Bride Of A Scottish Warrior
A union born of duty...
Newly knighted Sir Ewan Gilroy needs a dowry and a wife, in that order. Though the widowed Lady Grace plans to enter a convent, squandering so much lush beauty--and such a fortune--would surely be its own sin. Grace will not be easily wooed, despite her family's urging and Ewan's famed charm. She challenges him as no woman ever dared, proving his...more
Another book with an inconsistent and confusing characterization. The heroine is constantly described as being meek, quiet, soft spoken and shy but Grace is far from shy. This girl did not have one shy or timid bone in her body. Even in the damn bedroom. So I don't understand why the author kept having the heroine be "stunned" and "shocked" by her own daring and boldness when that's literally the only way she acts throughout the whole dang book. What, cause she was raised in a convent ...more
Steam factor: Mild-Hot
3 1/2 Stars
Sir Ewan Gilroy who has been recently knighted finds he is in need of a wife. Lady Grace he believes is the woman of his dreams, but since her husbands death Grace has planned to atone for her past and refuses any such notion Sir Ewan may have. So arranging to escort Grace himself to the convent he tries his best to convince her he would be the perfect husband for her. After awhile Grace comes to realize that her feelings for Ewan have chang ...more
The quick of it is that Grace and Ewan have met during his quest for a wife. Something Grace has vowed she'll never be again after the tragic deat ...more
One of the reasons I believe that Scottish historicals are such huge hits, is the complexity of the story. Scotland's history was so emashed in loyalty, honor, politics and the need to protect their land, that sometimes it appears as though the story writes itself. Of course to make that claim would be a true disservice to the outstanding authors who actually write them.
Sure there are stories written that seem to be easy reads. En ...more
Grace was a lovely heroine. She was stronger than she first appeared, though in a quiet way. Rather than outright defiance, she simply held on to her strong will and refused to let anyone force her into anything. And, she was a genuinely kind character. I really liked her. I thought she ...more
Author: Adrienne Basso
First published: 2014
Length: 244 pages (epub), 3950 locations (kindle)
Setting: Scottish Highlands, 1315
Sex: Explicit but not frequent.
Hero: Bastard son given a run-down, ruined castle and land by King Robert I , Robert the Bruce, King of Scots.
Heroine: Young widow. Childless. Brought up in a convent to be a nun. May have killed her husband.
Trigger: Euthanasia/assisted suicide. (view spoiler)[Grace's hu ...more
Ewan Gilroy is in need of a wife with a large dowry. Unfortunately, being born a bastard has made all of the noble families turn down his marriage proposals that is until he gets to the home of a friend. Ewan is instantly attracted to Grace and will do just about anything to get her.
Feeling guilty about the deat ...more
Sir Ewan Gilroy is newly knighted and in desperate need of a dowry and a wife. Ewan is famed for his charm but widowed Lady Grace is determined that it will not work on her. Ewan feels that Grace’s plans to enter a convent is a waste of both her beauty and her fortune. Even with her family urging the match Grace proves to be a challenge for Ewan as no woman has ever proven to be in the past. She proves to be his equal in both spirit and passion.
Grace feels that to ato ...more
REACTION: I just want to talk about Grace for a minute. I really enjoyed her character, she was genuinely kind and thoughtful. She truly felt responsible and remorseful over the death of her husband and that really set the tone for her character throughout the book. As the book progresses she shows a stronger side and it fits well into her character. Ewan I also ...more
Hey, it's my escapism - don't judge me!
That said, in this instance, the heroine, Grace, could hardly be described as experienced in matters of lurve since her late husband was very standoffish and often away travelling with the Bruce. After his death, and despite still being very young and ap ...more
Set in Scotland in the 1314, Ewan is bastard born who has been knighted and awarded land and now is in search for a bride who is a lady with a dowery, being a bastard he is not accepted easily, but Brain McKenna has fought with him during the war and thinks he is good for his sister.
Grace has recently been widowed, she wants nothing to do with marriage and wishes to enter a convent, although she has been raised in one, she has another reason why she wants to return, and why she keeps re ...more
Ewan is a wonderful hero, he knows what he wants and is determined to get it. And what he wants right now is Grace. I loved that he was patient with her and that he realized his love and was not afraid to show it. Grace was also a great heroine, she is loyal, smart, loving and ...more
Lady Grace, a recent widow under strange circumstances seeks refuge against her brother-in-law by stayi ...more
Both characters are really strong and indipendently fun to read, but the scenes where they are together really shine, bringing to life not only an hones ...more
I look forward to reading more of Adrienne's books!
I look forward to reading more of Adrienne's books!
This is the second book I have read from this author. I will give it another go since I did like the first book in this series.