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To Marry a Scottish Laird

(Highland Brides #2)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  5,851 ratings  ·  419 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands returns to the Highlands of Scotland in her hottest new historical romance yet!

Highlander Campbell Sinclair is no stranger to battle, so when he sees a lad attacked by bandits, he jumps into the fray. He didn't count on being stabbed. Grateful to the boy for nursing him back to health, Cam offers to accompany Jo safely to his
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Published June 24th 2014 by Avon
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Another enjoyable read by Lyndsay Sands! I’m loving the “Highlander Bride” series! This was the second book in the series but it can stand alone.

The beginning starts off with Cam coming across a young boy who is being attacked by four big men. He rushes to help and becomes injured in the process. The young boy... who is actually a lady dressed in disguise... ends up saving Cam’s life after tending to him for three days after he becomes injured. You can imagine where this story goes from here!

I've given this a C+ for narration and a D for content at AudioGals, so I'm leaving it at 2 stars.

To Marry a Scottish Laird is a simple compromised-into-marriage story, which is normally one of my favourite tropes in the genre of historical romance. The problem is that while in some cases simplicity of story leaves ample room for character development and relationship progression, neither of those things are apparent in this book. The storytelling is unsophisticated to the point of dullness, the
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
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Feb 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A charming, lovely, romantic read, To Marry a Scottish Laird was a fantastic historical romance. I totally loved this book! It was sweet, enjoyable, and with a few surprises in store. I've adored every book I've read by this author and this one is no exception.

Joan was a lovely heroine. She was strong and definitely wasn't a woman to be underestimated. She was determined and a genuinely kind heroine. My one issue with her was that I wish she hadn't let the jealous ladies get to her so easily. Sh
3.5 stars! 😁.
Audio by Keiron Elliot: Scottish narration through-out.. quite good. 👍
Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~*
Setting: Medieval Scotland
Re-Read (cause I couldn't remember)
But 3 1/2 stars this time

The moment Campbell Sinclair sees a lad attacked by a bunch of thugs, he jumps right into the fray and offers to escort Jonas and the legendary scroll to the McKays.
But when along the way Campbell stumbles upon a bathing Jonas, and discovers Jonas is really a Joan, their friendship changes really fast.
Campbell attempts to ignore his attraction to her, but easier said than done and they both soon surrender to
MG *Bury Me with My Kindle.. & a REALLY Long Charger*
4 1/2 stars

Love me some smutty highlander historical romances with a twist of mystery, and Lynsay Sands delivers every time! I inhaled this one in a day because I just couldn't bring myself to put it down.

To Marry a Scottish Laird is the second book in the Highland Brides series, and it begins about 20 years after book 1, which was a bit of a surprise to me, but it made it all the more enjoyable to revisit the main characters from book 1 (An English Bride in Scotland) and see how things turned o
Good book. Joan was given a scroll by her mother, who was on her deathbed, to deliver to the lady of Clan MacKay. Knowing that it wasn't safe for a woman to travel alone, Joan disguised herself as a boy. Even so, she was attacked and beaten by some men who were attempting to rob her. Cam came across them just in time, and jumps in to save her, but is injured in the process. As a healer trained by her mother, Joan returns the favor by nursing him back to health, all the while attempting to mainta ...more
Brian Johnson
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Erin Burns
This is the second book in her series "An English Bride in Scotland". I gave the first book 3 stars because while I thoroughly enjoyed the light fluffy story line, the romance, and the mystery (despite the fact that Sands seems to be recycling plots like nobody's business), but I didn't like one very gratuitous aspect of the ending.

Joan meets Campbell Sinclair when he saves her, and then she saves him in turn, from some bandits. Joan is on a quest to fulfill her deathbed promise to take a scroll
Jul 09, 2017 rated it liked it
It was good...but not great.

I liked Cam. For the most part he was a good hero.
I liked Joan. She was pretty cool until they got home. Then her insecurities drove me nuts!

The story slowed down at about half way through and I lost a little interest. I also had zero interest in her having to go home to a house full of single women looking to land Cam. Cam had zero interest in any of them though. But that, plus the dead ex, are plot devices I hate!

Safety Gang (view spoiler)
Not as good as the first book. It was a bit of a Neo bodice-ripper. I didn't really care for the hero at first, but he grew on me. Overall, an okay read. On to the next book in the series. ...more
Niki (mustreadalltheromance)
As the son of a Highland laird, Campbell Sinclair knows how to handle himself in battle, so when he sees a young boy being beaten by thieves, he steps in to help. Unfortunately, Cam is stabbed in the process and since the boy, Jo so competently nursed him back to health, Cam offers to escort him to his destination. But the tone of their journey changes considerably when Cam learns that Jo is short for Joan and his companion is actually a lovely young woman.

Joan is fulfilling a deathbed promise t
Jan 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
I love me scottish man
May 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Originally published at Rookie Romance.

