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The Highlander's Bride ❮KINDLE❯ ❄ The Highlander's Bride ❁ Author Amanda Forester – Critically acclaimed author Amanda Forester entertains readers with a new romantic Scottish Highlander seriesAfter years of fighting in France Sir Gavin Patrick longs for his Scottish home and for an Critically acclaimed author Amanda Forester entertains readers with a new romantic Scottish Highlander seriesAfter years of fighting in France Sir Gavin Patrick longs for his Scottish home and for an easier life off the battlefield However laden with a shipment of orphans a massive treasure to transport and Lady Marie Colette—a sharp tongued French heiress—Gavin realizes that The Highlander's ePUB ½ the real battle is only beginning Colette expects a painless trip as Gavin transports her to her Highland fiancĂ© but their relationship takes an unexpected turnForced to pose as a married couple in order to sneak out of France Gavin and Colette fight against their developing forbidden attractionall the while yearning to fulfill their pent up desire.

10 thoughts on “The Highlander's Bride

  1. Sammy Loves Books Sammy Loves Books says:

    I loved the hero Took me a while to warm up to the heroine but she totally grew on meThis would have been a four star except for the unnecessary angst There was just too much drama

  2. Lover of Romance Lover of Romance says:

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Summary  Highland Warrior Gavin Patrick fighting in the 100 hundred years war for France against the English Gavin ends up saving the life of a French nobleman a nobleman that has a plan for him and a way to return to his homeland His duty is to escort Lady Marie Collette to her Scottish fiancee Marie Collette knows that she has never had choices in her life Never been show any affection accept with her father Other than that she lives a lonely existence Gavin knows that once they start their journey that his job is going to get tougher There are English patrols everywhere along their path to the shore And with the large entourage Gavin knows their risks are higher From the start Gavin and Marie can barely tolerate each other They don't understand each other but soon their journey becomes full of danger and peril Gavin will have to use every tool at his disposal to get Marie to her destination because if the English find her her life is forfeit The Hero  Gavin Patrick is a capable and proud Scottish Warrior Gavin has come to France to help fight against the English Gavin's life changed the moment he agreed to escort Marie Collette Gavin is proud and capable and full of honor and can fight Gavin is a character you instantly gravitate towards from the get go He is chivalrous without coming off as being pompous or full of himself He can be humble when the situation warrants it and admits when he is wrong but stands by what he thinks is right Gavin is one of the best heroes I have read in a while I love the way he stands up to Collette and makes choices that save lives Gavin is such a great main character a well balanced personality The Heroine  Marie Collette has lived a very sheltered life all of her life Her mother died giving birth to her and her father set her up with five maids all of whom are strict and cool in demeanor and don't have one touch of affection for her All they care about is that Collette acts with propriety in every situation She loves books especially stories that are packed with adventure because she craves adventure There are many different sides to her character At first she is very closed off and comes off as being cold but in reality that is just how she acts on the outside on the inside she yearns for affection and love and some adventure This is where we see hidden depths to her character Like an onion with each chapter we see one layer get pulled off and see the true essence of Marie Collette I will admit in the beginning I didn't care for her very much She seemed to have too much hold on material things but as the story progresses we see how that is all she has ever known We see amazing growth and development in her character and see the kind and loving person she can be Plot and Story Line  I have been a fan for Amanda Forester for uite some time but have only read a couple of her works But when I saw The Highlander's Bride on the shelf I knew I had to grab it up I love highlander romances but this story line really hooked me in Many who have read my reviews know that I love a romance that has some adventure and historical context to it or what is the point of historical romance???Well Amanda Forester has introduced us to a story that is full of historical facts and makes the reader get in touch with events that I knew very little of beforehand Of course I was always intrigued by the Hundred Years War which was a conflict in the 1300's 1400's between England and France Both sides had other groups of people aiding them in their fight On France's side Scotland came to their aid which considering how the English and the Scots felt about each other is no big surprise The story sets off with seeing a battle between the English and the French and seeing a brave Scot save the life of a nobleman that is surrounded by English troops There is courage and bravery in the hero of the story He is eager to get back home and is willing to take on the duty of seeing Collette safely transferred to ScotlandBut the dangers along the way are difficult and soon the reader is wrapped in a story of adventure passion and danger lurking in every corner There is a pivotal moment in the story which is where we see fabulous character development when the group comes upon a town that the English burned and pillaged and no one survived except an infant Which then leads them to five children all females They manage to find homes for all of them except for Pippa and the baby Pippa is outspoken and has seen much in her small lifetime but is brave and loving I really enjoyed Pippa's influence on the story because she refuses to marry just anyone I like that she stands up for what is right and this influence is a turning point for ColletteBut even when they get to Scotland their journey and struggles don't end there there is something evil waiting for them and it will take working together and finding unexpected allies to hold onto the love that Gavin and Collette both feel for each other The Cover  What a wonderful cover I love the pose here How strong and formidable it seems but also has a soft and gentle look about it Overall View  A Highlander's Bride is an emotionally driven story that takes us back in time through history to a time of fighting for what is right We see a love blossom against all odds one that is full of strife turmoil and adventure A story that will stay with you for a long time A SPELLBINDING LOVE STORY

