This is a good easy read. If you read this one it will have to be shortly followed by the next in the series. The two compliment each other and should be read close together.
1811 - England / Scotland
Very cute read. I love the MacLean series and this was no exception. It seems tied into the next book (the hero and heroine are siblings to the next h/h). I am looking forward to reading that one as well.
This book can stand alone, but I would suggest to read them in order. Mention is made of previous characters and two are in this one as well.
I read this in a few hours, and it's a pretty average (generic) historical romance... Not bad, but despite a somewhat promising beginning, it follows a pretty predictable plot line... It's a good easy read, and doesn't take a whole lot of effort to get though it.
One thing that bugged me was that the story pretty much kept to the H and h's POV for the first half of the book, but by the second half KH kept bringing other people's view points in! And even though I liked the beginning, I can't help but think KH spent far too much time setting up the story and not enough in developing it later on...she ends up skipping over scenes that I'd have liked to have read...and not being privy to those scenes sorta makes me feel like I'm missing parts of the story.
Oh! And also the heroine of her next book (The Laird Who Loved Me), to me at least, came off a little to Lydia Bennet like (that's a Pride and Prejudice reference if you've missed it) but worse as she's about 8 years older, so I don't' really have any interest in reading her story (which honestly, just seems sad...shouldn't each book in a series make you want to read the next book?)
Like I said, an easy read...all my issues with it are pretty minor for the most part, so if you're looking for one, this would be a good car/plane/beach read.
One note though, if you're not fond of kids in romances, you may want to skip this one...They come in about halfway trough the story but once introduced, they played a pretty major role.
Also another note, (but this one's a bit of a spoiler !)
the 'I loves you's' don't come until the very last two pages! And there's no epilogue or anything, so the ending feels a bit abrupt!(less)