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"The curse is upon us! Beware the bagpipes! Each clansman shall meet his death!"

Whenever the fearsome fetch of Camdyn Dalreagh, first chieftain, plays a ghostly rendition on the bagpipes, a death is close at hand...so legend goes. 

But is the curse really true? 

Through the ages, Castle Dunrannoch has been a place of intrigue, ambition, and more than the occasional murder!

As the Christmas snow falls deep, our two intrepid heroines, Flora and Ursula, face danger within the ancient fortress walls. 

Can they discover the truth before their loved ones meet a grisly end? 

Two things are certain. No lionhearted lady can turn a blind eye when there is a mystery to be solved. 

And no laird's heart is safe when our heroines sweep into action. 

Christmas at Castle Dunrannoch features two stories from The Lady's Guide series:
The Lady’s Guide to a Highlander's Heart
The Lady's Guide to Mistletoe and Mayhem

Heat level: passionate

Discover more in The Lady's Guide series: historical romance brimming with adventure, mystery, and intrigue.

Each can be listened to as a stand-alone and in any order.

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©2019, 2020 Emmanuelle de Maupassant (P)2021 Emmanuelle de Maupassant

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  • Caroline Abreu
  • 07-08-2021

A Lively Pairing of Highlander Romances

This holiday offering has two separate novellas in it, one medieval (The Curse of Clan Dalreagh) and the other Edwardian (The Lady's Guide to Mistletoe and Mayhem).

I enjoyed both novellas, though I will admit at first I expected to like the medieval one better but it turned out the Edwardian one is better rounded and has a lot of humor and good character development. I felt like the first novella bogged down a little, so if you're reading or listening, hang on, you'll get your happy ending.

One feature of these audiobooks is the addition of 'sound effects' and music, which makes them more like radio broadcasts than simple audiobooks, that is very satisfying. More books should include Foley work, I think, this was fun. Four and a half stars, and would be five but the first heroine was a bit repetitive and impulsive.

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  • Colorado Cowgirl
  • 05-10-2021

Two passionate romances to heat up your Christmas

I love the Lady's Guide series of books from Emmanuelle and the these are two of the best. In The Lady's Guide to the Highlander's Heart, murder, treachery, misunderstanding and grief cause Flora to want to murder her hand-fasted husband-to-be before their first night is over. The result is a very steamy seduction (oh yeah), enlightenment and finally love as Flora realizes that she has almost made a dire mistake. I love the action, drama and strong attraction of the main characters as they struggle to put things right. Great romance! And the first edition of the Lady's Guide is started with Flora, as it is added to over the generation of women in the family.
In the Lady's Guide to Mistletoe and Mayhem, once again the bagpiper ghost of the family tolls death to the clan and a stranger to Scotland must step up to the plate to become the new earl to the Scottish clan. Having the main character come from a Texas ranch and try to fit in with the Scottish clan is great fun and adventure. He encounters Ursula who is there under an assumed identity to avoid her uncle's marriage plans and sparks fly. She is supposed to teach him to be an earl and function in polite society and he shows her great understanding and acceptance of her independent and ambitious dreams. And of course there is great passion and romance! All set at Christmas in Scotland. What's not to love?

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  • Metalkarin
  • 05-08-2021

Narrated with added sound effects and music

I received this audiobook boxset as a gift from the author as I’m signed up for her newsletter. I’m writing this review voluntarily and my opinions are my own.

Okay, so I know you shouldn’t judge a (audiobook by its cover, but its absolutely gorgeous.

1. The Lady’s Guide to a Highlander’s Heart

Scotland 1166
Flora Dalreagh is an laird’s daughter and betrothed to her cousin/stepbrother when her father decided differently. She’s to be married to Ragnall instead. When the festivities are still in full force, Flora finds her father slaughtered, and she suspects her new husband.
It’s a short story so there isn’t much room for character development but I couldn’t help liking both Flora and Ragnall and rooting for their happy ending.


2. The Lady’s Guide to Mistletoe and Mayhem

We jump forward in time to the end of the nineteenth century.
The curse of the Dalreagh clan is on in full force and heirs to the title are dropping like flies. So, the family matriarch sets about to find his heir from a estranged son in Texas. Meanwhile Ursula is fleeing from London and a ruthless uncle who’s intent on getting her inheritance.

Like the first book in this bundle, the story is short and over fast. The beginning feels a bit rushed, but I genuinely liked the characters and the story.

I also enjoyed the narrator, his accents, and the old Scottish wording. I even loved his Texas drawl more. The audiobook is a bit different from what I’m used to, it’s more like a radio play. I’m still undecided if I like it or not. I would have preferred dual narration, I think.

A solid 4-star!

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  • J. E. Lewis
  • 04-10-2021

Two fantastic Scottish romances filled with murder, revenge and lust


I enjoyed listening to both these novellas, The first book being the first in the “Ladies guide” series set in 12th century Scottish highlands . A rugged Scottish romantic adventure . The story is an intriguing plot of murder, revenge, lust and romance . Love the Scottish accents , very pleasurable to listen to, the narration is excellent, and brings the book to life with good sound effects. A few rather enjoyable steamy scenes puts this at the racey end of historical romance .
The second is set later but in the same location in Scotland and centres around a young women asserting her independence and falling for a lush Texan in an excellently put together storyline . It’s romantic romp which has just the right amount of light heartedness , some intrigue, mystery and suspense and a dash of lustful sex thrown in to boot.
The narration once again is superb with accents and sound effects that really make the book a pleasure to listen to.

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  • Alan Hamblin
  • 18-08-2021

Great stories

These are great stories, well written and well narrated. There is romance and a curse to overcome. I can recommend these stories.

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  • Robin Beattie
  • 02-08-2021

Curse mystery vendetta over 2 time zones

2 books in different times Use of curse to get your way false identity class war love of many kinds

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