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A Highland Ruby Blurb:
She must choose between a life of adventure with the man she loves or a settled, secure life with her betrothed. Flora Vass forced Gavin Munro out of her heart and mind until he returned to Scotland after an adventurous five years in the New World. Gavin leaves no doubt he returned to make the bonnie Flora his own and intends to fight for her. Flora's betrothed, Iain MacKay, and Gavin's brother, Chief Andrew Munro, have other plans. Andrew needs her to marry the MacKay and bring peace between the two clans. Iain MacKay desires an heir. War with England looms on the horizon, forcing Flora to make crucial decisions.
A Highland Ruby Excerpts:
Flora’s heart hurt at the sight of his wounded body. He saved her from the mauling, at a high cost to his arm and leg. Gavin had wandered the world and fought savages only to come home to Scotland and injury. She bent forward on her knees and kissed his dry lips.
“That kiss was worth the fight.” The corners of his mouth tilted up and a small sparkle lit his eyes.
“I thank you for saving me.” She returned his smile.
“Do you see it?” he asked, then wrapped his arm around her shoulder again.
She felt Gavin’s forehead—still cool. “Aye. I see an eerie green glow. What is it?”
“’Tis called St. Andrew’s Fire. I’ve seen it once before.”
“The night I left Fàrdach on my way to the New World. I slept under the stars in these same woods, on my journey to the coast. The fire burned through the trees just as it now does. I felt it a good omen and it would light my way back to Scotland. My mither told me stories about the fire when I sat at her knees as a young lad. Hunters reported seeing the glow deep in the trees and it always brought a good hunt.” He squeezed her shoulder. “And ‘tis a good omen now.”
Images of Gavin in his youth not long after Phillip had been killed and the handsome auburn-haired warrior came calling filled her mind as she stood in the library surveying the empty bed, his warmth and imprint still upon it. Flora picked up the pillow, putting it to her nose. His manly scent remained. She would keep the pillow and use it for her own as she remembered the sweetness of his kiss, the tenderness of his love, and the feel of his hard body against hers. He had changed, toughened, aged by the savagery of survival in an unknown land, but his heart remained the same. Flora longed to possess that tender heart, filling it with love for her again.
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Brenda B. Taylor Bio:
The desire to write historical fiction has long been a passion with Brenda B. Taylor. Since elementary school, she has written stories in her spare time. Brenda earned three degrees: a BSE from Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas; a MEd from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas; and an EdD from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; then worked as a teacher and administrator in the Texas Public School system. Only after retirement could she fulfill the dream of publication.
Brenda and her husband make their home in beautiful East Texas where they enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, and working in Bethabara Faith Ministry, Inc. She crafts stories about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people in her favorite place overlooking bird feeders, bird houses, and a variety of blooming trees and flowers. She sincerely thanks all who purchase and read her books. Her desire is that the message in each book will touch the heart of the reader as it did hers in the writing.