Books by Karen Hawkins

B-
Twelve Kisses to Midnight

Both Karen Hawkins and Christmas novellas are on my auto-read list. Not auto-buy, because these days I like to be 100% certain I’ll reread a book before I buy it, but if I see anything by Karen Hawkins (or any Christmas novella) on a shelf at the library or available for review, I’ll grab it wit ...

C
Mad for the Plaid

We all begin reading a book with certain expectations that define our reading experience. We form ideas and make assumptions based on the book’s assigned genre, cover art, title, and description. If our expectations are not met, we are often disappointed, which is why a book’s presentation is so ...

C-
How to Entice an Enchantress

I have read a number of books by Karen Hawkins and have enjoyed most of them, but this book just fell flat for me. How to Entice an Enchantress has received rave reviews from quite a few readers and I just found myself wondering if we had all read the same book. I did not hate this book, but I did f ...

B
The Taming of a Scottish Princess

Picking up the last book in a series without having read the earlier stories is a bit like showing up to a party populated by friends-of-friends. It can be fun, but part of you is distracted by the need to work out the backstories and interrelationships of the other guests. Reading The Taming of a S ...

C
Much Ado About Marriage

Much Ado About Marriage is a re-write of One Lucky Lord which Karen Hawkins published in 2000 under the name Kim Bennet. It’s been changed somewhat to tie in with The MacLean Curse series and it introduces The Hurst Amulet series. It’s not that Fia MacLean isn’t grateful ...

D+
Lois Lane Tells All

The problem with aiming for cute and missing is that you land in annoying. That is exactly what happened with this book about octogenarian crime fighters, a Lois Lane wannabe, and the town that finds them amusing. Susan Collins had dreamed of being a Lois Lane style reporter sinc ...

B-
Sleepless in Scotland

Sleepless in Scotland features a wonderfully likeable heroine, who ends up married to a hero who has got to be one of the most clueless males on the face of the earth. He is a textbook image of the hero who is Too Stupid To Realize what a wonderful wife he has. Thankfully, she is made of more inte ...

C
Talk of the Town

Talk of the Town begins with formerly proper society wife, Roxie Treymayne cutting loose and getting in touch with her inner party girl. I have read this premise so often that it doesn’t impress me at all. Just once I’d like to read about a former wild and crazy gal who settles down and gets s ...

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To Catch a Highlander

To Catch a Highlander is essentially a tale about a man who gambles away the deed to his home, his spunky daughter who schemes to get it back, and the ruthless but attractive man who possesses the deed, and can literally cause storms when he's angry. Unfortunately, none of these people are very symp ...

C+
To Scotland, With Love

I have always liked stories where friendship turns into something more, which is why I chose To Scotland, With Love, the second book in Hawkins’ series on the MacLean siblings. When Gregor MacLean rushes to his friend’s aid, he suddenly starts seeing her in a whole new light. The ensuing rel ...