Book Two in the Border Trilogy
by Amanda Scott
It's Coronation Day for the new High King of Scots. Seventeen year-old Lady Amalie Murray is a Border Lass. Her
father is Scots; her mother English. She is also one of Princess Isabel's ladies. Something she does with pride
— and appreciation, in that she is free of her controlling mother and elder brother. Needless to say, out of
sight isn't out of mind, because the two have Amalie fending off the border lad they've sent to woo and wed her.
Sir Garth Napier is a Knight who likes to keep the fact he's a Baron quiet. Napier also likes to observe people.
It's a skill he developed while hunting. Of late, he's observed Lady Amalie. When he spots her the second time,
she is eavesdropping on a politically dangerous conversation. He saves her from being discovered. Napier's goal is
to find out who really killed his friend Will Douglas and if another such death has been ordered. As the story
unfolds, Napier wills Amalie to recognize the voices and their plans. During this time she accompanies the Princess
home, fends off a future husband, and shows Napier she can take care of herself. Despite her resistance, Napier is a
hero at heart and determined to rescue her from everyone, including herself. In keeping control of her independence,
Heroine Amalie comes across as a stubborn seventeen-year-old. At some points it's irritating, but if that's what it
takes to test a man's true interest, Napier has the patience of a saint.
Border Lass is all about romance and intrigue. As always, Amanda Scott gives readers a substantial romance
novel filled with history, royal politics, and splendid gatherings wrapped tightly in a romantic Scottish setting.
Scott is never short of heroes, heroines, and villains. And you can never tell when a villain may turn hero or vice
versa. Border Lass is strong on mystery and intrigue, true to the building of a relationship, and subtle on
passion. Very enjoyable. Just the thing to take you away from the real world, even if just for a while.
Border Lass is the sequel to
Border Wedding, which I missed, but I didn't feel lost at any time during this storyline. Of course
sequels are wonderful. You feel like you're meeting old friends when you pick one up. And for that reason, I
recommend starting from the beginning. By then you will be ready for the next title in this expertly written
Forever / Grand Central / Hachette|
September 1, 2008|
Mass Market Paperback|
0446197998 / 978-0446197991|
Historical Romance / Scotland, 1390|
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