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Elen Burnard, Lady of Dunblane, learns her sister has been kidnapped by her adversary, the Forrests of Rancoff Castle. Leading the men of Dunblane in heated pursuit, she brings home her prize: Munro Forrest, the Lord of Rancoff himself. All that remains is to barter Munro's life for her sister's safe return... and ignore the unexpected emotions her prisoner stirs in her heElen Burnard, Lady of Dunblane, learns her sister has been kidnapped by her adversary, the Forrests of Rancoff Castle. Leading the men of Dunblane in heated pursuit, she brings home her prize: Munro Forrest, the Lord of Rancoff himself. All that remains is to barter Munro's life for her sister's safe return... and ignore the unexpected emotions her prisoner stirs in her heart. Munro Forrest finds his jailer as bewitching as she is beautiful, and soon it is desire, more surely than shackles, keeping him at Dunblane. But Elen and Munro are playing with fire, and in the end, longing of the soul must reconcile with duty, if both wish to stay alive. SCOTTISH FIRE SRIES, in order Highland Lady Highland Lord Highland Bride AWARDS: Delaware Diamond Award for Literary Excellence P.E.A.R.L. Award MEET COLLEEN FRENCH: Bestselling, award-winning author Colleen French has been selling and publishing books under various pseudonyms for more than twenty-five years. Writing seems to be in her genes. The daughter of bestselling romance author Judith E. French, Colleen grew up listening to the sound of her mother's typewriter late at night. When not writing, Colleen likes reading a good book on the beach. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Facebook. ...

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  • Amy
    2019-02-09 06:27

    Idiots, the lot of them. TSTL h/H. Villains that are pure evil for no reason other than the book needed them to be.When I wasn't annoyed at how stupid the h/H were, I was bored to tears. The book is poorly written with a transparent plot and cliched villains. The "romance" between h/H is nonexistent. The hero was a jackass and moron for believing his wife wanted him dead when there were three perfectly evil characters under his nose. Idiot. The heroine was introduced (we were told) in the beginning as a strong, intelligent leader but the author failed to show it. In fact, I have no idea why her men follow her so faithfully when it's apparent she's bloody incompetent and a giant moron.The only feels I got from the book were anger and annoyance because of how poorly written the characters were.Do yourself a favor and skip this one.

  • Christine Woinich
    2019-01-27 12:14

    I had a tough time putting this book down. Elen is not your usual heroine. She is given her father's lands and home to run even though she is female. She is fair and just and caring. Misguided, she kidnaps the neighboring lord and tosses him into her oubliette. She is drawn to him but cannot give in because of a promise to her father. Munro is amused and amazed at the woman who managed to capture him, and he wants more. Mishaps and misunderstandings complicate their lives and path to love. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and highly recommend it.I received a copy of this book through eBook Discovery in exchange for an honest review.

  • Donna
    2019-02-03 10:22

    I really enjoyed this book. I really liked Elen and Munro but their siblings left a lot to be desired. That is what made this book so successful, though. You need villains to make the heroes and heroines stand out. I love how independent and full of spirit Elen was. I would definitely read more by this author. **Please note that I received this free in exchange for an honest review**

  • Sara
    2019-01-24 08:28

    A book worth readingElen, a woman who dresses, works and fights like a man, learns to love like a woman. Elen was trained to be the laird by her father as she was the only capable heir. Munro, was the laird of the adjoining land, and was a good friend of the King. Munro and Elen are married by royal decree and must learn to accept and trust each other. There is a great side story with her younger sister and Munro's younger brother.

  • Nancy Ku
    2019-01-17 11:20

    I enjoyed this first book of the SCOTTISH FIRE SERIES... HIGHLAND LADY...By Colleen French and look forward to continuing the series. Elen is a strong h and Munro a dashing H. To be betrayed by is a sad thing....but their story with it's twists and turns has a HEA and I do recommend this series.

  • Joann Herley
    2019-02-12 10:20

    I loved the Highland Lady. It was easy to get invested in the characters. The storyline was interesting and kept me turning the pages.

    2019-01-24 10:06

    Loved it.I loved the story in this book. Humor and great characters. I enjoyed reading this book all the way through. Looking forward to next one.

  • Vickie
    2019-02-13 11:59

    It was okay but got s!ow in the middle. I skipped to the end.

  • Tiffany
    2019-02-06 12:08

    I really liked the beginning of this story. A female in charge of her land??? With the respect of her men??? Say no more, you have me hooked!Then it all went to hell when she was forced to marry. Not a huge fan of the villains in the story or how the story progressed after the wedding.

