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A Scottish Lord for Christmas (Sins and Scandals #3)

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The best gifts come wrapped in a kilt...

Beautiful Lady Rowena Pepperwirth can have any man her heart desires. Unfortunately no gentleman has elicited even the slightest flutter—until she meets the brooding Lord Forres at a holiday house party. With just one look at the dashing Scottish lord, Rowena suddenly knows what she wants for Christmas.

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Claire Robinson
5 - "I finally have my Christmas wish." Stars!

The third novella in Lauren Smith’s Sins and Scandals series takes us to the wilds of Scotland, and once again the author gave me a story I couldn’t put down, and read in one sitting.



We met Lady Rowena Pepperwirth in the previous book, and I was interested to see how her story would play out. And her sweet innocence was the perfect contrast to the burly, emotionally closed off Quinn MacCauley; Lord Forres.

"I believe you would suit me very well."

A wid
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Alyssa
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

A Scottish Lord for Christmas by Lauren Smith
Book Three of the Sins and Scandals series
Publisher: Forever Yours
Publication Date: December 5, 2017
Rating: 5 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley

Summary (from Goodreads):

The best gifts come wrapped in a kilt...

Beautiful Lady Rowena Pepperwirth can have any man her heart desires. Unfortunately no gentleman has elicited even the slightest flutter—until she meets the brooding Lord Forres at a holiday house part
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♥Rachel♥
Nov 21, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical, novella

I don’t like a romance where the hero is still in love with his dead wife or girlfriend. I guess I should’ve read more reviews before picking this up, but I enjoyed the previous book so much I just barreled on ahead.

Quinn “needed” a wife to be the mistress of his castle, and mother to his three-year-old daughter, but I didn’t know he had just lost his wife one year earlier otherwise I would’ve never picked this up. I imagined a completely different scenario. (view spoiler)
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Lauren Smith
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
What I loved writing about this story was the uniqueness of the situation of a widower and a young heroine who are falling in love. The hero Quinn, is a Scottish earl who lost his wife in childbirth with his second child who also died. He is the father to a two year old girl named Blair. I really loved writing his painful story arc as he came to fall in love with Rowena despite his own intentions not to fall in love with his second wife. Rowena is a very powerful hopeful young heroine. So even s ...more
Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was charmed by Rowena Pepperwirth in the previous book in this series. She was the sister Owen Hadley originally intended to compromise into marriage. Fortunately, Owen entered sister Milly’s room by mistake. A mistake that resulted in the perfect match. Rowena was the younger sister, new to all that accompanied the Season. Milly had always been the sensible one where Rowena was more the romantic. She looked to Milly for guidance. I loved her innocence, fear, and hope for all she was about to ...more
Under the Covers Book Blog
I love Christmas, the food, the games, the presents. Eyeing that big package under the tree wondering what on earth it could be...it's all very exciting. However, in the realm of Christmas books I rarely have much luck and that once again seems to have run true with A Scottish Lord for Christmas, it's like coming downstairs on Christmas morning and realising that aforementioned big package under the tree isn't yours after all. Very disappointing.

What bugged me about this book was the age differ
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Sofia Lazaridou
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Scottish lord for Christmas is my favorite novella in the series. It felt more like my kind of book. The other two novellas felt too modern time-y for me. This one was closer to my reading taste when it comes to historical romance and I was happy. Rowena was the best heroine so far. She is a strong person and has a great character. I loved the connection she had with Quinn's daughter and it was clear that she loved the child very much. Rowena and Quinn had chemistry and everything worked out f ...more
Barbara Rogers
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: iblog, netgalley
Series: Sins and Scandals #3
Publication Date: 12/5/17

Scrumptiously, deliciously different tale of love. Lauren Smith always delights us with her wonderful way of developing wonderful characters and writing compelling stories for them. This book – and this series certainly attests to that.

This stories in this series begin with a house party in book one of the series. Leopold Graham, Earl of Hampton was almost ‘pockets to let’ and needed to find a rich wife. He had his sights set on Millie, but h
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Wit & Wonder Books
** ARC provided by the author for an honest review **

Quinn MacCauley is not looking for love, but a marriage of convenience in A Scottish Lord for Christmas by Lauren Smith. Quinn will learn that no matter how much you fight it, when you find your match, that’s it.

