The Lass Wore Black

The Lass Wore Black

by Karen Ranney

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In The Lass Wore Black, New York Times bestselling author Karen Ranney offers up a new tale of desire and romance in the Scottish Highlands.

After a near-death experience at the hands of her lover in London, a physically and emotionally damaged Catriona Cameron flees to Edinburgh to heal. It’s up to Dr. Mark Thorburn, disguised as a footman, to capture her heart and make her whole again.

Fans of Mary Balogh won’t be able to resist this tale from Karen Ranney, the Queen of the Scottish historical romance. Deeply emotional and satisfying, The Lass Wore Black is a suspenseful tale mixed with adventure, passion, and compelling characters you will fall in love with

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062027801
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/29/2013
Series: Scottish Sisters Series , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 779,837
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Karen Ranney wanted to be a writer from the time she was five years old and filled her Big Chief tablet with stories. People in stories did amazing things and she was too shy to do anything amazing. Years spent in Japan, Paris, and Italy, however, not only fueled her imagination but proved she wasn't that shy after all.

Now a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, she prefers to keep her adventures between the covers of her books. Karen lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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The Lass Wore Black 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such an unusual historical romance, this story kept me intrigued. It was great to read of a heroine, rather than a hero, changing into a better person. There was romance, suspense and humor. A very good read!
stanhope3234 More than 1 year ago
This book follows "A Scandalous Scot"  When I started this book I thought *ugh* I don't think I'm going to like this book and I had heard such wonderful things about it. To my surprise I could not put it down. From the moment Mark kicked in Catriona's door I fell hard and fast for him. Catriona on the other hand to be nice about it was a brat. She was a beautiful peron who lost her way after great tragity. It took me a while longer to see past Catriona's veil of self preservation and I was hooked. This book was filled with characters with the drive to help others, who love there family and will do what's needed to see them happy. Also people out only for themselves.  This is a book that will make you feel so many different emotions, you'll cry, laugh and maybe even feel guilt. This is a must read.
thebookwormNJ More than 1 year ago
About: The Lass Wore Black drew me in straight away. Heroine Catriona Cameron was always known for her beauty, flirtatiousness and and she planned on marrying well. One day however, she is involved in a horrific carriage accident that leaves her with a scarred face and a limp. Now Catriona stays home, wearing a black veil and hiding herself from the world. She lives with her Aunt Dina in Edinburgh. Catriona refuses visitors as well as doctors and she's pretty much given up on life, hoping to wither away in solitude. Enter Mark Thorburn. He is a doctor who will inherit a fortune and title one day. Thorburn has a good heart and finds medicine to be his calling in life. He doctors both high society as well as the poor. He is is called in by Aunt Dina to help Catriona. Thorburn actually met Catriona before the accident and he wonders what she looks like under the veil now. He is supposed to pretend he is working for Aunt Dina as hired help and that he is just there to deliver Catriona's meals and make sure she eats. While delivering her meals, he's has to try and get close enough to her to see the scarring and maybe determine if he can help her. Little does Catriona know, a spurned ex-lover, Andrew, is actively looking to get his revenge. He will stop at nothing to get his payback. My thoughts: I found The Lass Wore Black to be fun historical fiction. The way Catriona walked around in her long black veil was a little bit creepy, but I was intrigued none the less. Some of the story made me giggle, because at one point she offers Thorburn money if he will sleep with her, the rule being that she doesn't remove her veil during the act. Speaking of Thorburn, he's your classic good guy, plus he's a doctor to boot. I liked him. In the beginning of the story Catriona seemed shallow, only caring about her looks. But I did enjoy seeing her and Thorburn gravitate towards each other and develop feelings. They had some sweet scenes together. I found Catriona's ex-lover, Andrew's murder motives to be a bit far fetched. It almost felt like the book would have been just fine without his character. I wondered how it would all come together, since the reader doesn't really know the extent of Catriona's scarring. Each time she decides to take a look in the mirror, she winds up changing her mind. I wondered if it was healing or if Thorburn could make it better. I was satisfied with the ending and the way it all wrapped up. There's a bit of mystery in the plot and it was woven in nicely. The love scenes were well written, the characters were enjoyable to read about and the storyline was interesting. If you're in the mood for a bit of historical romance, look no further than The Lass Wore Black. This is the second in a series revolving around Catriona Cameron and her sister, but it can be read a stand alone book. **This review is my honest opinion. I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers and authors, such as this one, I am under no obligation to write a positive review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am hoping that Karen Ranney will write her next historical romance about Dina because throughout the book, I really wanted to learn more about her and why she was willing to put up with bratty, self-centered Catriona. Catriona does not care for anyone else but herself and spends the beginning of the story feeling sorry for herself because she was in a carriage accident that marred her face. Through the hero of the story, Mark, she learns that there is something else going on in life other than her. I won an advance readers edition on Goodreads.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful read. Catorina knows she must change and with the help of he brother-in-laws Aunt she starts to do just that. But when she sees an old lover her life changes forever. After an horrific carriage accident that has left her face terribly scared she retreats into herself and her rooms. Aunt Dina asked Mark who is a doctor to help. He acts as a footman hired to make sure she eats. But sparks fly between the too. But when Catorinas old lover shows up it could mean her life. A great read with a wonderful ending.
Shortstride More than 1 year ago
Was curious to read how anyone could make Catriona Cameron likable but Karen Ranney did it. Great story.
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This book was horrible. Regret buying it and wasting my time. The main character Catriona Cameron was so annoying, I wanted to slap her. Through out the story she's only concerned about her looks. The main guy Mark Thorburn deserved someone better than Catriona. He was such a good guy who who falls in love with a woman who's only concern is herself. I won't be recommending this book at all. I only finished it because I hate reading a book halfway. Doesn't even deserve a star.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Read
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