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Capturing the Highlander’s Heart – Extended Epilogue

 

Marianne washed her hands in the basin in the kitchen. It had been a hard few months, but it had been so freeing. She, of course, wanted to be there for every second of Amelia’s birth experience, but she had another reason for enjoying her time at Kinnaird Castle. It was a chance to be out from under her father’s thumb. Lord Browne had always been tough and demanding and restrictive, but ever since she’d reached marriageable age, he was practically unbearable.

 

 

He had been attempting to marry her off to the most eligible bachelors in London. Unfortunately for him, eligible meant disgustingly rich, but also 20 or more years her senior. Why oh why, she often wondered, would he want his only daughter to be married off to someone who was nearly his age? Had he no thought to her happiness?

 

 

She scrubbed and scrubbed her hands with the lard soap in the kitchen. She had been helping Henrietta work in the herb garden, Henrietta hoping the herbs would be ready in time to help Amelia in the birth and after, and Marianne’s hands had been stained with dirt.

 

 

They were celebrating mid-Summer in Scotland, and so the weather was generally fair with a few rain showers, and Henrietta and Marianne would be out in the herb garden any day that the sun was sneaking out from behind the clouds.

 

 

Marianne smiled. Despite feeling free, she had enjoyed her time in the castle. Fiona was lovely, always wanting to be of help to anyone who needed it, loving a good gossip and walk around the grounds. Lord Parker was always laughing and telling jokes, entertaining Jamie and William. And there was William Fraser. A man who confused her. And Marianne Browne, she thought, was never confused.

 

 

But, he, he got under her skin. Ever since she’d first arrived, it was if he was pinpointing her for his target of flirtations. Had he no other woman to torment? Since he’d lost his gambling and nightlife partner in Jamie, perhaps he was desperate for a woman to flirt with. That was the way Amelia made it seem when she would mention it to her. He was never unkind or totally inappropriate, but he always made her feel unsettled…and a warmth would come to redden her cheeks which would make him laugh and laugh. He was always laughing.

 

 

Marianne finished washing her hands and dried them on the cloth nearby. She would meet Amelia for tea in Amelia’s room, for she had taken to a lot of bed rest of late. She moved to leave the kitchen, and found William once again in her path, looking as if he was about to enter. They bumped into each other again, and a memory flashed into Marianne’s mind. She thought back to that time in the cottage when William had come to visit when Henrietta was ill. Marianne had surprised herself and done something she wished she hadn’t. For that’s what seemed to spur William to action, keeping him hanging around her as he did, with a constant grin on his face, as if they’d shared a secret, which they did, but she hated herself for it.

 

 

Why, why, had she done it?

 

 

Marianne’s’ mind returned to reality, and she realized her hands were on William’s chest. William looked down in surprise and then, that grin came back, that old familiar grin. Marianne pushed away, her brow furrowing again, forming her face into the same look she gave William every time: consternation and indignation. This always spurred him to laughter, but this time, he didn’t laugh, despite the smile on his face.

 

 

“What were ye doing in there, Lady Browne?” William had continued to use her official title as if to mock her in some way.

 

 

She rose to her full height, attempting to portray the virtuous and moral woman she was, despite her moment of weakness. “I was just washing my hands. Henrietta and I were working in the herb garden, in preparation for the new baby.”

 

 

“Well, that sounds lovely.” He sounded genuine and gave her a large smile. “I was attempting to find the origin of a few tarts, as I’d heard around the castle that the servants had made a fresh batch, and the men need a bit of sustenance before heading out into the fields once again.” Jamie, Lord Parker, William, and Mr. Fletcher had finally secured the flock and began grazing them in the new pasture. They were preparing themselves for the harvest of wool and deciding how to go about it. William looked over Marianne’s head through the kitchen door, searching for the sight or smell of freshly baked goods. She turned her head back into the room to look as well.

 

 

“I…ah, did not see any in there. Perhaps you are mistaken?” She turned back to him and lifted an eyebrow. “You’ll have to sate your tart desires elsewhere.”

 

 

William smiled again, even wider, always happy when on the verge of a verbal sparring match. “Ah, yes, William Fraser, always and constantly mistaken. My, wouldnae ye love that, lass? But, I hate tae disappoint, I’d heard it from a servant herself. Perhaps I will ask her again and…sate my desires.” He lingered on these last few words, hoping to catch a blush from the virtuous Marianne.

