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A Rose in the Highlands

(Highland Roses School #1)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  82 ratings  ·  54 reviews
1684, Scottish Highlands

Englishwoman Evelyn Worthington is resolved to build a school for ladies in her brother's newly purchased Scottish castle. But when she arrives, not only does she find the castle scorched by fire, but a brawny Highlander bars her entry.

Clan chief Grey Campbell would rather die than see his family home, Finlarig Castle, fall into English hands, so Gr
ebook, 399 pages
Published September 24th 2018 by Entangled: Amara
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Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for Wit and Sin

When Evelyn Worthington flees England and an unwanted suitor to start a school in her brother’s newly-purchased Scottish castle, she doesn’t expect to find the castle’s previous owner to still be living there! Clan chief Grey Campbell is dark, brooding, and determined to keep his place in Finlarig Castle, which he claims was unlawfully seized by the English. Evelyn isn’t quite sure what to do about the handsome, irritating man, but she’s not about to let him ruin her fu
Maggie Whitworth
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great new series, with adventure and characters you’ll enjoy and love , some you’ll love to hate too .
This will be another memorable series for Heather McCollum, after the success of The Hearts series and others .
It’s really well written, keeps your attention and rolls along at a decent pace , which is good obviously.
The main characters are believable and interesting , there are also some great secondary characters too , with really interesting problems or lives , you can see so many
Set in the time of the Merry Monarch, King Charles II, this story tells of two English ladies escaping from England to live in the Scottish castle that their brother had recently purchased. They planned to thwart to terms of their father’s will by setting up a school for ladies in Finlarig Castle but are shocked to discover that the castle has been damaged by fire set by English army officers and the castle is still the home of clan chief Greyson Campbell who has no intention of leaving his fami ...more
Tracy Emro
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Evelyn Worthington flees to the Highlands with her maid and her sister Scarlet to avoid marriage to Lord Philip Sotheby. Her brother Nathaniel recently purchased a forfeited castle and has given Evelyn three months to prove she can support herself. Their father left instructions in his will that if Evelyn didn't marry Philip, she would be left penniless and her inheritance would go to Nathaniel and Scarlet. Nathaniel gives her an opportunity to remain unwed, but he can only hold off Phi
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This trip to the highlands did not exactly provide the place to get away from it all and start a new. Evelyn and her sister were determined to start a school for girls away from the society of England. The new highland series start off with a few bonnie lassese in the castle of one very stubborn, brutish, alpha clan chief.

I loved the characters. The strength. The will. The determination. They were the heart and soul of this story. If one would have been missing we may have gotten a completely di
A Klue
What started off as a thorn in his side blossomed into love in his heart. So became the rocky road relationship of Evelyn Worthington and Greyson Campbell, the main couple of this enemies to lovers, Scottish romantic tale by Heather McCullom. To say they had obstacles in their way would be an understatement, folks.

As Scottish laird of a castle, you can’t blame Grey for being put out that he and his people have been kicked out of their ancestral home. To make matters worse, they all could have b
Cathy Geha
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
A Rose in the Highlands by Heather McCollum
Highland Roses School #1

Evelyn Worthington and her sister Scarlet fled London with a lady’s maid and their brother Nathaniel’s blessing. Evelyn was not willing to marry the man her father insisted she marry in his will and Scarlet was running from some unknown issue she was unwilling to share. Their brother sent them by coach to a newly purchased castle taken from the Scottish clan Campbell due to the Laird being accused of treason. When the women arriv
Lori D
Scotland 1684. Heather McCollum expertly combines her historical knowledge with romance and many surprises in this wonderful tale of two people who come together in an unexpected way. Englishwoman Evelyn Worthington is desperate to flee an arranged marriage and manages to talk her brother into letting her go to his castle in Scotland. She plans to make a school for ladies and be successful in earning money. She has three months or she will have to return and marry, but she is determined!!
When sh
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Warning, though I try my best to avoid this, all reviews can contain spoilers of some kind. If you would like to know just my overall opinion of the book, and otherwise go into reading it blind, please scroll down to my overall and would I recommend it section.

I Voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

School is in session in the highlands, and the course load is filled with suspense, high stakes plots, treason, sexy highlanders, and he
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book: A Rose in the Highlands
By Heather McCollum

Series: Highland Roses School, Book #1

Release Date: 9/24/2018

Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook (of)
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Book Rating: 5/5 Stars/Kilts

Glasgow, Scotland
April, 1684

Evelyn Worthington escapes an unwanted arranged marriage to Englishman, Lord Philip Sotheby. Even though her horrid father, deceased Benjamin Worthington, Third Viscount of Lincoln, had arranged
Evelyn Worthington is determined to escape the situation she's found herself in. In order to avoid marrying a man she wants nothing to do with, she has to find a way to be independent. However, when she arrives at the castle her brother has purchased, she finds it is already inhabited by the people that once owned the land and they're not willing to give it up without a fight. Will Evelyn be able to get Grey Campbell on her side or will they both lose when trouble arrives; trouble that could put ...more
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Evelyn and Scarlet Worthington fled their home to the Highlands of Scotland. Their plan to create a school in the new obtained castle in the town of Killin. Evelyn is fleeing a possible marriage to a boring suitor, that her late father, has decreed her to marry. If she doesn't she loses her inheritance PLUS both her brother Nathaniel and Scarlet's help. Scarlet is running for a totally different reason. Once they arrive at Finlarig Castle they come across Greyson Campbell Chief of the Campbells ...more
Tammy  Zautner
Oct 20, 2018 rated it liked it
After just finishing two Historicals by Kerrigan Byrne that I really loved, I am disappointed that this one kinda bored me, at first. So much so, it almost became a DNF around 35%. Over a quarter of the book focused on Evie's damn school and her trying to set it up. It was too wordy with detail and I found myself skimming.

The characters were my favorite part of the book. I loved Grey and Evie and once the story focused more on them, and less on the school, I became more engrossed in their HEA.
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I just love those brawny highlanders who wear their kilt's so well. The cast of characters are fully developed with thoughts and feelings of their own. The story line is really good with a bit of mystery, adventure and of course love.
You have an Englishwoman who travels to the Scottish highlands to move into the castle her brother bought. She wants to open a school for ladies and will do anything to see it's fulfilled. But once she arrives, Evelyn Worthington is barred from entering by one man w
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
1684, Scottish Highlands

Englishwoman Evelyn Worthington is resolved to build a school for ladies in her brother's newly purchased Scottish castle. But when she arrives, not only does she find the castle scorched by fire, but a brawny Highlander bars her entry.

Clan chief Grey Campbell would rather die than see his family home, Finlarig Castle, fall into English hands, so Grey must win the battle of wills with the beautiful Sassenach who flashes a bill of sale before him.

When the war between Evely
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked this one!

The broody chieftain, the headstrong heroine = happy me!

Said headstrong heroine, Evelyn and her sister, Scarlet - along with their maid, Molly - travel to Scotland, to a castle that their brother bought. Evelyn has three months to become independent, or else she ends up in a loveless marriage. So one can imagine that she does her best to make that happen. She wants to open up a school for ladies because in 17th century Scotland, men had the possibility of learning to rea
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lady Evelyn Worthington is running away from an unwanted betrothal. In his will, her father insisted that she marry a man of his choosing or be disinherited. The new estate her brother has bought is just the place for the two sisters to hide and start a new life. Unfortunately the previous tenants don't want to leave.
Chief Greyson Campbell is determined not to lose his clan's stronghold. The English have gone to evil extremes to force them out. It will not happen while there is breath in his bo
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
1684, Scottish Highlands
Englishwoman Lady Evelyn Worthington is resolved to build a school for ladies in her brother's newly purchased Scottish castle. She's also fleeing a betrothal her late father arranged but when she arrives, not only does she find the castle scorched by fire, but a brawny Highlander bars her entry.
Clan chief Grey Campbell would rather die than see his family home, Finlarig Castle, fall into English hands, so Grey must win the battle of wills with the beautiful Sassenach wh
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Books like this are the reason why I love historical fiction so much. I really enjoyed this entertaining read, adored the characters, especially Lady Evelyn. She is a force to be reckoned, so determined and strong, nothing fazes her stubbornness. And no man can stand in her way. She has decided to become an independent woman and she will definitely achieve that goal no matter the danger.
Grey Campbell feels wronged. His parents were killed and his home was taken from him, but he cannot do anythin
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lady Evelyn Worthington is fleeing England and traveling to Scotland to escape an unwanted marriage. She will set up a school for young women in the Scottish castle her brother recently acquired. Evelyn has no idea what she is in for. Imagine her shock when she arrives and the castle already has occupants. Not only that, but because of her, they were almost burned to death in their own home.

