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23/01/2019

Heart of Ashes (Hearts of the Highlands #1) by Paula Quinn. Historical Romance ONLY 99c. & ARC Review.

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A Scottish warrior and a Norman maiden clash in this stunning epic! 

Cainnech (Cain) MacPherson’s hatred for the English was born when he was a lad of seven, the day they raided his village and killed his family. They took everything from him without mercy and tossed him onto the battlefield, where the memory of love faded to dust and left nothing in its wake but violence.

Now, as Robert the Bruce’s most formidable, most lethal warrior, he wreaks havoc on his enemy, taking land by force and without mercy. But when he raids a small castle in Northumberland, he faces his greatest opponent yet—a bold, beautiful Norman lass who will see him dead at any cost rather than give up her home…even if it means tearing open his armored heart and stirring the ashes that remain.

Aleysia d’Argentan will do anything to keep the hated Scots out of her castle and away from her villagers. She has prepared for this day for the last four years, building traps in the forest, poisoning the grain, and hiding daggers wherever she could use them to kill her enemy. But she isn’t prepared for the brawny, brooding Highland warlord who invades her life—and her heart. He is an infuriating, irresistible opponent with a curious touch, a smoldering kiss, and a reluctant smile that begins to shine on her alone.

Can the ashes of his heart be stirred into flame by his enemy? 

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Since her brother was killed by the Scottish, Aleysia d'Argentan has prepared herself, her castle and lands for when they descend on them.  It has been four years of hard work and planning.  Now they are coming and she is ready. 
Cainnech MacPherson is a Commander in the army of Robert the Bruce.  This latest castle he has been told to take looks abandoned,  it should be easy. 
Our heroine is a very courageous young lady who is determined to protect her home. She is clever, cunning and well organised. 
Our hero is a warrior through and through,  with no softer feelings. 
A wonderful story with lots of excitement and times where I was thinking "you go girl".  All the characters are fun and I hope we will meet them again. 
I loved every page. 


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Paula Quinn is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of medieval, Scottish historical, and paranormal romance. To date, four of her books have garnered a starred review from Publishers Weekly. She has been nominated for Storyteller of the year by RT Book Reviews and every one of her books from the Children of the Mist series have garnered Top Picks from RT Book Reviews. She also writes fantasy romance under the pen name of Genevra Thorne. 



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