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Charming the Highlander (Pine Creek Highlanders #1)

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A feisty beauty tempted by a bold highlander's touch...When a plane crash strands brilliant scientist Grace Sutter on an icy mountaintop in Maine, she finds herself alone in the wilderness with the only other surviving passenger -- Greylen MacKeage,a sexy, medieval warrior who's been tossed through time to find the woman he's destined to love. Forced together to survive th
Paperback, 375 pages
Published January 28th 2003 by Pocket Books
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Lauren (Sugar & Snark)
This book is seriously convoluted!

It starts off (and I was under the impression it was) as a time travel story. But after the initial leap through time that plot point is not entirely but in a large part brushed aside. There are no anecdotes of confusion and learning "the new culture" as we see in most stories of this kind. We just skip to 5 years later. I just don't get the point?!

The rest of the plot is just as arbitrary and confusing. Grace the heroine has a job that makes no sense and an "e
BJ Rose
This was an okay read, actually closer to 3.5*, but after a great beginning, it didn't grab me until I got to the last 80 pp. or so. A story that begins with 8 Scottish warriors fighting a skirmish in the 12th century & suddenly being transported to modern times intrigued me. Maybe the problem was with my expectations, but I just found it too easy to put down and do other things, always a bad sign for me.

Grace had great scientific & mathematical ability and knowledge almost at her finger
Nov 15, 2008 Eastofoz rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers who like syrupy reads
Recommended to Eastofoz by: Julie (on loan)
This was a disappointing read. I love a good alpha Highlander story and had high hopes for this one, but it was a below-average-couldn’t-wait-to-finish-it kind of read :-/

It took a long time for the h/h to get together once they could actually be together and there were long scenes where they were never together which made the story annoying. Too much attention was paid to boring details about other people that no one cares about. Even the steam was blah.

When the heroine’s neaderthal brothers a
Slytherin Rose
Genre: Romance/ Time travel
Author: Janet Chapman
Book: Charming the Highlander
My star rating: 5 out of 5
Will I re-read this? Yes (many times over)

This is the first installment of the Highlander series.

This book maded me cry and laugh And fall in love althrough the book. I found this book to well writen with very stong characters. The two main characters are Grace Stutter and Laird Greylon MacKeague.

Grace who is a Rocket Scientist is going home to see to her dying sisters last wish. The last wish
Charming the Highlander seems to get very mixed reviews here on GR, so I wasn't really sure what to expect. Was I going to love it, hate it, or not care enough to be moved either way? The answer is.... none of the above. While I didn't quite love it, I really liked it and found it to be an easy and highly enjoyable read.

In the midst of battle in A.D.1200, Scottish laird Greylen MacKeage, his nemesis Michael MacBain and a number of their men find themselves transported 800 years into the future b
This is the first book in the Highlander series for Janet Chapman, and its my first one for her.

I'm not new to the traveling in time highlander theme, cause I read the highlander series for Karen Marie Moning, and I would like to say I wasn't disappointed, I loved it XD

Okay I'm not a believer of love at first sight, but the main couple here were adorable. One of my favorite scenes in the book, is how they managed after the plane crash. the scene when everyone in the house enters the bedroom when
Neus Cámara gutiérrez
Le he puesto 3 estrellas más que nada porque la acción transcurre en tres o cuatro días, entre el prncipio y el final, con todo el amor de por medio, y eso le quita mucha credibilidad.
Pero los personajes y la trama me parecen muy interesantes.
Jessica  (My Not So Vacant Shelf)
I loved this twist on the typical Highlander series. Instead of taking place in Scotland, or having them go back in time to the time of Highlanders we get Highlanders whom are thrown into the future. Into our modern times (well 2003). The twist brought along a lot of new aspects that I really liked such as the Clan/males learning the value or women and seeing them as equals, while still keeping their Alpha-Male and occasionally cave man personalities. I admit that I do still like the novels were ...more
Lover of Romance
Grace Stutter, having the responsibility of delivering her sisters baby to the father, since her sister died, waits six weeks before heading to Maine, having a feeling that she would be making a new start....but then her plane crashes on the mountain and she, the baby, and a sexy highland warrior -Greyland-are the survivors. Now they are pushed together out of survival, but a deep passion is awakened between them...a passion that burns slowly to a deep love that will change their lives forever.. ...more
I usually read romances when I'm looking for something light and easy to read and then I get irritated with the standard formula: boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, something that could be solved if they'd talk to each other stands in their way, some crisis finally forces them to talk to each other and admit they love one another, and they live happily ever after. However, there are a couple of romance writers that are the exception for me. This Highlander series (and others occurring on ...more
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"None of them looks like Grace," Ian observed. "They're bigger and much rougher around the edges. And one of them, what was his name? Brian, I think she called him. He looks as if he eats babies for breakfast."
Grey noted the inflection of praise in Ian's voice for that possibility.

