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Reviewed by Shannon Winings for Readers' Favorite
A Lass to Love by Tammy Andresen is a romantic historical fiction novel set in England and Scotland. Fiona MacFarland lost her betrothed, Gavin, Earl of Exmouth, three years ago. His cousin, Callum, inherited his title, lands, and fiancee, yet Fiona has remained ignored and hidden in the hills of Scotland for the last three years. Deciding to take fate into her own hands, she boards a ship with her cousin Colin and Aunt Edna to confront the Earl. However, after waiting three years, she has had plenty of time to think and she's no longer sure she wants to go through with the marriage. Her thoughts become more scrambled when she encounters the ruggedly handsome Tom Mayweather. Will she do her duty to her family and marry the Earl or follow her own dreams?
I adored A Lass to Love by Tammy Andresen from the beginning. The main character, Fiona, was immensely relatable. She was torn between familial duties and finally deciding how to live her life, which I believe many of us can be empathetic towards. She also has a penchant for saving wounded animals, which is always a soft spot for me. In addition to readers liking the main character, the author gave great descriptions. At times, I felt I was on the ship to England with Fiona or could feel how indecisive she was. I think an author's ability to make the reader feel is what truly stands out in this book. There are intimate scenes in the book, though they were minimal and brief. Personally, I expected this as the book is a romance novel and it added to the character development. I really enjoyed this book and am excited to read more of the series. I stayed up late to finish it, and there wasn't a dull moment.