I have received a free e-copy of the book Heart of a Highlander by Tammy Andresen to review.
Here is the book blurb.
Will a spark between two childhood friends light into a flame…
Lady Fiona McDougal embodies the wild spirit of Scotland, untamed and free. If only her future could be the same, but she is bound by duty to marry well for the sake of the title. As her heart and necessity battle only one answer arrises time and again, Colin Campbell. But he is the one man who refuses to court her.
Colin has loved Fiona for as long as he can remember. Her fiery spirit and matching hair, fill him with a warmth that no other woman can match. But Colin’s father has long made him promise that he will choose a wife for reasons other than love.
This is the second book in A Laird To Love series, of which I have previously read and reviewed the introductory Christmas novella and the first book.
This historical Scottish romance begins with a flashback to 1836 when 5 year old Colin is told by his father not to marry for love and passion as it will break his heart, but to marry someone strong and capable. His father’s first wife had died in childbirth and his father has never got over this, so his father frequently reiterates this advice over the years.
Colin and his best friend Fiona grow up and their relationship changes with a kiss. Colin disappears and Fiona is left wondering whether she loves or hates him. Meanwhile Fiona’s father the Earl of Ravencraig takes Fiona to a summit of lairds to find a husband. But she is interested in nobody but Colin, who also happens to be there, although she is trying to ignore him as she is still angry with him.
Colin is very jealous if any of the other men touch Fiona, but he continually squashes his feelings, remembering his father’s advice. Fiona bluntly asks him if he is going to ask for her hand, which he knows he cannot do.
Lots of confusion follows. Do they get together or not?
Heart of a Highlander is available on Amazon, currently priced at £2.24 in Kindle format. The second title in A Laird To Love series. Another nice romantic read, when you just want something easy-going and light-hearted in-between some thrillers.
About the author
USA Today Bestselling Author, Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often.
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Disclosure. This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.
I have been watching outlander which is fab and this looks like it might be in the same vein. Will have to have a look
Haven’t seen outlander but think I would enjoy it
I have to admit I saw this on offer and thought it wasn’t my cup of tea. Thank you for sharing with #readwithme
I’ve got quite into this series as something light between thrillers
Interesting – prefer my crime novels but wouldnt say no to romance
I mix and match. Reading a good crime one right now