It Happened in the Highlands

Book 2 of the Pennington Family Series


A jilted bride...

A duel at dawn...

A long-hidden secret...

A second chance at love...


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 from the Highlands 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.



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Reviews of It Happened in the Highlands

“An amazing historical romance. May McGoldrick has delivered a book that is well-written and loaded with fantastic, lovable emotional roller coaster. There is plenty of drama, humor, action, suspense and spice to keep readers glued to this book. I enjoyed every page.” - Deb Diem; GoodReads Review

”Woven with hope, despair, love, envy, jealousy and cruelty, Ms. McGoldrick covers a range of human emotions and gives the couple the strength to rise above them. It is a wonderful read, evoking hope despite obstacles.” - Amary Chapman; GoodReads Review

”Love, love, love May McGoldrick!.... Great characters in this sweet historical romance. A real page-turner as several mysteries unfold.” - T. Anderson; GoodReads Review


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