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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Review: A Highlander Christmas

A modern-day Magical Christmas story.


A Highlander Christmas
Janet Chapman

Pocket Star
Mass Market Paperback (& ebook)
October 2009
334 pages (pub says 352 but my copy has 334!)

purchase from the publisher.
I purchased this book from Barnes & Noble

from the Publisher:
Camry MacKeage has absolutely no intention of telling her parents that she left her job as a NASA physicist for the small-town life of a dog-sitter -- which is why she's spending the holidays alone in coastal Maine with her furry friends Tigger and Max. Unfortunately, her irresistibly handsome rival, scientist Luke Pascal, accidentally spilled the beans. Now he's on a mission from her mother to tempt Camry home for the family's annual winter solstice celebration. But Luke is hiding his own secret, and he'll need a little bit of magic to earn Camry's trust...and a whole lot of mistletoe to seduce his way into her heart.


My thoughts
I joined two Christmas/Holiday challenges and was at the bookstore wanting a couple more new books. I had already made my selection when this one caught my eye. Picked up because of the front cover, purchased to find out what a NASA Physicist and a Highlander have in common. It read a little like part of a series (it is) but I was able to enjoy it without reading any of the other books.

The is a romance novel with a magical bent without being paranormal. It's just that things seem to happen, the exact things they need to happen, exactly when they should. As well as a few people thrown in who shouldn't be there.

I did read it in parts and throughly enjoyed myself. I wanted to shake Luke for not believing at the same time not sure what he was supposed to be believing! You'll meet some interesting characters and one of the ending sentences had me looking up the rest of the series. So turn off the phone then curl up with the fireplace going and enjoy the ride.

Oh, and the "family's annual winter solstice celebration" is more than just a solstice celebration, it is the birthday of ALL the children so of course Camry has to be there.

Rating: 4.5

2 comments:

Alice Teh said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this one! I've just finished one for the challenge as well. :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Awesome review.
I adore Christmas reads.

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