Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Scotsman Who Swept Me Away (Seven Brides for Seven Scotsmen, #3)” as Want to Read:
The Scotsman Who Swept Me Away (Seven Brides for Seven Scotsmen, #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Scotsman Who Swept Me Away

(Seven Brides for Seven Scotsmen #3)

by
3.99  ·  Rating details ·  143 ratings  ·  61 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell brings the proud heart of Scotland to life in her magnificent novels. Now the seven MacEnroy brothers are about to take America by storm . . .
 
Off the New England coast, courageous Mehitabel Ampleford wields a rifle to protect her home from a brutish band of men who are after her land. She will not be intimidated, but their
...more
Mass Market Paperback, 251 pages
Published August 27th 2019 by Zebra
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Scotsman Who Swept Me Away, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
Carmella No, it is a series but the books are standalone reads. Each book is focused on one of the MacEnroy brothers.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
3.99  · 
Rating details
 ·  143 ratings  ·  61 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Niki
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mehh, arc
With the Civil War finally at an end, Scottish immigrant to the U.S. Geordie MacEnroy decides to ease his wanderlust and a craving to see the ocean by indulging in a trip to Maine with his brother, Robbie. He finds a seaside haven at the home of the lovely Mehitabel Ampleford when he helps her chase off an increasingly violent group of men after her land. Belle skillfully treats injuries Robbie sustained as a result of the war and which never healed and Geordie begins to grow more and more attra ...more
Elodie
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As I landed in this series through the third installment, I needed at first some times to understand the situation outside of the one brother staring in this book, glad the author managed to resume the history of some of the other brothers.
This is a slowly conducted story as it first focused on the hero of the book.
Geordie is the one brother who has a sea call, he feels an urge to go the coast and misses the ocean and he knows in his guts he has to see it again. Why he embarks in this trip to th
...more
Tracy Emro
2.5 stars rounded up.

Geordie MacEnroy yearns to see the ocean and sets out with his brother Robbie and James, a family friend who is heading home to Maine. Geordie isn’t sure Robbie is up to the trip, he was beaten badly and has yet to fully recover, but he insisted on joining Geordie, so they are taking their time traveling.

On one leg of their journey they step in when they see a woman with a young girl being harassed and learn that the widow is heading back to Boston, they befriend her and he
...more
Lori D
I think I have read almost everything this author has written and really enjoyed her books tremendously. This one takes a different turn set in America after the civil war 1860's. Just to imagine all of the immigrants coming to America to start a new life and that included some from Scotland! The MacEnroy brother's so far have been sigh worthy and this one is about Geordie, his younger brother Robbie and a friend who travel to get to the sea. They encounter Mehitabel Ampleford (love that name!) ...more
Mimi
Aug 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
The Scotsman Who Swept Me Away starts and proceeds very slowly until we meet Belle, about a quarter of the way into the story. Belle is a strong and self-reliant woman who cares for her younger brother and for the property that she inherited. Additionally, she has a doctor’s skills at healing that she learned from her father and she treats illnesses and injuries in her community.

Geordie’s personality, on the other hand, comes across as rather bland. His constant talk of longing to see the ocean
...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
The Scotsman Who Swept Me Away by Hannah Howell is book 3 in the Seven Brides for Seven Scotsmen. This is the story of s Mehitabel "Belle"Ampleford and Geordie MacEnroy. I have read the previous books but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so.
Belle has been fighting to keep her land because the neighboring people wish her to sell...but she won't do it. While fighting another battle with them Geordie appears out of nowhere to help her. Geordie and his younger brother Robb
...more
Carole Burant
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A handsome Scotsman who dries dishes....oh be still my heart!! lol This was such a lovely read and although I did find the start a bit long and slow, it soon picked up and had my full attention.

I loved Geordie and Belle's characters, as well as all the secondary characters. I've always loved a strong heroine who can take care of herself and Belle certainly is that. As for Geordie, he's such a strong and caring man and he stole my heart at the way he cared for his younger brother. The story take
...more
Janet
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Off the New England coast, courageous Mehitabel Ampleford wields a rifle to protect her home from a brutish band of men who are after her land, just as their latest confrontation threatens violence, a bold stranger appears out of the ocean mists to send the raiders packing.
Geordie MacEnroy has seen the ravages of war in his mountain town—and in the injuries suffered by his youngest brother Robbie; now, his restless soul is calling him to find sanctuary by the sea. His long journey to the beautif
...more
Lori D
I think I have read almost everything this author has written and really enjoyed her books tremendously. This one takes a different turn set in America after the civil war 1860's. Just to imagine all of the immigrants coming to America to start a new life and that included some from Scotland! The MacEnroy brother's so far have been sigh worthy and this one is about Geordie, his younger brother Robbie and a friend who travel to get to the sea. They encounter Mehitabel Ampleford (love that name!) ...more
D A
2 1/2 -3*'s rounded to 3 as the characters were likable and there no real annoying plot issues. my biggest issue with the book was pace (which was slow & tedious, particularly early) and that it felt disjointed or stilted at various points. the first 25% of the book is Geordie, his brother Robbie & family friend James traveling east so Geordie to satisfy a growing need to see the ocean again. it isn't until after that that we finally meet our heroine who goes by Belle. this slow start ma ...more
Margaret
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Gordie MacEnroy came from Scotland with his family to find a new life in America. Along the way other people became a part of their group and establish a fortress in the Ozarks. It's several years after The War Between the States and Gordie wants to see the ocean, but not on a ship. Traveling by train and wagon with his handicapped younger brother and a friend from the war, they make it to the ocean not far from Boston. Their first encounter is with Mehitabel Ampleford holding off her pesky neig ...more
Susan
This is the third book in the series, and though it can be read as a stand-alone, the experience will be richer if the first two books are read first. It opens as Geordie debates with himself about whether to give in to his urge to see the Atlantic Ocean again. It has been years since the family emigrated from Scotland, but Geordie remembers the peace he felt watching the waves. However, he hesitates about leaving his family behind. When a family friend stops by on his way home to Maine, Geordie ...more
MrsMascara
Nice central couple in this book, but the pacing was a little disjointed and some of the plot points were a little unbelievable or confusingly resolved.

Geordie MacEnroy emigrated from Scotland with his parents and his 6 brothers at the time of the Scottish clearances. He and his brothers have settled in the Ozarks on a huge farm, but Geordie is restless and longing to see the ocean. He decides to travel east to Maine, and his younger brother Robbie, who has been badly injured in the civil war tr
...more
Kat
Aug 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
The Scotsman Who Swept Me Away is the third book in Hannah Howell's Seven Brides for Seven Scotsmen series. Can it stand alone? A bit, but I recommend reading the first two installments before this one. I didn't, and I feel I missed a lot of major storylines and family dynamics. This is one huge family, and you may have trouble figuring out who belongs to whom.

Geordie MacEnroy is one of seven brothers who moved to the U.S. when they were displaced from their tenant farm in Scotland. They now liv
...more
Leona Woolfolk
Aug 27, 2019 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

Really wanting to dive into a Hannah Howell story since she’s probably the only popular historical romance author I haven’t tired, I felt like The Scotsman Who Swept Me Away would be a great introduction to her writing and how she structures her characters.

Now that I’ve finished all that I want to read of this story I have to say that I’m disappointed by what I was given. From the very beginn
...more
Martine Francois
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hannah Howell's book three in the series, Seven Brides / Seven Scotsmen, The Scotsman who swept me away was an entertaining read. In this third installment we get the story Geordie and Mehitabel. Geordie’s adventure all starts because he has gotten the urge to travel to see the ocean again and his brother Robbie and friend James decides to join him on this journey. After traveling on the train and meeting a widow and her daughter who’s initial meeting is made clearer as the readers read on they ...more
Carmella
Sep 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book via Net Galley and have agreed to leave an honest opinion.

This is the third book in the series about the MacEnroy brothers but can easily be read as a standalone story.

Geordie, along with his 6 brothers came across the ocean from Scotland in hopes of starting a new life. They have settled, some started families and even businesses. Geordie is restless though and wants to see the ocean again. When his friend James comes through on his way home to Maine, Geordie and his younge
...more
Marcy Rao
Sep 19, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is the most boring book I have ever read. I absolutely have loved most of the Hannah Howell books, especially the Highland Series about the Murrays. This series, Seven Brides for Seven Scotsmen, is horrible, and this 3rd book is the worst of the lot. I find it almost impossible to believe this is the same author. The writing is tedious and gives details of the most boring events while skipping over any romance between the hero and heroine, who eventually just fall in bed together with no dr ...more
Jan Goodard
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
More MacEnroys, please! Unlike some of Hannah Howell's other series, this one is set in 1860's America and not Scotland. However, there be Scots! The MacEnvoys are quite the family of very talented Scots who have made a living in the Ozarks. The need to see the East coast ocean hits Geordie, a need that will change his life and that of his younger brother, Robbie. Unlike other of the author's books, this one is not filled with end to end danger, intrigue, and action. However, it is a wonderful c ...more
Miriam Wolfe
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a voluntary review of an advanced copy.

I was so excited when I realized this was the next book in the series of the MacEnroy;s! I was also glad that we learned to use Belle's nickname as I could not figure out how to pronounce her name, Mehitabel, and it would have been harder for me to read the book!

