The Border Vixen (The Border Chronicles #5)
by Bertrice Small
New American Library (Penguin)
Description: Dugald Kerr, the laird of Brae Aisir, has lost his male heirs in the raging border wars. He has but one inheritor remaining: a beautiful headstrong graddaughter known as Mad Maggie. There are many eager to wed Maggie, for with her comes the profitable right to exact tolls at a famous safe passage through the border hills, which has been under the protection of the Kerrs for generations.
Keenly aware of the covetous interest in his lands, the laird announces that any man who can outrun, outride, and outfight Mad Maggie will win her and her inheritance. His proposition causes more chaos than resolution, for feisty Maggi'e reputation precedes her, and the one man to take up the challenge is roundly defeated.
But young King James V learns of the laird's problem adn dispatches his cousin Fingal Stewart into the borders to wed the heiress without delay so that the valuable pass may be protected. But the laird insists his conditions be met, and the heated contest of wills between Fin and Maggie brings out the fire in them both. But there are those who will stop at nothing to gain control of Maggie's inheritance - even if it means getting rid of Fingal Stewart, and his border vixen
Mini-Review: Another wildly passionate Bertrice Small historical novel filled with fiery Scottish wenches and strapping border lords. What is not to like. Bertrice has the gift of telling an engrossing tale backed up with historical detail. I own pretty much every book she has ever written, and this latest story doesn't disappoint. Not as naughty as most of her other stories, but still enough to make you blush. I love her descriptions of the lands, the customs, the foods and most of all the fashions of early 1500's Scotland. Sort of wish I had been around during that era -- than again, I like my modern conveniences and well quite frankly the ability of women to be able to own property and not just be a breeding mares - I know picky picky. But the fashion is very tempting and quite frankly suit my body type. If you want a tale for a cold winters night or lounging around on the beach, this here it is. Now hopefully tonight I will dream of a strapping Scottish lad.
I bought my copy from Chapters and nobody paid me crap to put this review up -- but hey I love to promote Bertrice's books. She's a wonderful writer and a truly decent women!
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