Return to Clan Sinclair: A Clan Sinclair Novella

Return to Clan Sinclair: A Clan Sinclair Novella

by Karen Ranney

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When Ceana Sinclair Mead married the youngest son of an Irish duke, she never dreamed that seven years later her beloved Peter would die. Her three brothers-in-law think she should be grateful to remain a proper widow. But after three years of this, she's ready to scream. She escapes to Scotland, only to discover she's so much more than just the Widow Mead.

In Scotland, Ceana crosses paths with Bruce Preston, an American tasked with a dangerous mission by her brother, Macrath. Bruce is too attractive for her peace of mind, but she still finds him fascinating. Their one night together is more wonderful than Ceana could have imagined, and she has never felt more alive.

But when the past reaches out in the form of an old foe, Ceana's life is in danger. Now Bruce must fight to become her savior—and more—if she'll let him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062337450
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/23/2014
Series: Clan Sinclair
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 76,933
File size: 658 KB

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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Return to Clan Sinclair: A Clan Sinclair Novella 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
zeeba More than 1 year ago
Incredible! Return to Clan Sinclair is an incredible historical romance novella After being a widow for the past three years (with three brother-in-laws who think she should be grateful to remain a proper widow), Ceana packs and returns to her brother's house Macrath in Scotland. She didn't expect to meet Bruce Preston, the handsome American, her brother hired to keep the family safe. Ceana and Bruce are two strong characters with great chemistry. I loved that Virginia , Macrath and their adorable children were in this short story. This is a sweet and fun short story that I couldn't put the book down. Karen Ranney did a fantastic job, her novella is perfect and delightful. Thank you Karen Ranney
gaele More than 1 year ago
In a twist from the more usual historical romance tropes, we have Ceana, youngest of the Sinclair siblings, now a widow with two daughters.  Her husband Peter has passed, and his brothers are requesting that Ceana stay in Ireland, and under their control; a situation that she finds completely untenable.  I loved Ceana and her strength, being away from her own family for so long, but to take a chance and return to Scotland to escape their demands and find a life that makes her happy. Her escape to her brother Macrath’s castle, and meeting his children also brings a new man into her life in Bruce Preston.   Bruce is bold and protective, with none of the ‘polish’ that society expects, something that Ceana is not used to, but finds intriguing.  Once she learns how he relates and teases, she starts to relax more in his company, and their relationship becomes a more comfortable companionship.  An American, there is a touch of the ‘foreign’ about him, and layers of depth that are hidden beneath his good-natured banter. And banter they do! The conversations and interactions are fast paced, laden with meaning and little hints to intention and history.  Surprisingly, for a rather quick courtship, this relationship didn’t feel rushed or hurried: there was a solid sense from both Bruce and Ceana of their attraction, and the underlying sadness that they both hold close from their losses: she of Peter and he of his family in the war. These two found healing and hope in one another, and a wonderful connection as a couple.  Adding in the family interference, the children and their antics, and a brief check in with all the characters from earlier stories gave a solid sense of family, love and continuity. A wonderful installment in the series. 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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is less than 100 pages novella . No reason to repeat other reviews who already explained what this book about . Author has a talent for creating male character in such a way that you don't have a chance to escape from falling in love with him . My special thanks to the author for her writing style . Her Scotland stories , details of nature , history , national traditions and characters are great . Thanks for not using Scottish dialects. Some others like to do it for over spicing their books about Highlanders. Still , overall rating can't be high because of the book appears as unfinished draft . So many interesting possibilities were mentioned but never developed . I would like to recommend to read A Highland Duchess by this author . Just on March 30th I posted my exciting review of the Highland Duchess , but can't do the same for this novella , unfortunately . G.K.
AAA64 More than 1 year ago
Good book I've read of karen Raney books on the Sinclair highly enjoy it
MTSmith More than 1 year ago
There is nothing worse than feeling like your suffocating...from overprotective relatives. Well, maybe there are worse things, lol. In Ceana's case, it wasn't ideal. Widowed with two daughters, she needed space from her brothers-in-law so she packed it up and headed home. There she met Bruce who is unlike any man she's ever met. Arrogant and overly confident, he completely rubs her the wrong way. Doesn't sound like someone she should be attracted to, right? Except he is. Bruce wasn't looking for a woman like Ceana, neither was she looking for a man like him. Yet fate has decided they are just what they need now and forever, if Bruce can keep her safe and if Ceana can see how much her heart needs him. There's a fine line when it comes to reading a novella for me. Sometimes it moves too quickly and leaves me feeling like I missed something. Other times it seems like information's missing. The length of a story isn't something I base a review on, but the content is. Ms. Ranney's novella is a great combination of needs, wants, desires, unexpected discoveries about oneself, and adventure. Old characters do come into play in this story, but, I think, this story is also a good introduction to her Clan Sinclair series as well as her writing style. (Edelweiss via Tasty Book Tours)
Caroles_Random_Life More than 1 year ago
4 Stars! I enjoyed reading this novella. I loved the fact that the characters were a little different that I usually see. It was refreshing to see a story about a second chance at romance. This book is part of the Clan Sinclair series but I was perfectly fine reading it as a stand alone story. I am sure that some of the character may have been in previous books but this is a complete story. Ceana is a widow and mother of 2 daughters. Her husband's family has taken control of her life in the time since her husband's death. She is at the point that she cannot take it anymore so she decides to leave her daughter in the care of family while she goes to visit her brother, Macrath, and his wife, Virginia. Once she arrives at her brother's home, she meets Bruce, an American who is working to keep the family safe. Ceana and Bruce are drawn to each other. They have book suffered huge losses and have learned to continue living. They decide to act on their attraction even though they know nothing can come of it. I really liked the fact that the main characters have lived, loved, and lost. I am so used to seeing only young virgins holding the lead roles in romances, especially historical romances. The book had a lot of excitement and action packed into just a few pages. I kind of wish that this could have been a bit longer. The relationship between Bruce and Ceana moved a bit faster than I wish it had and I didn't always feel the chemistry between them. That being said I did find it to be a very nice story. I would recommend this story to fans of historical romance. This is the first story by Karen Ranney that I have had a chance to read and I look forward to reading a full length work soon. I received a copy of this book from Avon Impulse via Edelweiss for the purpose of providing an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have no clue if the book is any good since it won't open, just keeps loading but never opens. :(