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Once Upon a Highland Autumn [Kindle Edition]

Lecia Cornwall
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Megan McNabb would do anything to get out of marrying a man she does not love—even handfasting for a year and a day with an English stranger.

A mysterious letter draws Lord Kit Rossington to Scotland in search of a lost treasure. But the marriage-minded females he avoided in England follow him to the Highlands, and he'll do anything—even a temporary marriage with a Highland lass—to keep his freedom while he solves a mystery that's haunted Glen Dorian for almost a century.

Legends say a curse lurks among the shattered stones of Glen Dorian Castle. Will the love that is beginning to grow between Megan and Kit be able to withstand fate? For only the living, those with bold hearts and true love, can restore peace to Glen Dorian at last.



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About the Author

Lecia Cornwall lives and writes in Calgary, Canada, in the beautiful foothills of the Canadian Rockies, with five cats, two teenagers, a crazy chocolate Lab, and one very patient husband. She’s hard at work on her next book.


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  • File Size: 1259 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Avon Impulse (June 17, 2014)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FJ3CJYI
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,384 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Potential Unrealized~ July 22, 2014
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This review of Once Upon a Highland Autumn is the same review I wrote for Once Upon a Highland Summer because my thoughts about them is exactly the same. Once Upon a Highland Autumn and the prequel Once Upon a Highland Summer were both good tales. The reason I rated both of them a three is because Lecia Cornwall painted both of her lead men as weak willed, and who were intimidated by their counterparts. I had to struggle to like these men, neither one of them seemed to know their own mind. The leading women were strong but not overpowering so there was no need for the men to be such wimps. As I grew up with six manly brothers, and watched my sister endure marriage to a man who had no spine, perhaps I am pre-dispositioned to like strong, capable men.
I do not know if I would purchase another of Cornwall's books because I see the beginning of a pattern in these two tales which could prove fatal if she persists with this characterization of her heroes. If I have to struggle to like the men who are paired with lovely, sweet and pleasing women it nearly ruins the story for me no matter how great the potential, and there is potential! I would certainly enjoy books 3 & 4 should she decide to finish the family, and should she not neuter her heroes~
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fanciful July 26, 2014
By lark
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The synopsis provides a good background for this tale, and those who enjoy romantic fairy tales may well enjoy this story. Reviews indicate that there are several who did. But I had problems with it.

1. The earl is invited to dinner where he will meet the dowager countess and her daughters. Immediately upon introduction he's pounced on by the countess who proposes marriage to her daughter, Megan. No. Not even Mrs. Bliss is this outrageous.

2. His answer? A "horrified No!" I say no to that. Any nobleman who's traveled the ballrooms of London may think No! but will be adept at smoothly extricating himself from the situation.

3. Handfasting. In the 19th Century? Between nobility? Absolutely no. There may have been occasional instances of this happening in rural areas of Scotland during this time period, but not in this milieu. I knew about this handfasting when I began reading and I was intrigued, thinking there may be some unusual plot twist that would adequately explain it. But no, it's the same old handfasting and it just doesn't fly.

4. The first three were so contrived.

I've laid out the issues that bothered me about this story and which largely kept me from enjoying it. A reader who doesn't see these as problems may well enjoy the tale. As I said, it's fanciful.

Enjoy your reading! :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good story July 24, 2014
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I'd only read one other book by this author and I'm not sure why I haven't read more. That is definitely going to change now because of this book. Firstly let me say that I didn't read the first book in the series because it didn't get great reviews. It isn't necessary to have read it to be able to read this one. Our h is a Scottish heiress about to be taken to London for a season by her mother. To that end our h is subjected to all sorts of preparation, including having a chaperone train her out of her Scottish ways and having a new wardrobe made, amongst other things. Our h is in love with a poor, unsuitable man who has gone off to make his fortune so that he can come back and marry her. The H meanwhile is a handsome, much sought after English Earl, who escapes to the Highlands to look for a treasure that is mentioned in a letter found in his late uncle's possessions. When the H and h meet, they have a terrible first encounter where the h's grasping mother propose that the H marry her daughter. He very volubly reacts to this and offends the h. They do however then get to know each other better when the H begins looking for the treasure at a nearby ruined castle that the h loves to visit. Both of them are harassed by suitors and the h finally comes up with the idea of a handfasting to discourage interest in them both. It's to be an arrangement of convenience only and probably not legal. It leads to many unexpected complications that neither of them anticipated.

I don't think I've done the plot justice as the writer really put a lot of effort into the details and although it's not perfect, it's pretty close. I really do recommend this book and I've already purchased book 1 just because I enjoyed this one so much.

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I deducted a 1/2 star because of course the main characters consummated their relationship even though their future was not secure.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great second book June 29, 2014
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Really liked this book. It was a continuation of Once Upon a Highland Summer. This book is about Megan, the oldest of Alec's 3 sisters. Her mother is trying to find her a husband and she is fighting tooth and nail to not marry. Lord Kit Linwood is on the run from all the single ladies in London. After finding a letter in his uncle's things, he goes to Scotland to find a treasure. He instead finds Megan and together they fall in love while trying to not fall in love.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Once Upon a Highland Autumn July 25, 2014
By Joyce
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Kit hightails it out of London to get away from his mother and sister with her children. They have no brakes put on them at all and tear through the house destroying everything in their path. Kit can't wait to get out of the house. However, now he has no where to go except one of his homes that is being refurbished. He can't stand the mess there either but at least it's away from his family. Things get interesting and the contractors find a trunk in the top floor that belonged to his uncle. When he finally opens it he finds his uniform and a letter inside one of the pockets. It's never been opened and he has no idea who this person is but he figures it's old and so opens it up and reads it. Now his story really begins. He meets Megan and the fun begins. Loved this story.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
very good book.
Published 18 hours ago by margaret
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
I enjoyed this book very much. Megan's mother wants her to have a season in London and marry an English lord. Megan wants to stay in Scotland. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Donna F
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely enjoyed reading this marvelously written story that I...
Absolutely enjoyed reading this marvelously written story that I almost couldn't put down - even taking it to church on one occasion. Oops!!! But it was well worth the time!
Published 3 days ago by Charlene L. Coburn
5.0 out of 5 stars ... always intrigues me to read about Scottland and I love the...
It always intrigues me to read about Scottland and I love the characters that come to life in my mind
Published 5 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I really enjoyed this book, but then I just like to read about the Highlands
Published 11 days ago by Leila
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love the Highland story
Published 11 days ago by mary c. murray
5.0 out of 5 stars A Highlander Must Read
I chose this book to stay in the series. I just love how Miss Cornwall kept this family saga going with another McNabb sibling wanting to follow their own heart and marry for love... Read more
Published 16 days ago by valerie masoń_leuang
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Sarah M. Falla
5.0 out of 5 stars lorrainesreads
Excellent highlander book & I love these historical books & would recommend it to anyone, very , very good, lived it :)
Published 1 month ago by meme
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I liked the characters.
Published 1 month ago by Linda W. Jones
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More About the Author

Lecia Cornwall lives and writes in Calgary, Canada in the beautiful foothills of the Canadian Rockies, with five cats, two teenagers, a crazy chocolate lab, and one very patient husband. She's hard at work on her next book. Come visit Lecia at www.leciacornwall.com, or drop her a line at leciacornwall@shaw.ca.

NEWS! July 27, 2012: SECRETS OF A PROPER COUNTESS, Lecia's debut novel, has been honored with the National Readers Choice Award for Best First Book of 2011!

NEWS! November 15, 2012: HOW TO DECEIVE A DUKE named an RT Book Review Magazine 4 1/2 star TOP PICK!

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