 

 

A tingle of frustration ran through her at the thought of William talking to another woman. William didn’t talk to women. He wooed them, and it bothered her, the thought of his strong, muscled arm leaning against the wall, staring into the eyes of a young serving woman, who would no doubt welcome his flirtations and affections.

 

 

She brushed this thought away quickly, feeling angry at herself. She responded tersely, “Perhaps you should.” And she hurried from the kitchen to find Amelia in her room for tea, leaving an entertained William in her wake.

 

 

She entered Amelia’s room. It was quiet, and she feared she would be waking Amelia from her daily nap, but she found her sitting in her chair, watching the crackling fire, and writing. “Tea, Amelia?”

 

 

A tired Amelia smiled at her friend and reached out her hand. “Yes, tea would be divine, Marianne.” Amelia’s belly had grown, and she would be giving birth in the next month or two. She was looking a bit strained and tired these days and everyone was eagerly awaiting the new addition to the clan. But, her poem of the two lovers had been published in a beautiful black volume, and it stood proudly on the mantle. The money Amelia had received for her work was more than she’d ever expected, and she was able to repay Jamie back for all the debts of her father. He at first refused such a debt, claiming that she could use the money in any way she saw fit, and so they compromised. She would use it to help the clan’s poorest families who needed new materials for their farms or businesses, and they could keep their Scottish way of life.

 

 

“I called for tea on my way up to your room. I knew you would like some.”

 

 

“Thank you.” Amelia replied. Marianne sat down in the chair opposite.

 

 

“Writing a new poem, Amelia? You have become quite the well-known poetess.” Marianne smiled, thinking of her friend’s publication having been written about in the London newspaper. “You are all everyone is discussing in London, when I returned for a brief time.”

 

 

Amelia waved the praise away, turning shy at the recognition. She had been shown a newspaper that Fiona had received from London praising the work, but she hadn’t been able to bring herself to read it, feeling nervous under such direct praise. And, so, Jamie had read it to her as they lay in their bed intertwined one morning, and tears filled her eyes. “I am so proud of ye, my love. Proud tae have such a wife. I hope our child will gain all of yer intelligence.” And Amelia felt as if her new life could not have gotten any better, for she had found a man who did not tie her down or control her or try to diminish her accomplishments. She was certain Charles would not have allowed her to be published, let alone write at all. It would not have been a woman’s duty, in his mind. She felt a wave of relief at having sidestepped such a match so long ago.

 

 

After getting lost in her thoughts for a few moments, she replied to Marianne, “Yes, I am working on a new one, but I find my mind is a little cloudy with fatigue these days.” She smiled, “It seems pregnancy has sapped all of my strength. Soon this boy or girl will remove all my ideas and become the poet or poetess themselves!” She chuckled, moving her pen and book to the table by the armchair, and placing her hands upon her large belly. She looked at Marianne, whose expression had turned confused or irritated. She was grateful daily for her friend’s comforting presence, and she waited to hear what her beautiful friend would say next.

 

 

Marianne paused for a moment, before saying, “You know, I bumped into William Fraser outside the kitchens again. Am I never to not be tormented by that man? It seems he goes out of his way to find me and ridicule me!”

 

 

Amelia’s face lit up despite her fatigue. She laughed. “My dear Marianne, I thought you were getting used to his ‘torment’. Is he not entertaining you? I thought I have seen you smile once or twice after speaking to him.”

 

 

A part of Marianne wanted to say yes, but she couldn’t bring herself to say it. She shook her head. “Do not accuse me of such an act of encouragement. I…I thought he had plenty of other women to focus his…charms on. Why must he choose me?”

 

 

“Hmm…so you do find him charming then?” She laughed heartily at Marianne’s aghast expression. “Oh, Marianne. I find him incredibly charming. He has been a good friend to us all. He is like family. He is so sweet and gentlemanly, and he is very merry. But to answer your question, why, I think he may have developed a liking for you.” Amelia winked at her friend.

 

 

Marianne’s heart flipped in her chest. Her shock was evident on her face as she gasped and asked her friend incredulously. “Me? You must be joking.” This was the first time Amelia had even hinted at such an idea, and she wondered why she was saying so now.

 

 

“I have been thinking it for some time but did not want to unsettle you. Why else would he follow you around the castle, curtail his other habits, and focus all his so-called charms upon you, my friend? He must feel something for you. William is not one to spend so much time on one woman without having feelings for her.”

 

 

Marianne frowned, thinking this over. She hadn’t thought of it like that. But, no that couldn’t be true at all. He was never serious, and he was always trying to make her blush. If he had liked her, he would have tried to engage her in serious conversation or tried to be respectful.

