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Penhallow Dynasty; Volume number 2

The Laird Takes a Bride

The Penhallow Dynasty

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"A bright, intelligent, heart-tugging romance.” - Kirkus

 

Lisa Berne’s Penhallow Dynasty series continues as a Highlander marries against his will—

and discovers he may have found the perfect bride

 

Alasdair Penhallow, laird of his clan and master of Castle Tadgh, is forced to end his carefree bachelorhood, thanks to an ancient decree that requires him to marry. But Alasdair’s search for a biddable wife comes to a screeching halt when Fate serves up Fiona Douglass. Prickly as a thistle, Fiona challenges him at every turn, rendering herself surprisingly irresistible. Her love would be a prize indeed . . . if Alasdair could accept it.

 

Fiona gave her heart once, and doesn’t plan to repeat that folly. Yet she finds herself drawn to Alasdair’s intelligence and strength, and the passion he incites goes well beyond her expectations for what’s only a marriage of expedience. Despite herself, she’s falling in love with her husband.

But there’s a high wall between them—and Fiona’s not sure it can ever be torn down.

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Critical Praise

“[...] with Berne’s skill for storytelling and a charming cast of characters — along with a hefty amount of sensuality — these proud, stubborn lovers find what they need.” — RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

“With her sophomore effort, Berne shows a special mastery for characters who hide their feelings, even from themselves, and yearn, even when they don’t realize it. A difficult love scene is also brilliantly rendered. A bright, intelligent, heart-tugging romance.” — Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval and Legendary

“Romance newcomer Berne scores again with the second scintillating installment in her superbly written Penhallow Dynasty series [...] delivering another triumphant mix of sparkling wit and sophisticated sensuality.“ — Booklist

“A sometimes humorous, sometimes eerie, sometimes dangerous courtship [...] If marriage-of-convenience is your catnip, you’ll enjoy this one.” — Heroes & Heartbreakers

“A very enjoyable read, filled with some heartbreak, some pain [...] a strong-willed couple, and a realistic romance with a satisfying happy ever after.” — Romance Reviews

“Lisa Berne gives the marriage of convenience trope clever, unforeseen, and fabulous twists [...] A perfectly fabulous book, intelligent, unusual, and unique; The Laird Takes a Bride is not to be missed!” — Buried Under Romance

“What a grand, subtle, romantic tour-de-force! The Laird Takes a Bride is an incredibly arresting tale filled with intelligence, foreboding, suspense and a beautiful romance. Prepare to be amazed!” — Romance Junkies

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062451811
  • ISBN 10: 0062451812
  • Imprint: Avon
  • On Sale: 08/29/2017
  • Trimsize: 4.188 in (w) x 6.625 in (h) x 0.96 in (d)
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price: 7.99 USD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Romance / Historical / Regency

The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne

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