  3. Caz Caz says:

    I've given this an A for narration and a C for content at AudioGalsI don’t have a very good track record with Highlander Romances I haven’t read or listened to a great many it’s true but those I have read have tended to have identical plotlines boy meets girl from opposing clan boy and girl hate each other boy and girl fall in luurve – that sort of thing so I’ve been wary about choosing review titles with the word “Highlander” in the title In fact I’d seen The Highlander’s Bride on our regular list of new releases and ruled it out – until I saw Mary Jane Wells listed as the narrator She hasn’t let me down yet so I waded in thinking that even if the story was disappointing I’d at least be able to enjoy her performanceThe story turned out to be a predictable one but was enjoyable nonetheless The romance simmers with sexual attraction and longing although the obstacles that are necessary to every romance are somewhat flimsy here and I could have wished the two protagonists had been little less blandly “nice”You can read the rest of this review at AudioGals

  4. Heather andrews Heather andrews says:

    I really loved Gavin especially the protectiveness in him for Colette nay there must be another way” Gavin closed his eyes and bowed his head so that his forehead touched hers “I canna lose ye I canna watch ye wed another I mean he was really protective and I found it sexy Gavin swept her into his arms “Are ye hurt? Did he touch ye? If he touched ye I’ll kill the tard prisoner or no I liked this book action adventure love and surprises

  5. Mariana Mariana says:

    This was the first book by Amanda Forester for me and I loved it The writing was beautiful and the narrator was captivatingSir Gavin is a very young man with uite a lot of character Although I don't typically fancy a twenty two year old hero he was perfectLady Collette has so many good ualities within her but she is also conditioned for very specific behavior I appreciated the change in point of view from him to her and back so I could gain insights to each of their internal thought processesI have already immediately moved on to the second book in the series Unless a future book causes me to change my mind I plan to put every book by this author on my to be read pile

  6. Lorien Lorien says:

    late late review added Mostly listened too because Mary Jane Wells narrated it Which she did perfectly as usual But I I hardly remember the story I remember being slightly underwhelmed over all but it was cute story

  7. Danielle Danielle says:

    Confession time The Highlander's Bride was my first experience with historical romance unless you count paranormal with centuries old vampires uite honestly I'm not sure what was holding me back from giving historical a try but I'm so glad I didObviously I have nothing to compare The Highlander's Bride to when it comes to the historical factor but it definitely sucked me in and I couldn't put it down until Gavin and Colette got their HEA The writing did take a little while to get used to and some of the words had me breaking out the dictionary but once I got past my initial awkwardness I absolutely loved this oneWhile Gavin is fighting on the battlefield he rescues a man who then invites him to dinner as a thank you to Gavin for saving his life It is at this dinner that he meets Colette and is instantly enad by her beauty After dinner Colette's father presents her to Gavin and they both assume that he's offering her as Gavin's bride as a thank you for saving his life Only that's not exactly what her father had in mindColette doesn't want to leave her home and people in France but as the only daughter of the duc de Bergerac it's her duty to marry off to help her father Their journey to the Highland's to Colette's fiancee who isn't Gavin definitely starts off rocky and leaves Gavin and Colette thinking the worst of each other but when push comes to shove they realize that they underestimated each otherI absolutely loved both Colette and Gavin Colette was raised to present herself a certain way but Gavin manages to push past all her defenses and see the real Colette behind the perfect facade Oh Gavin If I found a Highlander like Gavin I would never let him go He's protective with a huge heart and isn't afraid to fight for what he wants Absolutely perfectThese two along with their traveling companions definitely face some obstacles along the way and for a while there I didn't know how they were going to make it Between thieves trying to steal Colette's dowry picking up a few orphans along the way the English invading towns and trying to find Colette in the process and the storm that nobody thought they'd survive I was definitely on the edge of my seat wondering how everything was going to work outThe Highlander's Bride was a great read with a perfect slow building forbidden romance and I couldn't be happier with my intro in historical romance Can't wait for the next book in the seriesARC kindly provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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  9. Mya Mya says:

