Miss Leslie's Secret by Jennifer Moore (Review & #Giveaway)

I've read almost all of Jennifer Moore's books, including all of those published through Covenant.
I know that I'll get a sweet historical romance with some characters I'll love and an enjoyable
story. Her newest is no exception. Read my full review and enter the giveaway below...

Miss Leslie's Secret
by Jennifer Moore
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 240 Pages
September 1st 2017 by Covenant Communications


Decorated war hero Conall Stewart has spent ten years envisioning his return to his beloved Scottish Highlands. But now, with the days of battle finally behind him, it seems that his dreams of home have been in vain: the land of his youth lies in ruins, and his family is gone. Though he will never stop searching for his kin, Conall knows he must begin again. But when he takes on a rented farm in a nearby town, he finds far more than the fresh start he was looking for .

After catching a mischievous local lad stealing, Conall returns young Jamie to his mother, Aileen Leslie—and finds the woman’s coddling of the child maddening. What Conall does not realize is that Aileen hides a frightening secret: her devoted protection of Jamie is all that shelters them from discovery by a dangerous man from their past. Drawn together by circumstance, Conall soon develops a fatherly relationship with Jamie—as well as romantic feelings for Aileen. But even as the couple accepts their growing affection for one another, time runs out for Aileen and her son: after years of hiding, they have been found. Conall lost his family once—he will do all in his power not to let history repeat itself . . .

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My Review

MISS LESLIE'S SECRET is a story about a woman and her son and the well-off war hero who falls in love with them. Set in a quaint Scotland town with a mix of traditions, picturesque scenes, and humble townsmpeople makes this a story that is easy to fall into. The sweet romance and a bit of danger to add a few twists and makes for an even more enjoyable story. Readers of the genre and fans of the author will enjoy this one.

I knew from the beginning that I was going to enjoy the Scottish setting of the story. I loved how the townspeople knew everything about each other and were like a big family. I loved Aileen, her son, Jamie, as well as her neighbor who was a dear friend. I equally loved Conall and his soft heart. I enjoyed seeing how their relationship progressed and how they were aided by the town, especially the meddling old ladies. The story kept me engaged and brought out some emotions. I especially thought the time when Aileen falls ill and Conall cares for her was quite endearing. I loved the epilogue, as it leads nicely into the next story that follows a different member of this family. I also loved reading the sneak peek of that story and am really looking forward to reading it when it comes out!

There were a few things that I had issues with, both towards the end. One was when Aileen and her dear friend become overly dramatic and Aileen, particularly, seems to not act according to what I had supposed from her character. She acts without thinking at all. It just seemed a little inconsistent knowing her background. Then the ending was very, very sweet when a wedding occurs, but one aspect felt too perfect. Sometimes plot points can become forced instead of feeling natural, like they should. I wanted more development in Aileen's and Conall's relationship and for the ending to feel more consistent with the rest of the story.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I enjoyed this story, particularly the setting and characters. If you're looking for something sweet with some humor, a few romantic sparks, a little danger, and a rewarding happily-ever-after ending, then give this one a try.

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

Other Books by the Author

Becoming Lady LockwoodLady Emma's CampaignMiss Burton Unmasks a Prince
Simply AnnaLady Helen Finds Her SongA Place for Miss Snow
These are the other books published through Covenant (linked to my reviews or Amazon).
You can see the other books I've read by this author here.

About the Author


Jennifer Moore is a passionate reader and writer of all things romance due to the need to balance the rest of her world that includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that is anything but romantic. She suffers from an unhealthy addiction to 18th and 19th century military history and literature. Jennifer has a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family, but most of the time wishes she was on board a frigate during the Age of Sail.

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