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The Highlander's Reward (Stolen Bride #1)

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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  823 ratings  ·  88 reviews
BOOK ONE: The Stolen Bride Series

She belonged to another… But was destined to be his…

Lady Arbella de Mowbray abhors the idea of marrying an English noble occupying Scotland. When she arrives in Stirling, she is thrown into the midst of a full battle between the Scots and the English. Besieged by rebels, she is whisked from her horse by a Highland warrior who promises her...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published July 19th 2012 by Eliza Knight (first published July 11th 2012)
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Kathleen
Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance

Story Rating ~ 4 Stars
Hero Rating ~ 4.5 Stars
Heroine Rating ~ 5 Stars
Romance ~ 4.5 Stars
Heat Level ~ 4.5 Stars
Ending ~ 4 Stars
Overall Rating ~ 4.5 Stars

What an excellent start to a series. This was an easy, fast paced read that was VERY STEAMY, just the way I love my Scottish romances!

The story line was interesting and kept my attention throughout. It’s about a young English lady going with her father to meet the man that the King ordered her to wed. When t...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
review posted on Demon Lover's Books & More

3.5 but on the high end.

I enjoyed it. It was a sweet romance (which was the best part of this story-a very romance-centered story) and it was plenty steamy for even this Highland Hussy.

This story starts out with English Lady Arabella on her way to Stirling in Scotland to be married to an English baron named Sir Stewart. But on the way some Scottish rebels attack her people. One of the barbarians sees her fighting for her life and plucks her from he...more
Ana
4.5 stars

A great highlander romance. Contains shades of Julie Garwood's books. Highly recommended.

Reviewed for InD'Tale magazine. The review can be found here.
Ronda  Tutt
Cute and Enjoyable Read!

What an enjoyable read. I love the highlanders and I am always amazed with the different types of characters you will find in a clan. In this story you get to see Magnus Sutherland, the laird of Castle Dunrobin, get waylaid in love by the unexpected English lass Arbella de Mowbray. Sparks fly but Love Rules with lots of drama and action in this cute story.

Magnus was a humorous character that is tough and fierce of course but his far sight about love and the duties to his...more
Sha Mslvoe ♥♥♥
Quick read and a little predictable. For me, though I enjoyed it, the book was too dull for me but I'm looking forward her 2nd book.
Linda
Lovely Highland romance.

Lady Arbella DeMowbry along with her farther and guardsman travels to sterling to meet and marry the man that the English King Edward has ordered her to marry , Sir Marmaduke Stewart , current holder of sterling castle for the English. Arbella's traveling group arrives at Sterling to a full fledged battle between Stewart's men and Wallace's men,she finds herself being attacked by the Scottish barbarians and being thankful for the self defense lessons her brother Samuel p...more
Callie Hutton
Eliza Knight has done it again. The Highlander’s Reward marks the beginning of a new series that already has me panting (no pun intended) for more.

Arbella de Mowbray is tempted to ditch her father who is escorting her to her betrothed. She doesn’t want to marry Marmaduke Stewart, an English Baron living in Scotland. Before she’s able to come up with a plan, her party is attacked and she finds herself fighting for her life. In the thick of the battle, Magnus Sutherland, Laird of his clan, spots t...more
Dawn
The King of England has ordered Arbella de Mowbray to marry Marmaduke Stewart who is an English Noble living in Scotland. The king has decided that won way to defeat Scotland is though English blood living there. Arbella just cannot seem to warm up to the idea of marrying this Marmaduke though she has never met him she feels very hesitant and wants to flee but her father stands firm and so Arbella faces her future with trepidation. Once they reach Scotland Arbella finds herself in the middle of...more
Amy R
This was my first Eliza Knight book and my first Highlander story. I have found a new author and new series I will be reading in the future! Eliza's writing is so easy to read and the plot moves along at a great pace. I was hooked from the beginning. I loved Magnus and Arbella from the first scene in which I met them. Such honesty and honor in both of them.

