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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Witty, hilarious and understated. A love story with a difference!


The major part of this novel takes place in the raw Scottish Highlands of 1812. Graeme, Viscount Maxton, is struggling to keep his crofters and land together. His young brothers decide to take things in hand, by kidnapping the sister of their new neighbour, the Duke of Lattimer, and coincidentally, the deadly enemy of their clan chief, the Duke of Dunncraigh. A clan chief Graeme constantly bumps up against, a man he doesn't like or trust. A bully of a man who doesn't care for his clan as is his responsibility.
Meanwhile in London, Lady Marjorie Forrester's attempts to take her place in society are not going so well. In fact she's failing dismally. So why not hive off from her house in Mayfair and surprise her brother at his coming wedding in the Highlands?
At first I thought, 'Where is this plot going?' By the end I was smiling at the daft situations that arose with those three brothers and laughing at the repartee between Graeme and Ree.
A heart warming story, with the added spice of dangerous foes, improbable secondary characters, the two leading characters with a decided sense of the ridiculous strongly attracted to each other, and three young men who just need to be handled in the right way.  
A really enjoyable read!

A NetGalley ARC


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