Monday, 19 August 2013

Blog Tour: How to Marry a Highlander; Review

How to Marry a Highlander (Falcon Club #3.5)
Author: Katharine Ashe
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Publication Date: 30 July 2013

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 Finch-Freeworth 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 . . .
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My review

Teresa is feeling pretty despairing about her future, she's practically engaged to the self-righteous local curate. After a tantalising glimpse of a delicious Highlander, the previous season, Teresa takes matters into her own hands and heads to London, determined to find the Earl of Eads, and marry him.
Duncan, the Earl of Eads, is broke, and with 7 sisters to care for,  the situation's getting pretty desperate. Enter Teresa, with a very intriguing wager...

I loved Teresa! She was a real breath of fresh air, even if she was a little bit mad (in the best way). She's very forthright and determined. But she's also rather terrified of the idea of her future as Mrs. Waldo, curate's wife. 
Duncan is more serious with a dark and troubled past, which balances Teresa's quirkiness quite well! He's incredibly swoon-worthy sounding, who doesn't love a rugged highlander? 
They had a fab connection, and the sparks were instant. They had a very passionate and sweet romance, that all begins when their eyes meet across a crowded ballroom *swoon*.

Duncan's sisters were brilliant, and an equal match to Teresa. I loved how they were all very individual, and even in such a short book we still get to know them. I loved seeing them all find their own HEA, even the preachy Elspeth (sort of). 

Overall, this is a short and sweet novella. I was very impressed with the emotion and humour that Katharine Ashe writes with. It was a perfect introduction for me, to her writing and I'm definitely going to be hunting down the read of the Falcon Club books.

*I received an ARC from the publisher, via Edelweiss, for my honest review. Thank you!

You can read an excerpt from How to Marry a Highlander here!

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.
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