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"Catrìona" is the SWEET/CLEAN edition of "Highland Song" by Tanya Anne Crosby -- a New York Times bestselling author and her daughterCatrìona is no stranger to solitude. Driven deep into the Highland mountains, her people have become little more than legend. But no one knows better than Catrìona that you cannot hide from fate. Read what happens when a fey, flame-haired be "Catrìona" is the SWEET/CLEAN edition of "Highland Song" by Tanya Anne Crosby -- a New York Times bestselling author and her daughterCatrìona is no stranger to solitude. Driven deep into the Highland mountains, her people have become little more than legend. But no one knows better than Catrìona that you cannot hide from fate. Read what happens when a fey, flame-haired beauty, wearing nothing but woad, turns her hand to captivating the last of the Brodie men...For readers who prefer romance without strong language or sex. This is a clean read book.BOOK DETAILSBook Five of Tanya Anne and Alaina Christine Crosby's Sweet Scottish Brides series A full-length novel PG-rated: Kisses only, no love scenes! Contains new scenes Humorous historical romance CONNECTING BOOKS, HIGHLAND SWEETHEARTSWhile Catrìona can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. The following titles will be coming soon!Page Meghan Seana Elizabet...

Title : Catrìona: A Sweet Scottish Medieval Romance
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ISBN : 29220128
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Catrìona: A Sweet Scottish Medieval Romance Reviews

  • KatieV
    2019-04-12 08:09

    Cute, quick listen. Nothing too memorable, but it helped me clean the house.

  • Trisha
    2019-03-31 07:29

    for being 100 pages this thing took me forever! LOL!I think it was because conversations looked a lot like this, all the time"Och, well, who else di ye think would help? All these bluidy cats?"and"Nay," she refused. "Not 'til you say go raibh maith agat."It took me some time with every exchange to really decipher what on earth they were saying. Although I thought the language went with the time and location for the book, it was frustrating for me to, first, learn their slang and dialect and, second, to get comfortable with it. With every exchange, I knew I was missing a little piece - like the last line above, I have no idea what she's talking about?! "Raibh maith agat" rub my agat? rub math a got? I just..I got nothing....But the story was there. I really liked Gavin. He was cute in his "I'm the brother nobody wants" but at least he was building a house and making a mark for himself. I also loved his blush, blood running red and his obsession with seeing Cat naked and painted (from their first meeting...LOL!) He was pretty cute. and finishing a man's house by making his roof over night - that should impress any of them! You go girl!my only other frustrations were the varying POV. I would like to just stick with Gavin. He was, by far, the best person to hang with. Cat just seemed....whiny? and sometimes inconsistent? And the others...ugh, they were just confusing! Too many names and people! And the POV changes midchapter were jarring - I kept forgetting who I was with - we'd go from gavin to cat in one paragraph and then back again after just a few sentences. and this was the last name I had to search for a huge challenge I had, so I'm very glad for this book!

  • Kari
    2019-04-13 12:23

    Short but good. I really like this author.

  • Maggie Whitworth
    2019-04-17 11:01

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️💋💋Gavin MacBrodie is surprised to see a woman walking towards him , nothing strange there , except she’s completely naked and sporting blue tattoos, giving her his shirt seems the gentlemanly thing to do , he must have had to much sun .Catriona has escaped persecution by people trying to wipe out what is left of her people, but they are survivors and for now she needs to keep one step ahead of them , maybe Gavin is her answer . I love this story , it’s a great addition to the series of Highland Brides , and best to start at the beginning . Gavin is so sweet, and Catriona so feisty, they make a great couple .

  • Emmalee
    2019-04-14 11:23

    Highland Song is the beginning of a series, and a novella, and I have to admit, I picked it up for three reasons: it was free, the cover art is stunning, and I was looking for a short read.I am not a typical romance reader, in that, I like my romance to have some history and/or fantasy to it, and Highland Song hit my mark. Though I was initially put off by the dialogue that other reviewers have mentioned, I soon found it charming and enveloping. If I imagine what the story would have been like without it, I imagine it would have taken away some of the charm and absorption of the story, so what I stumbled over in the beginning, I adored in the end.The relationship between Cat and Gavin is both intriguing and original…not to mention tantalizing! The secondary plot of the rival clans brilliantly worked into the main romantic plot and ties up beautifully in the end and a slow build between the characters has original settings that kept me intrigued and wondering.The magical aspect just adds ambiance to the book—showing a bit of old-fashioned mind-set and mysticism.Even though the book is short (which is exactly the time span I had for reading with two small kids!), it’s satiating and a complete story leaving you wanting for nothing when it all wraps up.I have to admit, I really adore this book and admire the author and when I’ve got a chance to read something longer, I’ll definitely seek out more books from her.

  • Melissa Levine
    2019-04-07 14:03

    I liked this story. Although I'm usually a fan of the Scottish/Irish characters. One thing! I wish the story would have been longer.At one point a curse is mentioned, "...wondering if Seana and Alison would break the curse for Brodie women at long last." FYI, this is the first story I've read in this series. So I'll assume that the author had already explained it in previous books?I couldn't really figure out what certain things meant."Raibh maith agat" Thank you?"usige beatha" Couldn't find anything on that one.One thing that was different from any other story I've read was when the author referred to the characters when they were confused. Or had another emotion like that. "Gavin's brow collided." I like that. The colliding of the brows that is.When Gavin was digging the well hole I was confused as to what Cat was wearing. At times she's wearing Gavin's shirt but others it seems like she's naked. "He paused suddenly...swallowing as his eyes lit upon the moon of her arse...and the other secrets displayed for his eyes only. Don't tell me she was randomly lifting the shirt and showing her goods to him?

  • J.L. McFadden
    2019-04-22 08:11

    Let's start with my only real complaint about the book,it is too short; as I read this book I kept looking down at my kindling thinking that it was going by too fast.I have read a few other reviews and I cannot agree with the problems others are having with the way the characters spoke(maybe,because I am part Highlander), for me it was a light read that flowed very nicely.Gavin was troubled by his brothers' love for their women always being dawned around even as he was around, alone to witness this. He manages to come across a women on the run from a false King(my inner Highlander speaking) trying to marry her off to resolve a feud despite her feelings and even going to lengths of humiliating her.Ms. Crosby did a delightful job of writing a a quirky off beat love story and I look forward to reading more of her books, but I am hoping that the next one is a bit longer and like I said, that is due to her crafting a great tale.

  • Nicole Laverdure
    2019-03-23 12:05

    I just finished reading a short novella "Highland Song" by Tanya Ann Crosby. The first book that I read, recently, from this author was The MacKinnon's Bride, which I found captivating. This novella is part of her Highland Brides series.I really enjoyed reading this story, it was a fun read, some scenes are cute! If you love a Scottish medieval romance, then this book is for you. Ms. Crosbyis very talented writer that kept me reading till the end. I got hooked by her first book, now, I am looking forward to read her other books in her Highland Brides series! You will enjoy her style of writing and I highly recommend this short novella!

  • Natalie
    2019-04-16 10:06

    "What does it matter what a mon believes, Gavin Mac long as he believes in something?" Gavin blinked at her answer, taken aback by the simplicity of it. "With faith there are no questions," she offered, "but without it there are no answers." In one fell swoop, she had slain both his curiosity and his ambivalence.My first Tanya Anne Crosby book and I liked it very much; a nice quick read being a novella. I love historical romances set in the Highlands and this one was set the earliest I've read. I can't wait to read one of her full length novels to learn more about that time period.

  • Nancy Steinle gummel
    2019-04-15 09:27

    Highland Song by Tanya Anne Crosby is a novella about 12th century Scotland and their clansman. It's about Gavin Mac Brodie and his brothers and sister with their spouses, and a warrior girl named Cat, short for Catriona, and her brother Aiden against the English. Gavin meets Cat and they fall hard for each other. The English were notorious for kidnapping a relative of potential kings and making them wards then marrying them off when they reach the required age. See how Gavin fights for his love.

  • Whitebeard Books
    2019-04-17 13:12

    If you’re looking to read a perfect blend of Highland history and just the right dose of folklore and Highland Magic then this is the perfect place to start. Ms. Crosby not only knows the tales of the Highland woods and the variety of peoples who inhabit them, she uses their very own language when describing their trickery. I found it so easy to believe every bit of magic and each surrounding soul. Highland Song is a pleasure in reading.

  • Noreen Kellner
    2019-04-01 11:23

    I absolutely loved this book! The story line was smooth and moved ahead at a good pace. The H and h were adorable, funny, sigh worthy and romantic. The innocence of the H was appealing and the fun they had "playing" was great. Loved how this book gives you an ending for this series and yet starts the next series off. Am looking forward to the journey continuing. Hats off to Tanya on a really enjoyable romp! My only complaint is that it was the shortest book in the series...sigh.

