I read Ms. Sands’ Devil of the Highland series a couple of years ago, so I was eager to read a book from her newest series, English Bride in Scotland. I loved her heroine, Joan, from the beginning. Her tenacity and strength were admirable. Alone, with no family left, she was willing to fight bandits, even chasing them down, to keep them from stealing the scroll she’d promised her mother on her deathbed to deliver to the lady of clan MacKay. And I’m probably splitting hairs, because there were several flaming love scenes on the way to their initial destination, but she stood her ground and refused to become Cam’s permanent mistress, knowing her choice would result in being alone and losing the man she loved. She had enough pride and self-value to take nothing less than marriage.
Cam Sinclair is a true hero. When he arrived on the scene, Joan, dressed as a boy, had suffered a beating and would have lost the fight if he hadn’t interceded. Ultimately, they save each other – Joan is a skilled healer and tends to a severe wound he receives during the altercation. Soon after, Cam realizes the boy is actually a lass, and their mutual attraction ignites into a fierce flame.
Cam’s weakness is his short-sightedness. He lost his first wife and baby during childbirth, has sworn never to marry again, and is so caught up in his own agenda he doesn’t realize that he’s disrespecting Joan by not offering marriage when he asks her to return to his home with him. Yet, fate intervenes when the scroll is finally delivered to Lady MacKay.
As I’ve said before, I’m not a spoiler, so you’ll have to read the book to find out the numerous unexpected twists and turns that keep you on your toes. However, I would definitely suggest the e-book over the audible version. I didn’t care for the narrator who’s reading rhythm was very distracting and continuously took away from the book content.
Overall, a very enjoyable book – I must now go back and read book #1 in the series!
To Marry a Scottish Laird gets 4 Red Pumps!
New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands returns to the Highlands of Scotland in her hottest new historical romance yet!
Highlander Campbell Sinclair is no stranger to battle, so when he sees a lad attacked by bandits, he jumps into the fray. He didn’t count on being stabbed. Grateful to the boy for nursing him back to health, Cam offers to accompany Jo safely to his destination. But when he accidentally comes across the lad bathing in the river, Cam discovers that Jo is actually Joan . . . with the most sinful of curves.
Joan promised her mother that she would deliver a scroll to the clan MacKay. But traveling alone is dangerous, even disguised as a boy. When a Scottish warrior lends his aid, she is more than relieved . . . until he surprises her with lingering kisses and caresses that prove her disguise hasn’t fooled him. As their passion ignites, will the secrets of the scroll force a wedding . . . and lead to a love she’s never known?
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Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus.