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Even a marriage by proxy can't spoil the joy Lady Amicia MacLean feels when she is wedded to Magnus MacKinnon. With his quick wit and dashing smile, the roguish warrior captured her heart when she was still a girl. It's not until he returns from battle that Amicia discovers the truth: the union was made to fill empty MacKinnon coffers with MacLean gold. Magnus knew nothingEven a marriage by proxy can't spoil the joy Lady Amicia MacLean feels when she is wedded to Magnus MacKinnon. With his quick wit and dashing smile, the roguish warrior captured her heart when she was still a girl. It's not until he returns from battle that Amicia discovers the truth: the union was made to fill empty MacKinnon coffers with MacLean gold. Magnus knew nothing of this marriage. Honorable and proud, he intends to rebuild his clan's fortune coin by coin himself-and wants nothing to do with his bonny new bride. But Amicia is not one to give up without a fight. She plans to invade Magnus's bedchamber, offer tantalizing glimpses of what every husband has the right to see, and settle for nothing less than the total surrender of the most stubborn knight in the realm!...

Title : Wedding for a Knight
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ISBN : 9780446613811
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 384 Pages
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Wedding for a Knight Reviews

  • Leah
    2019-01-19 02:02

    This book has been updated with new material and is re-publishing on Sept. 14th, 2016. I just finished the re-read and can say that it is better than ever! Sue-Ellen's stories always leave me with a full heart. Magnus and Amicia have loved each other since they were young but circumstances have kept them apart until years later a proxy wedding to fill coffers bring them back together. Magnus returns home with his heart well hidden to find Amicia bound and determined to bring that love out. Trouble is brewing from a hidden source that endangers this woman his heart aches for and pushes him to accept what fate has had in store for them all along. This story reminded me to never give up. To always have hope and to believe. Definitely a keeper!

  • Mariaje Pulido
    2019-01-29 08:03

    Se ha notado mucho la progresión de la autora según ha ido avanzando la trilogía de los hermanos MacLean. Las historias son mejores y mejores contadas. En este caso, por ejemplo, la historia te atrapa a veces por la intriga y la trama que encierra, aunque en otras ocasiones se te queda un poco floja. Me siguen gustando mas otras autoras de este género. El libro es entretenido pero sin grandes pretensiones.

  • terry harris
    2019-02-19 06:59

    Great ReadI read the original version and I have to say that this was just as good if not better than the first. I rarely realised I had read the story before!

  • Tommie Mead
    2019-02-05 07:10

    Another outstanding story by Sue-Ellen Welfonder I loved this story of a long-standing family curse, of the betrayal, the will against and the will toward accepting help without the loss of pride. I know I'm reading a Sue-Ellen Welfonder novel when I find the wonderful reoccurring thread of Devorgilla and her snazzy Highlander laces! Just enough paranormal occurrences to make this an enjoyable Highland escape. How can you go to the Highlands without a ghostie or two?I highly recommend Wedding for a Knight for a fun and daring come-uppance for a proud Highland warrior knight.

  • Kathie
    2019-02-03 23:58

    Where's the rest of the book?Started to get into the story and it's over! Most stories take more than 1day to tell. She checks out this bed, meets the ghost and gets a mysterious call from an attorney. End of story?

  • Ali
    2019-01-30 02:01

    nicei really enjoyed most of the book but when i got to the bedding part it felt drawn out and the bride felt a bit annoying and redundant. not to mention pretty fast for the time period and her station so i skipped ahead to the end . otherwise it was a sweet stort

