Love is in the cards for a young Scottish heiress in the first book of a delicious new trilogy of historical romances, Secrets of the Loch, from New York Times bestselling author Candace Camp.A family legend of hidden treasure mingles with the mist over the shores of Loch Baille But it s not the cache of gold dating back to Culloden that Jack Kensington claims when hLove is in the cards for a young Scottish heiress in the first book of a delicious new trilogy of historical romances, Secrets of the Loch, from New York Times bestselling author Candace Camp.A family legend of hidden treasure mingles with the mist over the shores of Loch Baille But it s not the cache of gold dating back to Culloden that Jack Kensington claims when he arrives in the Highlands it s the house he won in a London card game from a luckless Scotsman.Stunned to learn that her wastrel brother wagered their family estate, Isobel Rose must find a way to save her home and the people she loves even if it means accepting a loveless marriage Or perhaps not so loveless Isobel unlocks the secrets of desire in the arms of the mysterious and handsome Englishman, but a series of accidents makes her fear that she will soon be a widow instead of a wife.As their hunt for lost riches turns into the search for a killer, Isobel fights her attraction to the man who stole her birthright but can Jack convince Isobel that he can provide a home for her heart, and a love to treasure
Treasured Love is in the cards for a young Scottish heiress in the first book of a delicious new trilogy of historical romances Secrets of the Loch from New York Times bestselling author Candace Camp A family
I had the good fortune to read this little gem while I was on vacation IN SCOTLAND. Yes, it was marvelous for so many reasons :)Treasured is the start of a series Camp released some years back and I've been remiss in not picking it up sooner. This was such a fun read! Isobel and Jack are both lovely people. Jack is looking for a place to belong, a home. Isobel has a home and is trying to figure out a way to keep it after her worthless (his selfishness made me insane) loses it in a card game. The [...]
Jack Kensington regrets his desire to travel to Scotland to view the house he won in a card game as he is nothing but cold,wet and tired. Even though he plans to sell the place, he is shocked to discover Isobel Rose knew nothing of her brother's gambling away the family property. Isobel tries to persuade Jack to keep the house as income property, but he declines and gives her as much time as she needs to settle her affairs. But Isobel is stubbon and is also determined to keep her ancestral home. [...]
Good book. Jack came to Kinclannoch to check on some property he won in a card game. He plans to sell it as soon as he can and take the money back to London with him. He is surprised to find the precious owner's sister and aunt in residence, but not nearly as surprised as Isobel is to discover that she is soon to be homeless. She is determined to find a way to keep her home and protect the people who live on the land. I really liked both Jack and Isobel. Jack did not come in throwing his weight [...]
This book proved to be quite the unexpected treasure.The customary girl draped over the chaise in a seductive pose, that this book's cover sports, does little justice to the fiery, resourceful and determined Isobel Rose. Heroine of the day, savior of her ancestral home, and general kick-ass leading lady.This book is a clear case of 'what mess men create does a woman fix.' As Isobel and her dear, if somewhat forgetful aunt find out one stormy night when a strange and handsome Englishman shows up [...]
My Review:It's been a long time since I've read a Candace Camp book, but back when I used to read historical romances regularly (many, many moons ago) she was on my auto-buy list, so I was pretty excited to see if her writing still appealed to me now. Short answer does. I liked this book. I enjoyed the premise and the relationship between Jack and Isabel. I adored the Scottish vistas and scenery that Ms. Camp described so incredibly well. I felt like I was walking along the cliffs and in the cas [...]
Treasured by Candace Camp is a 2014 Gallery/Pocket Books publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and XOXperts in exchange for an honest review. I have read books by Candace Camp for years and she is an author I trust to write a historical romance the way they should be written. This book was true to the time period in language, customs, the laws and moral codes of the era. When Jack Kensington wins Baillannam in a game of whist, he travels from England to Scotland to hav [...]
