A HIGHLANDER CHRISTMAS
by Dawn Halliday, Cindy Miles, Sophie Renwick

November 2009
ISBN: 978-0-451-22872-7
Reviewer Graphic Button Signet Books
Mass Market Paperback
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Three magical Christmas romance stories each focusing around a Highlander clan pin; A Highlander Christmas is sure to be on everyoneís Christmas wish list!


First up is Winter Heat by up and coming new romance author Dawn Halliday. Set in the time of the Jacobites, young MacDonald clan widow, Maggie, is kidnapped on a dark snowy night by a drunken would be suitor. Using her heirloom pin to save herself, she manages to escape, but loses her way in the onset of a blizzard. A weary warrior on his way home to take on his clanís lairdship, Logan Douglas finds the beauty nearly dead in the snow. Loganís icy heart is melted by this fiery beauty and Winter Heat turns up the Christmas magic for both.


The second tale comes from Sophie Renwick. A Victorian lass is betrothed by her father against her wishes to a neighboring boorish earl. Isobel MacDonald has had visions of the legendary White Hart Stag ever since she was a girl. Her Stag appears days before the arrival of Christmas and with him a dream lover named Daegan the prince of Sidhe who plants a spell on Isobelís clan pin to sweep her away on an erotic adventure to the alternate world of Annwyn in Yuletide Enchantment.


The third is my personal favorite and comes from bestselling paranormal romance author Cindy Miles. A Christmas Spirit is set in modern day Highlands where American museum curator, Paige MacDonald is trying to forget her loneliness during the holiday season. Taking a wrong turn, Paige is left stranded in a snowstorm. Making her way to a foreboding Scottish castle Paige is confronted with the only inhabitant a drop-dead-sexy Highlander spirit, Gabriel Munro. Despite him being very dead and her being very much alive, the two ascertain they are soul mates, only to have their new found love endangered when Gabriel sees Paigeís clan pin and realizes she is a descendant of the clan that murdered him centuries ago. Can the magic of Christmas help Gabriel put aside what has kept him earthbound for so long and learn to love again?


Reviewed in October 2009 by Bonnie.