I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a cold, wet and wintery Sunday morning than to be stranded with a Scottish Earl while my own real life hero read the newspaper and cooked breakfast. I totally enjoyed being stranded with Ewan, Lord Lyle. Lucky Charlotte! I would have said yes the minute he said hello.
Another winner from Anna Campbell who is one of my favourite historical authors. Her characters are full of wit and charm, and I do love a strong-willed heroine. I loved that Charlotte’s father wasn’t the mean stereotype we usually come across in these novels, but instead was a loving one with his daughter’s best interests at heart. Five stars for this sweet, tender story of love at first sight
Stranded with the Scottish Earl
Blame it on the rain…
After her engagement to a local landowner ends in scandal and recrimination, Miss Charlotte Warren vows never to marry. Her father might write to say he’s found her the perfect husband – she’s sticking to her spinsterish guns. But when in the middle of a spring flood, her father’s choice turns up on the doorstep under an unconvincing alias, she has no choice but to take him in.
That doesn’t mean she’s going to marry Lord Lyle. No way.
Except he’s very handsome… And he kisses like a dream…
And when a girl finds herself trapped alone in a great big house with a roguish Scottish earl, who knows what will happen? Even to the most resolute and independent lady.
Ewan Macrae, Earl of Lyle, doesn’t believe in love at first sight—until he sees Charlotte Warren’s portrait. One glimpse of the real Charlotte, and he knows this is the lassie he means to carry off to the Highlands as his bride.
But his beloved is no easy conquest. She’s stubborn and headstrong, and dead set against becoming a wife.
Will lashings of Scottish charm, some highly convenient privacy, a scattering of sizzling kisses, and an eventful day battling the elements to save the spring lambs combine to change Miss Warren’s mind about marriage?
They most definitely will, if this proud Scotsman has any say in the matter!