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Book Thoughts: A Scot To Remember (Angeline Fortin)

Fortin, Angeline - Something About A Highlander 1 A Scot To Remember

★★★★★★☆

Title: A Scot To Remember (Something About A Highlander #1)
Author: Angeline Fortin
Genre: Fiction/Historical Fiction/Romance/Time Travel
First published: 2019
Edition: Kindle e-book

A life of love lost and heartbreak has cursed the women in Bronte Hughes’s family for generations. When she discovers a device that allows her to slip through time, Bronte decides the key to obtaining true love for herself lies in mending the tragedies of the past and restoring a legacy of love fate has robbed from her family…beginning with saving her great-great grandfather from setting sail on the ill-fated voyage of the Titanic.

♥♥♥

Clearly, you really can’t (always) judge a book by its cover.

I love it when a book surprises you and this one certainly did that. I kind of went in blind, as I had not even read the synopsis, expecting it to be a simple historical romance, judging by the title and cover. Hence my surprise when it opened in the present day! Turned out it was so much more than a simple historical romance and I kind of ended up loving it. The

I immediately liked the characters and the contrasts the author painted between present day and a century earlier. Brontë was a pretty uncomplicated character and I kind of loved her for that. Tris was kind of the perfect love interest. His early twentieth century sensibilities and sense of propriety were not taken too far and he felt very believeable.

This is the first book in a series, but reading the afterword by the author, I think it would have been good to read earlier series by this author first as they tie into this one. It would have given me some background on some of the side characters. To be honest, this book works pretty well as a standalone.

The romance itself was not too heavy handed and the actual steamy scenes did not come until later in the book and were spaced out enough not to take away from the story and the plot.

I really enjoyed the writing. My only complaint is that it was a bit dragged out in places. There were times I wished the story moved a long a bit quicker, especially when we were stuck in some of Brontë’s inner dialogue. At the same time I missed a bit of description here and there of the setting itself. None of that stopped me from enjoying the story.

I will definitely read more by this author. I have the second book in this particular series on my Kindle, and I think I will read it sooner rather than later.

I do really dislike the cover though. It really does not suit this novel. Just saying… I think a new cover is much needed!

6 out of 7 stars

 

 

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