's and sadly my top favorite authors have passed. Finding this author was a pleasant surprise. The book held my interest from beginning to end. I'll not get into details, but will admit to looking forward to the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love love love this book! The charcters are easy to fall in love with and it is full of plots and twists! Highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An amazing love story extraordinarily well told. It was so hard to put this down that I finished it in one day. Thank you, Julie Johnstone. The characters were well formed, the plot well paced and the action was incrediblely written. It was easy to lose myself in Iain and Marion's story; to feel her disappointment and sorrows, his anger and fears. I cannot recommend this highly enough. The quality is outstanding and I will be reading more by Julie Johnstone very soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Author did wonderful job blending in the old Scottish words but still very readable. I have to read more of her stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well-written and good character development!
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CD1966 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book it is everything that I have been looking for in historical romance. I love Julie Garwood's historicals and this author has that touch. Just loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just want to read the his book again and again again ..... Immediately! I Loved the characters, the plot, the romance.... I Love the highlanders and these McLeod's were pretty perfect and Marion was endering and just so strong and wonderful.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by this author and she did not disappoint. I was enthralled from start to finish and devoured this book in one sitting. I immediately went back for a second helping. Great job!
Midniteiz99 More than 1 year ago
"Romance, Adventure, and Devotion" An absolutely exhilarating, fast paced, romantic Scottish love story. I was immediately pulled in by the brooding Scottish Laird and the beautiful, delicate Marion. The characters, the plot, the setting, and even the secondary characters were so accurate and riveting that I didn't want to put the book down, or turn off the audio. Ms. Johnstone always writes beautiful, intriguing stories, but I admit to being partial to Scottish love stories. Mr. Tim Campbell is an amazing narrator. He does an excellent job with the varied characters and their accents. He does give Ian a very sexy Scottish rogue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED THIS BOOK! It was aFABULOUS read and I cant wait to read the next one in the series. I fell in love with the characters immediately and loved the storyline. Kudos to Ms Johnstone!
KN1991 More than 1 year ago
This is the first review I've ever written on a book and I've read hundreds. I love historical romances and after you read so many it's hard to find one that excited you. It's like a fix (I'm sure all you faithful readers know what I mean). This is one of those books that you get lucky to find possibly after reading a few disappointing ones. When you search for your next book read reviews over and over until you decide. I got lucky with this one. I loved it!! From the first page until the last. It was never boring, it had humor which I love in a good book. I loved the characters and the writing. I can't wait for the next book in this series!!!
dfosterbooks More than 1 year ago
Marion de Lacy is determined to take the control of who she marries from her diabolical father’s hands with a well thought out plan of escape. Alas, things have to be hurried along as her fiancée arrives sooner than expected. Set upon by the very person she is running from and rescued by a man she soon learns is her only hope for escape. Marion is forced to decide which of the lesser of two evils to take. Neither of which will provide the love she so longs to have. Iain MacLeod is still reeling from the death of his beloved wife when he is summoned to England for discussions on the release of the Scottish King. He’s to suffer another blow when a condition of the King’s release is that Iain marry the daughter of a Baron, who the English King believes is in a conspiracy to overthrow the throne. Resigned to a life with a spoiled Englishwoman Iain is relieved to learn he will not have to go through with the wedding as his bride has unexpectedly died. He’s surprised to learn that the woman he comes upon being bullied in a small village is actually the cold Englishwoman he thought he would be saddled with for the rest of his life. Evil and unscrupulous persons, a former love and misunderstandings all stand in the way of what Iain and Marion come to learn is love. These two will need all the strength and determination to accept that love and to overcome all the obstacles in their way for a happily ever after. Julie Johnstone’s first foray into Medieval Romance is a huge hit! Ms. Johnstone captures your attention from the first paragraph and doesn’t let go until “THE END” is written. She has written Marion as a woman of strength and determination with an inner heart in need of love. Iain is the loyal, family oriented Scottish Laird who has little problem accepting what he must for the sake of his family and King. Then she throws in twists and turns but don’t get comfortable thinking you know who the bad person is…she’ll throw you for a loop. Not only are her hero and heroine characters interesting, she also writes her secondary characters in a way that will have you dying for their story without taking away from the hero and heroine. Excitedly waiting to see who is next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's entertaining and funny with a lot of action. I can't wait for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely enjoyed reading this book. I would suggest reading up a little bit on the meaning of words when she uses the Scottish words. Sometimes I did not understand the meaning of the sentence and had to read it multiple times. I am always for a strong man with who has a soft spot, and can love a women thoroughly as she deserves to be loved. I love strong female characters! I really enjoyed the descriptions of the land. If you are reading this review I do not like to tell you what happens in the book, because I think that takes away from how you would draw your own conclusions. I think that Julie Johnstone writes a wonderfully paced book that you will enjoy reading and I am looking forward to hearing from the other characters in the book. Enjoy!!!
def618 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read by this author and it won't be the last. I give 5 stars when the book is well written, very minor grammar or editing errors, and when the story holds my attention and I want to read it all in one sitting. Marion de Lacy, 1/2 English, 1/2 Scot, is ordered by King Edward to marry Scottish Laird Iain MacLeod as her father plots to take Edward's throne. Iain agrees to marry her in the hope that Edward will release King David of Scotland. Iain is a widower and has sworn never to love again, but is very attracted to Marion. This is nowhere near all that is going on but I don't like or write plot spoilers. Of course, there is a villain intent on marrying Marion for her lands and happy to kill Iain for them. Also, jealous clan women who hoped to marry the widowed laird themselves. There are several sub-plots going on. Iain has 3 brothers and I'm hoping they get their own stories as I really enjoyed this book.