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Her Highland Rogue

Scottish War for Independence Trilogy

Highland Press Publishing

Heat Rating: SENSUAL
Word Count: 94,647
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In 1304, amidst Scotland's continuing war for independence


two wounded souls are forced on a journey neither wants, resulting in tragedy and disaster.


Battle-hardened, untrusting and son of a Scottish Chieftain


Duncan MacThomas wants only to see his country free from English rule. Honor-bound to ensure his clan's financial future, Duncan reluctantly travels to England to wed a woman he doesn't want.


Wealthy and pampered


Catherine Gillingham anticipates a marriage to a Duke's son and is dismayed when her king decrees she must wed a Scotsman, the sort of man all of London despises. Can these two opposites find love amidst war and lower their barriers to find the peace they seek within their countries and themselves?

Professional Reviews

This is a highly emotional book set at the time of Robert the Bruce.  The well-drawn characters are too proud to bend to their emotions, putting their relationship constantly at risk, notwithstanding the outside threat.  The author is to be applauded for her choice of setting and strength of character studies.

Deborah Elliott, Affaire de Coeur

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All this reviewer can say is Wow!!  Ms. Burroughs weaves a wonderful tale set in a time when Scotland was fighting for its freedom from England and England's swift retaliation.  In the midst of this, a love between a gruff highlander and a shy English rose blooms and Ms. Burroughs tells the love and passion with a simplicity that will take the reader's breath away!  This is a story that will touch the reader's heart.  The historical details will keep the reader enthralled as they enjoy the fight Duncan and Catherine have against past to enjoy their future.  By creating such strong characters, Ms. Burroughs has the reader in the palm of her hand from beginning to end.  Duncan is a wonderfully alpha male who delivers his love in ways that will endear him to the reader's heart.  Catherine is a perfect foil to Duncan's gruffness as she is like silk with the strength of steel.
Ms. Burroughs's easily will captivate the reader with intricate details, a mystery that ensnares the reader and characters that will touch their hearts.  By the end of the first chapter, this reviewer was enthralled with HER HIGHLAND ROGUE and was rooting for Duncan and Catherine to admit their love.  Laughter, tears and love shine through this wonderful novel.  This reviewer was amazed at Ms. Burroughs's depth and perception in this storyline.  Her wonderful way with words plays itself through each page like a lyrical note and will captivate the reader till the very end.  The only drawback was this reviewer wanted to know more of the secondary characters and the back story of other characters.  All in all, read HER HIGHLAND ROGUE and be transported to a time that is full of mystery and promise of a future.   This reviewer is highly recommending this book for those who enjoy an engrossing Scottish tale full of humor, love and laughter.

Dawn Roberto, Love Romances

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Catherine and Duncan are wonderful characters with complex personalities.  They complement each other very well.  There are many situations between both of them, as well as some of the other characters, that evoke much emotion.  There are places where tragedy abounds and others that show a loving family that might have existed in that particular time period.  The love that develops between Cat and Duncan is easily visible and feels very real.  The love scenes are sensual with just the right amount of detail for this particular story.  I could not put the book down until I had finished reading it.
Ms. Burroughs is a gifted author with a knack for describing events in such a way that they are easily visible to the reader.  Her Highland Rogue is a wonderful book that I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys Scottish historical romance.

Susan White, Coffee Time Romance

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Her Highland Rogue will become everyone's favorite book!
Leanne Burroughs continues the fiery tale of Scotland's history with Highlander Duncan MacThomas and his lady wife, Catherine Gillingham of England.  The creative blending of history and romance will appeal to readers on several levels.  The author's research and understanding of Scottish politics is made evident through the characters' actions and dialogue.  Leanne Burroughs has an obvious love for this country and its people.  The setting is very realistic and is filled with many fascinating details.
Yet, this story shines most brightly through the main characters of Duncan and Catherine.  Both of them have a vibrancy that pulses through these pages.  Their personalities are strong and sensual.  This author is also extremely skillful with dialogue and was able to make Duncan's Scottish burr seem almost audible.  The mixture of historical and fictional personalities gives the readers a more intimate look at this time period.
Readers will sigh, sob and squeal with delight whenever these characters are on the page!  Every woman will want HER HIGHLAND ROGUE!

Joyce Handzo, In the Library Reviews


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Her Highland Rogue is filled with historical data and the author does a wonderful job of conveying the hardship of living in the time period.  This book definitely falls into the category of a sweeping historical romance with two very enjoyable leads and a whole host of supporting characters.  The twists and turns as these two find their way is full of intrigue and the reader will be fully drawn into their story.  For those who love romances set in Scotland, pick up Her Highland Rogue as well as Highland Wishes, you won't regret it!

