Reviews by Lisa Fernandes

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My Highland Rebel

Cormac Maclean is a wannabe manuscript translator whose quest for knowledge leads him to many an escapade. When we meet him he’s 'borrowing' some manuscripts from a monastery in order to read them, for instance.  Cor (and I have no idea why this contraction was used - I kept thinking “Cor, Blim ...

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The Lady of the Lakes

Josi S. Kilpack takes on the love life of Sir Walter Scott in The Lady of the Lakes, a fictionalized account of the two defining romances of his life; with Wilhelmina “Mina” Belsches-Stuart, his childhood sweetheart, and Charlotte Carpenter, his eventual wife and his self-proclaimed ‘best love ...

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Lord Sebastian's Secret

Another of the Gresham boys meets his bride in the third volume of Jane Ashford’s series, The Duke’s Sons - Lord Sebastian’s Secret. When we first meet Lord Sebastian Gresham, he’s riding his horse, Whitefoot, to Stane Castle to meet his betrothed, Georgina.  Sebastian, a horse lover by ...

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The Worthington Wife

This sequel to An American Duchess focuses on Julia Hazelton, sister to the hero of that book. Julia reacts to the lively atmosphere of the 1920s by trying to help others, seeking to use her dowry to enrich the lives of women widowed by the first war. Older brother Nigel, still the stuffy sort, t ...

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How to Train Your Highlander

Mary Elizabeth Waters lives up to her nickname, The Hellion of Hyde Park. A Scottish lass sent to mix with polite company at the insistence of her English mother, Mary Elizabeth has no time for the social constraints of polite society.  She mixes with everyone regardless of class; she rides like a ...

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Tempest in the Highlands

The writing team known as May McGoldrick returns with the third volume of the Scottish Relic Trilogy, Tempest in the Highlands. Miranda MacDonald is carrying a heavy burden.  Her mother, Murine, was endowed with second sight thanks to a power-enhancing rune stone she holds, and a wicked privatee ...

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One Snowy Night

Jill Shalvis’ Heartbreaker Bay series adds another volume in this Christmas-themed novella, One Snowy Night. Rory Andrews is on her way home for Christmas for the first time in six years, and she’s nervously hoping the family will accept her as a responsible, sober adult.  Rebellious Rory ra ...

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When Snowflakes Fall

Luke Grayson and Christie Harmon are united by an accident.  Luke’s son, Ethan, has slipped on some ice and hit his head while on a play date and Christie is the attending physician in the emergency room supervising his exam. A frightened Luke is instantly smitten with and comforted by Christie, ...

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Landon

Delores Fossen delivers the next volume of her Lawmen of Silver Creek Ranch series in the form of the dramatic love story between Deputy Landon Ryland and Tessa Sinclair. Landon has returned to his hometown to investigate the passing of his cousin Emmett, who has died violently with the words ‘ ...

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Taming the Highlander

Innes Monroe is in deep trouble when the writing team known as May McGoldick opens Taming the Highlander. Innes, you see, has been blessed – or cursed – with a great gift.   Passed down from woman to woman on the death of the mother, Innes’ talent is marked by a white streak in her hair and ...