Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award winner and New York Times best-selling author Bertrice Small won a loyal fan following with breathtaking historical romances like her Border Chronicles series. Here, Scottish lass Maggie Kerr refuses to marry a man of lesser merit. So her grandfather offers a challenge: any man who can outshoot and outride Maggie may claim her hand.
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I am the definition of a contradiction. I am a tomboy but just can't seem to get enough of romance books!
This is my 1st negative review. Personally I believe in pushing through a book. I have listened to some great books with bad narrators and still managed to finish. This is the first i have listened to a bad book with an ok narrator...Seriuosly one of the lines was she woke up..used the bathroon and left it for her helper to clean...took a bath...brushed her teeth...got dress...went down to breakfast where she was served oatmeal which she added honey and cream then ate.....of course not in my exact wording but the meaning was the same.... this book put me off completely...it was boring...the description indicates more of a search for the lead female's equal...so i would expect multiple courtships not at chapter 3 she was already married off by the king's orders. Waste of credit. I will not finish this book!
I have not read a book by Bertrice Small for some time and looked forward to it. But this was a mistake. The characters were superficial. The story boring. Finally I just wanted it to end. A waste of money and time.
I am quiet and love being comfortable. I love curling up in a corner either reading or listening to a nice romantic book.
This was a very well written book by Bertrice and the narrator did a fabulous job with the characters. My only fault was that the book itself was exceptionally long and the story seemed to have dragged out too long! It would be nice to have a follow on to this book to see if the first born from both sides actually got together or not. A good listen though!!
One of the romance authors I read back in the day was Bertrice Small. Her Skye O'Malley was full of history, swashbuckle and passionate couplings. I was hooked. I grew up. My tastes changed and I haven't read one of hers for years. The Border Vixen was a good one to read in memoriam. It lacked the complicated plot and the sequential great lovers for the heroine I remember from her earlier work but in language and history it had her unmistakeable touch. And sometimes a reader needs a more generous serving of Tell Me because Show Me simply takes too long.
I especially enjoy Bertrice Small's romance novels because she weaves history into every story. It's the history that gives her work substance and makes a novel a worthwhile read. Ms. Small gets to the point. I prefer that approach rather than listen to obscure descriptions about personalities and locations.
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