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The Highlander Takes a Bride: A bold, seductive laird meets his passionate match in a scintillating Highland romance from New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands.

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Sword fighting, swearing, and riding astride come naturally to Saidh Buchanan. Simpering and holding her tongue-definitely not. Raised alongside seven boisterous brothers, Saidh has little interest in saddling herself with a husband…until she glimpses the new Laird MacDonnell bathing naked in the loch. Though she’s far from a proper lady, the brawny Highlander makes Saidh feel every inch a woman.

She has an angel’s looks, a warrior’s temper, and seeks out his kisses with wanton eagerness. Little wonder that Greer is intrigued by his comely guest. When reckless desire overtakes them, he’s more than willing to make an honest woman of her. But Saidh is the target of a hidden enemy, and Greer faces the battle of his life…to safeguard the woman he wants above all others.

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Lynsay is giving away several random prizes: Grand Prize is a Print Set of All Three Highlander Romances and Winners Choice Scottish Stole.  Five (5) Runners Up will receive a Print Set of An English Bride in Scotland and To Marry a Scottish Laird.  (All US only). Follow Rafflecopter to enter.

An Exlusive Excerpt:

“A lady does no’ climb trees.”

 “Ye’ve told me that three times now, lad,” Saidh responded dryly, shifting her foot up to the next branch and hauling herself upward.

“Aye, but ye’re still doing it, so I thought mayhap ye had no’ heard me,” Alpin said sharply. When she didn’t respond to that, he added, “I could climb up there to pick the apples and throw them down, ye ken.”

“Then there would be no one to catch them,” Saidh pointed out.

“I was thinking mayhap ye could stay below and catch them, as a lady should,” he said, sounding much put upon.

Saidh plucked the apple she’d been climbing to and glanced down to see where the boy was before dropping it in his direction. Once Alpin had caught it, and set it with the others they’d already gathered, she started to climb down and asked, “Just how old are ye, Alpin?”

“Nine,” he said proudly.

“Hmmm,” she muttered, easing down another branch. “Ye act ninety.”

“Laird MacDonnell says the same thing,” Alpin announced with disgust.

“Then we are in agreement,” Saidh said cheerfully, easing down another branch.

“I suspect the two o’ ye would agree on a lot o’ things,” Alpin said sounding annoyed.

“I suspect yer right,” Saidh said with a laugh and jumped to the ground. She took a moment to brush her hands together, then released her skirt from where she’d caught it up and stuck it through her belt for the climb, then beamed at the boy and said, “Is that no’ nice?”

“Nay,” Alpin assured her heavily. “I’m thinking ’tis a bad thing.”

Her eyebrows rose in surprise. “Why is that?”

“Because ye both just go about doing as ye wish with little regard fer how a laird or lady should behave,” he said firmly. “Someone needs to take the two o’ ye in hand and teach ye—What the devil are ye doing now?” he interrupted himself to ask with dismay when Saidh moved over to the apples, caught her skirt up and knelt to begin placing the apples in the bag-type affair she’d made of her skirt.

Author Info

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’s occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus.

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NEW Red Pump Final2I 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!

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To Marry a Scottish Laird gets 4 Red Pumps!

 

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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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Three random commenters will receive a Print copy of An English Bride In Scotland (Book #1 in the series) by Lynsay Sands and Prize Pack (US/Canada ONLY) Click HERE for Rafflecopter

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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.

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