WOW!!! A Highlander is Coming to Town is another amazing story filled with compassion, laughs, and major attraction by Laura Trentham, book three in her Highland, Georgia series. Claire Smythe lead singer in a Scottish touring band decided to hide in Highland, Georgia as she worked through some difficult decisions about her future. Fortunately, a town pastor helped her find lodging when he introduced her to Ms. Meadows, an elderly lady who recently fell and was in need of a helper. Claire tried to keep a low profile but kept encountering Holt Pierson; a handsome and deeply curious resident of Highland. Holt has been dreading Christmas since his parents drove off in an RV and are now in Florida. He followed in his father’s footsteps, as expected, working on the family farm. Lately Holt’s been wondering if this is what makes him happy, or is there something, or someone, drawing him away from Highland. Running into Claire seems like fate to Holt. He starts questioning her and is not deterred by her reluctance to answer him. Holt decides to bring Claire out from under her shell and expose her to the happenings in small-town Highland. Claire begins to make friends, something she never had previously, and gets lulled into helping the local Scottish band. Spending time together, Claire and Holt soon discover a magnetism that can’t keep them apart. Their chemistry has them burning up the sheets not to mention how they fit together like jigsaw pieces. Holt knows Claire has decisions to make, but hopes she can put the past and family obligations behind her and embrace the love they share; giving them the best holiday present ever. Ms. Trentham wrote a wonderfully funny and sexy story that is not to be missed. She provided a tale rich with sizzling chemistry, hot Highlanders, and other charming characters giving Claire and Holt a chance for happiness and love. I highly recommend A Highlander is Coming to Town to other readers. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
What a sweet, charming romance! I absolutely adore each of the Highland, Georgia stories! It's a delightful southern small town that celebrates everything Scottish, every day. The first two books took place in the summer when the town hosts their annual Highland Games Festival, but this one takes place in the fall/winter a couple months after the last book ends. Claire, who sang with her band at the festival, stays behind to both hide from her family obligations in Scotland and to figure out what she's going to do about the next chapter in her life. She wasn't prepared for the sexy, charming Holt Pierson, a man as tied to his family's land as she is to her family's legacy. This easy-going story is simply delightful at every turn. Holt and Claire's sparkling chemistry pulls them both out of their comfort zones, while the Pierson family's history with Claire's employer adds substantial depth to all the related characters. Seeing Iain and Anna again was pure joy on every level and makes this a must-read book for anyone who read A Highlander in a Pickup. Full of the Christmas spirit with an ode to Robert Burns, this is a wonderful holiday story with a HEA for everyone. And in case you think there's not enough southernisms included, here's Holt's mother's answer when he says their new guests might make dinner awkward: His mom gave him an eye roll. “I hosted a luncheon between the Baptist and Methodist women’s groups. I can handle awkward.” There are many more instances of folksy humor and small town charm throughout the story. Highland, Georgia may be portrayed as idyllic, but that's the exact kind of escapism that I read for. Reading this book was like spending a lazy Sunday in a hammock with a pitcher of sweet tea. I couldn't have loved it more. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
A Highlander is Coming to Town by Laura Trentham A Highland Georgia Novel #3 Heartwarming holiday stories at this time of year might be a dime a dozen but some are that little bit extra and this is one of them. This story has all that a small-town romance should include with friendships old and new, romance for more than one, relationships to create and some to fix, and troubles to overcome before a HEA can occur. What I liked: * Clair: dealing with a big decision that will determine her future. Will she be able to find her way to the HEA she deserves or will duty and family stand in thew ay * Holt: a wonderful man that is just what Clair needs but will he be able to woo and win her or…perhaps not * Ms. Meadows: an older woman that Clair is living with and caring for. She is a delightful woman and just the balancing force Clair needed at this point in her life * The smiles and chuckles that occurred from time to time while reading * Catching up with Iain and Annie – good people and so deserving of one another * The community, location and their Scots leanings * The holiday parts of the story * The issues facing Clair and how she handled them * The relationship between Clair and Ms. Meadows * The idea of family and how it plays a part in our development * So much…can’t list all of them here What I didn’t like: * The way Clair was raised Did I like this book? Yes Would I read more in this series? Definitely Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for the ARC – This is my honest review. 5 Stars