When a Laird Loves a Lady by Julie Johnstone @JulieJohnstone #BookReview @hfvbt

02_When a Laird Loves a LadyWhen a Laird Loves a Lady (Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts, #1)
by Julie Johnstone

Publication Date: March 22, 2016
eBook; 305 Pages
ASIN: B01C4R46L0

Series: Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts
Genre: Historical Romance/Scottish/Medieval

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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.


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…


My Review:

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

by Julie Johnstone

“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.”

I love reading historical romance fiction and this one is fantastic. I loved reading about Marion and how her Father was going to marry her off to someone that she didn’t love because of land, that is how they did it back in the 1300’s. I love how Marion’s attitude is and how feisty and strong will she is. But she still has a heart even though her Father was not a nice man. She has made plans to pretend to drown with the help of some men who work for her father but don’t agree with him. One of the men came with her Mother from Scotland and is trying to help her go to Scotland. Her Mother died when she was 8 years old and this man, Angus, helped her throughout her young years teaching her many things including how to defend herself.  There are so many twist and turns and kept me intrigues. It is one of those books you don’t want to put down.

Of course there is a better man for Marion, a Highlander, Iain Macleod, comes to England to help his childhood friend David and the King wants Iain to marry Marion before her father marries her off to the horrible knight.  Like I said so many twist and turns I am not going to tell you any more, you will have to read this book. If you love Highlanders and historical fiction this book is for you.

This book is awesome, I love the writing and I can really feel what the author is writing about. I am so glad I don’t live in the 1300s, I have no idea how our ancestors survived. I usually like to read books in the 1800s and later but somehow I seem to end up with reading books from earlier times. From reading these books I have learned some history and am so glad that the author took time to research and do her best to write the story just like at the time it really happened. It makes the book more interesting to read. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series. I also want to check out other books written by this author, I feel she is a very talented historical writer.

I want to thank HF Virtual Tours for providing me this book and on their tour.

I received a free copy of a book in exchange for an honest review

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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.

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