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The Highlander's Sword by Amanda Forester

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Also by Amanda Forester:

Earl Interrupted, January 2018
Mass Market Paperback
My Highland Rebel, January 2017
Paperback
If the Earl Only Knew, July 2016
Paperback
The Highlander's Bride, September 2015
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A Winter Wedding, September 2014
Mass Market Paperback
A Midsummer Bride, November 2013
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A Wedding In Springtime, May 2013
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True Highland Spirit, March 2012
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The Highlander's Heart, November 2011
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The Highlander's Sword, March 2010
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The Highlander's Sword
Amanda Forester

She must sacrifice it all to be the bride of a Highland Warrior...

Sourcebooks Casablanca
March 2010
On Sale: March 2, 2010
352 pages
ISBN: 1402229488
EAN: 9781402229480
Mass Market Paperback
$6.99
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Romance Historical

Scottish Highlands romance is a perennial favorite, especially when it's as intriguing and sexy as The Highlander's Sword. Set against the backdrop of the rugged Scottish Highlands and the tumultuous 14th century, Lady Aila Graham is destined for the convent until her brother's death leaves her an heiress and her father hastily arranges a marriage for her with a Highland warrior she's never met. Misunderstandings between the battle-hardened knight and his lady are exploited by their enemies and threaten the entire clan.

Only by throwing caution to the winds and forging a powerful bond together can they rout a traitor and save their people—and their love—from destruction...

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39 comments posted.

Re: The Highlander's Sword

Thank you for your post, Amanda.

My ideal image of a romantic hero and heroine? They can be anyone, anywhere, in any period. They can be rich or poor, handsome or homely, sophisticated or simple, conventional or square-peg-like. They can be smart or they can be like me.

But there are two traits they MUST have. They must be able to love, and they must be worthy of love. The rest is up to the writer.

Like you, I dig Celtic history and lore. Here's my favorite St. Patrick's Day joke: What happened to the snakes of Ireland that St. Patrick drove into the sea? They swam across the ocean and founded the American Bar Association.

Keep up the good work!
(Mary Anne Landers 1:36am March 17, 2010)

My ideal image of a romantic hero & heroine are a man who cherishes his woman and a woman who appreciates that and cherishes him back. Whatever race, that is my ideal.
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Joanne Reynolds 6:23am March 17, 2010)

My ideal heroine is intelligent and has a backbone. My ideal hero possesses the same qualities but, also, is protective of those weaker than himself.
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Marlene Breakfield 8:33am March 17, 2010)

I like heroes and heroines to be intelligent and honest, with a sense of humor. Your book sounds great. Happy St. Pat's Day.
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G S Moch 10:36am March 17, 2010)

I like the stories where the man has to really work to receive the woman's love.
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Sherry Russell 11:49am March 17, 2010)

I LOVE Historical pieces especially Celtic. I appreciate a good read that includes strong men and even stronger women. PS Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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Darci Paice 12:15pm March 17, 2010)

I love stories where the heroine gets to kick the heros butt a few times, but they have to have a good happy ending.
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Barbara Hanson 12:26pm March 17, 2010)

Happy St. Patty's Day!!! Ideal hero or heroine... depends on my mood, ;)
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Colleen Conklin 1:40pm March 17, 2010)

Humor humor humor! :) They should both have a great sense of humor and lots of laughter!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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Eva Minaskanian 1:41pm March 17, 2010)

Happy St. Pat's. Thanks for the overview of the Celts.
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Shannon Scott 2:48pm March 17, 2010)

I really like historical fiction. I read the review, it sounds exciting.
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Jolynn Rood 3:22pm March 17, 2010)

I love a man who is so tender and loving toward the heroine and I love a heroine who is so sweet and kind. I do have to say that their is just something sexy about a hero dressed in a kilt. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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Cherie Japp 3:31pm March 17, 2010)

Thank you, thank you. Scots heros always appeal to me. It's the whole rugged but tender guy in the wild highland is just so sexy! are there any left?
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Elizabeth Parzino 4:02pm March 17, 2010)

Happy St. Paddy's Day! It sounds like a great story. Whether you're Irish or Scottish, any hot man in a kilt is wonderful to look at and fun to read about!
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Lisa Glidewell 4:25pm March 17, 2010)

I like a hero that loves and admires his
lady love and she returns that love and
admiration. Your book sounds great!
Besides, it features a man in a kilt!
Mmmmm. Congratulations on your
debut!
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Deb H. 4:29pm March 17, 2010)

