Lord Colin MacHugh is a newly titled Scottish lord. His brother i ...
Lord Colin MacHugh is a newly titled Scottish lord. His brother is Hamish, the Duke of Murdoch, also known as the Duke of Murder. Anwen Wyndham lives with her older sisters at Moreland House. She is very involved with the Home for Wayward Urchins and is always busy trying to find ways to raise funds the the Home. Anwen’s uncle is a duke and her sister, Megan, married Colin’s brother, the Duke of Murdoch. Colin longs to return home to Scotland and to his distillery. As Anwen and Colin get to know one another more, they both become concerned about the dwindling funds for the Home and Anwen is afraid they may have to shut it down and put the boys back out on the street. Colin takes a greater interest in the Home and has some good ideas that may make it pay for itself. In the meantime, it is decided that they will host a charity card party where people will donate their winnings to the Home. Colin, being Scottish, has been met with some English peers looking down on him and trying to play him for a fool. The prank that they play angers him and become quite costly for him as well. One man in particular has gone out of his way to embarrass Colin and send him back to Scotland with his tail between his legs. But Colin is tougher than that. Colin and Anwen are soon attracted to one another and find a love that is true and respectful. Will they be able to keep the Home open for the boys and will Colin be able to set these arrogant English peers straight? This is a very well-written book that I thoroughly enjoyed. Anwen and Colin are terrific characters and the arrogant English peers are absolutely a hoot. You don’t want to miss this book. Well done, Grace Burrowes. Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
July 25, 2017
This is a very robust story filled with a variety of learning expe ...
This is a very robust story filled with a variety of learning experiences and examples of people with integrity as well as those who have none. Lord Colin is truly a unique character. There are parts of him that are naive but it is only in certain circumstances. Since he comes from a military background he sees situations in a clear, concise manner which allows him to share his thoughts in a way that connects with Anwen. Also, he is a thinker and works towards resolutions that cause the least impact to people. These things led to a powerful male character that is enjoyable to Female characters with a strong backbone have always interested me but Anwen is caring, kind, and hiding her true self. Her persistence on saving her boys is refreshing for women in that generation and this part of her character makes this a very interesting and refreshing story. The author's portrayal of her thinking process in doing this is well written. The heat between these two characters adds to their mutual respect for each other. I give this 4-1/2 STARS for how the author uses integrity to solve all the issues. Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
August 14, 2017
Colin Has Met His Match!
I generously received this book in exchange for an honest review. I've had a physical copy of this book for quite some time but I put off reading it until close to the release date because then there'd be less time to wait for the next book in the series. Bookworm logic... This book was such a pleasure to read and I was drawn in from the beginning. Anwen is one of my favorites in the family who is just as passionate about saving the Orphanage she volunteers at as she is about her family. Anwen is the youngest daughter, was very sick as a child which resulted in her family nearly smothering her with trying to keep her in excellent health since then, is smarter than the idiot foppish men who try to talk down to her and has a fiery nature with a big heart. She loves and protects the orphans under her care as though they're her children and will put anyone in their place who tries to hurt them. Colin is the second of seven kids, Scottish, a former Captain in the army, loving brother and a recently titled gentleman who is fiercely protective of those he cares for. A chance encounter with the usually quiet Anwen causes him to see that there's more than meets the eye of the red headed lass. These two unlikely people find themselves drawn to each other, working to save the Orphanage and attempting to ignore the growing attraction. Love will find a way though and what a Windham woman wants, good luck with stopping her! Things are about to get more complicated though as jealousy rears its ugly head with a handful of fops that started with a drunken joke and snowballs into something much bigger. It will take patience, cunning and honesty to not only set things right but send the foolish fops on their merry way. Full of humor, loveable urchins, the wonder of family, steamy scenes tossed into the mix and Scots which all add up to a wonderful novel. I'm so glad I read this book and can't wait for the next book in the series!
July 26, 2017