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Carried Away [Kindle Edition]

Jill Barnett
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MacLachlan brothers Calum and Eachann need brides, but there are no women on the secluded island where they live. As the descendants of a displaced Highland clan, their lives are complicated, and their goals and methods for dealing with troubles are far from the same. Calum is the logical brother, solid and steady, while Eachann lives by his impulses. When widower Eachann's two rebellious children are thrown out of their mainland boarding school, he decides it's definitely time for a wife. Fate all but hands him two women on a silver platter, so he kidnaps two brides, one to help him with his uncontrollable children, and one for his all-too serious brother.
Debutantes Georgina Bayard and Amy Emerson socially opposite, old money versus new, and both are the talk of the gossipy Four Hundred. While attending the same ball, they are swept away by a mad Scotsman. As captives on a misty island, these two social enemies find themselves with only each other for support. Then, before the women can successfully escape, winter sets in and there is no way back to the mainland. They are stuck with the MacLachlans--two brothers and two unruly kids. There, on that misty island, during a cold and blustery winter, Amy and Georgina must choose: to find some way to go back to their old lives, or take a chance and let their hearts get carried away….

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Time is ticking for Georgina Bayard and life as she knows it is slowly winding to a halt. Appropriate enough for the heiress of the famous Bayard clock dynasty, but Georgina is determined to stay the hand of fate and take control of her own fortune. With no time at all before the bank is to foreclose on everything she owns, she has decided that her only hope of saving her home, and with it her heritage, is to marry into wealth, even if it means wheedling a proposal out of the short, balding John Cabot. Eachann McLachlan is a man used to taking what he wants. Devilishly handsome and powerfully built, he comes to the conclusion that it's Georgina he wants after a chance encounter has her mistaking him for a delivery man while she orders him to get to work. After overhearing her talking to herself about wanting to get married, Eachann whisks her off to his Highland Castle on a remote island off the coast of Maine, set on making her his bride. And just for good measure he includes a serenely beautiful Amy Emerson as a gift to his older brother, Cullum. The brides are less than ecstatic. As a matter of fact, Georgina causes such a ruckus, Cullum is certain the shrieking hoyden will bring the entire household down around their ears before the fog lifts enough to see them back to the mainland. Still, he is haunted by the pain and loneliness he sees in the eyes of the other young lass. Content with his resolve to remain unmarried, Cullum fights his attraction to Amy and her gentle ways. By the time the fog finally dissipates enough to see their way clearly, Amy and Georgina have spent two full weeks on the MacLachlan island, and each has grudgingly gained a new respect for the men that occupy the land. Amy watches as Georgina struggles with the man she calls, MacOaf, yet she also sees her risk her life to save Eachlann's precocious six-year old daughter. The child and her brother appear forlorn having lost their mother in an accident as they grapple for their father's attention. Amy also feels the tenderness that Cullum shows her and her lonely heart is hungry for the feel of his soothing touch. Upon leaving the island, both women are lost in thought, knowing that the brief time they've spent with the MacLachlan's has forever changed them. Georgina and Amy try to ignore the sense of loss threatening to overwhelm them as their hearts cry out for the matchless love they leave behind. Few books I've read have been as satisfying as this one! With a stitch of laughter and a hint of tears, Jill Barnett confidently presents simultaneous love stories that weave together seamlessly, resulting in one beautiful, multi-faceted tapestry of words. Charming and uproariously funny! Jill Barnett writes straight from the heart. It's impossible not to get Carried Away with this book!Lori Wright -- Copyright © 1994-97 Literary Times, Inc. All rights reserved -- From Literary Times

About the Author

Jill Barnett is the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen acclaimed novels and short stories. There are more than five million copies of her books in print in seventeen languages. Her work has earned her a place on such national bestseller lists as The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, and Publishers Weekly. She lives in the Pacific Northwest. Visit her website at

