Title: The Highlander's Christmas Bride
Author: Vanessa Kelly
Publisher: Kensington/ Zebra
Publish Date: October 29, 2019
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "Being thrown over by the
man she expected to marry was humiliating enough. Now that Donella
Haddon, grandniece of the Earl of Riddick, has also proven a failure as a
nun, she has no choice but to return to her family's estate. The brawny
Highlander sent to escort her is brash, handsome, and the only thing
standing between Donella and a gang of would-be kidnappers. But the
scandal in her past can't be so easily outrun...
Logan Kendrick was expecting to meet a plain, pious spinster—not a
gorgeous, sharp-tongued lass who can hold her own in any ambush. Though
she's known as the Flower of Clan Graham, Donella is no shrinking
violet. In fact, she might be the perfect woman to bring happiness back
to his lonely little son's life, just in time for Christmas. But first
he must protect her from ugly gossip and a mysterious threat—and
convince her that their wild, unexpected desire is heaven sent."
My Two Cents:
"The Highlander's Christmas Bride" is a tasty holiday confection about Donella, a woman who finds herself back home after failing to become a nun like she originally planned. She is being protected by Logan Kendrick, a man who is not expecting to have to protect someone like Donella. She is not a weak, fainting lady. Logan quickly realizes that the unexpected is just what he needs.
We still have just under two months until Christmas and with the weather starting to feel chilly, I've been looking for books like this one to warm me up. Romance just feels really good to read as a bit of an escape when the holiday rush starts. When I saw Vanessa Kelly's name on this book, I knew that I would be in good hands!
This is the second book in the Clan Kendrick series but it is very much a standalone book and you don't need to have read the previous books. This book has a lot of the hallmarks of Vanessa Kelly's other books such as the great romance between our main characters, Logan and Donella. I loved seeing how these characters grew throughout the book and how their relationship changed throughout the book. This was certainly a festive way to welcome the season!