Do you remember Lady Caroline Forrester from The Price of Temptation? A few of you have been asking me when poor Caroline will get her own story, and her own happy ending.
Ta da! Here it is—ONCE UPON A HIGHLAND SUMMER, available from Avon Impulse on November 5, 2013 as an e-book (there's also a limited print run).
I wanted ONCE UPON A HIGHLAND SUMMER to have a romantic, magical, lighthearted feeling. It's a Scottish historical with a ghostly twist, and I must say it's perfect curling up with on dark autumn nights.
Imagine a pair of lovelorn ghosts in a crumbling tower—a Scots laird and an English lady who were forced to part in life by their kin. Bitter and miserable, Angus MacNabb lays a curse upon his descendants and hers, that they too, must endure lives without love. But the time has come to end the curse, and Georgiana rouses Angus from his grave to insist they do just that—or at least try. Fortunately, it's Midsummer in the Highlands, a time of merriment, mayhem, and magic when anything might happen, and romance is definitely in the air.
But as determined as Angus and Georgiana are to bring their grandchildren together, living forces are trying just as hard to keep them apart ... Mayhem indeed!
And does anyone deserve true love more than our Caroline Forrester? She's been disappointed in love not once, but twice, and she's certain there must be a curse upon her. And now her horrid half brother wants her to choose between two odious suitors he's selected for her. Caroline escapes to Scotland, and takes a job as a governess rather than tie herself to a man she'll never love.
And Alec MacNabb is also suffering an unprecedented run of bad luck. He's just inherited the penniless earldom of Glenlorne, and his clansmen are looking to him to fix pretty much everything from broken roofs to sagging clan spirits. He needs to marry for money, not love.
But the ghosts will not be thwarted. They bring Alec and Caroline together for a night of breathtaking passion, only to discover in the morning that they just might have made a dreadful mistake. What follows is a series of mix-ups of astronomical proportions ... Can true love triumph in the midst of curses and kisses, chaos and kilts?
Light a fire in the hearth, dear reader, turn the lights down low, pour a wee dram (or two), and settle in to enjoy the haunting, the Highlands, the romance, and the laughter of ONCE UPON A HIGHLAND SUMMER.