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Christmas in the Scot's Arms

(Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts #3)

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London, 1815

Laird Liam MacLeod is not lacking for lasses that wish to marry him. As chief of one of the few remaining stable and wealthy clans in the Highlands, the scheming misses are more than plentiful—too plentiful, in fact, for a man who desires to marry for love. Given the opportunity to escape to London for the holidays, Liam takes it with a halfhearted expectation
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Kindle Edition, 184 pages
Published November 28th 2016
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
'Christmas in the Scot's Arms' by Julie Johnstone is book three in the "Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts" series. This is the story of Miss Cecelia Cartwright and Laird Liam MacLeod. This is actually my first book by Ms. Johnstone so for me this was a standalone book. In addition this book is about 120 pages...so a easy and sweet read!
Cecelia is having to deal with the lost of her father and him loosing their money too. Cecelia's mother is trying to keep up appearances but with not money they h
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Becca
Nov 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Man...this novella was heading towards a really high rating. And then the last chapter and epilogue happened....and my enjoyment deflated.

I really liked most of Liam and Cecilia's story. It was sweet and tender and real...with no drama. They both slowly fell in love with the help of a kind sister, a quirky widow, and a devoted fiance. It had all the elements of a perfect story...and then the last chapter came and the heroine freaked out, the hero was overly dramatic, and the epilogue, while inte
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Barbara Rogers
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very sweet novella. I wasn't sure how it was supposed to fit into the Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts series since in was in a different time frame and I didn't recognize any of the main character names. Turns our it is the great (maybe it is great, great) grandson of Iian and Marion MacLeod from the first book in the series. Actually, I am glad it isn't any of the characters from the original time frame because I think all of those need full length books!

You'll love our hero, Laird Liam MacLe
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Joana V.
Nov 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 I've received this book in exchange for an honest review

Portuguese version: http://pepitamagica.blogspot.pt/2016/...

Christmas in the Scot's Arms gives us exactly what it promises. It starts quickly (with a hundred and few pages you can’t expect it to have a long courtship), with a lot of tenderness and loving scenes.

Cecelia lives in a complicated situation, where she must think not just about herself, but also about her mother, and how to keep them away from poverty. Because her mother has
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Dee Deacon Foster
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The talented Julie Johnstone takes her Medieval series (Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts) and brings it forward to the year 1815.

Liam MacLeod, descendant of Iain and Marion MacLeod, is now Laird and visiting London to meet with his sister’s intended when he comes to the rescue of Miss Cecelia Cartwright.

Miss Cecelia Cartwright has the misfortune of ruined reputation, a father who put the family in financial ruin and a mother who demands Cecelia must marry for money. Which makes her encounter w
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Sarah
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-to-finish
Miss Cecila Cartwright fell out of the good graces of the ton, and her mother wants nothing more than for her to earn her way back in and marry well. Cecilia, however, struggles with wanting to please her mother and help their finances, after meeting handsome and rugged Laird Liam MacLeod. Liam, visiting London from his homeland of Scotland, is happy to be free of the lasses back home who watch his every move and try to make him their husband. Cecilia, knowing nothing about Liam or his wealth, f ...more
Pat
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Cecelia Cartwright must marry a man of wealth of save her family from poverty. Laird Liam MacLeod wants someone to want and love him for who his is and not for his wealth, and so he hides his financial status from the lovely Cecelia. Cecelia was shunned by the ton and fell out of their graces, because they believed that she cheated on her betrothed. When she slips and falls on the ice Liam comes to her aide, and there is an attraction between them that cannot be denied.

Will Cecelia be able to fo
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April
Christmas in the Scot's Arms by Julie Johnstone is a wonderful addition to her most surprising Book 3 in her "Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts" series, but can easily be read as a stand alone.
This is the story of Laird Liam MacLeod and Miss Cecelia Cartwright. Set in 1815 London. A quick read, only approximately 120 pages, but packed full of deliciousness from the first page to the last.
I enjoyed Cecilia and Liam, as they grow and their love blossoms into a loving relationship. But will their
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Lesia Chambliss
Dec 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-books, reviewed
A wonderful story! Julie has a gift for putting you right in the book. Her words flow beautifully across the pages, her characters come to life. Miss Cecelia has unfairly been shunned by the ton, but Laird Liam is a scot and they see things differently. These two characters are honorable, loyal to family, friends, and love with their soul. Julie Johnstone is one of a few authors who I'll buy a book by the authors name alone, without reading the book blurb. If you haven't read her books before pl ...more
Layne
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What could be better

Than a Scot to rescue a lady from a lie that ruined her reputation? What could be better than a Scot to rescue a lady from poverty? No one answers those questions better than Julie Johnston. I loved this book so much that I've got to get the first two books in this series. Although the books are stand alone I can't wait to find out how they tie together!
Lily
Dec 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I would read anything by Julie Johnstone, so when this Christmas novella became available I jumped on it. It was a fun and entertaining story. While I felt the strong chemistry between Liam and Cecelia, I was a little disappointed that the heat level stayed pretty tame. Other than that, it was a captivating tale of a Highland Laird and an English miss.
Kathy Bunbury
Dec 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Delightful holiday romance

