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Book Review– The Scotsman by Virginia Brown

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Don’t Miss Virginia Brown’s Newest Historical Fiction Romance Novel!

The Scotsman is an entertaining, well-written and captivating historical fiction romance novel. The story takes place in England and Scotland, during the turbulent, warring years of the 14th century.

Although taking hostages is a common practice in wartime, that unfortunate fact, does not lessen the agony felt by affected families. Alex Fraser’s fourteen-year-old brother, Jamie, was in the hands of a ruthless Englishman, the Earl of Warfield. Alex knew that if he wanted to see his brother again, he’d need a hostage of his own, to negotiate with. He couldn’t believe his luck when he came across the Earl’s only daughter, Lady Catherine, alone. In theory, the exchange should have been simple. Unfortunately, the Earl didn’t care enough about his daughter to make the trade easy. Alex Fraser, the Laird of Castle Rock, however, found himself growing fond of the English violet-eyed, beauty. He realized, however, that although it would torment him, he’d have to give Catherine up, for his brother’s return.

Lady Catherine, the daughter of Earl of Warfield, was beside herself. She was outside, seeking solace from her callous father, when a Scottish brute of a man, snatched her up. As much as Catherine wished to be free from her father’s rule, she didn’t want to be a prisoner of the Scottish barbarian, Alex Fraser, Laird of Castle Rock. However, the longer Catherine remained in Scotland; the less terrified she became. And, what was even more, appalling to Catherine, than being held hostage, was that her traitorous heart was falling for her captor. Alex Fraser was not the cruel barbarian she was led to believe he was. The Laird was a force to be reckoned with, and fierce for sure, but he was also, loving, kind and thoughtful. In fact, Catherine had never been treated better by anyone in her life, except for maybe her brother. She did not want to return home. Catherine knew, though, that she had to, if Jamie were ever to be liberated, from her merciless father.

The Scotsman is a compelling tale. I quickly became engrossed and invested in the character’s lives. The Scotsman is an enjoyable adult historical fiction romance.

Thank you, Bell Bridge Books and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Too Scot To Handle by Grace Burrowes

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Don’t Miss the Newest Fabulous Romantic Historical Fiction Novel, written by Grace Burrows!

Release Date– 7/25/17

 

I thoroughly enjoyed this second novel in the Windham Bride Series. Grace Burrowes has an amazing talent for describing London’s Aristocrat Lifestyle with razor sharp detail, and wit.

Military life was what Captain Colin MacHugh, was accustomed to, not his new life as a titled gentleman. As far as Lord Colin MacHugh was concerned, living as a respected gentleman in polite society should come with a rule book. At first, Colin was grateful for Winthrop Montague’s friendship, influence, and guidance, regarding the proper behavior befitting a titled gentleman. But that was before Colin was the target of a very expensive, mean-spirited escapade. But, when this prank didn’t yield the desired humiliation that Winthrop Montague had counted on, things got ugly.

Anwen Windham loved spending her days at the orphanage. Twelve rascal orphan boys had stolen her heart, especially the four older ones; and they looked up to Miss Anwen as if she were their angel. Lord Colin took a position on the orphanage’s board of directors, partly because he was interested in helping the boys, but mostly because the orphanage was one of Anwen Windham’s passions. Everyone considered Anwen quiet and unassuming; Colin knew better. Anwen Windham was a fireball, and he very much wanted to know all about her.

Ordinarily, it wouldn’t take much of a push to send Colin back to Scotland. He missed his homeland something fierce. But, Colin had ties to London, which he needed to see through first. He also wanted to teach his English gentlemen friends a lesson or two before he left. They didn’t know, that he too, could be, cunning, cold, and calculating. Colin would take his revenge, though, only in a proper titled gentleman way, of course.

If you love Regency Romance, you’ll enjoy Too Scot to Handle.

Thank you, Forever-Grand Central Publishing and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy

~4 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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The Highland Commander by Amy Jarecki

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Don’t Miss Amy Jarecki’s Newest Riveting Release, The Highland Commander!

 

The Highland Commander is a well-written and exciting historical fiction romance.
Lady Magdalen Keith was used to being shunned and treated as an outcast. As an infant her mother gave her up, knowing that she’d have a richer life with her father, the Earl of Marischal. However, when the Earl married, everything in Lady Magdalen’s life changed. Her stepmother didn’t want the Earl of Marshal’s illegitimate daughter in her home. So, Lady Magdalen was sent away, ostracized, once again. The Earl provided financially, for Lady Magdalen, and on occasion, visited her, but that was the extent of his expression of love for her.

Lady Magdalen met First Lieutenant Aiden Murray at one of her father’s masquerade balls. Lady Magdalen thought that when the two of them fell in love, her days of being snubbed and treated as an outcast were over. She was wrong, though, very wrong.

The Highland Commander is a riveting story filled with suspense, betrayal, and romance. I was captivated and cared about the characters right from the start. Lady Magdalen is a strong, likable heroine and Lord Aiden Murray, a hero like no other. Although the story does not paint the Earl of Marischal as a villain, I didn’t like him. He put Lady Magdalen in harm’s way, too often for my liking. I read the book in one day because I couldn’t put it down.

Thank you, Forever-Grand Central Publishing and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy. I loved it!

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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