Waking the Princess (The Scottish Lairds Series, Book 2)

The Scottish Lairds Series

Book 2
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Years ago, Christina Blackburn posed for a scandalous painting that rocked the Victorian art world--and nearly ruined her life. Now a proper antiquarian for the National Museum, Christina hides her smoldering beauty behind an icy façade and prim spectacles. When the museum sends Christina to examine an ancient Highland treasure, she comes face-to-face with the same notorious painting--and its dangerously handsome owner.

Sir Aedan MacBride knows that a local legend of a sleeping maiden says the estate’s heir must never fall in love, which suits him fine--until he meets Christina Blackburn. Convinced that the painting's beautiful model is the key to saving his threatened lands, he is desperate to discover what she knows about the old legend--yet he never expects love to interfere.

REVIEWS:
"Unsurpassed... Susan King is one of the best!" ~Cathy Maxwell

"Susan King makes a delicious leap to the 19th century... never has Scotland been more magical or more romantic!" ~Mary Jo Putney

THE SCOTTISH LAIRDS, in series order
Taming the Heiress
Waking the Princess
Kissing the Countess

THE CELTIC NIGHTS, in series order
The Stone Maiden
The Swan Maiden
The Sword Maiden
Laird of the Wind

THE BORDER ROGUES, in series order
The Raven's Wish
The Raven's Moon
The Heather Moon

OTHER TITLES by Susan King
The Black Thorne's Rose
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About the author

Susan King is the bestselling, award-winning author of 23 historical novels and novellas praised for historical accuracy, master storytelling and lyricism.
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ePublishing Works!
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Published on
Jun 30, 2015
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Pages
350
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ISBN
9781614177609
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Scottish
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
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