Lauréat 2014 du prix RONE de InD’Tale Magazine ! Scotia, 1354 Il a élevé des remparts impénétrables autour de son cœur... La Mort Noire n’a montré aucune pitié lorsqu’elle a emporté la belle et jeune épouse de Rowan Graham. À la tête d’un clan décimé et le cœur en lambeaux, il doit élever seul sa fille âgée de quelques semaines à peine. Rowan essaye de tenir toutes les promesses qu’il a faites à Kate sur son lit de mort, mais l’une d’elles lui est impossible : offrir son cœur à une autre femme... Elle a élevé des remparts autour du sien... Dame Arline est jetée dans un autre mariage arrangé, sans amour et solitaire. Derrière la beauté masculine de Garrick Blackthorn se cache un homme cruel et vindicatif. Elle aspire plus que tout au monde à ce que leur mariage soit annulé afin d’accéder enfin à la liberté qu’elle désire. Le destin fera s’écrouler ces remparts... Juste avant que son mariage ne s’achève sur une note amère, son cruel époux enlève une enfant innocente. Arline ne se rend pas compte que la petite appartient à un homme surgi de son passé, un homme qui hante ses rêves depuis plus de sept ans... jusqu’à la nuit où il vient secourir sa fille. Rowan Graham est surpris d’apprendre que l’épouse de son ennemi est une femme qu’il a rencontrée l’espace d’un instant sept ans auparavant, lorsque la Scotia était plongée dans une époque sombre. Cette même femme qui avait contribué à assurer la liberté de son père et de son frère adoptifs a risqué sa vie pour protéger sa fille. Le destin les réunit... mais d’autres forces sont déterminées à les séparer.
Author: Suzan Tisdale
He built impenetrable walls around his heart....The Black Death showed no mercy when it took Rowan Graham's beautiful, young wife. With his clan nearly decimated, his heart torn to shreds, he is left to raise his newborn daughter alone. Rowan tries to keep the promises he made to Kate on her deathbed, save for one: He is unable to give his heart to another. She has built walls around her own...Lady Arline is forced into yet another arranged marriage -- loveless and lonely. Behind Garrick Blackthorn's good looks lies a cruel, vindictive man. She wants nothing more than her marriage to end so that she might gain the freedom she has longed for. Fate will bring those walls tumbling down....Just before her marriage comes to a bitter and ugly end, her cruel husband kidnaps a sweet, innocent child. Arline does not realize the child belongs to a man from her past, a man who has haunted her dreams for more than seven years, until the night he comes to rescue his daughter.Rowan Graham is surprised to learn that his enemy's wife is a woman he met but for a few short moments seven years earlier when dark times had fallen across Scotland. The same woman who had helped insure the freedom of his foster father and brother has been risking her life to care for his daughter.Fate brings them together...but others are determined to pull them apart.
Author: Suzan Tisdale
She had won his heart without trying… and he can only hope for a chance to win hers. When Findley McKenna returns after his battle with the English to offer Maggy Boyle a home amongst his clan, he finds only death and destruction instead of the young widow who has stolen his heart. With only his faith, his Highlander heart, and a bit of bloodied plaid to cling to, Findley vows he will find Maggy and her sons, no matter what hell he must endure. How can she place her trust or her heart in the hands of a man she barely knows and maintain her freedom while keeping her secrets hidden? Maggy has many secrets. Secrets that if uncovered, would tear her family apart. Fearful she’ll be forced into another loveless marriage, Maggy is able to keep her identity hidden and her family together for three long years. But after her home is destroyed and her young son kidnapped, those secrets begin to unravel, one agonizing thread at a time. How can she place her future, and that of her sons’ in the hands of Findley McKenna, a man she barely knows? And what would he think of her should he learn the truth?
The Hawk Eternal
Author: David Gemmell
Publisher: Del Rey
While the warlike and merciless Aenir wreak havoc upon the territory outside the mountain stronghold of the clans, Sigarni, the Hawk Queen, arrives in a parallel version of her own universe through a gate in space and time. Taliesen, last of the gatekeepers, has no idea why she has come. But he knows that heroes are needed and grants her passage into the ravaged land. Only Caswallon–loner, warrior, and thief–realizes the true extent of the danger and the mayhem that his people will come to face. As Taliesen tries to discover Sigarni’s purpose, Caswallon must attempt to unite the clans to overcome their greatest peril. From the Paperback edition.
