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Though I m suspicious of new to me authors, I was willing to give Janice Preston a try because a MOC is my favourite trope and b the word highland in the title always evokes a frisson of excitement and anticipation What I found was an enjoyable, uneven romance But, first, to the plotty details Because His Convenient Highland Wedding is the first of a four book, four author series centring around a mystery, Preston s novel opens with a silly scene of the heroine s discovery of a creepy tower and mysterious brooch Flash forward seven years and heroine Lady Flora McCrieff, having refused the lecherous old goat her father had arranged for her to marry important to saving the straitened family estate is in disgrace with fortune and her family s eyes To make up for her refusal to save the family fortune and marry within her class, her father compels her to marry second best, wealthy but from lowly beginnings whiskey baron Lachlan McNeill Lachlan is looking to make inroads to the aristocracy for his whiskey and hopes Flora will help him achieve his goal Little does he know, Flora is in social purgatory Preston s romance sees its finest hour in the first half She captures the awkwardness and misunderstanding between two well meaning people who don t know each other working out physical and emotional intimacy It is to Preston s credit that she makes it easy to see how Lachlan and Flora may fall into a cool, courteous, unhappy marriage But it isn t what they deserve Flora and Lachlan are brimming with the need to love and be loved, kind, and giving However, they were beaten down and have a hard time leaving their reticent shells Lachlan is too much aware of his inferior status, his humble beginnings la Jean Valjean, lack of breeding and education Flora is too aware of her family censure, which has diminished her, and is embarrassed and guilt stricken that Lachlan was promised an influential wife who can t deliver social sway Thankfully, Preston doesn t make too much of these details, but concentrates on the cringe worthy hurts and misconceptions the MOC trope delivers.Lachlan and Flora are also stiff and humorless and I couldn t embrace them with liking But I understood their predicament, appreciated it, and wanted them to resolve their marriage woes and be happy They were deserving, if charmless Flora s dog, on the other hand, Bandit, was an utter charmer and he made every scene better by providing much needed comic relief What worked regarding Flora and Lachlan was how they entered their marriage as unhappy people and how Preston slowly but surely, with equally forward movement and missteps, brought them closer and gaining in confidence and happiness Unfortunately, Lachlan s secondary narrative, his search for a lost family member, derailed the romance s last third It was abrupt and the new character was over the top screechy Her response to Lachlan s re connection didn t make sense given the character s circumstances.The other problem with the romance s resolution was what I call the too much happiness factor In the last few chapters, there is so much reconciliation that it made for a clunky conclusion There were character turn abouts in response and motivation that give reader whiplash and eye rolls Moreover, the insertion of an ominous return to the initial tower mystery felt conveniently thrust into the narrative, lest we forget and not read the series Sadly, this didn t work for this reader and she ll end her relationship with the series at book one, thank you very much With Miss Austen, we say Preston s His Convenient Highland Wedding offers tolerable comfort, Mansfield Park.Janice Preston s His Convenient Highland Wedding is published by Harlequin Books It releases today, April 1st, and may be found at your preferred vendor I received an e ARC from Harlequin, via Netgalley. Lady Flora McCrieff s life had not been easy because of her tyrannical father, the Earl of Aberwyld After she refused a duke s marriage proposal a year before, Flora s relationship with her father deteriorated further Flora didn t know how precarious the family finances were when she was told she had to marry a wealthy businessman, Lachlan McNeill Lachlan wants to grow his whisky business, and to do so, he needs a well connected wife, and Lady Flora is just that As long as she asks no questions about his pastOh my goodness, what an emotional read this is I think I experienced every moment of Flora s loneliness, her sadness, and her discouragement at her predicament Lachlan is a decent man, but he is just not present he doesn t know how to act with her, what to say He feels undeserving of such a lovely woman he doesn t want to scare her away, so he avoids her, leaving her evendistraught Janice Preston has created a remarkable gothic atmosphere, suited to Flora s every state of mind Her attempts to get closer to her husband are in vain he is always occupied, and he has secret business to attend to Flora tries and tries, but nothing seems to work From disillusioned, she grows angry, resentful, until an opportunity presents itself, and hopes she might have glimpsed the light at the end of the tunnel.Ms Preston s extensive