Book review: Catherine Tinley, A Laird in London

A Laird in London

There’s a new Laird in town

Will he leave with a wife?

Angus MacDonald has just arrived in London to reclaim his land when he rescues Lady Isabella Wood from a cattle stampede! Their instant attraction is undeniable, but Isabella must wed this Season and Angus isn’t looking for a bride. His wild Hebridean home is a world away from London Society, so Isabella is completely out-of-bounds. Even if their connection is unlike anything he’s felt before.

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Well, this was definitely an excellent book to kick off my reading list for 2023!

Having enjoyed the author’s previous titles, I’d been looking forward to it, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. After all, who doesn’t slightly love the idea of being rescued (more than once) by a handsome highlander? Neither Isabella or Angus are entirely happy in the world of London society, and the immediate connection between them reads completely realistically.

Poor Isabella is being threatened with having a husband of her brother’s choosing forced upon her, whilst all Angus wants is to buy back his family’s land in the highlands and islands. With their siblings, Eilidh and Max, also brought into events, the difference between their quartet and Lord Burtenshaw is stark, and one thing I really enjoyed was the obvious and loving chemistry each brother/sister pair had for each other. Given how many times this relationship is the core source of conflict in a book (and is here to an extent), it was lovely to see such a positive sibling relationship being presented.

Watching the relationship between Angus and Isabella develop was an absolute joy, and I thoroughly recommend it for a gorgeous dose of historical romance to brighten a grey January day!

About Catherine

Catherine Tinley is a multi-award winning author of witty, heartwarming historical romance. Her first novel, Waltzing with the Earl, won the Rita® Award for Best Historical Romance in 2018, while Rags-to-Riches Wife won the RoNA Award for Best Historical Romance 2021 as well as the HOLT Medallion, and A Waltz with the Outspoken Governess won the RoNA Award for Best Historical Romance 2022.

She has loved reading and writing since childhood, and has a particular fondness for love, romance, and happy endings. After a career encompassing speech & language therapy, Sure Start, maternity campaigning and being President of a charity, she now manages a maternity hospital. She lives in Ireland with her husband, children, cats, and dog and can be reached at, on facebook, twitter, and instagram. Full links are here.

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