Captured by a Laird

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Captured by a Laird

The Douglas Legacy, #1

I love reading a book with a mixture of historical fact and fiction mixed together. One of the reasons I selected this book to read is that the hero was David Hume. The Hume family is an eons back connection to my family history so I was intrigued when I spotted the name in the write up. I’m so glad I picked it up because I really enjoyed the way the author spun the tale. The story is well written, intriguing, believable, and very well paced. I also enjoyed reading about the various historical figures that inspired certain characters in the story in the afterword. I think especially with historical fiction basing the characters on people from the past deepens the story. It’s interesting to imagine “what if this is what happened” because in the history books so much is left out. Especially when it comes to the female historical figures. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more books in this series in the future.

Captured by a Larid is the first book in a new series by Margaret Mallory. The story focuses on David Hume and Lady Alison Douglas. For most of her life Alison has been a pawn to the people that should have valued her more. When her abusive husband finally dies she thinks she’s finally free to enjoy her widowhood. But the dream of being a widow for the rest of her life is not to be hers. Once again thrown into the bitter feud for the crown Alison ends up forcibly wedded to David Hume, but unlike her last wedding there’s a lot more at stake. The struggle fro the crown, mix of history, and sensual love story between Alison and David make this book well worth the read.

Book Blurb for Captured by a Laird

The Douglas sisters, beauties all, are valuable pawns in their family’s bitter struggle to control the Scottish Crown. But when powerful enemies threaten, each Douglas lass will find she must face them alone.


Haunted by his father’s violent death, David Hume, the new laird of Wedderburn, sets out to make his name so feared that no one will dare harm his family again. The treacherous ally who played on his father’s weakness is dead and beyond David's vengeance, but his castle and young widow are ripe for the taking. The moment David lays eyes on the dark-haired beauty defending her wee daughters, however, he knows this frail-looking lass is the one person who could bring him to his knees.

Wed at thirteen to a man who tried daily to break her spirit, Lady Alison Douglas is looking forward to a long widowhood. But when the fearsome warrior known as the Beast of Wedderburn storms her gates, she finds herself, once again, forced to wed a stranger. Alison is only a pawn to serve his vengeance, so why does this dark warrior arouse such fiery passion and an unwelcome longing in her heart?

With death and danger looming, these two wounded souls must learn to trust each other…for only love can save them.

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2014 4.00