When a Laird Finds a Lass
She is his greatest enemy and his only salvation.
Malcolm MacDonald, a lawyer in Edinburgh, unexpectedly inherits his father’s title of Laird of Dunbronach, forcing him to return to a place he hasn’t seen since he was a small child. To gain the trust of a wary clan, Malcolm must act upon their insistence that he cast aside his English betrothed and marry a Highlander.
Malcolm MacDonald, a lawyer in Edinburgh is shocked to learn that he is the next Laird. A clan that he hasn't been around for many years, and on top of everything will have to earn the trust of everyone in the clan. But there is one problem, well many problems, but when he stumbles across a injured lass wrapped in the plaid of the their enemy the MacDonald's, he hides the evidence because he has no idea what they will do to th ...more
Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.
Oh, yall. I'm loving this series from Cornwall. Highlanders? Yes! Fiery fierce heroines? Gah, yes! Romance, a gorgeous setting, and fun storylines? Indeed!
When a Laird Finds a Lass. Well, he did just that. Fished her right out of the ocean after finding her unconscious in the waves. Injured and with no memory of who she was. The clan he's now in charge of? They totally think he should keep her. *nods*
Malcolm and his myste ...more
I love retellings of fairy tales, and the historical Highland twist just makes them too delicious to pass up. When a Laird Finds a Lass is very loosely based on The Little Mermaid. I actually had to think about this one a bit as I didn't see many correlations between this book and the Disney adaptation, but there may be more similarities between this story and the original written work (which I have not read).
Malcolm ban MacDonald was making a living as a lawyer in Edinburgh when he unexpectedly ...more
Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook of Tartan Book Reviews and Celtic Barb's Tartan Book Review Blog
Heat Rating: mild
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars
This is the the story of Malcolm Ban MacDonald and Marcail MacLeod who are from enemie clans. This rift started so long ago no one even remember the reason as to why. Malcolm is a dull lawyer in Edinburgh with a fiancée and gets a surprise visit from the elders of his father's clan of Dunbronach. He ...more
What a great book! It is loosely (very loosely) based on the fairy tale The Little Mermaid.
Marcail MacLeod is one of the Fearsome MacLeod daughters. She believes she is in love with one of her kinsman, but is heartbroken to find him with another woman. When her father tells her that he has a man that would like to marry her, she rushes to accept the offer - only to be disillusioned again on the way ...more
I loved Malcolm he was an honorable man, “don’t you see? If you’re wed to someone else, what would he think, how would he feel if he knew I— we—” He swallowed , scowled. “If you were mine—I’d kill any man who touched you, Ronat. I wouldn’t share you.” I liked this book, I loved Malcolm.
Markeil (sp?) is not lucky in love and ends up washed ashore on enemy land. Lucky for her she does not remember who she is.
Malcolm is a lawyer who becomes laird when his father dies. The clan thinks he is a softie since he grew up in Edinburgh. And he does think them barbaric. But he starts to care for the people, and he wants to help rebuild and to make his clan strong again.
Then he finds a las ...more
Malcolm MacDonald lives a tiny flat in Edinburgh, he’s a junior lawyer in his uncle’s firm, and he gets by reasonably well. He is planning to propose to his Sassenach almost-fiancée, when he receives the visit from elders from Dunbronach. Malcolm’s father has just died, he was the Laird, an ...more
Marcail MacLeod is the daughter of the barbaric Chief MacLeod, she is one of twelve sisters. She fancies herself in love with a boy and has been prompting him to ask her father for her hand, but she soon finds him to be a rather dishonorable man and finds herself in a position jumping for the next offer simply to spite him. Except the next is as dishonorable as the last and she dives into the depths o ...more
Marcail MacLeod is not having an easy time finding love. When she discovers the man whom she thought was her true love in the arms of another woman, she recklessly accepts an offer of mar ...more
I was uncertain if Malcolm would be able to move from Lawyer to Laird but the author expands his character with a bunch of smooth character transitions. While she was able to keep his core personality intact she expanded his abilities to be a strong leader without ha ...more
Lecia Cornwall puts a charming and witty spin on this wonderful fairy tale. When A Laird Finds A Lass is the second book in her Highland Fairy Tale series. I was captivated by the characters and the story that had me involved from beginning to end.
Malcolm and Marcail were very engaging characters. I was rooting for them to stay together. I connected the most with Malcolm, even though this series thread seems to be centering around the twelve MacLeod sisters. He was a good man who wanted to do t ...more
This is the second book and the series but you don’t have to read the first one in order to understand the story. This book is book is a loose retelling of The Little Mermaid. It was nice to have retelling of a different fairy tale, since Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast are common to see reimagined.
Malcolm Ban Mac Donald has been brought back to the home be barely remembers. The ...more
When he finds an unconscious woman beside the sea, he brings her back to his clan but not before doing the ...more
A Highland Fairy Tale #2
Can a lawyer learn to be a laird? Can a man who is afraid of water learn to swim? Can a man who believes in facts learn to believe in magic? All things Malcolm Mac Donald has to wrestle with when told he is to move to his father’s land and take charge of the clan.
Can a woman seeking love find it? Can a woman without memory remember? Can a woman know about herself without knowing who she is? Marcail “Ronat” MacLeod will deal with ...more
Lecia Cornwall has set her stories in the Scottish Highlands but the characters and their struggles to find love ever after are very familiar. In When a Laird Finds a Lass there are some parallels to the story of The Little Mermaid; however the spin here is that the young heroine finds her true voice rather than sacrificing it to find her hero.
Marcail MacLeod’s heart is broken when she discovers the man she hoped would marry her having sex with another woman. With her pride just as brui ...more
It dragged a touch but picked up at the end. Characters were well developed and their motives interesting. Good read.
Received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley for a honest review.
The main male character, Malcolm, was very swoon worthy. I found him to be very romantic and I couldn't help but fall in love with him. I thought the aut ...more
This is book two in Ms. Cornwall's new series of fairy tail retellings. This one is the retelling of The Little Mermaid and since I've never read or seen the movie about the said mermaid, I have nothing to compare it to, but I can tell you that I did like this story and now I really need to see The Little Mermaid.
I liked a lot of things in this book. From the intriguing plot to the pace, I thought the author did a fantastic job. But it's the characters of Marcail and Malcolm that made me like th ...more
Malcolm Ban McDonald doesn't believe in magic and superstition like the rest of his clan, that is, until Marcail McLoad washes up on his beach....
Malcolm is by far my favorite Highland hero. He's strong, sweet, kind, and a gentleman through and through. I love the description of him, and found myself wanting to run my fingers through those golden red curls. Marcail plays the Highland heroine quite nicely, but she grate ...more