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Sleepless in Scotland
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Sleepless in Scotland
Book 3 of the
Pennington Family Series
by May McGoldrick
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Publication Date: August 7, 2018
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From USA Today bestselling author May McGoldrick, Sleepless in Scotland is a charming tale of loss, justice, and passion.
Captain Ian Bell is a tortured man fighting through grief and guilt over the loss of his sister. When she went missing, he searched for months until he found her remains. Now, three years later as the Deputy Lieutenant of Fife, Ian still hunts for her murderer in the dangerous criminal underworld of Edinburgh. He is the ‘Night Watch’ bent on revenge even as he saves others from the same violent fate that claimed his sister. Then one night, a young woman narrowly escapes death and lands at his feet…his late sister’s best friend, Phoebe Pennington.
Lady Phoebe Pennington—dreamer and storyteller to her family—is a committed reformer writing articles anonymously for an Edinburgh newspaper. One night, in an effort to acquire documents embarrassing to the city’s political leaders, Phoebe descends into the corrupt and seething netherworld known as the Vaults. When she tries to save a street urchin from an assailant, she becomes the target of a violent attack, only to be saved by the one man she has desired for years.
Ian’s attraction to Phoebe is as undeniable as it is unexpected, and she awakens in him passions he thought long dead. Fearful that she doesn’t understand the dangers of this criminal world, he is determined to save her from the risks she takes. Phoebe’s blood burns for Ian, but when she learns that he may be implicated in the scandal she is set on exposing, she finds herself torn between love and truth. But even as they strive to find the meaning of trust, fate is taking a hand. For Phoebe is the only one who has seen the face of the killer, and the sinister shadows of evil are closer than they imagine.
This poignant, well written page turner is not to be missed!
I absolutely love this series, but that being said you do not have to read the whole series to love this book. The McGoldrick husband and wife writing team have once again written a seamless story without a doubt.
Sometimes you read a book co-authored by more than one person and feel it is lacking in some way. This is not so with any book I have read by this duo.
I recommend reading this whole series from book #1 but if you don’t have the time you can easily start with this one and not be lost or disappointed.
Sleepless in Scotland will draw you in and if you start reading late in the day it will most assuredly leave you sleepless.
With love and mystery, a villainous character and heroes there is never a dull moment and reading deep into the night will be the ultimate result.
I gave this book 4.95 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3 of 5 flames. There is no need for overt intimacy for this book to be a winner. There is though a bit of intimacy that can not be denied.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.
- Romancing The Scot, Book #1
- Sweet Home Highland Christmas, Book #1.5, Novella, also contained in the Christmas in Kilts Anthology
- It Happened in the Highlands, Book #2
- Sleepless in Scotland, Book #3
Sweet Home Highland Christmas
A Pennington Family Story
2018 RITA© AWARD FINALIST
About The Authors:
USA Today Bestselling Authors Nikoo and Jim wrote their first May McGoldrick romance using historical figures that Jim researched while earning a PhD in sixteenth-century Scottish and English literature.
Nikoo, a mechanical engineer, is a born storyteller. She is all about characters and feeling. Jim is about action and sense of place. Together, they have crafted over forty fast-paced, conflict-filled historical and contemporary novels and two works of nonfiction under the pseudonyms May McGoldrick and Jan Coffey.
Their stories have touched the hearts and minds of millions of readers all over the world. Their work has been translated into over a dozen languages, and counting. Because of their success, they have been frequent guests on local and national radio and television. They travel regularly, speaking at writers’ conferences, libraries, classrooms, and book group gatherings.
For the past decade, Nikoo and Jim have been conducting workshops bringing 21st century collaboration and writing skills to students and teachers.
These popular and prolific authors write historical romance, suspense, mystery, and young adult novels. They are four-time Rita Finalists and the winners of numerous awards for their writing, including the Romantic Times Magazine Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Daphne DeMaurier Award, three NJRW Golden Leaf Awards, two Holt Medallions, and the Connecticut Press Club Award for Best Fiction. Their work is included in the Popular Culture Library collection of the National Museum of Scotland.
Conquests: Hearts Rule Kingdoms
Conquered Hearts Book 2
by Emily Murdoch
File Size: 707 KB
Print Length: 276 pages
Publication Date: March 7, 2018
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The nation is still recovering from the Norman invasion three years earlier – and adjusting to life under its sometimes brutal new rulers. A young girl trembles in the shadows of what was once her home. Avis is homeless and penniless, and with no family left alive she is forced to become a ward of Richard, the Norman lord who has taken her home.
But when King William decrees that Norman lords must marry Anglo-Saxon women Avis must make a terrible choice. Either marry the repulsive Richard or else take a chance on another Norman, Melville, a man she has never met.
Soon she realizes that survival in a time of turmoil and war depends on putting aside the prejudices of the past.
Conquests is a brilliantly researched and involving historical drama that is perfect for fans of Alison Weir and Philippa Gregory.
A Timeswept Christmas Anthology
by Eugenia Riley
File Size: 2819 KB
Print Length: 269 pages
Publication Date: October 31, 2014
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CHRISTMAS IN JULY–ER, AUGUST???
A CHRISTMAS IN TIME
Cynical reporter Jason Burke embarks on a magical journey back in time to Dickens London, where he discovers the true joys of a Victorian Christmas while meeting the love of his life . . . and struggling to save her from certain death.
CHRISTMAS WITH AN ANGEL
Nathan Fletcher realizes too late how much his bride Emily means to him–only when he learns of her death. But can a Christmas angel intervene and grant the couple one final day to rediscover the glory of their marriage?
TWO HEARTS IN TIME
After receiving a Victorian Valentine, Amanda Brewster turns a corner in time . . . and travels from the Strand in contemporary Galveston, Texas, to the Strand in Victorian London! There Amanda discovers a cure for her broken heart as she is wooed by a handsome, masterful earl.
A TIMESWEPT CHRISTMAS ANTHOLOGY is a tender and touching holiday romance collection, perfect to curl up with on a cold winter’s night.
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