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"Exciting Scottish historical romance"

In 1351 Dunnedin, Scotland, Lady Anice MacNab, after a long wait for the return of her betrothed from his exile in England, marries Alesandra 'Sandy' McKendimen. On their wedding night her dream turns into a nightmare when her spouse badly beats her. Fearing retaliation from her father and his clan, and appalled by his son?s dastardly deed, Laird Straun McKendimen beats his son, disinherits him, and sends him to live with his English friends. Straun chooses his illegitimate son Robert Mathieson as the new heir in spite of their spat eight years ago over the sire not acknowledging the lad as his. A reluctant Robert returns to Dunnedin only to find most of the keep opposes him as the heir. Worse yet, he finds himself attracted to Anice, who avoids him like the plague until she accepts him as her friend. However, to Robert that is not enough, as he loves the keep?s lady even if she is married to and carrying the child of his half-brother.

Though not for everyone due to the thick Scottish brogue, historical romance fans will fully enjoy ONCE FORBIDDEN. The lead couple is a delightful pair as both warily step towards one another, but the barriers of the past keeps them tentatively walking quite slowly. Though Sandy is depicted as a totally evil wastrel (as are most of the English), the secondary characters especially the occupants of Dunnedin provide insight to the two stars. Scottish historical romance readers wanting a strong tale with authentic sounding dialogue will enjoy Terri Brisbin?s powerful relationship drama.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 23, 2002

SUMMARY

Anice MacNab barely survived her wedding night. The death of her husband forces her to flee a new political alliance, seeking the one man she trusts.

Raised the son of one man, Robert Mathieson discovers he is the son of the MacKendimen laird. Denied recognition and refused his heritage, Robert finds himself drawn into the intrigue surrounding Anice and wanting the one person he cannot have--the woman he loves.

Robert and Anice's newfound love threatens to expose long- buried secrets within the Clan MacKendimen and they must find the strength to fight the darkness that surrounds them. Will love be enough to unite them forever?

 

Once Forbidden
(A Highland Fling Romance / MacKendimen Family)
by Terri Brisbin

Jove
March 1, 2002
ISBN #0515131792
EAN #9780515131796
320 pages
Paperback
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Terri Brisbin

Taming the Highlander
The Maid of Lorne
The Countess Bride
The Norman's Bride
The Dumont Bride
The Queen's Man
A Matter Of Time
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