 

 

Amelia turned her head to the side, watching Marianne’s mind work and expression flit from one emotion to the next. It tickled her to see William fawn over Marianne and have Marianne reject his every advance. She decided to use what matchmaking powers she had, now that her own love story had worked out pleasantly.

 

 

“Perhaps you’re enjoying his advances and should consider him as a prospect?” She waited for the explosion of emotion from her friend.

 

 

“I…I…no, of course not! And if you were not pregnant, you would receive even more of my wrath, Amelia!” Marianne reddened, and Amelia was satisfied with her friend’s ardent reaction. Inside, Marianne’s mind continued to work, and she grew angrier and angrier at the thought of William Fraser having any effect on her emotions. No, she would not give him a chance. And she would tell him so the next time he chose to bump into her in any of the castle hallways.


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  • Enjoyed reading this book, good story line, likable character ‘s thoroughly entertaining, will recommend to friends.
    Hopefully we will look at William and Marianne’s story in the next book.

  • Thoroughly enjoyed the story. Wished to see the birth occur in the epilogue. Can’t wait for William and Marianne’s story.

  • One of the best books I have read in a long time. It was a a mix of romance with suspense. There was no predictable occurances which kept me captivated the whole time! A definite recommended read.

  • I enjoyed this book Jamie & Amelia were well suited. Good plot lots of suspense & romance. I would recommend this book . Look forward to the next one.

  • I enjoyed this book due to the wonderful characters. I easily could feel the emotions expressed that they were each going through. I also liked that the Highlander males are a bit more brash then the women from London. I thought their first encounter was very funny! I was definitely laughing out loud!

    Great characters!

  • Loved the book! The characters were incredible and adventurous. I laughed and cried equally. I can’t wait for the next adventure. Hope the next book is about William and Marianne!

  • A very good story and I enjoyed it greatly for an adventure, worth the read. You need to get a good grammar program and proof reader.

    • I agree! It is very disconcerting to encounter the grammar errors. Obviously, your proof reader is not actually reading your book! Very obvious errors that are usually tense-related and would not be caught by simply spell checking.

      Your characters are fabulous, and Other than the errors, I have totally enjoyed your books 😍

  • Needs some tweaking on editing but quite a great story about Lady Amelia and Laird James. The news about her works being published and the proceeds used to help the people in the clan that needed it was a great way of showing the people that the Laird and his Lady cared for their clan, so much better than Donald who was so greedy that he thought only of himself.
    Disappointed with the epilogue as there wasn’t anything about the birth of the future generation other than how big Amelia’s belly had grown.
    Amelia forgiving her father after all she and her mother had gone through because of his gambling was helped along because she realized that if it hadn’t been for his actions,she wouldn’t have met and fallen in love 💘with James.

  • This was a great story to have read. I found that I was unable to put the book down because I wanted to know what would happen to Laird Jamie and Lady Amelia.

  • I absolutely loved this story. Now I want more. Please fill in more details when you write the story about William and Marianne and also please find a nice widower for Fiona…

  • Love this story! I love it when a couple doesn’t get along in the beginning but works everything out in the end. Then there’s the dastardly relative trying to tear everything apart. Needs a little proofreading for spelling and grammar but overall a great read.

  • Could not put this down! Started reading and did not stop until the end! Character’s are so real! Wow! Just WOW!

  • I loved your book and the extended epilogues. I hope you are going to write more books. I would love to hear more of Marianne and William’s story. I would love to know more about Amelia and Jamie’s baby. Keep up the good work.

  • I enjoyed Jamie and Amelia’s story. The plot was unique and interesting. The characters relatable, and the dialogue quite funny at times. I found the tale engrossing. The only problem was how much I was taken out of the story, having to re-read and correct, due to the many grammatical, structural and punctuation errors
    Involved. I would definitely invest in an excellent proofreader!!

  • Loved the story and enjoyed Amelia and Jamie’s journey. As already mentioned a good proof reader needed.

  • Good love story! A little sad and a tad long winded in some spots! The characters were well written! Loved the main two! The bad guy was just awful! The friends were grand! Happy ending!!

  • I enjoyed Amelia and Jamie’s story. Loved that Amelia sold her poem! Looking forward to William and Marianne’s story!

  • Loved this story! So thrilled that Jamie and Amelia got married and now having a baby! I had hoped to see Donald put in an insane asylum where he belonged. Now, on to the marriage of William and Marianne?

