The latest in bestselling author Vanessa Kelly’s intoxicating Clan Kendrick series shines a light on the most respectable member of the Kendrick clan—and the independent woman who stole 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 . . .
Praise for The Highlander’s English Bride
“A thoroughly satisfying happy ending.”
I love this series. The Kendrick brothers, survived the death of their parents with the help of their Grandda Angus and the oldest brother Nick. So far the oldest four brothers have found their HEA, and this is Grants story.
Grant Kendrick has become a man who works to much. He’s taken it upon himself to make sure the Glasgow office of the family business runs as efficiently as it can. He will be taking over when Royal moves with his family. Grant has been out of sorts and bored with his life. He didn’t know just how much until he met Kathleen Calvert.
The last thing Kathleen wants is to spend the winter in Scotland, but with the possible scandal looming she’s given no choice. She longs to return to Ireland and spend her days gardening and with her horses. She certainly does not need the likes of Grant Kendrick to mess with her thoughts and think he can tell her what she is to do.
With ruffians on the loose and and a stowaway, Kathleen and Grant must work together to stay safe and manage to not fall for each other.
This is not a standalone book and should be read in order of the series. Be prepared to laugh, cry and route for the Kendrick brothers HEA!
Kelly pens another Kendrick winner!
Book: The Highlander’s Irish Bride
By Vanesssa Kelly
Series: Clan Kendrick , Book #4
Publisher: Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing
Release Date: July 27, 2021
Book Rating: 5/5 stars
Blog Rating: 5/5 Saltire Stars
Kathleen Calvert ‘s latest unladylike behavior and scandalous stunt was absolutely appalling, according to her prudish and snobbish stepmother, Lady Helen Gorey! This will harm and cause their Irish noble family an embarrassing scandal! Also it will ruin their reputation so her stepmother claimed! Now her father Lord Gorey allowed his second wife to punish his daughter and gave the discipline reins to her. She even insults Kathleen’s perfect looks, telling her to use lemon juice to fade her adorable freckles! On top of that, telling Kathleen she is lucky she doesn’t have red hair like most Irish women, something her dead biological mother had! It is no wonder she detests her fathers second wife!
Now Kathleen’s latest escapade could possibly harm her brother Richard’s chances for a betrothal, to Lord Bevington’s daughter, Melinda. Now her friend the Duchess of Leverton, Gillian Penley, (My Fair Princess) comes to the rescue and agrees that Kathleen should remain out of sight for awhile to keep tongues from wagging . Kathleen automatically thinks she will return to the country of her birth and go to Ireland. A place she misses so much as all she cares about Ireland, horses, and her best friend Denny. It is decided Kathleen must go convalescent in Scotland, however she will assist her newly married cousin Sabrina, her husband Graeme Kendrick, ( The Highlander’s English Bride) to assist them with their newborn bairn. Now Kathleen is happy to see her cousin, but absolutely horrified to help them care for their newborn bairn! Kathleen has always been uncomfortable around bairns and terrified she might drop them or not cradle their head correctly. In addition their slippery bodies feels like a fish out of water! At least Kathleen’s friend the Duchess, will provide as her companion to Glasgow. Plus Gillian had always wanted to meet her cousin Vicky Kendrick, countess of Arnprior (The Highlander’s Princess Bride). This will be before Kathleen has to go to the cold, isolated, highlands.Except days later they realize that Kathleen’s sixteen year old stepsister Jeannie is a stowaway in a hidden luggage compartment on their carriage. Now her dragon of a stepmother will definitely blame Kathleen, even though she had no inclination of this crazy plan her stepsister made!
It is decided Grant Kendrick will be Kathleen’s guard and escort to the highlands from Glasgow. He is the twin of his brother Greame,and has become a very worthy and prosperous businessman and he is definitely unstoppable where it comes to making money! Now his matchhmaking family can’t seem to keep their noses out of his life! They all love him and feel Grants needs more out of life than just work! He is very disagreeable with this concept even though he and his brother were wild rogues in the past. Grant Kendrick is also the dullest man in Scotland in Kathleens’s eyes. Yet after they are attacked by highwaymen he plans to show her a different side of himself and open his heart. Will Grant be able to tame this wild tiger Kathleen?As they say opposites attract, but are they really all that different?As the attraction is instant they both feel the moment they meet. Readers will feel the chemistry between dull and boring money maker Grant and Kathleen, the non conformist, free thinking lass, who just wants to spread her wings and fly! Will Grant be able to tame this free spirited Lass and open his heart? Read and find out
Again Vanessa Kelly pens another Kendrick novel that totally captured my heart. I loved the free spirited heroine that follows her own tune and couldn’t care less about society and their suffocating rules. I was also captivated by her tender heart for the ones she loved. She knew she was being a wee bit naughty, but would never hurt anyone in the process. She was only enjoying life to the fullest degree, that some closed minded individuals would call a kook, eccentric, or crazy. People called Albert Einstein by these same exact names! Of course the Kendrick’s are hilarious again, especially the matchmaking Grandfather Angus who I always adore and is a definite scene stealer in every Kendrick book! Jeannie reminded me of myself as I too was bratty and self absorbed as many teenagers are. My mother always told me she wanted to give me away when I was fifteen, so her antics I thought were hilarious and was a great addition to this tale.
The heroine, Kathleen just wanted to take life by storm and enjoy every wonderful moment life has to offer. This was so beautiful and eloquently written in a articulate manner, which is also impressive, that was absolutely extraordinary. The chemistry between Grant and Kathleen was like a moth to a flame, which was truly beautiful. I absolutely could not get enough of the story and highly recommend it,
Clan Kendrick Series by Vansssa Kelly
1)The Highlander Who Protected Me
2)The Highlander’s Christmas Bride
3)The Highlander’s English Bride
4)The Highlander’s Irish Bride
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