The Guardian

By Margaret Mallory (Mass Market, 2011)
THE RETURN OF THE HIGHLANDERS: BOOK I
Four fearless warriors return to the Highlands to claim their lands and legacies. But all their trials on the battlefield can't prepare them for their greatest challenge yet: winning the hearts of four willful Scottish beauties.

PASSION IGNITED
After years of fighting abroad, Ian MacDonald comes home to find his clan in peril. To save his kin, he must right the wrongs from his past . . . and claim the bride he's long resisted.

As a young lass, Sìleas depended on Ian to play her knight in shining armor. But when his rescue attempt compromised her virtue, Ian was forced to marry against his wishes. Five years later, Sìleas has grown from an awkward girl into an independent beauty who knows she deserves better than the reluctant husband who preferred war to his wife. Now this devilishly handsome Highlander is finally falling in love. He wants a second chance with Sìleas - and he won't take no for an answer.
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Mass Market

    • Price: $7.99 US/$8.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446575164

    • On Sale Date: 05/01/2011

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    Formats Available: Mass Market, Electronic Book

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THE RETURN OF THE HIGHLANDERS: BOOK I
Four fearless warriors return to the Highlands to claim their lands and legacies. But all their trials on the battlefield can't prepare them for their greatest challenge yet: winning the hearts of four willful Scottish beauties.

PASSION IGNITED
After years of fighting abroad, Ian MacDonald comes home to find his clan in peril. To save his kin, he must right the wrongs from his past . . . and claim the bride he's long resisted.

As a young lass, Sìleas depended on Ian to play her knight in shining armor. But when his rescue attempt compromised her virtue, Ian was forced to marry against his wishes. Five years later, Sìleas has grown from an awkward girl into an independent beauty who knows she deserves better than the reluctant husband who preferred war to his wife. Now this devilishly handsome Highlander is finally falling in love. He wants a second chance with Sìleas - and he won't take no for an answer.

Margaret Mallory abandoned a career as a lawyer to become a romance novelist. Why this surprised everyone, she doesn't know. Who wouldn't rather have thrilling adventures with handsome Highlanders than write briefs and memos? Margaret lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband, a goofy dog, and a crabby cat. With her children off to college, she spends most of her time working on her next book in The Return of the Highlanders series. Margaret loves to hear from readers.

You can learn more at:

MargaretMallory.com

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  • "TOP PICK!  4 1/2 stars! Mallory imbues history with a life of its own, creating a deeply moving story. Her characters are vibrantly alive and full of emotional depth, each with their own realistic flaws. Her sensuous and highly passionate tale grabs the reader and doesn't let go." (RT Book Reviews).

  • "Masterfully written. Margaret Mallory has created a series that every romance reader must read. THE GUARDIAN is truly a sizzling romance with high impact adventure that captures the Scotland readers long for." (FreshFiction.com).

  • "For anyone who's watched "Game of Thrones," "The Borgias" or "Deadwood"... The Guardian manages to capture that very essence as the reader is swept off to a 16th century island in the Scottish Highlands where clan rivalries was a winner take all proposition.  The author has set up a series with four strong heroes whose lives are intertwined and who despite their faults and problems they have each other.  I'd say that was a winning combination and a great start to an exciting series." (Heart to Heart: The BN Romance Blog).

  • 'A dashing and delicious Highland romp that I couldn't put down!" (Karen Hawkins, New York Times bestselling author of Scandal in Scotland).

  • "A heartwarming, emotionally gripping tale of destiny that will sweep you away." (New York Times bestselling author Monica McCarty).

  • "The romance community now has a new star in Scottish tales...Bravo, Margaret Mallory! Bravo!" (TheRomanceDish.com).

  •   "Top Pick! Mallory raises the genre to new levels." (4 1/2 stars, RT Book Reviews on Knight of Passion).

  • "Mallory has an amazing ability for creating a riveting story, intertwining adventure and history overlaid with great depth of emotion and laced with a constantly increasing level of sensuality. Such depth and sensuality are a rare treat." (4 Stars, RT Book Reviews on Knight of Pleasure).

  • "Mallory's debut is impressive.  She breathes life into major historical characters...in a dramatic romance." (4 Stars, RT Book Reviews on Knight of Desire).

  • "This is one of those mouth-watering stories where the reader needs to turn off the ringer, brew up some of their favorite tea, and curl up in front of the fireplace and enjoy this passionate, fast paced romance." (4 1/2 stars, Affaire de Coeur on Knight of Pleasure ).

  • "An impressive debut...Margaret Mallory is a star in the making." (New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh on Knight of Desire).

  • "Spellbinding! Few writers share Margaret Mallory's talent for bringing history to vivid, pulsing life." (New York Times bestselling author Virginia Henley on Knight of Desire).

  • "A lavish historical romance, evocative and emotionally rich. Knight of Desire will transport you." (USA Today bestselling author Sophie Jordan on Knight of Desire).

  • "The story sizzles with romance and  adventure."
    (RomRevToday.com on Knight of Desire).

Product Details

The Guardian
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $7.99 US/$8.99 CAN
  • Pages: 400
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446575164
  • On Sale Date: 05/01/2011
The Guardian