The Laird’s Secret by Linda Tyler #BookReview #BloodhoundBooks #4.5*

The Laird’s Secret is an emotional and moving historical romance which is the perfect read for fans of authors like, Danielle Steele, Julia Quinn and Fern Britton.

When trust has been destroyed, could you learn to love again? 

In 1953 life is getting back to normal after the war and Christina Camble is one of those looking to the future. But her trust in men is destroyed when she discovers her fiancé has a wife and child. She gives up her job and flat in a bid to escape London and moves to Scotland, where she hopes to get her life back on the right track. 

Christina’s expectation of a peaceful life is interrupted when she meets handsome but reserved Alex MacDonald, the Laird of Craiglogie, a man physically scarred and emotionally wrecked by his experiences in World War Two. As Christina and Alex cautiously get to know one another, she soon finds herself embroiled in his life and living in his house. 

Christina discovers she has made an enemy of family friend, Helen, who wants Alex for herself. As Helen sets her sights on Alex, she succeeds in driving a wedge between him and Christina. 

Will Alex and Christina find their happy ever after, and is it possible for two damaged people to ever learn to love and trust again?

Tremendously Enjoyable!

An absolutely delicious read, and one I enjoyed so very much!

Christina Camble thought she had found the love of her life when he gave her an engagement ring – only to be left in pieces when she found out he was already married with a child. Desperate for a new start, she is moving back home until she finds a new job and a new place to live – then her friend Vanessa invites her to stay in Scotland for a nice break. Perfect. When she encounters the pompous Alex MacDonald, Laird of the parish, who has a few demons of his own, there is more friction. As they begin a tentative friendship, Christina is very aware that family friend Helen has Alex earmarked for herself – and makes no secret of it. Will she get her way?

This is a delightful read, and so much more than ‘just’ a romance. Set in the fifties (when I was born) there is a plentitude of authentic references which brought back many memories. The scenery is described with attention to detail and I learned a lot about the history of my country, especially Edinburgh in the east (I’m in the west). This is a beautifully written story, but there is so much more to it and the cover is absolutely perfect for the content! Tremendously enjoyable and one which I found totally absorbing and has made me aware that this is an author worth following. Completely enchanting and easily believable, this is one I definitely recommend and am happy to give it 4.5*.

My thanks to the author both for requesting my review and for my copy; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: historical romance

Author Details

Linda Tyler’s debut novel, Revenge of the Spanish Princess, a swashbuckling romantic adventure set in the Mediterranean in the 1600s, was published in April 2020 by DC Thomson as a My Weekly Pocket Novel. Her second novel, The Laird’s Secret, a romance set in rural Scotland in the 1950s, was released in January 2021 by Bloodhound Books. She has another Pocket Novel coming out in March 2021, Summer Intrigue, a Regency romance involving a spy for Napoleon Bonaparte at a country house party. Linda has also had short stories published in the UK, the USA and Australia.

Born in London, she has a PhD in criminology and worked as a university lecturer and a practitioner in child law. Linda now lives on the edge of the Scottish Highlands, where she runs holiday accommodation and sings in a local choir.

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