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Gillian was just a small child when she saw her father murdered by the vicious Baron Alford. Claimed as Baron Alford's ward, Gillian was fortunate enough to be raised by her beloved Uncle Morgan, but Baron Alford soon called her back to his castle. For the Baron needed to produce Arianna's Box, a bejeweled golden box commissioned by King John, or King John would kill him. King John had never forgiven Gillian's father for murdering his great love, his beautiful Arianna, but he was convinced that Gillian would know where the box was hidden. Unfortunately, Gillian had no idea, but she knew that they would carry through their threat of torturing and killing her Uncle Morgan if she didn't find the box. She also knew that they would kill the young child, Alec, the son of a Highland chieftain, as soon as they discovered that they had kidnapped the wrong child. Left with no choice, Gillian took Alec and fled for the Highlands to find her long-lost older sister and to return Alec to his home and parents.
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Gillian knew that she needed help to find her sister and she knew that she would need a strong champion to help her save her Uncle Morgan. When Alec waxed eloquent about his protector, Brodick Buchanan, Gillian knew that she had found her champion. By pretending to be Brodick's bride, Gillian ensured that Brodick would find her quickly and she could see his skills with her own eyes. When Gillian first spotted Brodick, she knew she was in trouble. The man was so stubborn and exasperating, but she found herself falling in love with him regardless. Brodick knew that Gillian was English, which was a pretty big flaw, but he had never seen anyone so lovely and she didn't seem to be afraid of him, which was a first. As he escorted Gillian and Alec to Iain's land to return the lad and then took Gillian to Ramsey Sinclair's land to find her sister, he found himself falling in love with her. However, just because he loved her and married her didn't mean that Gillian would obey him...

The review of this Book prepared by Debbie

Gillian is an English woman searching for her sister and a lost treasure for her captor Baron Alford. The baron has also stolen an innocent child so she and the child escapes. The go to the Highlands (where the child lives and her sister is claimed to be). That's when she comes to meet Brodick Buchanan, a powerful and mighty laird. As her journey continues she is confused with what she is feeling for him. Brodick is also confused and trying to resist love. Will they survive?
The review of this Book prepared by Alesa Sarcione

Ransom tells the story of Brodick Buchanan and Gillian and takes place 8 years after The Secret. Gillian, an Englishwoman, is in search of her sister and a jeweled treasure and in the process meets Brodick. He is a protective Scottish laird and agrees to help Gillian in her quest. Over time they form a bond strong enough to hold through secrets and betrayal. Ransom is a wonderful continuation into the lives of the Buchanan, Sinclair, and Maitland clans.   
The review of this Book prepared by Emma

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Ancient scotland Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   searching for a treasure    -   searching for a loved one If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   warrior/knight Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   less bitchy/arrogant Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   a better lover    -   blissful    -   mature Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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