Magnus is a Scotland warrior. Abella is an Englishwoman. Their countries are at war with one another. From the moment Magnus rode in and sna...more
The Window Seat
I began this book with great joy and excitement! Not only was it in my favorite genre, but I was going to meet a new friend! I look at authors as friends you see; they share so much of my time, so how could they not be? So when I pick up a book with a new-to-me author, well, I was borderline giddy! This one had a great big plus going for it because it had a favorite man of mine from history woven through it… William Wallace! This is the story of Magnus and Arbella, and how a couple of strong men...more
Lori McD
3.5-4 stars

Very enjoyable... very believable historical fiction set in the William Wallace/Longshanks time frame.

Arbella is the daughter of an English baron on her way with her father and his men to marry a Scottish/English lord - Marmaduke Stewart? (What a name!) But when almost there, in Stirling, William Wallace and his Scots are taking the town. Arbella (Bella) is separated from her father and has to fight for her life against the victorious Scots, still pulsing with bloodlust and the after-...more
Dorothy Muir
When English lady Arbella de Mowbray rode with her father to meet her fiancé at Stirling, she hardly expected to ride straight into the middle of a battle. Nor did she expect to be swept off her feet by the enemy: Sutherland Clan’s laird, Magnus. Coerced into marriage for her protection, Arbella decides the union would be in name only—after all, what self-respecting English lady wants a barbarian Scotsman for a husband?

Her determination is tested as her body responds to Magnus like they were mea...more
Trudy Miner
Lady Arbella de Mowbray is on her way to Stirling to marry the Steward of Stirling on orders of King Edward of England; it isn't her idea of a marriage. However, when Lady Arbella and her father arrive at Stirling, they are thrown into a battle between the English and the William Wallace's Scots, separated and Lady Arbella is saved from ravishment by Laird Magnus Sutherland. He wasn't looking for a bride; he was engaged already but he decides to marry the extremely reluctant Arabella in order to...more
Meta
It shows that the author has potential, but that's about it. It needed a heavy dose of editing, a lot of filler/fluff with no actual importance to the story. In one sentence, the main character spoke of his only sister and then in the next paragraph, he mentions his other sister. I believe the author actually wrote "writhing and then more writhing." Arbella thought about going to the Abbey before she even knew about where they were going and then was surprised when he told her. Again, a great ne...more
Darlene
The Highlander’s Reward by Eliza Knight is the first in The Stolen Bride series and it was a very fun and enjoyable historical romance for me – actually one of my favorites to date. I listened to the audio version which is narrated by Corrie James and she does such a wonderful job of bringing this novel alive for the listener. She’s a British voice talent and she has a smooth and melodic voice that is so easy to listen to. I thoroughly enjoyed her narration of this novel.

Lady Arbella de Mowbray...more
Romancing the Book
Reviewed by Rachel
Book provided by the publisher for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

I read this book in one day.

Actually I read this book in a day and a half, which basically means I was still reading at two in the morning with no intention of putting down my kindle until everything was settled.

Lady Arabella has no desire to marry, yet the king has decreed that she do so. She wouldn’t mind as much if it didn’t mean trudging through the Highlands. Her maid has been more than...more
Daneesha
I really wanted to give this more stars but everything happened so quickly. Then, I blinked and the story was over. Wait, what?
It's more like 2.5 stars. It's not bad, but I wanted more! They fell in love so quickly. Granted, I don't like constant bickering. I prefer banter, but there was none of that. I feel like it was warranted.

Arbella is on her way to get married to someone she doesn't know. She and her entourage (dad included) get caught up in a battle and she is rescued. Her rescuer is del...more
Meg - A Bookish Affair
I have been dying to read something (anything) by Eliza Knight for awhile now so I was very excited to see that she was going on tour with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours. I knew I had to be on this tour and boy, am I glad that I did. If you are looking for a hot romance set against a backdrop of a fascinating time in the history of the world, you need to read this series. These books were a perfect read for me on a set of cold wintery nights.