Lady Rowena Pepperwirth is experiencing her first season. She is eighteen and is really excited about the possibilities and the experiences to come. She has spent her time at a neighbors celebrating Christmas, and enjoying family and f
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
A Scottish Lord for Christmas by Lauren Smith is book Three in the "Sins and Scandals" series. This is the story of Lady Rowena Pepperwirth and Quinn MacCauley, Lord Forres. I have read the other books (and Loved them!!) in this series but feel this can easily be a standalone series.
Quinn is looking for a wife to help take care of his child who was left motherless after his wife died in childbirth along with their second child. Quinn is a strong Scottish man who knows nothing of wooing it seems
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Lori D
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just turned the last page and although sorry for it to end, I am left with a smile and a warm feeling. This was a really special story of a lost heart that longs to be whole again but almost refuses. The Pepperwith's were having a holiday house party and only wanted their two daughters to be happy and find he right match. Lady Rowena, was greatly admired but had not met anyone that she felt a strong attraction. That is until she met Quinn MacCauley, Lord Flores while saving his daughter from a ...more
Isha Coleman
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Lauren Smith has a way of tapping into emotions, not easily revealed. From secret fantasies to heartbreaking realities, she gets to the heart of the matter. Risque royals, secret liaisons, emotional entanglements and page turning action make for a tempting brand of storytelling. A Scottish Lord for Christmas takes the ethereal beauty of a chance meeting and turns it into a sensuous dance of the heart. Classic Lauren Smith.
Diane K. Peterson
3.5 stars. Not quite sure what to say about this. It was a nice story with pleasant characters. The hero had difficulty loving again after the loss of his first wife. The book didn't really engage my emotions and the conflict was a little weak. I liked it. That's pretty much the whole story.
Timitra
Rated 3.5 Stars

A Scottish Lord For Christmas was an enjoyable quick read but it was too contradictory which took away from my overall enjoyment of the book.
Nadine Bookaholic
I enjoyed Quinn and Rowena together, there is a ten year age difference but I never felt a disconnect because of the generational gap, they had great chemistry together, and the most important thing for me was that Rowena loved Blair wholeheartedly.

This was a heartwarming read with just enough steam to heat up your kindles. A perfect holiday story.

You can see my full review along with a giveaway here: https://nadineisobsessedwithbooks.blo...
Adria (Musings and Reviews)
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on Adria's Musings and Reviews (Blog post MAY have additional content such as playlists, interviews, giveaways, etc).
* A copy of this book was and provided by the publisher via NetGalley/Edelweiss for the purpose of an honest review. All conclusions are my own responsibility and I was not compensated for this review.


What’s it About? Rowena Pepperwirth hasn’t had much luck finding a man she would consider marrying. It’s not because she isn’t popular, in fact she could have any m
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Brenda
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Publisher's Description:

The best gifts come wrapped in a kilt...

Beautiful Lady Rowena Pepperwirth can have any man her heart desires. Unfortunately no gentleman has elicited even the slightest flutter—until she meets the brooding Lord Forres at a holiday house party. With just one look at the dashing Scottish lord, Rowena suddenly knows what she wants for Christmas.

Quinn MacCauley, Lord Forres, is in need of a wife. When he meets the lovely Lady Rowena, he knows she'll be a good mother to his da
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Kim
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
I absolutely loved Quinn, Lord Forres & Lady Rowena Pepperworth's story.

Rowena, sheltered and naive, just wants to enjoy her first Season before settling down with the man of her dreams who loves her so that they can live happily ever after.

That's before Quinn. A brief meeting and rescue of Quinn's daughter, Blair, a garden encounter with Quinn, and Rowena's dreams of a Season begin to drift away, replaced by her belief that Quinn needs love and to be rescued from his grief, and little Blai
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books are love
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was adorable and heartwarming.

Rowena captures you from the very beginning with her effervescent spirit and her open heart. How she just lets Quinn and his daughter in her heart and never gives up hope on them loving her back is so wonderful and precious you just warm to her instantly.

Quinn takes a little time. He has you melt with his interactions with his daughter and how he has such respect for woman that he feels they should have a say. You also melt with his love for his deceased wife.
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Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
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A Scottish Lord for Christmas was probably the gut wrenching of all the Sins and Scandals series. So, we have Lady Rowena Pepperwirth, she's the younger sister Milly. She's sweet, biddable, and about to enter her first season. Everything is new and exciting, but she catches the eye of Lord Forres. Quinn MacCauley needs to find a wife to raise his daughter, and fill some other needs. He's taken by Rowena and how much she cares for his daughter. His goal is to make her hi
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Susan
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
While attending a holiday party, Lady Rowena Pepperwirth decides there is only one thing on her Christmas list: Quinn MacCauley, Lord Forres. She dreams of a happy-ever-after that includes a loving husband and children, and she believes she can find that with Lord Forres.

