Review: A Rose in the Highlands by Heather McCollum

A Rose in the Highlands by Heather McCollum

Synopsis and Details:

1684, Scottish Highlands

Englishwoman Evelyn Worthington is resolved to build a school for ladies in her brother’s newly purchased Scottish castle. But when she arrives, not only does she find the castle scorched by fire, but a brawny Highlander bars her entry.

Clan chief Grey Campbell would rather die than see his family home, Finlarig Castle, fall into English hands, so Grey must win the battle of wills with the beautiful Sassenach who flashes a bill of sale before him.

When the war between Evelyn and Grey escalates, passions flare. But outsiders have their own plans for Finlarig. After secrets are revealed, and muskets are lit, the fates of the Campbell Clan, the school, and a possible future for Grey and Evelyn are in as much jeopardy as their lives

Series: The Highlands Roses School #1  |  Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance  |  Release Date: September 24, 2018  |  Publisher: Entangled: Amara  |  Pages: 399  |  ISBN: 978-1694412010  |  ASIN: B07FS9ZSJH  |  Format: ARC  |  Source: Netgalley

Review with Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A Rose in the Highlands is the first book in the Highland Roses School series and it is a fabulous series starter. Evelyn Worthington is fierce character and I loved her! There is a bit of a mystery with her sister and what prompted her to beg Evelyn to go to Scotland with her but off Evelyn went because it was also a way for her to escape. Evelyn was facing a disastrous engagement that she had no interest in pursuing but could not avoid, unless she could find a way to support herself independently. It was this need that brought Evelyn to the highlands and it was the thought of her fate if she did not prove successful with her venture that gave Evelyn the courage to face Grey Campbell.

Grey was a man on the edge. His clan had been attacked and the English had tried to take everything from them. So, when an Englishwoman showed up claiming that his ancestral home now belonged to her family, he was not pleased. Which really was truly an understatement because he was downright furious and concocted a plan to drive Evelyn and her sister out for good. What he never expected was to find that Evelyn was more stubborn then he was and that no matter what befell her, she never gave up. This was something that Grey found very admirable and that respect changed his outlook forever.

I appreciated that Evelyn stayed true to her plan of action regardless of the circumstances that surrounded her venture. I found Grey’s contribution to the story to be quite entertaining as well. The banter between then was both witty, serious and quite enjoyable. The romance was a satisfying enemies-to-lovers romance and it certainly had its moments 😘. In addition, I did find the secondary characters to be interesting and I am very eager to see where this series goes so that I can know more about them! Overall, A Rose in the Highlands had a great plot with a swoony romance all wrapped up in an entertaining story.

*Thank you to Entangled Publishing, LLC & NetGalley for this eARC of A Rose in the Highlands*

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This review is based on a complimentary book I received. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.

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