Author: Suzan Tisdale
Scotland, 1344She believes men are not honorable nor are they kind-until she meets one that changes her heart forever.Betrayed by lies told before her birth, Aishlinn is raised by a harsh and cruel stepfather. Her life is forever changed one horrifying night when she is forced to flee England for the safety of the Scottish Highlands. Rescued by a fierce band of highland warriors, Aishlinn soon learns that honorable men do exist. She finds a strength she never knew she possessed and it will be tested to the limits when she is forced to make a heart-wrenching decision...allow the English to kill those she loves, or surrender for the crime she committed. She is everything he never knew he wanted in a woman....As a fierce highland warrior, Duncan McEwan has survived numerous battles, bed countless women, and survived a horrific storm at sea. He has scaled mountains and even survived hand-to-claw battle with a cat-o'mountain. But none of that could have prepared him for how his life forever changed one fateful spring day when he rescued a lass from a freezing stream. He will do anything to keep her as his own and will risk everything to keep her out of the hands of the English.
When Scotland Was Jewish
Author: Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman, Donald Neal Yates
"Much traditional history of Scotland rests on fundamental interpretive errors perpetuated to maintain an origin as Celtic, Christian. This equation of Scotland with Celtic culture in popular (and academic) imagination has buried a more accurate understan
Author: Suzan Tisdale
Scotland, 1344 She believes men are not honorable nor are they kind-until she meets one that changes her heart forever. Betrayed by lies told before her birth, Aishlinn is raised by a harsh and cruel stepfather. Her life is forever changed one horrifying night when she is forced to flee England for the safety of the Scottish Highlands. Rescued by a fierce band of highland warriors, Aishlinn soon learns that honorable men do exist. She finds a strength she never knew she possessed and it will be tested to the limits when she is forced to make a heart-wrenching decision…allow the English to kill those she loves, or surrender for the crime she committed. She is everything he never knew he wanted in a woman…. As a fierce highland warrior, Duncan McEwan has survived numerous battles, bed countless women, and survived a horrific storm at sea. He has scaled mountains and even survived hand-to-claw battle with a cat-o’mountain. But none of that could have prepared him for how his life forever changed one fateful spring day when he rescued a lass from a freezing stream. He will do anything to keep her as his own and will risk everything to keep her out of the hands of the English.
The Fiery Cross
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Crossing the boundaries of genre with its unrivalled storytelling, Diana Gabaldon’s new novel is a gift both to her millions of loyal fans and to the lucky readers who have yet to discover her. In the ten years since her extraordinary debut novel, Outlander, was published, beloved author Diana Gabaldon has entertained scores of readers with her heart-stirring stories and remarkable characters. The four volumes of her bestselling saga, featuring eighteenth-century Scotsman James Fraser and his twentieth-century, time-travelling wife, Claire Randall, boasts nearly 5 million copies in the U.S. The story of Outlander begins just after the Second World War, when a British field nurse named Claire Randall walks through a cleft stone in the Scottish highlands and is transported back some two hundred years to 1743. Here, now, is The Fiery Cross, the eagerly awaited fifth volume in this remarkable, award-winning series of historical novels. The year is 1771, and war is approaching. Jamie Fraser’s wife has told him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy – a time-traveller’s certain knowledge. To break his oath to the Crown will brand him a traitor; to keep it is certain doom. Jamie Fraser stands in the shadow of the fiery cross – a standard that leads nowhere but to the bloody brink of war. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Penguin UK
From the bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success overturns conventional wisdom about genius to show us what makes an ordinary person an extreme overachiever. Why do some people achieve so much more than others? Can they lie so far out of the ordinary? In this provocative and inspiring book, Malcolm Gladwell looks at everyone from rock stars to professional athletes, software billionaires to scientific geniuses, to show that the story of success is far more surprising, and far more fascinating, than we could ever have imagined. He reveals that it's as much about where we're from and what we do, as who we are - and that no one, not even a genius, ever makes it alone. Outliers will change the way you think about your own life story, and about what makes us all unique. 'Gladwell is not only a brilliant storyteller; he can see what those stories tell us, the lessons they contain' Guardian 'Malcolm Gladwell is a global phenomenon ... he has a genius for making everything he writes seem like an impossible adventure' Observer 'He is the best kind of writer - the kind who makes you feel like you're a genius, rather than he's a genius' The Times
Saving Moirra's Heart
Author: Suzan Tisdale
Publisher: Suzan Tisdale
Book Two of the Moirra's Heart Series
Author: Tanya Anne Crosby
Publisher: Oliver-Heber books
"Magical from the very start." -InD'Tale Reviews Highlander romance at its best; rich with historyand lore, HIGHLAND FIRE reunites you with favorite characters from THE HIGHLANDBRIDES and introduces you to new ones. The year is 1123. Scotland's King David seeks analliance with the fierce mountain Scot, Aidan dun Scoti. But only one womanwill tempt Aidan--the accursed beauty whose father once betrayed his clan ... Offered in marriage by David of Scotland as aguise for peace and cursed by Aidan's people for the sins of her father, LìleasMacLaren is the one woman Aidan believes he is immune to. Alas, she is also the onewoman who might bring the fierce chieftain to his knees.