These are not quick romances but longer stories where we spend time learning about the characters and their lives. When the book starts, Geordie is going to head east as he wants to see the
...more
Candy Briggs
Geordie MacEnroy came to the U.S. from Scotland, along with his family. When the Noble kicked them off the Tenants farm. They had nowhere to go so they came here. There was no life for them in New York so they headed West. They ended in the Ozarks and made a little fort for the family. It was just during the Civil War and people were afraid. Geordie wanted to see the Sea again. So, he along with his younger brother and a friend headed to the East Coast. There he met Mehitabel, there were some me ...more
Candy Briggs
Aug 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Geordie MacEnroy came to the U.S. from Scotland, along with his family. When the Noble kicked them off the Tenants farm. They had nowhere to go so they came here. There was no life for them in New York so they headed West. They ended in the Ozarks and made a little fort for the family. It was just during the Civil War and people were afraid. Geordie wanted to see the Sea again. So, he along with his younger brother and a friend headed to the East Coast. There he met Mehitabel, there were some me ...more
Tammy
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this light read on a beach weekend - perfect match - wanderlust leading a Scotsman "Geordie"to the sea where he finds a match in "Belle" the keeper of a property near the sea. There is some beautiful imagery in descriptions of the homesteads and along the journey to the sea and back to the Ozarks. Mouth watering descriptions of meals, amusing interactions between the characters and sexy romantic romps. There is murder, mayhem, a crazy neighbor, a fire, frolics in the sea and ... I will g ...more
Janelle Kenndy
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I won a copy of The Scotsman Who Swept Me Away as part of a giveaway. It was the the first time I had read anything by this author, and I enjoyed the book. The hero and heroine meet when the hero becomes restless and decides to travel to the east coast to see the sea. Having already become involved when a group a men threaten a woman and child on the train he was traveling on, the hero arrives at the heroine’s bed and breakfast to find her also being threatened. Without going into any more plot ...more
Ashley
This is my first book of the series but I didn’t have too much problem understanding what was going on. I probably would have a better understanding of who certain people in his family are but I don’t feel it's necessary to read the first two books to understand this story.

This story starts off slowly with Geordie MacEnroy deciding if he wants to make the trip to see the ocean. He is doubting his choices of going because he doesn't want to leave his brothers and their families. He changes his m
...more
Virginia Tican
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This should have been 4 stars but if way much lesser works by charlatans and mediocre writers and wannabes of the genre have been given 5 star ratings by their sycophants... this is the least that I can do for a Tried and True author who really knows her stuff.

This is the 3rd book of the continuing saga of the "diaspora~ed" McEnroys. Geordie had a hankering to answer the siren call of the sea and their crippled youngest brother Robbie wanted to go with him in accompanying family friend, James D
...more
Sheila Kaye
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Scotsman Who Swept Me Away is the third book in Hannah Howell's Seven Brides/Seven Scotsmen Series. I haven't read the first two books in the series so it took me several chapters to become engrossed in the period romance. Once I was hooked, I couldn't put it down. Geordie MacEnroy leaves his large family to travel from the Ozarks to the coast of Maine with his brother Robbie and friend James because he craves time by the Atlantic Ocean. They happen upon Mehitabel, Bella, Ampleford and her B ...more
Glittergirl
Geordie MacEnroy is one of the seven brothers who emigrated to the Ozarks from Scotland. Two of the brothers are married and they are busy building their lives and collecting orphan children and making their own. Geordie has a yearning to see the ocean so he sets off to see the Atlantic with his younger brother Robbie who's recovering from being beaten and crippled by Rebel soldiers. Their friend James is returning home to Maine so they tag along. This is the set up for this edition of the Ameri ...more
Amanda Larsen
This is the first book I've read by this author. I have heard great things about her and was excited to read this story. Unfortunately, I had a tough time with this book. I'm not sure if it was difficult for me to read because I hadn't read the first 2 books in the series or if it was just this story. I hate to say this, however, I almost quit reading it several times. I am glad that I stuck with it though, because almost halfway through the book the story did pick up for me. I enjoyed the inter ...more
MIPat
Jul 30, 2019 marked it as to-read
Hannah Howell is one of my favorite authors and the Seven Brides/Seven Scotsman series is my favorite series so far. The Scotsman Who Swept Me Away is the third book in the series. This story is focused on Geordie, who has a need to sit by the ocean. When James, brother to his sister-in-law, stops to visit on his return to Maine, Geordie and Robbie join him. Robbie needs to test himself after the crippling injuries he received during the war. The journey is eventful and the three travelers end b ...more
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
2,150 followers
Hannah Dustin Howell is a best-selling American author of over 40 historical romance novels. Many of her novels are set in medieval Scotland. She also writes under the names Sarah Dustin, Sandra Dustin, and Anna Jennet (see below).

She has also used the following pseudonyms:
Anna Jennet, Sarah Dustin and Sandra Dustin

Other books in the series

Seven Brides for Seven Scotsmen (3 books)
  • The Scotsman Who Saved Me (Seven Brides for Seven Scotsmen #1)
  • When You Love a Scotsman (Seven Brides for Seven Scotsmen #2)