Lord Forres is looking for a wife, well actually he needs a mother for his young daughter, and a manager for his household. When he sees Lady Rowena's immediate affection and care for his daughter, he believes she'll be a perfe
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Char Sowers
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lauren Smith adds a sweet and uncomplicated romance to her Sins and Scandals series with "A Scottish Lord for Christmas". This short seasonal romance novel begins concurrently to the previous book in the series but it is a stand-alone novel. In the previous installment our heroine's sister was caught in a fortune hunter's trap. A trap which was meant for our Heroine, Rowena. Rowena's sweet and romantic the opposite of her sister. She wants to marry and have children. At the infamous house party ...more
Nicole Laverdure
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
They were meant for each other!

I think that 'A Scottish Lord for Christmas' is Lauren Smith's most emotionally moving romance she has ever written. She has outdone herself with her realistic characters. Be prepared to go on a rollercoaster ride of emotions!

The third story, of the Sins and Scandals series, was a real delight to read! It is the touching story of two broken souls, who will help each other, trust each other and finally find love in their lives! Quinn is the single father of a two
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Stephanie
I think my expectations were a little too high for this book, so I was let down and wasn't that into this read. First, I love Scotland and always enjoy a good Scottish romance, but there wasn't much atmosphere in this book and it felt like it could have been taking place anywhere. Second, I don't usually gravitate towards romance where one of the couple has a child, so I knew as I started getting into this that it wasn't really for me.

Basically, the hero is a widower with a small child and is l
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Debbie Glenn Brown
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Quinn MacCauley, Lord Forres lost his wife a year ago and he knows he needs a new wife, not only for himself, his daughter and an heir. Beautiful Lady Rowena Pepperwirth saves Quinn’ daughter from disaster and Quinn quickly comes to see her as a good mother to his daughter and a capable household manager. Rowena takes one look at the Scottish Lord and his daughter and her dreams begin to drift away as she comes to believe that Quinn needs her love and to be rescued from his grief, and his little ...more
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Cranky Stars


Finally, we get Lady Rowena Pepperwirth’s story. She has yet to meet the love of her life until she encounters Lord Forres aka Quinn MacCauley. However, Lord Forres isn’t looking for the love of his life, he is just looking for a mother for his daughter, and a manager for his household. His first wife died, which left him turned off love.


Lady Rowena is determined to capture the heart of her intended Lord Forres. This story is just pure magical. It is so sweet and gentle.


Lauren Smi
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Kelly  The Sassy Book Lover
*I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review

This is my favorite in this series! I could not put it down and flew through it. It's one of those magical Christmas love stories that has everything you want. I loved how it started with his daughter and that instant connection for her and the little girl. I was not expecting what happened in the mountains but loved it so much. The journey of him opening his heart fully will touch your heart.

Rowena is an amazing girl that loves
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Janet
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful Lady Rowena Pepperwirth can have any man her heart desires. Unfortunately no gentleman has elicited even the slightest flutter that is until she meets the brooding Lord Forres at the Hampton’s house party. Quinn MacCauley, Lord Forres, is in need of a wife, his daughter Blair needs a mother. When he meets the lovely Lady Rowena, he knows she'll be a good mother to Blair and more than a capable Countess. He's determined not to risk his heart again, but Rowena's just as determined to giv ...more
Lauren - SERIESous Books


**I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. This is a voluntary review; all opinions are my own and not influenced by my source.**

I've been looking forward to this book since we where introduced to these two earlier in the series and it was just as good as I had hoped.

This story is just heartwarming from start to finish. It's a story about learning to love again and accepting that love can happen anytime and that it is worth the risks.

It's a delicate balance for Quinn an
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Joan Osborne
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful story about learning to love again

What a wonderful and beautiful story of a man who had loved and lost and learned to love again. Quinn deeply loved his first wife Maura but he lost her to childbirth along with his infant son. Deciding he needed to marry again to provide a Mother for his daughter Blair, he went to England in search of a wife finding one in the lovely Rowena who rescued his daughter from falling into a fountain when she wandered off from her elderly nanny. Rowena quickl
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