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A Borrowed Scot (Tulloch Sgathan) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Apr 2011
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From the Back Cover
Who Is Montgomery Fairfax?
Though she possesses remarkable talents and astonishing insight, Veronica MacLeod knows nothing about the man who appears from nowhere to prevent her from committing the most foolish and desperate act of her life. Recently named Lord Fairfax of Doncaster Hall, the breathtaking, secretive stranger agrees to perform the one act of kindness that can rescue the Scottish beauty from scandal and disgrace—by taking Veronica as his bride.
Journeying with Montgomery Fairfax to his magnificent estate in the Highlands, Veronica knows deep in her heart that this is a man she can truly love—a noble soul, a caring and passionate lover whose touch awakens feelings she's never before known. Yet there are ghosts in Montgomery's shuttered past that haunt him still. Unless Veronica can somehow unlock the enigma that is her new husband, their powerful passion could be undone by the sins and sorrows of yesterday.
About the Author
Karen Ranney wanted to be a writer from the time she was five years old and filled her Big Chief tablet with stories. People in stories did amazing things and she was too shy to do anything amazing. Years spent in Japan, Paris, and Italy, however, not only fueled her imagination but proved she wasn't that shy after all.
Now a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, she prefers to keep her adventures between the covers of her books. Karen lives in San Antonio, Texas.
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The story begins in 1866 as Veronica MacLeod, a Scot orphaned by the death of her parents and now a "poor relation" of her relatives in London, goes (alone) to a meeting of a secret society to inquire about her gift for understanding people's emotions and to learn about contacting the dead. When she arrives, she is drugged and is about to be raped by a circle of lecherous men when she is suddenly rescued by a man visiting the group to ask about a magical mirror. The man, Montgomery Fairfax is an American Civil War hero, who has just inherited the title Lord Fairfax and Doncaster Hall, a beautiful estate in the Scottish Highlands. When he returns Veronica home, clad only in his cloak, her uncle the earl insists that Montgomery marry her. So he does, taking her to Scotland. Haunted by the ghosts of his past and not wanting a wife, he pays her little attention to Veronica except in bed. Veronica, on the other hand, is happy to be away from her miserable family and back in her beloved Highlands and vows to become a good wife. Montgomery has little desire to be the lord of a going concern and wants only to continue his scientific endeavor to develop a steering mechanism for his hot air balloons he worked on during the war.
I can't tell you why this story never grabbed me. But it didn't. Once they were in Scotland, not much seemed to happen outside of ordinary life. Perhaps that was it. I didn't like her family who visited them (she didn't either). Also, the "black moment" where he thought she might be behind a plot to do him harm seemed contrived. All that detracted from what might have been a better story. Certainly she writes very well and the concept was novel for which I give her full marks. But I'm rating it as 3 and 1/2 stars. If you are a Ranney fan, you likely won't be disappointed. But I would have liked more.
The storyline was exceptionally well written with lots of suspense, romance and a love story to warm your heart. The characters were well written and I enjoyed how the author developed the romance between the two main characters in the story. T secondary characters were interesting and added a lot to the storyline.
Definitely a five star rating for this book, one I will be reading again.