They call him Wee William. Though he stands nearly seven feet tall, with arms and legs the size of tree trunks and hands as big as buckets, there is nothing wee about him. His scowl alone is enough to make most men’s bones rattle with fear. And women, rather than swooning, tend to run in the opposite direction.
The giant Highlander is a self-proclaimed bachelor who has sworn for years that there isn’t a woman in all of Scotland worth shaving his beard for, and for good reason. Years ago, after a bonny young lass broke his heart and left his dignity in shreds, he swore never again to put it in such peril. As a testament to his sincerity, he vowed never again to shave his beard.
Then he met her. In a single heartbeat, Wee William was lost. Forever lost to a brown-haired beauty with gray-blue eyes brimming with tears — a woman in need.
On her wedding night, Nora realized she made a terrible mistake. She had agreed to wed Horace Crawford when he promised her younger siblings would live with them. He soon broke his word and sent them away. Horace soon proved a harsh, cruel husband who owned no heart, nor a shred of decency.
On a dark, cold winter’s night, when Nora had almost given up hope of ever saving her siblings and herself, God answered her prayers in a most peculiar way. Through a band of fierce Highlanders on a mission to retrieve small but priceless treasures. Treasures she had unwittingly harbored.
Little did the Highlanders know they would return with more than those treasures… They would return with Wee William’s Woman.
I love just about any story with Scottish Highlanders and their brawl humor. This book definitely had it plus with some great characters. How could anyone not like Wee William? Sure he was near 7 feet tall, limbs like a tree trunk, and hands almost big as buckets but in reality he was a sweet, kind, gentle man with a heart of gold. I loved how William was starting to have feelings for Nora after he rescues her from her wicked husband, but he wouldn’t admit it nor to his fellow clansmen but when others tried to pursue Nora, he wasn’t a happy camper about that – in fact he was rip roaring mad about it. When it comes time for Nora to look for another husband she just can’t figure out why no one wants to marry her nor shows any interest which is due to William threatening his eligible clansmen. It comes down to the last second for someone to step forward to offer Nora their hand, then William sets up to the plate saying he wants her and he finally shaves his beard! And their conversation during their wedding night was a bit humorous at times — sure did make me giggle.