Product Details

  • File Size: 530 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Bell Bridge Books (August 14, 1996)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0042P55KY
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #178,633 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Two brides for two brothers May 29, 2004
By Lealing
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Georgina Bayard is struggling to keep her estate afloat after her brother recklessly withers away their fortune. Her last chance to save the family's remaining fortune is to marry into wealth. She has chosen short and balding John Canot to marry for his enormous wealth. Georgina thus embarks on the prepartion of society party in her remaining home in Maine to coax a proposal out of her intended.
Amy Emerson, a wealthy heiress of new money has just overheard her fiancé joke with his friends that he is only marrying her for her money. Brokenhearted, Amy pubicly breaks of her engagement at Geogina's party.
Eachann MacLachlan, tall, handsome and blond is the younger of two scots brothers who live on Arrant Island, off the coast of Maine, which remains a mystery to the local mainlanders, is in trouble. His wife died three years ago and he is left with two unruly children who have just been expelled from boarding school. Eachann decides that what he needs is a new wife to look after his two children, Kirsty and Graham.
Calum MacLachlan, older brother of Eachann, is tall dark and handsome and leads an orderly life unlike Eachann. He has sworn that he does not want any women in his life and has deidcated his life to helping newly arrived Scots immigrants.
When Eachann sets his eyes on the vibrant and sharp-tongued Georgina he decides that he will kidnap her for his wife and bring her back to Arrant Island. And for good measure he decides to kidnap Amy for his brother. Before the girls can protest they find themselves bundled aboard a ship and headed for Arrant Island.
Calum is shocked when he finds his brother has kidnapped two debutants to be their wives.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars tender and witty romance March 20, 1999
By A Customer
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This book was absolutely hilarious, while at the same time tender and touching. I am a new reader of Ms. Barnett's, and she has found a new fan. Her ability to combine romance with such incredibly witty dialogue is fantastic! Definately a book worth reading!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two Romances... Double the Fun! March 31, 2004
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Heiress Georgina Bayard has one last chance to save her home and the Bayard clock dynasty from foreclosure. She must marry a wealthy man, and unfortunately, the one she must manipulate a proposal out of is short and bald. So she's using the last of her money to throw a huge house party to secure her proposal.
Young, gentle Amy Emerson is attending that party, as well as her fiancé. She finds out rather publicly he's only interested in her money. Brokenhearted and humiliated, she breaks off their engagement.
Eachann McLachlan, tall, blonde and a bit wild, lives at Highland Castle with his older brother, Cullum, who is his polar opposite. Cullum is dark, calm, meticulous, and has resolved to remain unmarried. The brothers are descendents of a Highlands clan who were forced to flee Scotland, and now reside together on this remote and isolated island off the coast of Maine.
Eachann's two young children have just been expelled from school, and are returning to live with him and Cullum. Eachann decides he must marry in order to have a wife to raise his children. During Georgina's house party, he overhears her say she must marry, so he impulsively kidnaps her to be his bride. Eachann also witnessed Amy's misery, and decides to bring her along against her will, as the bride for Cullum.
Once back on the island, Georgina is angry, screaming in protest, and tries repeatedly to escape. But between Eachann, who she refers to as "McOaf", and the pea soup fog covering the whole island, she's stuck with her captor. Amy handles the situation quietly while nursing her broken heart. Cullum finds himself attracted to Amy, but valiantly tries to fight his feelings.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Two Heroes for the Price of One May 22, 2012
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First let me say that I enjoyed IMAGINE by Jill Barnett. The anti-hero, strong heroine and humor enchanted me until the end. So when I picked up CARRIED AWAY I expected the same. The novelty of one brother kidnapping two ladies so they would each have a wife attracted me.

CARRIED AWAY was another island adventure. Calum and Eachann Maclachlan could not be more different from one another. Calum liked things clean and orderly. Eachann was a slob, to put it mildly. Both handsome in their own way, Calum was the serious one. He needed glasses to see and he was not as tall as his younger brother. Eachann did things on the spur of the moment. Consequences were not thought of until the event had a fall-out. The house they lived in on a island off of Maine was split down the middle to avoid problems among the two. They got along. Until now.

