A Scottish Lord For Christmas by Lauren Smith – Review & Giveaway
The best gifts come wrapped in a kilt…
Beautiful Lady Rowena Pepperwirth can have any man her heart desires. Unfortunately no gentleman has elicited even the slightest flutter—until she meets the brooding Lord Forres at a holiday house party. With just one look at the dashing Scottish lord, Rowena suddenly knows what she wants for Christmas.
Quinn MacCauley, Lord Forres, is in need of a wife. When he meets the lovely Lady Rowena, he knows she’ll be a good mother to his daughter and a capable household manager. But Quinn doesn’t count on Rowena being the most tempting woman he’s ever met. He’s determined not to risk his heart, but Rowena’s just as determined to give him the greatest holiday gift of all—a chance at true love.
5 out of 5 for this reader folks!
LAUREN SMITH .. the QUEEN of the historical romance novella. My goodness can this amazing author cram a whole lot of incredible story and characters in a short amount of pages. Best I have ever come across actually.
A Scottish Lord For Christmas is the third historical romance (this one specified to Christmas) novella in her “Sins and Scandals” series. This is definitely the kind of read that one can curl up with a cup of eggnog, a warm blanket in front of the roaring fire by the Christmas tree. Now that I have the perfect setting placed out for you let’s get on with the review.
Lady Rowena Pepperwith is ripe for the picking when it comes to the marriage mart. Nevertheless nothing has stirred her interest so far. She is a true catch, kind hearted, beautiful, innocent an all around lovely lady. She’s romantic by nature and when she comes across a brooding widow, it’s more than his appearance that ignites her insides.
Lord Forress, Quinn MacCauley is a lonely brooding widow who has lost his first love and the mother of his beautiful daughter. Knowing he must marry again so his daughter will have a mother, Quinn detests the thought, but is resigned to doing what he has to do. He will never find another to love the way he loved his wife, so he will give his future wife some passion but never give her love. At a houseparty, Quinn locks eyes with Rowena and it’s game on from there. He tried his best not to fall in love with this beautiful woman who has embraced his daughter and soon his own heart, but sometimes fate has it’s own course, and this course is for the better despite the means it takes to get there.
This was a LOVELY story. So well matched, it was a treat to read about how these two came to be. I loved the surrender they both experienced in different ways, and the little girl scenes really pulled my heartstrings. Having it set against the backdrop of Christmas in Scotland was the perfect addition to make this perfect read complete.
MERRY CHRISTMAS Lauren Smith and thank you delivering another bang on novella! Keep them coming!
HAPPY READING! 🙂
Reviewed by Rachel
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