Her Highland Destiny
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by Annie Marshall
Description: Iain MacAlister, laird of Dunstaffnage Castle, is away at Urquhart Castle helping his cousin defend his keep. To no avail, Edward Longshanks overtakes Urquhart, and the Scots are forced to bow to his whim. Called before "the Hammer of the Scots," Iain is humiliated and told he has one week to find a bride or the English king will seize his lands and title. Kenna MacKellar is a retired Sergeant Major of the United States Army with several overseas tours under her belt. Now she is ready to relax and do some traveling for pleasure. So with camera in hand, she takes a tour of the castles and ruins of Scotland. On a beautiful sunny day she finds herself at Urquhart Castle with a feeling of dread that she can't explain. Once inside the ruins, she raises her camera and with one click and a flash of lightning, she is whisked away to the 13th century and falls literally into the arms of Iain MacAlister. Is it possible that Iain, a Highland warrior who devoted his life to defending Scotland, finally find his desperately needed bride? Or will the future reclaim Kenna before he has the chance to find out?
eBook Publisher: DCL Publications LLC, 2008 Australia
eBookwise Release Date: June 2009
17 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [59 KB]
Reading time: 32-45 min.
"Annie Marshall's first story Her Highland Destiny demonstrates a clear talent, a strong voice, and a love for the romance genre.
Iain Macalister has been commanded to marry by King Edward. So when, from out of the blue, a naked woman drops into his bathtub, it seems like the answer to his troubles. But Iain hasn't just found his future bride, he's found a modern day warrior, a female solider from the future.
Just as Kenna Mackeller decides life and love with her braw Highland warrior isn't so bad, she is pulled back to present day. Can their love find a path through time to reunite these lovers? Can Kenna find her Highland destiny?
A lively tale that promises this author will be bringing us more enchanting stories in the future."--Deborah Macgillivray, Author of A Restless Knight
"Retired Army Sergeant Major Kenna MacKellar has seen more than her share of action over the past twenty years. A vacation to Scotland gives her a much-needed break, but little does she know she's about to take the trip of a lifetime--back to the thirteenth-century.
Scottish warrior Iain MacAlister has been given an ultimatum by England's King Edward--marry within one week or lose everything. The task is easier than expected when the woman he's searching for literally drops into his arms..
Iain offers Kenna a solution to both their problems.. A marriage-of-convenience will fulfill his promise to Edward I, and in turn, Iain will help Kenna find her way back to her own time. However, soon the marriage-of-convenience becomes a full-fledged love affair, and both Iain and Kenna are left wondering what the future will hold.
HER HIGHLAND DESTINY is an inventive, fast-paced time travel featuring a strong-willed heroine and one S-E-X-Y hero. I look forward to future books from this talented author."--Julia Templeton, Author of The Conquest, p.
"well written time travel"
Kenna MacKellar is a retired Sergeant Major of the United States Army and on tour in Scotland. While touring old Keeps something strange happens and she finds herself back in the 13th Century.
Iain MacAlister is a Scottish Lord of Dunstaffnage Castle and ordered by King Edward aka Longshanks to find a bride. After being so ordered Iain must figure out what to do, when during a storm that something falls into his lap in the form of Kenna.
Together they must find a way to keep Iain's land out of Longshanks' hands and keep the love they have found with each other. Will it happen or will Kenna be taken back to her own time before it can?
Annie Marshall does a great job both in keeping to the history of Scotland during the invasion of Edward Longshanks as well as drawing the reader into the story of Kenna and Iain. This short story is well written and a great start to a series, I for one am looking forward to reading."--Reviewed by Stacy Link,www.paranormalromance.org
Iain stepped into the deep tub of steaming water and leaned back with a tired sigh as he reflected on the day's events. His body ached from trying to fend off the English. But they had been outnumbered and Longshanks determined.
A storm was brewing outside. Ominous really, when he thought about it. Fitting that on the day Scotland lost Urquhart Castle, it would storm.
Iain's heart was heavy, kenning he had failed. Urquhart was his cousin's keep and had been in the family for generations. Now, the sadistic English king called it his.
And to complete this bleak day, Longshanks had ordered him to marry. Marry! Of all the absurd things to order! He didn't have the time to cater to a wife. Not when Scotland needed him to defend her.
The more Iain thought about it, the more aggravated he became. He tossed the cake of scented soap across the room.
A loud clap of thunder resonated outside the window and the room began to shake. Iain grasped the side of the tub, bewildered at the commotion. The thunder grew louder as he leaped to his feet sloshing water over the sides of the tub. Lightning illuminated the room and Iain froze in fear. Then from above, a rock the size of a human head fell into the tub further startling Iain and he looked up to find the ceiling fading away. In fact, the floors above him also faded. He was staring straight to the heavens! Iain couldn't believe what he was seeing. Lightning streaked the sky as the room continued to quake. The winds engulfed the room and howled a deafening roar. A gut wrenching cry wailed as Iain attempted to get out of the tub. Then another object fell from the heavens, right on top of him knocking him back down into the tub, splashing water everywhere.
"What in the Almighty's name!" he exclaimed as he stared from the form on top of him, to the heavens, and then back down to the form.
Then as swift as the storm began, it ended and all was quiet with the ceiling back in place.
The figure he now held in his arms was a woman; a very naked woman. Her body was bruised and there were cuts all over her. She wasn't moving and Iain wondered if she was even alive. He slid her wet hair away from her face and locked frightened eyes with her as her body began to tremble.