"A delightful historical romance"
In 1782 Sea Captain Hamish MacRae returns to Scotland a
beaten man after being away for years. He recently lost
his ship, his crew, and the use of an arm. He plans to
live what he feels is his miserable life as a hermit so he
does not have to see or sense the pity of others including
brothers. His locale is a desolate castle on an islet.
However, his brother Brendan has other ideas after
depositing the resigned Hamish on his isolated rock.
Brendan travels to Inverness to ask healer widow Mary Gilly
to leave her shop to help his sibling. Because of the
family connection as one of Hamish's other brothers has
been a long time customer of her late husband, Mary
agrees. Hamish demands Mary leave him alone in misery, but
she refuses. As they begin to fall in love, Mary is
accused of killing her spouse. Brendan has a reason to
live starting with proving his beloved never killed anyone.
TO LOVE A SCOTTISH LORD is a delightful historical romance
that the sub-genre audience will read in one appreciative
sitting due to an effective cast that makes readers believe
they are on an island in the late eighteenth century. The
story line is loaded with action, angst, and suspense.
However, the lead couple and several support players turn
Karen Ranney's latest tale into a fabulous experience.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 24, 2003