About the Book:
Have Yourself a Merry Little… Scandal!
From the snowbound Scottish Highlands to the glittering ballrooms of London, our fearless heroines enter the Christmas season in pursuit of their heart’s desire.
But, the course of true love never did run smooth… especially when SCANDAL is afoot.
Tales of romantic adventure, sizzling passion, and heartwarming holiday romance.
Unwrap the pleasure…
Rogue for Hire – by Sasha Cottman
The Highlander’s Christmas Lassie – by Anna Campbell
The Christmas Rose – by Emma V. Leech
The Lady’s Guide to Scandal – by Emmanuelle de Maupassant
The Courtship Caper – by Beverley Oakley
A Scandalous Secret – by Laura Trentham
Fate Gave Me a Duke – by Amanda Mariel
Duncan’s Christmas – by Ellie St. Clair
Bedeviled: A Russian Pursuit – by Elsa Holland
At the Mistletoe Masquerade – by Dayna Quince
The Christmas Courtesan – by Victoria Vale
A Scandal Before Christmas – by April Moran
Her Virgin Duke – by Nicola Davidson
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The Highlander’s Christmas Lassie by Anna Campbell:
Malcolm Innes and Rhona Macleod were teenage sweethearts, and when Rhona discovered that she was pregnant, Malcolm immediately asked her to marry him. Unfortunately, Malcolm’s father, the Laird of Dun Carron, declared that a crofter’s daughter was not good enough for his son and heir. He enacted a heinous plot to separate the young lovers permanently, sure that his son would eventually come around and marry a suitable lady.
What the laird didn’t count on was Malcolm’s steadfast love and strong character. Though it has been over seventeen years since his love was taken from him, he continues to search far and wide, even to America, in hope of finding Rhona. Now, on Christmas Eve, he’s tracking down a rumor of a young man who is the spitting image of himself. When said young man opens the door, Malcolm knows he’s come face to face with the son he never knew. Much to his dismay, the boy’s mother, Rhona, harbors a deep hatred for Malcolm, believing that he betrayed her all those years ago.
As Malcolm struggles to convince Rhona that he was as much a victim of his family’s plotting as she was, he realizes that his love and passion burns as strong as it ever did. Even when Rhona finally accepts the truth, and lets her hatred melt away, she has no intention of rekindling a long ago romance. Malcolm is a stranger to her now – she moved on and built a successful and comfortable life for herself and her son. It will take a Christmas miracle to change Rhona’s mind, and let her open her heart back up to the love she buried deep.
Malcolm is truly an extraordinary hero. He never gave up on finding Rhona and his child, even to the point of near-illness, all the while remaining constant to her. Even upon learning that she believed all the lies and lost faith in him, he forgives, and is just thankful she and their son managed to stay alive and thrive. Malcolm is truly a swoonworthy hero, one very deserving of all the happiness that’s bound to come his way. THE HIGHLANDER’S CHRISTMAS LASSIE is an emotional and poignant romance, a warm holiday read with a hero who is the stuff dreams are made of. ~Rose
I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this story too and I love your review of it. Wasn’t Malcolm wonderful? Of course, Anna Campbell is one of my favorite authors but this story is a great example. She’s so good at these reconciliation stories, you always feel the utter hopelessness of the situation based on past anger and pain. The only thing that kept me hanging in there at one point was telling myself it was a Christmas story, a love story, and there has to be a HEA. 😀 Great review Rose. I see you already have another review from this collection up, and I’m heading there next.
Thanks, Michelle! Oh, yeah, I’m still swooning over Malcolm. Anna Campbell also has the knack of creating some of the most stubborn heroines, don’t you think? But of course they always come around, because, as you said, it’s a romance. HEA is required!