Susan T. - Fallen Angel Reviews

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In one of my favourite periods in history Leanne Burroughs takes me back with her emotionally charged novel about two characters that are deeply scarred by the trauma that has occurred in their lives.  I really enjoyed Her Highland Rogue; the novel was very descriptive and historically accurate.  Duncan was a battle-hardened and scarred man and unwilling to let anyone into his life.  But Catherine came along and he discovered that not everyone is out to get him.  With time, he opened up to her and they grew together and let each other into their hearts.  The novel setting covers roughly two years in length and I could not possibly cover everything that happened in this novel. 
With rich history during this period to draw from, William Wallace, the overtaking of Stirling and the crowning of Robert The Bruce, Leanne Burroughs weaves a powerful story of love and redemption.  Her Highland Rogue is a captivating and spine tingling read, filled with angst and inner torment.  It's a wonderful love story and one that any medieval reader will love and cherish for years to come.

Laurel, The Mystic Castle

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"Burroughs' second book is a heart-stealer!" 
Leanne Burroughs' book HIGHLAND WISHES was a wonderful book.  Her first, it was full of heart and so much love - of storytelling, history, of Scotland.  She did the amazing Hat Trick of winning the 2004 Laurie for Historical Romance. 
Her second book, HER HIGHLAND ROGUE, is the sequel to HIGHLAND WISHES. 
Burroughs has a true love of Scotland (and being a Scot I think I'm a good judge of this!).  She writes with amazing detail of the period and country.  Only, it's through these two amazing characters she brings to life where she really hits her stride.  Catherine is a gentle soul, yet there is such strength and determination in her.  She is a heart-stealer.  Duncan is pure Alpha male - arrogant, handsome, sexy, but a fully realized man with scars from the past.  Duncan will leave the readers wanting their own Highland Rogue!

 DeborahAnne MacGillivray, The Best Reviews


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"Breathtakingly Passionate & Poignant Medieval"
In a stunning sequel to Burroughs' HIGHLAND WISHES, the reader will find a powerfully emotional and passionate love story that focuses on Duncan MacThomas, who was introduced in that novel.
Against the sweeping backdrop of Scotland's war of independence, this author continues an epic of a heart wrenching and positively beautiful love story. Duncan and Catherine were painstakingly developed with such realism that you'll be sharing their emotional journey. At its very heart you'll share the love, the joy, the anguish, and the tears. Along the way, you'll revisit old friends, gain new ones, and thoroughly wish the story would never end. Burroughs gifts you with a terrific story, straight from her heart to yours! A most excellent novel that I whole-heartedly recommend!

 Marilyn Rondeau, The Best Reviews

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Historical Adventure of Love and Forgiveness
Love and Forgiveness are interwoven in this fabulous tale from Leanne Burroughs, award-winning author of HIGHLAND WISHES.
Mrs. Burroughs has penned a poignant story rich with historical conflict, emotional trauma, unforgettable, lovable characters, and lessons on endurance. The detail given to Scottish history is captured in Mrs. Burroughs picturesque prose. In reading her book, I felt like the little boy who said `I'd rather read than see a movie. I see so much more.'

Patty Howell, Author

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I fell a little in love with Duncan in HIGHLAND WISHES and was thrilled that this guy was going to get his own story!  As with her past effort Ms. Burroughs has delivered yet again with this wonderfully romantic story about two souls that want to love but just can't trust the emotion.
Again this story is rich in history as well as breathtakingly original.  We again visit with Tory and Grant, and introduced to new friends that will wrap their way around your heat.  I greatly look forward to Ms. Burroughs' next effort. She is an author I will now purchase by name alone.

Kristi Ahlers, Romance Designs

Excerpt

Impossible Love

When the priest asked for Catherine's voice of consent, her eyes slipped sideways to appraise the angry man beside her. His stony silence seemed as eloquent as any bard's tale. He wanted nothing to do with her.

Her voice cracking, she barely whispered the words that would forever alter the course of her life. "I will."

The man beside her stood rigid as she gave her response. He exhaled loudly and said through clenched teeth, "Aye, I will."

The priest completed the holy message despite the palpable tension, then moved inside the chapel to offer communion and bless the marriage.

Catherine couldn't believe the priest's audacity when at ceremony's end he smiled at Duncan and said, "You may give your bride the kiss of peace."

Duncan eyed the priest as if he'd lost his mind, then turned for the first time to face his lady wife.

Trying to keep his expression unreadable, his gaze traversed the length of her body, stopped at her breasts, her hips. Seal this unwanted union with a kiss to show the two families joined together with no ill feelings? He'd not do it. All he'd had to do was tell the priest he protested. The ceremony would have gone no further. He couldn't do it. His clan needed him. Before he left home he'd decided not to stay with her after the wedding, wanting nothing to do with a woman his father selected. He planned to leave as soon as he took her to his home. He wouldn't change his mind now.

He stood resoluteand unable to breathefor he stared at one of the loveliest women he'd ever seen.

 

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