She has hardly any choices left, and they're all dangerous... With her clan on the wrong side of the struggle for the Scottish throne, heiress Daphne Macleod, once the toast of the court, is out of options. Norris Sutherland, heir to the Earl of Sutherland, once helped Daphne escape an unwanted betrothal, but she walked away from him without a backward glance. Now after her fall from privilege and on the run from a vicious clan leader who wants to marry her, then murder her for her (supposed) hidden fortune, Daphne needs Norris more than ever. But he may be lost forever...unless she can somehow convince him to forgive her. A romantic tale of the Scottish highlands, readers of Lora Leigh, Connie Brockway and Amanda Scott will be waiting to be swept up in this 15th century Scottish Historical Romance. The Sutherlands Scottish Highlander series: The Highlander's Prize, Book #1 The Trouble With Highlanders, Book #2 How To Handle A Highlander, Book #3 The Highlander's Bride Trouble, Book #4 What readers are saying about The Trouble With Highlanders: "It is a love story and a struggle of trust between lovers, family and clan." "love, romance, laughter, tears, heartbreak, anger, fighting, mystery, intrigue, and a very interesting ending!!" "steamy romance and intrigue." "Historical romance is truly alive and well" "the passion these two characters shared that developed into such a beautiful romance." "Power, Romance, and Action! What else do you need?" "an EXCITINGLY SEXY Highlander romance" What reviewers are saying about The Trouble With Highlanders: "Wine's crisp writing, intricate plot, and deep insights into clan politics make this a fun and satisfying read " —Booklist "I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good sizzling Highland romance." —Swept Away By Romance "Magical...Mary Wine keeps the adrenaline pumping with sizzling love scenes."-Long and Short Reviews "An exciting, sexy tale...action-packed, suspense-filled historical romance."-Romance Junkies "This fabulous story...will remind you why Scottish highlanders are incredibly sexy."-The Romance Reviews What everyone is saying about Mary Wine's Scottish Highland Historical Romances: "NOT TO BE MISSED."-Lora Leigh, New York Times #1 bestselling author "Whenever I pick up a book by Mary Wine I know I'm going to be engrossed in the story for hours. 4.50 / 5 - Reviewer Top Pick" —Night Owl Reviews "Satisfying, sexy, and well-written romance" —Historical Novels Review "Mary Wine...makes the reader feel the primal, sexual attraction of the hero and heroine." —Long and Short Reviews "Mary Wine brings history to life with major sizzle factor."-Lucy Monroe, USA Today bestselling author of For Duty's Sake "Dramatic and vivid...Scorching love scenes threaten to set the sheets aflame."-Publishers Weekly Starred Review
In a Land of Warriors Playing a Deadly Game... Moira Fraser has been given an ultimatum—marry the elderly Laird Achaius Morris, or risk another deadly clan war. She vows to do the right thing, as long as she can steer clear of the devilish charms of one stubborn Highlander... How Do You Avoid Becoming a Pawn? Gahn Sutherland knows there's a dangerous plot behind Moira Fraser's wedding, and will stop at nothing to foil it. But where a hot-headed, fiery Highland lass is involved, trust and honor clash with forbidden attraction, threatening to blow the Highland's sky-high. Praise for The Trouble with Highlanders: "Magical...Mary Wine keeps the adrenaline pumping with sizzling love scenes."—Long and Short Reviews "An exciting, sexy tale...action-packed, suspense-filled historical romance."—Romance Junkies "Wine's crisp writing, intricate plot, and deep insights into clan politics make this a fun and satisfying read."—Booklist "This fabulous story...will remind you why Scottish highlanders are incredibly sexy."—The Romance Reviews
When she is kidnapped while on her way to marry the King of Scotland, Clarrisa, a woman of incomparable beauty, is spirited off to the Scottish Highlands where she is kept prisoner by Laird Broen MacNichols who has decided to keep her for himself. Original.
