Sunday, January 12, 2014

(Mini ) Challenge Review: Once Upon a Highland Christmas by Sue-Ellen Welfonder

Once Upon a Highland Christmas (Scandalous Scots, #0.5)Once Upon a Highland Christmas by Sue-Ellen Welfonder
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

While I get this is a novella of sorts or something, I wish there had been more action or something. Something to get my heart pumping. The romance was nice, and I enjoyed watching two people who totally love each other finally find out about it.

I did like how they used an unselfish reason to start their budding romance. Both characters are unselfish and strong to me. Totally different than what Im used to reading. They bonded well and omg did their romance end up in lovely sparks!

This is the first time I have ever read a book by Mrs. Welfonder. I love my highlander books, and I love how I learned more of Pagan beliefs in this book. Logically I knew that back in that time period and in Scotland and Ireland and such they did believe in the old ways, but I haven't ever come across a book that actually had it in there. Until this one.

I totally enjoyed reading this book and I cant wait to read more in this series. This book makes me miss my highlanders!

I received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from the publisher on Netgalley. It did not in any way sway my opinion.

Once Upon a Highland Christmas (Scandalous Scots, #0.5)

Once Upon a Highland Christmas (Scandalous Scots 0.5)

"Few writers can bring history to life like Sue-Ellen Welfonder! For anyone who loves historical fiction, the books in the Highland Warriors trilogy are a true treasure." -- Heather Graham, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author


Warrior Grim Mackintosh understands why his friend Archibald MacNab has decreed there be no trace of Christmas in his castle. After a devastating attack destroyed everything-and everyone-in Archie's life, he prefers to stew in his own misery until the holiday passes. But Duncreag has seen enough tragedy. Grim decides to throw a grand Yuletide feast, one that the bards will sing about for years to come, one that will remind his laird how beloved he is. He can't do it alone, though. Grim needs an accomplice . . .

There's nothing Breena O'Doherty won't do for Archie, so she's thrilled to help Grim with his plan. Yet she has a Christmas wish all her own-to win Grim's heart-and this might be her only chance to make it come true. As Breena and Grim work together to bring the joy of the season to the cold, gloomy castle and to the heart of the cantankerous chieftain, an undeniable passion ignites between them. But when a shocking secret about Breena's past comes to light, threatening everything she holds dear, will it ruin Christmas in Duncreag forevermore?

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