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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Made the Grade: Highland Secrets Trilogy, Book 3

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Paperback - Pages: 248; Kindle Edition - File Size: 877 KB | Expected Release Date: August 12, 2014 | Publisher: Paper Dragon Publishing | Obtained: NetGalley

"The Parchment Scroll" [Highland Secrets Trilogy, Book 3] by C. A. Szarek

Author's Book Description : Book Three in the time travel, fantasy romance trilogy, Highland Secrets!

Her sister is the past.

Three weeks after her sister goes missing, Juliette McGowan encounters her on a beach in Scotland. Her sister gives her a scroll full of claims about time travel and disappears—literally.

As a sister, Jules is determined to find her. As a cop, she can’t go to the authorities. The piece of parchment declares magic exists; they’d think she’s nuts.

When a mysterious woman vows she can help her get to the seventeenth century, Jules goes along with it out of desperation.

He’s an infamous barbarian...

Hugh MacDonald is intrigued when he finds a disoriented naked lass on the beach. She holds a scroll that was written by his rival’s wife. Clan MacLeod will pay ransom for her safe return, so he takes her captive.

She challenges his authority—and his desires. What started off as a plan to anger the MacLeods ends with Hugh wanting to keep her for himself.

Can Jules break free of the barbarian, find her sister and return to the future or will she give in to her attraction and desire to remain in the past?

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars, a woman who is searching for her missing sister finds a lead of a lifetime if only she can get around the fact that she has to travel into the past to find her. Than once she sees her sister again, she learns that the woman who helped her is trying to tear apart everything she's now opened up her heart too. Will she stay to love and protect her new loved ones or will she reconcile that going back to her reality would be the best choice for her after all?

I really liked how this novel is stand-alone while still updating the reader as to what the MacLeod clan is up too! However, what pulled me into this novel was the constant banter that Juliette (Jules) & Hugh share, as it's hilarious at times and sweet while you get to see how their feelings grow for one another. I like how everything wrapped up between them and the other characters, yet I wish this novel had a longer epilogue to really see how things turned out for them later on. Also, I'm curious to see if there will be another novel included in this series to see where everyone will end up next.

I do recommend this novel and series to those who like paranormal historical romances!!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : SMASHWORDS : The Tartan MP3 Player | SMASHWORDS : The Fae Ring | SMASHWORDS : The Parchment Scroll

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 2

Author's Novel Extras : The Parchment Scroll - Overview & Excerpt | COVER REVEAL! The Parchment Scroll (Highland Secrets Trilogy Book Three)! And 2500 likes giveaway! | The Parchment Scroll is OUT!!!! Excerpt!!!!!!

Author's Series Extras : Highland Secrets Trilogy | The Tartan MP3 Player - Overview | The Fae Ring - Overview | COVER REVEAL: The Tartan MP3 Player! | My Writing Process Blog Hop. Process? WHAT the HECK is that? #AMWriting | COVER REVEAL!! The Fae Ring and GIVEAWAY!!

Book Teaser(s) :
"I made a choice. I chose Duncan and the past. My life is here. Duncan and Lachlan are my life."
She bit down until her teeth ached and her jaw creaked. "I can't lose you, little sister."
"I don't want to lose you, either. But I'm happy here, Jules. I promise."
"Without...everything you know?"
Claire laughed. "I do miss tampons."
Jules swallowed a giggle. "But not antibiotics?"
Her sister scrunched up her nose, reminding Jules of when they were little. "An epidural woulda been nice."
"I bet." She snorted. ~ within Chapter 9

For more information on this book, series and/or any other books by C. A., then please check out her website.

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