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Laura Trentham’s A Highlander is Coming to Town ARC Review

Thank you to St. Martin’s and NetGalley for the advance reader copy of A Highlander is Coming to Town, part of the Highland, Georgia series which releases September 29th!

I was approached by St. Martin’s via NetGalley to read and review this Christmas themed story. I opted into the opportunity because who does not love Scots and Christmas, at any time of the year.

Check out the Goodreads synopsis…

“The third book in the Highland, Georgia romantic comedy series from Laura Trentham, A Highlander is Coming to Town, full of love, laughs…and highlanders!

You better watch out. . .

Holt Pierson is dreading Christmas. His parents absconded to Florida for the season and left him to handle the family farm which will be his one day―whether he wants it or not. Driven by duty, Holt has always followed the path expected of him. But lately, he’s been questioning what he wants and where he belongs. Will assuming the responsibility of the Pierson farm make him happy or is there something―or someone―else out in the wider world calling to him?

To Claire Smythe, the Scottish lead singer of a touring band, Highland, Georgia, is the perfect place to hide…until a very handsome and deeply curious Holt begins to ask all the questions Claire doesn’t want to answer. As Holt draws Claire out from under and into the fabric of small-town life, can Claire put the past behind her and embrace the unexpected gifts of the season―including the new and lasting love?”

Check out my more detailed thoughts below…

  • Characters: Holt and Claire are the main characters of this story. Claire is hiding out in the town, running from her past and her future. This town represents a chance to lay low, keep her head down but her character is too interesting for that. Holt sees that, and he brings it out of her. Holt is the small-town farm boy who takes a chance with the elusive Claire.
  • Setting: The story is set in Highland, Georgia which is a lovely small town. The whole town has a Scottish vibe, from the festivals, bars, and parties they have. To all the former Scots, turned Americans loitering around the town. Such a nice atmosphere, I wanted to stay in this setting for a long time.
  • Romance: Claire and Holt were made for each other. The vast majority of this story was reading as Claire decided to put her own happiness ahead of the expectations of her family. To allow herself to love openly and honestly. Not just Holt but the entire town of Highland, Georgia.

A Highlander is Coming to Town receives four out of five stars.

Thank you again to St. Martin’s and NetGalley for the review opportunity. Thank you for reading and supporting my blog!

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