I am excited to announce the release of my second novella in the Highland Brides Trilogy: The Wrong Highland Bridegroom, available now on kindle, nook, and i-tunes! I am traveling back to medieval Scotland to check in on the Campbell sisters. All three books in the trilogy take place during a May Day celebration that has been crashed by the pesky English. The castle is under siege, but that doesn't stop the Scots from holding their own tournament (I had to throw in a joust on a crazed horse!) or Effie Campbell from making a huge mistake in trying to find love.
Effie Campbell cannot fathom marrying a stranger just because her brother arranged it and is determined to marry only for love. In this regard she finds an unlikely ally in Connor Maclachlan, her intended husband, who also balks at being led by his parents to the altar. They scheme to support each other in the pursuit of true love, but when the object of her affection disappoints, she finds more than a friend in Connor.
Each book in the Highland Brides trilogy is a medieval prequel to my Marriage Mart trilogy set in the Regency time frame. In The Wrong Highland Bridegroom, Sir Connor Maclachlan is the great, great, great, great, etc. grandfather of Duncan Maclachlan, Earl of Thornton, the hero of Midsummer Bride. I loved connecting my two worlds by writing about families. I even have a certain item that appears in both books. Bonus points if you can tell me what it is!
Wrong Highland Bridegroom
Duncan Maclachlan, Earl of Thornton
First in the Highland Brides trilogy is The Highland Bride's Choice, which is currently offered FREE on kindle, nook, and i-tunes. The third in the trilogy, The Trouble with a Highland Bride, is due out in October.
The Wrong Highland Bridegroom begins with Effie making some big assumptions about the kind of man who is right for her. This storyline was a bit familiar to me because when I first met my now husband I didn't think the relationship would go anywhere - two kids and 16 years of marriage later I realize I might have been wrong about that first impression! Did you ever underestimate someone who turned out to be important in your life?