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This first book in the Douglas Legacy series is a dramatic, well paced Scottish historical romance. It delivers a true "Scottish era" tale of Alison and David. Alison is a gutsy young woman who was married at 13 to a dishonorable man. Enter David, a determined Laird, who captures her castle, lands, and her heart. This story has just enough passion, danger, courage, and vengeance to keep any historical romance enthusiast entertained.
I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. ;-)
Margaret and the narrator brought the Highlands to life.....the passion, violence, pride of country and honor of an honorable Laird. She created a wonderful ardent love story in the rugged country of the Scottish Highlands. It brought out every emotion with this great story.
I'm a big Margaret Mallory fan but I have to say Captured by a Laird is one of her very best. I was hooked from the very first chapter and could not put it down. Derek Perkins did a very good performance of this book and made it truly enjoyable.
I believe in true love, happily ever after, magic, and laughter. But mostly I believe in coffee.
I really enjoyed this story. I thought it was well performed though I would not have chosen a man to narrate this story. His female voices came across as whiny in places, but not so bad as to make me stop listening. The note from the author explaining how she writes fiction but drew greatly upon historical information was a nice bonus at the end that often does not make it into audio editions. Overall I am well pleased.
It had everything that makes a good book; a revenge tragedy (a drama popular in the 16th - 17th centuries), romance, intrigue, a handsome, fierce Highlander who storms a lovely widow's gates to exact punishment on her clan and force her to marry him. The new Laird has trouble inside and outside the Castle/Keep he's conquered. It was concise and flowed right along; no boring interludes.
There were many but when the Laird's youngest brother (a lovable, meek nature young man with little training with the sword) rides into the path of a renown French swordsman was certainly memorable. The young Hume brother was leaving the Keep (unaware his two older brothers had been in a skirmish with the Frenchman and his men) when he saw his Laird brother and his next oldest brother in hot pursuit of the Frenchman he rode to intersect him. Would his brothers reach the Frenchman in time (one brother riding in from the side where he had been stationed as a look-out and Laird Hume a distance behind the Frenchman); will they get to him before he severs the young man's head?
He has the ability to relate to each character and create different character's voices! So much better than reading it myself.
A Laird's Revenge!
I highly recommend "Captured by a Laird".
I loved the story and all the twists. I will listen to more of these books. Had a bit of trouble with narrator at first but the more the story evolved the less it was.
an excellent historical romance. The only thing that I have to say that is bad is that the book was too short.
I'm a listener-holic. I love to listen while making greeting cards, cooking, gardening, and while doing absolutely nothing else.
I've not listened to this narrator before. it was sheer pleasure!!
This was just a big fun.
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