Tuesday, March 22, 2016

RELEASE DAY ANTICS ~ When a Laird Loves a Lady (Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts) by Julie Johnstone ~

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When a Laird Loves a Lady (Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts, #1) by Julie Johnstone

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Publication Date: March 22, 2016 eBook; 305 Pages ASIN: B01C4R46L0 Series: Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts Genre: Historical Romance/Scottish/Medieval 

About The Book     
 A need to belong drives her. A longing to forget compels him. Fate may send them into each other’s arms, but only love can mend their hearts. An Outlander Raised by a tyrannical father, Marion de Lacy yearns for the comfort of belonging to a loving family. So when her father announces her betrothal to an evil baron in exchange for a number of knights, she concocts a desperate scheme to avoid the marriage: feigning her own death and then fleeing England. But when her plan goes terribly awry and she’s captured by the baron, not even her careful preparations could ready her for the Scottish barbarian who rescues her and then informs her that he’s to marry her by edict of her king. Certain her father will defy the king’s orders and wed her to the baron if she refuses the Highlander’s hand, Marion agrees to marry the strangely compelling but obstinate laird of the MacLeod clan. A Highlander After the death of his beloved wife, Iain MacLeod has no desire to marry ever again. Yet when he finds himself obliged to do so to secure the freedom of his childhood friend and king, he reluctantly travels across England to collect his unwanted bride, expecting to find a cold Englishwoman. Instead, he discovers a fiery, bold beauty who is fiercely loyal, protective of those she loves, and defies him at every turn, challenging his certainty that his heart is dead. Ensnared Following a hasty marriage and perilous journey to Scotland, Marion harbors no illusions that her new husband loves her. Still, her heart cannot resist the noble, brave warrior, and she cannot suppress the hope that she has finally found where she belongs. However, the harder she tries to fit in with the clan and gain Iain’s love, the farther away her dreams drift. Iain is more than willing to give his respect to his courageous wife—her kisses and caresses even ignite his blood and demand his passion—but he refuses to give up his heart. That is, until enemies near and far threaten to take Marion from him. Now the demons that haunt him can only be conquered by surrendering body and soul to Marion, if only it’s not too late…

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KIMBERLY'S REVIEW
When I heard that author, Julie Johnstone was writing a medieval tale with a brooding Scottish rogue, I was elated. I truly enjoy everything Ms. Johnstone has written and consider her a go-to author. 

When a Laird Loves A Lady is a fabulous first in the Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts series. Two very different people not so different in their wants and desires. Marion de Lacey is being used by her father for a means to his misguided ends and Marion wants no part of it. Her traitorous father has betrothed her to an odious knight who would align himself with Marion's father to overthrow their king. This knight is the last man on earth who she wishes to marry. Along with some of her loyal friends, she comes up with a plan to seek refuge in Scotland but plans go awry and Marion finds herself in danger.

Highlander Iain MacLeod has been through much in his life and after losing his beloved wife he never wanted to go down the marriage route again, but duty calls and when Iain attempts to retrieve the bride his king decrees he marry, Iain discovers there are many dark dealings going on with de Lacey and his underlings. On his journey home, he comes upon Marion de Lacey and so their tale of adventure begins. A quick wedding ceremony ensues in hopes to thwart any of her father's plans, but it will take more than that for Iain and Marion to come to terms with their unstable future ahead.

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this book! When a Laird Loves a Lady is a sweeping story with a beautiful backdrop. In this unsteady time these two amazing people will do what they must to assure good over evil prevails. Both Iain and Marion are brilliant characters with determination and for as much as Iain would like to keep Marion at arms length, that task is impossible with a lady with as much pluck and courage. Their desire for one another is evident and adds so much to this wonderful story. It is a page-turner and I applaud Julie Johnstone for her first foray into a new era... I want the next one NOW! 

About the Author

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Julie Johnstone is a USA Today best-selling author of Regency Romance and the author of a new urban fantasy/paranormal romance book. She's been a voracious reader of books since she was a young girl. Her mother would tell you that as a child Julie had a rich fantasy life made up of many different make believe friends. As an adult, Julie is one of the lucky few who can say she is living the dream by working with her passion of creating worlds from her imagination. When Julie is not writing she is chasing her two precocious children around, cooking, reading or exercising. Julie loves to hear from her readers. You can send her an email at juliejohnstoneauthor@gmail.com or find her at www.juliejohnstoneauthor.com, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authorjuliejohnstone or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/juliejohnstoneauthor or at twitter @juliejohnstone.

Blog Tour Schedule

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21 comments:

  1. I am so honored that you loved the book, Kimberly! Thank you for your beautiful review!!! Have a wonderful day!

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  2. This sounds amazing! Can't wait to read it. I have Once Upon a True Loves Kiss and Bargaining With a Rake. If this one is half as good, I will be thrilled. Thanks for letting me know about this one, Kimberly!

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    1. Amy, Thank you so much for the sweet words! I hope you love When a Laird Loves a Lady!

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  3. Happy happy release day Julie love your newletter. And great review Kimberly

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    1. Thank you, Demetra!! You are very sweet!

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  4. This sounds like a great historical book that will hold your attention until the very last word

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    1. I sure hope so, Stephanie! Please do let me know what you think after you have read it.

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  5. Sounds good and the cover is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Lori! I will pass on your sweet compliment to my cover artist!

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  6. Happy release day Julie! I can't wait to read it!

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  7. Oh I loved Bargain ing with a Take. I am going to pick this one up. Kimberly, just keep feeding the book cravings.

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  8. Oh I loved Bargain ing with a Take. I am going to pick this one up. Kimberly, just keep feeding the book cravings.

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  9. Sounds like a book I will have to get.

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  10. I do love my Scotsmen and this tale sounds like one I would really enjoy.

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  11. Sounds terrific! And great review too!

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  12. This sound wonderful, I always love this blog. Happy release day.

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