  • Terry Evans
    2019-02-19 03:06

    The old book that I first read in 2004/2005 ( and loved ) is practically brand new in 2016 ! The old love Magnus and Amicia shared as youngsters is new again in their present day .For Magnus and Aimica it was love at first sight those many years ago . Because of their Clans off and on again feuds, they become separated for years . Although there were attempts to reunite, the pair were not to be . In the meantime Magnus goes away to become a Tourney Hero . He wishes to earn enough coin to bring his Clan better living conditions . He also needs to build a new fleet since his superstitious old laird father believes the Clan lives under a curse . On his way home, Magnus stops to fight at Dupplin Moor where the Scots take a brutal beating .While he is fighting, his three years of Tournament coin is stolen . Magnus returns home to discover his father has married him ( by- proxy ) to his forever love, Amicia! She is now a wealthy heiress and also her brothers have endowered her well. Upon reuniting, Magnus allows his pride to stand in the way of his love. Also his father is rapidly spending Amicia's bride money to rebuild the Clan's fleet . Amicia burns for Malcom ! She silently plots to have him set aside his pride and give her his heart. The plot thickens as an insider is attempting to rid the Clan of either father or son . At the same time, Magnus' addlepated father, the Clan's Laird is running around expounding the curse and seeing "ghost ships" appear and disappear but only he can see ! Amicia is not without challenges either . A tiny fae-like beautiful cousin, that grew up with Magnus, fancies herself his true love. She tries to undermine Amicia. Amicia feels too curvaceous and bountiful thinking Magnus prefers that body. She wants to seduce Magnus and get him in the Marriage Bed ! All is chaos, mystery, curses and sexual tension within the cold stones of Coldstone Castle ( therein lies another curse ) ! Do not forget Sue-Ellen's very own cailleach ( Devorgilla's ) with the red plaid shoe laces is here too !As I said before, this rewrite of, "Wedding for a Knight", brings back a wee bit of the old and shiny bits of new . I really enjoyed it !As always the frustrating part for me was the H and his alpha male stubbornness . Of course, without the internal conflict there would not be much of a story . Duh . This story line is fairly common in romance novels but Sue-Ellen owns it when she dresses it in a kilt ! OMG ! Thank you for the rewrite Ms. Welfounder ! Anymore hidden in the moors for us to look forward too !I received a copy from the author for my honest review .

  • April
    2019-02-19 00:52

    Wedding for a Knight by Sue-Ellen Welfonder is a fantastic Medieval/Viking Historical Romance. Set in Medieval Scotland. Book 3 in the "MacLean" series, but can be read as a stand alone. What a powerful, and compelling story!I enjoy Ms. Welfonder's vivid descriptions of the Ancient World, using Scotland as a background. She never fails to amaze me with her storytelling!**"Please note: Wedding for a Knight was originally published in 2004 by Warner Books. This new edition has been entirely rewritten, re-edited, and contains fresh, never-before-read material."**Sir Magnus MacKinnon, made his wealth, by selling his sword arm, warring and on the tournament circuit. However, when he returns home, to Stonecold Castle, he's penniless, after all his silver was taken from him, by thievery. Then he returns to Stonecold Castle, only to learn his father has married him by proxy, to a neighboring clan's daughter, whose dowry is already being used to help rebuild the clan's fleet and Stonecold Castle... Lady Amicia, knows not what to expect once Magnus returns home or how he will react when he learns of their marriage. Honor, duty, and passion compel Magnus to do the honorable thing by his wife, and his clan, but can Lady Amicia, heal his wounds, to find true love? Or is passion the only thing that holds them together? Will they lose everything to a danger that lurks in the darkness, which some of the clanman believe is a century old curse? Can Magnus and Lady Amicia find their HEA, and rid the MacKinnon clan of the dreaded curse? Pick up "Wedding for a Knight", to learn these answers and more.Fast paced, well written tale with well-developed, captivating and engaging characters. Ms. Welfonder's stories have Highland magic, adventure, fiery passion and the vivid descriptions of Scotland. Mix in some suspense, intrigue, danger, betrayal and Scottish romance, and the reader will find themselves captivated and held in utter awe.The magic of watching a Scottish tale by Sue-Ellen Welfonder, aka Allie Mackay, come to life, is not just magical, it's mesmerizing! A wickedly delicious, Ancient World Scottish Romance! I loved "Wedding for a Knight"! And I highly recommend it for fans of Medieval Scotland, brawn Highlanders, strong-willed heroines, intrigue, the magical world of Scotland, the dangers and secrets it holds. Another hit!!Rating: 4.5Heat rating: Mild Reviewed by: AprilR

