“An English Bride in Scotland by Lynsay Sands has all the makings of a fast paced historical romance.” ~Under the Covers

Having been sent to a convent when she was merely a child, by her seemingly unloving parents, Annabel, aside from some “behavioral” issues, was well on her way to taking the veil, until an abrupt and surprise visit from her mother after fourteen years. Annabel soon realizes that her mother has plans for her and they aren’t out of love for her daughter either. Annabel, in place of her sweet, demure and perfect sister, is to marry a great Scottish beast, Ross MacKay, and why does Annabel have to be sacrificed? Her lovely sister has disgraced her parents and run off with the stable master’s son. So instead of being a bride of the church, Annabel is set to become the bride of Ross MacKay.

Ross MacKay has set off to his prospective bride’s holding with several of his trustworthy men. He soon finds out that he is being tricked by Annabel’s parents, but upon seeing her innocence and beauty, decides to marry her anyway, and once he sees that her parents are not the nicest of people, Ross whisks Annabel off to her new home is Scotland.

Unfortunately, no happily ever after ensues, for Annabel finds herself in harms way more than once on her journey and upon arriving in her new homeland. When Annabel’s runaway sister shows up on her doorstep, begging forgiveness on one hand, and flirting with Ross on the other,we find things are not as they should be. Even though it was pre-ordained for Ross to marry, he does his best to make Annabel aware that he will be a good and caring husband. Annabel, on the other hand, hasn’t had much to do with the outside world. She is innocent in many ways and also feels the sting of her parent’s rejection still after fourteen year. She in no way sees herself as bright and beautiful as those around her do, and even tries to fight the feelings that Ross has for her, even those she bears for him.

An English Bride in Scotland by Lynsay Sands has all the makings of a fast paced historical romance. Ross and Annabel are fabulous characters with such depth and feeling. In a time, where there are so many Scottish historical romances out there, this one stands out for its romance, its antagonists and its tale. Ross’ protectiveness of his new bride from the first leaves an impression and Annabel’s sense of humor and her inquisitiveness makes her a great heroine. I thoroughly enjoyed Lynsay Sands An English Bride in Scotland and I think you will as well.

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  1. This book sounds fun! The sister sounds like a piece of work and I can already tell I’d be rooting for Annabel.

  2. I am so looking forward to this book. I have already put it on my Amazon wish list. Not pre-order yet, but serioiusly thinking about it!
    Thanks for the giveaway

  3. I’m not normally a fan of historical romances, but I’ve always loved Lysay’s writing. “In a time, where there are so many Scottish historical romances out there, this one stands out for its romance, its antagonists and its tale.” Then this review sold me on wanting to read this for sure! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  4. I am one of Lynsay’s Vampire Series fans. They’ve been kinda going downhill lately but you’ve made me a believer in her historicals. I love Scottish Romance and this review make me move her back to the top of my list. Thanks!

  5. Lynsay Sands is one of my “go 2 ” authors when I am in the mood for humor and sexy, fun characters. Her books, whether from the Argeneau series or her historicals, always make me smile.

  6. thanks for the fun review! This is the first I’ve come across this book and I’m definitely interested!

  7. This sounds like a great historical read. I’m definitely adding this to my TBR list. Poor gurl’s parents sound awful.

  8. This dounds like a great read, it sounds like sn exciting storyline with Annabel, Ross and her sister. I cannot imagine how Annabel must feel after her parents abandoned her, kept her sister and want her back to marry the man her sister rejects.

  9. I can’t wait to read this book! I have added it to be TBR list and I enjoyed reading the review..

  10. I LOVE Historical Romances!! Thank you so much for sharing as I adore Ms. Sands!! I cannot wait to dig into this one!!

  11. I have ALL of Lynsay’s books Love her writing… This one will be As great as the rest.
    Win & Loose I will have this Book
    Have a good one Ann/alba

  12. I love romances with sexy Highlanders :-))) Awesome review… and it’s wet my reading appetite! I have to read this one! Thanks for the contest!

  13. Great review and I’m glad to hear how much you enjoyed An English Bride in Scotland. I haven’t read any of Lynsay Sands’ historicals, just her vampire books, but I’ve been meaning to read them. I have several on my TBR shelf, so I’ll have to get on that soon. ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. Great review. Thanks. I love Lynsay Sands books. And Highlanders are my favorite. Thanks for the great opportunity to win.
    Carol L

  15. I already love Lynsay’s Paranormal series but from the sounds of this I need to start her historical series as well!

  16. This sounds like a great story. I love Ms. Sands’ books, she was actually the author that started my romance addiction, starting with her vamps and then her historicals while waiting for more vamps, lol. Her stories are always fun and sexy ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to get my hands on this book!