Mar 262015
 

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Lady Robina Gledstanes, Robby, is hiding some very intriguing secrets and it’s time that Sir David “Devil” Ormiston found out what they are.

Ever since he brought her twin brother home for burial she’s been acting oddly, but never so much as now. It could be that he’s been put in charge of her young brother’s, Benjy’s, keep until he’s of age, or it could be something more lethal.

Robby isn’t sure how much longer she can keep her secrets. Her twin still talks to her and it’s only a matter of time until someone finds out and sentences her as mad. What will happen to Benjy then? She’s all he has left.

Hott Review:

Get ready for another epic Amanda Scott adventure!
I started this book while I was sick and just carried it around with me whining because my eyes couldn’t focus on the words long enough to read a sentence! Hubby was not impressed.
Robby & Dev are terrific characters. They’ve been friends for a long time but never have they needed to depend on each other or looked to each other as more than an accessory of Robby’s twin (Dev’s best friend). While Robby is a bit immature in some of this I think it’s much less than would be anticipated at her age and just makes her that much more fun. She has a certain flair for words that just makes one laugh out loud.

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Author: Amanda Scott
Source: Grand Central Publishing via Netgalley
Grade: A
Ages: 16+
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Setting: Scotland Border
This Counts for these Challenges: 2015 Let Me Count The Ways Reading Challenge, 2015 Just for Fun Reading Challenge, 2015 Women Challenge, 2015 Historical Romance Reading Challenge, 2015 NetGalley Reading Challenge, 2015 Full House Reading Challenge (Book By An Author You Really Like), Monthly Mix-up Mania, 2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
Series: Border Nights #2

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Author Bio:

Amanda is a fourth-generation Californian, who was born and raised in Salinas and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in history from Mills College in Oakland. She did graduate work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specializing in British History, before obtaining her Master’s in History from California State University at San Jose. She now lives with her husband and editor-cat Willy Magee in northern California.

As a child, Amanda Scott was a model for O’Connor Moffatt in San Francisco (now Macy’s). She was also a Sputnik child, one of those selected after the satellite went up for one of California’s first programs for gifted children. She remained in that program through high school. After graduate school, she taught for the Salinas City School District for three years before marrying her husband, who was then a captain in the Air Force. They lived in Honolulu for a year, then in Papillion, Nebraska, for seven. Their son was born in Nebraska. They have lived in northern California since 1980.

Scott grew up in a family of lawyers, and is descended from a long line of them. Her father was a three-term District Attorney of Monterey County before his death in 1955 at age 36. Her grandfather was City Attorney of Salinas for 36 years after serving two terms as District Attorney, and two of her ancestors were State Supreme Court Justices (one in Missouri, the other the first Supreme Court Justice for the State of Arkansas). One brother, having carried on the Scott tradition in the Monterey County DA’s office, is now a judge. The other is an electrician in Knoxville, TN, and her sister is a teacher in the Sacramento area.

The women of Amanda Scott’s family have been no less successful than the men. Her mother was a child actress known as Baby Lowell, who performed all over the west coast and in Hollywood movies, and then was a dancer with the San Francisco Opera Ballet until her marriage. Her mother’s sister, Loretta Lowell, was also a child actress. She performed in the Our Gang comedies and in several Loretta Young movies before becoming one of the first women in the US Air Force. Scott’s paternal grandmother was active in local and State politics and served as president of the California State PTA, and her maternal grandmother was a teacher (and stage mother) before working for Monterey County. The place of women in Scott’s family has always been a strong one. Though they married strong men, the women have, for generations, been well educated and encouraged to succeed at whatever they chose to do.

Amanda Scott’s first book was OMAHA CITY ARCHITECTURE, a coffee-table photo essay on the historical architecture of Omaha, written for Landmarks, Inc. under her married name as a Junior League project. Others took the photos; she did the research and wrote the text on an old Smith-Corona portable electric. She sold her first novel, THE FUGITIVE HEIRESS—likewise written on the battered Smith-Corona in 1980. Since then, she has sold many more books, but since the second one she has used a word processor and computer. Twenty-five of her novels are set in the English Regency period (1810-1820). Others are set in 15th-century England and 14th- through 18th-century Scotland, and three are contemporary romances. Many of her titles are currently available at bookstores and online.

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