  • Trudy Miner
    2019-02-05 08:01

    Sir Mangus MacKinnon has distinguished himself on the tourney field and on the battlefield. Now he's on his way home with the riches needed to restore his clan when he's robbed of everything he's won! Defeated and dismayed, knowing that the curse of Coldstone Castle won't be broken unless he can put ships to sea, Sir Magnus is horrified to discover that his wily father married him by proxy to the daughter of a former enemy and is spending her dowry. Magnus' pride is offended and he's determined not to accept any more of her money until he can restore the clan's finances himself. Unfortunately, Magnus is required to bed the lovely Lady Amicia whom he's secretly loved all his life but he refuses to become her husband in truth. Lady Amicia, meanwhile, has also secretly loved Magnus all her life and intends to win Magnus's heart forever. There are enemies within the castle who would have neither of them survive the wedding day/night. When Lady Amicia's life is threatened, Magnus knew that no matter the cost, his heart would belong to her forever!The author has completely rewritten this story in the voice she uses when writing today and added new material. It's every bit as good as the original book; I've now read both versions. Devorgilla, resident cailleach in many of her books, is present, watching and protecting her loved ones. Boiny, the aged dog, is still there and he takes to Lady Amicia, becoming her protector too. The ghost ships that Magnus' Da sees and no one believes him are still there; well, you'll have to read the book to find out about them. For anyone who loves stories that take you away, you'll enjoy this one!This book was given to me by the author for an honest review. I've tried to do so. I reread my previous review listed here and it's not much different than this one.

  • Ann Gonzalez
    2019-02-01 03:06

    This story had a great plot and characters, but seemed like the execution or writing style left it feeling slow and repetitive until the last few chapters. I found myself skimming some parts. How many times can a person read about grey swirling mist and the smell of a peat fire? Some parts felt like filler.

  • Michelle Lynn
    2019-01-19 05:04

    This novel was actually really good. However, the second scene (where Magnus is actually told he's married and then Amicia is just chilling in the solar with him, his dad, and the friend, Colin) goes on literally forever. I lived and died three lives during the scene. It took like five days to get through. Just... way too much. This happened a few times, with things just going on way too long. Also, I don't believe for one second that Magnus wouldn't have been chill about being married. He knew the law of the land. He knew marriage-by-proxy was legitimate. He also knew it would be shameful to just send Amicia back. I know it was important ~to the plot~ (and for the sense of repetition to the original myth) for it to happen, but it was dumb and unbelieveable. Especially, and here's the spoiler, (view spoiler)[because it turned out Magnus had been in love with Amicia since she was what? 12 years old? Um, excuse me, 1) wow, 2) ew, and 3) are you kidding me, Magnus? You're just gonna send her back because what, you're poor? Your castle is falling apart? I don't think any laird would have been like that. Sorry. I'm not buying it. (hide spoiler)]Another spoiler, (view spoiler)[That sex scene. Woof. "I'm not a man of honeyed words like my brother." How 'bout you not bring up your brother during your wedding night, broheim? That seems cool. And he promised her a night of pleasure, but I'm sorry.... it seemed kinda lame. You talked a big game, Magnus, and I'm not entirely sure you delivered. (hide spoiler)]Despite my complaints, a solid book. I just don't buy the plot as realistic, but then, is any romance novel realistic?

  • Chumchum_88
    2019-02-07 03:46

    This is not my first time reading a book by this author, and Sue-Ellen Welfonder is a great writer, how she embellishes on the historical aspect of the story and using it to help with the events made me excited, for it wasn't expected.- First I noticed that the inner talking and descriptions were significantly more than the actual talking, which was something of the few things I dislike in books.- I understood the male pride part, even I as a women I'm reluctant from asking someone for help or use their money, even if they gave it willingly. Imagine it happen to a very prideful guy, and I sympathized with him cause from everyone words and actions as if they hinted that he isn't capable enough. However, in his moments with his wife I felt it unnecessary and annoying, but I was shocked from one night of sex with her, he relented bit by bit?!- I mentioned that they didn't talk as much verbally as they talked to their selves, and even though the main couple announced their love to each other and they both understood it, it still didn't feel enough for me, to me their love for each other seemed to run deep for years, so I didn't feel that they understood the significance of it, it just seemed that they were treading shallow water like Barney's "I love you, you love me too".Overall, great read *thumps up*

  • Debbie Glenn Brown
    2019-01-25 02:13

    Sir Magnus MacKinnon has been trying to earn enough money on the tournament circuit to rebuild his father’s fleet of ships and fill the coffers with coin, but when he stopped to fight for the King his money was stolen from its hiding place. Lady Amicia just wants to find a husband to love her and have a family. She’s known disappointment so when her brother informs her she is to be married to Sir Magnus MacKinnon she is both excited and skeptical. She has known Magnus since childhood and has secretly loved Magnus even when his clan was considered enemies. Sir Magnus’s father and his home, Coldstone Castle are penniless. He arrives home to find his wily father has married him by proxy, and is already spending his wife’s dowry. He doesn’t want a wife or her dowry, he’ll return to the tournament circuit and win another fortune, but she proves a greater opponent than he realized; she’s out to win his heart. Her passion set him a blaze, can he resist the one woman he has secretly yearned for since childhood. It is said the castle is cursed and proves to be one of the obstacles in Lady Amicia’s way is the saboteur who wants to kill her and keep the curse alive. Sue-Ellen’s much loved, humorous and meddling Devorgilla makes an appearance with her red plaid shoelaces, she senses the evil lurking across the land. A captivating story filled with desire and romance long denied, mystery and suspense. I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.

