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MacFarland's Lass

(Scottish Lasses #1)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  1,998 ratings  ·  203 reviews
An alternate cover edition can be found here.

(Formerly published as Captured by Desire by Kira Morgan)


Meet the lasses in the world of Mary Queen of Scots...Like the Scottish thistle, they're lovely yet tough, beautiful yet prickly, and only the strongest and wisest heroes are able to elude their thorns to discover the tender blossom within.

Kindle Edition, 375 pages
Published May 19th 2014 by Glynnis Campbell (first published July 17th 2010)
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✨ Gramy ✨
This is an exciting tale of historical romance in medieval times.

There are twists, turns, deception, struggles, hope, and faith before you discover the actual conclusion of the adventure and strife the H/H are faced with.

Key Themes: Scottish historical romance, adventure stories, strong women, Scottish brides, Highland romance, Viking hero, archery, huntsman, Tudor books, a sanctuary in a church, Mary Queen of Scots, captive, wounded woman, stories with humor

Scottish Lasses
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Jun 11, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Florie Gilder went to the fair to sell her goldsmith wares, she never thought she'd leave running from the authorities. As she's running, she's struck in the leg with an arrow from the lord's expert huntsman, Rane MacAllister. Rane is horrified to have shot a "wee lass" by mistake and vows to heal her and keep her safe. he helps her find sanctuary in an abandoned church. Soon he must choose whether to be loyal to his lord and turn in the outlaw, Florie, or keep his vow to keep her safe.

Rane was
Jennifer Ashley
Captured by Desire is a finely crafted tale of Tudor-era Scotland, steeped in historic detail. An intriguing mystery, a devilishly charming hero, a talented goldsmith heroine, and a legend or two combine to make this a richly satisfying read.

Jennifer Ashley, USA Today bestselling author of The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie
I think the real star of this book is the hero.
I’m ready to join his gaggle of adoring fans.
Because damn was that boy charming!!!

“But whether 'twas the comeliness of his face, the persuasion of his voice, the welcome yet unwelcome tenderness of his touch, or simply the ale, there was definitely something intriguing about the man who'd come to her rescue… after, of course, he'd ruthlessly wounded her with his bow and arrow.”


Lynsey A
I did enjoy this book. There were some nice warm and fuzzy scenes. I liked both Rane and Florie. However, their love story didn't grab me like others. I still thought they were a good couple, they just didn't blow me away.

I thought the "villian" of the book was ridiculous. She was a little too crazy. I also would've liked a bit more of Florie with her real father (who was all but obvious from the first).

I probably won't go out and rush to get sequel when it comes out next year but I will still
*Note:Read and reviewed for The Season for Romance.

Florie Gilder, a very talented goldsmith, has a secret and a mission. Her secret lies in the gold pomander that she confiscated from Lady Mavis. Now branded a thief, she is on the run and seeks sanctuary in an abandoned church.

Rane McAllister is a skilled huntsman who spends his day poaching game to feed the starving locals. During a hunt, he mistakes Florie for a deer and accidentally fires his arrow which pierces her thigh. Riddled with guilt
Al George
Give me a blond huntsman in tights and I am all there.


I am clearly not enamored of the blond boy, but in this case...we can make an exception.

Setting / Time / Genre: Tudorish - away from court.

Series: Yes and I would like to read the rest!

Sexy times: They get busy a few times. Thankfully NOT in the sanctuary. Um, icky.


Plan on reading more by the author: Oh sure.

Synopsis Gilder - gold worker, whatever she is called does faboo work for Mary Queen of Scots. She is also a highborn daughter lo
Aug 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
CAPTURED BY DESIRE by Kira Morgan is an amazing historical romance set in 1548 Scotland. It is well written with depth and details. The characters and plot are well developed, easy to follow, and will definitely fall in love with. It has betrayal, romance, sensuality, wit, danger, spies,trust, acceptance, finding your heritage, and following your heart.It is fast paced, a page turner, set on the edge of your seat, with twists and turns. It will capture your heart from page one to the end. The he ...more
Tracy Emro
Nov 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read the rerelease MacFarland's Lass by Glynis Campbell. See my review for that book ...more
Feb 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read_2011
4 out 5 Stars

Seduced by Destiny is a fast paced story full of witty dialog, passion and intrigue. The book starts out at the Battle of Ancrum Moor, in which the destinies of both the hero and heroine are forged.

