In Your Wildest Scottish Dreams

In Your Wildest Scottish Dreams

by Karen Ranney

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New York Times bestselling author Karen Ranney's first novel in a brand-new series spins the intriguing story of a beautiful widow and a devilishly handsome shipbuilder

Seven years have passed since Glynis MacIain made the foolish mistake of declaring her love to Lennox Cameron, only to have him stare at her dumbfounded. Heartbroken, she accepted the proposal of a diplomat and moved to America, where she played the role of a dutiful wife among Washington's elite. Now a widow, Glynis is back in Scotland. Though Lennox can still unravel her with just one glance, Glynis is no longer the naïve girl Lennox knew and vows to resist him.

With the American Civil War raging, shipbuilder Lennox Cameron must complete a sleek new blockade runner for the Confederate Navy. He cannot afford any distractions, especially the one woman he's always loved. Glynis's cool demeanor tempts him to prove to her what a terrible mistake she made seven years ago.

As the war casts its long shadow across the ocean, will a secret from Glynis's past destroy any chance for a future between the two star-crossed lovers?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062337474
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/27/2015
Series: MacIains Series , #1
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Karen Ranney wanted to be a writer from the time she was five years old and filled her Big Chief tablet with stories. People in stories did amazing things and she was too shy to do anything amazing. Years spent in Japan, Paris, and Italy, however, not only fueled her imagination but proved she wasn't that shy after all.

Now a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, she prefers to keep her adventures between the covers of her books. Karen lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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In Your Wildest Scottish Dreams 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written. Well developed characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A bit tedious to read at times
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. It had a great plot, a misunderstanding that leads to heartache, funny parts as well as dramatic emotional scenes, and later, a steady long lasting love. It wasn't one of those stories where the hero doesn't realize that he can love all of a sudden. It's a steadily growing love that gains strength as it goes on. The conversations seem real or ...natural. There is of course the main plot with secrets and mystery. But both of those elements factor into the trust and strength of the protagonist's relationship. I'm really looking forward to the series. I wonder if we will see the quasi protagonist(the spy) in any of the other books.
KathyL2059 More than 1 year ago
This is a tender story of love lost and love found. A misunderstanding leads to years of separation – this is not a spoiler, as it takes place very early in the story. This is a tale of rising above hardship, and finding and embracing what was lost. Glynis and Lennox are both strong people who deserve their happy ending.
loverofromance More than 1 year ago
Glynis Maclain once loved Lennox Cameron, but when he didn’t return her love, she married someone else and left her home, and went to America, and her life changed forever. She is now a widow, and has finally returned to her home, to her family, but she is determined to not let Lennox break her heart again. Lennox is a shipbuilder, and very successful, but has never married, because there has only been one woman who has held his heart…Glynis. Now that she has returned, a widow, he is bound to show her what they can be together, but only if Glynis will let go of past hurts and betrayals and open herself up for love again… What I loved most? Everything…hehe I know I know…but I truly loved this one, and what a great beginning to a new series. I really can’t tell you the exact name of the series yet, since that has yet to be revealed, so I have just guessed that it is about “Scottish Dreams” and the second book comes out this spring, which I am very excited about. Karen Ranney is such a wonderful author, and her talent in creating romances is beyond superb. As I am sure you know, Ranney writes her books centered on a Highlander theme, and this book is more in the Regency era. We also see aspects of the civil war, and I loved having that aspect. Its not a major element to the plot, but the certain qualities of it add a certain depth to the story you don’t expect to see. And the supposed villain, kinda turns out to be not what you really expect, and I loved seeing the varying aspects that combine this one into a winning romance that won my attention from beginning to end. The characters in this story are truly unique and I found their personalities to compliment the plot really well and in ways that surprised me. Lennox Cameron, is quite successful and goes after what he wants. He is a fabulous hero, but I felt like the story focused more on Glynis than it did on Lennox. We see more inside depth on her character, and of her past a bit, and how her previous marriage changed her, but what I also liked is how this story really implements the self discovery of herself even more than you expect, and I liked seeing her inner strength show more, and we see how she is a great match for Lennox. Even though we don’t see as much of his character as we do of Glynis, we do see his struggles a bit, and how their personalities really mesh together in a way that is just wonderful. This love story is quite a winner for me, I had so much fun with these two, and boy do they know how to add conflict to their relationsip, and they don’t make it easy on themselves and just admit their feelings to each other…oh no they have to do this long mating ritual, but the final outcome is definitely worth the wait. Overall I enjoyed how the different elements of the story come together in the end, for a full satisfying read that will captivate you. A STELLAR ROMANCE!!
zeeba More than 1 year ago
Loved It! In Your Wildest Scottish Dream is a fantastic historical romance by Karen Ranney, her storytelling is amazing and creative that keep the readers enthralled. Glynis MacIain made a foolish mistake and with a broken heart married a diplomat and moved to America, now after seven years she has returned to Scotland a widow. Lennox Cameron is a handsome, rich shipbuilder who hasn't married in the past seven years. I loved the chemistry between the hero and heroin,their dialogue were witty and fun. This book has everything mystery, murder, blackmail, gossip, secret, passion and romance.It is a delightful read with great characters,I hope Duncan has his story too. Thank you Karen Ranney
gaele More than 1 year ago
In the start to a new series, Karen Ranney brings the intrigue and heat with In Your Wildest Scottish Dreams.   Set against the political machinations of the American Civil War as we reunite Glynis MacLain, now widowed owner of the MacLain cotton mills with her former lost love Lennox Cameron, shipbuilder.  Years ago, Glynnis and Lennox were acquainted when her romantic lack of sensibilities led her to pronounce her love for him, to which he had no response.  Devastated and angry, she soon accepted another man’s proposal, and fled to America with him.  In the years that  have passed, Lennox has made a success of himself as a shipbuilder of some renown, but there are rumors and whispers in Glasgow, not all about others.   When Glynnis returns to Scotland a widow, she is concerned with the continued difficulties posed by the American Civil War, and the effect of the cotton shortage on her mills. Being away from home, her correspondences were limited with Scotland, although many of the rumors did sneak over.  So, not only is she concerned for her own financial future, she finds herself trying to sort fact from fiction, managing  the tricky political climate and reestablishing herself in Glasgow society.   Ranney manages to imbue this story with so many different elements to bring the time and politics to the reader in an easy-to-understand  way, while adding in a touch of mystery, murder and mayhem all wrapped up underneath the flirtation and budding romance between Glynnis and Lennox.  Their interactions are wonderful: funny, clever, fast-paced and laden with humor and emotion that shows the true connection between the  two. While not over-emphasizing societal stricture, dress or background, those subtle descriptions are dropped lightly throughout the  story, giving readers plenty of information for visualization, as well as (in the case of Charlotte) adding to the character’s personality and  foreshadowing their likability. Ranney has several different lines of subplot that twist through the main love story between Glynnis and Lennox, that keep the reader wondering who did what, and who can they believe. One can’t help but feel for Glynnis and Lennox as they sort through everything that is happening.   You need look no further to see why I love my historic romances – with a story so full of intrigue, heart, history and turmoil, you get it all in a manageable bite as you are transported to the world between the pages.  I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review  I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a good story but too drawn out for me...struggled to continue reading it couple of times Seemed to be more of a who done it story with a little sex thrown in as opposed to a scottish highland romance