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A Laird for Christmas

Highland Bachelor, 1
Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
Series: Highland Bachelor, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
4 out of 5 stars (179 ratings)

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After her father and brother disappeared, Lady Jane Lennox is managing Bellhaven Castle. Nonetheless, her aunt has invited six suitors to compete for the right to her hand - and to protect Bellhaven's towers of cool, pink-gray stone. Among the six is Nicholas Kincaid, the one-time object of Jane's affection. Two years ago, her brother banished Nicholas. A mere "sir," in want of title or land, Nicholas was not marriage material. Now, Nicholas will have the chance to compete in challenges of wit and skill, rather than heraldry. But against noble swordsmen, dancers, and charmers, can he possibly win back her heart? The six highland lairds could not ride sooner to the snowy bailey walls, as strange things keep happening to the family: a faulty carriage wheel, a loose step, high in a stone tower. Accidents, no doubt. But by Christmastide, Lady Jane will secure Bellhaven and choose a new love.

©2013 Gerri Russell (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Not my thing – I’ve heard better

The prior reviewer who said this book was like The Bachelor meets Highland romance was correct. I don’t like or watch The Bachelor for several reasons, and those elements were in this book. The main female character, Jane, was stupid, naïve, and shallow. A couple of the bachelors had less than desirable characters before they came to the castle, but somehow all instantly overcame their character flaws when competing (except Bryce, who took a little longer). I didn’t find the plot realistic and it seemed the timelines weren’t quite consistent either. I didn’t care for the narrator either – she overdid it at points, but mostly I think it was personal preference. I was bored & annoyed & so had to put this one down at a point and I came back to it after I listened to another book. I did manage to finish it, though, which is why I gave it two stars (instead of one).

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  • MM
  • New Windsor, NY, US
  • 05-15-14

I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK

I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook. The story was well written with a totally different theme than most of the highland romance books. It had just enough twists and turns and a little steamy love....could have been a little more for my taste...however, I would recommend this to anyone. The narrator did a wonderful job on the narration.

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  • Deanna
  • San Mateo County, California
  • 09-27-18

Kept me entertained

So, this was a cute little story. It wasn’t anything more than that. One woman and six men in competition for a marriage that came with money and property. Basically all the men turned out to be good guys but she only liked one from the beginning, so it really wasn’t that interesting. There were parts in it that were funny and parts in it that was sweet, and so it kept me entertained. The narrators voice was mostly OK, sometime she got annoying . Especially when it was an action or intense scene. Also, the book was too PG for me.

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very good!

it was well written, happy, sad and full intrege and adventure. I hope to read more like it!

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The Bachelorette meets Historical Scotland

Bachelorette in historical Scotland....very different start to a book...6 suitors...how could a girl choose?

Loved this book, because it was so different from most that I have read recently. The storyline with six suitors competing to be Lady Jane's husband. There was excitement, danger, & love.

I enjoyed all the characters and hope to see all of them in future books. The plot and characters were really well developed.

Buy this book...it's really inexpensive and save your credits for more expensive books.

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Better than the second part....

The story was better than the second part. But the narration....I don't know....also slightly better....if there will be a 3rd book hopefully with another narrator.

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Wonderful!

I enjoyed this book. It had romance, mystery, and a great narrator. The story kept me guessing right up to the end.

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Great, Justine Eyre will be reading the next book!

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Good story despite Ann Flosnik. Does her father own an audio company, mob ties,...?

What other book might you compare A Laird for Christmas to and why?

I think for this genre the plot was very unique. Must marry plots aplenty, yet this one stands out.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Yes

Was A Laird for Christmas worth the listening time?

yes

Any additional comments?

Writers take note.*

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typical highland romance

There was nothing special or unusual about this book, don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it, actually I couldn't put it down, but that's the best I can say. The characters lacked something this book needed, they lacked sparkle, charisma, a bigger than life presence. They lacked CHARACTER.

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  • Trish R.
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
  • 09-03-14

An OK read..

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Yeah, it was a little cheesy and it did smack of the bachelorette but it was still kind of cute and silly. I do get tired af all the drama in all the romance novels all the time so this was sort of a nice change.
I did like all the players: Lady Margaret, Nicholas, Jane, Colin, David, Jules, Hollister and, eventually, Bryce.
And there was the mystery of who was trying to kill Jane. I KNOW that none of you readers can honestly say you saw that coming!
The only part I was really bothered by was that after Jane "slept" with Nicholas twice she still insisted on going on with the competition and left him wondering if she would choose him. I thought that was a little rediculous.

As to the narrator: I know a lot of you think Ms. Flosnik is "oh, so wonderful" but I can only see her as barely ok. She doesn't have much emotion when she reads and she kinda' sucks at the men's voices. They all sound alike and all gravelly when they talk. I don't mind that they all sound alike but I hate the gravelly sound she gives them. Maybe it's because it makes them all sound like old men. I'am glad that Justine Eyre is reading the next book.

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  • Leigh UK
  • 11-10-16

An Interesting Cast of Characters

At the start of this book I thought there were way too many people for me to keep track of, but actually it worked. I very easily settled into the story line and I was enjoying the way the plot unfolded. The addition of a little mystery and a little danger was just perfect for what is essentially a Happily Ever After romance novel. My only complaints would be the usual heroine disregarding her own safety and stupidly ignoring the obvious ways to stay safe, and the voice the narrator used for the 'villains' of the piece just had me in stitches. I could not take them seriously. The 'baddie' voice was just a little too over-the-top for me. Otherwise, I look forward to seeing how the other suitors fare, particularly Colin and the hot tempered David.