How to Marry a Highlander

How to Marry a Highlander

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by Katharine Ashe
     
 

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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 instead the handsome Highlander she saw at a ball.

How does a desperate lady convince a reluctant laird that she's the perfect bride for

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Overview

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 instead 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.

Duncan has no intention of wedding the meddlesome maiden, and he gives her a deadline even the most audacious matchmaker can't meet—one month. But Teresa sets terms, too: with each bridegroom she finds, the earl must pay her increasingly intimate rewards . . .

Editorial Reviews

Sandra Hill
“Katharine Ashe spins history and romance into a sensual historical tapestry.”
RT Book Reviews
“Ashe knows how to captivate readers with her action-packed romance brimming over with marvelous characters, sexual tension, witty repartee and action, action, action.”
Library Journal
This spin-off to Ashe’s “Falcon Club” series brings us the tale of Miss Teresa Finch-Freeworth and Duncan, the Earl of Eads. Teresa is known for her storytelling and wild imagination. Ever since one fateful ball, her fantasies have revolved around the Earl of Eads. With a pending betrothal to the vicar, Teresa must invent a story to get back to London and determine how to make her fantasies with the earl come true. Teresa suggests a wager: for each of Duncan’s seven sisters she can marry off, he must provide payment in the romantic gestures Teresa proposes—the final being marriage, of course.

Verdict This novella is simply too full of characters to provide any depth or level of feeling for any of them. The affectation of the Scottish brogue is also a bit much. Fans of Ashe’s “Falcon Club” books (e.g., How a Lady Weds a Rogue) will seek out this title, but others can pass it by.—Heather Lisa Maneiro, Minnesota State Univ. Lib. Moorhead
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062273949
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/06/2013
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
379,839
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Katharine Ashe is the award-winning author of historical romances that reviewers call "intensely lush" and "sensationally intelligent," including How to Be a Proper Lady, an Amazon Editors' Choice for one of the Ten Best Books of the Year, and How to Marry a Highlander, a 2014 RITA® Award finalist. She lives in the wonderfully warm southeast with her beloved husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of History, she writes romance because she thinks modern readers deserve grand adventures and breathtaking sensuality, too.

