Book Reviews of Scottish Brides: Under the Kilt / Rose in Bloom / Gretna Greene / The Glenlyon Bride

Scottish Brides: Under the Kilt / Rose in Bloom / Gretna Greene / The Glenlyon Bride
Scottish Brides Under the Kilt / Rose in Bloom / Gretna Greene / The Glenlyon Bride
Author: Christina Dodd, Stephanie Laurens, Karen Ranney, Julia Quinn
ISBN-13: 9780380804511
ISBN-10: 0380804514
Publication Date: 6/1999
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 203 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I guess I enjoy getting to know the characters more, and even though these ladies are AWESOME authors, the stories are lacking substance. I didn't bother to read past the first story, and went right into finding a historical novel instead. I am hoping that the stories in this book will be made into novels instead. Then I would love to sit down and get to know the story.
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Helpful Score: 2
I can't remember any of thes stories in this book. I think that tells you something
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Helpful Score: 2
4 scottish bride stories in one -- A kilt is still a kilt - Unless it's the legendary wedding kilt. Any man who kidnaps his bride by throwing the tartan over er head will be blessed with a happy marriage but it will take a dusty attic, a locked door and a night alone before this couple discovers their own happy ending.
Every Rose as it thorn -- Especially Rose Mackenzie-Craddock. As children, the willful girl was the thorn in the earl of Strathye's side. Now she is a beautiful woman driving him wild. But even grown up can play some most interesting games..
Tomorrow is another day -- Unlres you're Margaret Pennypacker, who must find her brother tonight to prevent him from making a disastrous Gretna Green marriage. Instead, she lands in the arms of a handsome, vexinggScotsman determined to teach her one very important lesson. Be careful who you look for..you just might find someone better.
A bride any other name..Is still a bride. Or is she? Lachlan Sinclair thinks the woman he's met is perfect. Hasn't Fate itself decreed that she'll save the Sinclair clan> Until there's a wee problem she's not his bride after all.
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Helpful Score: 1
Scottish Brides, an anthology featuring mostly Regency era novellas that take place in Scotland, is a fun read though not spectacular.
Under The Kilt, by Christina Dodd, does a good job of painting two likeable and lusty characters in just 62 pages. Handsome amateur historian Hadden returns to the crumbling castle of Andra MacNachtan, the last of Clan MacNachtan, to again confront the beauty who stole his heart. He ostensibly wants to interview her about the clan's marriage kilt, but the encounter takes a surprise turn that proud and independent Andra never anticipated. This is an enjoyable romp with lots of fire between two absorbing characters.

Rose In Bloom, by Stephanie Laurens, has well-developed main characters and an interesting story, but it fails to satisfy. With Laurens' work I can never quite get into the characters. They somehow come off as an excuse to display as much eroticism as possible rather than seeming real and letting the eroticism grow out of who they are. This novella presents us with Duncan, a young perfectionist earl who's worked very hard the past ten years in the investment world to enable his gorgeous ancestral home to once again prosper. Now he's hosting a Midsummer party to court his visiting prospective bride. But he doesn't count on the presence of Rose, his companion and nemesis from his younger days, who now drives him wild with desire and who, like Duncan, is about to make a loveless match. Laurens emphasizes the fireworks between them.

As usual, Julia Quinn is superb in Gretna Greene, a spirited tale about Margaret Pennypacker, an English woman who rushes to Gretna Greene to prevent her brother from eloping, and a burly Scot, Angus Greene, who saves her from disaster. These warm, sympathetic and fun-loving characters are a joy to watch as they fall in love.

Finally, Karen Ranney creates a beautiful and adventuresome tale in The Glenlyon Bride, a Cinderella-like story that dazzles the reader. More than any of the other stories, this one captures the beauty and the magic that is Scotland. Nearly penniless Lachlan, laird of the Sinclairs, reluctantly agrees to a loveless match with a wealthy English harpy in order to save his clan. But when he meets the woman he nicknames Ealasaid and assumes is his bride-to-be on the grounds of her estate, he is pleasantly surprised at her refreshing wildness and goodness. Together they embark on a series of delightful adventures that culminate in their falling in love and consummating their union. But Ealasaid is actually the proud Scottish-born servant to the harpy, and she thinks Lachlan is a mere castle rustler who works for the laird she knows her venomous mistress will marry. When the truth comes out, a fun twist allows the couple to overcome not only the situation that is tearing them apart but also to solve Lachlan's financial dilemma.
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4 short stories - lots of fun reading.
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Very good authors meddle in Scot affairs.
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I like a good Scottish storyline book and this one didn't disappoint! Fun storylines that you wish would be a whole book! Great for traveling with. A good read.
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Four good love stories.
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good romance stories re scotland
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Wonderful anthology
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A excellent anthology with a sublime taste of Scotland from each of the four talented authors.
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Four charming stories by 4 of the best writers of romance.
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Anthologies can sometimes be quite disappointing, with not all the novellas being good. I'm happy to say, however, that this anthology by 4 of my all-time authors was a delight from beginning to end!
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Four women have met the hero of their dream and they they are destined to become "Scottish Brides". Each story is better than the one before it. A thorougly great and easy read!
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A great beach book - four stories, one as good as the other!
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Four really good authors. Four fairly forgettable short stories.
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A good read.
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A really great anthology with super authors. My favorite story was Stephanie Laurens-Excellent!
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Historical anthology with 4 great stories, a nice, fun light read!
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Having met the Highland heros of their dreams, theyare ready to be Scottish brides. Four stories by four excellent story tellers - a book not to be missed.
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MULTIPLE MEDIEVAL ROMANCE STORIES
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(from amazon.com) A land of legend and wild beauty - of clans, lairds, honor, and passion - Scotland forever stirs the soul ot romance. Noe, in one incomparable volume, four of Avon Romance's bestselling authors present stirring tales of hearts won and weddings to be, featuring a quartet of unforgettable heroines about to discover the rapture of love in a world as untamed as the men they will one day marry
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Loved it!
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I picked up this anthology to read the Julia Quinn book:

Gretna Greene - Miss Margaret Pennypacker was on a mission to stop her brother from making a big mistake. She has chased him through England, been thrown from her horse, lost her luggage, and has finally hitched a ride to the Scottish border on a wooden cart. Nearly out of money and soaked to the skin, she begins to search for her brother, Edward, before he can elope. She doesn't find Edward, but she does find Angus Greene. Angus is on his way to London to find his younger sister. He knows her path will lead her through Gretna Green and decides to search the posting houses for her. He doesn't find his sister, but he does find Margaret and saves her when three men attack her. Rescuing Margaret and having her pose as his wife seems like the only way they will both get a room in the crowded town this night.

This is a cute story with witty dialogue. I enjoyed this short story and wish the author could have continued it as a full sized novel. My rating: 3.5 Stars.
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4 historical short stories about Scottish Brides. Authors: Christina Dod, Stephanie Laurens, Julia Quinn, Karen Ranney