Book Reviews of The Bride of Black Douglas (Mackinnon-Douglas, Bk 1)

The Bride of Black Douglas (Mackinnon-Douglas, Bk 1)
The Bride of Black Douglas - Mackinnon-Douglas, Bk 1
Author: Elaine Coffman
ISBN-13: 9781551665962
ISBN-10: 1551665964
Publication Date: 11/1/2000
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 91 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Bride of Black Douglas (Mackinnon-Douglas, Bk 1) on + 3389 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
When Lady Meleri Weatherby witnesses her fiance's cruel treatment, she knows she must somehow put an end to their betrothal before he sets a date. But a confrontation compels her to make a rash vow to marry the first man she comes across. It is fortuitous then that she literally runs into Robert Douglas. His impoverished family desperately needs funding and he needs to find a wealthy English bride before the king takes the option to choose away from him. Both Robert and Meleri know that an alliance between the two of them can be of immense benefit but neither can anticipate their growing love for each other.
Despite a surprisingly slow start, Elaine Coffman has written a beautiful love story steeped in the richness of the history of the Douglas clan. Meleri has an odd, supernatural connection to the Douglases due to a visiting ghost whom she has seen in her dreams prior to her alliance with Robert. Life with the Douglases proves to be advantageous to Meleri who begins the story as a spirited heroine but eventually becomes a purposeful one. Robert, who is moody and melancholy, overcomes his initial dislike for his English bride and is so moved by her devotion to his family that he finds himself unable to use her as a tool of vengeance for his twin sister's death years ago. "The Bride of Black Douglas" is not just a love story it is a rich tapestry of history, pride, and family that will succeed in delighting readers
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Helpful Score: 3
This was actually a really great read. It had just about everything a reader could ask for...mystery, great romance, wonderful ghost story and a treasure hunt. I was sorry to have read it so fast as it was one of those books you truly hate to have end.
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Helpful Score: 3
who can resits a man in a kilt!!
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Helpful Score: 2
I always enjoy Elaine Coffman\'s books, and this was no exception. An engaging story and wonderful, well-drawn characters.
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Helpful Score: 2
Set against the dramatic backdrop of 1785 Scotland. A marriage that starts off to defy fate just might end in love... GREAT read! Highly recommended marriage of convenience story set in old world Scotland.
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This book was great. I can't wait to read more of her stories.
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Pretty good story. Just a litle too wordy for me.
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Good read
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Set in Scotland, in 1785 the Lady Meleri decides on a "challenge" marriage rather than marry a man known for his cruelty. Robert Douglas is equally challenged-- he must marry an English woman or lose his ancestral home, etc. Great tension, adventure and solid characters that you love to cheer for.
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A marraige that starts off to defy fate, just might end in love.
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I love Elaine Coffman, and once again, she has done a GREAT job.
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Historical romance set in 1785 Scotland. Meleri flees an arranged marriage to a man who has shown his true colors. She ends up in Scotland with a man who had to take an English bride. Black Douglas is the family ghost...
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this was one of those books that you really got into the characters and the story.
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Running from an unthinkable marriage, Lady Meleri Weatherby vows to marry the first man she meets. Of course the man in question is none other than the Earl of Douglasg who is in the market for a wife, an English wife. Plot comes together nicely with the occasional appearance of a family ghost and the promise of findining the long-lost family jewels.
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Another good story set in Northumberland. If you like the historical aspect this is a good one.
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I love all her books!!
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Great Scottish story. Love the rich historical details and the tension between the characters. Fast paced story that you will really like. She is a great author and this is another excellent book. A good read.
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Lady Meleri Weatherby is desperate to escape the unthinkable; marriage to a man she does not love, a man she knows to be unspeakably cruel. In a bold move, shebreaks off her betrothal to Lord Philip and flees her in Northumberland, vowing to marry the first man she meets, never considering the consequences of such a show of independence.

Robert Douglas has been dealt and equeally dark hand by fate, the proud Scot must take an English bride or lose his ancestral home and noble name. It seems an impossible situation, until destiny puts him in the path of a strong-willed English lass with a will to survive that equals his own.

Marriage is an ideal salvation for both. Meleri will be safe from her vengeful finance in Beloyn Castle with the Douglas clan, and Robert will be able to keep all he holds dear. But neither has bargained on a heartless man who will go to any lengths to seek revenge, the tenacity of a stubborn ghost and the most powerful force of all: love.
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Lady Meleri Weatherby is desperate to escape the unthinkable: marriage to a man she does not love, a man she knows to be unspeakably cruel. In a bold move, she breaks off her betrothal to Lord Philip and flees her home in Northumberland, vowing to marry the first man she meets, never considering the consequences of such a show of independence.

Robert Douglas has been dealt an equally dark hand by fate: the proud Scot must take an English bride or lose his ancestral home and noble name. It seems an impossible situation, until destiny puts him in the path of a strong-minded English lass with a will to survive that equals his own.

Marriage is an ideal salvation for both. Meleri will be safe from her vengeful fiance in Beloyn Castle with the Douglas clan, and Robert will be able to keep all he holds dear. But neither has bargained on a heartless man who will go to any lengths to seek revenge, the tenacity of a stubborn ghost and the most powerful force of all: love.
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