Isobel Rose is dismayed to learn that her brother Andrew has gambled away his inheritance—namely his unentailed Highland estate. Faced with the loss of her ancestral home (against the backdrop of the Highland Clearances), Izzy makes a desperate choice.Jack Kensington just came on a lark, to check out the estate he won before he sells it. Next thing he knows…Marriage isn't as bad as he expected. His feisty little bride appeals to him, and this rustic place is growing on him, too. And then the [...]
Isobel Rose has just found out that her brother has lost their family estate, Baillannan, in a card game to an Englishman, Jack Kensington. To make matters horrible, she had to find out from the man himself. The Rose name has held this property and it's people safe, now all is in jeopardy, and the solution Isobel offers is marriage. Jack Kensington was expecting to sell the property that he found himself with, until he found it came with a sister and aunt attached to it. An attraction to the lad [...]
Jack Kensington comes to Scotland to look over the house he won in a card game from Andrew Rose. Andrew neglects to tell his sister Isobel Rose and their Aunt Elizabeth that he has lost their ancestral home, Baillannan. Isobel dreads leaving the only home she has ever known. She has run the whole estate for years and caring for their aging Aunt while Andrew has been off living a debauched life in London. Jack has no intention of running the estate and plans to sell Baillannan. Isobel decides to [...]
Realistic romance, mysterious family legend; what's not to like? After some trepidation, Isobel and Jack made an seemingly impossible situation work for them. A marriage of convenience turned into a loving, respectful, and sexy relationship. The way they navigated various challenges as they learned about one another only made Isobel and Jack extremely likable. I enjoyed watching their feelings gradually develop into affection and ultimately love. It was not their nature to play emotional games, [...]
Scottish faery tales, a haunted castle, and a buried treasure. What's not to like? Isolde and Kensington are great characters and their romance has real depth. Good book.
I could not get into this to save my life. I believe this is another tale of where the review was much better than the actual story.
4 stars. I really enjoyed reading I hope the next book will fill in some of the blanks left behind in this book.
This was a fun read. It had the elements of a mystery that will be pursued throughout the series as well. Jack Kensington, a lucky gambler, won an estate in a hand and has come to claim it but it holds two woman. He can’t turn them out can he? But he needs to sell it to get back to London. Isobel Rose is disgusted to find out her brother has gambled away her birthright. Now she is turned out of her home along with her aunt. She is desperate for any solution to not give up her home that dates b [...]
Today's post is on Treasured by Candace Camp. It is 403 pages long, is published by Pocket Books, and is the first in her Secrets of the Loch series. The cover is a picture of a very pretty woman in a plaid dress looking at the reader. The intended reader is someone who likes historicals, love stories, and family mysteries. There is mild foul language, sex, and no violence in this book. The story is told from third person close of the two main characters. There Be Spoilers Ahead.From the back of [...]
This book was okay. The character development was okay, the plot was okay, the dialogue was okay, and the secondary characters were okay. I think okay is two stars.
Hidden treasure! Family secrets! And a marriage of convenience! Oh my! Treasured was such a fun read! Jack Kensington won an estate in a game of cards. He plans on selling it after he travels to the Highlands to check out his new property. He certainly doesn't expect to find Isobel living there with her elderly aunt. It turns out that Isobel's brother is an irresponsible jerk with no concern whatsoever for their well being. But Isobel is not about to let her family home be sold off, and convince [...]
When Isobel's younger brother loses their ancestral home in a game of cards to Jack Kensington, she finds herself in a tough situation. She can either find a relative willing to take her and her aging aunt in or figure something else out. Not only that but she is worried about what will happen to the crofters who work her land and what will happen to them if Jack sells her home. So she arranges a marriage with Jack on her own terms.Isobel does the only thing that she can realistically do in her [...]
4.5 CocktailsIsobel Rose is the long suffering sister of Andrew Rose and caretaker of their aunt Elizabeth. Isobel also oversees the running of the Rose family estate, Baillannan. That is until Jack Kensington shows up. Andrew is the titled owner of Baillannan and lost the estate to Jack in a wager. This is how Treasured by Candace Camp opens. The drama, suspense, romance, and betrayal continue throughout the book. The characters were very well written. I enjoyed reading about every character… [...]
