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Today I’m sharing a snippet from Sophia Nye‘s book A Highland Autumn.
That last statement did it. She thrust her jaw out defiantly, jabbing his chest with her finger to punctuate her reply. “Did it ever occur to you that my stumbling in here was pure accident? I’m not just wandering the castle grounds looking for ways to annoy you. Did you not consider that I simply happened into the wrong room?”
Her words struck Ronan unexpectedly. He pulled her into his arms, grabbing her finger off his chest and enclosing her hand in his. Her bluster cooled instantly, leaving her lips parted mid-speech.
ABOUT THE BOOK
When a fiery, red-haired Englishwoman falls for the laird’s charming, off-limits son, their passion ignites a fire that threatens to engulf the clan.
Ronan Calder, eldest son of Clan Calder’s laird, is going to stay as far away from marriage as he can get. After losing his mother and beloved sister during childbirth, Ronan knows there is no way he could ever inflict such a fate upon any woman. Things get a little complicated when he meets the enchanting new scholar and mistakes her for his future bride.
Adelina Matheson has every intention of becoming the first female scholar at Oxford, and the quick wit to prove it. The only thing she’s missing is permission to attend lectures. When the masters challenge Adelina to serve as advisor to a Highland laird in exchange for entry, she is left with little choice. She agrees to the challenge – surely she can manage such a simple task to prove herself.
Except that once Adelina arrives at Calder Keep, she realizes that nothing about her task is simple. She must battle her alarming attraction to the laird’s handsome son while enduring the laird’s beastly temper. The only other Englishwoman is also her competition for Ronan’s affection, and the entire clan is under threat of attack at the upcoming Samhain celebration. Can Ronan and Adelina put aside their personal troubles and save Clan Calder, or will they doom the entire clan?
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Want to see what happens next in A Highland Autumn? Check out Ashley York’s blog next week.