Friday, September 8, 2017

Miss Leslie's Secret by Jennifer Moore + $25 and Book Giveaway!

Decorated war hero Conall Stewart has spent ten years envisioning his return to his beloved Scottish Highlands. But now, with the days of battle finally behind him, it seems that his dreams of home have been in vain: the land of his youth lies in ruins, and his family is gone. Though he will never stop searching for his kin, Conall knows he must begin again. But when he takes on a rented farm in a nearby town, he finds far more than the fresh start he was looking for . . . After catching a mischievous local lad stealing, Conall returns young Jamie to his mother, Aileen Leslie—and finds the woman’s coddling of the child maddening. What Conall does not realize is that Aileen hides a frightening secret: her devoted protection of Jamie is all that shelters them from discovery by a dangerous man from their past. Drawn together by circumstance, Conall soon develops a fatherly relationship with Jamie—as well as romantic feelings for Aileen. But even as the couple accepts their growing affection for one another, time runs out for Aileen and her son: after years of hiding, they have been found. Conall lost his family once—he will do all in his power not to let history repeat itself . . ..

This book transported me to the Scottish Highlands.  Conall has been far from his home for a long time and through him I was able to feel the longing to be there and the peace that he felt in coming home.  This story is full of Scottish traditions and I love how traditions bind people together.  I had a really strong sense of this while reading.  The author does a really good job of capturing the pride of the Scottish people, their struggles and their love for the land and each other.  

Aileen is such a good mother with very strong mama bear tendencies.  I loved her for that.  She loves that little Jaime with everything in her and I can surely relate to that!  Aileen is a strong woman, and a hard worker which made her an easy character to like and root for.  

This was another great story from Jennifer Moore!  

Content:  kissing, mild peril

- I received a copy of this book from the publisher.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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1 comment:

  1. This book sounds so good. I loved her last book, Miss Whitaker Opens Her Heart.


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