  • I greatly enjoyed the story about Jamie and Amelia. I also enjoyed the extended epilogue. Can’t wait to read about William and Marianne. Also need to find out if the baby is a boy or a girl. Keep up the good writing!

  • So I love the preview to the next book. I am super excited to hear about Wiliam and Marianne.
    Jamie and Ameila’s story was good but predictable. The fight scene between Donald and Jamie seemed out of place. I mean why would you have a sword fight in the living room and everyone casually watching. And then immediately after let’s get busy in the study, right before the clan meeting. The epilogue could have been just a chapter of the book. Overall a good book, just needs a little work.

    • The epilogues are so that they can get the email address of the people who have read the book and get them to read the next one. This way they get your input and you meet reading the books they are pushing.

  • Thoroughly enjoyed the book. I would have like to known what the baby was, however the story continues with William and Marianne’s story! Can’t wait to read that one too!

  • I enjoyed the story. It is well written with engaging characters. I loved them all, from the endearing mothers to the evil cousin. Your character development was outstanding. I found a few errors but the story was entertaining and I would recommend it.

  • Enjoyed reading. Would have liked to know sex of baby and if twins. Donald just sent back??? Should have died maybe but still enjoyed reading.

  • I loved the story and also the brief
    Peak into the history of the time. I am one of those people who wants to know and then what happened so will wait for the next part of the story.
    Thanks Lorna

  • The story was. Wonderful. I could not put my kindle down.
    I cannot wait to read about the future of the family

  • Fantastic read! Loved the characters. I want to know more – what did Jammie and Amelia have? Did they have twins? Want to know more about Marianne and William.

    • All in due time! Marianne and William’s book is the one I’m going to write next my dear Laura😍💖

  • Fantastic book! Love the story! Please write the story about Marianne and William! Congratulations on your success! Blessings! 🙏🌷

  • Enjoyed the book, it kept me reading, I have to admit that I skipped over the steamy parts but that didn’t detract from the tale. A little disappointed in the Extended Epilogue it was motre about Marianne and William with little mention of the upcoming birth, I expected twins but hopefully will find out more in the next book. As mentioned a proofreader required to bring it up to scratch.

  • I like this epilogue. It’s exactly how I see prim and proper Marianne thinking about William. She is a bit naïve when it comes to men because of her upbringing. I love that Amelia is going to try a little matchmaking…with Jamie’s help, of course. 🙂

  • Really enjoyed this book despite all of the errors. Loved the characters. But really, after all he did and all his threats with his knife, they are just going to leave Donald so close by? Or maybe he will have some dastardly plan of vengeance in the next book?

    • Thank you for your comment my dear Stephanie! It is truly appreciated! 😍💖 All questions will be hopefully answered in the sequel!

  • I really enjoyed this author’s book and will be reading more of her books, as cannot seem to put them down once I start a new one!!! They. Keep me very interested .

  • I enjoyed your Scottish story very much. Only please have a better proof reader so as not to distract from your writing!

  • The story is a good one! I highly recommend the read! I sincerely look forward to more stories from this wonderful author.

  • A fun read. I thought Donald rather contrived as the obligatory conflict element, but amusing nevertheless. And yes, a good proofreader is missing. Looking forward to the next instalment

  • I really loved this story. I was in the edge of my seat more than once. I hope there’s a William and Marianne story. Plus I want to know if Amelia has a boy or a girl.

  • Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story. Love it so much. Your book was recommended by a favorite author and I am so glad I took advantage of it. The romance was beautifully depicted. The trials and tribulations that Amelia and her mom had to go through and the conclusion were perfectly done. Donald . . . what can I say – perfectly mad. Glad he was found out before he did irreparable damage. Can’t wait for the story of Marianne and William.

  • An engaging story line, I feel that some of the incidents could have been expanded on, as in Lord Parker’s release I think if he was so remorseful he would have made a big play, or indeed there could have been a reason for his lack of enthusiasm in returning to his wife, and accepting Jamie’s money, no word or thought of how it could be repaid. Sorry droning on! A good engaging story with good strong characters. I can only endorse the comments for a better proof reader, now essential.

  • It is funny how the feelings of love are, so confusing at times. I actually shed tears at some of their times together. Just missing my husband, I guess.
    I loved your story line. It was a really swell story. Now we need the next adventure. Thanks.

  • I loved this book but I am on pins and needles to see what happens with William and Marianne. I did notice in the comments that their story is in the works. I can’t wait!

