Wishing for a Highlander

Jessi Gage
Wishing for a Highlander
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Publisher
Lyrical Press
Release Date
December 2012
ISBN
9781616504311
Genre
Paranormal Romance, Time Travel

SUMMARY
For Melanie, "Be careful what you wish for" becomes "Be careful what you wish on."

While examining Andrew Carnegie's lucky rosewood box, single-and-pregnant museum worker Melanie makes a tongue in cheek wish on the artifact--for a Highland warrior to help her forget about her cheating ex. Suddenly transported to the middle of a clan skirmish in sixteenth-century Scotland, she realizes she should have been a tad more specific.

Darcy, laird in waiting, should be the most eligible bachelor in Ackergill, but a cruel prank played on him in his teenage years has led him to believe he is too large under his kilt to ever join with a woman. He has committed himself to a life of bachelorhood, running his deceased father's windmills and keeping up the family manor house...alone.

Darcy's uncle, Laird Steafan welcomes the strangely dressed woman into his clan, immediately marrying her to Darcy in hopes of an heir. But when Steafan learns of her magic box and brands her a witch, Darcy must do what any good husband would--protect his wife, even if it means forsaking his clan.

WARNING: A pregnant museum worker, a sixteenth-century Scot, and a meddlesome wishing box.

Book Review by Linda Hays-Gibbs (author,reviewer)
Feb 20, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
103 people found the following review helpful
WISHING FOR A HIGHLANDER was an enchanting story and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Melanie is pregnant, and her boyfriend has deserted her and the baby. She is working for a museum and sorting out artifacts. As she touches a rosewood box and tries to open it, she is mentally wishing for a highlander. Suddenly, she is transported back to 1615 and in the middle of a battle. She should've been more specific.

Darcy Keith takes her to a safe place away from the fighting. He is destined to be a Laird of the Keith clan until her appearance. When she is accused of witchcraft, he flees with her to save her life. He has fallen for the beautiful woman and has given up his title and lands for her safety.

The box that made her trip into the past possible was discovered by a wicked woman that has been rejected by Darcy. She tells Steafan, Darcy's uncle and Laird, about the box in hopes of destroying Melanie. She does evil to many people in this book for her own gain. I love what happens to her ultimately.

Amidst all this is the lovely love story between Melanie and Darcy.

The characters are full bodied and exciting. Melanie grows as a character. Her adaptation to her dire circumstances is believable. Melanie's constant goodness despite her state of pregnancy is so heroic. Finally, her total ineptness in a foreign dangerous world is inspiring as she adapts and overcomes. She is a spunky girl.

Darcy's problems are both endearing and believable. I laughed at times about his deception by the evil girl and his obvious torment in his lust for Melanie. It was so sweet, a very male thing that showed his human side. He was so believable in his world of unkind barbarians. He is a sweet lovable hero that defends her with his life. I loved him too.

I give this story five stars out of five and look forward to more fantasy tales from this enchanting author.
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