"The Highlander's Reward" is the story of Lady...more
Carolyn
This isn't what I'm normally accustomed to when reading my favorite Highlander books. By that I mean incredible attention to historical detail, the inevitable violence which comes with a medieval theme and lots of intrigue and twists and turns. However, it was an enjoyable read and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. I'm looking forward to reading the second book in the series. :)
Sammy
A very typical highlander romance ...but you know , you can never get enough of this highlanders.. lolz..



Well , lets begin at the very beginning ...

Our highlander rushes in and saves the girl , we all love those scenes .. but not to forget , before he arrives our girl gives quite a good fight.



I liked how he fights to keep her in with him. And how love makes its way to his heart. ANd I loved how she stands by him in front of her father & makes it crystal clear , that she is as much in love wi...more
Shoshanah
Everyone once in a while you can't help but crave junk food. You know exactly what to expect with it, and while it may not be worthy of any awards, it's perfect because it meets your needs. The Highlander's Reward is exactly that type of book.

Lady Arebella is traveling to Scotland to marry the English lord decided on by the King of England. Laird Magnus is fighting the English alongside William Wallace. As unlikely a pair as they may be, this is a historical romance and part of a the Stolen Brid...more
Stacy
I liked how the book kept some believable action and the main characters weren't as "stubborn" as many are in today books. lets you believe not EVERYONE has given up on lovr
Dale Learner
I loved this book!! The fast easy writing style of Eliza Knight flowed into well developed characters and a wonderful storyline. Highly recommended!!
Linda
I didn't like the writing style much; I found it at bit jerky & abrupt for some reason never warmed to the H/H. Ended flipping abit towards the end.
Wendy
This book actually deserves a 3.5 star rating. It isn't bad, as a matter of fact it's pretty good but there were elements missing that I am use to in Highland romance novels (I am a huge Julie Garwood fan). First, there really wasn't any "high suspense" moments....they were more like "wait and see what happens" kind of moments that really came and went without any real grit to them. The relationship between the h/h was sweet and a little on the boring side....I was looking for more spit and fire...more
Cristina
3 1/5 stars. Gotta check the other books. This one was a good read.
Miranda
My review 4 lovely stars


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Loved, loved, loved it. I love when a book's an absolute delight. THE HIGHLANDER'S REWARD is a witty, passionate historical romance that readers will find hard to put down.

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Eliza Knight is a master storyteller. Her books are written with such passion. The Scottish Highlands have rarely been more inviting.

This story is brilliantly written with characters so real and scenery so vivid, you feel like you're standing in the middle of it all. Another b...more
Julie
I really enjoyed this book. There is plenty of action and romance with scenes that will make you smile. Lady Arbella is being taken to Scotland to marry a Lord she has not yet met, that the King has chosen for her. Her maid, Glenda, has filled Arbella's head with stories of how horrible the Scots are. Needless to say, Arbella has multiple concerns about the situation, being English, soon to be married to an English man, living in Scotland, when England and Scotland are at war. When she and her f...more
Jetches  (My Not So Vacant Shelf)
View more of my review and others at my blog: www.mynotsovacantshelf.blogspot.com
I love me a Scottish romance. And this one was a little different than the many many others that I have read. This time he saves her, than marries her to save her some more. And this time it’s not about rival clans…oh no. It’s the war between the English and the Scottish in the 1200s and a certain Brave-hearted William Wallace ever makes a littler appearance. So it tickled the historian in my a little. Then there we...more
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Eliza Knight is the multi-published author of sizzling historical romance and erotic romance. Eliza grew up playing in castle ruins and traipsing the halls of Versailles when visiting her grandparents during the summer, which instilled a love of history at an early age. While not reading, writing or researching for her latest book, she chases after her three children. In her spare time (if there i...more
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