Joan is travelling to Scotland in order to fulfill her mother's dying request that she deliver a scroll to the clan McKay. Disguised as a boy, she sets off on her danger-fraught journey where she is attacked by thieves. Luckily she is saved by a fierce warrior, Campbell Sinclair, who is injured in battle. Skilled in the art of healing, Joan nurses Campbell back to health. All the while Campbell believes Joan is a boy, but he soon discovers she is a woman an
Marilyn Rondeau
Heir to Clan Sinclair, Cambell (Cam) preferred to go to battle than have to spend time at home being pushed to marry again after his wife and child both died in childbirth. He swore never to marry again but felt after six months away, his home would be cleared of prospective brides.

On his way home he came upon a huge giant of a man beating on a young lad and jumped in to save him. He didn’t count on the giant having cohorts and was promptly stabbed in the back but still managed to fight and kil
So about 3.5 to 4 stars. I liked it alot just didn't fully love it.

Okay so I'm not sure if most would consider this spoilers or not so beware. To me it's not because in most romances the couple meet, get together and have a happy ever after so expect it to happen here as well.

Anyhoo a quick breakdown of the story:
Girl, Joan, gets a scroll on her mother's death bed and promised to deliver it to Lady MacKay. Travelling as a lad Joan is attacked and saved by Campbell Sinclair. They become friends w
Elis Madison
Headed home to Scotland, Cam Sinclair stumbles upon a lad beset by thieves. While he does (with some help) save the day, he's injured. Three days later, he wakes to discover that the "lad" is in fact a lass—and some parts of him can't ignore that fact.

Turns out, our heroine is fulfilling her mother's dying wish—she's delivering a message to the lady and laird of a clan that neighbors the Sinclairs. Since they're going in the same direction, Cam naturally offers to "escort" her.

There's some ang
Sep 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There was so much to love in this romance. She's nursing him back to health, while disguising herself as a man for protection. He offers to protect her on her journey, and they fall in love and it's amazing! Lynsay Sands knows just how to tug at my heart, and I loved the friends first approach to their relationship, and it is so well done! ...more
Feb 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
I am really enjoying reading Lynsay Sands’s historical romance books. They’re really entertaining and fairly quick reads.
This one was just okay. I liked the first 1/3 of the book and really felt the connection between Cam and Joan, but things took a bad turn after that and the rest of the book limped along at an annoyingly slow pace with manufactured issues and a rather lame and easy-to-spot villain.

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Cheri Champagne
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
I have no complaints about the author's voice or the characterization, but the plot was irksome, to say the least. The first 1/3 of the book was full of romance, anticipation, sex, and some heart-pounding, worrisome moments, but the last 2/3 of the book felt like a completely different story. The sex and romance disappeared and a new villain, new problems, and new motivations were introduced. It felt disjointed.

I feel like Cam found out that Joan was a woman far too early. There were so many mi
Lissy Liz
Dec 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Love ❤️ these Highlander stories !!
J. W. Garrett
“Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they’ve stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments.” –Kevin Costner

Rating: MA: mature audience due to violence and explicit and graphic sex scenes.

I read this book many years ago when I wasn’t writing reviews and am now building my ebook library with my favorite stories and authors. I quickly discovered a shock when I got to the reveal. I didn’t remember it being that impactful. I can only conclud
Dec 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: totally-safe
Safe read

-dead wife and child
-first wife was an arranged marriage when they were kids, H said it was a “ok” marriage. Didn’t love his wife, though of her as perfect fine. She does in child birth. They were only married a year
-H pressured to get remarried a few years after 1st wife died, H doesn’t
-Insta connection with h> Love follows
-Mild OW Drama who wants to marry H, his mother pressuring him to do so, he doesn’t want to
-Alpha male
-h is bad add and handy
-HEA with epilogue
Jun 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: europe
I seem to hit frequent reading pauses during this pandemic and these books keep getting me out of them. I think it’s that while there’s conflict, it seldom lasts long between the love interests and I think that sort of gentler story, where it isn’t pages of them being enemies or in the dark about each other, somehow suits my mood.
Melissa Dasno burr
Feb 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this book it was entertaining .
Jessica Robbins
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-print
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Feb 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Not as good as the first one in this series but still lots of fun.
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A ARC copy given in exchange for a honest review.

Campbell Sinclair is a highland laird, and protector and defender of innocents, even a lad fighting off some bandits. So Campbell fights them off, only to end up injured himself, and the boy then nurses him back to health. Campbell learns of the lad's destination and offers his aid in thanks to bringing him back to health. On the journey up, he unintentionally sees the boy bathing in the river, only to disc
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LYNSAY SANDS is the nationally bestselling author who is known for her hysterical historicals as well as the popular Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series. With her witty and charming personality, Sands describes books as, “Waking dreams or stories, tales to amuse, entertain and distract us from everyday life.” She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to ...more

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Highland Brides (9 books)
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  • Surrender to the Highlander (Highland Brides, #5)
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