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******************** The Summerhill Series Book 1: One Summerhill Day Amazon
Officer Ryan J. Ramsay III hasn't been the same since returning home
from Iraq. He didn't come home whole...physically or emotionally. The
few women he dated once he was home—couldn't handle who he now was.
When he finds himself attracted to a woman he helped...he doesn't
have high hopes of her seeing who he really is either.
McCabe's life just crashed. Her husband—very soon ex-husband—wasn't
the man she thought he was. She had lost her dad and mom when she was
younger, and now she finds her last living relative has passed. After
more incidents...it finally feels like things are going to get
better. But maybe not.
the story and that it intertwined some characters from her Clan Grant
series into it. Ryan and Caitlyn both have ghosts from the past to
conquer...but the ghosts are fighting back.
haven't been the same for Officer Jake Ramsay since returning home from Iraq.
Not his relationship with his older brother, relationships with women, or with
himself. He came home whole. It's not his guilt issue that has him going into
protective mode now though. It's seeing a bully picking on his beautiful
Ross has decided she really doesn't like the man she is engaged to. He's
different. Meaner. Her mother doesn't care. All she sees is the money he throws
around at them. And the woman knows how to guilt Julia into doing her bidding.
Then she meets Jake and sees a different kind of man. A good man.
home from the war without physical injuries doesn't always mean the person
isn't injured. In Jake's case it's the guilt of coming home whole. Not being
able to stop his brother from being hurt. I wanted to give Julia a good shake
to wake up, but in truth, many women just don't see they are being abused...or
they have no other way out. Great characters and story line.
Lauren Grant has tried to move on from an assault five years earlier. She's started a group for woman to come to for help. Someone doesn't like what she's doing though. And they aren't shy about letting her know. Suddenly, her life has been uprooted and memories are coming back to the surface. She's going to have to face the past once more before she can continue with her future.
Nathan “Nate” Patterson is a fireman who is trying to save everyone because he'd failed to save someone in the past. And...he's been told...that he is overprotective. Which is what he feels for the woman he'd rescued recently. A woman that it seems if something bad is going to happen—it finds her!
I loved this story. It's romance, suspense, and a touch of fantasy. The author brings some her characters from her Highlander series into the story, which I really enjoyed. I just feel she takes several different situations and blends them into a perfect ending.
A series with an unusual concept. The characters are in heaven but before moving on, they will live several more lives. Each life they will find their soulmate that they meet while in heaven. The thing is, they won't remember past lives or who their soulmates are, but they will find each other.
Catherine and Graeme are first sent to 1500s Scotland. He is Laird MacGregor and set on a seven year trek for vengeance against the clan that murdered his parents and brother. Catherine is married to that cruel and hateful man.
Graeme is set on destroying the Merrill clan—men, women, and children. How far does he have to go in his revenge for his family and for his clan?
Laird Alexander Grant was on a mission to find reivers. Instead, he finds himself and his brother Brodie rescuing a young woman from the hands of her brutal stepbrother. A young woman who seems to be afraid of him, seems to be taking over his good sense, and is popping up in his thoughts way too often.
Madeline “Maddie” MacDonald is so happy that Alex has rescued her from her brother and the evil man Kenneth was going to marry her off to. The two years since her parents had died have been hellish for her. And now that a handsome man is kind to her...she can't seem to shake her fears from the past off enough to accept his kindness.
This is the first book in the series and I really enjoyed it. This series continues with seven books with Alex's brothers and sisters and other relatives and then goes into the next generation with The Highland Clan. Enjoyable stories with romance and the tough road to get there.
Brenna Grant has become known as an excellent healer. So well-known, that she finds herself taken from her home in the middle of the night for her skills. Even though she is kidnapped...the healer in her cannot refuse to try to save a man's life.
Quade Ramsay finds himself attracted to the beautiful healer. But he is a cursed man and needs to fight his attraction. He can not cause this woman harm by caring for her. Maybe if he could just stop himself from touching her or kissing her or falling for her...he can let her go.
Loved this story. It has such wonderful characters. I've read The Highland Clan series (the children's stories) so it was enjoyable reading about Torrian and Lily and meeting Logan for the first time. I really enjoy Keira's writing.
