How to Marry a Highlander

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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 him? She strikes a wager! If she can find seven husbands 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 . . .

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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
(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780062273949
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/6/2013
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 263,234
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

With the publication of her debut novel in 2010, Katharine Ashe earned a spot among the American Library Association's New Stars of Historical Romance. In 2011, she won the coveted Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, and Amazon named How to Be a Proper Lady as one of the Ten Best Romances of 2012. Katharine 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 European history, she has made her home in California, Italy, France, and the northern U.S.

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  • Posted August 6, 2013

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    HOW TO MARRY A HIGHLANDER by Katharine Ashe is an exciting Scott

    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

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Surprising & a little creepy

    Quick little read, exciting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    Twinky read. Short and sweet

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2014

    Alicia

    She starts deep throating your co<_>ck.

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  • Posted July 10, 2014

    This is the book I begged Katharine Ashe to write. The hero, Dun

    This is the book I begged Katharine Ashe to write. The hero, Duncan Eads, was a minor character in &quot;How a Lady Weds a Rogue&quot; (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!

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  • Posted March 23, 2014

    Book #3.5 in Katharine Ashe's breathlessly romantic Falcon Club

    Book #3.5 in Katharine Ashe's breathlessly romantic Falcon Club series. This story features Diantha’s best friend, Teresa, and Duncan, a dashing highlander who captures her heart.
    Remember the first time you fell in love? That heart pounding, palm sweating, heart in your throat feeling? That’s how Katharine Ashe’s stories make me feel. They are exquisitely romantic and there’s an almost lyrical quality to the writing. And there’s humor, too, which is always a good thing in life; I will read anything she writes.
    Here is an unusual and refreshing romance where a heroine takes her destiny into her own hands.
    Fearful but determined Teresa Finch-Freeworth—isn’t that a great name?— proposes marriage to Duncan, the Earl of Eads, a man she locked eyes with almost a year ago at a ball and is convinced he’s the only man for her. He is an impoverished Scottish earl with seven unwed sisters to marry off. When he turns down her proposal, she makes a progressive wager that she can marry off his sisters. If she marries off one, she wants a kiss, if she marries off two, she wants him to touch her inappropriately, and so on. He thinks she’s daft but he agrees, in increments. But he is wary and determined never to wed again; he also holds a dark secret that he fears she would never understand. So, even though he is desperately attracted to Teresa, and growing closer to her as she helps him match his sisters, he fights the attraction at every turn.
    I really like Teresa. Her passionate spirit reminds me of Calpurnia from Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake and also Pippa from One Good Earl Deserves a Lover, both by Sarah MacLean. Teresa is lovable, feisty, and singularly resolute in winning Duncan’s affections. She doesn’t like him to call her “lass” and it’s a running joke between them. At first, her desperate efforts made me cringe but, as Duncan is clearly charmed, I was rooting for her. She is a writer of stories who pours her heart onto paper, spinning fantasies to escape her fate in life of marriage to a boring vicar which she sends to her beloved brother, Freddie. “Inventing tales was often the only thing that kept her from running stark naked down the high street singing marching songs.” (p9)
    Duncan’s sisters are sweet and thrilled to see their brother attracted to another woman as they love him dearly and wish to see him happy; their kindness to Teresa is evident. The matches for all the sisters, and the dream of Sorcha, the eldest independent and smart sister, mirrors Teresa’s own. “She could not be the reason that any woman did not live her dreams, even if it meant abandoning hers.” (p85)
    The friendship between Teresa and her own brother Tobias is nicely portrayed. His love and protectiveness of his sister evident. “She may be a curiosity to you, but she’s one of the best friends of my life and here in London she’s under my protection.” (p77)
    So many memorable moments!
    “I am like flame trapped in a fireplace with the chimney flu shut tight and with piles of kindling a stone’s throw away.” (p7)
    “Even if words had occurred to her, she could not have uttered a sound. Both her tongue and wits had gone on holiday to the colonies.” (p18)
    “She curtseyed upon legs that felt like pork aspic.” (p19)
    “She cleared her throat. ‘I told you.’ Her palms were so wet that her bonnet was slipping from her fingers. ‘I have marriage in mind.’ And kisses. And touches of the most intimate sort.” (p21)
    ”’Yer mad as a hatter.’ “Not really.’ Only desperate and somewhat infatuated.” (p25)
    “'It's madness. I have no idea why I feel so strongly about a man whom I know next to nothing. But I know scads about Mr. Waldon and I simply abhor him.'” (p30)
    “He looked as rough and barbaric and thrillingly virile as the day before, and she was convinced that the devil himself had created the Earl of Eads to make her think wanton thoughts.” (p35)
    “Her vicar was a starched, priggish pole of a Sassenach, and Duncan took a quick disliking to any parents who would seek to ally their vibrant, passionate daughter with such a man.” (p76)
    A charming novella that, though connected to a series, can be read as a standalone. 

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  • Posted September 6, 2013

    Yet another amazing, romantic, spell-binding book by an amazing author. It's a keeper!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    Very good

    Very good, highly recommend, very entertaining!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2013

    highly recommend

    very enjoyable reading, very entertaining.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Wonderful fun.. wish it were longer.

    Wonderful fun.. wish it were longer.

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  • Posted August 25, 2013

    4 1/2 Star Matchmaker Heavenly Novella. Teresa Finch-Freeworth

    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.