Eachann had to retrieve his two young children from the mainland. They were thrown out of the latest and last boarding school that had accepted them. Kirsty, seven, and Graham, eight, had reached the headmistess' last bit of patience. They were motherless and wanted to be with their father so they drew attention to themselves. And not in a good way.

On his way back to his home Eachann thought of an answer to his problems. He would marry Georgina Bayard, 'George', someone he had just met. It would ease his loneliness and he would have a mother to take care of his children. He also found another woman, Amy Emerson, for his brother. But oh, those, consequences.

Now to my three star rating; Eachann came off as somewhat stupid. The children had an adult vocabulary and the dialog between Kirsty and her father was not something I would have expected from a seven year old.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Romance Novel
This is a delightful book to read. I enjoyed it very much. The characters are loveable. It has a lot of humor as well as romance.
Published 3 days ago by Sharon Harrah
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
I have just started reading jill Barnett and so far none of the books are disappointing, I love the point she made with this one.
Published 4 months ago by Lisa H
5.0 out of 5 stars Laughed Until I Cried!
This story was so much fun I had trouble putting it down! George & Amy are "whisked" away & discover how truly strong they really are! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Victoria
4.0 out of 5 stars nice read
This book was great read. Jill Barnett has great character development. I have always enjoyed her books. Worth a look
Published 12 months ago by Rebecca
5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER GEM BY JILL BARNETT
I LOVE Jill Barnett's stories. Fanciful, humorous, sexy, loving, intriguing. Carried Away is another gem you can't put down once you start reading it, and hate to finish. Read more
Published 12 months ago by bertica
5.0 out of 5 stars Richly rewarding characters if you look beneath their protective...
After reading AC's 1 Star review below, I thought I would offer my two cents on CARRIED AWAY. For readers who fail to see the positive attributes of Rochester (Jane Eyre) and... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining
One of my favorite authors delivers again. Although there are a few rough spots, this book has a clever, although unlikely plot, is superior in its island setting and really hits... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Sue
5.0 out of 5 stars Carried Away
This was an accidental purchase but since it was sent I decided to keep it and see if I liked it. Well the answer to that
is an absolute yes! Read more
Published 21 months ago by Sharon
4.0 out of 5 stars Get Carried Away with Love & Laughs
Hours and hours of research and respect for a period play an intriquite part when considering a book "great. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Leela
5.0 out of 5 stars Please, Ma'am I want some more......
What a truly beautiful story. Jill Barnett has an uncanny ability for making a person just want more. So sad when this book ended. Read more
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I am a native Californian, a baby boomer who grew up in a very idyllic place at a very idyllic time--on the coast of Southern California in the 60's, although I spent many childhood summers before that on my grandparents' farm in Texas.

So I'm a West Coast girl raised by Southern parents, who grew up in a place where you spent your free time playing volleyball on the beach and weekends dancing to local bands like Beach Boys and the Righteous Brothers.

My husband and I met in high school, and I never knew I wanted to be a writer until I was in my thirties and back in college again. I had been an art major the first time around--it was the 60's--quit to make some kind of mark in the world, but I got married instead.

My love of history and reading and art all came together for me when I quit school again, after working toward my history degree and then becoming a mother--something we were told couldn't happen. (The child not the degree.) So with the miracle gift of my daughter, came a new career for me.

I knew then I wanted to write a book, had an idea and more importantly a vision of the kind of stories I wanted to tell. I told myself I could always go back to school.

Funny thing the way life works. Almost two years to the day I quit school, I sold my first book on 50 pages to Pocket Books, a division of Simon and Schuster. That was over 22 years ago and many books later.

So the road I traveled to become an author had many twists and turns, joys and disappointments. Yet I'm doing something I really love. In so many ways I'm a very lucky woman.

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