Brodie Grant is the youngest Grant brother. His brother Alex, who became laird way too young after their parents' death, is big and strong. His brother Robbie has the good looks that turns all the lassies heads. And then, here he is. Feeling weaker and less than the others. Well, one thing he can do is save the sad-eyed girl in the tower window.
Celestina Lunde has not had an easy life. After her mother's death when she was seven, she had to put up with the punishments her father gave her. Both physical and verbal. And now...she'd rather die than marry her betrothed. She's never met him, but she's heard he's cruel. She'll be going from one cruel prison guard to another. No thanks.
I've read the latter books about the children, so it was fun getting to see Loki's start. This was a great story. Definitely had me going through a few tissues.
Robbie Grant is hoping to prove himself now that he's in charge of
the Grant warriors. The Norsemen are heading their way—war is
imminent. When they head to a small coastal area, he finds a Norseman
attacking a woman. Robbie had no idea that one event was about to
change his life forever.
Crauford would do anything for her daughters. And she had. Under the
thumb of a cruel man who used her daughters to control her—she felt
hopeless. Until she found out there were good men in the world. Men
like the Grants and their warriors.
author does not write characters who have life easy. She writes as it
may have been. A woman on her own trying to care for her daughters
without many options. Bad things happen to her characters on the road
to happily-ever-after...but they do always end well. Love these
Ramsay had become a bit of a wanderer after his nephew and niece had
become ill. When he couldn't be in control...he left. On one of his
excursions to help locate Robbie Grant after the Battle of Largs, he
found the perfect woman. Now he just had to convince her he was her
of the Cunningham had been raised around men. She couldn't work
needlepoint, but she could beat the pants off any man when it came to
archery. She preferred the clothes of a warrior and she had one
mission in life—revenge on the man who killed her father and
had read the Highlander Clan series first and Logan and Gwyneth were
often a part of those books. It was wonderful to finally read their
story and see how it all began for them. And what a great story it
Ramsay has no desire to marry. He enjoys the lassies way too much. He
may like a blonde today and brunette tomorrow. If he hadn't chosen to
be a bachelor, he might consider helping out the damsel in distress
who has been betrothed to a cruel man. So, all he can do is help her
escape him and take her to find her knight.
of Drummond has always been special to her father. Some—most—thought
her spoiled. But, as he was close to death he was determined to see
her marry. And the only man who accepted was an old lout. It didn't
take long to find out how cruel he was when her cousins Alex and
Robbie Grant brought her to meet the old goat. Thankfully, Micheil
saw the man's cruel nature and helped her escape him before the
always, there is plenty of action, adventure, and bad guys who stand
in the way of the hero and heroine. Sometimes it's them who stand in
their own way. This plot takes several twists and turns. I loved the
secondary characters and I like the way the author always brings back
characters from the previous books.
Book 7: The Brightest Star in the Highlands Amazon
Grant hasn't had the chance to court much...well, at all. Big brother
Alex, Laird Grant, has chased any suitors off without even asking her
opinion. As the healer for the clan—after yet another skirmish and
more wounded, Jennie can't take it anymore. She asks to go the abbey
to have peace from her nightmares.
Cameron does not want to be laird. But no matter how he tried...is
father still succumbed to his illness and had Aedan promise he'd lead
their clan. He's just not the warrior his sire is though. He'd rather
be learning about the stars.
Aedan is injured, Jennie is called out of her sabbatical to go the
keep to care for him. As a healer, she must. It seems she can go no
where to find peace from war. Being so far from home, Jennie soon
sees things differently and that her brother truly is the greatest
laird and warrior. Another great story in this series.
Ramsay loved her nieces and nephews and they adored her. Yet, she
wanted more. She wanted love like the rest of her siblings and the
Grants had found. But she had become so shy around men that she
couldn't even speak up if they were mean. It was time to get away and
find herself. No place better than going to stay with her best
friend, Jennie Grant Cameron.