3.5 Stars

Who doesn't love a broody, domineering Scotsman? I'm going through a Highlander phase and when I heard author Janet Chapman had a fantastic series about sexy, time-traveling warriors I jumped at the chance
I didn't love this book as much as the fourth book, but it was still a good highlander romance with the added aspect of some paranormal elements. This book's main character was Greylen, a sexy hero who is trying to still assimilate into modern culture after being ripped out of his own time period in Scotland. He finds himself on a plane ride back to his home when he meets Grace Sutter, sister to one of his neighbors. When he first sees her he thinks there might be something special about her, bu ...more
So I started this book in 2009 and just finished it now, at the end of 2012, because I was skimming through my Kindle books and realized I had just given up on this book but I was like 85% of the way done. Well, now I know why I didn't bother finishing it.

What a stupid book! The plot did not seem necessary at all. Why did Grey and his MacKeage warriors have to be transported from Medieval Scotland to 21st century (a time period that the "heroine" Grace constantly mentioned) America? There are p
Curse of the Bibliophile
The first book in Janet Chapman's Highlander series is full of both humorous and tender moments. It starts off on a somber note with the heroine dealing with the death of her beloved sister, but soon picks up its pace with the addition of our hero Greylen and an unexpected plane crash. The interaction between the characters was definitely comical at times and sweet at others. My favorite thing about this book was that in addition to the sweet/humorous romance the author touched a bit on the hard ...more
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This is a perfect formula romance, with totally cliche ingredients. Take one time traveling Scotsman. Add muscles and old-world values.
Toss in a modern woman with genius-level technological smarts. Stir in a liberal spoonful of strong will.
For variety, throw in a dash of family drama, and an ancient feud. Sprinkle with slight trauma.
Let simmer for length of book.
Viola! Yummy romance. And there's a reason the formula works.
Quite frankly, there really were times in this book where I thought, "Seri
Jewell Moreno
Time traveling scottish clansmen falls in love with current rocket scientist. Nothing unbelievable there...Still it was a charming story, and I like the characters. I struggled with how quickly the relationship between the two main characters happened, I think the author was going in the direction that it was magical, but what it accomplished for me was the common sense of the aforementioned rocket scientist was extremely questionable. The secondary characters really filled out this story, and I ...more
I liked the idea of the book: highlander, time travel, romance and snow (yes, I love snow) but unfortunately I found this story a bit of a miss. It starts off really sad with a death of a loved one and some really emotional scenes; if that is your sort of thing I think you will love this, but I read to escape the stress of real life. I found that it set the tone for the rest of the book. The story chugged along without engaging me and I was pleased to finally get to the end.

The part of the stor
This is such a disappointing read. Confusing plot, wimpy heroine. I hated her from the very first time she decided to keep her sister's son to herself, conveniently dismissing her sister's last request. It's not even her decision to make, for god's sake, since the baby wasn't hers in the first place. It's really annoying that she knew what was the right thing to do but kept on justifying her decision for her own selfishness.
Ok so first off what a great book and a new addition to my favorites shelf!!

This story starts out on a bit of a sad note with the heroine (Grace) losing her sister in a car accident. Before she dies she tells Grace a fantastical story about the baby's father and then asks her to go to their old home and give the baby to that father. I had a hard time with Grace in the beginning because she was going back and forth on wether or not she was going to give "Baby" to his father. This bothered me but
Tonya Warner
Greylen MacKeage had never given much thought to marriage after the death of his fiancee. Meeting Grace Sutter, Greylen had to face the fact that his trip from twelfth century Scotland to modern day Maine made everything worth while.

A delightful tale. Fast-paced with a wonderful mixture of rugged Highland magic and modern day science.
A really great story with a little time travel, a couple of accidents, a struggle with bad guys and a happy ending. I never read anything from Ms Chapman but I look forward to reading more of her stories.
I really wanted to like this book, but I simply could not get past the main characters making out in an ice storm while she was nearly frozen to death . . . I can suspend my disbelief only so far, sorry! :(
Michelle Carlson
The story started off right, the characters were robust, the plot had promise, and the immediate chemistry between Greylyn and Grace was electric. Somewhere close to the forst quarter of the book however, everything sorta fell apart.

In one story we had time traveling Highlanders ( that for some reason have no accent, even though it is written that only Greylyn lost his ), a wizard, 1 dead sister, a 12 toed baby boy, some awkwardly underwritten love triangle, a kidnapping, loads of misundetstandi
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I wanted to love this book, but I didn't. Something was missing. My favorite character was Baby.
Grace is an asshole for not telling micheal about the baby right away.
So I was looking for a time travel romance and came across this series. I bought the first book and was enthralled the first few chapter. But as I read the story the main character Grace, just started to become annoying. I totally understood why she started lying to Grey, but after a while it became tedious.
Then when her sister's fiance/boyfriend, shows up not knowing what has happened she tells him the biggest lie! Taking away the fact of IMPORTANT NEWS...and most of all his only son. SHE KEPT
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Janet Chapman is the author of twenty-two contemporary and magical romance novels, all of which are set in her beautiful state of Maine. She lives in a cozy log home on a beautiful lake with her husband, surrounded by an eclectic assortment of wildlife that she finds both entertaining and inspiring. Probably bes
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