From the best-selling author of the Stolen Bride series comes a brand-new and exciting family saga! For fans of Scottish historical romance, the Sutherland Legacy propels you into the Highlands with tales of daring adventure, irresistible heroes, and passion!
Magnus “Strath” Sutherland, laird of Dornoch, refuses to marry after being betrayed by his betrothed’s father. Needing to distance himself from the Highlands, he accepts a commission at the Scottish border by the king, where he must squelch an English lord’s plans to lay siege. What he finds is the Scots’ enemy about to wed a most alluring English lass. What better way to torment his enemy than by defeating his army and stealing his beautiful bride?
Eva de Clare, youngest daughter of the earl of Northwyck, is about to be pledged in matrimony to a cruel lord who has blackmailed her family when a terrifying Highlander interrupts the ceremony. The horror stories she’s heard about the warriors of the North must be true, but none seem to compare when she is literally plucked from where she stands and whisked across the Scottish border.
At first, Strath intends to toss the Sassenach lass into a dark cell and forget about her, but there is something about the way she defies him that he finds captivating, not to mention how very much he’d like to kiss her. Eva isn’t about to be made into a prisoner of war, and she’s definitely not going to be sent back to England to marry her enemy. Though at first the Highlander frightened her, she sees kindness beneath his hard exterior.
Perhaps the key to her survival will be convincing this warrior to take her for himself. And perhaps Strath just might have found the only woman who could warm his hardened heart.
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating POVs by chapter.
The Highlander’s Stolen Bride is the 2nd book in Eliza Knight’s Sutherland Legacy series. Like the first book, The Highlander’s Gift, this was a lot of fun to listen to. You could listen to this all on it’s own, but Strath is the brother of Bella and there are mentions of a few events from book 1 – so they’re best listened to in order.
I was a bit hesitant because of the word “stolen” in the title – but Eva kind of wanted to be stolen so there isn’t anything dark, forced, or coerced about their relationship. I liked Strath and Eva as individuals and within the romance Knight crafted for them. The relationship aspect is again fairly low angst with most of the conflict arising from external sources and protagonists. I also appreciate that Knight gives us a few chapters plus an epilogue to really enjoy Strath and Eva as a couple.
I continue to enjoy Knight’s writing and characters and am looking forward to the third book, The Highlander’s Hellion.
I loved Antony Ferguson’s narration again. He again gives all the characters unique voices, accents, and mannerisms. His inflections and emotions really bring the story to life and make for an enjoyable audio.
About the author:
Eliza Knight is a USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author of sizzling historical romance. Under the name E. Knight, she pens riveting historical fiction. She runs the award-winning blog, History Undressed. When not reading, writing and researching, she likes to cuddle up in front of a warm fire with her own knight in shining armor.
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About the narrator:
AudioFile Earphones Award winner Antony Ferguson is a native of London, England. He is a classically trained actor and has appeared in numerous productions in London, Off-Broadway, and regional theater. As a voice actor, he has over fifty audiobooks to his credit and was recommended by the “All About Romance” Web site as one of the best male narrators at performing female characters. He lives in Los Angeles.
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My Favorite Quotes
Contracts can be broken. – The Highlander’s Stolen Bride by @ElizaKnight #Audiobook narrated by Antony Ferguson #SutherlandLegacy #ScottishRomance #HistoricalRomance #AudiblePlusTweet
Be afraid, Belfinch, be verra afraid. – The Highlander’s Stolen Bride by @ElizaKnight #Audiobook narrated by Antony Ferguson #SutherlandLegacy #ScottishRomance #HistoricalRomance #AudiblePlusTweet
Then again, having grown up with three meddling sisters, he was well aware of how to negotiate with a woman. Perhaps such a tactic would work on this one. – The Highlander’s Stolen Bride by @ElizaKnight #Audiobook narrated by Antony Ferguson #SutherlandLegacy #ScottishRomance #HistoricalRomance #AudiblePlusTweet
Never before had a man elicited that kind of a response from her. And she found she liked it. – The Highlander’s Stolen Bride by @ElizaKnight #Audiobook narrated by Antony Ferguson #SutherlandLegacy #ScottishRomance #HistoricalRomance #AudiblePlusTweet
Eva didn’t want to be anyone’s weakness, especially not his. – The Highlander’s Stolen Bride by @ElizaKnight #Audiobook narrated by Antony Ferguson #SutherlandLegacy #ScottishRomance #HistoricalRomance #AudiblePlusTweet