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The Sweetest Hours

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  15 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Real life is no place for fairy tales…

Kristin Hart has romantic notions of Scotland. Yet she never expects to find a real-life Scotsman in her Vermont hometown! Despite her instant connection with him, Malcolm MacDowell isn't the Prince Charming she thought. Because no prince would shut down her factory—the one that means everything to her town.

Really, she has no choice.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 3rd 2013 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2013)
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Dec 11, 2013 Susan rated it really liked it
Good book. Malcolm has come to Vermont under an assumed name to work out the details for the purchase of the factory where Kristin works. He isn't able to tell her why he is there but spends time with her as she shows him the factory. He also meets her family when he is stranded while waiting for his driver. There is something about Kristin that draws him, but he feels very guilty about what is going to happen to her factory.

I really liked both Kristin and Malcolm though each certainly had issu
Jan 30, 2015 Jackie rated it liked it
A sweet story by a really sweet fellow-NECRWA member. Malcolm, a Scotsman, comes to Vermont to do due diligence in a factory buy-out, and meets Scots-crazy factory engineer Kristin. He's adopted an assumed name, and because of non-disclosure clauses, doesn't tell Kristin what he's really doing at the factory. He's only there for a day, but the day ends with a dinner with Kristin's family, and a sweet goodbye kiss.

When the sale of the company (and the layoff of all its workers) is announced, Kris
Dec 24, 2013 Michele rated it really liked it
I won this book in a GoodReads giveaway and I am so glad I did. What is not to like -- Scottish castles, a pretty & spunky woman, a handsome and rich Sottish man and a romantic love story. Actually, there was one thing I didn't like and that was the sex scenes. They were not nearly as graphic as other writers make them but still too much for me and not necessary to the story and the enjoyment of it.

Other than that, the reader is treated to fun characters, great descriptions of Scotland and a
Nice story. Part travelog of Scotland, part "Save the 'ranch'" story (with a factory playing the part of the ranch). The hero & heroine both had some past angst but it didn't overwhelm the plot. Just a Good Read.
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Feb 19, 2015 Christy Olesen rated it really liked it
A good "take me away" story, which I especially liked because of the contemporary Scottish hero and location.
Jan 28, 2014 Elisabeth rated it really liked it
Good Romance with men with accents and far away travels! Liked it quite a bit!
Dec 09, 2013 Jennifer rated it really liked it
I received this book as a free giveaway. It came with a personalized note and autographed copy from the author. The characters, Kristin and Malcolm ("Geroge"). Kristin will travel great lengths, across country, to save her town and company. Malcolm helps her realize her great potential and romance blossoms. Great read till the very end.
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"Malcolm shows real emotional depth in caring for both Kristin's and his family's feelings, as does Kristin in her determination to save her friends' jobs. Charming, yet flawed characters make this book a keeper". (RT Book Reviews, rated 4 stars)
Oct 15, 2014 Barbara rated it it was amazing
Sigh.... Everyone woman should have a Malcom dropped on her doorstep. A wonderfully romantic hero and a fun read. Loved it.
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Received 4 stars at RT Book Reviews
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