Pocket, Dec 2000, 7.99
This is an entertaining short story collection that celebrates A SEASON IN THE HIGHLANDS.
The Christmas Captive by Patricia Cabot. In 1827, Niall, his brother, nephews and nieces search for a Christmas tree. Instead they find a frightened yet brave woman Mairi. Niall vows to protect her, but her fiancÚ, the odious Alistair, will murder him before stepping aside.
The Matchmaker by Pam Binder. Harriet the matchmaker sees the visiting American Duncan as perfect for coffee shop owner Kathleen. She gives Kathleen a jewel, which transports her and Duncan from the age of cell phones to Queen Mary?s court. Will that give the duo enough time to cement a relationship?
Cold Feet by Geralyn Dawson. In 1886 Texas, Rand is lost in the Highlands when he stops at the cottage of local healer and alleged witch Annie. Rand and Annie are very attracted to one another, but he has a problem with cats following him everywhere he goes. Did Annie use her powers to send the felines after Rand so he had to spend time with her seeking the cure?
Fall From Grace by Jill Barnett. Grace thinks she has captured a member of the McNabs who can be used as ransom to help her starving clan before the isle's lord, Colin Campbell arrives for a visit. However, her prisoner looks nothing like a McNab and she finds her heart falling for him just as he admires her too. Who is this wandering captive if he is not a McNab?
The Jude Deveraux story was not available for review. However, the other four tales are all quite intriguing and entertaining as they bring the Christmas spirit of the Scottish Highlands to the reader.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner