Giveaway: Tamed by a Laird by Amanda Scott

Drey's Library is also having another Giveaway, this time it is Tamed by a Laird by Amanda Scott. Hurry on over for this one, the winner will be picked today!!! July 28th! Thanks to Hachette Book Group, she has five copies of Tamed by a Laird for you...To enter, comment and share: Would you want to live in Scotland? Why or why not? I'd love to visit, but until I do, I'm not sure I'd want to live there

SNIPPET: "In 1374 Scotland, seventeen-year-old Janet “Jenny” Easdale finds herself betrothed to a loathsome man who cares for nothing more than her title and estates. She became Baroness Easdale of Easdale upon the death of her father, as he had no male heir to succeed him. Her betrothed, Reid Douglas, is eager to become Baron of Easdale, but the title will not automatically come to him when he marries Jenny. Only she has the right to decide when he will gain that title. Jenny’s uncle, and guardian since the death of her father, betrothed her to Reid, who is wife’s youngest brother. As far as they are concerned, marrying Reid to Jenny will provide him with a satisfactory income and a title; and he will no longer be a worry for them. Jenny tires of Reid constantly groping her at their betrothal banquet and hopes, somewhat futilely, that he will cease if she ignores him. She gets far more pleasure from watching the band of minstrels who are performing. In Jenny’s opinion, the life of a minstrel seems more exciting than hers. She longs for an adventure before she must marry her obnoxious betrothed and begins to formulate a plan to join the minstrels for a brief escapade.
Jenny’s maidservant, Peg, has a brother named Bryan who is a member of the minstrel troupe, so Jenny convinces Peg to let her go with her when she meets with Bryan after everyone else has gone to bed. Dressing in plain, unassuming clothing, Jenny disguises her true identity from the troupe and becomes known simply as “Bonny Jenny.” An expert with a lute and possessing a lovely singing voice, Jenny soon becomes a favorite with the crowds for whom the minstrels play. Peg is appalled that Jenny has run away, but Jenny assures her that it’s just a brief adventure before she must marry the odious Reid. Little does Jenny know that her little jaunt is about to come to a halt.
Sir Hugh Douglas, Reid’s elder brother, is a seasoned warrior and well-respected member of the powerful Clan Douglas. He has little patience for his brother and his idle ways. So when Lord Dunwythie, Jenny’s uncle, awakens him from a sound sleep and asks him to help search for Jenny, Hugh refuses. Why should the whereabouts of his brother’s betrothed concern him? Shouldn’t Reid be the one searching for Jenny? Alas, Reid is suffering the effects of imbibing too much whisky. But Dunwythie appeals to Hugh’s sense of honor and duty and convinces him to find Jenny and bring her home.
Jenny immediately recognizes Hugh when he catches up to the minstrel troupe, but not wanting to cause too much of a scandal for Jenny, Hugh poses as a troubadour calling himself Hugo. Hugh is certain that he will have no problem getting Jenny to return home, but he doesn’t count on her strong will. Plus, she believes that she has overheard what could be a conspiracy against Scotland. Hugh tries to convince her that she must have dreamed it, but Jenny will not be dissuaded. She wants to remain with the minstrels until she solves the mystery. Hugh is soon captivated by Jenny’s wit, bravery and beauty. And he doesn’t stand a chance once the mischievous band of minstrels decide to play matchmaker."


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