Well written and poignant in parts, this page turner will keep you captivated. The characters and their motivations are believable and you get a invested in the story very quickly.
Florencia Fontan
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved everything about this book and didn't want the story to end!
This amazing story will keep you spellbound and wanting more.
Her books never fail to pull me in and make me want to be a character in the story.
Happy reading!
Barbara
Dec 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sweet Christmas love story. Two people who disregard society's conventional norms and find truth and honesty refreshing. Can they find love amidst the scheming people of the ton? Short, easy, read.
Sandra
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Good read

Light fast moving. action. This book will give you a long enjoyable read. I would definitely recommend it to any reader..
Paula Sajec
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sweet Romance

A lovely and heartwarming story. Truly engrossing. Once I started reading it, I could not put it down. Good read.
BK
Dec 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
A lovely book for the holiday season.
Elaine
Dec 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! A lovely HEA story that had my eyes glued to the book - so engrossing.
A kisses only Christmas tale.
5*****
Tami R Johnson
Dec 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful story

This is beautifully written. I haven't found many Christmas romance stories that I truly enjoyed. This is by far one of my favorites.
Aryn Jy
Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Verra beautiful

I love the story. It was simple and verra beautiful. I finished the entire book in less than 24 hours, it was so easy to read.
Wild_irish_rose
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story. This is a new-to-me author, but I plan to look for more of her books. I enjoyed the characters and the plot. It was an entertaining, fun read.
Annette
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cecilia has a ruined reputation with the ton. Her father gambled away most of his money. Now Cecilia lives with her mother in genteel poverty. Cecilia has learned to be their cook, she manages the bookkeeping and she has even taken over the duties of a maid.

But, she is still a positive thinker. She is fairly sure she could get work, which would keep them from starving.

On one icy day, while leaving the house she slips on a patch of ice and falls at the feet of a tall and handsome man with a Scot
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Christina
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
he third installment in her Highlander Vows series, Christmas in a Scots Arms takes us out of the Highlands and to London's strict stuffy ton. Where Cecelia Cartwright has been shunned due to her father's gambling and a fiancé who broke their engagement through shaming her in the tons eyes and making him look the victim. Cecelia is a strong woman not letting her circumstances crush her sprit. Even though she faces poverty she finds ways to survive where others would have wilted. Enter Laird Liam ...more
Tina Ullrich
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
For a fun fast read, you have to try this book. Julie has such fun entertaining characters that will have you laughing and scowling at them through the story.

Cecelia is in need of attention but does not have anyone to turn to. She has been shunned by society for a kiss that was not her doing. As she is seeking out her home she slips on ice and Liam, Lord Macleod, comes to her aid. As these two get to know each other truths and secrets are revealed. The starting of Cecelia' s downfall. Liam' s be
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Valerie Grissom
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
Take it or leave it

I agree with a lot of other people asking why this book was put in as book 3 of this series. It is barely even related to the other books. There is one short sentence about Iain and Marion and that’s it. I also followed the advice of another reviewer and did not read this one until I had read 1, 2, 4,5,6,7&8. This story was not up to the same caliber as the other ones either. It was extremely short and didn’t hold the same appeal as the others. It really made me miss the S
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Danelle Flett
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Good read

Cecelia is the socially ruined young lady who is shunned by London society. Liam, laird of the MacLeod clan, is the brother of Aila, who is betrothed to a future duke. Cecelia must marry wealth, since her father left her and her mother in dire financial straits. Liam is tired of being pursued strictly because of his wealth. The two of them meet and hit it off immediately but cannot be together due to neither is really honest about their social\financial situation. If course, how they ma
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Kathleen Ruggio
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved this Story

This story is about a young girl of marriageable age who is caught in a compromising situation by her betrothed. Little did she know that she was set up so that he could marry another with a larger dowry. When the heroine meets a Highland Laird slowly she learns what real love is. There is just enough spice to keep things interesting without being graphic which is so much more enjoyable to read and leave a little to your own imagination. Well written, characters uniquely develope
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Carole Burant
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I very much enjoyed reading this Christmas novella and this author sure knows how to pack a whole lot of action in a short story!! Laird Liam MacLeod is looking for someone who will love him for himself and not for his money so when he meets Miss Cecelia Cartwright and realizes that she has no idea who he is, he decides not to say anything about his wealth. She, in turn, falls for him but is being forced by her mother to marry someone wealthy. Of course, you must read the book to see what happen ...more
Nancy Ku
Dec 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Christmas in the Scot's Arms (Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts, #3) by Julie Johnstone... Liam and Cecelia's story... He is a wealthy Laird who is tired of be desired for marriage for his money... she is a disgraced (by no fault of her own) young woman with whose father (deceased) lost all the family's money. The road to their HEA has all the feels... laughter and some tears... I enjoyed this book.
MaryD
Miss Cecelia Cartwright's reputation has been unfairly destroyed when her family loses their money and her fiance chooses to taint her rather than be honorable. She is no longer welcome in society, but needs to make a good match to save her mother from poverty. Cecelia meets a Scotsman who wins her heart, but his lack of a fortune is a bar to their happiness.... or is it?

Decent short story, but rather predictable.
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Other books in the series

Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts (8 books)
  • When A Laird Loves A Lady (Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts, #1)
  • Wicked Highland Wishes (Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts, #2)
  • When a Highlander Loses His Heart
  • How a Scot Surrenders to a Lady (Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts #5)
  • When a Warrior Woos a Lass (Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts Book 6)
  • When a Scot Gives His Heart (Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts Book 7)
  • When a Highlander Weds a Hellion (Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts Book 8)