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To Have and To Trust (Heart of a Highlander Collection Book 1)

Allie Palomino

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As the sole survivor of her cousin's thirst for power and vengeance, Andie McBride must seek the aid of an ally in her fight to regain control of her clan. On his deathbed, her father appointed her laird, and with that came the responsibility of freeing her clan from Alistair's cruelty. In her fervor to escape her cousin, who is hell-bent on marrying her to solidify his control of the clan, Andie stumbles upon Riley, a boy he kidnapped. As happenstance would have it, Riley’s father was one of her clan's allies. While her father told her not to go to him, Andie decides to return his son and gain his help.

Gavin Maitland is a cynic as much as he is a bastard, and he's furious that his son was kidnapped. Hardened by the betrayal of his dead wife, and haunted by curses and prophesies, Gavin doesn't trust anyone, much less women. When he sees Andie approach with his son, he mistakenly believes she kidnapped him. Even after he learns she played no part in his son’s kidnapping or the machinations against his clan, he cannot fully trust her. Gavin agrees, however, to help her fight for her clan, but only after he finishes aiding his other allies.

As one catastrophe after another befalls, delaying aid to the McBrides, Andie and Gavin find themselves in a whirlwind attraction and affair that blossoms into love. Their journey to be with one another is wrought with deception, mistrust, and uncertainty, and when they are at last together, the Curse of the Dark Wolf threatens to take Gavin’s newfound happiness and Andie’s life. Even if Andie survives the curse, regaining control of her clan and escaping Alistair may cost her more than she thought she’d ever have to sacrifice.

To Have and To Trust is a historical romance novel with paranormal elements, set in the beautiful Scottish Highlands.

The Heart of a Highlander…where the only thing fiercer than a warrior’s battle cry, is the way that he loves…

Forget Me Not, My Scottish Love (Heart of a Highlander Collection Book 3)

Allie Palomino

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“It has always, only, ever been you.” - Cameron

Cameron MacPherson was the most powerful and loyal laird in all of Scotland. For his loyalty, Alexander II wanted to bestow the honor of an English bride, and arranged a marriage with the daughter of one of the most powerful families in England. She was also the daughter of the Baron who'd murdered his father. Much to Cameron's surprise, however, his betrothed was not unfamiliar to him.

Abigail Haynsworth was nothing more than chattel for barter at her father's whims. Her first marriage ended on her wedding day when her husband plotted to kill her. In the midst of the planned attack, a Scottish warrior saved her from certain death. The trauma of that night broke her mind, and she remained oblivious to life until the day she wed Cameron.

Cameron was taken aback that his bride was not of sound mind. When the marriage ceremony was performed and Abby's eyes met his, his world stilled. To his surprise, standing before him was the woman he'd rescued several years earlier, who had since occupied a permanent place in his thoughts. While her mind was unsound, and her voice mute, Abby uttered her first word in six years that day.

"Cameron."

Their marriage may have started as an unwanted nuisance, but as Abby's mind awakened from its trauma-induced sleep, love began to blossom between the unlikely couple. Unfortunately, intending to protect his most valued laird, Alexander placed a condition upon the marriage: a child must be conceived before a year's time or the marriage would be annulled.

And so the story of Cameron and Abby unfolds with abounding uncertainties. The desire for a child and Cameron's lust for vengeance suspend over the couple like a cloud to the sunrays of their happiness. As their love grows and flourishes, so do the dangers to their marriage and to themselves. It is not only a question of whether their marriage will survive, but whether they themselves will live through the perils ahead.

Forget Me Not, My Scottish Love, is an 85,000 word stand alone novel, part of the Heart of a Highlander Collection. It is a complete novel without any cliffhangers.

The Heart of a Highlander…where the only thing fiercer than a warrior’s battle cry, is the way that he loves…

The Highlander Who Saved Me (Heart of a Highlander Collection Book 2)

Allie Palomino

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Connor Ramsay is out for blood. Revenge is ripe on his tongue, and he means to have it. His younger sister was raped by an English bastard, and he was going to make him pay even if it meant he had to execute his vengeance on the miscreant's younger, innocent sister. An eye for an eye was the way he saw it.

Madeleine Wynton lived her life simply. She had her father and three older brothers, whom she loved dearly. Her life was calm, and while it may seem boring to others, it satisfied her and gave her purpose. She aspired to enter the abbey where she would further serve others. A life of service would surely save her and her mother’s souls from purgatory, wouldn’t it? That was the plan, that is, until she was kidnapped for ransom. Luck wasn't always on her side, but fortunately for her that day, it was. A rather large, intimidating, and surly Highlander came to her rescue. He took her back to the Highlands, promising to send word to her father that she was safe and ready to return home. The more time she spent with Connor and his family, though, the more she began to question everything she always held as truth.