Grey Campbell, the Campbell clan chief, wants nothing to do with the English who arrive, trying to steal
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I liked this book a lot. It had a great plot line, pretty heavy so make sure you’re in the mood for that, but really good.
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A book about women living life in all its fierce glory. Evie is courageous and un afraid. She meets Grey and it becomes a battle of wills. It becomes a sparring a rapier wit and words. Eventually emotions become involve and they find that they are fighting for the same goals. A soundly constructed story with fun banter and a great resolution.
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
This was a very entertaining read, it just seemed to lack pace a little of the way through but picked up around half way and the moved along at a good pace. I liked the main characters, Evelyn was a woman ahead of her time, who wanted all women to have an education and be able to think for themselves. Grey Campbell, the laird, was a handsome warrior who was educated and thought along similar lines to Evelyn. There were a number of interesting secondary characters, one of which was Scarl
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Evelyn Worthington is no shrinking violet. She speaks her mind. This English Rose dreams of owning a school and educating young ladies. Fleeing an unwanted betrothal, to Scotland where her brother has purchased a castle, she hopes to accomplish her dream. Arriving in Scotland, she finds the castle damaged by fire, and the occupant, one handsome, brawny Highlander intent on destroying her dream. Grey Campbell has lost his parents and his castle to the English. Needless to say he doesn't welcome E ...more
Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
A Rose in the Highlands is the first book in the Highland Roses School series and it is a fabulous series starter. Evelyn Worthington is fierce character and I loved her! There is a bit of a mystery with her sister and what prompted her to beg Evelyn to go to Scotland with her but off Evelyn went because it was also a way for her to escape. Evelyn was facing a disastrous engagement that she had no interest in pursuing but could not avoid, unless she could find a way to support herself independen ...more
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
ARC provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Evelyn Worthington;s brother has recently purchased a castle in Scotland. Evelyn and her sister travel north to open a school to educate young ladies. They arrive expecting the castle to be empty but instead it is occupied by clan chief Grey Campbell and his sister. Grey is none too happy to have an Englishman show up staking claim to his ancestral home.

This was my first Heather McCollum book. I was slow to warm up to the book. The her
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received an advanced reader’s copy of this book.

I enjoyed this story and liked how the author placed the hero/heroine on opposing sides of a situation. Evelyn wasn’t my most favorite of heroines though I did grow to like her more toward the end of the story. I liked the hero, Grey, who did the best he could to handle an unexpected and unpleasant situation.

The ending of the book had a great deal of action and interesting events occur. The different plot threads get resolved in a satisfying man
Kathy Bunbury
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is an interesting story filled with lots of guilt, suspicion, passion as well as a bit of intrigue and treason. The author brings the story to life, but even though this story is long I think the end feels rushed. Amusing in parts, the main characters are exciting together and their passion is wonderfully described. Several periphery characters are very interesting and I hope they will feature in subsequent stories.
Talking Books
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Rose In The Highlands Is a wonderful entertaining read from author Heather McCollum. Evelyn and Grey were attention grabbing and made for an interestingly entertaining read.
Review copy received from Entangled Publishing via Netgalley
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this story of a brave English woman and her sister fleeing their home in England to make a life for themselves in Scotland. When they arrive at their new home they find it still occupied by the previous owners despite English soldiers trying to burn them out of it. What followed was a wonderful story of Evelyn , a determined Englishwoman trying to start a school for girls and Grey, laird of the clan Campbell learning to trust each other and fall in love. This was an excellent story. I ...more
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Heather McCollum is an award winning, historical and YA paranormal romance writer. She earned her B.A. in Biology, much to her English professor’s dismay, and was a 2009 Golden Heart Finalist.

When she is not picking her teen’s brain for authentic attitude for her YA books and finding time to write, she is usually found educating women on ovarian cancer symptoms. Ms. McCollum has recently slayed th

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