research paints a vivid and realistic portrait of Victorian society, very Dickensian, highlighting the chasm between the classes the generally appalling treatment of labourers and women the growing poverty affecting the common people And all this is essential to the romance in HIS CONVENIENT HIGHLAND WEDDING, because it is what eventually brings Flora and Lachlan closer I also loved the inclusion of a legendary composer because of the stunning historical accuracy of the fact, and because he is one of my favourite artists It s easy to understand why Lachlan wants to conceal his past it is a huge secret, but I had no doubt that Flora would accept it with grace HIS CONVENIENT HIGHLAND WEDDING is supremely compelling, intense, powerful, and slightly unsettling because of how well every feeling is conveyed This richly textured novel offers not only a wonderful romance and a hard earned happily ever after but also a world so convincing and well drawn, that Ms Preston could build a whole series based on her extraordinary characters and their tribulations Now, I can hardly wait to go back in time, and learnabout The Loch Legacy, and the brooch What a fabulous start to what promises to be a very exciting series I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own. [Ebook] ♬ His Convenient Highland Wedding (The Lochmore Legacy, #1) ♦ Bought By Her Husband Bound By Secrets Of Their Past The Start Of The Loch Legacy A Scottish Castle Through The Ages Earl S Daughter Flora McCrieff Brought Shame On Her Family Once Now She Discovers She Must Wed Impossibly Rich But Lowborn Lachlan McNeill He S Undeniably Handsome, But A Man Of Few Words Despite The Attraction That Burns Between Them, Can She Reach Beyond His Impeccable Clothing To Find The Emotions He S Locked Away For So Long The Loch Legacy CollectionBookHis Convenient Highland WeddingBookUnlaced By The Highland Duke By Lara Temple BookA Runaway Bride For The Highlander By Elisabeth Hobbes BookSecrets Of A Highland Warrior By Nicole Locke Well, What Can I Say About This Only That It Is Perfection A Riveting, Enthralling Utterly Romantic, Love Story That Captures The Reader S Attention From The First Page, And Takes You On A Beautifully Romantic And Thrilling Journey Chicks, Rogues And Scandals On Lady Olivia And The Infamous Rake I Was Completely Charmed Yet Again By Janice Preston S Writing It Really Is A Story To Lose Yourself In Rae Reads On Lady Olivia And The Infamous Rake Wow Janice Preston has definitely got this series off to a brilliant start I mean who doesn t love Scotland, the way Ms Preston described the scenery I could see it in my head, it was like seeing a photo And we have men in kilts, and who doesn t like that From the moment Lachlan and Flora first meet oh my goodness the chemistry between them is just electric.For me this is one of those books, that is a definite page turner and I just loved everyone in the book, well apart from Flora s parents, but you can t like everyone So go and get a drink, and some chocolate, and a cosy chair, and get transported into this wonderful book. Janice Preston is a virtuoso of words She magically transforms her characters with such skill that mesmerizes you in an instant His Convenient Highland Wedding is a story of family, scandal and fortune It encompasses pain, growth and passion It is reliably entertaining and masterfully crafted and I couldn t help but get lost in the journey Lachlan, Flora and the vibrant secondary cast took me on A stellar read from start to end Highly Recommended 5 Stars His Convenient Highland Wedding by Janice Preston is the first in a new series The Loch Legacy I ve been anxiously waiting for this series to start since I first heard about it some time ago What makes this series unique is that there are 4 authors involved and they will each be writing in a different time period going back in time to unravel a mystery Janice Preston starts us off in the Victorian Era Lara Temple follows in book 2 with a Regency Elisabeth Hobbes will have a Tudor story in book 3 Then finally Nicole Locke will give us a Medieval in the 4th and last book in the series Each story will be centered around a Scottish Castle.Flora McCrieff is the heroine in this particular story She is the eldest daughter of an impoverished Earl Her father is a tyrant who expects his family to bend to his demands So when her father tells her she will wed a man she s never seen in two days, she really has no other choice.Lachlan McNeill grew up in the slums of Glasgow He s now a rich businessman who is looking for connections to help grow his new whisky distillery He arranges to wed Flora sight unseen hoping that by marrying a lady of the aristocracy it will help ease his way into Scottish society I really loved Flora and Lachlan from the start and was caught up in their story They are good people but complete strangers when they marry So there are lots of struggles to talk and communicate in the beginning They both wantfrom their marriage but struggle with their insecurities to admit it to each other It was evident there was an attraction from the beginning and I like that author Janice Preston gave this couple time to get to know and trust each other, letting