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The Highlander's Accidental Bride

(Highland Brides #1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  626 ratings  ·  45 reviews
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Chaos reigns between the Scott and Barde clans in 14th century Scotland. To end the generation's long feud, King Robert II of Scotland decrees Eaden, Laird Scott, and Lady Miriam Barde wed with all haste. When marriage negotiations break down, King Robert threatens Eaden with the loss of his lands and title. Forced to take matters int
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published March 1st 2017 by Short Dog Press (first published February 27th 2013)
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Beth buswell
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable read

I did enjoy this book. The book stayed true two the story of Mary And Eaden but it felt hard to follow at times. The switching between the important characters in the story was confusing at times. I had to keep track of who was talking. I did love these two and and the rest of the people that lived in Castle Scott. Thank goodness for an HEA
Laurie Garrison
Mar 28, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: bodice ripper novels style
3 1/2

If you look on both Goodreads and Amazon you will find totally different reviews with mixed feeling for this book. I myself enjoyed it.

The mixed feeling is at the start of the book where the heroine wakes up with the loss of memory and is forced to marry a Laird.

Some reader say that he was the one who hit her over the head and rapped her on their wedding night. I myself read this book and didn’t find anywhere where he claims hit her. He says it was unintentional accident but it n
Debbie McCreary
Mar 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Laird Scott is commanded by the king to marry Lady Miriam Barde to ensure Scott retains possession of his lands. Because of the hesitation of Lady Miriam, Laird Scott kidnaps her. Too bad Scott kidnaps the wrong woman. And marries her. As soon as it discovered, Cathy write of the tangles they try to untangle and the growth of each off them and their relationship. I felt this is wrote very well, with knowledge of the time. She brought the H/h full circle to discover their love that grows between ...more
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful Scottish medieval story. Eaden, Laird Scott, kidnaps Lady Miriam Barde as he has been ordered to marry her to end the feud between their clans. However, when she awakens at his castle she has no memory of who she is. After a quick bedding he's off to see the King and get his lands back.

While he's gone, his bride remembers who she is and it's not Lady Miriam, but her companion, Mary. She doesn't want the marriage but the king insists. I won't ruin the rest of this love story for you. I
Mar 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Cathy Macrae's characters and descriptions painted a vivid picture of the challenges of living in a Scottish castle in the 17th century when your were more likely to be at war with your neighbors than not. The main characters had a rocky start to their relationship with a kidnapping, forced marriage and confusion over the identity if the bride, but an h.e.a. saved the day. ...more
Cindy C.
Dec 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Loved It! From the first page to the last you will spellbound by The Highlander's Accidental Bride!
Cathy MacRae has woven a story from beginning to end with threads of intrigue, anguish, kidnapping and passion... It's an unforgettable Highland romance that brims with tension-building twists, remarkable emotions, with characters that come off the pages and pull you into their tale, great dialogue and with one fantastic plot! Eaden must marry Lord Barde's daughter by decree of King Robert. What
Jan 12, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a great book. I loved the story line and the romance. (view spoiler) The ending was disappointing just because I prefer epilogues and long winded endings and this ending was short and sweet. The book ended on a sour note because of the short ending but it did not hinder the overall book. ...more
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another exciting book by this author! ❤⭐❤⭐❤⭐❤⭐❤⭐

This is the second book is this series I have read (read them out of order). This one is just as exciting as the second one. Again I was a nervous wreck waiting to find out what was next. The hero and heroine were wonderful. I loved them both! The HEA was very satisfying.
Kathy Pate
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another HEA

An arranged marriage, kidnapping, and a victim of mistaken identity, our damsel definitely needed the mettle and stubbornness she portrays to not only survive but finally realize she’s right where she belongs...(sighs) lol
Mary King
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Love story with a twist

I enjoyed this story, I found my self falling in to the story, and thinking what I would do. Strong woman and she wants to only be true to herself, but some surprises can change everything
Dana Duppen
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Keeps you on edge

Talented writer creating strong unforgettable characters. It is extremely easy to become lost and finish in a day. Loved it.
Gina Frontiero
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Better than I expected

At first I thought this would be a cheesy romance novel. I was faintly surprised at what a good story it turned out to be.
Jan 10, 2021 rated it really liked it

I enjoyed reading this story. It give everything, suspense, anger, a twisted plot that takes you over that Pentacle of hope for them to finally find love.
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 I really enjoyed this and read it in one sitting. Now I am read the second one in the series.
Ashley Hathaway
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good book. Would've liked for the story to begin earlier in the timeline of events...for example, gotten more detail of the actual kidnapping and reasoning behind it. ...more
Sandy S
Mar 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
REVIEW: THE HIGHLANDER’S ACCIDENTAL BRIDE by Cathy MacRae is a storyline written in the highlander historical romance genre. The story begins as Laird Scott and the woman he presumes to be Lady Miriam Barde are forced to wed to ensure Scott retains possession of his lands. But when the Laird discovers that the woman he kidnapped and to whom he is now married is not the Barde’s daughter, the couple must endeavor to keep secret their accidental marriage or fight one another for freedom at all cost ...more
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Kidnaps and marries the wrong woman

To end a feud between two clans, Robert the Bruce forces Laird Eaden Scott to wed Lady Miriam Garde. But when negotiations break down, Eaden takes matters into his own hands and abducts his bride rather than face the loss of his lands and title. The woman fights hard and hits her head, causing temporary memory loss. Undaunted, Eaden forcibly weds and beds the confused and frightened woman, only to have her wake in the morning and remember that she is actually M
Joan Osborne
Nov 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable romance

