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Chieftain (Border #3)

3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  365 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
After seven years in the Tower of London, the infamous Highland Chieftain Drummond Macqueen saw his prison door swing open. He swore to seek revenge on the faithless bride who had betrayed him. Yet the wife he encountered seemed like a stranger -- defiant, lovely, and inexplicably changed.

At the death of her twin sist
Paperback, 292 pages
Published April 1st 1994 by Pocket (first published January 1st 1994)
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Miranda Davis
Jul 04, 2013 Miranda Davis rated it really liked it
This was pretty fun to read, though a few recurring themes/grudges/assumptions carried on too long IMO, or perhaps were mentioned too frequently for it to be a rollicking, who-is-she and what-the-hell-happened-while-I-was-gone read. 3.5 stars. Also no kilts, but no deduction due to my assumption, leghose can be hot, too.

The story involves some great weaving in of 12th century historical figures (not 'present' in the story but influential on events) and a switched-at-death premise that kept me re
Oct 28, 2014 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
Unravelling royal secrets that have lead to degradation, shunning & a woman stepping into her dying sister's life.

I admired the strength, courage & intelligence of Johanna. The way she took on the mantel of responsibilities & made a loving haven & profitable concern. I particularly like her method of dispute settlement

I realise that Drummond may have cause for rancor towards his wife's infidelity but he can hold a grudge. His highhandedness when he admits Johanna's stewardess has
Sep 08, 2014 Susan rated it really liked it
Very good storytelling. Loved the story and characters. This is one of those 'old-time' authors which I used to read when I first starting reading romances. Since it was written awhile back, it reads a bit differently than those of today and I really enjoyed it. Plus the setting - Scotland - was a nice change of place to visit.

I haven't been able to get through a romance book for MONTHS, but thanks to Ms. Lamb - wherever she may be - I'm finding my interest in them rekindled! :)
Sep 17, 2014 Lucimar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gemeas, engano
Uma história sensível sobre as gemeas Johanna e Clare, que não sabem que pertecem a nobreza da Escócia e cujas vidas são decididas pelo rei Inglês. Quando Clare morre acidentalmente, Johanna a substitui para continuar nas terras e cuidar do filho de Clare. Mas tudo se complica quando um dia Drummond- o esposo de Clare,- reaparece e a quem todos sabiam que estava morto. Johanna recorre a todas suas artes para manter a farsa, já que Drummond não sabia da existência dela, mas enganar a Drummond no ...more
Feb 21, 2014 Arlenis rated it liked it
Me pareció que fue un libro que prometía, sin embargo no lo logro del todo. La narración estuvo bien y el argumento también, sin embargo la forma en que se desenvolvió la historia fue mala, a mi parecer. El modo en que todo era un secreto, un misterio y luego de repente el protagonista simplemente descubre todo por suposiciones, no hubo nada que se lo confirmara mas que unas vagas declaraciones de la protagonista. Hubieron escenas muy relleno, como que la autora no supo que mas hacer. Ademas el ...more
Oct 11, 2012 AnnHoward rated it it was amazing
Please release these as eBooks!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 28, 2011 Katya rated it really liked it
Shelves: highland-romance
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I like the story line of the twin girls but the entire book was spent with the heroine being deceptive. Good dialogue but storyline could have been better.
Mar 07, 2008 Diana rated it really liked it
Clare is forced into an affair with the Scottish prince to protect her husband, but earns his scorn and his death sentence. Dying herself, Clare begs her identical twin sister Johanna to take her place and raise her son. Now seven years later, Johanna is shocked when Drummond returns.

Amazingly, the whole 'taking her sister's place' scenario doesn't lead to any bad blood or mistrust between Johanna and Drummond. That in itself is a novelty. However, this just seemed a little on the bland side.
I can hardly admit this was my first book of 2015. Corny silly nonsense, but kind of fun in a faux-angsty way. Suspend all disbelief- in the first five pages a medieval prioress refers to a spinal injury- but enjoy the big understanding and dramatic arguments between the protagonists.
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Jul 12, 2013 Mandy rated it it was amazing
I'm a fan of switching places books. They create all sorts of mayhem you just can't get any other way.

It's a sweet love story about forgiveness.
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Arnette Lamb was an American writer of 13 romance novels from 1995 to 1998. She was born in 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. and she died prematurely from cancer on September 18, 1998. Her funeral service was held in the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas.
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