Her MacKinnon by Sandy Blair

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Title: Her MacKinnon
Author: Sandy Blair
Series: MacKinnon #1.5
In: The Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance (Trisha Telep)
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Contemporary romance, Scottish romance, Time travel
Dates read: 5th March 2019
Pace: Slow
Format: Short story
Publisher: Robinson
Year: 2011
5th sentence, 74th page: Grinning, he leaned forward and whispered in her ear, “May I have this dance?”

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Maggie is stuck in a marriage with a man who is obsessed with the past. But a surprise accident turns everything on its head as a legend comes to lief and the past comes back to haunt them.


I was kind of surprised by how much I liked this short story. At the outset Maggie’s husband is completely horrible and I couldn’t see how he would be redeemed. The fact that she’s married tends to mean that there’s not a good way in which to find herself a new partner. So I really couldn’t see a way in which the story could be redeemable. The man is a horrible excuse for a husband, and Maggie has no way to get herself a new romance in such a short story.

Luckily for me, Blair managed to create a fantastic world in which Maggie was able to be with her true love, he wasn’t a douche and they got their happily ever after. It wasn’t quite what I expected, but it actually worked brilliantly. And I loved the fact that it all took place in modern day society. There was still a historical fiction aspect to the story, but it is still about a contemporary romance.

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