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Ena's Surrender (Borderland Ladies #0)

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From USA Today Bestselling Author Madeline Martin comes a steamy, suspenseful prequel to the Borderland Ladies

WHEN A WOMAN WANTING VENGEANCE
After her mother was killed in an English raid, Ena Davidson spent her life fighting for survival, despising the men who stole so much from her family. Bran, her younger brother, is all she has left. To feed them, he risks his life as
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Expected publication: February 25th 2020 by Madeline Martin
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Barbara Rogers
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Series: Borderland Ladies #0
Publication Date: 2/25/20
Number of Pages: Novella Length

Finally! We get to read Bran’s backstory, meet his sister, and see her get her HEA. One of the delightful things about this novella is that you don’t feel you’ve missed anything when you are finished reading. With some novellas, you end up feeling as if you aren’t quite finished yet, but this beautifully told tale leaves you with a feeling of full satisfaction. If you haven’t already read the rest of the
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Tracy Emro
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review
Ena Davidson secretly joins a raid to help her younger brother Bran put food on their table. But in the heat of battle, Ena learns that she cannot kill anyone, even the hated English who stole so much from her. As a young girl, her mother and older brother were killed and she was left for dead, if not for Bran, she would have died. She hates the English, but even that hate can't make her kill. She attacks the English raider, but loses her dagger to him and is spotted by her brother.

Renault
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Maggie Whitworth
Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it



A wonderful prelude to the Borderland Ladies Series.

It’s great to see how these characters lived and interacted before Bran lived in a big castle and made something of himself. Where their roots were and what made them the people they are.

Ena is Brans Sister , she a little older but he look after her a feels responsible for her wellbeing.
A least until she meets a young English spy.

Renault falls at first sight for the feisty Scottish woman and their lives are destined to be one.
With things made
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Niki
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: steamy
In an attempt to help and protect her brother, Bran, who is her only remaining family and who risks his life reiving to keep them fed, Ena Davidson secretly joins a raiding party over the Scottish border into England. Her goal is to help her brother and try to keep him safe; she certainly never expects to meet the love of her life in such hostile territory.

Renault Blanchard has clawed his way up from being a dirty orphan begging in the streets to now having a shot at becoming a castle guard for
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Elodie
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ena's Surrender: A Scottish Medieval Romance
Borderland Ladies Series #0
Madeline Martin
https://www.facebook.com/MadelineMart...
Release date 02/25/2020
Publisher Madeline Martin

Blurb :

WHEN A WOMAN WANTING VENGEANCE
After her mother was killed in an English raid, Ena Davidson spent her life fighting for survival, despising the men who stole so much from her family. Bran, her younger brother, is all she has left. To feed them, he risks his life as a reiver. Determined to protect Bran, Ena sneaks into
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Lail
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ena's Surrender: A Scottish Medieval Romance (Borderland Ladies Book 0) by Madeline Martin 5 Stars!
It was so fun to read and visit some of the characters from The Borderland Ladies Series which has become one of my favorite series. This story is about the violent living along the English and Scottish borderlands where both sides steal livestock and raid villages along with killing and violating women. Ena is Scottish and lives with her brother who are all that’s left of their family after the
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Elodie
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ena's Surrender: A Scottish Medieval Romance
Borderland Ladies Series #0
Madeline Martin
https://www.facebook.com/MadelineMart...
Release date 02/25/2020
Publisher Madeline Martin

Blurb :

