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CAPTURED BY A LAIRD (THE DOUGLAS LEGACY Book 1) by [Mallory, Margaret]
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The Douglas sisters, beauties all, are valuable pawns in their family’s bitter struggle to control the Scottish Crown. But when powerful enemies threaten, each Douglas lass will find she must face them alone.

Haunted by his father’s violent death, David Hume, the new laird of Wedderburn, sets out to make his name so feared that no one will dare harm his family again. The treacherous ally who played on his father’s weakness is dead and beyond David's vengeance, but his castle and young widow are ripe for the taking. The moment David lays eyes on the dark-haired beauty defending her wee daughters, however, he knows this frail-looking lass is the one person who could bring him to his knees.

Wed at thirteen to a man who tried daily to break her spirit, Lady Alison Douglas is looking forward to a long widowhood. But when the fearsome warrior known as the Beast of Wedderburn storms her gates, she finds herself, once again, forced to wed a stranger. Alison is only a pawn to serve his vengeance, so why does this dark warrior arouse such fiery passion and an unwelcome longing in her heart?

With death and danger looming, these two wounded souls must learn to trust each other…for only love can save them.

About the Author

Margaret Mallory is the award-winning author of the Scottish historical romance series, THE RETURN OF THE HIGHLANDERS, and the medieval trilogy, ALL THE KING'S MEN. Her books have won numerous honors, including a RITA© nomination, RT Book Reviews' Best Scotland-Set Historical Romance Award, the National Readers' Choice Award, and two Maggies. CAPTURED BY A LAIRD is the first book in her new Scottish Historical series, THE DOUGLAS LEGACY. Margaret abandoned her career as a lawyer to become a romance novelist when she realized she'd rather have thrilling adventures with handsome Highland warriors than write briefs and memos. Margaret lives with her husband in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, which looks a lot like parts of the Scottish Highlands. Now that her children are off on their own adventures, she spends most of her time writing, but she also loves to read, watch movies, hike, and travel. Readers can find information on all of Margaret’s books, photos of Scotland, historical tidbits, and links to Margaret on Facebook and Twitter on her website,

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4806 KB
  • Print Length: 280 pages
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  • Publisher: Margaret Mallory (Sept. 15 2014)
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00N39NXHW
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well written fast paced story , from the first page this story takes you on an emotional journey , rich in history and passion, hatred and murder ,reading each page and wondering if DAVID HUME AND LADY ALISON would ever find true love , loved this book and intend to read more of this series , not going to give any spoilers because if you are like me , i don't read the reviews until i finish a book and want the whole story to myself , it was an awesome read ,pick up the book you will love it as i do, thank you Margaret.
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I love all books that are in a series. always on the look out for the next in the series
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One of my very favorite Scotland themed books..
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this book was great.couldnt put it down.
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HASH(0xa5257cf0) out of 5 stars An Epic In The Making Sept. 14 2014
By Kimberly R - Published on
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After a tumultuous ten year marriage to a much older man her family bound her to when she was only thirteen, the lady Alison Douglas is finally free from the ties that bound her in her unhappy matrimony. She has two beautiful daughters for doing her time with the Blackadder and now she prays she never has to marry again. So over her dead husband in fact that she burns the bed that belonged to the deceased Laird slept in.

David Hume and his family have been through devastation. His father and brother are executed and his step-mother has been taken hostage. David has now become the new Laird of Wedderburn and he is needs to have his step-mother freed, so her young sons can have their mother back and he wants to exact revenge on the Blackadders, by taking their castle and the widow, Lady Alison. Since taking over his lands and Hume Castle, David has gained quite the reputation for himself as the Beast of Wedderburn, a reputation for which he welcomes if it gains him the fear and all he covets.

Lady Alison is having trouble with her people. They show her no respect since their Laird showed none for her when he was alive, and Alison is at a loss with how to deal with them. When she asks her Douglas brothers for help, they quickly push her needs aside to take care of their own lives, leaving her people on the verge of starvation since her lands are being raided consistently by the Beast of Wedderburn.

After laying siege and capturing Blackadder Castle, the Beast forces the Lady Alison to marry him to use her as a tool to gain all he wants, but when he sees the beauty, he is out of sorts and in for much more than he bargains for. If he thinks that Alison is going to be a meek bride, he has no idea what he is in for. Alison vows she will never be mistreated again, but this leads to quite a few misunderstandings between Alison and her new husband. She yearns for his trust, but when she makes a serious miscalculation when dealing with her family, she causes a rift that may never be able to be repaired between she and David.

