The Border Lord

Scotsman and hero of the border reviers, Francis Hepburn Earl of Bothwell struggles to maintain his lands, his love, and his title after losing favor with King James.
The Border Lord Scotsman and hero of the border reviers Francis Hepburn Earl of Bothwell struggles to maintain his lands his love and his title after losing favor with King James

  • Title: The Border Lord
  • Author: Jan Westcott
  • ISBN: 9780552664899
  • Page: 319
  • Format: None
  • 1 thought on “The Border Lord”

    1. 4 and ½ stars! A Classic set in 16th Century Scotland…and a Very Worthy ReadThis is a wonderful story, but a bit difficult to review. Though it was published in 1946 (Westcott’s first novel), it can hold its own with today’s stories. At times it seemed more historical fiction, as Scotland’s history is very definitely a character, but there is also a romance here, a love story of a bold border lord and his lady. And it was refreshing that it developed in an unusual way. As historical fic [...]

    2. Now I understand why well researched historical romances can be so popular. The Border Lord is a fast moving and gripping 16th Century Scottish story of the struggles of Francis Hepburn Earl of Bothwell after he falls out of favor with King James VI of Scotland. Bothwell escapes from a prison cell in Edinburgh Castle and we share in the excitement and dangers of his renegade life. We watch as his heart is moved by Anne of the golden hair who entertains this outlaw but then defies him. Stirring s [...]

    3. I read this book several times when I was a teenager, and loved how romantic it was. I inherited it years ago from my parents, and started reading it again as my father went on hospice a couple of weeks ago. It brought back so many good memories from my youth.

    4. turned out to be a romance novel. The author forgets herself and rambles from time to time, but the fight scenes are interesting enough.

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