"Mary Wine keeps the adrenaline pumping." -Long and Short Reviews Her clan is in chaos... Raised by her father and brother, Nareen Grant is strong, confident, well-educated-and skilled with a bow and dagger. It's a tumultuous time for Scotland, and events conspire against her. Betrayed by her family, she makes her way alone, until she lands in the lap of Saer MacLeod. But she wants no help from a savage man of the Isles. And rivalries are deadlier than ever Raised on the rugged Scottish Isles, Saer MacLeod is considered fierce even by Highlander standards. He's enchanted by the independent and headstrong Nareen. But when an old feud endangers her life, Saer's fascination with her escalates into a ferocious desire to protect her... and claim her for himself. Praise for How to Handle a Highlander: "Mary Wine weaves a tapestry of action, sweet and spicy love scenes, clan culture, a touch of humor, and a twist and turn here and there!" -Long and Short Reviews "Well-written and filled with delightful repartee, this is a feast for medieval fans." -RT Book Reviews
BOOK ONE: The Stolen Bride Series She belonged to another… But was destined to be his… Lady Arbella de Mowbray abhors the idea of marrying an English noble occupying Scotland. When she arrives in Stirling, she is thrown into the midst of a full battle between the Scots and the English. Besieged by rebels, she is whisked from her horse by a Highland warrior who promises her safety. But when he kisses her she fears she's more in danger of losing herself. The last thing Magnus Sutherland wants is to marry the beautiful English lass he saved. As the laird of his clan, he has a responsibility to his clan and allies. But when Arbella is attacked by one of his own men, he determines the only way to keep her safe is to make her his. A decision that promises to be extremely satisfying. Magnus brings Arbella to his home of Dunrobin Castle in the Highlands. And that’s where the trouble begins… Their countries are at war and they should be each other’s enemy. Neither one considered their mock marriage would grow into a deeply passionate love. What’s more, they were both unhappily betrothed and those who've been scorned are out for revenge. Can their new found love keep them together or will their enemies tear them apart?
"Not to be missed." -Lora Leigh, New York Times #1 bestselling author of Black Jack A fierce Highland laird ready to kill for king and country... When Torin McLeren discovers his neighbor's plot against his king, he takes their daughter as his prisoner, thereby stopping her father's plot from going forward. But that leaves him with a woman under his roof whom he can't ignore, and not just because she's his enemy's daughter... A woman who's as much trouble as she is temptation... Shannon McBoyd decides to use her captor to experience passion for the first time, and then to destroy him. But her plan goes awry because once she has lured Torin into her bed, she no longer wants to hurt the one man who seems to value and understand her... Even if her father will kill him-and her-when he discovers what they've done... "Deeply romantic, scintillating, and absolutely delicious." -Sylvia Day, national bestselling author of The Stranger I Married "Mary Wine's writing is absolutely stellar." -CK2 Kwips & Critiques "Mary Wine has a definite knack for pacing, and the story never lets up." -Bookaholics
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders is one of the best-known regiments in the British Army. In a previous incarnation as the 93rd Highlanders, its soldiers were famed for being the 'thin red line' that repulsed the Russian heavy cavalry at the Battle of Balaklava during the Crimean War. When the regiment was ordered to disband in 1968 as part of wide-ranging defence cuts, a popular 'Save the Argylls' campaign was successful in keeping the regiment in being. In 2006, it became the 5th battalion of the new Royal Regiment of Scotland. Formed by two earlier regiments, The Argylls have a stirring history of service to the British Crown. They served all over the empire, taking part in the Indian Mutiny and the Boer War, and fought in both World Wars. In the post-war period the Argylls captured the public imagination in 1967 when they reoccupied the Crater district of Aden following a period of riots. Recruiting mainly from the west of Scotland, the regiment has a unique character and throughout its history has retained a fierce regimental pride which is summed up by its motto: 'sans peur', meaning 'without fear'. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders puts its story into the context of British military history and makes use of personal testimony to reveal the life of the regiment.
Dangerous Highlander is the first novel of Dark Sword—a breathtaking historical and paranormal romance series from Donna Grant. The bold and passionate Lucan MacLeod—one of three brothers cursed by dark magic for eternity—is driven by desire for the one woman he dare not let himself possess... He is magnificently strong—and dangerously seductive. One of the fiercest of his clan, Lucan MacLeod is a legend among warriors, inspiring fear in man and woman alike. For three hundred years, he has locked himself away from the world, hiding the vengeful god imprisoned in his soul. But then, a young lass caught in a raging storm awakens his deepest impulses...and darkest desires. Cara doesn't believe the rumors about the MacLeod castle—until the majestic Highland warrior appears like a fiery vision in the storm, pulling her into his powerful arms, and into his world of magic and Druids. An epic war between good and evil is brewing. And Lucan must battle his all-consuming attraction for Cara—or surrender to the flames of a reckless, impossible love that threatens to destroy them both...
