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THE BORDER LORD'S BRIDE
by Bertrice Small

Genre: Historical Romance
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: 1500s Scotland

2007 Scotland-Set Historical Romance Nominee

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Readers could not ask for more! Small combines the perfect romance with breathtaking historical detail: a marvelous heroine, a dynamic hero, an exciting and colorful backdrop that seethes with intrigue and passion. She never falters in her ability to give readers a steamy love story (dildos are back, ladies!) and a work of grand historical proportions. The second in the Border Chronicles is a must-read!

Highland heiress Ellen MacArthur turns to King James when
her family is murdered and her planned marriage negated. She must accept his choice of a groom, border lord Duncan Armstrong. When the Laird of Duffdour requests a favor of the king he never expects his payment will be a bride he has never met. He always hoped to wed for love, but he will marry for loyalty.

These strangers are well matched and the passion that flares between them burns bright and deep. But because
of their place on the border, they are caught in King James' and King Henry VII's grand political schemes. As the king's friend, Ellen is a target for a treacherous enemy; captured and forced to do his bidding until she escapes. Even then she cannot return home in peace for when James calls she and Duncan will obey to keep Scotland free from Englishmen. (NAL, Oct., 416 pp., $14.00)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: NAL

Published: October 2007

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