Fleeing in just her shift just after her wedding Molly knows it’s now or never. She absolutely refuses to spend her life with the man she was forced – bound and gagged – to marry.
Wat, Walter Scott of Rankilburn, knows that he needs to return Molly to her husband except… he just can’t seem to get her out of his dreams.
Will Wat be able to put duty before desire?
Hott Review of Moonlight Raider:
What I liked: I could not put this book down. Within moments of picking Moonlight Raider up I was transported to 15th century Scotland with a man I adored, a young lady I respected, and a grandmother I enjoyed!
My absolute favorite part of this book? The references to Grandma’s past — another terrific Amanda Scott book!
What I didn’t like: Thanks to Moonlight Raider, my house didn’t get cleaned 😉
|Source:||Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via Netgalley|
|Steam:||Adult — a couple of details that are too explicit for sheltered teens but nothing overly descriptive or intimate.|
|Setting:||Scottish-English Borders, November 1426|
|Series:||Border Nights #1|
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Excerpt from Amanda Scott’s Moonlight Raider:
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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