The Bridegroom Wore Plaid (MacGregors #1)
Ian MacGregor is wooing a woman who's wrong for him in every way. As the new Earl of Balfour, though, he must marry an English heiress to repair the family fortunes.
But in his intended's penniless chaperone, Augusta, Ian is finding everything he's ever wanted in a wife.
And yet, I continue to read and enjoy them. Ten of them so far. Why is that? I’m not sure I can explain, but essentially she writes wonderful, multifaceted characters that you come to care about. Her plots are satisfyingly complex (albeit too repetitive in some cases). Her dialogue is engaging (albeit a little too modern in some cases). She is simply a very good, ...more
The book also narrates ...more
Ian MacGregor need to marry for money, his clan is living on the edge the next tragedy, famine, bad crops,failed herd could destroy them. Determined to do just that he agrees to woo a young English girl Gennie Daniels, the Baron Altsax!s daughter. The baron has many secrets and not the least among the shady business con ...more
This author's Windhams series is one of my favorite historical romance series, and this is the first book in a new series, so I wasn't quite sure I would love it. I was afraid that I would miss my favorite characters. While I may not have loved the characters as much as I loved the Windhams, I really enjoyed this book as well. It proves just what a great author Burrowes is.
I didn't realize this was part of a series while I was reading it, because there is not only one romance in this bo ...more
Ian MacGregor is an impoverished Earl in dire need of a wealthy bride. However, he is more than a little attracted to his intendeds spinster cousin. Instead of wooing his reluctant bride Ian finds it hard to keep his hands ( & lips) from the lovely Augusta. As much as I was ...more
Enter Englishwoman Augusta Merrick, self-proclaimed spinster and chaperone of ...more
1) Too many characters were introduced too quickly, and too much time was spent head hopping between them.
2) With four couples getting together by the end of the book, we have too little time to get to know any of them.
It took me forever to finish this book...I just found myself not caring for any of the characters since I didn't really get to know any of them.
The plot was also extremely predictable, but I could handle that. At least until the hero had ...more
A good premise, but frustrating execution. Enjoyable but ultimately forgettable. I do intend to read the next one, though!
She: "Something's amiss!"
He: "You may be right. Alas, I cannae stop myself from snogging you in public, potentially ruining your reputation, to investigate."
She: "Oh well."
Villain: (twirling mustache) "Nyah-ah-ah!"
When the Daniels family arrives, Ian discovers that his potential bride is ...more
I stumbled across this book when I saw a fellow blogger post a review. How could I go wrong with mixing my love of Scottish man and the romance of English ladies. I like the freshness of the storyline, Ian MacGregor will set aside his own needs for his family's survival, even if it means marrying a woman he doesn't love and one that doesn't love him.
It was a quick read for me although there were several characters to keep track of. I did wi ...more
The Bridegrooom Wore Plaid is the first book I’ve read by Grace Burrowes. I know, it’s some kind of feat in itself when you consider how prolific and popular this author is (13 books or so planned for 2013 only!) . Since this is the first book in a new series, I thought it would be safe to start there . I was right! *wink*.
There’s something special about men wearing plaid/kilts. I just can’t resist that image (just think (or Google) Gerard ...more
Ian MacGregor has a title, Scottish lands and estates just one more bad season away from being impoverished. However, the family estate in Balfour is just next door to Her Highness's summer retreat, offering access for the rich, social-climbing English to "accidentally" run into their Queen. He MUST marry mone ...more
The Bridegroom Wore Plaid was one of my favourite books of last year, so I was delighted when I discovered there were plans to release it in audio format. I’m a big fan of Grace Burrowes’ writing in general; I’ve enjoyed all her books I’ve read so far and stand in awe of the way she can make the emotion just leap off the page. She’s become one of my go-to authors for when I want a romance with a good dollop of angst on the way ...more
I've noted this before: Ms. Burrowes is a gifted writer of pr ...more
There is enough plotting and action and romance to weave a heartwarming story around many memorable characters.
Since I got a Kindle book, I had the opportunity to purchase the Audible audiobook for a very reasonable price. The audiobook, as read by Roger Hampton, was a joy to listen to. I'll probably look for other audio ...more
And that's ...more
Ian MacGregor as the acting laird of his clan and Earl of Balfour. Ian has the duty of saving his clan from complete ruin by marrying an heiress in order to keep the clan afloat. To that end he invites a wealthy English famil ...more
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes keeps winning reader awards for her gorgeously imagined books. If you're already a fan, you'll devour her new characters and if you haven't yet discovered the richly drawn worlds of Grace Burrowes, you're in for a treat....
"Memorable heroes. Intelligent, sensual love stories. This author knows what romance readers adore."—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
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