Monday, August 5, 2013

How to Marry a Highlander Book Tour: Spotlight + Review

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Welcome to my post for the How to Marry a Highlander book tour! I have a review of this wonderful novella coming up, as well as a link to an excerpt. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

How to Marry a Highlander (Falcon Club, #3.5)
Release date: July 30, 2013
Publisher: Avon
Series: Falcon Club #3.5

An intrepid lady takes on an impossible task to win an irresistible lord.

With seven troublesome half-sisters to marry off, Duncan, the Earl of Eads, has one problem: he’s broke. With the prospect of marriage to the pompous local curate, Miss Teresa FinchFreeworth has one dream: to wed the handsome Highlander she saw at a ball.

How does a desperate lady convince a reluctant laird that she’s the perfect bride for him? She strikes a wager! If she can find seven husbands for seven sisters, the earl must marry her.

But when Duncan gives her a deadline even the most audacious matchmaker can’t meet — one month — Teresa sets terms too: with each bridegroom she finds, the earl must pay her increasingly intimate rewards . . .

My Rating: 4.5 Roses

So adorable! I absolutely loved this novella. How to Marry a Highlander was a wonderful historical romance. Loved it!

Teresa was a hilarious heroine. I don't think she could have come up with a more hare-brained scheme. She's been infatuated with Duncan for months, since she saw him in a ball. And, basically, she built up an entire life'e worth of fantasies on him without ever actually meeting the poor guy she's married herself to. So, when it seems she's in danger of having to marry her pompous neighbor, who else would she go to? And finding husbands for 7 sisters in one month. No sweat. As long as she gets her rewards ;) I thought she was a great character. Very likable and easy to root for. Her impulsive actions had me laughing and smiling the entire way through. She was just wonderful.

Duncan was just as amazing. With 7 sisters and no money, he has his hands full. The last thing he needs is a lady intent on winning his hand. But that's exactly what he gets. I really liked him. He had his reasons for being reluctant to marry and they were very valid. Though I still wanted to shake him until he realized what was right in front of him. But he was so sweet, with his affection for his hoyden sisters and his adoration for Teresa (when he finally admits it). I adored him.

The romance was brilliant. There were sparks flying between these two immediately. It was both sweet and steamy. Love these two together.

I really liked that all of Duncan's sisters were their own individual characters with their own separate personalities. They were all wonderful and their romances were all highlighted. I loved their stories.

The plot was lovely. Getting a romance and 7 engagements into one novella is ambitious, but I think the author managed to pull it off. The pace was a little rushed. But, I still really enjoyed the story. And the ending was completely perfect.

How to Marry a Highlander was a brilliant historical romance novella. I loved it! Lovers of romance, if you want a quick, lovely read that will keep you hooked, then you have to read this.

*Thanks to Netgalley and Avon Impulse for a copy!

Intrigued, yet? If you are, go here for an excerpt.

About the Author:

In 2012 Amazon chose Katharine’s How To Be a Proper Lady as one of the Ten Best Romances of the Year. Upon the publication of her debut in 2010, the American Library Association named Katharine among its “New Stars of Historical Romance”. She is a two-time nominee and 2011 winner of the Reviewers’ Choice Awards for Best Historical Romantic Adventure, and her novella A Lady’s Wish launched HarperCollins Publishers’ Avon Impulse imprint in 2011. Her books have been recommended by Woman’s World Magazine, Booklist, Library Journal, Barnes & Noble, the San Francisco & Sacramento Book Review, Durham County Libraries, and the Library of Virginia.

Katharine lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European history, she has made her home in California, Italy, France, and the northern US. She adores hearing from readers.


  1. Thank you for hosting today!

  2. I can't wait to read this over my vacations!! Tweetd

  3. Hope you like it as much as I did when you get the chance to read it :)