TAMED BY A LAIRD
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Mass Market Paperback
Rating: 4 cups
Jenny Easdale is an orphan and a baroness in her own right. She has been thoroughly trained to manage her estates. She does not want to marry the man her aunt has forced upon her.
Hugh Douglas is a powerful laird and master of Thornhill. Since the death of his wife and child, he has put everything into his estate and paid attention to little else.
Jenny is reluctant to marry her aunt’s brother. Reid is a drunken selfish lout with no training to run an estate and no ambitions besides his own pleasure. Forced into a betrothal, Jenny longs for one more adventure. She talks her maid into letting her accompany her on a visit to her brother’s troupe of minstrels. Hugh Douglas is sent after his brother’s betrothed and finds himself fighting a conspiracy against their beloved Scotland and his own feelings for Jenny.
Set against one of Scotland’s most turbulent times. Ms. Scott has once again delivered a story full of romance, intrigue and adventure. Jenny and Hugh are vivid and strong-minded characters placed in difficult circumstances. There are many suspects and motives for the jewel thieves and conspirators, and the reader will have a fine time finding out the culprits. I really enjoyed the descriptions of life among the minstrels; it was nice to get another perspective on life in that time. The minstrels themselves are lively and interesting characters. Phaeline and Reid are more selfish and petty than truly evil and I disliked them more for that. Jenny and Hugh are by no means perfect, though they are perfect for each other, and this book is a must read for lovers of Scottish historical romance.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More