Read for Review (NetGalley) Overall Rating: 5.00 1296: Valley of Blood Borderland between England and Scotland: Eve Decres, age 10, is the heir to her father’s Linlithian Castle. She has a younger sister, Mary. One evening she was kidnapped and forced to watch the killing of her parents and their knights. A stableman tried to free the girls and their maids. Eve saw her sister trampled by a horse and she went over her horse’s head into the water below. 1306: Scotland: Grant Fraser, his younger brother Thomas and his elder brother, Simon, are running for their lives as they have been betrayed. Probably by the MacDougall clan who said they would support Robert the Bruce but lied. Grant, along with Ross MacLorh, helped the Bruce, his wife and most of the men to safety, but learn Simon has been caught. Branded a traitor, Simon was beheaded. Grant and Ross plan revenge by capturing Laird MacDougall. Eve Decres and her companion, Clara, have been hiding in Scotland at a convent. She has exchanged letters with her uncle who is running her castle until she is 18. King Edward had gifted her family with Linlithian, allowing her father’s heir to be […]
Author: Julie Johnstone
Read for Review (Publisher) Overall Rating: 5.00 Brodee Blackswell, aka the Savage Slayer, left his home when the rightful heir, his twin brother Broch, was found. He has been serving as King David’s right hand and has been offered Silas Kincaid’s castle and the widow, Lady Patience, as his bride. Lady Patience doesn’t trust men with good reason. They must marry and try to let their pasts be forgotten. Brodie has a hard time doing that. She wants to love him but has never believed she could be loved. Kinsey, Silas’s sister, is determined to be Brodee’s mistress, or wife. Patience is missing and Brodee discovers that Kinsey ordered the maid to bring her wine daily. Patience doesn’t drink it, but it’s still delivered and now Patience is missing. Brodee goes after her and discovers several things about himself and the people in his new clan. There is so much more going on in this book and I don’t want to spoil it. It’s another wonderful book in this series. If you love Scottish heroes and heroines, you will love this book. I highly recommend it.
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Overall Rating: 5.00
Character Rating: 5.00
Story Rating: 5.00
This book mixes accurate Scottish history with a lovely romance. Robert the Bruce meets a young English girl, Elizabeth de Burgh, when her father was invading the Moray’s castle. Robert, and his friend Niall Campbell, had been commanded to invade the castle but they realize they’re on the wrong side.
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Overall Rating: 5.00
Marsaili Campbell’s father is gathering his friends and others to take the Scottish throne from King David and give it to Robert Stewart, David’s greedy nephew. He plans to have his son “accidentally” wound the married Earl of Ulster and Marsaili will treat his wound and he will want her. She tries to talk him out of this with no luck.