November 22, 2020

A Highlander is Coming to Town by Laura Trentham

A Highlander is Coming to Town

by Laura Trentham

September 29, 2020
by St. Martin’s Press

Rating: 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Genre: Romance, Holiday, Chick Lit

The third book in the Highland, Georgia romantic comedy series from Laura Trentham, A Highlander is Coming to Town, full of love, laughs…and highlanders!

You better watch out. . .

Holt Pierson is dreading Christmas. His parents absconded to Florida for the season and left him to handle the family farm which will be his one day―whether he wants it or not. Driven by duty, Holt has always followed the path expected of him. But lately, he’s been questioning what he wants and where he belongs. Will assuming the responsibility of the Pierson farm make him happy or is there something―or someone―else out in the wider world calling to him?

To Claire Smythe, the Scottish lead singer of a touring band, Highland, Georgia, is the perfect place to hide . . .until a very handsome and deeply curious Holt begins to ask all the questions Claire doesn’t want to answer. As Holt draws Claire out from under and into the fabric of small-town life, can Claire put the past behind her and embrace the unexpected gifts of the season―including the new and lasting love?

My Thoughts

This book is a great pick as we are coming up on the holidays. The characters are perfectly relatable and enjoyable. Clare is trying to escape the big city and separate herself from the family name. She does so by moving to the first small town that comes to mind. It just so happens to be the same town that Holt lives in. Holt is a small-town farmer who has never really been to a big city. His only plan is to stay in Highland and take over the family farm. 

Clare, who ends up in Highland with no money or home, moves in with the ever-opinionated Ms. Meadows as a caretaker. I absolutely adore Ms. Meadows. She is an older woman but just as feisty as ever. She makes very clear that Holt is a no-good man that Clare should avoid at all cost. Honestly, the storyline feels like you’re watching a Hallmark movie. I always love a good Hallmark movie, but I had never gotten into the Holiday Romance books. This one was a bit of a game changer for me. 

This is the third book in the series, but it was easily read as a standalone. The first two books are set in this same world, so if you’re interested in learning more about characters’ backstories, you should check those out as well. I have them on my list to read already. I really liked Trentham’s writing style, and I am planning to look into more of her other series as well! 

I wanted to give a huge shout out to NetGalley, Laura Trentham, and St. Martin’s Press for the opportunity to read and honestly review this book as an ARC.  

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