Heart in the Highlands by Heidi Kimball

August 8, 2021


About the Book

Book: Heart in the Highlands
Author: Heidi Kimball
Genre: Regency Historical Romance
Release Date: August 9, 2021

An arranged marriage was never what Callum Darrington, future Duke of Edinbane, imagined for himself. But with the well-being of his uncle’s family hanging in the balance, Callum strikes a bargain with his father and reluctantly agrees to tie himself to a stranger. The reality of the lovely Lady Katherine is more than he could have hoped for, and their wedding heralds a bright new future for the couple—until Callum discovers his father deliberately deceived him. Callum lashes out, setting in motion heartbreak not even he could have foreseen.

Four years later, Callum is ready to piece together the marriage he so carelessly destroyed. But their years apart have hardened Kate: she is not the naive and trusting young woman she once was, and she has no intention of allowing Callum a foothold in her life or her heart. Despite her coldness, Callum works to regain her trust and rebuild their marriage, not realizing Kate harbors a secret that could change everything—and this time, there is much more at stake than just her

My Thoughts

Oh goodness what can I say about this story?! It was just quite lovely! Being a visual person the first thing that always attracts me about a book is its cover and this one is no exception. I mean it just makes you want to be amongst the hills and highlands of Scotland. It's not just the cover that makes you feel like you want to be in this setting the author writes in such a descriptive way that you feel like you are in the setting wherever the story is taking place at that moment in the chapter. 

Let's talk about the characters. Immediately as you are starting the book you can tell which characters you will absolutely love and which you are just going to detest. Callum's father is horrendous and I promise you will detest him the minute you read that first chapter. I felt for Callum immediately and the predicament his father puts him in makes it so its a struggle to feel bad for him for what he is about to do to poor Katherine. 

Oh Katherine and Callum are just amazing!! Their first meeting was perfection and their romance whew!! Ladies and gents get those fans out because it is HOT!! No worries though, this is a totally clean romance so it is done in a proper manner and nothing gets outrageous! But it is quite amazing the love between the married couple... too bad that it doesn't last very long as Callum leaves Katherine behind for 4 years!!! What?! I was so upset at him! But as you read through the story you understand his motives and learn that Katherine was never too far from his thoughts!

There definitely not a lack of romance in this story and even when they reunite the tension between them is quite amazing!!  There is no faith element in this story and I felt like there was never a true resolution between Callum and his father. I mean there were hints of it but nothing that you saw completely resolved. Overall I enjoyed the story and kept me engaged throughout. If you enjoy regency historical romances and clean reads then you should definitely add this to your TBR list! 

My Rating: 4 Stars/Really Enjoyed it

I received a copy of this book from the author. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

About the Author

At a young age Heidi perfected the art of hiding out so she could read instead of doing chores. One husband and four children later, not much has changed. She has an abiding love for peanut butter M&Ms, all things fall, and any book that can make her forget she is supposed to be keeping her children alive.

Heidi currently lives just north of Boston, in a charming old town in southern New Hampshire.



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