REVIEW: JENNIFER ASHLEY – A MACKENZIE CLAN CHRISTMAS

REVIEW: JENNIFER ASHLEY – A MACKENZIE CLAN CHRISTMASA Mackenzie Clan Christmas by Jennifer Ashley
Also by this author: Death Below Stairs, Midnight Wolf
Series: Mackenzies & McBrides #11.5
Published by Berkley on October 29, 2019
Genres: Historical Romance
Tropes: Highlanders! Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley, Berkley
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Cliffhanger: No
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four-stars

Celebrate the holidays with New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ashley's Mackenzie clan in two heartwarming novellas.

Includes A Mackenzie Yuletide, a never before published Mackenzie Christmas novella!

When the Mackenzie family gathers in Scotland to celebrate the holidays, the love and joy of the Christmas spirit captures everyone's hearts.

Join the Mackenzies for a warmhearted Yuletide celebration!

The Mackenzie Christmas gathering gets off to an interesting start when Mac Mackenzie swears he spies a ghost in the attics. The younger Mackenzies, aided by the Duchess of Kilmorgan, eagerly begin a ghost hunt, with unexpected results.

Ian Mackenzie, who knows there are no ghosts, pursues a problem of his own–obtaining the perfect Hogmanay gift for Beth. But there are obstacles to his quest, plus rivals for the priceless object who might get to it first.

And a reader favorite...A Mackenzie Clan Gathering

The Mackenzie clan has gathered for Hart's birthday at the sprawling family estate in Scotland. But before the festivities can start, the house is robbed, and thieves make off with an untold fortune in rare art.

Ian Mackenzie and his brothers must do what they can to retrieve the family treasure, but Ian is distracted by a family friend who claims he might have the power to "cure" Ian of his madness forever. All the Mackenzies must draw together as courage, love, and a tantalizing mystery serve to strengthen their bond, and redefine the meaning of family.

A MACKENZIE CLAN CHRISTMAS

A MACKENZIE YULETIDE & A MACKENZIE CLAN GATHERING

by Jennifer Ashley

Ian Mackenzie stole my heart years ago and is still to date one of my top favorite HR heroes. In this little anthology spanning two novellas we are reunited with the whole family. The first story – A MACKENZIE YULETIDE is – is completely new and has the family chasing a ghost in their ancestral home and Ian looking to surprise his Beth.

It’s amazing how far Ian has come and it’s no surprise that he always steels the show with his intensity. I loved seeing his and Beth’s kids and Cam, Mac, Daniel and Hart with all their loved ones. You almost feel like you are included in their merriment and hospitality and you’re invited to sit at their table and share a meal.

The second story A MACKENZIE CLAN GATHERING was released last year and is a bonus, so that you can enjoy twice the Mackenzie goodness if you haven’t been able to read this novella yet. It’s just as good and heart warming as the first story. For those who have read A MACKENZIE CLAN GATHERING, you can buy A MACKENZIE YULETIDE separately.

I always love catching up with this family, they really hold a special place in my heart. I wouldn’t recommend this to someone who has never read the first books in this series, too many names are mentioned and the family dynamic only makes sense if you know how it came about. But this is the perfect time to catch up with these books – even after all these years they haven’t lost their poignancy. There is also an introduction of a new character who I believe will be getting a story.

I loved this compilation and I hope I can soon read all the books in this series I haven’t been able to yet. For longtime fans this is the perfect, sweet read for a cozy evening.

My lad and lass, Ian thought. There was another lass waiting at home, along with Beth, his light, his love. 

four-stars

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