WHEN A WOMAN WANTING VENGEANCE
After her mother was killed in an English raid, Ena Davidson spent her life fighting for survival, despising the men who stole so much from her family. Bran, her younger brother, is all she has left. To feed them, he risks his life as a reiver. Determined to protect Bran, Ena sneaks into
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Janet
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
After her mother & brother were killed in an English raid, Ena Davidson spent her life fighting for survival, despising the men who stole so much from her family. Bran, her younger brother, is all she has left. To feed them, he risks his life as a reiver. Determined to protect Bran, Ena sneaks into a raiding party going to England. She expects to find danger in the perilous, hostile borderlands--not love.
Renault Blanchard has worked hard to escape his meagre childhood, vowing to never return
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Cindy C.
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ena's Surrender is a Must read that will keep you spellbound from the moment you begin the journey with Renault and Ena until the very end. It brings you through the dark and turbulent times of the English and Highland wars, with all the violence, danger, and heartache in this rollercoaster ride full of twist and turns that will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat! Each and every character came to life with an incredibly strong plot that you will find yourself drawn into their story. Were ...more
Brenda Hughes
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book 0 - Prequel to Madeline Martins Borderland series. Scotland, 1333
Ena Davidson and Renault Blanchard met as enemies during a riever raid and their lives would be forever changed. This was a dangerous time for life on the Scottish/English border. This is a heart wrenching story of people who were caught up in that time. Can the love of two enemies survive in such hatred? The characters were well developed and lovable, even the goat and cat. Ena has survived such heartbreak, I actually cried
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Brenda Hughes
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book 0 - Prequel to Madeline Martins Borderland series. Scotland, 1333
Ena Davidson and Renault Blanchard met as enemies during a riever raid and their lives would be forever changed. This was a dangerous time for life on the Scottish/English border. This is a heart wrenching story of people who were caught up in that time. Can the love of two enemies survive in such hatred? The characters were well developed and lovable, even the goat and cat. Ena has survived such heartbreak, I actually cried
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Kat Wiley
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WHAT A THRILLING READ!!! Ena's Surrender by Madeline Martin was just so darn wonderful to read. I enjoyed every minute of it. Madeline is truly an amazing writer and has such a creative imagination. Her writing is simple to read and her characters are so lovable. I think my favorite character in this book is Maribel the goat. Nothing better than having an animal added to a medieval story. This original story has Scotland and England border raids, protection, old haunting memories, death, ...more
Madeline Martin
Feb 05, 2020 is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)
ONLY 5 more days!

“Ye’re my enemy,” she whispered. “And I’m yers.”
He lifted his hand to her face, framing her chin in his strong fingers. “I know,” he murmured. “But I can’t help wanting to kiss you.”

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In wordless wonder, Ena stared down at him, this Englishman who had risked his life to save a family of Scots. He had shown his enemy kindness and bravery. He was
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Alison
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ena's Surrender
Madeline Martin


Ena Davidson has spent her life fighting to survive. Her Mother was murdered during an English raid and she literally despises the men who stole so much from her family. All she has left now is Bran, her younger brother who constantly risks his life as a river just to feed them. Ena is determined to protect Bran so she sneaks into a raiding party that's going over the border to England. She expects to find danger in the hostile border lands, but she ends up
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April
Ena's Surrender: A Scottish Medieval Romance (Borderland Ladies Book 0) by Madeline Martin is a quick, and powerful Medieval Scottish Romance. A prequel to the Borderland Ladies (Marin's Promise, book 1)

Well written, fast paced, with intrigue, suspense and a bit of mystery. The characters are well developed, engaging, and charming. The storyline will definitely grab your heart.

Ena Davidson, a woman seeking vengeance against all Englishman, for her tragic life experiences. Renault Blanchard, has
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Amy Alvis
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ena sneaks into a raiding party going to England. She is tired of her brother not getting enough food to eat and wants to do her part. While on the raid she is attached by an Englishman. She manages to get away with the help of her brother.

Renault is trying to better himself by doing the bidding of the earl. But after his encounter with Ena, he doesn't know if he can keep spying on the Scots.

