Sir Cameron MacLeod is so excited to be going off to war! He has been taught the ways of his people: honor and glory.
He knows standing with his fellow kinsmen to protect his land will grant him both. When his aunt has a vision of his slaughter, she begs him not to go, but to no avail. Desperate, she bespells him to keep him trapped until a time arrives that he is safe.
Claire has an average life. She has a small business and a few close friends. When one of her dear elderly friends passes away and bequeaths her all of his belongings, her average life becomes anything but. After opening one of the boxes, a very large naked man appears in her bedroom.
Poor Cameron! Trapped in a future he does not understand with a past he cannot come to terms with. All he wants to do is go home.
And poor Claire! Saddled with a huge man who is bossy, demanding and rude, not to mention constantly being arrested. All she wants is to send him home.
In time, both Cameron and Claire come to follow an internal journey to understanding. Cameron learns the hard way that there is farmore to life than womanizing, drinking, and slaughtering. He learns nothing is as important as loving someone, no matter the cost. Claire learns that people are human. Sometimes they make mistakes, but forgiveness can help relieve some of the hurt.
This is the first book by Sandy Blair I have ever read. I am impressed. The characters are alive and realistic. I could picture them in my mind and feel as if I know them personally. Though both main characters are from completely different worlds with different thought processes, its easy to understand their motivation and have empathy for both. The story is fast paced and easy to read, keeping the reader entranced though-out. Some of the comedic sequences, such as the clam digging, are absolutely delightful.
This is another Time Travel/Highlander book, which I never get tired of. A cute, feel good afternoon, lite, pool side, picnic, quick, etc.. read. Nice characters, believable story line (for time travel and hunky kilted men!!) Yummy Highlander, Cameron and 21st century Claire. It was enjoyable, a few parts I actually laughed out loud...
Claire MacGregor owns an antique shop in Boston. An old friend of hers passes away and bequeaths his meager belongings to her. One thing leads to another and all of the sudden Cameron Macleod is standing in her bedroom naked as the day he was born. The story is very fast paced right from the get go. Both are instantly attracted to one another. Cameron winds up in lots of trouble trying to assimilate to this new place and time. I found these parts to be rather endearing and funny at the same time. Cameron really steals the show in this romance. Cameron has a very unique outlook on the present day that had me cracking up.
Blair takes the time to slowly form a relationship between Claire and Cameron. There is no jumping into bed at first sight here (even though they like what they see). I like this. It makes the book more believable, considering the premise (how believable can it beâ¦.a highlander travels through time). I felt that the ending was a little drawn out, but overall it didn't really detract from my enjoyment of the book. If you are interested in a light-hearted romp with a sexy highlander; give this one a try.
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What a delight! This is a straightforward romantic fantasy, well, maybe there's a twist. The story is very engaging and the Highlander of the title is presented with a completely new environment: He is a stranger in a strange land and is consistent in his approach to understanding his new world. Enjoy the trip with him!
The Christmas theme is underlying and sweet, not the focus of the story - no worries about saccharine sentimentality!
I really enjoyed this book. I like to read about ancient highlanders who come to the future and see how they adapt. This one didn't want to but managed it in the end. I thought it ended rather quickly but it was a good ending none the less.
Tis the season to be jolly-but Boston antiques dealer Claire MacGregor, isn't looking forward to a solo Christmas, or cocoa for one, or trimming the tree by herself. But company's coming. Claire is fooling around with an old puzzle box and when it opens...a gorgeous,studly laird appears. Thumbs down: Sir Cameron MacLeod is centuries old. Thumbs up: he doesn't look it. And Cameron is tall, dark, and lusty-very lusty.
Just finished this wonderful book! Sandy Blair is amoung the best romance writers I've read. Easily in up there with Nora Roberts. A Highlander for Christmas is full of wonderful romantic scenes, spiced with humor, and realistic dialog - things REAL people would say in such a situation. It makes you laugh out loud at times and brings tears to your eyes at other. I highly recogmend this book! A great read at any time of the year.
Be careful what you wish for Christmas! I'd love to find this hunk under my christmas tree anytime. Wonderful story, full of surprises. A little far-fetched at times, but it still made a great story. From the 17th century to the 21st century in a flash. I was hoping Cam would make it back to his beloved Scotland and he did but not the way you might think. I wanted this story to go on and on and on. How about a sequel! I'll have to check.