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Originally published by Kensington Publishing in 1997.


Twice-widowed Judith Cuthbertson becomes the reluctant bride of Alisdair MacLeod, the new laird of a once great clan, and, despite her determined defiance, finds herself drawn to the passionate stranger to whom she is wed.
Mass Market Paperback, 319 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Zebra Lovegram
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seton
First of all, a warning to those Gentle Readers (you know who you are). This is a very violent novel, mostly because the villain is one of those sadistic rapists/killers, straight out of a Diana Gabaldon work, and his crimes are described in graphic detail.

Numerous times.

With its post-Culloden setting and story-telling hero and all those rapes, I was reminded of the Outlander series a lot reading this book. And as with the Outlander books, my feelings for A Promise of Love are pretty similar — I
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Twiggy


Warning spoilers:

Heroine, Judith, is married to a weak and Ill man who dies of pneumonia. Her father then marries her off to a soldier, Anthony Henderson. It turns out Henderson was vile and sadistic. He used to whip her, to rape her, to watch whilst other men raped and beat her and in particular his desires were shared with his psychotic brother Bennett who also raped, sodomised and beat Judith. Anthony dies and Judith made a break for freedom. Unfortunately her father was also a pig and he wan
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Daneesha
where do i start? this was a dark story. the heroine had truly faced some demons...mostly in the form of her dead husbands whom she had not freely chosen...
she was given away by her father for some free sheep...ends up in Scotland not long after Culloden...and before she knows it married to the laird of the castle Tynan. from there, it develops into a story about england v. scotland, heroine v. the clan, and other life lessons such as how to cope when terrrible things happen...

i loved the hero.
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Sandy
A PROMISE OF LOVE by Karen Ranney

A Promise of Love is one of Karen Ranney’s older novels, originally published in 1997. Written in the historical romance genre, the backdrop is set against the Anglo-Scottish Culloden wars-a battle between Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Royal Troops of King George. The English have all but annihilated the Scottish people, leaving in their wake, a path of death, destruction and starvation.

The heroine, English woman Judith Cuthbertson, returns to her family’s home f
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Katie(babs)
Karen Ranney fans will be a tad disappointed by this novel since it seems it was written early in her career and has a stereotypical storyline.

Judith is a young English widow with two marriages under her belt. He first husband was not much to speak of and her second was so sadistic that he shared her brutally with his brother and did unmentionable acts to her body and soul. She has come home to her father yet again because her second husband has died and she has no where else to turn to. Her fa
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Ana T.
Twice-widowed Judith Cuthbertson has been married off to Scotsman Alisdair MacLeod, the new laird of a once-great clan. Though Judith defies her new husband at every turn, she awakens in him a passion he will battle anything to claim--even impossible, irresistible Judith herself.


Katherine
This was not my kind of story. The heroine was annoying through out the whole book. I love a Highland story but this was very different and depressing.
Kristina
The constant change of POV was way too distracting for me, otherwise it would have been 4.5 star review.
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I’m a writer who’s been privileged to have attained the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Lists. I write romance under Karen Ranney and romantic suspense and mysteries under my pseudonym, Katherine Storm.

I believe in the power of the individual, the magnificence of the human spirit, and always looking for the positive in any situation. I write about people who have been challenged but who wi
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