April 1, 2018
It Happened in the Highlands by May McGoldrick
My Review: 1 out of 5 Pearls
Series: The Pennington Family #2
Publication Date: March 27, 2018
Lady Josephine Pennington was jilted by her fiancé once rumors spread about her questionable origins. Her adoptive parents have always provided her with the love and protection she’s needed to feel secure, and over the last sixteen years she’s molded herself to meet the expectations of others. When she receives a package containing sketches where the subject is eerily familiar, Jo believes she might have found a clue to the identity of her birth mother.
When Captain Wynne Melfort ended his engagement to Jo Pennington sixteen years ago, he never imagined he would see her again. But after he uncovers information that could reveal the truth about Jo’s parentage, Wynne feels bound by duty to right an old wrong and inform her of his find. He didn’t expect for feelings long thought dead to resurface, for in his mind a love departed was gone forever.
As they strive to unravel the mystery of her birth, Jo must learn how to trust the man who’d once rejected her and Wynne must reconcile his head with his heart. But as secrets of the past begin to surface, evil forces will stop at nothing to keep Jo from uncovering the truth and reclaiming her legacy. Together, Jo and Wynne must fight the deadly menace lurking deep in the Highland mists.
I do not like wimpy heroes! Wynne dumps Lady Josephine, because he thinks it best for her! She is sweet, loving, kind, compassionate, and beautiful! The Author’s, whom I like, gave her a poor, low self-esteem! Sixteen years go by, instead of marrying the handsome Doctor, who falls for her immediately, no, she gives into Wynne, the guy who cheated on her, while dating, and had many types of women after he dumps her! I wanted to stop reading after the second Chapter!
I loved the previous books in the Pennington series, however, I firmly believe Lady Josephine deserved better than a man who would not stand up for, just because, she had been adopted! Yet, during that time period, he would marry a woman of Black descent, they didn’t use the term Afican American back then. Which would have caused more of a stir, within the ton, than if he had married Lady Josephine!?
I honestly believe that I am being punished for telling the truth, this is how I felt about the book! Lady Josephine deserved someone who love her much more, than Wynne, who was looking for a Mother for his troubled son. I honestly did prefer the handsome Doctor, who fell in love with her at first sight! That is my honest opinion!
It is obvious to me, that as long as I give 4,& 5 star ratings, then people like me, if I disagree with a book, which I find more flaws, and speak up about them, then my Right to Freedom of Speech is trying to be subdued. I have said, I love the other Pennington Books, not this one. As far as low self-esteem because of her adoption, I had a very good friend in the Military, she was left as a small baby, when her parents came and got her, she hated the term adoption. They loved her, they clothed, and fed her, they sent her to the best College, she was given a beautiful Wedding, they came to visit her family overseas, they were her parents! I asked her, did you ever want to meet your real parents, she was furious, she told me, just like the Pennington’s , her parents, were her real parents! She absolutely loved them, as they did her. She did not have one ounce of low self-esteem! She married a handsome man who absolutely adored her! That is what Lady Josephine deserved! This is my opinion, and I am sticking to it!
I don’t recommend!