  • Ravven
    2019-04-18 11:04

    I have to admit that I don't read a lot of romances since I find many of them quite formulaic. Tanya's books are different, and I loved this one. I need to go back to the series and read the ones that I haven't read yet, as their stories intertwine (although this does stand on its own). Lovely writing.

  • Amanda Richardson
    2019-04-12 08:04

    I really liked this novella, I was lucky enough to get it free on my Kindle from Amazon. Good story, and the author has four books about the family before this one. I liked this short story enough that I will check them out!

  • Anabela Jesus
    2019-04-07 12:10

    I loved this one,the first time that Gavin meets Catrìona...wonderful. This was my first read of Tanya Anne Crosby and loved it...Now i will have to read all her other books ;)

  • Jacqueline
    2019-04-04 14:01

    Very good book

  • Kyra Dunst
    2019-04-20 15:01

    This was a cute novella. Gavin is a bit rough around the edges, but what you would expect from a highland man, and Cat is a saucy wench who smooths a few edges. I enjoyed the conflict and the humor.

  • Kirsten Lenius
    2019-04-15 14:29

    This is a sweet romance novella set in Scotland and featuring a hunky man in a kilt. Who could object?

  • pianogirl05
    2019-03-24 11:06

    I loved it. I only wish it were longer so we could read about them as a married couple. Catina's character was outstanding.

  • Nubia Sanchez
    2019-04-01 11:19

    It wasn't bad. I really like it. Though now I have to read the other 4 books before this from this series.

  • Aimee
    2019-03-23 15:25

    Cute novellaThis was a fun, fluffy, quick read. It took a little getting used to the dialect, but it was worth it.

  • Catherine Iriarte
    2019-04-21 08:13

    What a fun book. Thoroughly enjoyable.

  • Leah
    2019-04-03 14:22

    Catriona is on the run from King David who has taken her captive as a pawn. He wants to wed her to an Englishman to get her brother in line. Her brother is Aiden, a northern rebel chieftain. They are the last of the painted ones and keep the old ways alive. Gavin feels he's lost his way as far as his faith is concerned. His brothers and sister have married and he is feeling the need to move to his own place. He is in the process of building when he comes upon Cat on his land. She's nekkid and painted in woad and he is having a hard time deciding if she's fey or real. All he knows is she makes him want to feel, something he hasn't wanted in forever. She will not share anything about herself. He can't understand why he's falling in love with this woman he knows nothing about. All he knows is that his faith has been restored through her.King David, Gavin's brothers, and Cat's brother all find them together at the same time even as they're coming from different directions. Arguments ensue and Gavin makes a stand. They will have to strike him down where he stands before he lets them take her. He claims her as his wife and King David realizes that to keep her would cause war so he leaves. She admits to her brother and Gavin's brothers that she is indeed in love with him and they all accept it as so. This is a lovely novella that added to the series the story I've been waiting for..... Gavin's. I'm so happy he found his love.

  • Jeene Hobbs
    2019-04-10 08:29

    the third MacBrodie finds a brideThis novella completes the series. Gavin, the third and most pious MacBrodie brother, is feeling left out. Everyone else has gotten married: the MacKinnon, Piers, Leigh, Colin, even Broc. He lives in a house with 2 married brothers. He decides to build himself a place apart. While off in No Mons Land he meets a naked woman all painted blue. Crosby seems to assume that the reader already knows Gavin. In previous books he is pious, sermonizing, irritating and celibate. She never really explains his loss of faith. But of course all is made well with the help of the blue painted woman. Note that she is from the old wild northern clans, a tie to the past. While Page and Elizabet are Sassenach, a tie to the future. Timeline issues bothered me. Broc and Elizabet have a 6 month old child. While Leigh & Alison and Colin & Seana are still acting like newly weds when they married before Broc. Page is just having a baby, maybe it is not her first. With all these brides, the 4 clans find themselves stable, at peace, cooperating and prospering. We know that today, in poverty stricken parts of the world, that if you educate and empower women, stability and prosperity are likely to follow.

