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An English Bride in Scotland by Lynsay Sands

June 25th, 2013 by Debbie's World of Books

An English Bride in Scotland by Lynsay Sands

Source: Received for review

Publication date: June 25, 2013

Publisher: Avon

Rating: ★★★★☆

Summary from Goodreads.com: The first in a new historical series set in the Highlands of Scotland, from Lynsay Sands, the New York Times bestselling author of the Argeneau vampire series and countless historical romances.

Annabel was about to take the veil to become a nun when her mother suddenly arrives at the Abbey to take her home… so that she can marry the Scottish laird who is betrothed to her runaway sister! She knows nothing about being a wife, nothing about how to run a household, and definitely nothing about the marriage bed!

But from the moment Ross MacKay sets eyes on Annabel, he is taken with his shy sweet bride… and the fact that she’s blessed with lush curves only makes him utter his own prayers of thanks. But when an enemy endangers her life, he’ll move the Highlands themselves to save her. For though Annabel’s not the bride he planned for, she’s the only woman he desires…

Lynsay Sands’ Argeneau series has been on my radar for a long time and I finally read a book from the series last month.  Sadly it left me disappointed so when I saw this book I had mixed feelings.  I do love Highland romances though so I decided to give it a whirl.  It was definitely worth it!  I enjoyed it so much more than the Argeneau book.

I adored Annabel!  She is such a sweetheart who no matter how hard she tried just wasn’t cut out to be a nun.  Her parents are horrible and I hated seeing the disregard they felt towards Annabel until they actually had use for her.  Annabel was amazingly gracious in making the best of an extremely awkward situation as she marries Ross MacKay.

Ross was a great character too and I loved seeing the two get to know each other and fall in love.  It also cracked me up at how Ross found a way to avoid breaking the “no bedding” rule on certain days.  This was the first time I had heard of this church rule and it was a smart way of finding a way to bend the rule.

The storyline also great.  It was fun to read and had me guessing for a good deal of the story as to who the villain would be.  Definitely will be reading more of Lynsay Sands historical romances!

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