The Highlander’s Christmas Bride

The Highlander's Christmas BrideClan Kendrick Book Two
Kensington Books
October 2019

In bestselling author Vanessa Kelly’s irresistible Clan Kendrick series, Christmas in the Highlands means family, celebration—and for one brother, the beginning of a passionate adventure . . .

Being thrown over by the man she expected to marry was humiliating enough. Now that Donella Haddon, grandniece of the Earl of Riddick, has also proven a failure as a nun, she has no choice but to return to her family’s estate. The brawny Highlander sent to escort her is brash, handsome, and the only thing standing between Donella and a gang of would-be kidnappers. But the scandal in her past can’t be so easily outrun . . .

Wealthy widower Logan Kendrick was expecting to meet a plain, pious spinster—not a gorgeous, sharp-tongued lass who can hold her own in any ambush. Though she’s known as the Flower of Clan Graham, Donella is no shrinking violet. In fact, she might be the perfect woman to bring happiness back to his lonely little son’s life, just in time for Christmas.  But first he must protect her from ugly gossip and a mysterious threat—and convince her that their wild, unexpected desire is heaven sent.

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“Kelly’s delightful, trope-filled romp summons up many emotions. It’s exciting, funny, smart, a little heartbreaking, and completely charming. Donella and Logan’s large, lovable, and sometimes exasperating families include familiar faces for fans of Kelly’s previous novels, including The Highlander Who Protected Me (2018), while newcomers won’t mind playing a little who’s-who catch-up. A wonderful Christmas romance.” ~Starred review, Booklist

“Ms. Kelly is a master storyteller who slowly teases out the backstory for both Logan and Donella…fans of Scottish romances will definitely enjoy this one.” ~5 stars, NetGalley Member Reviews

“Vanessa Kelly has created yet another beautiful Kendrick love story. The wit, the humor, the banter is spectacular. The blossoming romance between Donella and Logan is exquisite.” ~5 stars, NetGalley Member Reviews