  • A very entertaining read. Held my attention from the first chapter through the last. Looking forward to the next book.

  • I got to this story from the link at the end of the Fighting for a Highland Heart. The text said this story was an epilogue of Tara and Callan. I was disappointed that it was not. It appears to be the prologue to another story. Perhaps the link is wrong or the image associated with this story is wrong, I don,t know but it disappointing. 😔

  • Enjoyed the story. Felt it needed more detail and history maybe. I was surprised that you had Jamie openly displaying a sword and tartan, so close to the aftermath of Colloden Moor when they were outlawed to the Scots.

  • I enjoyed this story with relish and was glad the heroine was saved by the villian,it kept you on the edge of your chair.

  • Extremely good storytelling. I loved every minute. Jaime was gorgeous and fun loving while Amelia was strong and charming. Books.are like movies in my head and this particular “movie” I would love to read again.

    • Thank you ever so my dear Laurie! You can check out William & Marianne’s story “Capturing a Highland Rogue” next 😉

  • I enjoyed this book very much, it was perfect with the right amounts of intrigue, love, and of course a happy ending.

    • Thank you for your kind words my dear Pat! William & Marianne’s story “Capturing a Highland Rogue” is out already!

  • Again, I just love these stories. There is just enough danger and intrigue to keep me glued to the story. I always feel the epilogue does not go into quite enough depth but I guess that is where the next book comes in.

    • The extended epilogue is a way for me to have a closer to my heroes’ lives and also, start planning new adventures! 😉

  • Loved this story. I’ve been reading historical romance for year’s. I am always happy to read book’s from new author’s. Keep them coming.

    • Thank you so much for all the words of encouragement my dear Teresa! <3 The sequel to this "Capturing a Highland Rogue" is out 😉

  • Good story but you need a good proofreader. And it is my impression that women (daughters, sisters) were called Lady Marianne, Lady first name not Lady Parker.

    • Hello my dear Cathy, I’m very glad that you enjoyed the story! I’m always trying to improve and eliminate mistakes. so thank you for the constructive feedback. 🙂

    • Hello my dear Christina, the Extended Epilogue is a way for me to visualize my heroes’ happy ending after the original plot is concluded. <3 I hope that you enjoyed the story!

  • I loved this book, the author is very good, making characters that are so good you engage with them and want to know more of their lives. I eagerly jumped to reading the extended epilogue wanting to know another tidbit. It has left me feeling very frustrated! They are going to have a baby (or babies)but the epilogue ends before a birth takes place; and Marianne, obviously at the beginning of her story, but no book title announced! What happens next!

    • Hello my dear June, I’m delighted that you enjoyed the book so much! The next book “Capturing a Highland Rogue” Marianne & William’s story is already out. 😉

    • Thank you my dear Debbie, I’m working really hard to eliminate these type of mistakes, and if you give my next books a chance. you will find them greatly improved. 😉

    • Thank you for your sweet words my dear Angelia! Marianne & William’s story “Capturing a Highland Rogue” is out already 😉

    • Thank you my dear Lorraine, I’m working really hard to eliminate these type of mistakes, and if you give my next books a chance, you will find them greatly improved. 😉

    • Thank you my dear Natalie! Troy & Ruth’s story “Capturing the Reluctant Highlander” is out already! 😉

    • Thank you my dear Linda! Marianne & William’s story “Capturing the Highland Rogue” is out already 😉

    • Thank you my dear Joseph! Marianne & William’s story “Capturing a Highland Rogue” is out already! <3

  • The story found me hurrying through a chore to get back to it. I, too, am an old proofreader but will NOT NEGATE the joy of the tale by lamenting over errors in it… Please continue with the gift you have been given. Thank you…

    • Thank you for all the support, my dear Sandie, I’m really trying to eliminate typos & spelling mistakes to maximize the enjoyable reading experience. I’m grateful for your incredibly sweet words and for the fact that you enjoyed the story! 😉

  • What a great book! I had a hard time putting it down. I plan on reading more of your books. I want to see what happens next!

    • Thank you so much, my dear Marian! The next book, your namesake’s story “Capturing a Highland Rogue” is out already. <3

  • I enjoyed reading your book. The characters are very colorful . I liked the plot. I did skip the steamy sex parts. The plot didn’t need that to make it interesting.

