The Highland Guard and His Lady
In the court of Mary, Queen of Scots, danger lurks around every corner.
Leslee MacKinnon is a protector of the heart of Scotland. She can read the past of any object she touches. Translating ancient tomes for the monks of Holyrood Abbey is the perfect cover for a secret mission, until she discovers her predestined enemy is closing in.
Duncan Douglas is captain of the guards and protector of the prince. When a bonny secretive lass appears and catches the attention of the king consort, his only family, he must make an impossible choice.
To protect Scotland, she must eliminate her greatest enemy. But when the challenge begins, will he forgive her for destroying his family?
***This novella was previously published in the Ladies of the Stone anthology***
Ladies of the Stone
From within the soul of a special stone, the embodiment of the heart of Scotland, a protector is selected. A woman with a pure heart and the ferocity of a warrior is called to the fairy pools on the Isle of Skye upon the death of the previous protector. However, nature has a way of balancing itself, and so with each call to a Protector comes the call of an evil force, set on using the stone for their own purpose. These are the stories of the Protectors of the Heart of Scotland, the stone they seek to keep safe and the love that strengthens and emboldens them.
Other Ladies of the Stone novellas: The Highlander's Quest, by Eliza Knight, Her Highland Destiny by Madeline Martin, and The Protector's Promise by Cecelia Mecca
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Loved this book
The Highland Guard and HIs Lady is a romance built around the true story of the reign of Mary Queen of Scots. The story is set in the real location of Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland in the year 1567. Bailey skillfully weaves truth with fiction bringing to life actual events through the lives of her characters. Captain Duncan Douglas is the Queen’s Captain of the Guard and cousin to the Queen’s Consort Lord Darnly. While protecting the Queen’s residence, Duncan meets Lady Leslee MacKinnon. Leslee has a hidden talent that only a few know about. The more atracted she feels to Duncan the more she wants to share it with him. But will he accept her as she is or turn away as others have in the past? “As his regard lingered on her, she felt her cheeks warm. His mouth turned up and he leaned into the wall to watch her. The casual gesture heated her further as her thoughts turned to what it would feel like to kiss him.” Bailey does an outstanding job blending true events with a romantic tale. This story is a five star.
A Must Read!!!
The Highland Guard And His Lady by Lori Ann Bailey: Edinburgh Scotland 1567 A.D.
This story has mistrust, a warrior, duty, honor, protectiveness, translator, mind controlling, protection, gift of touch, guardianship, scandal, trust, a difference in station, evil, greed, arrogance, confidence, protector, fear, homesickness, encouragement, strength, visions, fighting, an attack, unworthy, love and a power to protect The Stone Of Scotland.
Stay at Holyrood Palace with Captain Duncan Douglas and Lady Leslee MacKinnon.
***This book was gifted to me and I am voluntarily reviewing.
A wonderful story
From within the soul of a special stone, the embodiment of the heart of Scotland, a protector is selected. A woman with a pure heart and the ferocity of a warrior. Each with a special mark and powers . Each with an Evil force determine to obtain the stone for their purposes. This is one of their stories.
Protector Lady Leslee MacKinnon is in Edinburgh at the home of Queen Mary, helping to translate a large tome for the Queen. Captain Duncan Douglas, a distant cousin the Queen Mary's husband Henry, guards their son, Prince James. When the two run into each other, Duncan helps Leslee find her way in the castle. As he spends more time with her his attraction to her builds as does Leslee with him. But she is the keeper of the stone to save Scotland and has many more abilities that cut her off from others. But evil forces are at hand that want the stone and will kill her to get it. Can Duncan keep her safe? Will he be like the others and call her a witch for her special skills ? I truly loved this story. Two souls who really needed each other so very much and the journey that brings them together.
I really was sad to turn the last page!! This was part of the Ladies of the Stone Anthology.