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  • Posted August 23, 2013

    fun

    always enjoy a Katherine Ashe book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2013

    Disappointing

    I looked forward to Duncans story but this had the potential to be amazing but it was rushed and thrown together....disappointing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    wonderful novella

    Wonderful, whitty charming & lusty. Could make a wonderful film out of it!

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  • Posted August 5, 2013

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    This is a novella and part of Katharine¿s loving series the Falc

    This is a novella and part of Katharine’s loving series the Falcon Club! I’m super super happy that I picked this baby up and read it. Shall I say the synopsis was the thing that hooked me to this book rather than the smexy cover? Laaaa~

    Okay, so there’s this English proper country miss Miss Teresa. She has been in…carrying an faction for a Scottish Earl, Duncan, for over a year after glimpsing him staring at her from across the room at a Lady B’s ball back in book 3 of the series, How a Lady Weds a Rouge. And then he disappears back to Scotland.

    And so she devise a plan to marry him because 1) he has returned to London and 2) she didn’t want to marry a country Reverend (she’s too wild for that you know) and 3)………well, if the Scottish Lord didn’t want to marry her she wanted a kiss from him to mope over when she’s back in the country, married to the country Reverend.

    And so the games begin when she sets a wager to settle his 7 sisters. And for Each wager won she received a prize in the form of, bumpbahh bahhbum drum rolls…..him~

    I can truly say that I was enamored with this plot. Seven sisters! That’s crazy but I highly enjoyed the set up for romance.

    I loved that Teresa was shown as a proper young lady who’s tired of her life in the country with barely a suitable match in sight. How she had a witty countenance within her waiting to escape their confines and release her self from their torture. I also loved that she had a writers great fantasy daydreamers’ mind! She’s a storyteller and a great liar of forming fake events to cover for her attention lapses. Though her thoughts at times were reasonable, witty, and understood, others…just….weren’t so sure….

    “She wanted to be the spring ewe to his ram. She wanted to be the nectar in the bud to his hummingbird’s probe. She wanted him to make her a woman in this hothouse.”

    Yeah, the fancy saying and stuff just didn’t prick me the right way.

    She also spoke very plainly at times which kind of threw me off because of her raring but that’s towards Duncan, at times. And I did forget her status in the social realm though. I wasn’t sure how she got to do things on her own without others’ knowing. She did get ball invitations from the help of her friends and aunt but still she would have been outcast just by escorting the impoverished and scandalous Scottish sisters about. But I love her determination, strong will, and sometime outrageous personality for standing by the young girls even with snickers from the ton.

    Duncan is a likable hero. He’s the typical dark and broody male who is protective yet vulnerable at the same time towards his women brood. I love how he messes with Teresa and how control he is with her. He knows that he couldn’t impinged anything upon yet couldn’t help stay away and watch her play her magic upon his family. His past is a bit shady and he has a tortured soul and I know that we learn more of it in book 3 (which I’ll need). He’s honorable and super caring of his family and what more can you get.

    On the other hand, I did have trouble with how some of the outcomes came about because I felt like I wanted more of them, especially the sisters. I wanted to get to know each of the siblings a bit better and see how their relationships grew. I also had some trouble moving past some things added in the story; like When Duncan sold his timepiece for new clothes money. I was super hoping he’ll get it back, either from Teresa because she found out he sold it or by him repurchasing it. I was disappointed when that didn’t happen. It was a blow to me. And tore at me.

    But I was highly excited to Ms. Maya Rodale’s Mr. Derek Knightly make an appearance in this novella~ And of course there was Lady B from the Ballroom Blog! :D

    But all in all this was a great novella and now I’ll have to read myself backwards into the series to get all my info on these two couples and more. I’m just wondering if this is the last book for the series~

    This eARC is provided by the publishers via Edelweiss

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  • Posted August 4, 2013

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    So adorable! I absolutely loved this novella. How to Marry a Hig

    So adorable! I absolutely loved this novella. How to Marry a Highlander was a wonderful historical romance. Loved it!

    Teresa was a hilarious heroine. I don't think she could have come up with a more hare-brained scheme. She's been infatuated with Duncan for months, since she saw him in a ball. And, basically, she built up an entire life'e worth of fantasies on him without ever actually meeting the poor guy she's married herself to. So, when it seems she's in danger of having to marry her pompous neighbor, who else would she go to? And finding husbands for 7 sisters in one month. No sweat. As long as she gets her rewards ;) I thought she was a great character. Very likable and easy to root for. Her impulsive actions had me laughing and smiling the entire way through. She was just wonderful.

    Duncan was just as amazing. With 7 sisters and no money, he has his hands full. The last thing he needs is a lady intent on winning his hand. But that's exactly what he gets. I really liked him. He had his reasons for being reluctant to marry and they were very valid. Though I still wanted to shake him until he realized what was right in front of him. But he was so sweet, with his affection for his hoyden sisters and his adoration for Teresa (when he finally admits it). I adored him.

    The romance was brilliant. There were sparks flying between these two immediately. It was both sweet and steamy. Love these two together.

    I really liked that all of Duncan's sisters were their own individual characters with their own separate personalities. They were all wonderful and their romances were all highlighted. I loved their stories.

    The plot was lovely. Getting a romance and 7 engagements into one novella is ambitious, but I think the author managed to pull it off. The pace was a little rushed. But, I still really enjoyed the story. And the ending was completely perfect.

    How to Marry a Highlander was a brilliant historical romance novella. I loved it! Lovers of romance, if you want a quick, lovely read that will keep you hooked, then you have to read this.

    *Thanks to Netgalley and Avon Impulse for a copy!

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