Mini-Review: A Highlander is Coming to Town (Book #3: Highland, Georgia Series) by Laura Trentham

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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?

Source: NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press Rating: 3/5 stars

The Bottom Line:  I have generally enjoyed this series greatly, but every series seems to have a speed bump and A Highlander is Coming to Town is that speed bump in this series.  Claire and her very prickly personality were quite hard for me to like and even knowing her background didn’t help much.  The highlight of this read is absolutely Holt Pierson.  Holt is an intelligent country boy with kindness and a bit of mischief rolled into his personality.  Holt is also patient and willing to work with Claire’s prickly bits to get to her softer and far less prickly underside.  Outside of Holt, the little old lady Claire works for is quite the delight.  Her age brings wisdom and her advice to Claire and Holt help facilitate a happily ever after for more than one person.  I can’t say I disliked this book, but Claire sure made it hard to like this book as much as the preceding two.

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