Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Aloha to Cathy Maxwell and THE GROOM SAYS YES - Review and Giveaway


New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell continues her dazzling series, The Brides of Wishmore...

He had a noose around his neck and a price on his head...

Sabrina Davidson, dutiful daughter, avowed spinster, thought she'd secured a place for herself in Aberfeldy society—until her hard-earned acceptance of her fate is challenged by the arrival of Cormac Enright, Earl of Ballin, trained physician, soldier of fortune, and convicted felon.

A prim and proper miss was the last thing he needed...

Mac is determined to clear his name, but first he has to find the man whose testimony sentenced him to a hangman's noose. Of course, Robert Davidson is missing and protecting Mac is Davidson's daughter, the most entrancing, frustrating, beguiling, stubborn woman Mac has ever met.

And it doesn't help that he has already tasted her kisses. Or that he has found in her a passion for life and adventure to rival his own.

Mac has turned Sabrina's world inside out—but what will happen when he leaves?

Or will the Groom Say Yes?

Wade's Bridge over the Tay
Released to Public Domain (link)

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.  - Sophocles

THE GROOM SAYS YES is Book Three in Maxwell's Wishmore Brides Series.  Its heroine, Sabrina Davidson, welcomed home her cousin, Aileen Davidson, after a scandalous divorce in Book 1, THE BRIDE SAYS NO.   Sabrina then advised Aileen's sister, Tara Davidson, on proper behavior in Book 2, THE BRIDE SAYS MAYBE.   Now Sabrina faces the same challenges as her cousins as she struggles with a brewing scandal.  First her sensible father shocks Sabrina with his engagement to the Widow Bosley ... and then he disappears.   His departure coincides with her discovery of a sick man in a shepherd's hut.   As she nurses the handsome but rugged man back to health, she learns he is wanted for murder ... and he wants her father to clear his name.   

THE GROOM SAYS YES is a fast paced, non stop action adventure in Regency Scotland.  Sabrina barely has time to register her shock of her father's engagement when Mac drops into her life.  Her structured life is shattered ... and Mac responds with passionate kisses.  Maxwell delivers all that readers love about the Regency Era with the majesty of the Scottish Highlands as the backdrop.   She enables hero and heroine to find redemption as they face an uncertain future.   Maxwell adds an unexpected "Lucy and Ethel" moment between unlikely freinds that ultimately brings the fated lovers together.   THE GROOM SAYS YES is memorable end to the series, even if I didn't want the series to end.

Recommended read for fans of heartwarming romances with laugh out loud moments.   

I received a print copy from Mary Gramlich, the Reading Reviewer.  

Check out Mary's review of THE GROOM SAYS YES at this link.

My picture of Culzean Castle in Scotland

I am giving away Regency swag to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Leave a comment about Scotland, Regency, or Romance!

2.  Comments are open through Saturday, October 25, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, October 26.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Learn more about Cathy and her books at cathymaxwell.com.

Check out my review of THE BRIDE SAYS NO at this link and THE BRIDE SAYS MAYBE at this link.

The Bride Says No (The Brides of Wishmore, #1)18052947


  1. Really enjoyed the first book "The Bride Says No."

  2. What a beautiful cover.

    A period that I love to read.

  3. I have not as y et read any of these but they sound delicious.

  4. I bought the audible version of this series and love it!

  5. I love Cathy Maxwell's books and look forward to reading this one!

  6. I loved visiting Scotland. The highlands are absolutely breathtaking, and have to be seen. I enjoy reading anything historical set in Scotland.

  7. I really enjoyed this book of Cathy's--highly recommend. About Scotland--what a beautiful country. I loved spending a week there, several years ago. I'm ready for a return visit!

  8. they're interesting to read in a book

  9. I love virtually anything Scottish, especially the men!

  10. I went to Scotland once long time ago and loved it.

  11. I love Scotland, though I 've never been there. All the plaid and heather & good looking men in kilts roaming the moors ;-)

  12. Oh I love regency romance! Though I usually read them set in London, I need to read more set in Scotland!

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  13. I have read a lot set in London, but need to read more with Scotland as a setting. We did just visit the Lerwick, Shetland Islands in Scotland on our cruise. Fun place! Loved the accents.