When a Laird Finds a Lass
Author: Lecia Cornwall
As much as I enjoyed the previous novel, Beauty and the Highland Beast, I truly loved When a Laird Finds a Lass. Sadly though, Vampbard isn’t able to review this book with me as she is nursing a minor injury so you are stuck with just my thoughts.
Just as with the previous story, this novel is based on a fairy tale. When a Laird Finds a Lass is inspired by The Little Mermaid with a little bit of West Side Story thrown in. I loved how the essence of the fairy tale is brought to life. Like the mermaid, Marcail is found on the beach by Malcolm. He not only brings her to his people, but also protects her. When he fears he has lost her, he conquers his own fears to find her.
I loved Malcolm and Marcail. They are both a little lost and through each other, find themselves. I loved the romance between them. Both are strong characters and are a balanced mix of honor and intelligence, tempered by kindness. Raised away from the highlands, Malcolm is a lowlander lawyer. Not only does he not dress like a highlander, he certainly does not act like one… at first. As he connects to his highland roots, he truly becomes the Laird of Dunbronach. One they desperately needed. Marcail is a strong factor in his growth. Though she suffers amnesia, she doesn’t seem to lose her personality. The amnesia only seems to free her from previous constraints. She was a formidable heroine and the perfect match for Malcolm.
I had great difficulty putting this novel down. It flowed seamlessly. I loved the balance of the romance and the plight of Malcolm and the clan. It was fascinating to see the grain of truth behind the magic. The fairy tale elements were woven into the story in such a way that they grounded the novel. It was also fun to revisit Marcail’s family. I loved this novel and look forward to the next one. If you love fairy tales reimagined into Scottish romance with a dash of realism, you definitely need to check out this series.
She is his greatest enemy and his only salvation.
Malcolm MacDonald, a lawyer in Edinburgh, unexpectedly inherits his father’s title of Laird of Dunbronach, forcing him to return to a place he hasn’t seen since he was a small child. To gain the trust of a wary clan, Malcolm must act upon their insistence that he cast aside his English betrothed and marry a Highlander.
However, they have one condition—no lasses of the barbaric clan MacLeod.
When he finds an unconscious woman in the sea, he brings her back to his clan but not before doing the one thing that could save her life—hiding her all too telling MacLeod plaid. When she wakes with no memory of who she is, Malcolm vows to keep the little he knows about her identity a secret. As new dangers threaten his clan, the mysterious lass teaches Malcolm some very important lessons about how to be a Highlander and a laird.
But secrets never stay secret for long, and when she finds her plaid, her memory returns and she flees. Malcolm is forced to make a difficult choice to win her back, facing his darkest fears and his worst enemy for a chance at true love.
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Series: Highland Fairy Tale #2
Genre: Historical Romance
Book Source: Publisher/NetGalley
Reviews in the Series:
Beauty and the Highland Beast by Lecia Cornwall (A Highland Fairytale #1)