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The Prodigal Laird


Escape Publishing (Harlequin Enterprises Australia)

Release Date:

March 1, 2019


Scottish Historical Romance

The Prodigal Laird

His marriage might cease decades of hostilities between two clans, but that doesn't mean he wants it - or his bold new wife who is keeping secrets of her own.

Roderick MacLeod arrives in his native Scottish Highlands to pay brief respects to his recently deceased father - the man Roderick blames for the death of his English mother. But before he can return to England, he is saddled with two responsibilities he never asked for: the title of Laird of Clan MacLeod and an unwanted marriage, by proxy, to the daughter of a rival laird.

Annabel MacDonald thought she had the perfect marriage; her husband's continued absence allowed her independence and the freedom to secretly hide and abet the escape of her fugitive clansmen. When the husband she'd never met shows up, she must convince him to return to England before he uncovers her many secrets, and perhaps her heart.

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Customer Reviews

Loved this Book - Marriage by Proxy!

Maggie Jo - Amazon Review

Great premise! As my first Vanda Vadas book, I found this to be a very engaging book with tremendous relationships that deal with the difficult issues of the time period. You will find yourself intrigued without realizing you cannot put it down. Thank you Net Galley for sharing this book in exchange for an honest review.

Unexpected Love

Cbarnett - Amazon Review

This is a great read with characters that jump off the pages. Roderick has returned from England after the death of his father only to find out he has been married by proxy to Annabel and finds his replacement to hold the title of Laird for his clan. However he is determined that his marriage is not real and plans on returning to London, but after meeting with her father realizes Annabel is better protected at his castle. But Annabel has secrets and he is determined to uncover them. When the Redcoats threaten his clan he and Annabel will do whatever it takes to protect his clan and Roderick will soon realize there is more to keep him here where he needs to be.

An Engaging and Descriptive Read

Tracy - Amazon Review

I loved the author’s use of language in this book; you really get a sense of the Scottish brogue without it being too cumbersome to follow. I also liked the descriptions of the landscape and the castle. I highly enjoyed it.

Loved this Book - Marriage by Proxy!

Paul - Amazon Review

Another excellent and engaging historical romance from Vanda Vadas to add to her first novel, the Pirate Lord which was also an excellent read.

Scotland Comes to Life!

Carol - Amazon Review

Beautifully written and really gives you the flavour of Scotland. Great characters made for a rich reading experience!

Great Read

Mem- Amazon Review

Loved the atmosphere the writer captures so well and really interesting characters.

Editorial Reviews

Mary Anne Yarde, Award-winning Author of The Du Lac Chronicles

"The Prodigal Laird is a tautly gripping romance which is absolutely impossible to put down once started. It is engaging, engrossing, enthralling and irresistible. When Historical Romance is written like this, there is no such thing as too many pages. I Highly Recommend."

Jade's Journal

"Favorite Quote between hero and heroine:'I would have yer forgiveness, instead of yer anger.''As I would have your trust, instead of your silence.'"

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