Very enjoyable Scottish romance and one I definitely recommend. This book started up right away with our heroine Mary waking up to find herself kidnapped by Eaden, the hero of the story and told she will be forced to marry him. Mary took a bump to the head during the struggle and has temporarily lost her memory. Eaden thinks he has kidnapped Miriam whom the King has ordered him to marry to try and resolve a feud between her father and him. If he doesn't marry Miriam, the King wi
Jul 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 1 in the Highland Brides series. I read this on my Kindle, so once I got past some of the quirks of editing errors (such as no breaks when major scenes changed and I had to reread in order to deal with abrupt changes in the next paragraph...) I enjoyed the book. Basically in this story, the wrong girl gets abducted by a Scottish clan leader and forced to marry to save his lands (never heard that plot line before, eh?) only to find out that this girl, with a fiery temper--yet gentle to all a ...more
Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mary wakes up and finds herself in a strange place. She’s been told she was kidnapped to end a feud between two clans. She is to marry Laird Scott. Eaden, Laird Scott doesn’t want a wife but the king has demanded it. The ceremony takes place in a crowd of disapproving faces. Eaden thinks he has married Miriam. After a quick bedding, he leaves to see the king seeking the return of his land. When Eaden returns and finds out that he has kidnapped and married the wrong woman, his life is turned upsi ...more
Theresa Scarangella
1375 Scott Castle: Miriam wakes up in a Scottish castle and is going to marry Eaden the Laird Scott. They were to marry to appease the King and end a feud. Miriam has no memory of being taken since she was knocked on the head. After her marriage Eaden went the King. Miriam woke up and realized she was Mary, Miriam's companion. Range Eadens brother didn't think she would make this up. Eaden had know what Miriam looked like although similar to Mary. What now, how bad can this nightmare get worse. ...more
Oct 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. A highlander is ordered by the King to marry the daughter to a neighboring enemy clan. Since silence was his answer to his request he decided to kidnap his bride in the middle of the night. He marries her hours later and then proceeds to travel to let the King know that the deed was done so the threat of losing his land and title is gone. But.... he marries the wrong girl. While Laird Scott is trying to figure out what to do next he finds he has feelings for his bride ...more
Oct 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
I have read very mixed reviews of this book but i always like to make my own choice and i loved it.It is my first book by this author and it was beautifully written with characters that drew me in from the first page.Yes there was a harshness to how the heroine was treated at first but the book is set in the 14 century and women were not always treated well and were often married off for land, money or political gain and refusing your husbands advances was not done.I thought the story had very w ...more
Bettye McKee
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Beautiful Scottish romance

You know the formula: Scottish laird, kidnapped bride, villainous rival. Me. MacRae makes it work beautifully.

Laird Eaden Scott must marry his enemy's daughter or forfeit his lands and title. As the daughter will not assent, he must kidnap her to save his holdings. Alas, he steals the wrong girl and the mistake is not discovered until after they are wed.

Eaden's former mistress, Isobel, pretends to befriend his wife to find a way to alienate them so Eaden will return to
Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this novel, which is saying a lot since I had read some really awful Highlander novels lately and was pretty much ready to give up on the genre entirely. This was not a very original plot, but way better written than most, with better developed characters, and fewer Too Dumb To Live elements, senseless behaviors, or ridiculous,unnatural dialogue. Sadly, the Too Dumb To Live moments were not entirely absent, thus preventing me from giving the book five-stars, but it was a very en ...more
Ashley York
Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story is very well-developed with characters you really feel involved with. From a far less than perfect beginning, MacRae takes a forced encounter between the H/H and turns it into a tender loving realationship. I loved Eaden. He was a man of the times. MacRae's writing ability shines throughout and her love of the period is unquestionable. It's sometimes hard to really grasp how things were back then but she did a wonderful job portraying the medieval era in a realistic manner and that's ...more
Kat Green
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Highlander's Accidental Bride

This book was well worth the price I paid, especially since I am not usually able to but anything but the books on sale. I must say, I am now officially hooked on Cathy MacRay's writing! When a book grabs your attention to the point of making you have to decide been putting it down to do chores, you know you've got a winner! I absolutely loved the book and was luckily able to get the next one.
May 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you love romance, intrigue, a men in kilts this may be the book for you. Eaden must marry his neighbor's daughter to please his king and keep his lands. However, his neighbor is being less than accomodating. Taking matters into his own hands, Eadon kidnaps his bride then weds and beds her. Leaving his bride behind, Eadon travels to tell his king that the deed is done. Little does Eadon know he married the wrong women. . . This is an enjoyable tale from a talented author. ...more
Nov 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book

Eaden Laird of clam Scott kidnaps and marries the wrong lass , once he learns of his wife real identity he tries find away to keep her at Scott castle. Mary was kidnapped and mistaken for her Lairds daughter ... When she first woke she had no memory of who she was but day after wedding she remembered. Trying to put her gears a side , with an unknown past, and now married will she find happiness
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Amazon best-selling author Cathy MacRae enjoys weaving tales of romance in the Highland mists. Her stories feature strong heroes and feisty heroines in pursuit of their happy-ever-afters in medieval Scotland.

When not writing, Cathy can be found curled up in a chair with a book or enjoying the outdoors with a German Shepherd or two. She is currently working on another Highland romance novel and pl

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