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Ella's Desire

(Borderland Ladies #3)

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4.45  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  35 reviews
A WOMAN WITH DREAMS OF LOVE…
Lady Ella Barrington is a romantic who has always dreamed she would marry for love. But when loyalties are questioned, she must sacrifice her dream to save her father. Her handsome betrothed seems to be the hero she’s always hoped for and awakens a yearning she never imagined. But her belief in fairytale love crumbles as the truth comes to light
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Published July 30th 2019 by Madeline Martin
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Maggie Whitworth
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it



Ella and Bronson seem to be so perfect together, I adored their characters.

This is a storybook romance , a fairytale in the making .

An arranged marriage that turns to love .
That is after a few wonderful adventures and some interference from family and pets .
How the poor father keeps track of his daughters I don’t know .
They would put me in an early grave.

The two main characters are strong in their own ways , but both doubt themselves to a certain extent,
Ella can fight as good as a man but she
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Barbara Rogers
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Series: Borderland Ladies #3
Publication Date: 7/30/19
Number of Pages: 293
** 3.75 Stars Rounded Up

This author is one of my favorites and is one whose books I always buy – without even thinking about it. This series is one of her best – the premise is unique, the main characters are robust and interesting and the supporting characters are just as interesting and unique as the main characters. The first book, Marin's Promise, set a very high bar for the other books in the series to meet. Then,
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Tracy Emro
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review
4.5 stars rounded up

Lady Ella Barrington is the middle daughter of the Earl of Werrick, she is the dreamer and the romantic of the family and plans to marry for love or not at all. But when her father’s loyalty to King Edward is questioned, Ella will have to give up her dreams of love and marry a man of the king’s choosing to save her father.

Bronson Berkley, the Earl of Calville has just learned that his father squandered their fortune and died in debt – debt that Bronson cannot possibly repay.
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Niki
Romantic and imaginative Lady Ella Barrington has only ever wanted to marry for love, but when the king questions her beloved father's devotion to the English crown, she must give up that dream to save him by agreeing to an arranged marriage. Her betrothed turns out to be handsome and stirs newfound desires in Ella, but as truths are revealed and her illusions crumble, Ella's belief in happy endings is also threatened.

Lord Bronson Berkeley, the Earl of Calville, has just learned that his late
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Janet
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Lady Ella Barrington is a romantic who has always dreamed she would marry for love. But when loyalties are questioned, she must sacrifice her dream to save her father. Her handsome betrothed seems to be the hero she’s always hoped for and awakens a yearning she never imagined. But her belief in fairytale love crumbles as the truth comes to light and danger lurks.
Bronson Berkley is the new Earl of Calville, a title that came with staggering revelations. He learns not only did his father leave a
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Brenda Hughes
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in Madeline Martins Borderland Ladies, and believe it or not, it’s better than the two before. She has a way about her style of writing that the characters leap from the pages as if real. Ella Barrington has always dreamed she would marry for love. Instead, as the third eldest daughter of the Earl of Werrick, she finds herself betrothed to the Earl of Calville. She must agree to this to prove her fathers loyalty to the King. The attraction between each other was ...more
Monika
Jul 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Though I loved the story, this book left me a little disappointed. The writing was great and the characters well developed. What I did not like was the turn the story took. A scenario that has been used way too many times and was totally predictable. But that's on me. I know readers will enjoy Ella's story. So, please, don't let my personal dislike keep you from buying the book. It is worth every penny.
Suzannah
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ella’s Desire is book 3 in The Borderland Ladies series by Madeline Martin. I enjoyed this book. Martin is an amazing writer. Her characters are so life like they literally leap off the page. I enjoyed the love story between Ella and Bronson. There were some twists and turns that I didn’t expect. “His lips had been wonderfully soft, his touch tender. And her response...that had been the most surprising thing of all. She’d revelled in his touch, his kisses. She tucked her lower lip into her mouth ...more
Lori D
I think we all are dreamers in that we read amazing stories that all have a happy ending. Lady Ella Barrington was the same. Even though she was a warrior and could wield a mace and axe as well as any man, she was also a romantic and wanted to find love as her father had promised she could. But such was the problem when the King decreed she should marry an Englishman, Bronson, the Earl of Calville.
Bronson was in dire straights because with his father's passing he realized he was left with heavy
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Colleen Perry
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an exciting and romantic book

