Book review: Jeanine Englert, Eloping with the Laird

Eloping with the Laird

A man she can trust…

With her life…and her heart?

Ordered by her father to choose a husband by the end of the Highland Games—or he will select one for her—widow Moira Fraser hastily elopes with Rory McKenna, Laird of Blackmore. But they soon discover neither is free of the past. Rory has a price on his head, and needs an heir as soon as possible, and Moira’s horrible first marriage has left her afraid of letting her new husband close…

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Eloping with a laird? Yes please, especially one as delightful as Rory, even with the threat of a curse hanging over him! As soon as these two appeared on the page, I liked them, as well as the fact that both saw immediately that the other could give them what they wanted, i.e. a short, hopefully painless marriage to a man with limited time, and a much-needed heir for Rory’s clan. But of course, things are never THAT simple… And when Moira’s father refuses her choice, the pair elope.

Moira’s first marriage was not a happy one, and the way her trauma is handled (both by the writer, and Rory) is expertly done, with sensitivity throughout. Given that, it results in a gorgeous, realistic growth to the couple’s marriage, as love and trust build over the course of the book.

All in all, a wonderful first book in the series, and I cannot wait to read more!

About Jeanine

Jeanine Englert’s love affair with mysteries and romance began with Nancy Drew, Murder She Wrote, and her Grandmother’s bookshelves full of romance novels. She is a VIVIAN® and Golden Heart® Finalist as well as a Silver Falchion, Maggie, and Daphne du Maurier Award Winner in historical romance and mystery. Her Scottish Highland historical and historical romantic suspense novels revolve around characters seeking self-acceptance and redemption. When she isn’t wrangling with her characters on the page, she can be found trying to convince her husband to watch her latest Masterpiece or BBC show obsession. She loves to talk about books, writing, her beloved rescue pups, as well as mysteries and romance with other readers. Visit her website at

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