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Monday, July 28, 2008


Terri Brisbin
Harlequin Historical #910
ISBN: 978-0-373-29510-4
August 2008

Marian Robertson, is known as the Robertson Harlot, however after 5yrs she's returned to her home and has disguised herself. With the Laird(her older brother)'s approval she is living as a widowed cousin and keeping to herself. She cares for her daughter and stays as quiet as possible. She only wants to keep her child and herself save. Duncan comes upon them by accident when he hears her scream. She saves her and can't seem to stop himself from returning to her home time and time again. Duncan, known as the Peacemaker, is in the Robertson land to arrange a treaty between their laird and his MacLerie Laird. However his feelings for Mara, as he knows her is causing him to be distracted. Then things get worse and he is forced into a marriage with her. However things are not as they first seem. What secrets has Marian held for years? Can love grow or will lies from the past ruin their changes for happiness?

This book was outstanding. While it is part of the series, I was fine reading it as a stand alone. The story in noway was a continuing ARC. Just has recurring characters from previous books. I do now have the previous titles on order. Even though the Beast of the Highlands sounds awfully familar to me. The story is engaging and keeps you quickly turning pages. The characters are wonderful and more. The plotline while I figured out part of it early on, parts of it were shocking and will most likely lead readers to tear up a bit. And Duncan, well he's a hero I'd cross a bed of hot coals to meet. This is a great historical romance. I just had to tell you all about it. It's been awhile since I've been this excited about a book/author/ charcter. Now I want the other books. And while I just ordered them, I'm very very tempted to just hit BN and buy them new,LOL

WendyK *copied from post at TRRC reader's list*

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