Reason to Believe
Leslie Ann Dennis
Lane Douglas is a die-hard realist, so when her superstitious grandfather tells her he will die if the tree planted long ago in his honor in Scotland is chopped down, she doesn’t buy it for a second. But when her grandfather’s health starts a downward slide, Lane hops on a plane and flies across the ocean to convince the landowner to spare the old, diseased oak. To her surprise the landowner is a devilishly handsome man named Conlan MacGregor. Practical Lane came prepared for a fight to save a silly tree, but she soon finds herself fighting to save her heart from falling under the magical charms of the hunky laird of Wolfscrag castle.
Take an American who has no belief in love or superstitions and plant her in Scotland, now try to convince her that it is true. You will end up with a lot of stubbornness and doubt but how can you not start believing when you are in the magical land of Scotland.
This is what happens with Lana, her Poppa believes that if his tree in Scotland dies he will also, she is now on a mission to save them both. Laird Conlan Macgregor is fighting his own battles with the people who want to turn his home into a tourist location, he really does not have the time to be wasting on a tree that should be cut down so the disease does not spread, but how can you make the decision to take a life, to him the proof is all there Poppa and the tree are connected.
So begins the learning and merging of two different cultures.
This was the first book I actually read on my new Kindle (I was not sure if I would like the Kindle but have quickly changed my mind) and I really enjoyed this book, had a hard time even putting it down and when I had to all I could think of is when can I stop whatever I am doing to finish it. I loved reading about the folklore of Scotland and enjoyed experiencing it through a pessimist who could not help but believe in the end.
There were a few scenes I think it could have done without but the overall storyline was well written. I am glad I took the time to read it.
Rating 3.5 out of 5