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#BookReview – “Heart of a Highlander” by Collette Cameron

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How can she love the man responsible for her husband’s death?

A lonely widow far from home… When Frenchwoman Giselle McTavish married a Scotsman, she never expected to be widowed and left to bring up their son alone. Nonetheless, she’s determined the next laird will be raised in Scotland. Even though Highlander Hugh Ferguson-the man she holds responsible for her husband’s death-also lives at Craiglocky Keep. As time passes, she struggles to overcome loneliness and homesickness as well as fight the warm feelings Hugh now stirs.

A warrior consumed with guilt… Hugh has loved Giselle almost from the moment he laid eyes on her. But as the wife-then widow-of his dearest friend, she’s forbidden fruit. He refuses to act on his feelings for her, especially since she’s never shown any romantic interest in him. But that changes one providential Valentine’s Day when he risks everything by using Scottish folklore and legend to at last proclaim his love…


It’s Valentine’s Day in the late 18th century Scotland. Though Giselle McTavish misses her departed husband, the Laird of Craiglocky, she can’t help but fantasize about Hugh Ferguson, a chivalrous Highland warrior and her husband’s best friend. She’s raising her young son alone, but Hugh is a father figure to the boy. With a few Scottish traditions and shared, passionate yearning, Giselle and Hugh discover a love both wanted but never expected.

What a sweet story! The characters are likable and well-developed even though this is a short story. I’ll definitely check out more of Ms. Cameron’s work.

4 Stars

— If you’ve read this book, I’d love to know what you think of it. Please comment below.