Andrew (Drew) is English and was raised by his bitter uncles. They blamed the Scots for the death of Drew’s father and tried to shape Drew into a warrior to kill the English. But Drew was more like his father than his warmonger uncles and prefers to golf then to fight.

Josselin is Scotti
Jul 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: yes
Recommended to Silvia by: won in GR giveaway
I won this book on GoodReads, can't wait till it receive in the mail!

So I finally had time to finish Captured by Desire. I was so annoyed that things kept me from finishing this book. It was such an easy read even with the historical lingo. But the lingo just added to more to the book. Florie Gilder is an apprentice goldsmith that looses something very valuable to her. Something that can change her whole future if only she could find the man that it once belonged to. Her starts her journey to fi
Jennifer Defoy
This was a decent book. I liked the story, Florie trying to find out who she is, while falling in love with Rane who has some "finding" of his own to do.

I liked Florie, she was determined, if nothing else. Then there was Rane, I liked him a lot. He was so strong, and yet so sensitive. They made for a great couple, lots of sparks flying there.

The writing was pretty good. The story had a good pace, the characters were well developed. There was just something that I didn't fully connect with in thi
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
Ohhh.. reading book like this makes me feel soooo good. It is just perfect! The hero is to die for and the heroine is wonderful! It is just easy to fall for both of them, to cheer them to overcome all the difficulties! Another great thing is that neither of them is noble-born, or better she is, but she renounce it for his love! Ahhhh... I want more!!!!
There's some of the best description of kisses I've read lately... You just WANT to be in heroine's place!

Her breath quickened as he lowered his
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, celtic
A really good book. I loved the characters and their personalities. This was fun, spunky, sassy, emotional, a little suspenseful, strong, steamy, and has a great and perfect HEA. I would definitely like to read more. I enjoyed reading this and had fun getting to know the people. This was written well, drew me in, and strung me along for the journey. Enjoy!
Lee Phillips
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fun, Spirited and Flirty

Once again Ms. Campbell kept me turning page's on my Kindle.
From their unexpected meeting due to his error, to his taking care of Florie, Rane fell quickly in love as did she. But with evil people being in power doing all they could to keep them apart, they continuously found themselves together helping the other out. Flories final sacrifice for Rane brings them to their pre-destined path they joined together.
I loved everything about this story..thank you Ms. Glynnis
Once again, this prose is beyond purple. It's throbbing violet, turgid heliotrope, pulsating magenta prose. Kathleen Woodiwiss would be proud. ...more
Mary Gramlich
Mar 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
08/10 - Grand Central Publishing - Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages

Great story with interesting characters

When you are a talented but uncomplicated woman living in a difficult and tragic time how do you cope? For Miss Florie Gilder it is a matter of accepting the tradition of the time and let the males run the show plus take the credit while you do all the work. She is a master goldsmith who creates works of art with her delicate hands and sells the wares she cre
Lisa Shea
Oct 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I adore Glynnis Campbell's novels. Captured by Desire, set in 1548 Scotland, is Glynnis writing as Kira Morgan. The story features Florie, a woman who is a talented goldsmith. In these times women were often denied access to guilds, so Florie is mostly known merely as a member of her father's shop. Rane is the huntsman for a local nobleman, but the plight of the poor has gotten to him. He now poaches on his own lands in order to keep them fed. When Florie flees through his woods, he shoots her b ...more
Jul 11, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
4.5 Stars!

