I am happy to welcome Vanessa Kelly today as she tours the internet with her book, The Highlander’s Irish Bride by Vanessa Kelly. I received a free copy from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours. All Opinions are my own.
About The Highlander’s Irish Bride:
Publication Date: July 27, 2021
Paperback & eBook; 352 pages
Series: Clan Kendrick, Book 4
Genre: Historical Romance/Scottish
The latest in bestselling author Vanessa Kelly’s intoxicating Clan Kendrick series shines a light on the most respectable member of the Kendrick clan—and the independent woman who stole his heart . . .
Miss Kathleen Calvert may be the daughter of an Irish aristocrat, but she has no intention of acting like one. All she desires is to return to her family’s estate to raise horses and manage her father’s magnificent gardens. But when a scandal threatens her reputation, her parents order her to a remote Scottish estate, hoping she will finally learn to behave like a proper lady. To make matters worse, her escort is a handsome Highlander who just happens to be the most boring man in all of Scotland . . .
After a youth of dangerous and wild escapades, Grant Kendrick surprised his family—and himself—by becoming a successful businessman and the most respectable Kendrick brother. But does that matter, when the beautiful and free-spirited Kathleen deems him a stodgy bore? Luckily, he gets the chance to prove her wrong when their carriage is ambushed by thieves. But it will take all his ingenuity to protect the beautiful lass who has stormed her way into his heart—and to convince her that a life with him will be a love-filled adventure . .
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About the Author:
Vanessa Kelly is a USA Today Bestselling, award-winning author who was named by Booklist, the review journal of the American Library Association, as one of the “New Stars of Historical Romance.” Her Regency-set historical romances have been nominated in a number of contests, and she has won multiple awards, including the prestigious Maggie Medallion for Best Historical Romance. Her books have been published in nine languages.
Vanessa’s first Clan Kendrick book, The Highlander Who Protected Me, was a USA Today, Barnes & Noble, and BookScan bestseller. The Highlander’s Christmas Bride, her latest book, hit the top 50 on both the Barnes & Noble mass-market bestseller list and on BookScan. The Renegade Royals Series was a national bestseller, as was The Improper Princesses Series. My Fair Princess was named a Goodreads Romance of the Month and is a USA Today and BookScan bestseller.
When she’s not dreaming of plots for her next Regency novel, Vanessa is writing USA Today Bestselling books with her husband, under the pen name of V.K. Sykes.
There is something so very comforting about historical romances. I read more than my fair share of them when I was in high school and then I moved on to deeper reading. But I have to admit that sometimes a girl just wants a little happily ever after. I just happen to like mine to take place in an historical setting. So I am grateful for the authors that write these books.
The Highlander’s Irish Bride follows the accepted pattern in giving the reader a heroine of high spirits and intelligence. She is pretty but not beautiful and determined to live life on her terms despite the strictures of society saying otherwise. In this case our young lady just wants to be left alone to raise horses and disdain the men of the ton. She is being sent far from London before she totally ruins her reputation and she hopes this allows her that dream. Little does she know how much it will change her life.
I am sure I am not ruining any story lines to share that our heroine does not get to hide away and raise horses and she is not left alone. But what would be the point of writing that story, eh? What does follow though is a very entertaining and engaging story of finding love when you least expect to or want to.
Ms. Kelly does a fine job of creating charming characters that engage the reader. The story pulls you in even though the outcome is fully understood. Happily ever after, is after all the point. I enjoyed the story, was fully engaged and read it in an afternoon. It’s one you will find that will distract you from all the craziness that is today’s world.
Blog Tour Schedule
Tuesday, July 27
Excerpt at Novels Alive
Review at Books, Cooks, Looks
Thursday, July 29
Review at The Romance Dish
Tuesday, August 3
Review at Michelle the PA Loves to Read
Wednesday, August 4
Review at Novels Alive
Thursday, August 5
Review & Excerpt at Elodie’s Reading Corner
Friday, August 6
Review at Two Bookish Babes
Saturday, August 7
Excerpt at What Is That Book About
Monday, August 9
Review at Pursuing Stacie
Wednesday, August 11
Interview at Passages to the Past
Friday, August 13
Review at The Enchanted Shelf
During the Blog Tour, we are giving away a paperback copy of The Highlander’s Christmas Bride & The Highlander’s English Bride & a $20 Amazon Gift Card! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.
The giveaway is open internationally and ends on August 13th. You must be 18 or older to enter.