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The Groom Wore Plaid: Highland Weddings
     

The Groom Wore Plaid: Highland Weddings

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by Gayle Callen
 

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Falling in love means tempting fate in this passionate new novel in USA Today bestselling author Gayle Callen's Highland Weddings series

Maggie McCallum's dreams about her new fiancé aren't the romantic sort. It's not just that she was bartered to Owen Duff like a piece of property to end a clan feud. She's also haunted by

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Falling in love means tempting fate in this passionate new novel in USA Today bestselling author Gayle Callen's Highland Weddings series

Maggie McCallum's dreams about her new fiancé aren't the romantic sort. It's not just that she was bartered to Owen Duff like a piece of property to end a clan feud. She's also haunted by premonitions of his death on their upcoming wedding day. Yet the exasperating Highlander won't let her call it off, even though his life and his clan are both in jeopardy.

Owen has wanted Maggie in his bed since he first glimpsed her years ago. If their union restores peace between their clans, so much the better. But while lusting after another chief's sister had its risks, growing to trust Maggie is far more dangerous. Owen is falling deeply in love with the one woman he cannot hope to claim . . . and survive.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
03/21/2016
Callen's second Highland Weddings historical (after The Wrong Bride) unites enemy clans in marriage in 18th-century Scotland. Though Owen Duff broken Maggie McCallum's heart when she was 16, she agrees to marry him 10 years later to help end the warfare between their clans. But Maggie, whose dreams and nightmares often come true, has a prophetic vision that Owen, the new Earl of Aberfoyle, will be bleeding and close to dying on their wedding day. This leaves her reluctant to go through with the marriage. Maggie tries to explain to Owen that she cannot marry him because to do so may cost him his life, but he doesn't believe in the power of her dreams and continues to woo her despite her reluctance. While Maggie searches for a way out of their marriage contract, she continues to deny her attraction to Owen. The ever-present romantic angst between Maggie and Owen propels the novel forward from the somewhat slow start, and as the momentum increases, readers will love the mix of romance, mysticism, and hints of humor. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062268006
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/23/2016
Series:
Highland Weddings Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
249,762
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

After a detour through fitness instructing and computer programming, Gayle Callen found the life she'd always dreamed of as a romance writer. This USA Today bestselling author has written more than twenty historical romances for Avon Books, and her novels have won the Holt Medallion, the Laurel Wreath Award, the Booksellers' Best Award, and been translated into eleven different languages. The mother of three grown children, an avid crafter, singer, and outdoor enthusiast, Gayle lives in Central New York with her dog, Uma, and her husband, Jim the Romance Hero. She also writes contemporary romances as Emma Cane.

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The Groom Wore Plaid: Highland Weddings 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Not bad but took me a long time to finish it because of the repetitive writing. Author regurgitated the same text with different arrangement. A little boring. Avon romance formula.
skelley55 More than 1 year ago
This is the second in the series - and it is a winner. I always enjoy a story that has MORE than the romance. A little mystery is a welcome addition. Plus, that gives the characters something to work on together. Maggie's prophetic dreams make her nervous about marrying Owen. It is always good to remember that things are usually not what they seem.
julieford More than 1 year ago
The Groom Wore Plaid is an extremely well written and entertaining story. This is the second book in the Highland Weddings series. Owen and Maggie became friends when they were younger but circumstances kept them apart. Years later they become betrothed in order stop the feud between their clans. Maggie still has hostile feelings towards Owen for the way he treated her before but agrees to the betrothal. She then has a dream predicting his death on their wedding day. She continually tries to get Owen to call off the marriage but he doesn't believe her dreams. When incidents occur, they work together to find the culprit. The attraction between the two of them grows and becomes so powerful that they must learn to trust each other and allow their love to grow.
iheartyabooks More than 1 year ago
The Groom Wore Plaid is an amazingly written and beautiful romance novel. In an era where men dominate and women submit, we have Maggie McCallum, who is independent and sassy. This is why I love Historical Romance. I love to see women have their own mind and speak it as Maggie does in this period of time. And the swoon worthy men who fall in love with these beautiful strong-willed ladies. Which Owen Duff is very much in love with Maggie. Owen has wanted Maggie since first sight, but never thought he could have her because he was betrothed to another. Let alone that their two families, the McCallums and the Duffs, have always despised each other. After being freed from his promise to his betrothed, Owen sees that it's up to him to end the family feud. So Owen offers to marry Maggie. Maggie agrees to marry Owen even when she knows their marriage is only a marriage of convenience to end the feud, but Maggie hopes that Owen will come to love her someday as she loves Owen. But after Maggie has a dream about Owen and their wedding day, she is determined to stop the marriage. Owen isn't one to believe in love or dreams, and after Maggie tells him of her dream and that she can't marry him, Owen who is a man of science and doesn't trust in love or dreams, this leaves him to not trust in Maggie, the girl he thought he knew. Owen is just as determined to prove Maggie’s beliefs in her dreams have no place in his world of science. Owen is going to realize where matters of the heart are concerned, love is a mystery that science cannot explain. The Groom Wore Plaid is a beautiful, hold on to your heartstrings romance, and with a touch of the paranormal added, gives Owen and Maggie's romance a new kind of twist to the Historical Romance genre. I recommend The Groom Wore Plaid,Owen and Maggie's love story as a must read.
RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
The Groom Wore Plaid is the perfect example of the type of Scottish historical romance that I just love – there is an unknown person threatening one (or both) of the couple & the clan has concerns about them, they aren’t together under the best of circumstances & there is a communication issue between them, and culture & historical troubles are woven in beautifully. Which all combines to mean that their relationship is on shaky ground. I’ve seen it over and over but it never gets old for me :) Plus, Callen does a fantastic job of keeping it fresh with interesting characters, good flowing plot, and a mystery that kept my interest. if you like old school (big, alpha, hottie, take charge) heroes, heroines who are strong enough to love them, and an intriguing plot with some danger and a HEA, this is definitely the perfect book for you. (Oh, and this one can pretty much stand on its own. I haven't read anything else by Callen and I get the feeling that there is a little set up for this story in the first one with Maggie's brother but things are explained well enough that I wasn't lost. But it is so well written that she's going on my list of author's to read :) ) Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review)
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