Once Upon a Highland Summer

Once Upon a Highland Summer

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by Lecia Cornwall
     
 

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A lush Scottish historical romance in the vein of Karen Ranney and Karen Hawkins.

An ancient curse, a pair of meddlesome ghosts, a girl on the run, and a fateful misunderstanding make for the perfect chance at true love.

Lady Caroline Forrester is on the run from her brother's scheme to marry her off to the highest bidder. An escape to Scotland

Overview

A lush Scottish historical romance in the vein of Karen Ranney and Karen Hawkins.

An ancient curse, a pair of meddlesome ghosts, a girl on the run, and a fateful misunderstanding make for the perfect chance at true love.

Lady Caroline Forrester is on the run from her brother's scheme to marry her off to the highest bidder. An escape to Scotland offers a chance at employment as a governess and freedom from an unhappy marriage—it's the perfect solution. But Caroline wasn't prepared for the feelings that her new employer brings out in her.

Alec McNabb, the reluctant Earl of Glenorne, never expected to return home to Scotland. But now that he's there, he realizes he has obligations that he cannot escape. Alec needs to marry well, and quickly.

When a case of mistaken identity—coupled with the sensual, magical atmosphere of Glenorne Castle—results in a passionate encounter, Caroline and Alec must decide whether their attraction is enough to overcome the problems of their pasts, or whether this one chance at true love was over before it began …

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062328434
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Series:
Highland , #1
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
27,183
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Lecia Cornwall lives and writes in Calgary, Canada, in the beautiful foothills of the Canadian Rockies, with five cats, two teenagers, a crazy chocolate Lab, and one very patient husband.

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Once Upon a Highland Summer 3.8 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good writing with a good mix of humor and romantic tension. I did get frustrated that neither the hero or heroine actively tried to change the expected outcome. I will look into other books by this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a fun read and kep me interested right up to the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Decent read
Time2ReadMore More than 1 year ago
- A very good read. In this story Lady Caroline Fisher is escaping to Scotland from her brothers plans to marry her off. She escapes in disguise of a governess. Lord Alec McNabb, Earl of Glenmore must marry wealth and quickly. Caroline and Alec meet and become passionate. There is plenty of humor and intrigue and passion in this story. Also there are two mischievous ghosts bringing this couple together. The antics of both the ghosts and Alec and Caroline make this book difficult to stop reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*Fun and spirited romance.. absolutely loved this story...
aRomancelover More than 1 year ago
Meddlesome ghosts and mistaken identity... A story based in forbidden love starting with an encounter based on a mistaken identity urged on by two meddlesome ghosts who are the grandparents of the romantic couple in ONCE UPON A HIGHLAND SUMMER. Lady Caroline wants away from her half-brother and his desire to marry her off to his own benefit not hers. With whispering nudges from her ghostly grandmother, Georgina Forrester—the late Countess of Somerson—she finds a position as a governess to the three sisters of Alec MacNabb, the new Earl of Glenorne. Attracted to Alec, she wishes things were different in her life, his life, and the world around them, but he’s engaged to be married to a woman who can benefit Glenorne better than she. Life hasn’t been good to the men of Glenorne, and now Alec finds himself the new and reluctant Earl of Glenorne after a life of adventure and intrigue in Ceylon. A seemingly more leisurely life in Scotland isn’t exactly what he wants, nor does he wish a bride in Sophie Ellison even if her dowry will do much to reinforce Glenorne. When he mistakenly believes Caroline to be Sophie, misguided good intentions, and too much ale make for an interesting encounter on the plaid. But, then what is he to do when the truth is revealed? Will the curse laid upon his clan claim the happiness of yet another Earl of Glenorne? Lecia Cornwall’s ONCE UPON A HIGHLAND SUMMER is a story of mistaken identity, star-crossed lovers, romantic triangles, and a curse, which may or may not exist, but which causes so many to second guess motives, desires, and needs as to end up causing great hesitations when it comes to admitting true feelings. At times, there seemed to be too much going on at once in this story but once it was all settled, it made sense. I enjoyed the matchmaking interference of Angus and Georgiana, friendly albeit very nosy and meddlesome ghosts who obviously knew way too much of what was going on than anyone would want their grandparents knowing. I did have a little trouble following the timeline in the story in that, what seemed to be happening in a short amount of time actually happens over a lengthier spell but again, in the end, it all came together. I felt the story belonged more to Caroline than to she and Alec but it still worked, and since Lecia does write her heroines so they claim center stage, ONCE UPON A HIGHLAND SUMMER belongs to Caroline and her highlander. I do recommend ONCE UPON A HIGHLAND SUMMER by Lecia Cornwall to anyone who loves a good highlander story filled with all kinds of ruckus because when it comes to the world of Glenorne, ruckus is what you get on a daily basis. ***purchased for my personal reading but sharing my honest and unscripted review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Delightful read. Light and entertaining. Enough historical background to keep your interest. And it did have the requred HEA.Take the time to enjoy!
romanceisaaliveMD More than 1 year ago
this book is for the romantic and adventurous type.it has all of those t hings,plus more.if you read one you have to get another by Lecia cornwall!one of her books is never enough,so order it and be amazed and happy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading this book I had to get the next two in the series. A very good read with just enough humor to make you laugh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ending seemed rushed to me after other parts were drrawn out a bit
Shar23 More than 1 year ago
I love stories that make me feel what the characters are feeling.  Fall in love with Alec and Caroline :) 
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
ONCE UPON A HIGHLAND SUMMER by Lecia Cornwall is another intriguing Scottish Historical Romance. Fast paced with a ghost or two, a curse and finding true love. Once again, Ms. Cornwall has written a tale full of passion, Scotland, romance, Scottish Highlanders, Scottish lovers, fate and love.How can you not enjoy a tale of the supernatural, two meddlesome ghosts,Scottish lovers,a girl on the run and the Scottish hero who finds her? Oh and don't forget the magic of Glenorne Castle! A wonderful story! I love this author and "Once Upon A Highland Summer" was do different. Well done!! Received for an honest review from the publisher and Above the Treeline. RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: HOT REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Idiotic plot. Unbelievable and unlikable characters. Save your money.