  • Meg
    2019-01-24 04:56

    I read this book first many years ago in its original form and loved it then. The rewrite of this story is just as wonderful. I can't tell you how much is new because to me it seemed like a new story. This is about Amicia and Magnus, a couple who have loved each other from afar ever since a meeting when Amicia was young and Magnus came to her rescue at the Game of Champions at which he won an archery contest. At the time the 2 clans where at odds due to a centuries old feud. There was also a difference in clan wealth. Magnus then went on the circuit to increase his clans wealth. His earnings were then stolen during a fierce battle of which he was one of the few to survive. He returns home to find his father has proxy married him to Amicia. Magnus's pride is bruised and with an age old curse besieging the clan, folly ensues.Devorgilla, the old cailleach who appears in many SEW books,  is of course in this one along with a couple of spirits who lend a hand in times of need. And there is a need with an unseen villain in the mist.There were a few times when I thought the story rambled on a little (the claiming night). But other than that a fun read.

  • Trudy Miner
    2019-01-30 01:08

    Lady Amicia MacLean is wed by proxy to Sir Mangus MacKinnon who isn't thrilled to discover this when he returns home from battle. However, his Clan Fingon desperately needed the coin her dowry brought and, Amicia was lovely to behold. Lady Amicia had loved Mangus since she was a child and was thrilled with the marriage and determined to use all her womanly charms to change his mind. But all was not right within the walls of Clan Fingon as a "curse" dogs the household with Mangus' father seeing "ghost galleys" offshore then falling through the gardergrobe and Mangus' bedchamber burning down. When, the day after Amicia and Mangus finally consummate their marriage, much to the delight of everyone, Amicia, Mangus' cousin Janet and old Dagda disappear during the worst storm to hit the Hebrides in decades, Mangus finally realizes that he's loved Amicia all his life too. The question is, can he save her in time? Also, who is behind this "curse?" The answer to that is a surprise! If you like Scottish medieval romance with a touch of the supernatural, you'll love this one!

  • Eldarwen
    2019-02-18 06:10

    I knew going into the book that it was probably not going to be my kind of book and I was right. Nonetheless, I always like a story set in the Scottish Highlands - the wildness of the nature has an incredible hold over me and always manages to make me smile.There were a few instances in the book that made me laugh, especially when things got mixed up again or the characters had a particular moment of brain malfunction.I wasn't all that fond of Magnus' constant denial of everything, especially when it was clear that he was basically lying to himself - though he sometimes seemed to have moments of clarity where he realised that it was basically nonsense what he was doing or telling himself.Amicia had fire, which I quite liked, and even Janet redeemed herself.The whole magic part was nonsense though. Either there is magic or there is none. Proving it wrong just to have it pop up in a different fashion in another spot just doesn't make for a very linear and plausible story, in my opinion anyway.

  • Heather
    2019-02-03 02:04

    This is story of couple whom knew each other since they were younger and had fallen in love but as they grew elder Magnus went away and ended up losing all his wealth in battle. Upon return home he finds out that he has wife by proxy and the family has started to use her dowry to rebuild third ships and home. The lady in question is none other then Lady Amicia of whom he lived since wee lad. His pride tries to rule him over and feels he has noon need for a wife especially when he has no coin to his name. Lady Amicia has always loved Magnus even when third clan was considered enemies. While she loves him and wishes to be his wife she fears that a marriage by proxy shows he has not the same feelings as she . All she wants is to be loved by him and will not give up till she has his attention and his heart. I loved how this author always incorporate s animals and her one character dorvigilla is Alps in her other name books. This author always seem to add the folklore of Scotland in her novels. Great story And beautifully written

  • GregandRobin
    2019-01-28 00:08

    What a lovely love story!! Amicia and Magnus!!! A love that withstood time!!! Poor Manus and his family had so much bad luck and believed that they were cursed!They had lost all but family!Magnus had so much Pride that he could not see the love right in front of him!! He thought he was not worthy!Amicia comes in and she has everything that a person could want except the man she desires more that anything! She had been in love with Magnus since she was a young child and he was in love with her(even though he was too stubborn to admit it to her). She had everything to give to him and he wanted nothing!!!His heart that wassurrounded by walls was cracking some (Who know how long it would have taken him) until the end . I myself was ready to throttle him!!!The characters are so vivid and come alive so well!! The description is so clear you can feel the chill and the wetness of the rain!!I will read this again and cherish it because it is such a beautiful love story!!!

