The Bride Chooses a Highlander
Book 3, The McKennas
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Scotland, 1335: Marriage between clans is a matter of property and power, rarely love. But the only daughter of Laird McKenna longs for passion—and finds it in a Highlander’s arms . . .
The unconventional Lady Katherine McKenna has been granted a rare privilege: the right to choose her own husband. It’s a more difficult task than she expected. When at last she agrees to a betrothal, it quickly goes awry, leaving Katherine alone in the wilds . . . and rescued by Laird Lachlan MacTavish. She’s captivated by the proud, brooding chief who shows her such tender care. But with their clans on the brink of war, the honorable Lachlan resists his attraction—until Katherine proclaims to her family that they will wed.
Though stunned by her boldness, Lachlan is intrigued by Katherine’s beauty and spirit, and the MacTavishes will benefit from an alliance with the powerful McKennas. But with family discord, treachery, and deceit in their midst, can they save a marriage that is destined to blossom into incomparable love?
Praise for Adrienne Basso’s No Other Highlander
“Building a lively, convincing world of 14th-century Scottish Highland culture, Basso ratchets up the dramatic tension with friction between different clans. . . . This heartwarming, satisfying historical lays intriguing groundwork for the series’ next installment.” –Publishers Weekly
I loved everything about this book. I’ve not read Adrienne Basso in a while and I see what I’ve been missing and why I enjoy her writing.
Lady Katherine McKenna was given the gift of picking her own husband, she’s finally agreed on a betrothal but soon sees the error of her decision. She makes a rash decision and leaves for home soon to find herself at the mercy of Laird Lachlan MacTavish.
Lachlan recuses Katherine and soon realizes she is a beautiful self assured and strong lass that’s is not afraid to demand what she wants. She intrigues him as no other has.
Katherine sees the man Lachlan is, a honorable Laird, confident in his abilities and thinks first of his clan. He is everything she wants in a husband. When push comes to shove can she convince Lachlan that they belong together?
With friend and foe working against them their chance at happiness hangs by a thread.
This book will make you laugh, cry and cheer for the romance that builds between Lachlan and Katherine. The secondary characters are great and I look forward to reading their HEA’s littler Lileas McKenna is one of my favorite characters.
***Kimmie’s book review crew.
Loved this story
The path to true love is often rocky. Well, yes we all know that, but Katherine McKenna hoped that she could grow to love Hamish Drummond. Allowed to choose her husband, she thought she had made a good decision, only to find Hamish loved another! Of course she will not marry him now so she becomes the runaway bride and takes off!
Laird Lachlan MacTavish is head of a clan that had been disgraced and punished for taking the wrong side in battle and his lands where taken by the king. He has been working hard to redeem his family and people and keep them from staving. Asked to retrieve his brother Robbie, he sends his brother Aiden instead.
But Aiden comes upon Katherine and takes her captive. Fleeing she winds up in the woods nearly frozen and sick when Lachlan finds her. The adventure begins with several twist and turns as the two form an attachment as she heals.
Katherine, with her sweet, spirited nature and Lachlan, who is strong and honest as he opens up to her about how his clan is struggling are a perfect match. But going back to face her father, there are several surprising turns and I could not wait to see what happens!
I really enjoyed this story and the author did an excellent job with making the characters seem real and filling the story with action and intrigue as attraction grows. Oh yes, there is a villain too! Although part of a series this can be read as a standalone book. But I cannot wait to go back and read the others! Well done! I read this through NetGallery
- Category: Historical
- Published: Dec 18, 2018
- Publisher: Kensington
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 352 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 3, The McKennas