Lecia Cornwall on the blog today with the second in her fairy tale inspired series, A Highland Fairy Tale. Please read on for my review of
When a Laird Finds a Lass
Up today for the second daughter of the MacLeod clan and her story, told with influence from the classic The Little Mermaid. The second that I’ve read in the series, I enjoyed this one very much.
Malcolm MacDonald has been living a happy life away from the clan, a lawyer, he’s been notified that he’s inherited both the title and lands from his father, somewhere he hasn’t been since childhood. Now the Laird of Dunbronach must gain both respect and trust of the clan. First off, renouncing his fiancé from “away”, and marrying a good highland lass, just not a MacLeod girl.
Marcail MacLeod fancies herself in love with a clansman. When she discovers him with another woman, she’s heartbroken. Her father, seeking to offload another daughter who wishes to marry offers another man in his place, and in her haste she accepts. Second thoughts later, she runs off to avoid this marriage, only to fall into trouble. Near death with no memory of who she is, Marcail is fortunate to be rescued by Malcolm, with his innate honor he hides evidence of her clan while providing her a safe place to convalesce.
The magic of Beltane, as well as Marcal’s innate knowledge of Highlanders and their ways all work together to bring these two a chance at happiness, and perhaps the opportunity to heal the long-standing rift between the clans.
Full of light, laughter and a solid hero in Malcolm, the choices are clear and their connection palpable. A wonderful story that mixes a familiar fairy tale with plenty of emotion, kilts and heart.
Title: When a Laird Finds a Lass
Author: Lecia Cornwall
Series: A Highland Fairy Tale #2
Also in this series: Beauty and the Highland Beast
Genre: Fairy Tale Remix, Historical Romance, Scottish Clans
Published by: Swerve
Published on: 1 November, 2016
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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She is his greatest enemy and his only salvation.
Malcolm MacDonald, a lawyer in Edinburgh, unexpectedly inherits his father’s title of Laird of Dunbronach, forcing him to return to a place he hasn’t seen since he was a small child. To gain the trust of a wary clan, Malcolm must act upon their insistence that he cast aside his English betrothed and marry a Highlander.
However, they have one condition—no lasses of the barbaric clan MacLeod.
When he finds an unconscious woman in the sea, he brings her back to his clan but not before doing the one thing that could save her life—hiding her all too telling MacLeod plaid. When she wakes with no memory of who she is, Malcolm vows to keep the little he knows about her identity a secret. As new dangers threaten his clan, the mysterious lass teaches Malcolm some very important lessons about how to be a Highlander and a laird.
But secrets never stay secret for long, and when she finds her plaid, her memory returns and she flees. Malcolm is forced to make a difficult choice to win her back, facing his darkest fears and his worst enemy for a chance at true 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.