This review is for The Highlander’s Christmas Lassie by Anna Campbell.
Malcolm Innes, Laird of Dun Carron, has searched for Rhona Macleod and their son for almost 18 years. Responding to a tip from one of his friends, he finds himself in Muirburgh, Scotland on Christmas Eve in the middle of an impending snowstorm. When the door of the farmhouse opens, Malcolm looks into the face of a 17-year old he immediately knows is his son. The reception is wonderful…until Rhona sees him. Her reaction is colder than the storm.
This was a perfect Christmas story! Malcolm’s reunion with the only woman he’s ever loved wasn’t quite what he hoped for and his effort to win Rhona back was the gift I needed. In this gem of a short story, I got to see why they both fell in love with each other those many years ago, felt the pain and agony of what separated them and experienced the joy of the reconciliation. I actually hated seeing the story end. And, having a beautiful epilogue wrapped it up so very nicely. This is my first holiday story of the season and it’s off to a great start.
- Release Date: October 10, 2020
- Page Numbers: 1,778
- Publisher: Historical Harlots
Other Stories in the Collection
Rogue for Hire – by Sasha Cottman
When heiress Alice North engages the scandal managing services of Lord Harry Steele, she gets a first-hand lesson in steamy, wicked behaviour.
The Christmas Rose – by Emma V. Leech
Darkly handsome Ludo—universally known as Lascivious Lord Courtney – is the wickedest rake in Christendom, and unwitting wallflower Felicity Bunting just accidentally trapped him into marriage.
The Lady’s Guide to Scandal – by Emmanuelle de Maupassant
With her name already mired in scandal, posing as the fiancée of reckless explorer Ethan Burnell can only spell trouble–or make Cornelia Mortmain so notorious she’ll become irresistible. The game is on!
The Courtship Caper – by Beverley Oakley
When the scandalous Brightwell sisters wave their matchmaking wands, Christmas becomes a comedy of errors for two hapless couples who find themselves paired with their imperfect match.
A Scandalous Secret – by Laura Trentham
A secret passion is revealed when a spymaster’s daughter and the man pledged to protect her are forced to shelter for the night in a cottage—with only one bed.
Fate Gave Me a Duke – by Amanda Mariel
Christmas brings unforeseen complications for the Duke of Cleburne and Lady Juliet Gale. Will they give into fate, or fight against it?
Duncan’s Christmas – by Ellie St. Clair
Duncan McDougall is on a mission to reclaim his betrothed. Though the woman he nabs isn’t the one he intended, she just may be the one truly intended for him.
Bedeviled: A Russian Pursuit – by Elsa Holland
Prince Ilya Petroski is honor-bound to play the rake and dominate London’s gossip columns; cruel are the fates to introduce him to the love of his life, the gentle-hearted Seraphina Seymour.
At the Mistletoe Masquerade – by Dayna Quince
Lady Cassandra’s plans go amiss when a kiss gone too far turns into the scandal of the season.
The Christmas Courtesan – by Victoria Vale
Moonlighting as a Gentleman Courtesan seems like the best way to earn a dowry for his sister—until a scandal during a Christmas house party leads Roger Thornton toward a fiery and unexpected love.
A Scandal Before Christmas – by April Moran
He’s determined to win her back; she’s determined to resist. Will the night before Christmas bring scandal or the renewed promise of a wedding?
Her Virgin Duke – by Nicola Davidson
A lost wager sparks an unlikely alliance and a wicked affair between England’s stuffiest duke and London’s Mistress of Sin.
(Thanks to the author for my complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.)