  • Ira
    2019-01-18 08:09

    Dieses Buch ließ mich insgesamt etwas ratlos zurück, da ich es zwar einerseits sehr unterhaltend fand und die Charaktere interessant und sympathisch, aber die Handlung selbst war extrem unrealistisch und ließ mich des Öfteren mit dem Kopf schütteln. Nein, es war nicht die Tatsache, dass Elen Laird des Clans ist, die ich unrealistisch fand, sondern alles drum herum, bei der Entführung ihrer Schwester angefangen bis hin zum Treiben in Munros Castle. Das Einzige, was ich realistisch fand, war die Tatsache, dass die Frauen mal wieder keiner gefragt hat, was sie wollen, ansonsten war diese ganze Handlung sehr merkwürdig, vom Anfang bis hin zum Ende. Dennoch war das Buch unterhaltsam und ließ sich locker und leicht weglesen, auch die Charaktere sind gut entwickelt und ausgesprochen sympathisch, aber .... nachdem ich das Buch am Ende zugeklappt hatte, fragte ich mich schon, wie man auf so eine Handlungsidee kommt.Lieder ließen diese Zweifel das Buch letztlich insgesamt nicht ganz überzeugend werden, so dass es zwar insgesamt gut und flüssig geschrieben ist, aber es dennoch nicht in meinen "Immer-wieder-lesen"-Ordner wandern wird. Wer sich trotzdem an Elens und Munros Geschichte herantraut, wird sich vermutlich auch amüsieren und das Buch schnell gelesen haben, allerdings muss ich sagen, dass meine Irritation mit der Handlung doch recht groß war und ich deshalb trotz des Unterhaltungswertes, das Buch nicht so ganz genießen konnte.Elens Schwester ist einfach ein egozentrisches Biest, die die Trageweite ihrer Handlungen offensichtlich nicht erkennt und Munros Bruder ist irgendwie ziemlich dusselig, dass er sich von ihr blenden lässt. Elen selbst gefällt mir, allerdings machen es ihr die Umstände nicht wirklich leicht, ein auch nur halbwegs normales Leben zu führen. Die jüngsten Entwicklungen im Konflikt mit den Forrests, entspannen die Lage nicht unbedingt, auch wenn Munro versucht, ihr zu erzählen, dass er mit der Entführung ihrer Schwester nichts zu tun hat....Wer nicht zu kritisch ist, was die Zusammenhänge anbelangt, findet ein unterhaltsames und nettes Buch vor, das ihm vermutlich Freude bereiten wird, wer allerdings etwas kritischer ist, sollte vielleicht nicht unbedingt zu diesem Buch greifen. *I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for my honest review.*

  • Loretta
    2019-02-10 10:19

    Ahh... love the Scottish historical romances. The brash and very dominant natures of these kilted men are a delight! Elen is a man's son, albeit in female personage. Monroe is the laird of the neighboring land, not to mention a frenemy of Elen's clan. The Bruce is a nice touch. While I am NOT a historian, it seems the Bruce makes his way through several Scottish Historical Romances and has many, many dear friends that are clan chieftains. Albeit, there are more than a few to choose from at any given point in Scotland's history, there just seems to be... more than he could possibly remember let alone claim a close friendship with. Silly thoughts aside, I am charmed by this love story. Duty can get in the way of the heart's desire. Sovereigns are accursed with the responsibility to be resourceful, pragmatic, and good natured. Meanwhile, sometimes those we hold dearest to us are simply not interested in our own best interests as we are in theirs.This story starts out sadly as Elen watches her father pass on, then quickly becomes both an outrage as Elen's shrew of a sister plays with Monroe's brother despite being betrothed to another man, and humorous in just how easily Monroe submits to Elen and their bantering courtship begins. The swing of amusement and disgust keeps you on your toes as Faulkner jumps from Monroe and Elen's interaction to that of their siblings and cohorts. I am still disappointed in the clansmen who refused to go after Monroe after his swift capture. And Finley could use a good hiding. just saying. :)

  • Samantha
    2019-02-04 10:13

    I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for my honest review.Elen Burnard has taken over as laird following her father's death, keeping clan Dunblaine safe and prosperous despite the belief of many that only men are fit to lead. A few scant months into her rule, however, it appears that her sister has been taken by men from the clan next door with whom she is embroiled in a land dispute. While trying to decide how to get her sister back, Elen sees the laird of the rival clan out alone and seizes the opportunity to take him prisoner and hold him as a bargaining tool for the release of her sister. But it soon becomes apparent that all is not as it seems. Is Elen's sister actually complicit in her own kidnapping? Is she conspiring to undermine Elen's authority and does she harbor even worse plans for the future? Further complicating the situation are Elen's own feelings for the laird of the rival clan--is she starting to love the laird she is holding prisoner? If so, what of her promise to her dying father to regain the lands in dispute with the laird she now holds in heer dungeons? Does the laird love Elen back? And what happens when the King intervenes?The romance between the two lairds progresses along somewhat predictable lines, however, Elen's duplicitous sister keeps the story lively. This is a quick read that I devoured in just a few hours and thouroughly enjoyed. While this was the book of Colleen French's that I have read, it won't be the last.