their love grow gradually This was such a fantastic start to this new series The story was beautifully written with wonderful secondary characters, a mystery that will be carried on throughout the series and a couple who stole my heart I would definitely like to revisit these characters at a later date and would love to read the secondary characters stories The mystery is intriguing and has me wanting book two so I can learnabout what this is about I would highly recommend this book and look forward to readingof The Loch Legacy 10 stars if I could Janice Preston is on fire This was one of the best books I ve read this year The overreaching arc is something that interested me about this series and it didn t disappoint I am on the edge of my seat to see where this story will go.I just adored both the heroine and hero especially the hero Lachlan has ruined me for all men be them real or in books He s just such a well written character, born of low birth but with the ambition to rise from his past he really did pull at my heartstrings He was the kind of character you root for, the one you want everything for Our heroine was his perfect match in every way I love the marriage of convenience troupes, and this one was one of the best because of Floria, she wasn t your average oh woe is me weeping bride She knows she has no choice in the marriage, but that doesn t mean she s not going to just sit around and accept things She s a strong willed and outright glorious heroine If I have to lose Lachlan to anyone, at least she s worthy of him Can t wait for the next one Oh, my goodness me This is ridiculously good No, good isn t the right word to describe just how brilliant this book is definitelyalong the lines of sensational I shouldn t be surprised seeing who the author is, Ms Preston is a favourite author of mine, I knew that I would be in for a great story, but this is really something special, and I can honestly say that this is my favourite of all of Ms Preston s work, it really is astonishing how good this is I love it when author s go out of their comfort zone and try a new era, and I think that Ms Preston has out done her self here I was literally blown away with the excellence of this book, I cannot praise Janice Preston enough This has Best Selling and Made to be a Movie written all over it Janice Preston, what have you done to me How can I possibly love another hero now Lachlan has now ruined me for all other heroes, I will never be the same again So His Convenient Highland Wedding is the start of a whole new series The Loch Legacy which is so refreshingly new and unique in it s own right The Loch Legacy is written by four amazing historical romance authors Janice Preston, Lara Temple, Elisabeth Hobbes and Nicole Locke and it will span across four separate era s, it will start in the Victorian and go back through Regency, Tudor and finally end in Medieval where all the secrets will be revealed The connection between the books will be linked with the setting The Castle and the feuding families, This is such an original idea, it s imaginative and adventurous and not something we usually come across in romance and I can t wait to see where this series is going to go, judging by this first instalment The Loch Legacy is going to be something special one of those once in a life times things But, that is all for the future I really much stop babbling and focus on the here and now.This is in all essence a Marriage of Convenience but I see it as much, muchthan that It is a finding love in the most unexpected places entwined with a stonking great mysterious undercurrent that runs throughout the book and believe me, I was gripped Businessman Lachlan McNeill oh, be still my beating heart is trying to get his newly founded Whisky brewery up and running, he is confident that his new blend will become a great whiskey There is just one thing standing in his way, and that is who is He is a self made man, new money as some call him and not an aristocrat can you see why I am so much in love with this guy He is a man who has a troubled and dark past one of which he is deeply ashamed of and one which he knows if society ever found out about his business would probably fail He hides his past and plans to get himself a patron, an up standing man of society who will be able to help, but to get that he needs a wife with some clout Which is why he marries Lady Flora.Flora McCrieff is basically sold to the highest bidder, that s how I saw the way her family treated her After bringing scandal to her house and with her family in dire need of money, Flora is married off to Lachlan A man she never even set eyes upon until the day of her wedding, she is saddened that her family would do such a thing and depressed that she has been shunned from society and now she feeling a mixture of fear and trepidation at what kind of man her husband is But, really she has nothing to fear from Lachlan, yes he maybe broody and secretive but he is a good man, a man who hasn t had the best of starts in life, a man who so deserves some good luck Once they are at Lachlans home of Loch Castle this is where our couple really learn about each other, they grow as a couple and as individuals and