  • An entertaining read apart from the unlikelihood of a newly published poetess being paid £30,000 for her first effort. (The equivalent of £1,750,000 in today’s money according to most currency comparison websites)

    • I’m glad that you enjoyed the book my dear Elizellen! I wish talented and competent women could get that sum, even if they are new in their work field 🙂

  • I really enjoyed the relationship between Amelia and Henrietta. Forgiving and accepting her father was a very nice moment. I loved the support that Jamie gave also. Such a good love story.

    • Thank you my dear Helen! Marianne & William’s story “Capturing a Highland Rogue” is out already! 😉

    • Thank you my dear Chrissy! William & Marianne’s tale “Capturing a Highland Rogue” is out already 😉

    • Thank you my dear Kathy! William & Marianne’s tale “Capturing a Highland Rogue” is out already and I hope that it will steal your heart 😉

  • Anxious to read more about Marianne and William! And of course the new baby
    (babies) probably twins, of Amelia and Jonathan!!

    • Thank you my dear Barbara! William & Marianne’s tale “Capturing a Highland Rogue” is out already 😉

  • I know l keep saying this but whisky in Scotland does not have an e in it, so to be truly historical Scottish, drop the ‘e’

  • I enjoyed this book very much and looking forward to read your next story. My thoughts on grammar are totally different, I saw them as interesting changes in the details of the story, since it is about different cultures and languages.

  • I totally agree with everyone so far. Loved this story! Now we desperately need William and Marianne’s book and another book with someone special for Fiona. Kenna, keep writing and we will keep reading!!!

    • I’m delighted to hear it my dear Mary Anne! Marianne’s story “Capturing a Highland Rogue” is out already! 😉

  • Oh my gosh! I just found the next two books in this trilogy so I bought them! I know what I will be reading tonight. Thanks Kenna!!!!

    • Your kind words warm my heart, my Amanda! “Capturing a Highland Rogue” William & Marianne’s story is already out! <3

  • Great story. Really enjoyed this book. Loved all the personalities and interactions…Looking forward to the next! Ann

    • Thank you my sweet Ann! “Capturing a Highland Rogue” William & Marianne’s story is available already! <3

  • I enjoyed the story line as I am a romantic at heart but a little disappointed that the epilogue didn’t include the birth of Amelia and Jamie’s baby. I assume there will be a forthcoming sequel to the story.

  • I enjoyed reading this story. The plot was well thought out. The characters were interesting. Looking forward to more books from this author.

  • I really enjoyed this book! I loved Amelia’s character, as well as Fiona’s. Loved how the story progressed and the problem of Donald thrown in. Good prevails over evil and this is one of many reasons I enjoys these books! Please continue your work!

    • I’ll try my best my dear Carolyn! William & Marianne’s story “Capturing a Highland Rogue” is out already 😉

  • I enjoyed this book. I would like to hear how many children they have. And I would like to see what happens with Marianne and William. Does Fiona fall in love again? Just a little advise. You need a better proof reader, I found some misspelled words. I wish I could proof read for you! I love your work! I love highlander stories!

    • Thank you my sweet Donna! William & Marianne’s story “Capturing a Highland Rogue” is out already! I’m always trying to do better and if you give my other books a chance, I believe that you will find them much improved! 😀

  • A really good story. Enjoyed how too different world’s calided, English @ Scottish. It was exciting, romantic, very different than most stories. Enjoyed it very much. Thanks Diane DeMoulin

  • Excellent story! Love Jamie and Amelia as a couple who are perfect for each other. Also liked William from the start and hoped he would end up with someone too. Will be interesting to read William & Marrianne’s story.

    • I’m glad that you enjoyed it my dear Ronda! William & Marianne’s story “Capturing a Highland Rogue” is already out 😉

    • Thank you! The next book “Capturing a Highland Rogue” about Marianne & William, is out already my dear Bettye! 😉

  • I enjoyed your story immensely. I read it in two nights. I read everyday about two hours. I hope to read more of your work. There are mistakes and a proofreader would be helpful. There are mistakes in every book I read. I often wonder why a proofreader is not used. I don’t hesitate to keep reading and ignoring any errors. I look forward to many more hours of enjoyment from your work. Alena

    • Thank you my sweet Alena, for giving my books a chance! I’m trying very hard to eliminate any possible mistakes, so I believe that you will find my next books improved 😉

  • Love conquers all with a few bumps through the way! I love Kenna’s writing style, it is like reading an adult fairy tale.
    I do think a good proof reader is needed. Thank you for another fun and relaxing book.

