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This book was gifted to me by a friend. The author was new to me, but no longer as I enjoyed this story so much that I will definitely be reading her first series and then the next books to come out in this series.
Set in Medieval Scotland and Ireland, this is the story of Mangus MacAndrew and Catriona Butler. As Laird of Clan MacAndrew, Mangus wants nothing more than what is right and in the best interests of his Clan and his Country, especially after past regrettable actions when he sought revenge against the murderers of his father and brother. After those actions, he vowed to never allow emotions to cause him to act rashly in any situation. He had been doing an admirable job of it while running his ship building & sea merchant businesses for several years, but when another of his ships fails to return home after too many days away, he fears the worst. When his fears are realized, he feels his vow to remain in control slipping. He suspects a rival Italian sea merchant is to blame despite reports to the contrary.
In the midst of this, his sister’s best friend from Ireland, Catriona Butler, has received word that her brother and father have been taken prisoner in Ireland and payment is being demanded for the release of her brother. Catriona is torn between remaining at her safe haven with the MacAndrew Clan and going to save her brother.
The two events bring Mangus and Catriona together to face their enemies, as each tries to do what’s right by everyone but themselves. With so many obstacles it seems an impossibility that everything will work out, but thankfully, neither gives up.
I loved the heartfelt stories being told by the author and the many characters involved. I look forward to reading more of her books.
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The Turnberry Legacy Series
At the turn of the fourteenth century, danger abounds with Scotland’s leadership in flux. Amidst rumors of King Edward reinstating John Balliol to the throne, Robert the Bruce commands his most trusted men to resurrect The Turnberry Bond, a pact specifying loyal Scots and Irish nobles band together in resistance against all adversaries. Follow the rebel warriors fighting for the rightful king of Scotland and their struggle with honor and love as their lives become intertwined with the brave women who challenge them.
To Support a King ~ Book One
Plagued by atrocities he committed against innocent victims while pursuing his father’s killers, Laird Mangus MacAndrew pledged to defend and provide for his clan. But his leadership is tested when two of his ships are attacked and his crews massacred. Desperate to fulfill his obligation to protect the clan, Mangus agrees to help reinstate The Turnberry Bond. His mission—garner support for the Bruce and avenge the deaths of his men.
The MacAndrew clan provides Catriona Butler something her Irish home could not, a safe haven. But when she receives a missive her brother is imprisoned and will be executed unless acceptable éraic can be obtained, she must return to her homeland.
Mangus agrees to take Catriona to Ireland and vows she will not become a distraction, but he longs to be near her. Catriona witnesses Mangus’s fierce anger and grows distrustful. After a life of suffering her father’s vicious temper, she is skeptical of anyone with a penchant for violence. She attempts to keep her distance, but her traitorous heart pulls her in Mangus’s direction.
With the fate of the kingdom on his shoulders, will Mangus reunite the men of The Turnberry Bond? Can he pursue vengeance against his enemies without taking more innocent lives? And can Catriona free her brother and grow to trust Mangus, staying true to her heart?
About The Author:
Starting out as an accountant in line with the rest of the corporate echelons struggling up the proverbial ladder, I soon realized the long nights and numerous weekends of closing books and reporting financial results no longer appealed. So, I decided to hit the road selling financial software. Jumping from one high-pressured frying pan into the other, the stress of the road-warrior life and constant deadlines took its toll. I needed a release and found that with my face buried in historical romance books, I could escape to worlds of intrigue with timeless love and happily-ever-after-endings. Today, I am fortunate to have found my true passion in writing of spirited heroines and to-die-for-heros and the romantic love stories between them.
I am a southern girl living on top of a mountain in North Georgia, and I’m most happy when surrounded by family and friends. If I am not writing, you can find me hiking with my husband, or fiddling around in my flower and vegetable gardens, feeding the birds and watching black bears and deer. I am blessed to have a wonderful son—my pride and joy, my buddy who, along with my husband, have made my life complete.
I am a proud member of Hearts Through History, Romance Writers of America and Celtic Hearts Romance Writers.