Emily and the Scot (Avon True Romance for Teens) by Kathryn Smith
Reading level: Young Adult
At eighteen, Lady Emily Fitzgerald has seen her fair share of scandal. So when this Season's prime catch proposes to her on a wager, she makes a decision. Rather than face the whispers and stares of London society yet again, she picks up and departs for Scotland, full of romantic images evoked by poetry and her own imagination. The Scot
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Cousin to the laird, Jamie MacLaughlin is nonetheless a simple man, content with the honest pursuit of living in the bonny wilds of the Scottish Highlands. A simple man he may be, but one with deep emotions and a quick temper. So when an impertinent English lass crosses his path, it's no surprise that the two engage in sparring matches with words as their weapons.
First there's a misunderstanding over an item of luggage. Then there's an indecent swimming incident, followed by a muddy pigsty mishap. But what finally threatens to undo them both is a sudden -- and unexpectedly delicious -- kiss.
About the Author
Kathryn Smith began writing at age eight. For the next nine years she continued in her attempts to entertain students and teachers alike with her stories. But not until she was in her mid-twenties did she gather up the courage to follow her dream. She sent one of her books to a publisher. Four months later she was offered a contract.
Kathryn, her husband, Steve, and their cat, Mufasa, now live in Ottawa, Ontario, where Kathryn spends her days in front of her computer making up characters and plots. She loves writing romance and happy endings, but she has a couple of ideas she'd like to pursue someday as well. One is for a gothic-horror series about a vampire hunter.