Dougal Drummond, son of the Laird of Bruard, comes from a long line of fierce warriors. But now that his family’s long standing feud with the Mackinnon clan is over, there’s no cause to fight for. Dougal’s restless and decides that he’s going to set sail and rescue the Fair Ellen, a young woman rumored to be held in captivity by her cruel father. He’s not even certain where she is or if the story is truth or myth but he needs to try. Rough weather cripples his boat and he lands at the island of Askaval. Kirsty Macbain spots him and provides assistance and welcome. She’s the island laird’s daughter, is beloved and is immediately taken with the handsome Dougal. But he’s determined to make his repairs and set sail again as soon as possible.
This was a fun story set during Christmas involving two young people who just wanted to fulfill their dreams. Dougal is looking for purpose and Kirsty wants to find her true love. She believes if she can delay his departure, Dougal might become attracted to her and abandon his foolhardy pursuit of Fair Ellen. Unknown to Kirsty, Dougal is already battling his attraction to her but needs the rescue for personal validation. Her efforts to thwart his plans were amusing and their developing relationship was heartwarming. It was a lovely Christmas story with a satisfying ending.
- Release Date: November 26, 2019
- Series: The Lairds Most Likely #5
- Page Numbers: 148
- Publisher: Self
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(Thanks to the author for my complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.)