Friday, April 3, 2015
In Your Wildest Scottish Dreams by Karen Ranney (review)
4 out of 5 stars
In Your Wildest Scottish Dreams by Karen Ranney is the story of Glynis MacIain, who returns to Scotland a widow, after spending seven years away from her native land. Wealthy shipbuilder Lennox Cameron is in demand for ships that the Confederate Navy in America wants to use but his success negatively impacts Glynis’ family, as their mill is not being supplied with cotton from America. The attraction between Lennox and Glynis is complicated by specters from her past and dangers which threaten Lennox’s business, as well as ugly rumors which swirl around both of them. Glynis is no longer the starry-eyed innocent who fell in love with Lennox but a woman who must marshal all of her hard-won resources and decide whether to follow her heart, but she doesn’t realize that Lennox is determined to have a voice in the decision, whether she wants him to or not.
This enjoyable historical romance gives a view of the American Civil War from a different perspective and provides both an exciting sensual story and an entertaining mystery. The sometimes disturbing experiences that Glynis has gone through have molded her into quite a different person from the naïve girl who fled without fighting for what she wanted. The reminder of the impact of war on finances as well as lives is a sobering element of the story as are the glimpses of the damage that can be done by betrayal and backstabbing by those one trusts. There are deliciously spicy interludes intertwined with several different mysteries and a couple of loose threads that hopefully will lead to more stories involving these characters, especially a couple of the other males who figure so prominently in Glynis’ life. This was another fun read from a prolific and talented author.
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I received a copy of this title in return for an honest review.