Though she has yet to be courted by any man, spirited Gillyanne Murray decides the time has come to visit the dower lands gifted to her by her father's kinsmen. She arrives to find the small keep surrounded by three lairds, each one vying for her hand...and property. Though resolved to refuse them all, the threat of battle on her threshold forces ...Read MoreThough she has yet to be courted by any man, spirited Gillyanne Murray decides the time has come to visit the dower lands gifted to her by her father's kinsmen. She arrives to find the small keep surrounded by three lairds, each one vying for her hand...and property. Though resolved to refuse them all, the threat of battle on her threshold forces her to boldly choose a suitor: Sir Connor MacEnroy, a handsome, daring knight of few words. As his wife, Gillyanne is stunned by his terse, cold distance - and her own yearning to feel passion in his arms. Now, bringing her healing touch to a land and a keep ravaged by treachery and secret enemies, she dares to reach out for the one thing she fears she may forever be denied...her husband's closely guarded heart.Read Less
My favorite of the Murry clan,Gilly is witty, outspoken,smart ,brave, and beautiful.Hannah Howell is my favorite author and the Murrys my favorite family
Dec 11, 2008
This is a fantastic romance novel, so funny in places. with a great story and great erotica. This is a keeper to be recommended to all your family and friends. Even that husband or wife. They just might learn something.
Mar 2, 2008
Gillyanne & Connor
This is the third in a trilogy about the Murray daughters (she is Eric's daughter). This is an original tale - rather than a copy of many books wherein the knight rides in to save the day for a gal threatened or a gal finding a hurt man and tries to aid him for his protection while she escapes her own danger. This is a story about a gal who inherited a plot of land that three other men want. They decide (with the King's blessing) that one of them will marry her to gain her lands and keep the peace they have maintained for 12 years. She is a laird and does what one must - she fights for her property, her chastity and her people - without bloodshed for 3 battles. Knowing the 4th battle is going to cause blood shed, she selects one of the men to marry. Connor. It is unusual for a Murray story as well, since the gal marries as a virgin (if you have read any of the books - this does not happen at all) and her first experience as a wedded gal leaves her with the feeling that marriage passion and bliss is not to happen for herself since she does not "yell" when bedded the first time (also a first in the books I have read). She does what is best for her people and her husband takes her to his property. She becomes a dutiful wife while fighting the women of less virtue living at her new home. She is a "seer" and senses much danger but cannot foretell what all is going on. There are issues and she deals well and handles many, but she is also in danger on several fronts - a jilted lover of her husbands wants her gone as do the two other lairds want her and know her marriage can be set aside for coersion. Additionally, there is danger within the keep from someone close to her husband. She fights long and hard for her marriage - looking for anything to stay when she finds herself in love. He gives her little if nothing to work with - hardened at a very young age by duty. This book is good in that it tells a different story and that one can really see that there is little or no hope for the marriage to last once Eric comes to offer Gilly the chance to leave with the King's permission due to coersion. You will have to read to find out how the story is handled - it is well told with many twists and dangers that lurk about.
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