The Highlander’s Holiday Wife

The Highlander's Holiday WifeClan Kendrick Book Five
Kensington Books
September 27, 2022

Filled with saucy wit, surprising twists, and unforgettable lovers, the latest novel in USA Today bestselling author Vanessa Kelly’s captivating historical romance series puts the most levelheaded Kendrick at the center of a passionate and perilous adventure . . .

It’s Christmastime in Edinburgh, but Lady Samantha Penwith’s secret mission takes no holiday: the Highlands-born lass vows to find the assailants who murdered her beloved husband, founder of a charitable school for orphaned boys. On her latest undercover excursion, she closes in on a pair of armed attackers and interrupts another assault, then disappears into the darkness, leaving the lone victim mystified—and lucky to be alive . . .

Braden Kendrick may be the sensible brother, yet the dedicated doctor routinely ignores the dangers of his late-night calls to the city’s slums. But when a fleet-footed rescuer saves his life, he’s determined to uncover the stranger’s identity. And once he does, he’ll find himself facing his own past loss for the first time—and more than willing to risk his heart again, just in time to make the Clan Kendrick’s Christmas celebrations more festive than ever . . .

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“A widow and a doctor pair up to solve a mystery in Kelly’s page-turning fifth Clan Kendrick novel…fast-paced and tension-filled, this adventurous Regency will have readers hooked.” ~Publishers Weekly

“The Highlander’s Holiday Wife is an effervescent, refreshing romance…Vanessa Kelly writes adventurous, mysterious, vivacious romances that capture your imagination and heart.” ~4 stars, Reading Rebels Reviews

“This beautiful book whisked me away and gave me quite a grand adventure. Murder, intrigue,  kidnapping, betrayal, and second chance romance await. And of course Clan Kendrick to the rescue. What an unputdownable tale.” ~Michelle The PA Loves to Read