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How to Marry a Highlander 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
HOW TO MARRY A HIGHLANDER by Katharine Ashe is an exciting Scottish Historical Romance. #3.5 in the “Falcon Club” series,but can be read as a stand alone. A novella. Seven husbands for seven sisters scenario. Fast paced,quick read. Written with her usual witty banter,engaging characters and interesting plot. A light hearted,fun read. Duncan,The Earl of Eads and his six sisters and Miss Teresa Finch-Freeworth ,her brother Tobias make for a delightful story. Marriage and love is definitely in the air with “How To Marry a Highlander. Filled with passion,and romance. Oh did I mention a littler wager? What a fun story! Received for an honest review from the publisher and Above the Treeline. RATING: 4.5 HEAT RATING: MILD REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
def618 More than 1 year ago
This is the book I begged Katharine Ashe to write. The hero, Duncan Eads, was a minor character in "How a Lady Weds a Rogue" (Falcon Club series) and he intrigued me more than Wyn (the hero). Duncan deserved a happy ending as did Teresa Finch-Freeworth, another minor character in the Falcon Club books. This is a much lighter, fun romance than the Falcon Club series but is still a must read!
NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
LOVE THIS AUTHOR!  I know going into a story it will be a novella, and I know the writing is good, when I hate that it has ended. This cried for an Epilogue, because the character's are warm, funny, caring, and I wanted to know more of what the future held for them. There is mild lovemaking, there is HEA, no cliffhanger's either.  Even if you haven't read the previous books, you won't be lost, so this is a standalone novella. I felt a connection to our H/h, and the sister's are enjoyable too.  Somewhat predictable, but still a great read. (ljb)  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick little read, exciting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the treat but the story would be better served with at least another 100 pages with some real interactions and 6 completly perfect and nearly miracolous matches that are at best a missed opportunity for some great story telling.
aholmes4u 3 months ago
I bought this book because I love all things Scottish and books from Katherine Ashe. The novella is developed well, and it is a fun read. There is no cliffhanger and I personally fell in love with the hero and the heroine. Teresa is a great heroine that all girls can relate too, and who doesn't want their verra own Scot?!? For all the Outlander lovers, there is one mention of her being a Sassenach and a fine man in a kilt. You can't go wrong in purchasing this book. It is a light hearted read that well cause you to love the author!
Midniteiz99 More than 1 year ago
Very nice, quick read.... good for immersing yourself into another delightful love adventure.
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DreamloverLF More than 1 year ago
The main characters were so believable and endearing. The plot was well-written, and there were lots of twists and turns. Once I got into the book, I could not put it down. I stayed up until the wee hours to finish reading it. The next morning I reread the last twenty pages to make sure I did not miss a thing. Yummy!!! I have saved all of Katharine Ashes books. I will read them again whenever I feel the need to escape into the land of intrigue and romance. I would definitely recommend this book for book club discussions.
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Very good, highly recommend, very entertaining!
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very enjoyable reading, very entertaining.
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Wonderful fun.. wish it were longer.
aRomancelover More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 Star Matchmaker Heavenly Novella. Teresa Finch-Freeworth is enamored with one man, with broad shoulders and beautiful blue eyes, while facing the prospect of marriage to the odious and pious Mr. Waldon. After learning that the Earl of Eads, the man who has filled her thoughts and her dreams these past eighteen months is to be in London seeking husbands for his seven sisters, yes seven of them, Teresa concocts a plan that will either win her the man of her dreams or ruin her forever. Duncan, the Earl of Eads, is a man with a past and a man with a heart that will never love again – if he has his way. Fearful of falling in love and losing another woman to childbirth, Duncan escaped London eighteen months ago after spying the most beautiful woman to cross his path since he lost his beloved wife and son. Now that woman, stubborn, beautiful, tempting and persistent, has offered him a wager that if he loses will make him face his fears and his desire for her. Teresa is determined to win a kiss, a touch, and make love to the handsome Scotsman who stole her heart across a ballroom. With the assistance of her faithful brother, Tobias, she slowly introduces the Scotswomen to London, and to London Society. Luck is with her as each finds love, except one. There is the problem of one sister who has no desire to marry – ever. Will this destroy her chance to win Duncan’s heart? I am a huge fan of Katharine Ashe’s Falcon Club series and HOW TO MARRY A HIGHLANDER is a wonderful addition to the group even though it is a bit of departure from the normal intensity of romance we are used to seeing from Ms. Ashe. Teresa finds herself in the role of matchmaker extraordinaire with the task of finding husbands for each of Duncan’s seven sisters in order to win him as a husband, or so she hopes. Katharine introduces us to a wonderful group of women, all with different personalities and assets. Poor as church mice, with no hopes for marriages back in Scotland, these seven young women need all the help they can get, and Teresa becomes their fairy godmother/matchmaker. As usual, Katharine’s characters are full of life. There’s humor, some touching moments, jealousies, and a few accidents that some of us might be able to relate to in our own experiences. We are blessed with visits from Lady Heliotrope Beaufetheringstone, whom some of you may know if you visit The Ballroom Blog, as well as the handsome and debonair, Mr. Derek Knightly from Maya Rodale’s The Writing Girl Series. This novella is an adventure beyond just being a romance between two people, it's matchmaker heaven. I enjoyed this novella so much, even though the time that Duncan and Teresa was not as much as I would’ve liked, the story was delightful, the characters intriguing and lively, and Duncan was … well, Duncan, a man of few words. I would love to read more regarding this handsome Scotsman and his seven effervescent sisters. I highly recommend HOW TO MARRY A HIGHLANDER by Katharine Ashe to anyone who loves romance in numbers and a good matchmaking story.
DustymomCA More than 1 year ago
always enjoy a Katherine Ashe book
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