Florie Gilder is a goldsmith by trade. She travels to a market to sell her wares, and also search for her birth father. While at the market her assistant unknowingly sells her only proof of her paternity. After trying to reason with the women who bought it, Florie resorts to returning the money quickly, grabbing the item, and running. While fleeing through the woods in search of sanctuary at a nearby church, Florie takes an arrow in the thigh when a huntsman mistakes her for an animal.
Aug 13, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From My Blog...[return][return]Captured By Desire by Kira Morgan transports the reader back to 16th century Scotland where twists of fate bring two unlikely people together. Fiercely independent, Florie is an upstanding woman who wants to make a name for herself in the Goldsmith trade when a horrible misunderstanding brands her a thief and she finds herself on the run for her life, seeking sanctuary in a Cloister. Enter the dashing young Rane MacAllister, an eligible bachelor who can have any wo ...more
Jun 28, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
I was caught up in this book from the beginning. This is the first book that I have read by Kira Morgan and I am pleased to say that I have really enjoyed this historical romance. It has been a while since I have read a historical romance that the male character is sweet and loving from the beginning and it was kind of a nice change. I felt that this story came together well and flowed nicely from chapter to chapter. This book has great details and the characters just come to life. This is a fas ...more
This is a fantastic story about a strong woman who finds herself and comes to terms with a rogue who is really a sweetheart in disguise. I was also impressed that the romance (my wording for hot monkey love) was worked in so that you wanted it and the story wasn't dependent on it. I fell in love with Rane myself which is always a good sign for a hero in my book. Florie as the female lead is just wonderful and strong. I loved the fact that it is Florie who wants revenge. I wanted to be dashing th ...more
Tracy Emro
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book - Rane and Florie are such a great couple.

I really liked that these two were just regular people - not Lords and Ladies. Neither were raised as Nobles. Florie worked as a goldsmith and Rane was the huntsman for the Lord of the burgh.

The story is well written and moves along at a very quick rate. The characters are both likable and perfectly imperfect. I thought the love scenes were steamy, yet tasteful. I truly believed that these two were in love.

Add in a Viking curse, a bl
Aug 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
If I'm not mistaken, this is Kira Morgan's first book. And hopefully there will be many, many more to come. I absolutely adored this book! There wasn't anything groundbreaking here, but Morgan penned a fast moving, interesting story with sympathetic characters. I just loved Rane, our hero. He was like the perfect romance hero - the kind of man we'd all like to have. (Except for you, hubby. MWAH.) I'm eagerly looking forward to Morgan's next book, Seduced by Destiny. Here's hoping her first book ...more
April Dinucci
Jul 17, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010-reads
A great first novel, I rounded up on my rating. this was a solid 3.75 and since it is a first novel... I was generous. A quaint tale with a skilled hero and an independant heroine. A good love story with a predicatble yet alluring plot. The author kept the pages turning with interesting sub plots, a few poignant misunderstandings and just enough sexual frustration to leave the reader eaferly turning the pages to reach the climax (no punn intended).
I was not fond of the way the book was written at first it took me a while to get used to the back and forth between the modern and historic writing style. When the plot got going was cute and sweet which I always love in a romance (haha something that is totally unrealistic and you know there is no such thing as a guy that perfect). If the guy wasn't so well written I would have probably given this book a 3 star. ...more
Nicole Laverdure
I loved McFarland's lass written by Glynnis Campbell! This romance is the story of Florie and Rane. A woman on the run…a man on the hunt. He has forty days to earn her trust. She has forty days to win his heart. They have forty days to outwit their enemies. As I read the first chapter, I got pull into the story. It’s fast paced and fun to read. Historical lovers will love this novel. ...more
Ann L
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great start to a fantastic new series, Ms Campbell rocks, there are no more words needed if you already know her work, if not go buy her book (books) and experience it (them) for yourselves, you will not be disappointed.
Aug 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This historical romance is a sure-fire winner for every romance fanatic. The title says it all! I couldn't help but picture myself as Florie and I drooled over Rane throughout the whole book. ...more
Mar 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a fab start! I so love her other books as Sarah McKerrigan and Glynnis Campbell and so glad I started this one today! Medieval! Full Review coming soon!
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GLYNNIS CAMPBELL is a USA Today bestselling author of swashbuckling "medieval action-adventure romances," mostly set in Scotland, and a charter member of The Jewels of Historical Romance--12 internationally beloved authors. She has over two dozen books published in eight languages. Glynnis once

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