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The Highlander’s Norse Bride

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A Novella

Book 4 in the Hardy Heroines Series

by Cathy & DD MacRae

File Size: 2317 KB

Print Length: 131 pages

Publisher: Short Dog Press

Publication Date: March 17, 2018

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Language: English

ASIN: B079SR3B7F

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Publisher’s Description:

Caught between two kings vying for sovereignty of the Isles and Western Scotland, Hanna of Hällstein has lost everything—and vows to repay the Scots for the deaths of her husband and children. Fleeing the smoldering ruins of her village, Hanna crosses the Strait of Mull and chooses the Laird of Clan MacLean as the object of her revenge.

Alex MacLean has buried a wife and three children. Ignoring the clamors for him to wed again and produce an heir, he finds himself drawn to a Norse refugee who defies him and tests the limits of his patience—and his power as Laird.

Torn between revenge and honor, Hanna fears setting aside her vow of vengeance means she has lost her reason for living. Alex is determined to save her, even if it means defying the king.

Do you like a bit of history with your romance? In the 13th century, the king of Scotland had little control in the Western Highlands and in the isles to the north and west. A rich culture of Gaelic and Norn existed here, and power lay in the hands of the chiefs. Much of Western Scotland and the Isles gave their allegiance to the king of Norway.
In 1249, King Alexander II prepared to invade the Hebrides and Western Scotland. After 5 years of failed negotiations with Norway to purchase these areas, King Alexander broke his association with King Haakon and set out to take the Isles and Western territories by force.
In the years to come, two kings would perish during this battle for sovereignty—along with many people given the choice to change their alliance to the Scottish king . . .
Or die.

My Thoughts:

This is a well written tale of two very different people who meet under circumstances not of their making.

Hanna has chosen Alex MacLean to exact her revenge upon after loosing her family to a Scottish invasion.

Alex has also lost family. His people clamor for him to wed again, but he doesn’t want to until he finds himself drawn to a Norse refugee.

Hanna defies him at every turn and constantly tests his limits.

Will she be able to carry out her plan for vengeance or will her growing love for the Laird and his one remaining daughter make her decide against it?

I gave this book 4.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.75 of 5.0 flames.

This couple is drawn to each other but there isn’t but one physical encounter that raises the heat level.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publicist to read and review.

This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

You will find this Book also featured today on

The Highlander’s Norse Bride Blog Tour page of my blog.

Go there to enter the Giveaway for a *$20 Amazon Gift Card *

and to read an Excerpt.



The Mad Heiress Meets the Duke

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Miss Georgette Quinby

A Short Read Serial Novella 1 of 4

by Isabella Thorne

File Size: 2769 KB

Print Length: 55 pages

Publisher: Mikita Associates

Publication Date: July 11, 2016

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Language: English

ASIN: B01ICEAT4W

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The Mad Heiress…Drawn to a Duke…
Rejected years ago…She swore to never love again…

Part 1 of 4 Short Read Serial Edition
From the #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of
Dream of a Duke from Love’s Harvest: A Regency Romance Harvest Collection

Miss Georgette Quinby is known as The Mad Heiress.

Nearly a decade ago, when her fiancé jilted her, and married another woman, she threw herself down a stair in a fit of passion. Or maybe it was a parapet or perhaps a cliff. The Ton is not completely sure, but they certainly will not forgive nor let her forget. Georgette is sure she will never love again.

Now she is companion to her young cousin and chaperoning her coming out. Georgette has no prospects herself. But one night in a garden, she smells cigar smoke and realizes she is not alone. Georgette turns to leave, but it is too late. He has seen her and knows her…

Charles, The Duke of Eversley, and erstwhile British spy in the continuing war with France.

It was the Duke’s waspish younger sister who caught Miss Quinby’s fiancé and married him. Georgette certainly didn’t want to open that wound. Neither did The Duke, but a cypher in a potted plant, an English traitor, a young gambler and a pair of star-crossed lovers pull the jaded couple together.

From the ballrooms of the English Aristocracy, to ices at Vauxhall, to gambling halls, and secret meetings at the British Museum, they will dare much for King and Country.

Both have sworn they will never love again…but together they will find that even the most broken of hearts can heal.


The Mad Heiress and the Search for a Spy

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Miss Georgette Quinby

A Short Read Serial Novella 2 of 4

by Isabella Thorne

File Size: 2781 KB

Print Length: 53 pages

Publisher: Mikita Associates

Publication Date: July 14, 2016

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Language: English

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Abandoned by Love…Drawn to a Duke…
A hidden cypher and an English traitor… pull the jaded couple together in a desperate search.

