scotlandwloveblogtourThis week I have two different giveaways. I have three copies of SEDUCED BY DESTINY and HIGHLAND MASTER to give away. That means we could have 6 winners this week! To enter: Leave a comment on this post answering the question: Do you like Scottish historical romances? Also let me know which book would be your number one choice. (Check out the review posts below to learn about the books!) To earn extra entries tweet the link to this post with the tag #bookgirlgiveaway or post about the contest somewhere else on the web (make sure to leave me a link in the comments). Contest is open to US addresses only and will run through 3/6/11 at 5pm cst.

ETA: You can also get more entries by commenting on the other posts this week.

5/5, Historical Romance, review copy


763803761From the back of the book:


All her life, Josselin Ancrum has been trained for combat, hoping to exact vengeance for her heroic mother, who was killed fighting the English. When asked to spy for the Scottish Queen, Jossy joyfully accepts. but when a handsome stranger rescues her from sudden danger, his charm distracts her from her mission.


On the surface, Drew MacAdam may appear to be nothing more than a carefree champion, but his heart harbors a dark secret: This Highland hero is actually a skilled English soldier with a hatred for war and for the Scottish. Yet from the moment he meets the feisty Jossy, he’s captured by her fiercely loyal heart. He’s determined the honey-haired lass will be his ultimate prize – until the tragedy of their entwined legacies is revealed. Are these star-crossed lovers to be divided by their pasts? Or will they be…

Seduced by Destiny

This is a fantastic historical romance. From the very beginning I was enthralled by the story. SEDUCED BY DESTINY is different. The main character, Drew, is an Englishman disguised as a Highlander who plays golf in Scotland. He was totally not what I expected when I started the book – in a good way. I loved him. His attraction to and courting of Josselin was both funny and sweet. I just loved everything about him. Josselin is headstrong and stubborn, but she has a pretty good head on her shoulders thanks to her three fathers and Kate, her surrogate mother. The intrigue and secrecy that Josselin is undertaking in the name of her Queen moves the story along at a quick pace and kept me turning the pages. I loved Josselin and Drew’s love story and felt that the other plots in the book didn’t overshadow, but enhanced.

the book girl gives SEDUCED BY DESTINY a 5/5

to find the book:


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5/5, Historical Romance, puchased book



From the back of the book:


Known as the Mackintosh “Wildcat,” Lady Catriona would do anything to defend her clan. But when she discovers a wounded warrior on her family’s land, Catriona’s devotion is tested. Igniting her passions with the softest touch, this powerful stranger tempts her in the most intimate way – and keeps a dangerous secret…


In the midst of war, Sir Finlagh Cameron swore an oath of vengeance against the Mackintosh chieftain. Now face-t0-face with his enemy’s daughter, Fin of the Battles falters. Her wild beauty and spirit arouse a hunger the battle-weary warrior can’t conquer and provoke a terrifying choice. Surrendering to desire would break his vow. revenge would threaten Catriona’s life. For their love to triumph, the two must do the unthinkable: challenge the fierce loyalties that rule the knights and clans of Scotland.

This was a fun read. I really liked both Catriona and Finlagh. The story has romance, action, and enough intrigue to keep the reader satisfied for the whole book. I plan to re-read this book later, because I had to read it so fast to make my review deadline. I loved everything I read and it was easy to read fast (some books aren’t), but I feel like I didn’t get the whole “adventure” because I sped through it. Plus, I want to go back and savor the story because the romance is so perfect and made me feel good.

the book girl gives HIGHLAND MASTER a 5/5

to find the book:


Barnes & Noble