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By Fire and by Sword (Graham-Lennox #3)

3.57  ·  Rating Details  ·  96 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
With her sword for protection, Lady Kenna Lennox of Scotland defies social convention and reopens her family's ancient distillery. This feat of wit and daring captures the attention of the sadistic Lord Walter--the Englishman who nearly destroyed her beloved older sister, a man who is determined to bring Lady Lennox to heel.

When Colin Montgomery, an American privateer, app
ebook, 400 pages
Published January 15th 2013 by Mira Books (first published April 1st 2006)
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Aug 03, 2011 An Odd1 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
** "By Fire and By Sword" by Elaine Coffman has an unusual Highlander: female. Beautiful red-head Scottish noble flees alone to improve her blade-wielding skill in Paris. After 18 books, how has practice not strengthened talent? Valuable humor cannot carry so many faults. If this were a debut work, I would have looked for a later effort. I may read another only if a better editor-publisher (not Mira).
Heroine Kenna resists the hero's advice to wear her knife, leaves it sheathed when the villain
Faith Dominguez
This book was truly amazing book I loved it and my sister loved it and I do give it a 5 start Elaine Coffman is a beautiful writer .

I really did enjoy this book it made me keep guessing on what was going to happen next and I love that it made me laugh and blush and cry and that'd amazing that a book can make you do that. This book is a type of book I would love to make to be able to make some one really enjoy something so much that you want to re-read it and share it with everyone
I love this boo
May 06, 2007 liz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can it be? The lovey-dovey parts were the least interesting! It's the story of a strong-willed young woman who, in order to avenge her family, who've all been murdered by the same madman count (or whatever), flees to France so that she can take up fencing with Europe's greatest master. All she wants to do is fence! And she becomes best friends with a gypsy. But she can't forget the captain of the ship she didn't take across the Channel (and vice versa)... Very fun.

No one spoke English, save Capt
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Used - Good (Some spine creases; Some pages may show signs of wear)
Dec 13, 2015 Laura rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Boring. Nothing much happened.
Entertaining light romance.
Oct 27, 2007 Jess rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I know I have read this, but don't remember when this year. It is about Lady Kenna, and her quest to become a great swordswoman to beat the man who is after her and her family. She meets a captain of a ship and falls in love. This is the third in the series, I think.
Dec 17, 2008 Onika rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wish it had gotten around to a grand confrontation sooner. Reading just felt like a constant build up then the peak was a bit disappointing
Jasmine Kyz
Oct 12, 2008 Jasmine Kyz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Its a good book a little slow at parts but i love the concept of mystery and love entwined in one.
A little to slow at times. Was hard to invest in.
Khadijah Hamidullah
I haven't gotten really far.
Jordan Mierek
I enjoyed it.
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Barbara Elaine Gunter was born in San Diego, California, to William Samuel Gunter, Jr., a naval officer and Edna Marie (née Davidson) Gunter, a homemaker. From the age of three she lived in Midland, Texas and graduated from Midland High School. After she received a degree in elementary education from North Texas State University, she taught elementary school in Midland, Texas, while working on her ...more
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