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BookHounds Review THE LAIRD'S CHOICE by AMANDA SCOTT @ForeverRomance

Book Description

December 18, 2012 Lairds of the Loch (Book 1)


Lady Andrena MacFarlan has been different since the day she was born. Possessing the power to sense others' most intimate desires, she knows her duty is to marry the man who will take the MacFarlan name as his own and help her father regain the chiefdom of their clan. But her unique gifts don't prepare her for the day when a mighty warrior suddenly enters her life. The attraction between them is undeniable -- and insatiable.


Hunted by brutal enemies, the wounded Magnus Galbraith washes up on MacFarlan land where he is rescued by a laird's lovely daughter. Andrena is like no one Magnus has ever known. She has the uncanny ability to both calm and enflame him in ways he never dreamed possible. But she has other unknown-and dangerous-powers. Now, as Magnus seeks to avenge a brother and protect a king, the young beauty could prove his greatest ally-or his ultimate undoing . . .

About the Author

Amanda Scott is the author of over 50 romance novels and the recipient of the Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA Award. She lives in Folsom, California, outside of Sacramento. She is a fourth-generation Californian.

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Adrena McFarlan (Dree) lives with her father and two younger sisters,Lena and  Murie in the Scottish highlands.  There she seems to have a special gift where the animals in the forest and birds in the trees sense her feelings and keep her safe.  Hawks are circling in the sky above her family's lands, letting her know that something there is amiss. When she meets three strangers there searching for an escaped slave and they beat a hasty retreat when the hawks come to her rescue, attacking them. When the dust settles, she is very disturbed when a man the size of a monition, Magnus Gilbraith, startles her.  She wonders if her senses are failing her since she can normally feel any disturbance in her forest.  Of course, the first question she asks him is if he is married since her father is intent on marrying her to the first man she finds acceptable.

Magnus has his own history of being disowned as the third son and when he is captured and enslaved, his family doesn't try to ransom or rescue him.  With the offer of a family and marriage to Dree, he feels he can restart his life and fight for his new family's land that has been taken by a usurper to the Scottish throne and a relative of the McFarlan clan.  While the two seem perfectly matched, both have reservations but are strongly attracted.  They understand the commitment required of them. This is the first book in a new series, so there is a lot of set up for the next books to come.  I love Dree communication with the animals and at one point, I kept thinking of Disney's Snow White where the birds of the forest flocked around her.  This series has a lot of promise and I can't wait for the next one which will be about Lina.

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