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“I’ve often thought it unfair that women are expected to stay at home when there’s a fight to be won. If a
woman has the strength to bear a child, she can swing a sword as well as any man.”
Karen Hawkins, How to Abduct a Highland Lord
“Love doesna always mean burning flashes o' passion. Sometimes, it's jus' the warmth o' yer hearts as they beat yer day together." ~Old Woman Nora to her three wee granddaughters on a cold winter's night.”
Karen Hawkins, Sleepless in Scotland
“As Jack began to climb the stairs, Fiona looked up at her new home. Five stories of stately mansion
rose above her head. Heavy molding around the large windows and doors bespoke a quality and
craftsmanship that was obvious even in the dim night. “Good God! It’s massive!”
Jack paused with his foot on the last step. “I do wish you’d keep those comments until we are in bed,
love. I would appreciate them all the more there.”
Karen Hawkins, How to Abduct a Highland Lord
“I’ve noticed that women often have a desire to change men, even the ones they love.”
“I’ve noticed that, too.” Dougal frowned. “Which is odd, when you think about it. Because if you didn’t
like the way a man is, why would you attach yourself to him to begin with?”
Karen Hawkins, How to Abduct a Highland Lord
“Could he be naked beneath his breeches? They
seemed molded to him, outlining the powerful lines of his thighs and the swell just above—
Oh, God. She closed her eyes. She’d been looking at his—Not only was it rude, but it had sent an
amazing tingle through her, almost as if she’d touched it.
“Fiona, if you ever look at me like that again, I will not be held responsible for what I do.” Jack was so
close that she could feel his breath on her temple. “Do you understand?”
Karen Hawkins, How to Abduct a Highland Lord
“I've never found it helpful to treat fate with a gentle hand. Everytime I've stroked, hopin' fer a favor, she's slapped me hand and laughed at me. If ye want something, take fate by the throat and shake it out o' her.”
Karen Hawkins, Sleepless in Scotland
“Her honor will come to no harm at my hands,” Jack said.
“’Tis not her honor but her tender heart that I worry about,” Alexander said.
“She’s a delicate lass,” Hugh added.
“Aye,” said Gregor. “A Scottish rose.”
“Your tender, delicate rose had me ambushed, knocked unconscious, and forced to wed,” Jack ground
out. “Facts you all know, if you’ve spoken to Hamish.”
Dougal grinned, his teeth flashing whitely. “She has the devil’s own temper, our Fiona does.”
Karen Hawkins, How to Abduct a Highland Lord
“I dinna think tis romantic when a man says he's willin' t' give his life fer the woman he loves. Give me instead a man who'd fight to keep us both alive and kickin'! There's naught rommantic about a dead man, beau or no.”
Karen Hawkins, To Scotland, With Love
“Oh, he rarely gets angry. But he is perpetually irritated.”
Karen Hawkins, To Scotland, With Love
“Tis a sad day when ye ha' t' pinch yerself t' see if ye're awake or in th' midst o' a night terror. 'Tis a really sad day when ye have t' pinch yerself twice."
Old woman Nora to her three wee granddaughters on a cold winter's night”
Karen Hawkins, Sleepless in Scotland
“For a real knight, rescuing maidens would be an everyday event."
...
"Perhaps a true knight saves himself for the right maiden”
Karen Hawkins, To Scotland, With Love
“Excitement is never comfortable. When it comes, you just hang on and hope you don't fall off.”
Karen Hawkins, One Night in Scotland
“Jack looked at the paper. Devonsgate had listed all twelve footmen: John, Mark, Luke,
Thomas…Bloody hell, his butler had hired the entire New Testament.”
Karen Hawkins, How to Abduct a Highland Lord
“One of the benefits of travelling is that you learn what you truly value when you are home. And little things that you might take for granted are sweeter, softer, larger, and infinitely better for the experience of not having them.”
Karen Hawkins, One Night in Scotland
“If you ever find yourself presented with a fork in the road of life and you do not know the correct direction, close your eyes and listen to your heart. I have found more adventure, more love, more happiness, and more life by listening to who I am, rather than attempting to tell myself.”
Karen Hawkins, One Night in Scotland
“Once ye made up yer mind to do somethin', 'tis better t'stumble o'er the small hillock of jump-ahead than t'bash yer head on the jagged rocks of did-nothing.

Old Woman Nora of Loch Lomand to her three wee granddaughters one cold evening”
Karen Hawkins, To Catch a Highlander
“It's unfair that women are expected to stay at home when there's a fight to be won. If a woman has the strength to bear a child, she can swing a sword as well as any man.”
Karen Hawkins, How to Abduct a Highland Lord
“I don't know which is more telling about a soul, their laughter or their tears. I suspect the latter, but hope for the former,”
Karen Hawkins, Scandal in Scotland
“Perhaps the truth was there was no perfect marriage, just some really good ones.”
Karen Hawkins, Sleepless in Scotland
“hmmm. Didn't they say a man's feet echoed the size of his manhood? Of its own accord, her gaze darted up Gregor's leg to where his deliciously tight breeches caressed his-
"Knife."
She blinked, her gaze jerking up to his face, her skin flushing. Please, God, don't let him know what I was thinking.
"Knife." he said again.
"Knife?" she repeated dumbly.
"Good god, Oglivie. I will need a knife if I'm to cut these vegetables.”
Karen Hawkins, To Scotland, With Love
“Gregor lifted the knife and slammed it down. The tops of the carrot rolled across the table, some hitting the floor.
"What are you doing?"
"I'm chopping carrots."
"Gregor, they are carrots! not tree branches."
"I fail to see the difference.”
Karen Hawkins, To Scotland, With Love
“There is nothing shameful in wanting, Venetia. There's only shame in not getting.”
Karen Hawkins, To Scotland, With Love
“Family is the only anchor that will hold in a choppy sea.”
Karen Hawkins, Scandal in Scotland
“She also mentioned how close my balcony was to yours; so close that even an old lady like herself could leap between the two without the least effort."
Venetia's cheek heated and she pulled her night gown closer, "Grandmama is anything but subtle."
"Almost as subtle as your mother."
"Oh no! Not mama too."
..."Your mother was concerned I might be afraid of heights. She told me if she were thinking of jumping between the balconies and couldn't bring herself to make the leap, it might be possible to pick the lock on the connecting door with, say, a cravat pin.”
Karen Hawkins, To Scotland, With Love
“In order to understand something really and truly well, you must know where it came from. There is no other way to appreciate its value.”
Karen Hawkins, One Night in Scotland
“We see the world in terms of history, not money. That's the main difference between us and the rest of the world - we appreciate man's foibles, passions, and beliefs, while the rest of the world appreciates their coins.”
Karen Hawkins, One Night in Scotland
“It took all of her moral strength not to kick him—just a little—while he was so conveniently at her feet.”
Karen Hawkins, How to Abduct a Highland Lord
“Shoes really did lead the perfect life. They were polished and taken care of and not
expected to do anything more painful than occasionally step in a bit of mud or a rare puddle. She’d
wager her shoes never wished they could just disappear.”
Karen Hawkins, How to Abduct a Highland Lord
“Jack took the note:
My lord, Lady Kincaid announced she would be out this evening. When I asked where, she said she
was going “carousing.” That is a direct quote. Please advise. Devonsgate.”
Karen Hawkins, How to Abduct a Highland Lord
“He can cook?"
"In a manner of speaking," Mrs. Treadwell said, cheerfully.
"What manner of speaking is that?”
Karen Hawkins , To Scotland, With Love

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