The Highlander’s Irish Bride

The Highlander's Irish BrideClan Kendrick Book Four
Kensington Books
July 2021

Meet the most respectable member of the Kendrick Clan in bestselling author Vanessa Kelly’s intoxicating series—and the independent woman who has stolen his heart . . .

Miss Kathleen Calvert may be the daughter of an Irish aristocrat, but she has no intention of acting like one. All she desires is to return to her family’s estate to raise horses and manage her father’s magnificent gardens. But when a scandal threatens her reputation, her parents order her to a remote Scottish estate, hoping she will finally learn to behave like a proper lady. To make matters worse, her escort is a handsome Highlander who just happens to be the most boring man in all of Scotland . . .

After a youth of dangerous and wild escapades, Grant Kendrick surprised his family—and himself—by becoming a successful businessman and the most respectable Kendrick brother. But does that matter, when the beautiful and free-spirited Kathleen deems him a stodgy bore? Luckily, he gets the chance to prove her wrong when their carriage is ambushed by thieves. But it will take all his ingenuity to protect the beautiful lass who has stormed her way into his heart—and to convince her that a life with him will be a love-filled adventure . . .

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“Vanessa Kelly does it again! The Highlander’s Irish Brideserves up a page-turning tale that will keep you awake late into the night. Kelly’s witty, loveable characters come alive and the vibrant sense of time and place make this rollicking Highland story a keeper that you won’t soon forget!” ~Bestselling author Minerva Spencer

“There’s a lovely poignancy to the scenes where the couple bonds over the things they do share: love of family, devotion to siblings, deep-seated sadness over the loss of parents. Grant and Kathleen are surrounded by quite a bit of drama and chaos as their romance progresses (people are held at gunpoint multiple times, and there’s a love triangle that gets delightfully convoluted) but Kelly uses their growing love as an anchor, grounding all the excitement in something real and warm and lovely.” ~BookPage

“Lots of twists and turns, adventure, passion, and humor…this fast-paced page turner is a riveting adventure!”~Books and Benches Top Pick

“A captivating and immersive read…this is a great addition to the Clan Kendrick series and will appeal to readers who like historical romance with independent and slightly accident-prone heroines, swoon-worthy heroes, and an interesting story-line.” ~4 stars, One Book More

“The chemistry between Grant and Kathleen…was truly beautiful. I absolutely could not get enough of the story and highly recommend it.” ~5 stars, Tartan Book Reviews

“Ms. Kelly does a fine job of creating charming characters that engage the reader…it’s one you will find that will distract you from all the craziness that is today’s world.” ~Books, Cooks, Looks

“This charming and witty book will have you flipping through the pages long into the night.” ~Gwendalyn’s Books

“The Highlander’s Irish Bride is an excellent romance with sizzling chemistry…highly recommended for historical fiction and romance readers alike.” ~5 stars, Debjani’s Thoughts

“What a splendidly enchanting tale…Kathleen and Grant are so perfectly matched that watching them fall for each other is just pure bliss.” ~5 stars, Michelle the PA

“Mix in a bit of a mystery with the well-developed characters and romance…for a fun romp through Scotland, I wholeheartedly recommend this title.” ~4 stars, Novels Alive

“A fun story with a level of intrigue mixed in. I also really love stories with a large, quirky family and this series delivers! Definitely recommend if you enjoy Highland romance!” ~A Girl Reads Books