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An English Bride in Scotland Audiobook
An English Bride in Scotland
Written by: 
Lynsay Sands
Narrated by: 
Mary Jane Wells
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An English Bride in Scotland Audiobook

An English Bride in Scotland

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Publisher's Summary

She never expected to marry....

Annabel was about to take the veil to become a nun, when her mother suddenly arrived at the abbey to take her home...so that she can marry the Scottish laird who is betrothed to her runaway sister! She knows nothing about being a wife, nothing about how to run a household, and definitely nothing about the marriage bed.

He never expected to fall in love....

From the moment Ross MacKay sets eyes on Annabel, he is taken with his shy, sweet bride...and the fact that she's blessed with lush curves only makes him utter his own prayers of thanks. But when an enemy endangers her life, he'll move the Highlands themselves to save her. For though Annabel's not the bride he planned for, she's the only woman he desires....

©2013 Lynsay Sands (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    Edwina "I Love books" USA 08-02-15 Member Since 2013

    Edwina "I Love Books'

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    "I LOVED IT"
    What did you love best about An English Bride in Scotland?

    I loved An English Bride in Scotland. Ross and Annabel are a very loving, romantic and sexy, sensual couple. Annabel has been retrieved from the Abby where she is about to take her vows as a Nun. Her mother has come to take her home to marry a Scottish Laird in place of her older sister Kate. I think Annabel's naivety was believable. She was neither shy nor knowledgeable about the marriage bed. She really didn't have a clue, so she did what seem to be the right thing to please her husband Ross and enjoyed it herself.. Annabel has been at the Abby since she was 7 years old so she was a blank slate and was Not damaged from any morals or lack of morals from the world or her environment. She had been at the Abbey for 14 year. A real innocent!! I just loved her. She is intelligent and kind and willing to learn from anyone who would teach her. The servants loved her. Ross was an excellent husband and grew to love her immediately although Ross new that Annabel had been replaced by her older sister to marry him. Ross didn't know right away that she had been in training to become a Nun He was very grateful he got her. After you read the story and I Highly Recommend you Do you will understand what I mean. Annabel's older sister Kate was a real B----H!! Jealous and downright evil.

    The story is very fasted paced a real page turner. I know some reviewer think Annabel was to knowledgeable for a Abbess but I saw it as her copying behavior from what she saw others do and learning from that. especially her husband. She did know right from wrong but if the behavior was reasonable and probable she copied it. This a really good story with twist and turns along the way. It was everything I love in a Historical Romance!! I loved bk 3 The Highlander Takes a Bride also,. I read it first because I didn't know it was in a series. Now I am off to read bk2 To Marry a Scottish Laird and I really hope it is another 5 star book in the series.


    Have you listened to any of Mary Jane Wells’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She is a very good narrator!! I would Highly Recommend her and will look for other books she has narrated.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved An English Bride in Scotland. Ross and Annabel are a very loving, romantic and sexy, sensual couple. Annabel has been retrieved from the Abby where she is about to take her vows as a Nun. Her mother has come to take her home to marry a Scottish Laird in place of her older sister Kate. I think Annabel's naivety was believable. She was neither shy nor knowledgeable about the marriage bed. She really didn't have a clue, so she did what seem to be the right thing to please her husband Ross and enjoyed it herself.. Annabel has been at the Abby since she was 7 years old so she was a blank slate and was Not damaged from any morals or lack of morals from the world or her environment. She had been at the Abbey for 14 year. A real innocent!! I just loved her. She is intelligent and kind and willing to learn from anyone who would teach her. The servants loved her. Ross was an excellent husband and grew to love her immediately although Ross new that Annabel had been replaced by her older sister to marry him. Ross didn't know right away that she had been in training to become a Nun He was very grateful he got her. After you read the story and I Highly Recommend you Do you will understand what I mean. Annabel's older sister Kate was a real B----H!! Jealous and downright evil.

    The story is very fasted paced a real page turner. I know some reviewer think Annabel was to knowledgeable for a Abbess but I saw it as her copying behavior from what she saw others do and learning from that. especially her husband. She did know right from wrong but if the behavior was reasonable and probable she copied it. This a really good story with twist and turns along the way. It was everything I love in a Historical Romance!! I loved bk 3 The Highlander Takes a Bride also,. I read it first because I didn't know it was in a series. Now I am off to read bk2 To Marry a Scottish Laird and I really hope it is another 5 star book in the series.

