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Once Upon a Highland Christmas

(Once Upon a Highland Season #3)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  214 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Lady Alanna McNabb is bound by duty to her family, who insist she must marry a gentleman of wealth and title. When she meets the man of her dreams, she knows it's much too late, but her heart is no longer hers.

Laird Iain MacGillivray is on his way to propose to another woman when he discovers Alanna half-frozen in the snow and barely alive. She isn't his to love, yet she's
ebook, 400 pages
Published December 9th 2014 by Avon Impulse
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Dawn ♥ romance
Dec 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: christmas, historical
This holiday historical romance had an exciting event at the beginning, midway and end but the vast majority of the book was hero and heroine ruminating on how they are supposed to marry someone else. I skimmed a lot. Lady Alanna gets lost in a snowstorm on the eve of her wedding and is rescued by Laird Iain who found her barely alive.
Alright here's the gripe:

What the heck is the timeline for these books? Is this all in the same year? Because I swear in the first one, Megan and Alanna were 17 and 16. Maybe I'm wrong, clearly I'm wrong, but if I'm not? It's just a bit messed up.
Sorta random, but I've been a'wanting to read a Highland romance for some time now, and I came across this ebook. Something about the rolling hills, kilt-wearing-heroes, and Scottish brogues has been calling my name, which is why I picked up this novel. And this novel really satisfied my appetite for a good Scottish romance. Iain, Alanna, the misunderstandings, the expectations and promises, the magic, the accents and foreign words--all of it was exactly what I was expecting and hoping and wanti ...more
Dec 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
"Once Upon a Highland Christmas" by Lecia Cornwall. I enjoy historical romances, especially those that involve Highlanders, and this one is definitely enjoyable. Iain, our Highlander Hero, is big, strong, sexy but also kind and gentle. Alanna, our heroine, is sweet, loving and caring. At times, Alanna did seem a bit timid - I wanted her to stand up for herself and take what she wanted and deserved. Iain saves Alanna's life and, while recovering, they grow closer. However, as is with many romance ...more
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Once Upon a Highland Christmas is the third book in the 'Once Upon A Highland Season' by Lecia Cornwall. I haven't read the previous books, but I didn't need to in order to understand and fully enjoy this one.

Lady Alanna McNab is the middle sister of her family. Their mother is determined that each daughter marry a man of the English aristocracy. Her oldest sister ran away and married her true love when she was being forced into marrying, which unfortunately meant that their mother then offered
A wonderful Christmas romance. Iian was supposed to marry Penelope. Alanna was supposed to marry Wilbur. Iian saves Alanna's life. Throw in the magic of Christmas and the story is amazing.
Loved it!
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A second book finished in the same day. I could not help myself. This one is the icing on the cake. The call of honor and duty is strong in this one. I can only hope that this series is continued with the remaining family members, because it's too good to let go.
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: quit-reading
It was ok. But there was too melodramatic for me. I read about a quarter of the book, and saw there was going to be a big production of trapping the hero and will there be an HEA for the main couple. I skipped toward the end read a couple pages, then skimmed the last couple pages. Meh.
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Super cute holiday read with a touch of lust.
Rose Blue
Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Iain MacGillivray, Laird of Craigleith, has unexpectedly inherited an English earldom, and is now also the Earl of Purbrick. He isn’t overjoyed with this because while visiting England years ago, he was mocked by his relatives for being Scottish. He also knows this will take him away from his beloved Scotland, but he’s resigned to do his duty. He is immediately descended upon by his Aunt Marjorie, who is determined to “civilize” him and make him over in
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh how I love my Scottish-themed historical romances! I’ve somehow missed the second book in this magical series – and I bought it to add to my pile of reads during my ‘blog hiatus”.. a girl can dream right? But today I want to share about the third book, tied by setting and season and filed with the magic that is pervasive in Scotland.

Lecia Cornwall brings us two families in their own versions of identity crises. Alanna McNabb is the sister of THE McNabb of Glenlorne, the Earl, a titled young
Jen Davis
Dec 07, 2014 rated it liked it
This book did not ring my bell. It had hints of a forbidden romance and a sexy Highland laird, but it just did not engage me. There is a lot of narrative around the dialogue and wayyy too many cut-scenes that took me away from the core romance. And the romance itself was kind of meh.