Author: Monica McCarty
Publisher: Ballantine Books
AN ELITE FIGHTING FORCE UNLIKE THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN . . . Scouring the darkest corners of the Highlands and Western Isles, Robert the Bruce handpicks ten warriors to help him in his quest to free Scotland from English rule. They are the best of the best, chosen for their superior skills in each discipline of warfare. And to lead his secret Highland Guard, Bruce chooses the greatest warrior of all. The ultimate Highland warlord and a swordsman without equal, Tor MacLeod has no intention of being drawn into Scotland’s war against the English. Dedicated to his clan, the fiercely independent chief answers to no one—especially not to his alluring new bride, bartered to him in a bid to secure his command of the deadliest fighting force the world has ever seen. The treacherous chit who made her way to Tor’s bed may have won his hand, but she will never claim his heart. Although her husband’s reputation is as fierce as his manner, Christina Fraser believes that something softer hides beneath his brutal shell. But the only warmth she feels is in their bed, in glorious moments of white-hot desire that disappear with the dawn. When Christina’s reckless bid to win her husband’s love goes awry and thrusts them into danger on the eve of war, Tor will face his ultimate battle: to save his wife and to open his heart—before it’s too late. From the Paperback edition.
Unlacing Lady Thea
Author: Louise Allen
A journey into pleasure… The night before dissolute Lord Denham is about to embark on his grand tour, he meets an unexpected complication. In boy's clothes that barely conceal her delectable curves, his childhood friend Lady Althea Curtiss—desperate to escape an arranged marriage—arrives, demanding free passage! Rhys accepts his unlikely traveling companion with great reluctance—the scandal is sure to blow up in his face—until he finds there is far more intimate territory Lady Thea is curious to explore. Soon he realizes that he is in danger of awakening not only Thea's sensuality, but also his own long-buried heart…. "Allen reaches into readers' hearts." —RT Book Reviews on Married to a Stranger
Surrender Becomes Her
Author: Shirlee Busbee
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Give Up. . .Or Give In? Reliable. Trustworthy. Dignified. A few of the characteristics supporting Marcus Sherbrook's reputation as the perfect gentleman. Or almost perfect, as there is one significant smirch on his record: the rebellion of one Miss Isabel Dunham who, at the age of seventeen, defied Marcus's guardianship, eloped, and fled to India. The widowed Isabel returned to England ten years ago, and has been making Marcus's cool gray eyes flash ever since. . .not that he'd give her the satisfaction of knowing it. But when Isabel is threatened by the schemes of a blackmailer, Marcus's attempts to protect her lead to yet another spontaneous marriage-and kindle the embers of a desire never acknowledged, but now impossible to deny. . . Praise for Shirlee Busbee and Scandal Becomes Her. . . "A scandalously delicious read that left me wanting more!" -Bertrice Small "A walloping good story. Don't miss it!" -Catherine Coulter "A delightful romance-altogether a wonderful book." -Roberta Gellis
The Wrong Bride
Author: Gayle Callen
USA Today bestselling author Gayle Callen creates an unforgettable story of mistaken identity and irresistible attraction in this first in a wonderfully engaging series set in the Scottish Highlands Shaken from sleep during the night and bundled off to the Highlands by a burly Scot, Riona is at first terrified, then livid. Hugh McCallum insists they were promised to each other as children to ensure peace between their clans. The stubborn laird refuses to believe he's kidnapped the wrong Catriona Duff. Instead, he embarks on a campaign of slow-burning seduction . . . At first, Hugh cares only what their marriage can do for his people. Now he's starting to crave Riona for her own sake, but her true identity jeopardizes his clan's contract. And unless she chooses to risk all to be his bride, he'll lose the only thing he prizes more than the lands he's fought so hard to save—the passionate marriage they could have together.