Book Review: Lana and the Laird by Sabrina York

Lana and the Laird is the third book in the Untamed Highlanders series by Sabrina York. Lachlan Sinclair cannot escape his accursed heritage in his Highlands homeland. Somewhat resigned to the fate that destroyed his ancestors, he is prepared to live his life without an heir, without a wife―without love. But when he meets the woman of his dreams in the flesh, the bewitching lass makes him want to throw away his cursed, restrained existence and unleash the highlander within. Lana Dounreay has only seen the Duke of Caithness in her dreams as a wild, rugged man, while in reality, his life has been cramped by curses and cravats. He may have forgone his kilt and lost his brogue, but Lana knows that the heart of a true Scotsman beats within his broad, muscular chest. But what plans does the mysterious, passionate Lachlan have in mind for her―and can she convince him that love is stronger than all else?

Lana and the Laird is a historical with a heaping helping of suspense and a dash of the unexplained. Lana can see and speak with the ghosts left behind. She also has dreams that often give her a glimpses of the future or hint at things or people that will be important in her future.  The glimpses she has had of Lachlan do not really match with the man that appears at the gates. Lachlan has been haunted by his family's curse all his life, with only a cousin and one servant that he trusts. Hauntings and impending doom have him pushing for actions to be taken, but his heart and consonance lead him to show compassion for those around him. A search for treasure, relics that might break the curse, and the undeniable attraction to Lana keep the reader and Lachlan on the edge. The mystery of Lachlan's curse and hauntings are at the heart of the drama, and the solution and climax was only partly expected by me, but I have read a few of these novels. Despite my suspicions the ride to the conclusion was still enjoyable and had a few tidbits that I had not expected. 


Lana and the Laird is a quick, suspenseful read with some of the twists more expected than others. This would be a great weekend of vacation read for escaping from the real world for a bit.
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