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The Highlander's Reward (Stolen Bride #1)

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,422 Ratings  ·  117 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
Paperback, 260 pages
Published July 19th 2012 by Eliza Knight (first published July 11th 2012)
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Mar 07, 2014 Kathleen rated it it was amazing
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
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.
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
Ronda  Tutt
Feb 18, 2014 Ronda Tutt rated it really liked it
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
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
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.

Overall rating: 3.75 to 4 stars

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My review:
The Highlander’s Re
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
The Window Seat
May 08, 2013 The Window Seat rated it really liked it
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-
Dorothy Muir
Jul 13, 2012 Dorothy Muir rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Callie Hutton
Jul 17, 2012 Callie Hutton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 08, 2015 Zoe rated it it was ok
This is just my second book from the author and I am already getting the distinct feeling that Ms Knight likes to write about people who are just so so in love. Struggles are minimal. Conflicts are superficial and equally superficially resolved. Because once you have great sex, come on, we are meant to be together and let's all throw past reservations about love to the wind. How can you not believe in love after you have great sex? Ms. Knight creates sweet characters though. Her characters are c ...more
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Oct 26, 2014 Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb" rated it really liked it

The Highlander's Reward is my first book by Eliza Knight and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The H/H meet when Arbella de Mowbbury is being escorted from England by her father Baron Mowbury to her wedding in Scotland to Sir Marmaduke Stewart. Laird Magnus Sutherland has just escorted his sister Lorna to her wedding to Lord Montgomery. After Lorna's wedding Magnus and his warrior guards are returning home to the Highlands, when they run smack into a impending war between Will
3 1/5 stars. Gotta check the other books. This one was a good read.
My review 4 lovely stars

Oh, I loved this story.

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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
Trudy Miner
Apr 22, 2014 Trudy Miner rated it it was amazing
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
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
Feb 24, 2014 Darlene rated it really liked it
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
Romancing the Book
Feb 16, 2014 Romancing the Book rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical, romance
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
Amy R
Mar 30, 2013 Amy R rated it really liked it
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
Feb 26, 2013 Julie rated it really liked it
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
Aug 18, 2012 Crystal rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical
"Ye will see one day brother, that even though ye're the Laird Sutherland, love will come up to catch ye in its grasp." Ominous words spoken to our hero Magnus by his sister Lorna as he escorts her to the home of her betrothed. Of course Magnus scoffs at his sister. He thinks that love is a game for fools; a game that he has no time for since he is the Laird of a rather large clan in the Highlands of Scotland. Little does he know that he will run into William Wallace on the way home after droppi ...more
Ivana Ciglar

Good premise, bad finishing product

I'm so sorry... I know a lot of people like this book and I had high hopes for it but I was sadly disappointed.

"The Highlander's Reward" is the first book in the "Stolen Bride" Series by Eliza Knight. It is settled in Scotland, in the Lowlands and Highlands. Everything is happening in the time of William Wallace and his rebellion towards England (1297, the battle of Stirling Bridge where our two heroes meet).

Our main heroine is a twenty year old Lady Arbella de
Mar 19, 2014 Meta rated it it was ok
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
Mar 28, 2014 Daneesha rated it it was ok
Shelves: highlanders
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
Sep 23, 2012 Carolyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: knight-eliza
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. :)
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
Mar 10, 2014 Shoshanah rated it really liked it
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
Jul 15, 2012 Stacy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Eliza Knight is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of sizzling historical romance and erotic romance. Writing as E. Knight, she pens riveting tales of Tudor fiction. 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 f ...more
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