Book Reviews of The Abduction (Harlequin Historical, No 78)

The Abduction (Harlequin Historical, No 78)
The Abduction - Harlequin Historical, No 78
Author: Patricia Potter
ISBN-13: 9780373834068
ISBN-10: 0373834063
Publication Date: 3/1999
Pages: 299
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Harlequin
Book Type: Paperback
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This book is Patricia Potter's first Scottish historical romance - and frankly it shows. At an early point in the book, I found the traitor to be blindingly obvious.

This is an interesting story but the dialogue dragged at times and the build-up to the final confrontation seemed to last forever. However, Potter did one thing very well - she offered a long enough ending to tie up several loose ends. Sometimes, Potter rushes the last few pages, as if she can't wait to finish the story.

Alex and Elsbeth are star-crossed lovers; each from an opposing, hostile clan. These two main characters lacked the sparkle and well-developed characterizations of other Potter novels.

Patricia Potter published five books in 1991 (Lawless, Island of Dreams, The Abduction, Rainbow, and The Greatest Gift. Perhaps this is why this book wasn't one of her best; however, Lawless was super!
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This book is Patricia Potters first Scottish historical romance and frankly it shows. At an early point in the book, I found the traitor to be blindingly obvious.

This is an interesting story but the dialogue dragged at times and the build-up to the final confrontation seemed to last forever. However, Potter did one thing very well she offered a long enough ending to tie up several loose ends. Sometimes, Potter rushes the last few pages, as if she cant wait to finish the story.

Alex and Elsbeth are star-crossed lovers; each from an opposing, hostile clan. These two main characters lacked the sparkle and well-developed characterizations of other Potter novels.

Patricia Potter published five books in 1991 (Lawless, Island of Dreams, The Abduction, Rainbow, and The Greatest Gift. Perhaps this is why this book wasnt one of her best; however, Lawless was super!
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This book is Patricia Potters first Scottish historical romance and frankly it shows. At an early point in the book, I found the traitor to be blindingly obvious.

This is an interesting story but the dialogue dragged at times and the build-up to the final confrontation seemed to last forever. However, Potter did one thing very well she offered a long enough ending to tie up several loose ends. Sometimes, Potter rushes the last few pages, as if she cant wait to finish the story.

Alex and Elsbeth are star-crossed lovers; each from an opposing, hostile clan. These two main characters lacked the sparkle and well-developed characterizations of other Potter novels.

Patricia Potter published five books in 1991 (Lawless, Island of Dreams, The Abduction, Rainbow, and The Greatest Gift. Perhaps this is why this book wasnt one of her best; however, Lawless was super!
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THE ABDUCTION 1991 ISBN:0373286783 Harlequin Historical
Renaissance Period - An eye for an eye. Clan leader Elsbeth Ker longed for peace, but her stubborn English neighbors would have none of it - especially since the mysterious Alexander had returned to lead the Carey clan. Now the crofters had been burned out, and the outraged Kers demanded revenge. But when Elsbeth faced her enemy, what she saw in his steel gray eyes gave her pause... Alex Carey had been ready to end the feuding between local clans, until the lovely leader of the Scottish Kers saw fit to kidnap him - from his very bath! Now it was time for Alex to come up with a new plan for a border truce...one that included making the Lady Elsbeth his own.
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Due to her father's untimely death, Elsbeth Ker is now laird to the Ker clan. She faces many problems and obstacles. She is a female heir in need of a husband and now has to deal with the ongoing feud between her clan and the Carey clan, her family's mortal enemies. She devises a plan to ensure a victory by kidnapping Alexander Carey, the new border lord of the Carey clan. Unfortunately for her, Alex is not the heartless and cowardly Carey she had believed him to be. Not only is he sinfully handsome, but he is also amazingly adept in battle and possesses a keen intelligence. There is also a great sadness in his eyes that draws her to him. But she is torn between her growing love for her enemy and her duty to her clan.
Alexander Carey, a man who suffered years of tormenting slavery while serving his country, wants to use his newly inherited title to finally bring peace to the border. After so many years of pain, he seeks only peace. When he's kidnapped by the Scottish Lady, he is immediately intrigued and attracted to her. He sees her distrust and understands it, but longs to have the love that has always been denied to him even by his own family.

Alex and Elsbeth's mutual attraction ignites into a passionate love affair. But the love that they've dared surrender to is threatened when they find out that a traitor is amongst the Ker clan secretly working with Alex's envious brother to destroy any chances of peace between the clans. Can Alex and Elsbeth survive long enough to reveal the traitor and stop the conspiracy?

THE ABDUCTION is a wonderful story filled with humor, riveting action, tragedy, intrigue and a steamy and passionate love