Seducing a Scottish Bride

By Sue-Ellen Welfonder (Mass Market, 2009)
Gelis MacKenzie is one of the most desirable heiresses in all the Western Highlands. She is the youngest and much adored daughter of the indomitable Black Stag of Kintail, Duncan MacKenzie, who was the hero of Welfonder's novel DEVIL IN A KILT. Unfortunately, Gelis has been branded unmarriageable, but not for lack of masculine interest. No matter how lofty the ancestry, how deep the purse, or how mighty the sword arm, nary a one of her suitors is good enough for her father. Although he loves Gelis fiercely and knows he must someday see her settled and wed, Duncan isn't quite ready to let her go.

But now Duncan has received an offer for Gelis's hand in marriage that he is honor-bound to accept-and it comes from the worst possible quarter. The suitor, Ronan MacRuari of Castle Dare, is the last man Duncan MacKenzie would wish for a son-in-law. Known as the Raven, Ronan is the scion of a dark clan that has been marked by a deadly curse.

Ronan and Gelis are instantly attracted to one another, but they are immediately estranged. Ronan's last two wives have died abruptly and he doesn't want to see his vivacious newly-wed Gelis suffer the same fate, so he distances himself from her as much as possible. In the meantime, Ronan searches for the Raven Stone, a fabled treasure that he believes holds the power of the curse over his clan. But Gelis has fallen in love with her new husband, and she's determined to help him. Though Ronan doesn't know it, Gelis also has the gift of second-sight, and she has seen a future in which she is destined to help redeem her cursed husband.
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    • Format: Mass Market

    • Price: $6.99 US/$8.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446195294

    • On Sale Date: 03/01/2009

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

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Gelis MacKenzie is one of the most desirable heiresses in all the Western Highlands. She is the youngest and much adored daughter of the indomitable Black Stag of Kintail, Duncan MacKenzie, who was the hero of Welfonder's novel DEVIL IN A KILT. Unfortunately, Gelis has been branded unmarriageable, but not for lack of masculine interest. No matter how lofty the ancestry, how deep the purse, or how mighty the sword arm, nary a one of her suitors is good enough for her father. Although he loves Gelis fiercely and knows he must someday see her settled and wed, Duncan isn't quite ready to let her go.

But now Duncan has received an offer for Gelis's hand in marriage that he is honor-bound to accept-and it comes from the worst possible quarter. The suitor, Ronan MacRuari of Castle Dare, is the last man Duncan MacKenzie would wish for a son-in-law. Known as the Raven, Ronan is the scion of a dark clan that has been marked by a deadly curse.

Ronan and Gelis are instantly attracted to one another, but they are immediately estranged. Ronan's last two wives have died abruptly and he doesn't want to see his vivacious newly-wed Gelis suffer the same fate, so he distances himself from her as much as possible. In the meantime, Ronan searches for the Raven Stone, a fabled treasure that he believes holds the power of the curse over his clan. But Gelis has fallen in love with her new husband, and she's determined to help him. Though Ronan doesn't know it, Gelis also has the gift of second-sight, and she has seen a future in which she is destined to help redeem her cursed husband.

Sue-Ellen Welfonder is a dedicated medievalist of Scottish descent who spent fifteen years living abroad, and still makes annual research trips to Great Britain. She is an active member of the Romance Writers of America and her own clan, the MacFie Society of North America. Her first novel, Devil in a Kilt, was one of Romantic Times's top picks. It won RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best First Historical Romance of 2001. Sue-Ellen Welfonder is married and lives with her husband, Manfred, and their Jack Russell Terrier, Em, in Florida.
  • "Welfonder provides witty banter between a feisty heroine and a stalwart hero caught in an ancient curse. The added paranormal elements and sensuality turn the story 

    into an intriguing page-turner that fans of Scottish romance will adore. 4 1/2 stars."

  • "SEDUCING A SCOTTISH BRIDE is a great paranormal historical romance starring two caring individuals whose love puts them at odds with each other.  He would rather be celibate than place his Lady Gelis in harm; she would rather battle the entire forces of hell than give up her love.  Fans will read this in one delightful sitting so set aside the time."

  • "Like a master chef in the kitchen, Welfonder knows all the best ingredients to use in making the perfect highland romance, and whips that together in Bride for a Knight.  Fans won't want to pass up Bride for a Knight. 4 1/2 Roses" (A Romance Review).

  • "Welfonder's careful scholarship and attention to detail vividly re-create the lusty, brawling days of medieval Scotland with larger-than-life chivalrous heroes and dainty but spirited maidens." (Booklist, starred review, on ONLY FOR A KNIGHT).

  • "Historical romance lovers will definitely enjoy life in Scotland years ago and meeting people who epitomize the love of their land in their lives." (Romance Reviews Today on UNTIL THE KNIGHT COMES).

  • "Welfonder again gives readers a true sense of time and place and characters to enjoy.  The mix of romance and mystery is well-done, and the surprise ending is a nice treat." (Romance Reviews Today on BRIDE FOR A KNIGHT).

Product Details

Seducing a Scottish Bride
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $6.99 US/$8.50 CAN
  • Pages: 400
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446195294
  • On Sale Date: 03/01/2009
Seducing a Scottish Bride