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HIGHLAND BARBARIAN
by Hannah Howell

Genre: Historical Romance
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: 1480 Scotland

2006 Medieval Historical Romance Nominee

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The Murray family rides again in another wonderful story filled with adventure, emotion and laughter. The hero and heroine are hard to resist, and the book's secondary characters are just as great. Howell's characters say exactly what they feel, which at times means the men end up in the doghouse, but it makes for an utterly delightful book.

Artan Murray goes to the
lowlands to escort Cecily home. In exchange, Cecily will be his bride
and he will become laird. But he
arrives to find Cecily betrothed to
Sir Fergus Ogilvy.

When Artan tells Cecily about
Sir Fergus' devious plans for her,
she's furious and disbelieving --
but she realizes it's the truth when
Sir Fergus captures her. Artan arrives
in time to hear Cecily declare they are handfasted.

Even after Artan and Cecily get home, the danger isn't over. Fergus attacks, and Artan is wounded. As he lies near death, Cecily vows to be the perfect wife -- but her idea of the perfect wife and Artan's are different, and Artan has to get used to the fiery woman he married. (ZEBRA, Dec., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed By: Jill Brager

Publisher: Zebra

Published: December 2006

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