    • I’m so happy that you enjoyed it, my dear Laura! I’m constantly working to eliminate mistakes. I believe that you will find my other books very much improved 😉

  • I enjoyed the store very much! It grabs you from the first pages and pulls you in. You can’t help but fall in love with the characters and root for a HEA for them all! I can’t wait for William and Marianne’s story! I would also love a nice widower for Fiona!!

    • Thank you so much my sweet Amy! William & Marianne’s story “Capturing a Highland Rogue” is already out 😉

  • As usual, the book was full of twists, turns, laughs & tears. The proofreading definitely needs a lot of improvement, but I read with corrections as I go. Donald is sure to cause havoc in the future books until his outcome is met and not left hanging. An enjoyable read.

    • Thank you my dear Elaine! I’m sure that you will find my next books very much improved in the proofreading department 😉

    • Thank you my dear Sally! William & Marianne’s story “Capturing a Highland Rogue” is out already!

  • I enjoyed the story. Your characters are charming, save the bad guys. Really, I get caught up in excitement and I feel as though I’m a character.
    I wish the extended epilogue was just in with the book so I could just read without having to search for it.
    Thank you now I’m on to “Capturing a Highland Rogue ”
    Stay healthy. God bless you.
    Nana Sparkles

  • I loved the story of Amelia and Jamie but I don’t enjoy having to get the extended epilogue as it only downloads onto my computer. I would rather have it as part of the story. The structure of the book was good and flowed naturally. Sometimes romances jump around and become disjointed but yours do not. I’m not sure the historical context is entirely accurate as the English were brutal in their restrictions on the Scottish people only four years after Culloden, particularly with the bearing of arms and wearing of tartan, but it did not detract from the lovely tale. There was just the right amount of love making; not overdone but inserted into their story naturally. There are a lot of comments in this thread about proof-reading. I know some authors give away a book in return for a review, but have you thought about giving a preview copy to those who are good at proof-reading? You will know after one book how good they are and if you want to continue with them. You could build up a good team. I would be happy to be a part of it but would need the book in editable form, maybe a simple word document sent by email? Thanks for your entertaining story. Next on my list is Marianne and William’s journey.

  • Enjoyed this tale, another can’t put it down! Hopefully, Marianne and William’s story is next?!

    • “Capturing a Highland Rogue” Marianne & William’s story is already out my dear Sue 😉

  • I love all your story lines and the characters in to books. I have a hard time putting them down. You do a good job of describing the surrounding and events. You do have a little problem somewhere along the line with
    proof reading which will bother some people but I am not one of them. I read it the way it was meant to be. Keep up the good work I look forward to more great stories. I enjoy that they are stand alone books but are part of a series. It would be nice to have a reading list at the end of the books.

    • Thank you very much my lovely JoAnn! And thank you for your love and support!! <3
      The reading list is not a bad idea 😉

  • Very enjoyable. It was written without any cold hearted treatment of these two they fell in love with the normal amount of confusion and dismay at the way the other person fell hard in love. Excellent use of descriptions of the castle and I was very interested in the celebrations of the Scottish traditions.

  • I have enjoyed reading your books .
    Love the adventure in each one !
    Keep writing and I will keep reading !

  • I cannot dispute the errors, however, my goodness, I enjoy a book for the reading, the content, the pure enjoyment, and I don’t presume to tell the writer how to handle their business.
    Keep entertaining and writing.
    Kind regards
    Linda

  • Despite all the grammatical errors this book was a decent read until you got to the ending. Everything was rushed and filled with improbabilities. After heinous and numerous attempts to get rid of his cousin the villain gets cleaned and sent home!? The hero has been so valiantly trying to save his clan by adding shepherding to keep his clan on their land and produce much needed revenues BUT he suddenly has a huge revenue generating asset that he sells to pay his fiance’s father’s gambling debts to get him out of debtors prison!! Really!!! And to add insult to injury, she manages to publish a best seller and makes enough to pay back the 30,000 pounds. And all this happened in medieval Europe. Not likely. The ending was so improbable it had me rolling my eyes. I wish authors would take as much time on plotting out the end as they do the rest of the story.

    • Thank you, my lovely Miriam, for your honest review. I truly believe that my plotwrting has progressed since then, and that it improves as time goes by. But if I am to be completely frank, these plotholes might have gone unnoticed if it weren’t for readers like yourself, interested enough to give me valuable feedback in order to improve my books. 💗

  • I loved this book. It was different from some others I read. I wasn’t as happy about the extended part. I assome ther will be a new story. I hope.