  • Karen
    2019-03-24 09:06

    I rarely do historical romance of any type but I'm glad I took a chance on this. It is a novella length novel so goes pretty quickly, but does not sacrifice character or story. The story is easy to follow and flows seamlessly from action to action with the characters acting as they would be expected to for the time period for the most part. The characters are believable for me since I have no idea how they would have acted truly, so I found them to be interesting and kind of fun. Gavin Mac Brodie is the youngest with two older brothers and a younger sister, they have all married happily and he is the last holdout. Gavin does not deal women and living with his brothers has become intolerable with having to hear them at night. He decides to build a home of his own, where he will not have to worry about women or his recent loss of faith. While working on the house a mysterious woman shows up and changes his mind about everything.This is a romance but has elements of royal intrigue and the feuds which happened in the highlands between the Scots and English crown. This is one you simply have to read and enjoy.

  • Rose
    2019-04-05 12:11

    Quotes I liked:(view spoiler)[Loc.94-95"During his brother's seven and twenty years, he had bedded more women than the entire Brodie clan had fingers to count on." Loc.182-183"Nay, but her brand of witchery was purely feminine, and he found himself as hard as the stones he had used to erect his house." Loc.970-973"What does it matter what a mon believes, Gavin Mac Brodie... as long as he believes in something?" ... "With faith there are no questions," she offered, "but without it there are no answers." Loc.1224-1227"There was something about Gavin Brodie that sang to her heart--something that she had never felt with any other man. He looked at her as though she were perfect. She liked that feeling...she liked everything he made her feel... every shiver of her skin... every tingle of her flesh... every word that came out of his mouth." Loc.1353-1354"They were the last of the painted ones, and they carried the heartbeats of their ancestors in their blood, and the song of their people in their hearts."(hide spoiler)]

  • Maura
    2019-04-10 14:17

    Not as good as her previous stories...but I can see now that this story sets up the beginnings for the next series. I like Gavin. Catriona is a bit of a mystery and I don't feel like we ever really get to know her at all, but it's a novella so I can forgive it. Things happen super fast. Am I the only one who is seriously disturbed at the idea of Cat losing her virginity in a man height dirt pit to a guy who has been laboring for hours (and is described as dirty and sweaty) and loving it? He's digging a well - he's covered in dirt and you decide this is a good time to jump him? And can we call it something OTHER than a Willy? And the conflict wasn't even a conflict. It was wrapped up so neatly (well except for the missing things that Cat has been stealing all book - that's never mentioned again except for Piers making a comment). This book just didn't feel very romantic nor did it feel like it took the author much effort to throw together.

  • Jayne dArcy
    2019-04-13 08:24

    Finally! The story of Catriona and Gavin mac Brodie! It is a novella but that did not lessen the impact at all. This felt like a full story with a little mystery, cats, and a touch of wee magic. Gavin is the youngest of three brothers -- Colin and Leith are his brothers. He has lived or tried to live his life in piety and scripture. He has always been too eager to lecture and too eager to disapprove. When Catriona, the painted blue woman, steps into his life Gavin appears to have lost all faith. It does not help to see that everyone around him is happily married except him.He leaves.And decides to build himself a cozy little house. Before he knows it he winds up with help from his Blue Lady and not only does she seem to work a bit of magic on his house, but she does so on his heart.He falls in love.But, even that is not without its complications and they do appear throughout the story until those complications threaten what Gavin and Catriona want for their life.

  • Gaby
    2019-04-13 09:25

    Posted at Oh My Books!Highland Song is part of the Highland Brides series, and I downloaded it for free at Amazon Kindle (I think it's currently free). Gavin Mac Brodie is building his own home, now that all his brothers are married, he doesn't feel comfortable living with them. He's building it alone until Catriona, naked and beautiful, shows up. They get together pretty fast but Gavin doesn't know Catriona is escaping. When they are found together, it's already too late to separate them...Highland Song is just a short novella. It has reference from the other characters from the series, which I haven't read. I enjoyed it, only took a while to read it, and Gavin was cute. But I had problems sometimes understanding their slang (but English isn't my native language).

  • Gmc
    2019-04-13 15:26

    Highland Song - The Highland Brides - Volume 5 by Tanya Anne Crosbypages 112.Gavin Mac Brodie is surround by his happily married brothers and all that billing and cooing is driving him nuts so he asks his Sister in law if he can build a home on her land, and to keep it secret. He is busy working on the new place when he sees a vision a blue painted pixie step out of the forest. Catrìona is in hiding from King David and his men who kidnapped her from the far north of Scotland. King David had her clothes taken thinking to keep her prisoner that way, he has under estimated the beauties determination. Naked and painted in the woad of her ancestors, she appears to Gavin Mac Brodie, he can't believe his eyes.