Candace Camp is one of my favorite authors, so when I heard that her third book of Secrets of the Loch series would be released soon, I read the first one.The book tells the story of a property long ago belonging to Rose Family, Baillannan in Scotland, which has just changed hands because the owner lost it in a card game in London. Now the new owner was an Englishman who had intended to take possession of the property and sell it.Jack Kessington didn't think to make that property was so big when [...]
Thanks to the First Reads giveaways program for a paperback copy of “Treasured” by Candace Camp. The first in a new trilogy by the prolific Camp, “Treasured” is a highly enjoyable historical romance, possessing just the right balance of historical detail, mystery, passion and playful dialogue between the protagonists. English cardsharp Jack Kensington arrives in the Scottish Highlands to claim his newly-won property, Baillannan. He doesn’t expect to find Isobel Rose, the sister of the [...]
I enjoyed reading this book very much. Since I love anything that ties with Scotland (the land and the people are so wonderful), the Scottish setting of this book interested me a lot. I felt that character of Isobel Rose seemed to be quite genuine and likeable. I liked that "her" people around her tried to protect her from Jack in various ways! The character of Jack Kensington was somewhat of a mystery to the reader as well as to Isobel. The plot was quite good with and had enough twists and tur [...]
3.5 | Hot SteamThough slow to start, this pleasant Highland romance provides an entertaining afternoon of escapism. Sweetly passionate with a hint of mystery, Treasured’s quiet plot evolves into a surprising and steamy tale that emotionally satisfies.Isobel and Jack are a lovely pair whose brisk union of convenience warms nicely as their mutual attraction blossoms into genuine affection, trust and tenderness. I enjoyed reading their well-paced romantic progression. With each intimate encounter [...]
Isobel is shocked when a stranger comes to her home claiming that he is the new owner, and even more shocked to learn that his plans are to sell it and kick her family out and the tenants off of the land. Desperate to save her family home and the people who depend upon she suggests that she and the new owner marry, allowing her to stay in the home and run the estate while he could return to London and live his life however he sees fit.Jack was almost as shocked as Isobel upon learning that the e [...]
A fun start in the Secrets of the Lock series from new-to-me author Candace Camp. For years Isobel has been the mistress of over the family home at Lock Baille but when Englishman Jack Kensington shows up with papers saying he now owns the property Isobel is at a loss of when to do. Her wastrel little brother gambled away the family home and the people that she spent years protecting are now at the mercy of a Sassenach. Her only way to protect them is to continue being the mistress and that mean [...]
I really liked this story, oh, I said that with the four stars didn't I. Well, here's why:The development between the hero and heroine wasn't forced, it was realistic and believable. I also liked that the two were respectful of each other while they worked out their relationship. It was a marriage of convenience and both tread somewhat softly at times.There were other supporting characters that added suspense (brother and cousin) plus hilarity (aunt).There was a mystery that twisted and turned j [...]
Jack wins an estate in Scotland in a card game and the con man turned gentleman ventures to the Highlands and is stunned to find he didn't just displace the laird but his sister, Isobel. She is stunned to find her home taken out from under her because her brother, Andrew is an immature rake. She is desperate to keep the home Jacks wants to sell and convinces him a marriage of convenience means he can leave her in charge, up his prestige with a Scottish home and have ready and steady cash.He agre [...]
Not the best regency romance I've ever read, but it was entertaining. When her stupid brother loses their Scottish castle in a game of cards, Isobel is livid. Except she doesn't learn about it until Jack, the new owner shows up. And Jack didn't even know there were still people living in his new house. He wants to sell it, she wants to persuade him not to and offers him marriage. He accepts and obviously they fall in love. Then there's a aunt who's going mad, Jack's mother who lies and drinks, a [...]
I did enjoy this book. I really liked Jack - Isobel, not quite as much. But she did become more likable as the story progressed. She was not a shrew or anything - I just found her a bit tedious. I liked the mystery aspect of the story - but honestly got a bit confused about who was who - the deceased characters were all either cousins or parents of living characters - who were also cousins or aunts/uncles. It was just confusing - but not impossible to follow. And while I am talking about confusi [...]