  • Sabrina (Soter) Sally
    2019-01-23 08:01

    "L’unica vera magia si trovava nell’anima di ogni essere umano; e perfino il vento più perfido e malvagio sarebbe stato respinto da un cuore che amava di vero amore"Forse se avessi letto prima gli altri libri della serie l'avrei apprezzato di più....E' chiaro infatti che i due protagonisti hanno un passato comune dove è nato il sentimento d'amore che entrambi nutrono da subito (ma che si guardano bene dall'esprimere ^^'') ma il lettore ottiene solo accenni e voleva un bel flashback degno di questo nome! XD Se la parte romance non mi ha convinta molto, ho trovato invece la parte paranormal molto carina e ben gestita anche se la fine è leggermente tirata via in tutta fretta ^^''

  • Yolanda
    2019-01-30 00:05

    This book has been updated re-published 14/9/16 I received an ARC for an honest review.If you love historical fiction you will love Sue Ellen Welfonder 's wedding for a knight its pack with historical reference and speech and it takes you back in time to Scotland. There is a lot of descriptive writing which really triggers your imagination to picturing the scenes as they unfold.My favourite character Lady Amicia MacLean she is independent head strong and determined female who really captures the story for me.A lovely love story with a beautiful historical scene with some mystery and excitement along the way how can you not like it. 5 stars !!!!

  • Donna
    2019-02-19 07:09

    I really enjoy historical romances and this was no exception. This one involves a stubborn Scottish man who has been married by proxy to the one woman that can break thru to his heart. Magnus is determined to not let Amicia see how much he really cares. His pride stands in the way of their happiness but Amicia is determined to earn his love one way or another. With the battle lines clearly drawn, can these two make their marriage work?This book is a quick and easy read. I read it straight thru. I love strong, independent heroines and this book delivered.

  • Junior Apprentices
    2019-02-11 03:51

    FrustratingI kept on reading trying to find something in this book but just couldn't until the end. It is like trying to run alongside something, to some destination only to get nothing along the way and when I got there. That wedding night was so silly. The h just couldnt stop talking. Not sure if I like this style of writing at all. It left me empty even if I was willing to give it a chance to move me.

  • Sandra Standefer
    2019-01-27 04:12

    Loved it!I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this story! This is the third book in the MacLean series but is definitely a stand alone. If you have never read any books from Sue-Ellen Welfonder you don't know what you are missing! I loved the story of Alicia and Magnus and I think you will to! I have read a few of her stories and enjoy her books. Definitely recommend!

  • Annii
    2019-01-19 01:07

    This is a cute book. I generally like books with Scots in them, not sure why, but I've never read one that was truly awful. Maybe it's just a genre that works. Welfonder is a good writer, and her writing style sets the atmosphere for the book. Amicia and Magnus are both developed well, and the mystery was clever enough that I didn't figure out who it was until the very end! Cute book.

  • Sandy
    2019-01-22 06:56

    The author wrote this book in the dialogue of the time which made it harder to read. Plus she seemed to repeat the same things over and over again. I don't know if it was to add length to the book or what, but it was somewhat of a struggle to finish.

  • Cup a tea
    2019-02-13 05:03

    This should have been a good story, but I did not like this book. The writing was much too slow to hold my interest for long. Even though I finished it, it took a while because I had to put it down to read something else then go back to it. I hate not finishing a book.

  • Lisa
    2019-02-16 00:55

    A reliably good scottish historical romance. a touch of magic, strong, dominant male lead, a well rounded female,(not the usual sylph), and one of those endings that is just too good to be believable.

  • Diana
    2019-01-28 02:52

    Amicia is married by proxy to her childhood sweetheart, Magnus, who is surprised to learn he has a bride, much less one who has such a rich dowry.Strangely written. Not that easy to read.

  • Donna
    2019-02-19 03:03

    Good book.

  • Mitzi
    2019-02-12 06:11

    Book 3 in MacLeon Series. 4.5*. Good book.