The Highlander's Christmas Lassie by Anna Campbell

December 2020




I look forward every year to reading Christmas romances by Anna Campbell. Both rereading already released stories, and even better, when there is a new one.

One good thing this year is that we are lucky to have a new Christmas novella by Ms Campbell. The Highlander's Christmas Lassie is a lovely reunion story certain to warm the heart. Malcolm Innes and his love Rhona Macleod were separated before the birth of their child, Patrick. Malcolm has spent years looking for them. You can find my review here

I asked Ms Campbell if I could ask the three main characters of the story each a question, and she agreed. Below is this month's 3 Q&A.

3 Q&A

KRC: Malcolm - With the betrayal by your father and clansmen by sending away Rhona and your future heir, how could you bear returning to your home, and why did you?

Reply from Malcolm: That's an excellent question, Kathy. And thank you for having my family and me here today to talk to you. I think it's something about the draw of home. Despite all the unhappiness I experienced in Dun Carron, it was also where I grew up and fell in love with Rhona and where we came together to create our son Patrick. There’s also the fact that I owed a duty to the people there as their laird - and I wanted Patrick to become familiar with his inheritance and with his clansfolk and find a place in their hearts as my heir. I'd spent so many years in exile, it was a joy to return to my home with the woman I loved and my son beside me.

KRC: Rhona - What are you proudest about in the running of your farm?

Reply from Rhona: Oh, you can tell how proud I am of my farm in Muirburgh, can you? When Malcolm's father threw me out of the only home I ever knew, I felt so powerless and defeated. I was so proud and pleased to realize that I had skills and talents that had never been called upon before - and with those skills and talents, I created a profitable, well-run farm and gained the respect of my neighbors.

KRC: Patrick - How does Malcolm compare to what you imagined your father would be?

Reply from Patrick: That makes me laugh because he was the complete opposite of the man I expected - if I'd ever expected to meet my father at all, which I hadn't. My mother had told me that he had betrayed and deserted her so I imagined someone full of oily charm who lied every time his lips moved. Instead, I discovered a man of principle who had never forgotten the woman he loved and the child that they'd created together. It's been surprising and gratifying since we've met again to notice how much we have in common, although we were complete strangers for most of my life. There are so many things I admire about my father - his strength and his loyal heart and his generosity.

KRC: And that concludes my 3 Q&A for December. I hope it intrigues you. You can find it currently in the Have Yourself a Merry Little Scandal Anthology






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