This book is so full of excitement, romance, with a bit of steam, adventure, and intrigue. Some was so nail biting tension, but didn’t ever drag on. I loved Bronson, the Hero that was handsome, loving, kind, romantic, and very protective. Ella, the Heroine, was beautiful, loving, romantic, very capable of taking care of herself and others she cared about. It had a little bit of everything you could want. I love this family, with women that are capable of
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Linda Maxfield
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Ella and Bronson in this third installment of " Borderland Ladies". Although theirs is an arranged marriage it turns out to be one for the ages. Ella's Desire is a steamy read that will hold you til the end and their HEA. You won't want to miss the action , it is well worth reading. I look forward to reading the next one as well. I read an Advance copy in exchange for an honest review.
Chasity
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good and I could not put it down!! This was amazing beautiful and I feel in love with Bronson and Ella’s characters!! They were amazing!! I can’t wait for the next book in the series!!
Dottie
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is book 3 in Madeline Martin's "Borderland Ladies" series. I have absolutely loved each book so far, and getting to know each sister's story. This is a fantastic series! In Ella's desire, we learn more about the third daughter of the Earl of Werrick. Ella has always been a woman who dreams of finding true love, so when the king orders her to marry a complete stranger in order to prove the loyalty of her family to the British throne, it is the worst thing possible.
Bronson Berkely is a man
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Alison
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ella's Desire
Borderland Ladies #3
By Madeline Martin


Lady Ella Barrington has always been a romantic at heart dreaming she would marry for love. But when the King decides to question the loyalty of her father all of her plans quickly change. Now she is asked to sacrifice everything she has ever wanted and marry a man that the king has already chosen for her. Her betrothed is hansome and seems to be the hero that she's always wanted. Just a mere touch from him awakens feelings that she never
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Traci
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ella’s Desire is the third book in the Borderland Ladies series and the books keep getting better and better. The author truly does a great job giving each sister their own unique characteristics and their own book. This was Ella and Bronson’s story but all the side characters contributed to the story. Ella was the daughter who wanted a storybook romance, she dreamed about being courted and falling in love. To save her father, she must give up her dreams of love and marry Bronson, the new Earl ...more
Candy Laine
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lady Ella Barrington is a beauty who is deadly with a battle axe! She's also the closet romantic. She's only ever wanted to marry for love, and being the third daughter of a wealthy man, had been assured that her wish would come true. Then her elder sisters both married the enemy and the King is wondering if her father is a traitor. To prove his loyalty, he must marry his eldest unwed daughter to the Earl of Calville.
Bronson Berkley is not only new to his title, he's also new to the horrible
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Kristy
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lady Ella Barrington has a romantic heart and a fierce spirit she has faced many battles but still hoped that she would have her chance at love on her own terms. But after her two older siblings Marin and Anice marry Scotsmen the King of England doesn't trust her father now she must give up her dream and marry a man of the Kings decree and English one. She finds her new betrothed charming and hopes that she will get her love match onlt to find out he needs her money his father left there family ...more
D
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Yolanda
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ella Barrington always dreamed that she would marry for love, never did she imagine that she would have an arranged marriage. Yet here she was betrothed to the Earl of Calville by order of the King because her father’s allegiance is being questioned. Bronson Berkley is certainly not looking for a wife however when his father dies and he discovers that he has left him with no funds, a manor practically in ruins and his sister and stepmother almost starving and in rags he must agree to the King’s ...more
Rachael Keefe
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The third instalment of the borderland series and for me, the best one yet! Regardless of the fact that both parties are being ordered by the king to marry, Bronson and Ella, get off to a great start shortly after meeting each other. I love that Ella is a romantic and is happy to interpret Bronson’s reading her stories as an act of interest and devotion. Though Bronson is definitely self serving to begin with, I felt more like he was lost and wasn’t sure who he really is. I love that even when ...more
Margolynn
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a great third book in a series. Ella always dreamed of marrying for love. Until she was told she must marry someone of the kings choosing to prove her father loyalty to the king. The king was questioning his loyalty because his eldest two daughters had married. Scottish man. Bronson whose father had died finds himself in debt because of his fathers experience lifestyle. Taxes owed to the crown. Is told he must marry Ella. Bronson also discovers that his stepmother and little sister have ...more
Lail
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ella’s Desire by Madeline Martin is Book 3 of The Borderland Ladies Series.
Ella is the 3rd daughter of a English Borderland Earl that finds his loyalties to the English King are in question due to his two oldest daughters married Scotsmen and not Englishmen. Ella is an axe and mace welding warrioress who has to put her dreams of marrying for love aside and agree to marry an Englishman to save her father. I love this series because of the complex and lovable characters and the humorous banter.
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Debbie Glenn Brown
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
When the king questions her beloved father's devotion to the English crown, Lady Ella Barrington must give up her dream of marrying for love, her father promised her she could marry for love, but to save her him she agrees to an arranged marriage. Bronson Berkley is the new Earl of Calville, a title his father left with a mountain of debt so when the king offers him a marriage he agrees to save his family from ruin he agrees to marry Lady Ella. They are instantly attracted to each other and at ...more
Anna Holmes
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Madeline Martin writes phenomenal tales. She has taken a group of sisters, and made the reader care about what happens to each one of them. While Ella's fiance is not my favorite of all the sisters's hunks, he is a good guy. The premise is Ella's sisters have all married Scottish men. Her dad is English and the king is questioning his loyalty. His daughter has to marry Bronson in order to prove his loyalty. Ella has always been ...more
Jennifer Yeakel
This novel is about Lady Ella Barrington, the third daughter of the Earl of Werrick.
In order to prove her father's loyalty to the King, she needs to marry an Englishman.
Both Ella's older sisters fell in love and married Scotmen. Now the King is questioning the Earl of Werrick's loyalty.

