When a Laird Finds a Lass (Highland Fairy Tale #2)

Author: Lecia Cornwall 

Publisher: Swerve

Rating: 4.5 stars

Buy Links: Amazon 

Type: Novel in Series 

Provided by Publisher


Blurb: She is his greatest enemy and his only salvation.

Malcolm MacDonald, a lawyer in Edinburgh, unexpectedly inherits his father’s title of Laird of Dunbronach, forcing him to return to a place he hasn’t seen since he was a small child. To gain the trust of a wary clan, Malcolm must act upon their insistence that he cast aside his English betrothed and marry a Highlander.

However, they have one condition—no lasses of the barbaric clan MacLeod.

When he finds an unconscious woman in the sea, he brings her back to his clan but not before doing the one thing that could save her life—hiding her all too telling MacLeod plaid. When she wakes with no memory of who she is, Malcolm vows to keep the little he knows about her identity a secret. As new dangers threaten his clan, the mysterious lass teaches Malcolm some very important lessons about how to be a Highlander and a laird.

But secrets never stay secret for long, and when she finds her plaid, her memory returns and she flees. Malcolm is forced to make a difficult choice to win her back, facing his darkest fears and his worst enemy for a chance at true love.


Review: This was a wonderful Highland tale about the most unlikeliest Highland hero and the woman and the life he falls into love with. Spin your mind into the smoky glens and windswept cliffs of Scotland and the tale of the MacLeods and the woman from the sea.

Malcolm lived his life as a lawyer in Edinburgh, working for his uncle and ignoring his past. He was actually the only legal heir of a Scottish clan and time had come to take up the reins. Three stalwarts had arrived to bring him home. The clan had been decimated by illness, his father being one of them as well as his half brother. So it was Malcolm’s turn.

But he was very reluctant. His mother had taken him away from the highlands when he was small. He’d nearly drowned and that was the last straw for his mother. They’d returned to the culture of the city of Edinburgh, leaving the wastelands of the highlands home. Malcolm had grown to be less highlander and more city dweller. This return to his inheritance was also a sad journey into the past.

Marciel MacDonald had made an impetuous choice that she’d quickly regretted. She didn’t want to marry John McKay at all. But she was stuck on his ship heading away from her home. Did she know that she’d fall off the boat and end up far, far away on the shore of the MacLeod’s land– her clan’s mortal enemy.

I really enjoyed the way the environment and the old tales were intertwined with the characters in the story. Lush and sensual, mysterious and ironic, this story charmed. Loved it and can’t wait for more! Thanks

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