Menzie disliked being around his parents—between his dad's negative
ways and his mother's clinging. He'd become someone he didn't care
for much either. Drinking and carousing. And then he met Lina. Too
bad he promised himself he'd never marry. Because if not for the that
promise, a girl like her could change his mind.
this story. It's the end of the Clan Grant Series so it was
bittersweet. Seeing the last of the single siblings finding true
love. This one also has a mystical aura to it.
Loki Grant was starting to feel restless and not sure where he belonged. He had been taken off the streets as a young lad of five or six summers and adopted into the Grant clan. He had helped the Grants way back when but now, fifteen years later, what had he done to help them? And without knowing his sire and his bloodlines...he was refused the love of his life.
Arabella Lewis had known for a long time that she would always love Loki Grant and one day she hoped to marry him. Only her father was being pigheaded and refusing Loki's hand for her because he wasn't born of Grant blood. When Loki's life is in peril, Bella takes matters into her own hands to save him.
I really enjoyed this story. I had read the second book in the series first, Torrian, and knew I had to know Loki's story and I'm glad I did. The Grant Clan Series are the stories of all the patriarchs and The Highland Clan is the next generation. These stories take place during the twelve hundreds.
Heather of Preston needs help and there is only one place to go...Ramsay keep. Lady Brenna Ramsay was known for her healing and Heather's daughter needed help now. What Heather didn't expect to find was a man that she enjoyed being around. It was very unusual because what she knew of men...she didn't like.
Torrian Ramsay knew one day he would marry and become head of his clan, but for now he wasn't ready. His grandmother had believed in marrying for love. So did he. None of the females in his clan pulled to him though. The lass with the unique eyes who came for Brenna to help her daughter, now there was something special about her. He finally found a female that interested him and now the king is changing the game on him.
I just loved this story and the characters. They have such unique personalities. There were the characters a person could love to hate, others that were easy to love, and then a few who loved to have fun and made me laugh. Looking forward to more in this series. The first book in this series is Loki.
Lily Ramsay has a whimsical type personality. She seems to brighten the day where ever she goes. Only now, that smile has faded a bit. Her brother Torrian has married and became chieftain of their clan and his wife Heather has taken over Lily's duties. She feels unneeded. And the only man she's ever loved...doesn't seem to need her either.
Kyle Maule made a promise to his father before he had died. He promised to always take care of his mother and the to become a Ramsay warrior. As Torrian's second, he's had become more than he ever thought. And he wants to do his job the best he can. Lily seems to distract him too much. How can he have Lily in his life and still be the best at his job?
I'm just loving this series and the era it takes place in. The previous book; Torrian, is Lily's brother's story. But the Clan Grant Series is where it all begins if you want the complete tales. The Clan Grant books are the elder Grants and Ramsays and The Highland Clan are the bairns, who are now of age, stories. The next book will be back in the Grant lands. Jake, the eldest twin of Alexander and Maddie from Rescued by a Highlander.
Jake Alexander Grant will one day be the next laird of the Grant Clan. He has a lot to live up to in following his father's steps. Alexander Grant is known to all. One thing he learned and lives by is to treat women right. So when he finds a woman on beaten to an inch of her life, he does all to help her and protect her.
Aline of Carron hates her life. When she ends up at the Grant keep, the hardest thing she ever does is return to the hell she'd been living the past two years. She has not choice but to return. No matter how handsome and kind her rescuer is and all of the other people in the clan. She just can't share her secret though.
I love the stories that bring back characters from other books. This author does that often as Highland Clan characters are the descendants from the Clan Grant series. Jake is the eldest son of Alex and Maddie. Their story is book one of the Clan Grant Series; Rescued by the Highlander. Looking forward to Ashlyn's story next.
Ashlyn of the Grants clan wants to be a warrior. She practices the bow each day like Aunt Gwyneth and Uncle Logan has taught her and she's ready to go out with the guards. Uncle Alex agrees to let her go—as long as Magnus is her protector. Ashlyn's past has left her with one big fear...she hates to be touched. Okay, two fears...she hates almost all men.
Magnus, best friend of Jake Grant and a Grant guard, lost his wife and son when she gave birth. He never thought about taking another wife—until now. The more he's around the strong and capable Ashlyn, the more he realizes how lonely he is. I really loved this character. He always smiles and seems to be like a big teddy bear. Until you mess with Ashlyn...then he's more like a grizzly bear.