At each turn their sad pasts create a bitterness within them the each attempts to heal in the other, but with outside forces hoping to destroy all they attempt to gain, it will take a miracle and no less for David and Alison to come to terms with what has them at odds.

CAPTURED BY A LAIRD the first book in the Douglas Legacy series by the very talented Margaret Mallory is such a captivating read that I could not put it down once I began reading, David Hume's loss and Lady Alison's, so different, but such that it brings them both together. After making many mistakes in their new relationship, Alison tries to do all she can to tame David, but not so much that he loses all pride in himself. David's attempts to awaken the naive Alison while he cements his relationship to her, her daughters and his newly acquired people is a journey worth taking while reading each page of this touching tale. Revenge is what he seeks, but what the Laird of Wedderburn finds is so much more worthy in the end. I highly recommend this exhilarating story and I wait patiently (not) for the next installment of The Douglas Legacy by Margaret Mallory.
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5257d44) out of 5 stars Highland Hussy Approved! Sept. 11 2014
By Highland Hussy - Published on
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4.5 stars
The first line starts this off with a bang, "Burning her husband's bed was a mistake. Alison could see that now."

Alison was married off very young to a middle aged man who berated her daily, and basically grooming her as she grew up. It's so incredibly creepy and heartbreaking at the same time. By the time we see Alison, we understand why she burned his bed. Because of the way her late husband treated her, he encouraged his staff to treat her just as poorly. The Alison who we meet on page one is a timid mouse of a girl who is trying to find herself again.

Thinking that widowhood will become her, Alison is actually eager to be free for once. Until she realizes what a mistake her little act of rebellion was. All of her warriors left. They were loyal to her husband and didn't respect her, and didn't appreciate her burning of their master's bed.

But what Alison doesn't realize is that she is basically ripe for the picking from any neighboring border laird. with her warriors gone, it's only a matter of time.

Enter David, the new laird of Wedderburn.Both his father and uncle had been betrayed and their heads placed on pikes. Deciding if he becomes the most feared man in the Highlands, his clan won't be vulnerable again, David sets off on reiving cattle and basically owning the Highlands. But the main thing he needs is Alison's castle and lands, and with those, Alison, herself.

David takes the castle, and marries Alison, but he never expects to actually like her.

Alison is trying to stop being the timid little girl she feels like, and act like the strong woman who is related to royalty that she really is. this isn't easy, and for his part, David is as patient as can be.

These two are a great couple, without realizing why Alison needs time, he gives it to her, and he wins her over each day, little by little. Whether it's how he treats her daughters, or how he defends Alison from some nasty servants, he's finding his way into her heart.
But this isn't just about Alison and David, because of course it can't be that simple, can it? Her girls are the rightful heirs to the castle, and her late husband's family plans on having the lands back. With or without Alison and her girls.

With trickery and betrayal around every turn, who can Alison trust? Can she really put her faith in the man who took her castle and forced her into marriage? Does she have a choice?

This is the first book in Margaret Mallory's latest Highlander Romance series, and it was absolutely worth staying up until 1:00 am and the lack of sleep the next day. Rich in history and vivid in description, you won't regret staying up late to read this beautiful Scottish Romance.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa525d198) out of 5 stars What a beginning!! Sept. 16 2014
By Amazon Customer (April Renn/AprilR ) - Published on
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Fast paced and dramatic, as well as emotional. At times brought tears to my eyes. The story is well written with vivid descriptions and engaging, energetic characters. Love from chaos, and hero's who are truly heros is a favorite of mine. As well as heroines who are strong, and face challenges head on and not turn away. I loved the way our hero and heroine came to value each other as lovers as well as companions. A must for any Scottish Historical fan. I truly look forward to the next installment. What an amazing tale of vengeance, courage, boldness, and love. This story has just the right amount of suspense,danger and passion to keep the reader reading, holding their breathe in awe as the characters find their way through turmoil and love. What a delight!

* A personal buy*

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Hot
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa525d180) out of 5 stars Excellent! Sept. 15 2014
By Windkinson - Published on
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I loved it!. Can't wait for her next book in this series. Well written, easy to follow but full of love, heartache and fierce Highland lads! :-)
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa525d540) out of 5 stars boring and tedious Oct. 9 2014
By redsteel - Published on
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I had to skip over many boring pages - no chemistry between Alison and david - and too much else going on in the story that didn't even have anything to do with the "Romance" - don't waste your time or money on this one