Plaid Tidings: Spirit of the Highlands

Plaid Tidings: Spirit of the Highlands

by Mia Marlowe
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Plaid Tidings: Spirit of the Highlands by Mia Marlowe

Ghosts, a curse, secrets—a perfect mix. —Hannah Howell

Christmas in the Highlands. . .

Not any dashing English lord's idea of a good time. But now that Lord Alexander Mallory has won a Scottish estate in a hand of cards, he is the unlikely laird of the wild, snowy Bonniebroch. Worse yet, the ancient pile of stones comes with a betrothal. To a fiery red-headed virgin. And a curse.

Alex will have his hands full honoring the first, seducing the second and breaking the third. . .all by Twelfth Night.

Praise for Mia Marlowe and her novels

"Marlowe proves she has the ‘touch' for strong heroines, wickedly sexy heroes, and love scenes so hot they singe the pages." —USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Ashley

"Sensuality, sexuality, passion and mystery blend into a wonderfully entertaining tale." —RT Book Reviews

"Both historical and paranormal readers will love this crossover tale." —Publishers Weekly starred review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420129731
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Series: Spirit of the Highlands Series , #1
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 825,645
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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Plaid Tidings: Spirit of the Highlands 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75 stars:  PLAID TIDINGS is the second instalment in Mia Marlowe’s new historical paranormal romance Spirit of the Highlands series. There is a prequel novella storyline- Plaid to the Bone (released August 2013)- that introduces the premise behind the series.  There is a curse that has been placed on the Scottish castle of Bonniebroch and all of its’ inhabitants and the story continues in Plaid Tidings. This is Lucinda and Alexander Mallory’s (the new Laird of Bonniebroch) story and one that will find Alexander caught between his duties to England and his new Scottish wife. The story follows Alexander Mallory who ‘won’ Bonniebroch Estate in a game of chance. Along with his new found title of Lord, Alexander will discover that the title comes with a promise of a Christmas marriage to Lucinda MacOwen and a heavily guarded secret that surrounds the history and lore of his new land. The reader is pulled into a relationship brought about under dubious circumstances.  Alexander wants nothing to do with an arranged marriage and Lucinda must place her trust in a man who wishes he were anywhere but with her.  Alexander is on a mission-on the hunt for the mysterious Radicals-who aim to take down the British Monarch-and a marriage of inconvenience will place him in the direct path of a three hundred year old curse that will affect everyone including his family and friends. The relationship between Alexander and Lucinda is sensual and loving.  Lucinda knows that Alexander was never her intended husband, but she is willing to accept her fate for her family.  Alexander is immediately attracted to Lucinda but knows his life on the road is dangerous and distracting. Mia Marlowe combines the regency era of the Scottish Highlands with a little bit of the paranormal.  There are ghostly apparitions and hauntingly sorrowful spirits whose only sin is to be caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.  But our hero will discover that perhaps his luck at winning the games of chance, was not luck at all but part of a bigger plan for Bonniebroch Estates. Plaid Tidings captures the spirit of the Christmas Holidays-tied up with a tartan bow -that can be enjoyed at any time of the year.  Mia Marlowe weaves a romantic and engaging story about the struggle to escape a centuries old curse brought about by misplaced magic and revenge.   Copy supplied by the author
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite Plaid Tidings is a new read by a trusted author Mia Marlowe. Lord Alexander Mallory wins a castle in a game of chance. But he is unaware that, along with the castle, he has also won a bride. Lucinda McOwen is betrothed to the Lord of Bonniebroch and she fears she will have to marry a balding, paunchy man and has somewhat resigned herself to her predetermined fate. To make matters worse, Lucinda has had her own personal ghost since childhood and his advice is sometimes confusing for her. When Lucinda meets the Lord of Bonniebroch, their lives are forever destined to change. Lord Mallory fights his heart with every ounce of determination in his body but there appears to be a stronger fate awaiting him in the form of Lucinda McOwen. These are totally lovable characters and most readers will be cheering for the inevitable end to the story. There are delightful twists along the way and mysteries to keep the eye and the imagination focused. Plaid Tidings is 'just another historical romance' and yet, it is unique to the degree that it will keep the pages turning and the mind spinning. Marlowe is highly adept at keying the reader into the appropriate century and setting and there is just enough history to woo the reader into putting him or herself right into the pages of the story. The tale of the ghosts and the weeping widow is a delightful enticement for readers who think they've been there before.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story about Alexander and Lucinda was so much fun to read ! The book from the very beginning was fantastic with Lucinda being pushed by her friendly ghost so as for her to fall at Alexander's feet when he lands in Scotland. Before that it turns out that Alexander has won an Castle that is cursed by a evil sorcerer and has its own ghostly steward running things.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flirty and sexy .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love how entertaining and not cliche this story is. The characters aren't the usual type that are seen in romance novels. This is the second book ive read by this author, and I pl to read many more by her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read in order-Plaid to the Bone sets up the series - especially about the curse. I loved the interaction with the ghosts. There is wonderfully written lovemaking that is passionately described. There is HEA but I would have enjoyed an Epilogue, because I didn't want to leave the great characters. What's nice is no cliffhanger's. The road to romance is slow and sad at times, but what a journey! Ljb
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this. Can't wait to read others by Ms. Marlowe!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago