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Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband

(Daughters of the Glen #1)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  6,290 ratings  ·  319 reviews
SCOTLAND, 1272. Connor MacKiernan, a descendant of the Fae Prince, is a warrior who lives only for honor and duty. Though he's vowed never to marry, that's exactly what he must do to save his sister. Enter a little Faerie magic, and the search for a bride is on. DENVER, 2007. Caitlyn Coryell is having a really bad day -- she just discovered her fiance with another woman! I ...more
Paperback, 356 pages
Published June 26th 2007 by Pocket Books
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Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (SLOW)

★★★★★5 Fantastic Stars★★★★★

Loved it! Loved it! Loved it ! This book was just super adorable! Thirty Nights with a highland Husband is one of those rare gems that most of my GR friends haven't had the pleasure of discovering it but they really really should ! So I'm going to try my best to explain this well so you can basically get a gist of the whole thing.

The book stars off with a prologue full of Fae magic and true love which kind of lays down the basic foundation of the Fae world or as an
Jan 09, 2017 rated it did not like it
What can I tell you about this book? I was very excited to read it but result was very disappointing.

Storytelling was bad, heroine was a frustrating damsel in distress with no sense of danger, plot was weak with plenty of miscommunication issues and brought nothing new when it comes to historical romance genre. I could probably go on, but simply said, this book and I did not connect.

The only thing that kept me reading was chemistry between Cate & Connor and my curiosity to see how the story wou
Aisling Zena
3.5 stars

So far I think I have read about 6 books(could be more)from different authors about time travelling Scotsmen. Maybe they should have their own genre. It's most definitely an intriguing premise and as usual it sucked me in.


Overall I really liked this book. I liked the premise and the beginning which explains how the Fae got involved and why they help their descendant.

Cate seemed to just take everything in her stride.. No hysterics, no screaming, no disbelief at the prospect of being ta
Jane Stewart
Heroine illogical and stupid. Conflicts were based on inaccurate assumptions. Nothing different or special enough.


The Setting:
Long ago Prince of the Fae, Pol, fell in love with a human Rose. They had three daughters. The descendants of these daughters would have a rose birthmark which was their link to the faerie world and the occasional use of faerie powers. In 1272 Scotland, Connor swore he would never marry because his fiancé left him to marry his no-good Uncle Artair. He felt wom
Apr 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own, ibooks, favorites
I feel like a cheat. I want to give this book five stars because it centers around a theme I love so much, and that theme by the way usually comes in the form of a tall, muscular Highlander in a kilt. Honestly, my obsession is obviously not healthy, but who cares. I blame Jamie Fraser for stealing my heart.

But, why did I not give this book five stars? Well, simply because Mayhue left too many lose ends. I mean, I can understand if they would serve a function later on in the series, but in this b
Dec 23, 2011 rated it did not like it
Goodreads recommended this one to me, presumably because I liked the Outlander series, and so it assumed I would like more Scottish time traveling romance. I was willing to concede that Goodreads might have a point, so I gave it a try.

Goodreads, you lose. I like romance just fine, but it seems I'm not a fan of Romance as a genre. Or at least this particular variety of it. The book does not feature characters; it features character sketches who like to roll their eyes over the ridiculousness of,
Feb 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
2 1/2 Stars

Really bad. This book is poorly written, incredibly stupid, and the protagonist is a nit-wit, who has completely no backbone or self worth. Having said all that, I must be the nit-wit for reading this terrible book or just incredibly desperate for something to read.

Look, I have no problem with keeping my suspension of disbelief solidly in place, even with the most unlikely and idiotic of plots. I also can't get enough of romantic adult fairytales, but this book really proves that I do
One chapter more
Aug 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was supposed to take me out of the reading slump... It didn't as you can see, but I still liked it.
Even if it was sweet and unrealistic at times, and I am not meaning the act of travel in time but other occurrences. But I think that's what you need in books like this, however I have checked the summary for the book no 2 and am not really sure if it's going to do me anything...
Oh well.
Reading slump is a bitch.
Jessica Buwalda
Aug 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Oh my lord I want to travel to Scotland. Scratch that I simply want Connor. An emotional man fill with duty and pride and wants to protect those that he loves. I swooned. I still swoon. I have no clue where to start. How about a tall sexy guy showing up in your room right after you finally find your self confidence to end your horrible relationship and become a little adventurous. And then, he takes you away to the 1200s. Where men fight for women, fight with swords, protect their family, have p ...more
Nov 05, 2012 rated it liked it
While not my favorite book, I did enjoy it. Mayhue make steps toward moving away from other Highlander-themed romances I'd read in the past. It was refreshing to see the book begin without the woman, Cate, be forced into a relationship that she doesn't want. Instead of being encouraged to make the best of her situation, because after all she's just a weak little woman who can't possibly be of help, Cate is relied upon to get the male protagonist (Connor) out of a tough situation. Instead of Cate ...more
Another first time author for this reader and it didn't disappoint. It was a time travel historical romance that was witty, loveable and nice.

Although I didn't care too much for the narration, the plot was nice and I understood where the author was going with the story.

Aug 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
There is an old Scottish legend of a magical Glen where the human daughters of Fae Prince Pol can draw power from their Fae blood. The legend protects all daughters in the line for as long as a single drop of Pol’s blood remains.

Caitlyn (Cate) Coryell has fallen into a rut. She is educated, successful, intelligent, financially secure, and has a loving family. She also enjoys a demanding career with her family’s Colorado based business. Unfortunately, her love life is her downfall. She is engaged
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: secret-santa
I love this book and can never get enough of it.

- Loved the story of the origin og the daughters of the glenn

- I loved how the heroine didn't hesitate to come to the hero's aid even if she was tepsy, and how the hero vowed to protect her.

- Usually the time travel related stories I've read ranged between Meh and good, but I loved this one.

- Hated the uncle and his bitch of a wife, though the cousin's were a shock (the good was bad and the bad was good)

- Loved the aunt and the sister

- I loved how
Feb 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2008
I ocassionally like to read a bit of time-travel romance, so when I saw this one come through the library I thought I would give it a go. It is the first in a trilogy and is the author's debut. She is IMO an author to watch. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. There was truly a great chemistry between Caitly and Connor and you were rooting for them the whole book (as least I was). I have put her next book, Highland guardian, on my must read list. Hugely satisfying story.
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was fun from the very beginning. It starts in Scotland a long, long, long, long time ago and involved a human and a faerie and a death and a curse and true love. Then we move forward in time to 1272, still Scotland, and we meet Connor MacKiernan. He is a descendant of the Fae Prince. He serves King Alexander and loves being a soldier for the King. But his uncle, the laird of his clan, wants to marry Connor's little sister to a horrible old man. In order for Connor to take custody of hi ...more
Lisa P
Oct 07, 2018 rated it liked it
I usually enjoy a good historical romance involving Highlanders and time travel. This book is definitely not Outlander, but a fun, quick, enjoyable read nonetheless. The female lead was a bit too wishy-washy for my taste. One minute she was a tough, take charge kind of gal; and the next minute she was wimpy and timid. However, there were many other colorful characters to enjoy. I particularly enjoyed the fae element involved in this book, and look forward to seeing how this weaves into the rest ...more
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I Give this Book a 3.5/5 Star Rating, Listing as 4.

This is a series in reread over and over again, while I enjoy the series, they aren’t the best I’ve read in these genre(s):
Time Travel & Highlander.

HEA(?): Yes.
Heat: 3/5
Romance: 3-3.5/5
Suspense: 2.5/5
Drama: 3.5-4/5

Not my favorite female, very weak & cowardice, and her personality is not my favorite.
This book could’ve been much better, but I still enjoy it.

Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was so, so worried about the ending but man was it fantastic. A good addition to time travel romances.
Jennifer Rayment
Feb 09, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of scottish time travel romances
I've decided I am going to put this note before each of my reviews. I have absolutely no background in literature, writing or reviewing. I am just a Librarian with a love for a good story. The opinions in the following review are ONLY my OPINIONS. I am not commenting on the writers ability since well -- I am not a writer and never will be. If you are the author of this book, my opinion is just that and not a judgment against you!

