Monday, February 25, 2013

The Warrior Laird by Margo Maguire



Historical Romance

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The Warrior Laird tells the story of Lady Maura Duncanson who is trouble to all who know her and Laird Dugan MacMillan who is working to protect his clan.  Lady Maura does not like her family and is trying to get away.  Duncan has to raise enough money to pay rent on the land his family used to own.  There is a lot of bad blood between Duncan's family and Maura's.  When Maura escapes from the soldiers escorting her to an unwanted marriage to an old man.  The story moves briskly from that point.

I love Lady Maura.  She is nothing like others in her family.  Her only goal as she escapes is to find and save her younger sister Rosie who has been sent away.  She has a lot of love to give and while she finds that she loves Dugan she knows that her family history will prevent them from being together.  Dugan knows that he cannot have Maura for the same reasons.

Both are very strong well drawn characters.   I loved seeing them interact with each other.  There are some very interesting secondary characters that help keep the story moving.  Dugan's quest for money to save his clan adds a nice touch of tension to the story.  There is enough mystery, romance, and danger in The Warrior Laird to satisfy anyone.  The Warrior Laird makes very good use of the Highland theme by adding new twists and turns to a familiar journey to an HEA.

Avon published The Warrior Laird by Margo Maguire in 2012.

I received an ARC of The Warrior Laird from Edelweiss.

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