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I picked up this anthology so I could read the contribution by Lecia Cornwall. I love her Highland Fairy Tale series. However, the other three novellas were just as enchanting and enjoyable.
How a Lass Wed a Highlander is a novella in the Highland Fairy Tale series. I thoroughly enjoyed this reimaging of The Princess and the Pea. I liked the interplay between Cait and the other brides. Cait’s innate kindness was a source of inner strength for her. Alex’s stubborn and gritty battle with himself over his bride was almost humorous as he tried to ignore what was obvious. This was my favorite story in the collection and I look forward to more in this world
This second story took me by surprise. A Match Made in Heather was a sweet story of second-chances and of choosing to forgive rather than to obtain revenge. Garrick and Arabel’s story was passionate and heartbreaking. They are two people desperately in love but separated by status; broken apart only to find themselves together again. Garrick and Arabel’s heartbreak, and healing journey was gripping and bittersweet. I enjoyed their happily-ever-after tale.
Alexander and Elizabeth’s story in A Midsummer Wedding was an exciting and witty romantic tale. Two people, betrothed from birth, find themselves faced with the dilemma of obeying duty or following their own hearts. However, it’s also a funny tale of how hearts can change. The theme of “never judge a book by its cover” was cleverly portrayed in their romantic journey. I absolutely loved this story and it is my second favorite.
The Scot Says I Do was another story of a second chance at love. Catherine was smitten with Duncan, the laird’s young groom, when she was a young girl. However, Duncan was a bully until one day he was gone. Years later, Catherine finds Duncan again and is in a position of being indebted to him when her brother teeters on ruin. Duncan and Catherine’s story was sweet and passionate as they learned and fight for what their hearts knew was right. I enjoyed this story.
If you enjoy historical romances with Scotsmen, I would heartily recommend this anthology. The stories are unique, witty and full of passion and excitement. This would make a great summer read.
My Rating: A, Loved It
About the Book:
You are formally invited to the Highland wedding event of the year. These four lasses are about to meet their matches in an original digital anthology featuring stories from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sabrina York, Lecia Cornwall, Anna Harrington, and May McGoldrick.
How a Lass Wed a Highlander by Lecia Cornwall
In this retelling of The Princess and The Pea, Laird Alex Munro of Culmore has just five weeks to find a bride and marry her…or else the clan will be cursed with ill luck. Cait MacLeod finds herself caught in a clan feud, and when she tries to stop a deadly raid, she ends up as Alex Munro’s prisoner. With timing running out, is this couple meant to be?
A Match Made in Heather by Anna Harrington
She was the laird’s daughter. He was nothing more than a penniless, nameless Scot with nothing to offer but his heart. Fate tore them apart, but now he’s back in her life with status, money and a title. Can they let go of past hurts and find love?
A Midsummer Wedding by May McGoldrick
Their marriage was two decades in the making. The young, educated woman and her highland, pirate husband, betrothed when they were still children. But on the day of their wedding, Elizabeth Hay and Alexander Macpherson are in for a surprise.
The Scot Says I Do by Sabrina York
Catherine Ross’s world is turned upside down when her brother gambles away every penny they own. But to make matters worse? He’s lost everything to none other than Duncan Mackay, the rugged Scot who Catherine loved for years–but he never noticed her, and now she positively loathes him. But her brother’s in danger of going to Newgate, and the despicable Duncan has a plan– she can claim back the money and save her brother. If she marries him….
Release Date: June 20, 2017
Series: A Highland Fairy Tale #3.5, MacPherson Clan #0.5,
Genre: Historical Romance, anthology
Book Source: Publisher/NetGalley