His Convenient Highland Wedding
(The Lochmore Legacy #1)
Lachlan McNeill/Flora McCrieff
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
Bought by her husband…
Bound by secrets of their past!
The start of The Lochmore Legacy—a Scottish castle through the ages! Earl’s daughter Flora McCrieff brought shame on her family once. Now she discovers she must wed impossibly rich but lowborn Lachlan McNeill. He’s undeniably handsome, but a man of few words. Despite the attraction that burns between them, can she reach beyond his impeccable clothing to find the emotions he’s locked away for so long?
His Convenient Highland Wedding by Janice Preston is the first in a new series “The Lochmore Legacy”. I’ve been anxiously waiting for this series to start since I first heard about it some time ago. What makes this series unique is that there are 4 authors involved and they will each be writing in a different time period going back in time to unravel a mystery. Janice Preston starts us off in the Victorian Era. Lara Temple follows in book 2 with a Regency. Elisabeth Hobbes will have a Tudor story in book 3. Then finally Nicole Locke will give us a Medieval in the 4th and last book in the series. Each story will be centered around a Scottish Castle.
Flora McCrieff is the heroine in this particular story. She is the eldest daughter of an impoverished Earl. Her father is a tyrant who expects his family to bend to his demands. So when her father tells her she will wed a man she’s never seen in two days, she really has no other choice.
Lachlan McNeill grew up in the slums of Glasgow. He’s now a rich businessman who is looking for connections to help grow his new whisky distillery. He arranges to wed Flora sight unseen hoping that by marrying a lady of the aristocracy it will help ease his way into Scottish society.
I really loved Flora and Lachlan from the start and was caught up in their story. They are good people but complete strangers when they marry. So there are lots of struggles to talk and communicate in the beginning. They both want more from their marriage but struggle with their insecurities to admit it to each other. It was evident there was an attraction from the beginning and I like that author Janice Preston gave this couple time to get to know and trust each other, letting their love grow gradually.
This was such a fantastic start to this new series. The story was beautifully written with wonderful secondary characters, a mystery that will be carried on throughout the series and a couple who stole my heart. I would definitely like to revisit these characters at a later date and would love to read the secondary characters stories. The mystery is intriguing and has me wanting book two so I can learn more about what this is about… I would highly recommend this book and look forward to reading more of The Lochmore Legacy. 10 stars if I could!
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