Taken by the barbarian Highland Wolf. A Scottish Historical Romance. A full-length, standalone romance with an HEA ending and no cliffhangers. Lady Berthilda Brooke Howard Born to the Earl of Carlisle in medieval times, Brooke lives a charmed life in a beautiful castle that her family owns. Her daring nature and free-thinking mind have always caused her family trouble. Sheltered from court intrigue, she believes her life is utterly boring until she has to wed John Howard, a cousin and childhood confidant. Her traditional values collide with her desire for authenticity and true love. Meanwhile, trouble broils between Scotland and England until a horde of barbaric highlanders storm her castle, forcing a confrontation. The Highlanders' plan to destroy and plunder Carlisle is altered when their leader discovers a greater prize: Her. Malcolm Sinclair the Highland Wolf Malcolm, laird of clan Sinclair of the highlands, is known by his people as Wolf for his ruthless cunning. When Brooke is compelled by circumstances to wed the Scottish barbarian against her will, she resists and tests him from the moment she first sets her eyes upon him. To her consternation, he appears undeterred by her insults. She intrigues him and anger gives way to a peculiar thrill when she beholds his bravery and rugged warrior form. Malcolm's gruff gentleness and devotion arouse tenderness within the core of her, even as her budding feelings threaten to overturn everything that she holds dear. Can Brooke really fall for her enemy? If you enjoy Diana Gabaldon's Outlander, Karen Marie Moning's Highlander, or Julie Garwood's Lairds' Fiancées series, you will love Highland Wolf Bride. Note: Highland Wolf Bride is a full-length, standalone romance. HEA ending guaranteed! No cliffhangers.
From the national bestselling author of the Kris Longknife series comes an all-new Jump Universe novel. Retired Colonel Ray Longknife and Marine Captain Terrence “Trouble” Tordon come to Savannah via different routes, but what they find is the same. One bully strongman is intent on keeping power no matter what the new rules are for peace. He’s got the population cowered by thugs, and tanks at the ready. He expects to win the coming elections handily. He doesn’t expect trouble. Or, in this case, Mrs. Trouble—aka Ruth Tordon—a Marine wife on a mission to find the drug lords that almost killed her and her husband and put them out of business—and she’s not about to be stopped by some barely trained roughnecks. Abandoned by their strongman and desperate in defeat, the heavy armor get ready to roll into town over anybody in their way. But Ray Longknife, Trouble and Ruth are standing in their way…and nothing is going to flatten them.
Get the complete story of the Yankees, from Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter—with twenty-seven World Championships in between—in this “enormous home run” (Kirkus Reviews) of a middle grade adaptation of Pinstripe Empire, a celebrated keepsake for every baseball fan full of black and white photos from author and former Yankees PR director Marty Appel. The New York Yankees are the team of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle, Don Mattingly, Reggie Jackson, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, and Carlos Beltran; the team of forty American League pennants, twenty-seven World Championships, and nearly forty Hall of Famers. With more than a century’s worth of great stories, anecdotes, and photos, plus an introduction by Yankee television broadcaster Michael Kay, Marty Appel—who Bob Costas calls “a fine storyteller with a keen eye for detail”—tells the complete story of the Yankees from their humble beginnings, with no stadium to call their own, to today, when the team’s billion-dollar franchise presides over a rebuilt Yankee Stadium. Middle grade sports lovers, baseball fans, and Yankee acolytes will find a treasure trove of facts, tales, and insider details in Pinstripe Pride.
A STRANGER'S SMILE Christmas may be coming to Linavar, but Temperance Menzie is far from joyful. Grief-stricken over the death of her father at the hands of the Black Riders, she almost didn't see the wounded stranger in the woods. And now she's determined to give this braw, brooding Highlander the help she couldn't give her father. But there's a secret lurking in the depths of his blue-gray eyes. And Temperance won't rest until she uncovers it . . . A LOVER'S KISS A killer for hire. It's the last thing Cailean Grant ever thought he'd become, but being part of the Black Riders was his only way to survive. Now, his guilt grows day by day, along with his desire for the beautiful, brave lass nursing him back to health. As Christmas, the season of miracles, draws near and the truth of his identity threatens to come out, Cailean must risk the only thing he has left to lose-his heart.
Because you can never have enough Highlanders, two authors come together to bring you More Highlanders. Included in this bundle are two best-selling titles of Highlander Romance. Laird of the Game by Lori Leigh Alexander MacKenna has one month to convince Melissa they are destined for each other. She's an American tourist who just happened to stumble into a Celtic Warrior Reality Game. Melissa is certain she has stepped through the magical mist of Scotland - to go back in time. He captures her heart from the first moment they look at each other. For Alexander's six brothers, it's a game of deception as they convince Melissa she is in the 18th century. Along with two hundred and fifty warriors, they battle against the challenging Prince. It's a game of wits, and it's anyone's guess who will win. Alexander, their greatest warrior is smitten, and they are honor bound to keep his secrets. Rumors Among the Heather by Amanda Balfour Can love survive lies and secrecy? Juliana Hastings is heart broken by her father's death, which has left her destitute. To make matters worse she is jilted by her fiancé. She takes a position as a governess to Matthew MacDonald's nephew in Scotland. Love is the last thing on her mind, but her heart has other plans.And Matthew doesn't make things easier with his growing attraction to her. Matthew's actions have made him a fugitive once the Jacobite Rebellion ends. He turns to the only one he knows he can trust for help—Juliana. But when he is captured, he thinks she has betrayed him. Once free, he's determined to find the woman he loves and make her suffer for her actions.