Lady Alanna is betrothed to marry a marquess she has barely laid eyes on. Her sister jilted him and now her mother is forcing her to take her sister’s place. Alanna is a good girl, agreeable and pliant, and she plans
Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a good story. It stalled for me toward the end as it was drawn out with a mis-interpretation of an event, something I don't appreciate as it is disrespectful to the hero and heroine. And the reader for that matter. Iain is a loveable hero and I have a weakness for Scottish heroes. Alanna was great as his heroine and I loved her just as much (although she tended to run away from difficult situations instead of facing them but there would be no story to begin with without that tendency). ...more
Jun 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-re-read
Why did I wait for so long to read this? It was a worthy successor to the previous book, Megan's story.I am so fed up with feisty heroines and rake heroes.Alanna and Iain are nice.Both of them.Believe me a nice heroine AND a nice hero are rare these days.But nice doesn't mean being a doormat here.

By the time Alanna and Iain fall in love, we understand why these two people are in love.And the peek into the lives of the clan members was very welcome.Especially the way rumor changed the tale of Ala
Alanna and Iain have to be one of the sweetest couples I've read to date. Both of them feel strongly obligated to do the right thing and genuinely enjoy helping others-I mean it's really weird to not have some petty moments between the H/h! They're definitely suited for each other, you can spot that a mile away, and the drama provided by Iain's annoying cousin Penelope and her mother Marjorie read like a comedy of errors..Penelope was shameless in her pursuit to the point of idiocy.

Once Upon A
Tracy Emro
Oct 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really liked Iain and Alanna - more than the other couples so far in this series.

I thought the writing was very good and the story was interesting. I liked the chemistry between Iain and Alanna - it was very believable.

What cost this book a star was the conflict that kept these two apart. It seemed a bit contrived and forced. And don't even get me started on Penelope - who is the daughter of a viscount, so would be the honorable Miss Curry NOT Lady Penelope (improper formal address is my bigge
Tracy Emro
Almost perfect

I really liked Iain and Alanna - more than the other couples so far in this series.

I thought the writing was very good and the story was interesting. I liked the chemistry between Iain and Alanna - it was very believable.

What cost this book a star was the conflict that kept these two apart. It seemed a bit contrived and forced. And don't even get me started on Penelope - who is the daughter of a viscount, so would be the honorable Miss Curry NOT Lady Penelope (improper formal add
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful historical romance filled with love and even some magic. Iain and Alanna are perfect for each other and the secondary characters are all great - except for Penelope, but that's just because she is so easy to hate. I haven't read the first two books in the series, but Ms. Cornwall has got me hooked now, and I'm sure I love them just as much!

eARC provided via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As Christmas novella's go, this one is one of the best I've read in a long while. Truly sweet and tender with plenty of characters to intrigue and entertain.

I loved everything about this story, especially the magic spells and magic of Christmas that seals the love and romance of our two protagonists.

This is a definite must read for this season!

Melanie for b2b

Complimentary copy provided by the publisher
Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
(Ab fab) Absolutely fabulous. Loved the plot, although a little similar to the first book in the series.
Its so bloody well written, and the characters are well thought out.
This Highland series is my favourite to date.
Beth Johnson
Dec 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads, hea
Perfect book for the holiday season. The story and interactions made my heart ache in all the right places. Cannot wait for the fourth installment! (And I think Fiona should be book five!)
rachel warner
Dec 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once upon a highland Christmases

Great job. Thoroughly enjoyed the storyline. Characters were believable and written well. Can't wait till the next book comes out.
Lissette Hicks
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It had great characters, humor and a super romantic story. I loved how she put in both English and Scottish customs. Beautiful story. I will be reading more of her stories.
Al *the semi serial series skipper*
Such a beautiful book. I loved the Christmas setting. Definitely recommend to lovers of Scottish romance
A bit scattered. I'm not a fan.
Patricia Rademacher
Jan 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love reading these books about this Scottish family.
Jan 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fun Highlander Christmas story.
Nov 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Very good book. Have liked this whole series!
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was ok
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Lecia Cornwall lives and writes in Calgary, Canada, amid the beautiful foothills of the Canadian Rockies, with four cats, two teenagers, a crazy chocolate Lab, and one very patient husband. She is hard at work on her next book.

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