Part 2 of 4 Short Read Serial Edition
From the #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of
Dream of a Duke from Love’s Harvest: A Regency Romance Harvest Collection

Charles, The Duke of Eversley has paid several visits to Miss Georgette Quinby, also known as the Mad Heiress. The Duke’s sister is incensed. Georgette has been beset by scandal due to an incident nearly a decade ago when her former fiancé jilted her, and married another. It is rumored Miss Quinby threw herself down the stair in a fit of passion. She is certainly not fit company for a duke.

Now the Ton is awhirl with gossip speculating if The Duke of Eversley could possibly be courting The Mad Heiress, but Georgette knows the truth. She is not his love.

Miss Quinby has been helping The Duke to catch a spy working against their beloved England. Eversley enlists Georgette’s help in an illegal, but exciting rouse to occupy the possible traitor so that The Duke may search his lodgings for evidence.

It is all very improper and if the Ton should find out….well, Georgette can only hope they do not … At least, not until she and The Duke can catch the spy.

From the ballrooms of the English Aristocracy, to ices at Vauxhall, to gambling halls, and secret meetings at the British Museum, they will dare much for King and Country.

Both have sworn they will never love again…but together they will find that even the most broken of hearts can heal.


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Miss Georgette Quinby

A Short Read Serial Novella 3 of 4

File Size: 2314 KB

Print Length: 60 pages

Publisher: Mikita Associates

Publication Date: July 21, 2016

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Language: English

ASIN: B01IWH1L8C

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Haunted by the Past…Afraid to Love Again…
The jaded couple will learn…there is no escaping from the longings of the heart.

Part 3 of 4 Short Read Serial Edition
From the #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of
Dream of a Duke from Love’s Harvest: A Regency Romance Harvest Collection

The Duke of Eversley swore never to love again after the tragic death of his first wife Blanche, and he is still haunted by her memory. Still The Duke’s recent attention to The Mad Heiress, Miss Georgette Quinby, has set the Ton awhirl with gossip.

The Mad Heiress has been plagued by scandal for nearly a decade and is certainly not fit company for a duke. However, Miss Quinby’s acquaintance with The Duke is more than a simple romance. Unbeknownst the Ton, Miss Quinby has been helping Eversley to catch a spy working against their beloved England.

Eversley finds himself drawn to the passionate Miss Quinby, but it has been unfair to her lead on. The Duke has always been a devoted man. Devoted first to his late wife and then to his duty to his country. The Duke cannot possibly be courting the Mad Heiress; he has a spy to catch.

Angry and hurt by The Duke’s rejection, Georgette reflects such dismissal is perhaps an end to her involvement with the gentleman and his erstwhile spying activities. She was a fool to think he cared for her. On a visit to Vauxhall, lost in her morose musings,

Georgette suddenly finds herself in terrible danger, both from the French spy and from her own breaking heart…

She must find a way to warn The Duke…before it’s too late.

Both have sworn they will never love again…but together they will find that even the most broken of hearts can heal.


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Miss Georgette Quinby

A Short Read Serial Novella 4 of 4

by Isabella Thorne

File Size: 4043 KB

Print Length: 73 pages

Publisher: Mikita Associates 

Publication Date: July 21, 2016

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Language: English

ASIN: B01IWU2O8K

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Publisher’s Description:

A Duke and a Heiress Drawn Together…Afraid to Love Again…
The jaded couple will risk everything for King and Country…even their own lost hearts…Part 4 of 4 Short Read Serial Edition
From the #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of
Dream of a Duke from Love’s Harvest: A Regency Romance Harvest CollectionMiss Georgette Quinby, also known as the Mad Heiress, has sent several notes to Charles, The Duke of Eversley. The Ton is awhirl with gossip. Georgette has been beset by scandal due to an incident nearly a decade ago when her former fiancé jilted her, and married another. It is rumored Miss Quinby threw herself down a stair in a fit of passion. Now it seems she has fallen for The Duke, and is making positively flagrant advances.But Miss Quinby’s acquaintance with The Duke of Eversley is more than a simple romance. She has been helping Eversley to catch spy working against their beloved England. Now she has overheard something of great importance and The Duke thinks she is merely besotted!

Eversley finds himself drawn to the passionate Miss Quinby, but it has been unfair to her lead on.
Their association has confused duty with desire and it is best to end things now.
The Duke ignores Miss Georgette Quinby’s notes and even her brazen visit to his home.

Georgette is angry and hurt by The Duke’s rejection; she was a fool to think he cared for her. Such dismissal maybe the end of her involvement with the gentleman, but she cannot let the spy betray England.

The Duke may not think a mere woman can catch a spy, but that is exactly what she must do, even if she must do it alone…

Enjoy the exciting conclusion to the story of Miss Georgette Quinby.

Both have sworn they will never love again…but together they will find that even the most broken of hearts can heal.

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