This detailed tome opens with a brief history of the Highlanders in Scotland, followed by an account of Highlanders in the Colonies. Other topics include settlement in NC, and GA, Captain Campbell's NY Colony, settlement on the Mohawk, Prince Edward Island and Pictou (Nove Scotia), Highlanders in the French and Indian War and on both sides of the Revolution, and distinguished Highlanders in America. M1742HB - $35.00
The Gordons recruited from the north-east of Scotland and the regiment's character was moulded by men from the farming counties of Aberdeenshire, Moray and Nairn. It was raised in 1794 by an aristocratic landowner, the Duke of Gordon, whose wife played a major role in attracting recruits by riding through her husband's estates and offering a guinea and a kiss to each man who enlisted. Originally raised as the 100th Highlanders, it was later renumbered the 92nd Highlanders and in 1881 was amalgamated with the 75th (Stirlingshire) Regiment to form The Gordon Highlanders. In the nineteenth century the two regiments were in constant service throughout the empire and in 1879 the 92nd Highlanders were involved in Lord Roberts' historic march from Kabul to Kandahar during the fighting in Afghanistan. One of the first Victoria Crosses was awarded to a Gordon Highlander, Private Beach, who was decorated for his supreme gallantry while serving in the Crimea in 1854. Another Victoria Cross winner was Major George White (Afghanistan, 1879), who went on to become a field marshal. During the fighting on the north-west frontier of India in 1897, Piper George Findlater was awarded the Victoria Cross for continuing to play his pipes despite being wounded and under heavy enemy fire. In 1994, The Gordon Highlanders amalgamated with Queen's Own Highlanders to form The Highlanders and in 2006 became the 4th Battalion of The Royal Regiment of Scotland. This is a celebratory account of the regiment's long and distinguished history.
From the New York Time bestselling Janet Chapman comes this delightful tale of a young woman who's had enough of men...until she meets her spectacular new neighbor. Legend has it love is carried on the rising mists of Spellbound Falls, and not even time-traveling highlanders are immune to its magic… Birch Callahan has seen the trouble men can cause. After witnessing her mother’s four marriages, Birch now runs a women’s shelter and doesn’t want a man in her life. But there’s something about her neighbor, Niall MacKeage. Birch can’t figure out how the cop can be so big and gruff and yet so insightful and compassionate—and sexy. Or how she’s falling for a man who acts like someone from the twelfth century. Niall knows that Birch is attracted to him, even if she seems to distrust all men. Yet he also knows she has a secret—something that drives her to place herself in harm’s way for the women of her shelter. Niall would gladly rush to Birch’s side to protect her from harm, but with their secrets standing between them, he’ll have to reveal his own truth if he wants to keep her…
Religious and ethnic violence between Indonesia's Muslims and Christians escalated dramatically just before and after President Suharto resigned in 1998. In this first major ethnographic study of Christianization in Indonesia, Aragon delineates colonial and postcolonial circumstances contributing to the dynamics of these contemporary conflicts. Aragon's ethnography of Indonesian Christian minorities in Sulawesi combines a political economy of colonial missionization with a microanalysis of shifting religious ideology and practice. Fields of the Lord challenges much comparative religion scholarship by contending that religions, like contemporary cultural groups, be located in their spheres of interaction rather than as the abstracted cognitive and behavioral systems conceived by many adherents, modernist states, and Western scholars. Aragon's portrayal of near-tribal populations who characterize themselves as fanatic Christians asks the reader to rethink issues of Indonesian nationalism and modern development as they converged in President Suharto's late New Order state. Through its careful documentation of colonial missionary tactics, unexpected postcolonial upheavals, and contemporary Christian narratives, Fields of the Lord analyzes the historical and institutional links between state rule and individuals' religious choices. Beyond these contributions, this ethnography includes captivating stories of Salvation Army angels of the forest and nationally marginal but locally autonomous dry-rice and coffee farmers. These Salvation Army soldiers make Protestantism work on their own ecological, moral, and political turf, maintaining their communities and ongoing religious concerns in the difficult terrain of the Central Sulawesi highlands.