Christmas with the LairdTitle:  Christmas with the Laird
Series: Christmas Around the World
Author:  Scarlet Wilson
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  October 28, 2014
Source:  NetGalley

Story Blurb:

It’s official – for Juliette Connolly Christmas is a bust and she’s definitely not in the Christmas spirit. She’s been dumped by her boyfriend and replaced by a younger model. Then a clause in her contract means she and a mysterious colleague have to work over Christmas. But there’s much more to Andrew Campbell than meets the eye. Especially when it turns out he’s the Scottish Laird of the haunted house they’re filming in.

And it seems like there’s magic in the air in the remote snow-filled setting. The local village contains a cast of Christmas characters and even though the boiler in the drafty house is broken the temperature is definitely rising.

Maybe Andrew and Juliette are about to be sprinkled with a little Christmas fairy dust?

*I received an e-ARC of Christmas with the Laird from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*

Read on for my thoughts on Christmas with the Laird.  No true spoilers, promise.

No one wants to work on Christmas.  Some people don’t really have much choice.  Take Juliette and Andrew for example.  She’s the host of a reality ghost haunting program.  That show needs an episode taped right now.  He’s an excellent cameraman who just happens to know of a haunted house that might be available… more like is available since it belongs to him.  With all the memories and emotions that live inside – along with the ghosts.

This starts the Christmas adventure that neither one was looking for – but both needed so much.  It’s not always easy to convey a full sized Christmas novel in a seasonal novella.  I think this one did very well.  I was pulled into the story and liked the couple a lot.  Sometimes you just want people to wake up and see what great chances are right in front of them – if they’d only take a risk.

I know the Christmas season is past now – but if you love seasonal stories as much as I do you most likely have a shelf or a pile of favorites you go back to year after year.  Be prepared to add Christmas with the Laird to that pile.  It’s a charming love story that can capture your heart.