Ena and Renault end up encountering each other again and again. Both are attracted to the other, but
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Yolanda
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am always left wanting to rush out and read more of Madeline Martin’s books after finishing one of her stories and I definitely felt that way after reading Ena’s Surrender. It was chock-full of action, intrigue and romance and certainly kept me on the edge of my seat. I read this one in one sitting as it was just too exciting to put down. Renault had my heart right from the start, as did Ena. It was wonderful reading Bran’s sister’s story, having already read his story in Marin’s Promise and ...more
Kacy Rozier
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book grabbed me from the beginning! I felt like I was riding right along with Ena for the battle. It was a war between the Scots and the British.. Ena is such a strong woman and cares about her people.. that were starving. She comes up against Renault.. but can't find herself to kill him. Through out the story they keep meeting up in different circumstances and sparks fly.... I loved all the characters even though I was familiar with them.. it was great to revisit with them... with ...more
Maxine Wilson
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow just Wow what an introduction to an amazing series, every book has a heart that beats faster with every word written.

This is a prequel story to Bran and Marin’s story, book 1 in the Borderland Series.

Ena, Bran’s sister falls for an Englishman, Renault which was not done in 1333.
This story is face pace, we meet so many secondary characters who are in later books, suspense filled with, will they or won’t they.

Loved this quick read, everything was put in it place, the heart of the story had me
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Anna Holmes
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book for an honest review.


Ena’s a Scottish woman who just wants to help and ensure her brother’s safety. She is also a feminiSt at heart. She Is starving like most Scottish due to the English’s mistreatments. Her brother, Bran, is a reiver. She goes on a raid to find food for them. She ends up getting caught in a fight. She couldn’t kill the man. Her inability to kill outed her as a woman, and that is where the story gets amazing. This is an enemies too lovers romance.
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Lesley
Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Enemies Fall in Love - Novella Length.
Interesting to read a romance of this period where the H and h are not noble and I found this a thoroughly enjoyable story.
I initially thought there was some degree of historical licence ie. that poor children who were orphaned became wards of the town and were assigned some household to grow up in; that reivers were bound to a Scottish clan and townspeople to a lord of the manor but the author assures me that what was true for the rest of the country didn’
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Jennifer Yeakel
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ena is a brave Scottish lass accompanies her brother on a raid across the boarder in to England. She is forced into battle with an Englishman, but is unable to kill him.
They take the stolen cattle back to Scotland.
She comes in contact with Renault, who she discovers is the Englishman she almost killed.
Will she be able to forget the past and love her enemy.
Candy Laine
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced copy of the book for my honest opinion. Having read through the full borderland ladies series, it was fun to go through this prequel.
Bran's sister Ena was the only other survivor when his village was raided and every one killed. This is her story of finding love with an Englishman.
Renault was also an orphan and understood her pain and anger because it was his own. I enjoyed the rescue the siblings conducted. So seeing Duncan come into the picture.
Liked Drake being at the
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Chasity
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can I say i absolutely love this story and it was so good!! I'm honored to know more about these lovely fierce heroines and I read this book in one sitting and that tells how much I loved it!! I highly recommend this wonderful series!!
Marina Leonard
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A prequel to the Borderland series. I loved it. There was a lot of action. I loved the hero and heroine. The goat and cat were adorable. It made me cry. Do yourself a favor and read it. You will not be disappointed. In fact, read all of her Borderland series also.
Linda Maxfield
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
A very enjoyable fast paced read and a great addition to the "Borderland Ladies" series. I loved getting to know Bran's sister Ena in this book. I read an Advanced copy with NO expectation of a review.
Barb
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a story of how love can triumph even when people are taught to hate. Ena was a courageous, brave and loving woman and Renault was her perfect match, finally. This author is one I will always read, her books always make me cry and laugh and give a great sigh of pleasure when I finish.
Tonie Stephens
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Compelling, exciting and romantic...I just loved it and couldn't put it down ..gives you the goosies.
Dottie
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An absolutely perfect Valentine's Day read!
Ena is a fierce Scottish warrior. She can fight alongside any reiver. When she sneaks into a raiding party headed for England she expects a dangerous adventure, but she never expected to lose her heart to the enemy.
Renault Blanchard is a spy for the English. He has escaped his tragic circumstances of poverty by doing so, he vows that he will never return to that life. But when he meets Ena everything changes. Will he choose duty over love?

This entire
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