    The Highlander’s Bride by Amanda ForesterNarrated by Mary Jane Wells Series Highland Trouble Book 14 Stars I picked up this book because it was narrated by Mary Jane Wells She is a favourite of mine and in this story she did not disappoint I enjoyed the chemistry and banter between Gavin and Colette The story was well written and ran smoothly The secondary characters were fully developed and a wonderful addition I have not read this author before but I will be sure to look for her back list It was great to visit the highlands again I feel like it's been a whileParagraphs and Petticoats

  10. Nissanmama Nissanmama says:

    There are something like a million books out there ok I’m exaggerating but there are a lot that share the title or some variation of The Highlander’s Bride We like our Scottish heroes and imagining what’s under—or not under—their kilts Come on now Gerard Butler? Richard Madden? Sam Heughan? Kevin McKidd? fans herself So highlanders and their stubborn brides abound It’s almost its own genre I admit that I didn’t expect much from Amanda Forester’s version of this historical romance category but I was very pleasantly surprised The Highlander’s Bride was in a word charmingOur Highlander in this case is Sir Gavin Patrick Think of Richard Madden now and sigh Picture him as your personal guard spending his every waking moment trying to protect and take care of youHe is a knight of the highest moral character His only flaw is that always doing the right thing often means he’s in the middle of conflict trying to right wrongs fulfill duty and keep his word In The Highlander’s Bride Gavin’s duty is to see the Lady Marie Collette and her substantial dowry safely to Scotland and deliver her to the contractual fiancé her father has chosen for her This is the entire plot of the book You don’t need to read it to know what the main struggle is going to be For its simplicity I normally wouldn’t even consider handing out an A rating but Forester surprised me Gavin is only human and the lengths to which he goes in trying to do the right thing made him entirely endearing I don’t want to give away any spoilers but my favorite moment in this book involved rope and a cold wet night It was worthy of an award because in a predictable storyline I didn’t see that particular moment comingIt would be easy not to like Collette She’s been raised as the daughter of nobility that she is and she most definitely makes Gavin’s life difficult However Forester deftly justifies her words and behavior She is a stubborn charge but in the feisty likable tradition of Maureen O’Hara Sandra Bullock and Julia Stiles She was sympathetic not whiny and annoying With two such captivating main characters I wanted to take the journey to Scotland with themIt was a rocky journey with thieves enemy soldiers war lords madams orphans ladies in waiting and elaborate 14th century costumes Still it was love story than rollicking adventure 1930’s old Hollywood less Game of ThronesThere is some sex along the way which is not overly graphic for me it rated a two and a half on a scale of one to five It is however intense because of the circumstances and who these two characters want to be There was nothing gratuitous and it felt appropriate to the storylineMy only criticism is that a third point of view was introduced about a uarter of the way in that of Pippa Pippa is a seventeen year old orphan who has been in the suspect care of a whore house madam Gavin rescues her from this situation and her perspective is oddly tossed in periodically to provide commentary on the star crossed lovers She doesn’t do much to move the plot forward but rather is mostly along for the ride She seemed out of place to me Since this is book one in the series I was hoping Forester intended to make her the focus of a future installment justifying the inclusion of her POV but her situation seems to be wrapped up and done much too abruptly right in the last chapter She still could have a story going forward from that point it would simply be unconventional That’s not necessarily a bad thing Let’s hopeIs this an A written book? No So why am I giving it an A rating? Perhaps it was timing—I’ve been reading a lot of contemporary and classics lately I just really liked this book I was charmed Today is my birthday Perhaps I’m feeling generous but reading The Highlander’s Bride was a gift to myself As we head into fall this is definitely a sweet rainy day readRead this review and others on That's What I'm Talking About

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