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Highlander for the Holidays (Highlander #8)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  1,588 Ratings  ·  131 Reviews
After a brutal attack, Jessie Pringle moved to the small mountain town of Pine Creek, Maine, to start over. But she never expected to meet Ian MacKeage, who had seemingly stepped right out of the Scottish Highlands. As drawn to Ian as he is to her, Jessie finds it more and more difficult to deny her own desires...

Then, on one of her long walks through the wilderness, she
Mass Market Paperback, 325 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Jove Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Branwen Sedai *of the White Ajah*
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
"Healing one's self is nearly impossible-and far less rewarding-compared to the magic that's created when two sols combine their strengths and heal together."

Jess Pringle has moved to the isolated small snowy town of Pine Creek, in Maine, to start over. She experienced a terrifying brutal attack four years ago that left her both physically and mentally scarred. She is ready to put the past behind her. So moving away from the city and living life in the wilds of Maine is just what she thinks she
Oct 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Janet Chapman does it again. This is the one author of a very few, that I know will never ever disappoint me. Ms Chapman can take an unlikely pairing of people and twine their stories and lives into something delicious and sexy to read. Moreover, “Highlander for the Holidays” is no exception. A lovely, sweet, and somewhat surprising love story mixed with a very non-taxing rather easy to solve mystery. This was just what I need during the holidays.

This is the story of Jessie Pringle and Ian MacK
Oct 04, 2011 rated it it was ok
This started out as a cute holiday contemporary then ventured off in the the Twilight Zone.

First off the hero is Scottish, I totally get that but he's been born and raised in Maine in some small, backwater town and but still has a Scottish accent (ala Jamie from Outlander) with all the "ye's" and "ochs". All his male counterparts talk the same. Is it because they have a clan in this town? If so, wouldn't they have some sort of Maine accent, not a Scottish one?

Hero's Scottish ancestor from some p
Christine Seybolt
Nov 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
One word describes New York Times bestselling Author Janet Chapman’s eighth installment in her highlander series latest release, HIGHLANDER FOR THE HOLIDAYS...Phenomenal! Released by Pocket Star Books this past October fans have been in desperation for that hottie highlander Ian McKeage and he is now here spreading a magical cherry this holiday season.

Jessie Pringle has headed north to the quaint country town of Pine Creek, Maine after seeing the resort brochure. After a severe attack has left h
Sandy M
Oct 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I’m always wary after a number of books in a series that they can and will start to sound the same, nothing new going on, and everything becomes boring. But I have thoroughly enjoyed this series from the beginning. Janet Chapman has kept the characters and the storylines fresh and she’s kept these brawny Highland heroes true to their ancestry and homeland, though they’ve been in the modern-day United States for several decades now.

What started out as a time travel romance with the first book in
Dec 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult-lit, series
Let me just begin by saying, there’s nothing like starting a series with the very last book! Yep, you heard that right. It’s number 8 in the Highlander Series. I gather from a quick browse on Barnes and Noble that our hero is actually a son of one of the couples in the first books of the series. So if you’re familiar with the series you won’t find any comparisons from prior novels in this review. Nope. Instead I’m gonna break down why reading the last book in a series made me hungry to go back t ...more
Barbara ★
I've always been intrigued by highlanders and time travel so this series has always just clicked for me. This installment is no different. I really liked Ian MacKeage and his having an affinity for the handicapped and disabled explained his instant attraction to Jessie Pringle. And when he heard the whole "I lost my boob" thing in the woods, he was beyond intrigued. On a side note, (view spoiler) ...more
Danielle Gypsy Soul
I read the rest of this series a really long time ago so I didn't remember a lot of it but I wanted to finish this last book. I should have known when I didn't really remember this series that it wasn't one I really liked. This book was just okay. I think the most frustrating thing was that the parts of the book with the most "meat" were all off stage. When the heroine finally remembered what happened it was off stage. When the hero and his relatives caught the bad guy it was off stage. The fact ...more
Dec 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: men-in-kilts
This was a refreshing return to Maine and Mt. Tarstone. The story focused on Jessie who was drawn to Pine Lake and relocated from Atlanta based on a brochure she had seen. First night she meets Ian MacGregor and the rest of the story is how she is instantly adopted into the clan and all the pieces fall into romantic place. She gets a little nudge from the mysterious hermit Roger now and then, to help her work thru her past and the danger she and Ian still face. These books always end with the HE ...more
Michelle the Romance Witch
Wow sooo cool and what a twist... though i saw it well before the hero or heroine it was a fun little change. Took me so long to figure out who this Ian was since i knew it couldnt be the one i was thinking of. Waiting to read it kept me wracking my brain to figure that one out but by the time i was through the first few chapters i had it all figured out. We really need a Family tress of all these Wonderful Clans and how they all come together.
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January 22, 1956 – October 28, 2017

Hey guys its Jessica. Sorry I’ve been MIA for so long. I apologize for the long overdue wait for Janet’s next book. You’ve all been very patient and loyal fans that she loves. She has been working on this book over the last year and a half while dealing with her battle with cancer. It saddens me to say that she peacefully lost this battle this past weekend while
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“Toby placed his front paws on the track, looked up at Ian, and whined.

"What in hell are you wearing, big man?" he asked, staring down at the dog.

"It's his sweater."

"That's a terrible thing to do to a noble beast," Ian muttered, grabbing the sweater by the hem and pulling it up over Toby's head.

-Ian and Jessie”
“Oh yeah; his chest still hurt from the blow she'd given him earlier, and was now throbbing quite painfully with wanting her. Keeping her lips occupied while being mindful she wasn't very limber, Ian maneuvered Jessie onto his lap and tucked her head into the crook of his arm to get serious about loving her mouth.” 3 likes
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