Thursday, March 28, 2019

Review: Saving the Scot by Jennifer Trethewey

Saving the Scot

Synopsis

Louisa Robertson’s father is furious when he finds her acting on stage. Now, she’s being shipped off to America to marry some stranger her father thinks will bring out the “lady” in her. Luckily, Louisa’s maid agrees to switch places with her! Her maid will marry the American and get the wealthy lifestyle she’s always wanted, and Louisa can do whatever she damn well pleases––for the first time in her life.

Highlander Ian Sinclair needs an army commission, and the only way he can get one is to safely deliver the general’s Daughter-from-Hell to her intended in America. Easy, right? It would be if the lady’s companion Louisa didn’t wear breeches and do everything the exact opposite of what he orders. It’ll be a miracle if the sparks flying between Ian and Louisa don’t set the bloody ship afire before they arrive in America.

But just when Louisa thinks her plan is going to give her the acting career she wants and a Highlander to boot...Ian discovers her secret.

Review

I really enjoyed reading this adventurous read and a journey across the Atlantic. What seemed like a simple deception, playing a role, soon turned into a much-complicated problem because now there is no turning back. Saving the Scot is a sweet and romantic read. It is a story about two people who are doing something they don't want to do, they have envisioned their lives different, yet fate always intervenes.

All Louisa Robertson wants is freedom to pursue a carrier is acting. Unfortunately, her father and brother do not agree. She is notorious for causing trouble in her home town and everyone talks about her. Ultimately, her father has had enough and decides to ship her off to America. Where she will marry someone she hasn't even met, let alone love. But not to worry because Miss Louisa is never short of ideas to get out of such troubling situations. Along with her maid, she hatches a plan to deceive everyone and at last, gaining the freedom she has always craved.

Ian Sinclaire wants to return to the army but now he is saddled with two women and it is his duty to see that they reach America safely. Their journey is not going to be an easy one, he is sure of that, but he did not anticipate added complication of his feelings for Louisa Robertson's companion. The woman does something to his heart and he simply does not know how to ignore his feelings. Dare he make a move? It isn't like she expects hearts and flowers. Maybe they can both enjoy each other's company and little romance before they must part ways.

It's a very entertaining story and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I think it is a must read for historical fiction fans.
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley.

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