their confidence for one and other grows It is utterly breath taking watching Lachlan and Flora go on their journey of discovery, and realising that yes they do deserve love and that the person right in front of them is just person who completes them I love that My goodness, did I mention how much I have fallen head over heels in love with Lachaln This is how a hero should be written, this is my kind of hero He really is perfect, hardworking working class man, who has literally dragged himself up from a terrible beginning Self made, blunt, brooding, sensitive, gorgeous inside and out, proud I love how he is so focused on trying to make life better for the poor and under privileged, he is a fair man and wants to do his best for his workers and if I knew only that about him I would be enthralled by him How a man treats his workers says so much about that mans true character and this man is wonderful Did I mention he was perfect and handsome This is really stunning Mesmerizing, atmospheric, rich in emotion and mystery and so beautifully written It is a beautiful love story with a mysterious undercurrent that makes you look up and think ooh, I wonder what is happening here Or Where will this story lead It keeps you completely gripped throughout and on the last page you weep that s it s over and want to re read it straight away and then you are on tenter hooks desperate for the next book in the series.I can t praise this enough, I am literally lost for words at just how captivating this is Janice Preston has written the perfect historical romance, one that I cannot recommend enough Stunningly perfect In the interests of transparency I should start with a disclaimer that I have an interest in this book because I m one of the other authors involved in the Loch Legacy continuity HOWEVER this in no way colours my opinion of this book other than a staggering sense of relief that it is so damn good and means readers will be gagging for the next one in the series.Married for the money he ll bring to her family and the access to society she ll bring him, Lachlan and Flora make an appealing and interesting couple Both are aware their pasts have the potential to ruin them socially and allow a sense of inadequacy and shame cloud their relationship Watching them grow closer in every sense made for a compelling read full of emotion and passion, and I raced through it I have a real soft spot for a hero who doesn t have a title and is of a lower social status than the heroine Lachlan is a self made man with a past that has left him driven and ambitious, and one of the things I enjoyed was the details given about the business he is setting up It is the historical titbits I pick up along the journey that always makes reading historical romance so much fun.Flora s journey from compliant outcast to confident woman capable of standing up for herself was my favourite part She grows as a person alongside the husband she is married off to for financial reasons and drives the story along.There was a good supporting cast of secondary characters one in particular is begging for her own book and HEA and teasers about the mystery that will be unravelled across the series.Highly recommended. Janice Preston gets the Loch Legacy series off to a solid start with His Convenient Highland Wedding, even though the title is a bit of a misnomer While the wedding in question no doubt serves a convenient purpose for the groom, this book starts with the heroine and in many ways, it is her character arc that pulls the story along.We first meet Flora McCrieff as a twelve year old girl She s bright, curious, and to her frustration, disregarded by her traditional and domineering father The idea that a daughter might have an intellect and ideas of her own seems not to matter in this family Left to her own devices, Flora goes exploring in a forbidden corner of the castle Among her discoveries is a simple and very old brooch that she keeps as her own Pay attention this brooch will keep reappearing and it s going to be important over the course of the series, I do suspect.The main story action takes place several years later Now nineteen, Flora continues to face complete disregard for her wishes from her family, and as the family fortune has declined, she now finds herself fairly well forced into marriage In fact, she and Lachlan McNeill meet for the very first time at the wedding itself Flora finds herself somewhat comforted to see that her groom is handsome and shows signs of kindness, but the situation is still quite strained.Readers will quickly see that a Flora tends to be fairly sensible and b years of crap from her family have pretty much flattened out any inclinations toward flouncing that she otherwise would have had At times, particularly in the beginning, Flora comes a little too close to being a doormat heroine However, readers get just enough glimpses inside her heard to see that she does in fact have a mind of her own She sees her problems and she feels deeply frustrated with the cold emptiness of her marriage, loneliness in her new home, etc.., but she lacks the experience to know how to fix the problems.This is a partial review You can find the complete text at All About Romance