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Friday, June 27, 2014

Book Review: To Marry a Scottish Laird by Lynsay Sands

To Marry A Scottish Laird (An English Bride In Scotland, #2)
To Marry a Scottish Laird by Lynsay Sands
Publication date: June 24, 2014
Series: An English Bride in Scotland #2 
Publisher: Avon
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~~Reviewed by Lisa~~
Joan Chatres is a literate village healer and midwife. She is smart, brave and looks great in men’s braies. As a 20 year old midwife she has seen enough of the bad side of birthing to decide that children are not in her future- it frightens her too much. She is on a deathbed quest for her mother to deliver a scroll to Lord and Lady MacKay.

Campbell “Cam” Sinclair is the family and clan’s heir, but because of his past he no longer takes that duty, or anything else, seriously. He has been offering his sword as a mercenary because of his feelings of guilt. He is smart, has a sense of humor and a deep sense of chivalry, loyalty and integrity.

They meet when Joan is being attacked. She is traveling dressed as a young man and Cam comes to her aid. In the process of rescuing her Cam is injured. As a healer, and the reason Cam is injured, Joan rescues him back and nurses him through a fever and he offers to take her safely to her destination. Cam discovers she is not a he and is intrigued about the reason for her disguise. The time they spend slowly traveling together is one of discovery, long talks, laughter, and attraction.  The completion of her quest finds her in greatly improved circumstances and married to Cam. Her new circumstances create issues that require the gentleness and care that cam brings to the story.

Ms Sands writes deep, rich characters and keeps the pace moving so you do not realize you have stayed up all night reading. Her sense of humor is charming. She has created a journey from attraction, to love and the embracing of a HEA that is well done.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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