Sunday, November 10, 2013


Avon Impulse
December 10th, 2013
978-0-062328-434 (e-book)
978-0-062328-441 (Print)
Historical Romance
Electronic Advance Reading Copy
Reviewed by Dawn (
Obtained by Publisher
4 Hearts

What do ghosts, summer in the Scottish Highlands and misunderstandings galore all mean? Well the fun part is in finding out.


Meet Lady Caroline Forrester. She is tired of her step-brother trying to pawn her off to worthless peers of the realm. So after being told she needs to choose between the two suitors the Earl has chosen, Caroline runs off, determined to make her way in the world. Where she ends up is in Scotland as the governess and doesn’t anticipate that she would fall for the new Laird there.

Alec McNabb is the reluctant Earl of Glenorne. Facing his scheming uncle’s Countess, he reconnects with the clan, his nieces and find a way to save his birthright from being sold off to the highest bidder. But with one look he falls for Caroline thinking she is his betrothed wife but when two ghosts come together to make Alec and Caroline see the love between them, well lets just say things go from bad to worse in an instant. Now Alec hand Caroline have to figure out whether duty is more important than love because if they can’t figure it out soon, the curse on Clan Glenorne will continue.

I have got to admit Lecia Cornwall delivers a wild, pulse pounding ride from start to finish. I loved every minute of ONCE UPON A HIGHLAND SUMMER. The cast of characters were diverse, enjoyable and highly entertaining. The twists and turns within the story had me on the edge of my seat and I for one, could not hope hard enough for Caroline and Alec to get their happily ever after. I have enjoyed this author’s past books and found her latest release is full of laughter and giggles amid sighs of romance as you turn the pages of it. The author captures the characters vulnerabilities and fears perfectly. I really loved the ghosts-one is the old Laird, grandfather to Alec and the other his ladylove, Caroline’s own grandmother. Both made me wish they could get their own happy ever after as well. These two caused quite a few giggles and snickers as they tried to help Alec and Caroline on their way to their own happy ending, well you get hilarity galore.

From the first page to the last, ONCE UPON A HIGHLAND SUMMER keeps the reader glued to the pages, eager to see what would happen next for not just Alec and Caroline but for a few other characters as well. I can attest there are more than enough characters to fall in love with and at the same time hope they get their own happy ending as well. Ms. Cornwall delivers a wildly entertaining story that will keep you amused on a rainy afternoon. Now I just want to know, will we see more of Alec, Caroline and the rest of these wonderful characters in the future? Run-don’t walk-to grab ONCE UPON A HIGHLAND SUMMER and get ready for one rip roaring ride from start to finish.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement.

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