Not every Grant guard is happy to have a woman with them. And the world off of Grant land is not everything Ashlyn expects it to be. Nor is every man bad and evil. Another great addition to this series. Carried over from the previous stories is the search for MacNiven. The man thought dead until he was recognized in book four; Jake. Looking forward to more in this series. Loving the time setting and character.
Molly Ramsay had one dream—to become an archer equal to her adoptive mother, Gwyneth, and one day fight beside her. Her birth sire had told her how ugly she was, so she had not desire to marry. Life took some twists and turns she never saw coming.
Tormod Moriston was a warrior with Clan Grant. Nothing he did ever pleased his sire and he never seemed to be able to best his brother. A brother who had deeply humiliated him and teased him still. He was hoping that would all change now that he was part of the team to capture the elusive Ranulf MacNiven.
I love these stories. These highland clans are full of great characters between the Ramsays and Grants. The cousins are slowly marrying off one by one. Even those who never planned on it. I'm already looking forward to the next book in the series.
Jamie Grant feels unsettled in his life. Something is missing. He wants to see if maybe working for the Crown like his uncle Logan Ramsay may fill that need. It can't be a woman as marriage isn't for him.
Gracie Grant is in love. When she tells her sire she's ready to find a husband...it all goes wrong. The man she hopes will step up, doesn't. And others she never planned on—do. And no it's all gone wrong.
I really enjoy this series. I'm glad there are so many characters who still have stories to come. This one had some real “Oh, no!” situations that kept the pages turning and tissues needed.
Sorcha Ramsay's life is changing. She doesn't feel as close to her dad as she once was and so she tries to win his favor. Only, it doesn't work out so well as it seems someone is out to kill her. Good think that Cailean is there for her.
Cailean MacAdam knew that having any desire for Logan Ramsay's daughter was a dangerous thing. And yet, it was hard not to notice the beautiful woman she's become. And now that she's in danger...he has never felt so protective.
Sorcha is Logan and Gwyneth's eldest natural born daughter. Being so, it's not going to be easy for Logan to let go and let her grow up. Not when to him she's still his wee bairn. Another exciting story into the Highlands where the Ramsay's and Grant's rule their powerful keeps while there is always someone out there wanting to take them out.
Grant almost lost her father in the last battle. The great Alexander Grant was
still recovering. When rumors of another attack came, Kyla decided she was
going to do something about it. To stop it. She just needed to get help.
MacNicol was Jamie Grant's second. Torn between duty and staying home with his
family...his dying mother told him he had to go. He found he was more than
happy to watch over Kyla when Jamie asked him to guard her.
this series. Most every book has a majority of previous characters join in for
the battle or crisis that is happening in the book. This story adds another
unique character...much like Kenzie from Loki's story. The minute I finish a
story, I'm ready for the next one.
Ramsay is feeling out of sorts. She is bothered by her size and that she's not
as beautiful as her sisters and cousins. So many of her younger cousins have
married already. She doesn't even have a suitor. What she does have is a love
for animals and the talent to heal them.
Douglas never wants to marry again. Life had kicked him once and that was
enough. He lives in a home away from others, but still on Ramsay land. When
Bethia comes to help his dog after it's been hurt, he sees something in her
that almost makes him want to try again.
series of events come between Bethia and Donnan. Such as; people who are set on
revenge and will use anyone...even children...to get their revenge. I love the
characters in these stories. It's always fun to read about the infamous Logan
and Gwyneth...or the great Alex Grant.
both Loki and Kenzie continue having disturbing dreams of a man dressed in
furs, they decide to go to Ayr to find the answers they need. And they find
more than they had first planned. The man with the furs knows more about their
past lives...than they do.
MacNicol asks to go along on the trip to Ayr. He has a dream of sorts himself.
A woman he met that he believes is the one for him. He only needs to find
her—and then convince her he will never harm her and that he'll love her
three set out, along with some guards, to find the answers to their dreams. Or
so they hope. A unique and wonderful story. Tissue alert if you cry when
reading. Loved this novella as with all the stories of the Grants and Ramsays.