“.. spicy and intoxicating novel! … Julie Johnstone is an amazing author … it took my breath away! … But she did not disappoint …”

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Rating: five-star-rating-md 5/5

About the Book

Title: When a Laird Loves a Lady (Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts #1)

Author: Julie Johnstone

Anticipated Release Date: March 22, 2016

Genre: Romance, Scottish, Medieval

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A need to belong drives her. A longing to forget compels him. Fate may send them into each other’s arms, but only love can mend their hearts.

An Outlander

Raised by a tyrannical father, Marion de Lacy yearns for the comfort of belonging to a loving family. So when her father announces her betrothal to an evil knight in exchange for his help to overthrow the king, she concocts a desperate scheme to avoid the marriage: feigning her own death and then fleeing England. But when her plan goes terribly awry and she’s captured by the knight, not even her careful preparations could ready her for the Scottish barbarian who rescues her and then informs her that he’s to marry her by edict of her king. Certain her father will defy the king’s orders and wed her to the knight if she refuses the Highlander’s hand, Marion agrees to marry the strangely compelling but obstinate laird of the MacLeod clan.

A Highlander

After the death of his beloved wife, Iain MacLeod has no desire to marry ever again. Yet when he finds himself obliged to do so to secure the freedom of his childhood friend and king, he reluctantly travels across England to collect his unwanted bride, expecting to find a cold Englishwoman. Instead, he discovers a fiery, bold beauty who is fiercely loyal, protective of those she loves, and defies him at every turn, challenging his certainty that his heart is dead.


Following a hasty marriage and perilous journey to Scotland, Marion harbors no illusions that her new husband loves her. Still, her heart cannot resist the noble, brave warrior, and she cannot suppress the hope that she has finally found where she belongs. However, the harder she tries to fit in with the clan and gain Iain’s love, the farther away her dreams drift. Iain is more than willing to give his respect to his courageous wife—her kisses and caresses even ignite his blood and demand his passion—but he refuses to give up his heart. That is, until enemies near and far threaten to take Marion from him. Now the demons that haunt him can only be conquered by surrendering body and soul to Marion, if only it’s not too late…


I received an ARC copy of “When a Laird Loves a Lady” for an honest review

Rating: five-star-rating-md 5/5


All I can say about “When a Laird Loves a Lady” by Julie Johnstone is WOW; it took my breath away!  The history and castles that she wrote about are on point. I love when authors take a fantasy tale, then weave it intricately together with actual historical settings and facts.
Julie Johnstone is an amazing author and I have read many of her Regency novels, which made me very hesitant in the beginning because I’ve never read anything Scottish from her before. But she did not disappoint; the characters and relationships were superb, the banter was adorable with romance that left me scorching… with no way to put the fire out!
I think each and every one of you are going to fall in love with this novel and the Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts Series. Author Julie Johnstone has swiftly joined the Scottish novel community and genre with a strong showing. She is already a force to be reckoned with and everyone better watch out. These characters and story lines are going to get better and better.
Yes, I would highly suggest “When a Laird Loves a Lady” to all of my reader friends and family. I would also try my best to turn a non-reader into a book worm with this spicy and intoxicating novel!

About the Author

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Author Julie Johnstone first fell in love with romance fifteen years ago when she picked up her first romance novel in an airport gift shop on the way to Conroe, Texas for a family reunion and spent her whole weekend reading rather than water skiing, which up until then was one of her favorite things to do.
Julie is staying up way too late and typing furiously on her keyboard to finish her next book or blog with her fellow authors at Ladyscribes. Julie is married to an amazing lawyer and when she is not running her two precocious children to one activity or another she is trying to eek out some time to stay in shape and see her dearest friends.

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