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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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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.

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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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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.

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Entertaining

Any additional comments?

Very enjoyable book. Always liked Lynsay Sands. Great to listen to while decorating my hallway.

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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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  • 07-31-13

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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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