After Bronson's father dies, he discoveres he has no fortune and actually in debt.
The King will dismiss his entire debt, if he agrees to marry Ella.
Ella falls for Bronson without knowing the real reason he agreed
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Carol
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ella's Desire is an absolute must read! She is the strongest of all the sisters, and Bronson is the perfect match for her. They both discover so much about each other, and compliment each other perfectly. William and Brigid .... I love his reaction to her, he deserves happiness again. I can't wait to see what happens to Leila and Lark. Thanks so.much for your beautiful way with words. You are a master storyteller.
Janet Kaiser
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
A prearranged marriage ordered by the king, presents all kinds of problems for Ella and Bronson. Ella wants a love marriage and Bronson needs a marriage financially. So in order to get Ella's ok to wed, he must woo her first. Just as things are progressing nicely, a misunderstanding sets them back to square one. Then an abduction occurs resulting in a harsh ordeal for both of them. Upon their return they finally enjoy a happily ever after.
Kacy Rozier
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love getting to know each sister and the secondary characters in this series. Ella was a little different, but, I enjoyed getting to know her as she was the forefront of this book. Sometimes, you get on a roller coaster with the character and feel everything what she/he is feeling. Madeline puts you IN the story with them as you read. She is one of my favorite authors. Her writing is simply fantastic.
Marina Leonard
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a story. So much romance and adventure. The third daughter of a Borderland Earl, she is a dreamer. She wants romance and love. She gets an arranged marriage. I love how she and Bronson worked together to get their happy ever after. I don't know about anyone else, but I cried reading this book. I couldn't put it down. Looking forward to reading the next book.
Jane
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Madeline Martin has done it again with her 3rd book in this series. A great read it is the story about the third daughter of the Earl of Warrick. In the first and second and now the third book Madeline has captured the roughness of how the border of England and Scotland can be with the description of how the land is..
And now even the Earl of Warrick must answer to the king who is not pleased as the Earl first 2 daughter's have married a Scottish Man so the King sends Bronson to marry Lady
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She lives a glitter-filled life in Jacksonville, Florida with her two daughters (known collectively as the minions) and a man so wonderful he's been dubbed Mr. Awesome. She loves
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