  • Again, I read your book in one breath! You know how to keep your readers excited. The extended epilogue asks for more. Will there be a sequel to the story of Marianne and William? Of should we leave that to our own imagination? Thank you Kenna. 🌷

    • I’m so happy that you enjoyed it my dear Patty! You can read their story on “Capturing a Highland Rogue” <3.

    • You cannot imagine how happy your kind words made me! Thank you so much for all the support, my dear Julie! ❤️

  • Quite an intriguing story. An irreverent Scottish Laird prone for fun and laughs versus a prim and proper English nobel Lady falling madly in love with one another. Add in an evil jealous cousin and the plot thickens. Very good Kenna. This is one of my favorites you have written. Recommend.

    • Thank you so much my dear Mary! I’m very glad that you enjoyed it. Thank you for all the support! <3

  • I loved this story. It had a storyline that was much different than most. The characters were lovely and entertaining. The story made me want to keep coming back to find out what was going to happen.

  • I loved this storyline. The women were strong, independent, and feisty. Those Highlander men were quite the charmers, but loyal to the end. Never a dull moment. There were lots of twists and turns to keep interest. Looking forward to read the next book.

    • Thank you my dear Rosemary. I am so glad that you liked the story and the characters that much 🙂

  • Kenna, this was truly a great story 😊. Loved the beginning, middle and especially the end.
    I do hope you had continued the next couple in their story with a twist of a villain as well 😁.

  • I find your stories make good reading. The grammatical errors are many and some of your scottish phrasing is not correct. I know this being Scottish myself. Your plots have twists and turns making me wonder how the story will unfold. I enjoy them very much and admire your vast imagination.

    • Thank you for the kind words Marilyn. We always try to improve each day and i will work closely with my editors to fix these issues. I hope that you enjoyed the story nevertheless 🙂

  • What a delightful story. Although I have no Scottish heritage, I have been drawn to Scottish stories, romantic and otherwise, ever since I visited Scottish friends there years ago. This is the first of your books I have read, and I will be looking forward to reading more. Thank you for several hours of pure enjoyment.

    • Thank you so much for your positive review, dear Charlotte! I’m so glad to learn you enjoyed this!💖⚔

  • This was a beautiful romance. I love happy endings. Like life it’s not without it’s pearl’s, yet where there is love, life has a way of finding joy in the end.

    • Thank you so much for your support, my lovely Ann! Can you tell me more about the loose ends you have noticed? Feel free to send me an email, I’d love to know your feedback! ❤️

  • Good story. Enjoyed it greatly. Your ARC readers were not very helpful in their proof reading, but as readers we automatically put it properly in our minds. Thanks for such lovely entertainment.

  • The story was very good and well written. However, I can not understand why some women feel the need to betray the one that loves them. Why not just be honest with the one who loves them?

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, my dear Janet! And what can I tell you.. In the end of the day we’re all just people doing whatever we can but sometimes our fears take the best of us… ❤️

  • Another wonderful journey of words! Ms. Kendrick never fails to keep me turning the pages with each new book I read. The characters and scenery are always written with so much description and come to life beautifully as she draws us deeper into each and every adventure. Off to start on the next one hopefully with Marianne and William. I believe it’s going to be a merry chase! Keep up the exciting work! I am a new devoted fan.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, my dear Robin! I’m so happy you liked the story and I appreciate your support! ❤️

  • A very good story. I especially enjoyed the stodginess of the Englishwomen – it reminded me of my English grandmother.

  • Great story, loved the interaction between characters and especially the forgiveness of the father’s mistakes and his humbleness in taking responsibility for his deeds.

  • I need the rest of this story! Does Amelia have a boy or girl? I hope there’s a sequel for Marianne and William’s story. I loved the book, though. I just couldn’t put it down

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, my dear Joyce! Your support means the world! I’m so glad you enjoyed the story and even prayed for my characters! ❤️

  • Wow…what a great story. Did not want it to end without Amelia having her baby. Please continue with more sequels.

    • Hello my dear Debbie, I am so glad you enjoyed my story! Regarding the sequels…well… I can’t give it away any spoilers but I am sure you are gonna love what I have prepared for Amelia!

  • I read the second book first and was so enthralled by the story and events mentioned from a first book that I had to have it. I am totaled enchanted at the story twist and turns. Remarkable how brazen both ladies were. Actually quite amazing and surprising. You will definitely enjoy both book 1 and book 2 and now I am off to book 3.

    • Thank you my dear Diana for your kind words! I am excited to hear your opinion of the other books and I am so glad you liked this story!