Happy St Patricks Day. I love stories set in the Highlands. They somehow jump into my hands and I happily take them home.
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Maude Allen 5:21pm March 17, 2010)

I have always enjoyed stories with Irish and Scottish men in them. I am looking forward to reading your book. It would be an awsome birthday surprise for me to win it. I turn 26 this year, on the 26th day of March. Very excited. Thanks so much.
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Jeri Daniel 6:36pm March 17, 2010)

A Scottish Highlander tale can't be bested.
Blessings,
Marjorie
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Marjorie Carmony 7:25pm March 17, 2010)

Thank you for an interesting blog. It was very educational. I enjoy reading historicals especially about the Irish. I am looking forward to reading 'THE HIGHLANDER’S SWORD'. Thank you!
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Rosemary Krejsa 7:56pm March 17, 2010)

Can't wait to read.
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Deb Pelletier 8:12pm March 17, 2010)

highlanders and the middle ages... looks good!
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Michelle K 8:20pm March 17, 2010)

In do so love a story where the hero and heroine bounce heads a few times before finally working it out. I like the stories about two people drawn to each other in spite of themselves, and the tension between them usually leads to fun interactions.
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Donna Holmberg 9:22pm March 17, 2010)

Oh Give Me Some Celtic Lovin'. Love Scotland and Celtic history with a great story woven into a great book.
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Brenda Hill 9:26pm March 17, 2010)

I always like historical objects with significance. The Book of Kells definitely got me sold to the Highlander's Sword.

Happy St. Patrick's Day.
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Kai Wong 10:12pm March 17, 2010)

Highland romances are one of my favorite kinds of books to read. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Cheryl Snyder 10:31pm March 17, 2010)

I love Celtic things and Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
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Vicki Hancock 10:51pm March 17, 2010)

I like historicals because there's are
two worlds for the heroine to find her
way through. One being society and
the other her own family circle. While
she might not be seen as an equal
outside of her home, with the right
man she may achieve it at home
through mutual respect and love.
(
Jung Ja Ahn 11:06pm March 17, 2010)

Please enter me in your fantastic contest and I pray that I win too!
God bless, Cecilia
cecilia74@sbcglobal.net
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Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez 12:03pm March 18, 2010)

Amanda,
Congratulations on your debut "The Highlander's Sword". I love all things Scottish and Celtic. The Scottish Highlander to me is one of the sexiest heroes I can imagine. Warriors, defenders of their clans and families they just represent true masculine essence. Not to forget those delicious kilts. This book is definitely on my TRL. Please enter me for a chance to win.See you on the blog tour. :)
Happy St Patrick's day, a day late :)
Carol L.
Lucky4750@aol.com
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Carol Luciano 1:46am March 18, 2010)

I love my history. The Highlander's Sword looks amazing. Fingers crossed.
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Mary Preston 5:18am March 18, 2010)

My Romantic Hero wears cammys and war paint. Didn't the Celts wear war paint? That would be the connection I see, well other than the whole Alpha Male thing! :)
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Kelli Jo Calvert 10:35am March 18, 2010)

Very nice post and I enjoyed it. My romantic hero will always be the one that protects and honors his heroine. Although he may not know it at the time, but eventually comes around. *sigh*
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Armenia Fox 10:45am March 18, 2010)

I enjoy reading books about the Scottish Highlands. I look forward to reading your book.
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Robin McKay 2:49pm March 18, 2010)

What a terrific sounding novel!!! I absolutely love books of the Highlands and their early culture...Great cover too!!! Count me in....And Happy St.Paddy's Day!!!
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Mitzi Hinkey 4:18pm March 18, 2010)

I would love to read this. The plot so grabs my attention. And the cover!!! Yummy
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Cindy Olp 9:43pm March 18, 2010)

Can't say no to a Highlander!
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Sigrun Schulz 10:09pm March 18, 2010)

Happy Luck of the Irish to You and may you find that elusive celtic charm.
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Alyson Widen 1:58pm March 19, 2010)

The Scottish Highlands and men in kilts -
that right there is the start to a good
story. Have seen reviews of this book
and it sounds like one I want to read.
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Patricia Barraclough 8:24pm March 22, 2010)

Won "the Highlanders Sword" last month and just finished reading it. My daughter laughs at me because we can't leave the library until I have a Highlander book. Now I have one of my own. Can we look forward to another?
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Elizabeth Parzino 1:44pm April 1, 2010)

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