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    Elizabeth 04-04-15
    Elizabeth 04-04-15 Member Since 2012

    I love Epic Fantasy....have become a Historical Romance fan because I am a sucker for a good Happily Ever After. Good characters are a must

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    "Had potential...but just was not that great"

    I had great hopes for a fun easy to listen to book. While it was an easy listen...and it was a sweet story...it just lacked in the writing department. I don't know what it was but the love scenes were strange....just the way they were written. most of the book just gave me the feeling it was a writers first book...but I have no idea if it was or wasnt...just seemed that way.

    I don't think it is worth a credit. Maybe if you get it really really cheap.. but I was dissapointed.

    Narration was fine. Not bad..not great. Just fine.

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    mousehunter 12-29-14
    mousehunter 12-29-14
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    "Story good, narrator OK"

    The narrator was OK in this audiobook. She read the character's parts well, yet read it all with such a bouncy positive intonation, that it actually took away from the overall experience.

    I believe I would have liked the story more if I had read it instead.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    andrea 10-05-14
    andrea 10-05-14
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    "comedic HEA"
    What did you love best about An English Bride in Scotland?

    Ross simply accepts Annabelle without question


    What was one of the most memorable moments of An English Bride in Scotland?

    Honestly Annabelle just kept getting into these crazy situations during the story no one moment stands out the whole story was super funny and heartwarming in turns


    What does Mary Jane Wells bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She brings the story to life, though I can't imagine the story being any less good in print


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The moment Ross first laid eyes on Annabelle and decided to marry her


    Any additional comments?

    the villan was incredibly predictable. When the hero and heroine became vulnerable they got a headwound. I did take one star off because of this.

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    Alida 02-26-14
    Alida 02-26-14
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    "At least I got it for free..."
    What did you like best about An English Bride in Scotland? What did you like least?

    Best: The story had some promise (failed to deliver though).
    Least: Female protagonist was extremely Mary Sue (please authors: clumsiness is not enough to save your oh so perfect heroine from Suedom). This thing clocked in at 9 hours, give or take, and nothing much happened. Some contrived plot went on in the background, but figuring out early on that it would have no impact whatsoever, I wasn't on the edge of my seat... The resulting boredom made me stop listening about 6 hours in, and I'm not going to finish it.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Lynsay Sands? Why or why not?

    Not likely. See above re: Mary Sue-ness.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Very odd inflection during dialogue. The female lead sounded like a medieval valley girl half the time, especially every time she said "aye?" as if she was wondering it that was the right answer. When it comes to the male voice I can see the hardship of voicing a man whose every word is "grunted", but I can't help but feel there was a better way to do it than making him permanently constipated and/or suffering from laryngitis. Also pretty sure there were a few words pronounced wrong (not parts of dialogue, so not a result of accents), and that took me right out of the story.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    Heavyhanded editor? Different author? Might have made it better, but I think irresistible would be an unattainable goal regardless.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-25-14
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    "Entertaining"
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    Very enjoyable book. Always liked Lynsay Sands. Great to listen to while decorating my hallway.

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    Amazon Customer Enid, OK, United States 08-07-13
    Amazon Customer Enid, OK, United States 08-07-13 Member Since 2013

    I believe in true love, happily ever after, magic, and laughter. But mostly I believe in coffee.

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    "Predictable but still an excellent read"

    Lynsay Sands is one of my favorite authors. Overall I give the story a 4 because it was a little predictable. Ok, it was a lot predictable but I enjoyed the story none the less. I look forward to more books authored by Lynsay Sands and think Mary Jane Wells did an excellent job with the narration.

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    Karen Southern United Starex 07-31-13
    Karen Southern United Starex 07-31-13 Member Since 2009
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    "A lot of fun without much tension"

    This was a fun book to listen to. The narrator was well spoken and did a nice job with all of the characters. She spoke clear and concise and was really good with all the accents

    The story was fun and pulled me right into the plot from the first chapter. All the characters were well fleshed out and likable or in some cases unlikable but there was no real tension between the heroine and hero, they were just there. Even though the plot was good and built a little tension with a slight mystery bent the sexual connection was just .....Meh. I never felt a real connection between Annabelle and Ross,they were just thrown together and happen to stick.

    It's a good story just not a great one. I think this would be a great book for people who like a light romance.

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    Rita 07-09-13
    Rita 07-09-13

    Audible addicted love mystery,lately stuck on love story. Mother of 1 Labrador and 1 perfect man. Work way too hard, and so ready to be retired

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    "5 stars without the sister"

    Review are correct nice and sweet, my only dislike is the sister. Well done perfectly exe.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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