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Candace Robb
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6 April 2006 Margaret Kerr Mysteries 3

Scotland, 1297.

Passionate, brave and fiercely loyal, Margaret Kerr - a young woman estranged from her husband - is determined to play her part in saving Scotland from the hammer of Edward Longshanks - King of England and would-be King of the Scots. And so she travels to Stirling to discover why the informer upon whom the Scottish rebels depend has become unreliable.

It is an important and difficult mission, for he who holds Stirling Castle holds Scotland, and with fresh English recruits marching forth, a bloody battle for the castle is imminent. As the Scots prepare to cast off the English yoke once and for all, Margaret soon realises she can trust no one, not even her closest friends. Is she prepared to give her life for her country?


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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow (6 April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099410133
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099410133
  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 11.1 x 17.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 428,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Thirteenth-century Edinburgh comes off the page cold and convincing - most enjoyable" (The List)

"Brilliant - Robb presents a felsty new heroine who proves to be no fool" (Woman & Home)

"'This is history as it should be told!" (Good Book Guide)

"Candace Robb Brings history to life and this is a satisfying read, full of interesting detail about the life and times in Scotland in the 13th Century" (Aberdeen Press & Journal)

"Intrigue abounds... Robb's captivating blend of history and mystery vividly evokes medieval Scotland" (Booklist)

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THE GRIPPING THIRD NOVEL IN THE MARGARET KERR MYSTERY SERIES FROM THE AUTHOR OF A TRUST BETRAYED AND THE FIRE IN THE FLINT

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4.0 out of 5 stars Third Book in the Margaret Kerr Series 12 Nov 2007
By J. Chippindale TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
A cruel Courtship is as usual with Candace Robb a meticulously researched novel about the plotting and counter plotting that surrounds the claims for the throne of Scotland. Edward Longshanks has returned to England and left Scotland in turmoil.

These are the times of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. The book picks up the story in the year 1297. It is the time leading up to the battle of Stirling bridge. Margaret Kerr has moved to Stirling, primarily to discover why the person who has been providing details of the English plans has suddenly become unreliable.

Margaret's own loyalty is tested to the limit when her one time husband Roger is killed. She suspects James Comyn of the murder, a kinsman of the deposed King and the man who asked her to set up residence in Stirling. Her own position is becoming ever more precarious and a battle is imminent, as whoever holds Stirling Castle, holds the key to Scotland.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book 21 Oct 2013
By Golf.1
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An excellent read, along with the Owen Archer books, the Margaret Kerr Mysteries are some of the best books I have read. The historical content is very good and precise, I can only wait for further Candace Robb books in a similar vain to the ones mentioned.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Medieval Mystery 25 Feb 2013
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Very enjoyable read. Rates alongside Ellis Peters and Sharon Penman. I like the depth of character given to the female protagonist.
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3.0 out of 5 stars a story that never really takes off 9 May 2006
By Amelrode TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
I always liked the writing of Candace Robb, but to be honest this time I was rather disappointed.

The story never really gets going. It stops, then goes forward, then backwards. There is no coherent development. The historical setting remains "misty" and the characters never come to life. It is a struggle to get through this book and it is quite easy to put it down. Everything seems to drag on and on. No, not my cup of tea!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it 8 Mar 2007
By W. Miller - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I love Candace Robb's books, although I think I prefer the Owen Archer series slightly over the Margaret Kerr series. I wish her books were easier to find on the US - I usually have to order them from Amazon UK.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Third book in the Margaret Kerr Series 12 Nov 2007
By J. Chippindale - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
A cruel Courtship is as usual with Candace Robb a meticulously researched novel about the plotting and counter plotting that surrounds the claims for the throne of Scotland. Edward Longshanks has returned to England and left Scotland in turmoil.

These are the times of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. The book picks up the story in the year 1297. It is the time leading up to the battle of Stirling bridge. Margaret Kerr has moved to Stirling, primarily to discover why the person who has been providing details of the English plans has suddenly become unreliable.

Margaret's own loyalty is tested to the limit when her one time husband Roger is killed. She suspects James Comyn of the murder, a kinsman of the deposed King and the man who asked her to set up residence in Stirling. Her own position is becoming ever more precarious and a battle is imminent, as whoever holds Stirling Castle, holds the key to Scotland.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Candace Robb historicals 6 Sep 2008
By Dee Dee - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
If you like historicals, you'll love these by Candace Robb. They combine great storytelling with meticulous research. If this is your first time reading them, you're in for a real treat.
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