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Scandal´s Splendor (Highland Heather Romancing A Scot #4) by Collette Cameron. + ARC Review

Title: Scandal's Splendor (Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Book 4)
Author: Collette Cameron
Release Date: November 30, 2016
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing, LLC
Genre: Regency Romance
Format: Ebook

A determined Scottish lady

Seonaid Ferguson, a lady of Craiglocky Keep, is through with London’s Marriage Mart. After learning she has the second sight, the haut ton attempts to exploit her abilities. Even though it means she condemns herself to spinsterhood, Seonaid sets a desperate course to rid herself of her gift turned curse. As she rushes home from England, a snowstorm strands her in a crowded inn with the last man she ever wished to see again. A handsome French baron who once thought her a courtesan. And just her misfortune, only he stands between her and certain harm.

An honorable French nobleman

Jacques, Monsieur le baron de Devaux-Rousset, ventures to Scotland to oversee his new investment; a silver mine near Craiglocky. Only a handsome profit will save his family's destitute estate in France. But when the mine is beset with one problem after another, Jacques must instead search for an heiress to wed. He certainly should not be falling in love with the lovely, spirited sister of Laird Ewan MacTavish, a lass whose dowry is insufficient to restore his ancestral home. Nor should he consider, even for a moment, her risqué, but deliciously tempting scheme to rid her of the second sight.

A danger most dire

Matters are torn from their hands when a dangerous adversary vows to expose Seonaid as a witch, just as Jacques's problems at the mine escalate into deadly violence. Is it by chance, or a dark design, that both of them are beset at once? Dare Jacques and Seonaid throw caution aside and forge a future together?In this follow-up to the acclaimed military science fiction thriller.

Seonaid Ferguson is on her way back to the Scottish highlands and her beloved family.  She has the so called gift of second sight,  but after visions her hit her in public she has been treated like a cheap gypsy fortune teller.   She would like nothing more than to lose this gift forever.  To know when bad things are going to happen but be unable to stop them is a torment. 
Jacques,  Monsieur le Baron de Devaux- Rousset is hoping to restore his family home in France with the silver from a mine in Scotland.  A man he worked with during the war lives nearby and has offered to help. 
The journey through a highland winter storm brings many dangers,  not all of them from the weather.  Sometimes the fellow passengers are decidedly unpleasant. 
Our heroine is in more danger than she knows when her abilities are seen by some to be the devils work. 
Our hero had more than one reason to travel to the highlands.  The beautiful woman he met in Paris is in his mind much more than he will admit, even to himself. 
A wonderful journey to discover just what is really important in life.  Lots of danger, emotion and excitement.  Our author draws you right into the lives of her characters right from the first page to the last. 
This is part of a series where our protagonists met in a previous story,  but it is still easily read as a stand alone. 
I loved it.

Meet the Author:

An escapee from the Pacific Northwest’s rainy, gray coast, COLLETTE CAMERON believed teaching her destiny until she dared to tap out her first novel.

She’s been enthralled with writing ever since.

Blessed with three spectacular children, fantastic fans, and a compulsive, over-active, and witty Muse who won’t stop whispering new romantic romps in her ear, she still lives in Oregon with her mini-dachshunds, though she dreams of living in Scotland part-time.

A bestselling, award-winning author, Collette pens Scottish and Regency historicals featuring rogues, rapscallions, rakes, and the intelligent, intrepid damsels who reform them. You’ll always find dogs, birds, occasionally naughty humor, and a dash of inspiration in her sweet-to-spicy timeless romances.

A member of Novelist Inc., Romance Writers of America, as well as several RWA chapters including The Beau Monde, Hearts Through History, Celtic Hearts, Rose City Romance Writers, and the Greater Seattle Romance Writers, Collette admits to a quirky sense of humor, enjoys trivia and inspiring quotes, adores castles and anything cobalt blue, and is a self-confessed Cadbury chocoholic.

Her motto for life? You can’t have too much chocolate, too many hugs, too many flowers, or too many books. She’s thinking about adding shoes to that list.

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