This is the 1st in a series titled "Daughters of the Glen" about t
Mar 08, 2011 rated it liked it
This story of Melissa Mayhue brought me home again, somehow it speaks of the novels written long ago, the ones I read when I was a teenager. Filled with romance, adventure and family it instantly made me want to snuggle up on the couch and let myself be swiped away to times that echo with long forgotten voices.

Caitlyn is at a juncture in her life, will she marry a man who is just interested in her for the connections her father has or will she finally find the strength and live her life the way
Katie ®
4.5 stars!

Caitlyn is engaged to be married and her wedding is in 1 week! She catches her fiancé with his secretary... She goes home and sulks, deciding to try on her new clothes that she bought for their honeymoon. However, after she has drank a little whiskey and is dressed in skimpy pajamas she meets Connor, a knight from the 13th century. He just appeared in her bedroom begging for her help. He wants her to go with him to his time, and marry him long enough to gain King Arthur the III's permi
May 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Women who like kilts, soft hearts, women who have been cheated on
Recommended to Leanne by:
I did like this book. I really liked A Highlander of Her Own better.

Connor MacKiernan was an unusual hero that I couldn't find all that attractive. I can't imagine him even staying under the same roof as the woman who had hurt him so much that it damaged him for other women - but he does. If it wasn't for Caitlyn Coryell's character and story, I probably would have put this one down. I loved the ending and how everything was wrapped up. I even look forward to reading about Connor's sister. (I u
C. Erani Kole
May 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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2.5-3 stars. Light, easy read about a woman who travels through time and temporarily marries a Scotsman, only to fall in love with him. He is instantly attracted to her aswell, but because of bad history with another woman, he has decided to not trust any woman ever again. There are a lot of conflicts and dramas going on through the book, one of them being that someone tries to kill the main character.

I didn't like any of the characters that much. It was hard to take most of them seriously, beca
Mar 29, 2011 rated it liked it
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Sparker Pants
Feb 25, 2009 rated it really liked it
Sweet god, this was AMAZING. I mean, when you see a shirtless dude in a kilt (which did not exist in 13th century Scotland, I am pretty sure; I know they at least did not start with the family/clan specific tartans until centuries later) on the back cover, cavorting around with a lady in modern lingerie- you KNOW that only amazing things are going to exist within the pages.

Delicious, historically-inaccurate brain candy of the very best variety; I give it four stars of awesome for rollicking rid
Jun 07, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: historical-rom
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L Bongiorno
Nov 14, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: action, fae, magic, historical
More like 2.5. Sometimes I wonder how these women ever make it to true love. I would have told him off then to kiss off when he continued ignoring me, being rude, locking me away in my room, and isolating me after I came to a new time, and place to help him - all alone. What an Ass!!! Then she is the one apologizing all the time?!? Plus, her not speaking up sooner about the rocks and going off alone to explore after she suspected a bad plot against her...stupid. They also didn't put together the ...more
Elizabeth Jane
Apr 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ok, I'll say it: I'm a bit of a romance novel snob. I believe there HAS to be a certain level of angst, danger, plot twists, anger, and of course, paranormal activity. (Granted, I've read romance novels without paranormal additions that I completely loved, but the paranormal angle makes it SO much better! Well, only if the author is excellent with integrating it like Ms. Mayhue!) Also, even though romance novels are pretty well known for their love scenes, I'm not a fan of them taking up the maj ...more
May 26, 2010 rated it liked it
I've had this one to read for awhile but the series got very mixed reviews so I found myself passing over it when I was looking for something to read. This was a pretty good story so I'll continue on with the series. It helped the hero Highlander was named Connor, I always love a Highlander named Connor!
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Melissa Mayhue lives in Colorado, in the shadow of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, with her family, two insanely spoiled dogs, one domineering cat, a turtle with an attitude, and way too many fish in their aquarium. If any one thing is obvious about the books I like best, it's that I love my Happy Ever After endings!!

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