  • Donna
    2019-01-19 06:07

    This is my first time reading this author. I really enjoyed it. Sometimes I think some of the words would not have been spoken in the era but it didn't take away from the story too much. Loved both Elen and Murno. I like how everything played out. Well worth reading.

  • Bigedsgirl1
    2019-01-31 11:27

    I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for an honest review, and I'm so glad I did. Sometimes I think the descriptive blurbs given for a story can be an author's worst advertising. This book had a fresh take on the Highland historical romance with a strong, capable heroine put in the position of leading her clan due to her father's death, the absence of any sons, and her father having trained her well to become leader of her clan. Lady Elen has the respect and devotion of her clansmen and the responsibility for her younger sister Rosalyn. Munro Forrest, Laird of Rancoff, is accused of kidnapping Rosalyn; Lady Elen quickly and decisively captures Rancoff, imprisoning him in her dungeon. The interaction between these two leaders through out this refreshingly different historical romance makes for a very enjoyable read, and the myriad twists and turns of the plot, plus an appearance by Robert the Bruce make for an unforgettable story.

  • Micky
    2019-02-11 12:23

    Love reading books about the Scottish Highland. The heroine is a strong woman at a time where the woman's place was in the sitting room, organizing the keep or sewing. She was prepared by her father as a "son" to one day take his place as the "Laird". Eventually she takes her place, but it comes with the neighboring Laird and problems that came almost 100 years ago. Munro is attracted to Elen, even when he is put into the dungeon after Elen's sister us kidnapped. Elen believes Munro to be the culprit. Little by little a scheme that will places them both toghether is discovered along with their growing attraction to each other. Nice read. I received this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for an honest review.

  • Ajb
    2019-02-06 07:03

    Elen had no brothers, so when her father died, she became Lady Elen of Dunblane, and was in charge of the castle and lands. Elen was well suited to this role, as her father had raised her to have the knowledge and skills necessary, although it was highly unusual for a female to lead a clan.Munro was the Laird of a neighboring clan, Rancoff. The two met under less than ideal circumstances when Elen's sister, Rosalyn, was kidnapped. This is the beginning of a lovely adventure and romance set in the Scottish Highlands in the early 1300s. This story has many twists and turns, and several surprises along the way. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and highly recommend it.I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  • Janice Hougland
    2019-02-10 10:00

    What a delightful Medieval romance this was and I thank my stars that this author was introduced to me by author Judith E. French, her mother. Munro was the strong, thoughtful Laird of Rancoff and he fell in love with Elen, Lady of Dunblane, when she imprisoned him for supposedly kidnapping her sister. I say “supposedly” because there is an underlying mystery to this romantic tale and many ups and downs before the discovery of the true culprit/kidnapper, who also endangers the lives of both Munro and Elen and others in their clans. A very exciting, at times humorous and very romantic tale indeed.

  • Eva Wade
    2019-01-30 09:14

    I received this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for an honest review. This book is definitely a historical to keep in your library. Its set in the highlands of scotland first of all so who can go wrong there. i love the romance that develops between the main characters. there's some stuff that happens in the story that definatly threw me for a loop. i would read more from this author cuz its was a really good read and i love historicals in scotland. From thieves to conieving sisters to attempted murders this is a good one.

  • Mary
    2019-02-14 08:20

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A very good story, very entertaining, but the way the author "speaks" Scottish is so different from anything I've ever read. I loved the storyline of the kidnapping, his not hers. I liked Elan and Munro, they are funny and very likable.

  • Lesley
    2019-01-21 13:18

    I really enjoyed this book, which focuses on a woman brought up to act and think like a man in order to lead her clan but with a woman's heart and passion that had never been stirred until she met Munro Forrest. I received this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for an honest review.

  • Kt
    2019-01-25 05:12

    I really liked the main female character. Strong, stubborn and sensible! I couldn't stop reading the last part of the book because I was anxious to see how it turned out!

  • Emiley Allen Bowes
    2019-02-14 10:08

    5 STARS......Many thanks to instafreebie for the free e-read. This book has it all; historical details, romance, plots and subplots, evil sister, wimpy brother, and all in the beautiful Highlands.

  • Miranda
    2019-02-06 13:20

    I rather enjoyed this book. The heroine is a very strong woman and this book kept me intrigued.