Connor was going to make the English reprobates pay, and not even those wide innocent eyes resting above that sharp tongue of Maddie's, was going to make him abandon his intentions. He was not only sending word to Maddie’s father in the form of a ransom, but he also intended to seduce the Englishwoman into his bed. The revenge would taste sweeter if she willingly gave herself to him. Regrettably, Connor didn’t anticipate falling for Maddie’s stubbornness, wit, or charm. It was a dilemma further complicated by his need to keep her safe from one man who wanted to kidnap Maddie for ransom, and another who bought her from her father. Connor needed to keep his secret if he wanted to spend his life with Maddie. Secrets have a way of coming to light no matter how hard you try to keep them in the dark, and his will have everyone questioning the life they thought they knew.

Can the love Connor and Maddie nurtured on a net of lies survive the fall when the deceit unravels, or will their love be a casualty of vengeance?

The Highlander Who Saved Me is a stand-alone historical romance novel that will have you holding on through twists and turns.

The Heart of a Highlander…where the only thing fiercer than a warrior’s battle cry, is the way that he loves…

Canada and the United States: Ambivalent Allies

John Thompson

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The United States and Canada have the world’s largest trading relationship and the longest shared border. Spanning the period from the American Revolution to post-9/11 debates over shared security, Canada and the United States offers a current, thoughtful assessment of relations between the two countries. Distilling a mass of detail concerning cultural, economic, and political developments of mutual importance over more than two centuries, this survey enables readers to grasp quickly the essence of the shared experience of these two countries.

This edition of Canada and the United States has been extensively rewritten and updated throughout to reflect new scholarly arguments, emphases, and discoveries. In addition, there is new material on such topics as energy, the environment, cultural and economic integration, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, border security, missile defense, and the second administration of George W. Bush.

Heart of a Highlander Collection (3 Book Series)

Allie Palomino

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From Book 1: As the sole survivor of her cousin's thirst for power and vengeance, Andie McBride must seek the aid of an ally in her fight to regain control of her clan. On his deathbed, her father appointed her laird, and with that came the responsibility of freeing her clan from Alistair's cruelty. In her fervor to escape her cousin, who is hell-bent on marrying her to solidify his control of the clan, Andie stumbles upon Riley, a boy he kidnapped. As happenstance would have it, Riley’s father was one of her clan's allies. While her father told her not to go to him, Andie decides to return his son and gain his help.

Gavin Maitland is a cynic as much as he is a bastard, and he's furious that his son was kidnapped. Hardened by the betrayal of his dead wife, and haunted by curses and prophesies, Gavin doesn't trust anyone, much less women. When he sees Andie approach with his son, he mistakenly believes she kidnapped him. Even after he learns she played no part in his son’s kidnapping or the machinations against his clan, he cannot fully trust her. Gavin agrees, however, to help her fight for her clan, but only after he finishes aiding his other allies.

As one catastrophe after another befalls, delaying aid to the McBrides, Andie and Gavin find themselves in a whirlwind attraction and affair that blossoms into love. Their journey to be with one another is wrought with deception, mistrust, and uncertainty, and when they are at last together, the Curse of the Dark Wolf threatens to take Gavin’s newfound happiness and Andie’s life. Even if Andie survives the curse, regaining control of her clan and escaping Alistair may cost her more than she thought she’d ever have to sacrifice.

To Have and To Trust is a historical romance novel with paranormal elements, set in the beautiful Scottish Highlands.

The Heart of a Highlander…where the only thing fiercer than a warrior’s battle cry, is the way that he loves…

LOOK magazine June 3, 1941 with Jeanne Rankin and palomino on the cover. Scarce. Inside we have photos/articles on Free China American Ally against Japan, Joe Louis' retirement, Lana Turner, Boris Karloff in Arsenic & Old Lace, ads for Chevrolet, Ipana Toothpaste, Lucky Strike.

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LOOK magazine June 3, 1941 with Jeanne Rankin and palomino on the cover. Scarce. Inside we have photos/articles on Free China American Ally against Japan, Joe Louis' retirement, Lana Turner, Boris Karloff in Arsenic & Old Lace, ads for Chevrolet, Ipana Toothpaste, Lucky Strike.