Laura Trentham returns to the blog with the third book in the ever-amusing Highland, Georgia series with
A Highlander is Coming to Town
Holt has taken over the family farm, and with his parents off seeing the country in an RV, he’s essentially done everything expected of him. But, that’s wearing thin – everyone in his group is pairing off, and he’s not sure about what’s next for him. With Christmas coming he’s feeling out-of-sorts and not looking forward to any of this.
Claire Smythe left her family home and obligations to tour with a band – through Scotland and the Isles – and landed in Highland for the festival. Thinking she wanted a change and wanting to sort out some of her own issues before her next birthday – she’s taken a room/position helping Mrs. Meadows, elderly and in need of someone to run errands and watch over her. But with little money and a broken bike, and more spiney-spots than the average hedgehog, Claire isn’t interested in people knowing her, or getting attached. And Holt, gentleman to the end, isn’t going to allow Claire to struggle, and it doesn’t hurt to see that she’s adorable and he’d like to know more.
This series is very sweet – the people of Highland look out for their own, and Holt finds Claire just at the time when he needed something to distract him from all the ‘same’. It’s hard NOT to like Holt, and he’s just a genuine guy with a big heart, and he wants to see Claire (and Mrs. Meadows) safe and happy. With plenty of time, a bit of romance and some sweet (and not so) words and advice from Mrs. Meadows, the two find their way to ‘more’ and Claire sees opportunities and options she’d not thought possible before. A lovely installment in this series with a return to the town that ‘out-scots’ Scottish villages nearly daily.
Title: A Highlander is Coming to Town
Author: Laura Trentham
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy, Friendship, Humor elements, Mystery Elements, Romantic Elements, Second Chance, Southern
Published by: St. Martin's Press
Published on: 29 September, 2020
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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You better watch out. . .
Holt Pierson is dreading Christmas. His parents absconded to Florida for the season and left him to handle the family farm which will be his one day―whether he wants it or not. Driven by duty, Holt has always followed the path expected of him. But lately, he’s been questioning what he wants and where he belongs. Will assuming the responsibility of the Pierson farm make him happy or is there something―or someone―else out in the wider world calling to him?
To Claire Smythe, the Scottish lead singer of a touring band, Highland, Georgia, is the perfect place to hide . . .until a very handsome and deeply curious Holt begins to ask all the questions Claire doesn’t want to answer. As Holt draws Claire out from under and into the fabric of small-town life, can Claire put the past behind her and embrace the unexpected gifts of the season―including the new and lasting love?
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.