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Callie Hutton

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Verk av Callie Hutton

The Elusive Wife (2013) 71 exemplar
A Study in Murder (2020) 53 exemplar
The Bookseller and the Earl (2019) 40 exemplar
The Duke's Quandary (2014) 34 exemplar
The Sign of Death (2021) 32 exemplar
The Mystery of Albert E. Finch (2022) 25 exemplar
For the Love of the Viscount (2017) 20 exemplar
A Run for Love (2011) 19 exemplar
Seducing the Marquess (2016) 17 exemplar
The Baron's Betrayal (2015) 16 exemplar
A Scandalous Portrait (2020) 16 exemplar
An Angel in the Mail (2012) 15 exemplar
Marrying the Wrong Earl (2017) 14 exemplar
The Lady's Disgrace (2014) 13 exemplar
Miss Merry's Christmas (2012) 12 exemplar
Denying the Duke (2017) 11 exemplar
His Rebellious Lass (2019) 11 exemplar
The Highlander's Choice (2015) 11 exemplar
Wagering for Miss Blake (2018) 11 exemplar
The Pursuit of Mrs. Pennyworth (2018) 10 exemplar
For the Love of the Baron (2018) 8 exemplar
The Earl's Return (2016) 7 exemplar
For the Love of the Marquess (2017) 7 exemplar
A Tumble Through Time (2013) 7 exemplar
Captivating the Earl (2018) 6 exemplar
Death and Deception (2022) 6 exemplar
Oklahoma Lovers Boxset #1-3 (2019) 6 exemplar
The Doctor and the Libertine (2020) 4 exemplar
A Scot to Wed (2020) 4 exemplar
The Artist and the Rake (2020) 4 exemplar
Lady Pamela and the Gambler (2020) 4 exemplar
Wild Western Women Ride Again : 5-Book Collection (2014) — Bidragsgivare; Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar
For the Love of the Lady (2018) 4 exemplar
Emma's Journey (2013) 3 exemplar
An Inconvenient Arrangement (2021) 3 exemplar
A Lady's Trust (2021) 3 exemplar
Julia: Bride of New York (2015) 3 exemplar
Homicide at the Vicarage (2023) 3 exemplar
For the Love of the Duke (2018) 3 exemplar
Governess Romance: 10 Historical Romance Excerpts (2015) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar
The Surprise Brides: CALEB (2016) 2 exemplar
Stephen's Bride (2016) 2 exemplar
The McCoy Brothers Boxed Set (2019) 2 exemplar
Oregon Trail Boxed Set (2019) 1 exemplar
Daniel's Desire (2012) 1 exemplar
A Rose for Laura (2021) 1 exemplar


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Newark, New Jersey, USA
Newark, New Jersey, USA
Oklahoma, USA
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[from author's website]
USA Today bestselling author, Callie Hutton, author of more than sixty historical romance, romantic suspense, and cozy mystery books, writes humorous and spicy Regency with “historic elements and sensory details” (The Romance Reviews). With a million novels sold and translated into several languages, she continues to entrance readers with her heartfelt historical romances and mysteries. Her Victorian cozy mystery book, The Sign of Death was a finalist in the Simon and Schuster Mary Higgins Clark award in 2022.



Craig MacKay is a highly skilled warrior. He’s handsome, he’s brave, he’s intelligent, he’s honorable, and the ladies love him as much as he loves them. He has always claimed he’ll never marry – so – what is he doing volunteering to marry the woman to whom his brother is betrothed? His brother, Robin, their Laird, is in love with another woman. Robin will marry the woman to whom he is betrothed out of honor, but he’ll be miserable – and Craig knows it. It was an arranged marriage that was foisted upon Robin and Craig is pretty sure the betrothed’s brother won’t care which MacKay brother marries his sister as long as one of them does. Turns out he is right – and he has a new bride.

Lady Lenora Gunn Gordon is a widow and the sister of Laird David Gunn. Lenora’s world is one of abuse and distrust. The males who should have protected and cared for her used her as a punching bag instead. Her father didn’t even recognize her when he saw her in the hallway, David beat her and then married her off to an abusive husband who also beat and raped her, and after her husband died David took over the abuse again. No, Lenora does not trust any man – and never will. She has no choice but to accept the change in betrotheds, and why should she care since it has all been her brother’s choice? This MacKay will be just one more man to control and abuse her.

I enjoyed getting to know Lenora and Craig as they negotiated their way over the many pitfalls along the way to their HEA. Lenora fought a hard battle to keep from coming to trust and love Craig, but it was one she couldn’t win. Craig was always kind, caring, concerned, and interested and he wore her down – she couldn’t help coming to care for him. The same was true for Craig. He never expected to come to care for the termagant who became his wife. He expected they would both lead their individual lives. I enjoyed seeing the two work through their differences.

I missed reading the first book in this series and will begin reading it as soon as I finish writing this review. That means that I really enjoyed this book – and that this book can be read as a standalone. You’ll want to read the first book, but you don’t have to enjoy this one.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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BarbaraRogers | May 14, 2024 |
Clumsy girl declares her independence from the Ton and purchases a bookstore in Bath. Then the widowed Earl strolls in, looking for books on sign language and she's intrigued.
nancynova | May 1, 2024 |
Dull. Perfunctory prose didn’t create any interest in or tension between MCs. “Just the facts, ma’am.”
mimji | 3 andra recensioner | Apr 20, 2024 |
*** 4.5 out of 5 Stars ***

This was another delightfully entertaining story of the Sutherlands of Dornoch. I have enjoyed all of the books in the series, but this one was particularly sweet and poignant.

Lady Donella Sutherland is the slow-witted sister to the Laird of the Sutherlands, Haydon Sutherland. Haydon dotes on Donella but has low expectations of her. That was not always the case. Once upon a time, Donella was vivacious, happy, curious, and interested in everything around her. Then, around her fourteenth year, something happened to her and she became vague, sad, and disinterested in everything around her. Haydon doesn’t know what to do or how to help her, so he just loves her and lets her be. That is how it goes until she trips and hits her head, which brings her back to being the way she was. She was, however, very lucky to have someone catch her.

Callum Gunn has been turned out by his clan because his vicious brother has spread lies about him. Fraser, his brother and newly minted Laird claims that Callum caused their father’s death. He didn’t, but Fraser won’t listen. So, Callum leaves his clan and wanders around a bit looking for a new home. He likes the Sutherland clan because they are honest and trustworthy in their dealings, so he petitions the Laird to become a member of the Sutherland clan. Haydon is just declining the request when Donella trips on the stone stairs and Callum dashes to catch and save her. After that, Callum becomes a member of the Sutherlands – but Haydon is still wary of him.

I love Callum and Donella together – he is so sweet and gentle with her as she remembers and has to deal with what happened to her in the past. He never rushes her and always allows her the space she needs – but he’s always close enough to support her should she need it. I also love that Donella respects Callum for who he is and doesn’t buy into those silly rumors for even a second.

I thoroughly enjoyed the short, entertaining story and I hope you will as well.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own
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BarbaraRogers | Dec 21, 2023 |


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