Review: Wee William’s Woman by Suzan Tisdale

Posted September 23, 2018 by Sophia Rose in Reviews, Sweet Delight / 20 Comments

Review: Wee William’s Woman by Suzan Tisdale
Wee William's Woman

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Series: Clan MacDougall #3
Genres: Historical Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on March 8, 2013
Pages: 407
Format: Paperback
Source: Giveaway

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The Delight

I’ve been meaning to try Suzan Tisdale’s books since I first heard of them, but I finally got around to it.  And, yes… kicking myself for waiting because I was missing out on the humor, excitement, heartwarming romance, and gritty adventure of her medieval Highland Romances.

Review

Wee William’s Woman is book three in the Clan MacDougall series.  I jumped in with this book and was pleased that I was easily able to read it out of order though there was definitely a tie between it and earlier books and even earlier series.

From the first moment I encountered him on the page, I adored William.  He’s a huge giant of a man, a bit rough around the edges, loyal to his clan and friends, and oh so hopeful that he can someday find love and a family like his friend Duncan.  But, a past woman did a number on him with her mockery and insults so he thinks all women will see him as a dumb, huge oaf.
Not Nora, though…  To her, Wee William is her savior and gallant knight.  He brings her away from a terrible situation and helps her rescue her younger siblings to take them all back with him to Scotland.  He makes a few errors by choosing not to tell her the truth about her former, abusing husband who is now set on their trail for revenge.  Meanwhile, someone else is set to destroy the peace between the clans and start a war using two naive young people to accomplish it.

I loved the medieval Highland world the author created.  Clan and family life were wonderful.  The historical backdrop of trouble with opposing clans and the English was there to keep things exciting.  There was intrigue wrapped around the historical romance and the romance was a blend of fun, sweet, and spice.  William was as engaging a hero as I’ve encountered and it was hilarious to see the way he fought his feelings at first, but reacted when the others teased and baited him into doing what he really wanted.  Nora  was more mercurial.  She got her dander up a lot and was sometimes naively impulsive, but she loved William and endured much before he came along.  They both did well giving her young siblings a home.

The book was not all about William and Nora.  The greater clan story involving previous main characters and other regular Clan MacDougall members and the clan affairs also played a large part of the book’s plot.  I enjoyed that there were several lesser threads weaving together with the main plot.

Now, that I’ve read my first, I’m eying the rest of the author’s books on my shelves with more eagerness.  Loved getting back to the Highlands of Scotland for some history, fun, and romance.  I can definitely recommend this one to other like-minded readers.

Challenges

Romance Roundabout #282 HR
Let’s Read Indie #94
Mt. TBR #100

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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AngieElle @ Ba_BAMB
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Man, I do love a good Highland Romance. What great comfort reads.

I can’t help it – I’m a sucker for a damsel in distress, and it sounds like this book fits the bill. I’m glad to see you found another author to add to your tbr. I’m sure it wasn’t big enough already. 😉

Great review!

Sophia Rose
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Same here. It had good humor and excitement. Her damseling was just enough without being over the line to pathetic. I liked so much about this one and I do have two more of her books set in the same world so I will definitely be dusting them off for a read soonish.

LOL, yeah, I don’t need to add any more to that nutso high pile.

Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books
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I am so glad that this one ended up being an enjoyable read. William sounds like a great Hero. It is good to know that this could work as a stand-alone.

Sophia Rose
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Yes, it was one of my dusty shelf books that I won in a giveaway a few years’ back so I was glad to have it win the TBR pile vote and end up being a fun one. It’s part of a series and that is obvious, but the main plot and the way the author catches the reader up on things made it easy to standalone, too.

Melliane
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AH I confess that it’s been a while, like a lot, that I haven’t read a book like that

Sophia Rose
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I haven’t read a Highlander Romance for a bit, either. This was a fun one with a good blend of humor and excitement and clan. 🙂

RO
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The title definitely grabbed my attention, and even though is a series, the storyline makes me want to jump in. Happy Fall and Hugs…RO

Sophia Rose
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Oh yes, it was hilarious that they call him Wee William and he’s this huge guy. I had a good time with this one and yes, it can definitely be snagged out of order.

Yes! We have fall and fall temps here. 🙂 Enjoy your new season, too, Radiant Ro!

Lover Of Romance
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Great review you have here. I can’t wait to read this one. I just love her books quite a bit!! And I love the world building that she does.

Sophia Rose
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And hey, its the gal who got me excited to pick this one up off the shelf. 🙂 You’re going to have a good time meeting William, Renee!

Lover Of Romance
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AWw….that is so sweet. I am so glad that you decided to pick this author up. I have heard good things…just want to read the series in order. hehe

Sophia Rose
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Yeah, I don’t blame you for wanting them in order. Normally, if I was purchasing or getting them at the library, I would, too, but this one was a giveaway win. I’m trying hard to clear my own shelves. I do have the first books as freebies from two of her other series so those I’ll start in order at least. 🙂 I’m so glad I picked her book up, too, thanks to seeing your strong reviews. 🙂

Mary Kirkland
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I don’t read a lot of books like this but I have to admit this one sounds pretty good.

Sophia Rose
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I’ve stepped away from historicals set in Scotland and England over this past year, but I’m glad this new to me author/series was a hit when I did pick it up again. Humor will get me every time. 🙂

vvb
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Definitely looks like a fun one when in an historical Scotland mood.

Sophia Rose
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Yep! Put this one on your historical Scotland lsit. You’ll have a good time with it, I think. 🙂

herding cats
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The title gave me a little giggle. I do love a rough around the edges hero. Sounds like a real nice read.

Sophia Rose
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I know. I had seriously juvenile giggles. 🙂

Lola
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I always like it when there’s a tie with previous books, but the books can also mostly work as standalone. Although I usually start with the first book if I can. William sounds like a great main character and I already feel sorry for him with how he thinks all women think of him as dumb because of that women who did a number on him. Must be great to see him realize that’s not true and find real love. And that’s nice the author did the medieval highland world well. Sounds good how there’s also a story involving the… Read more »

Sophia Rose
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Oh yes, poor William was flabbergasted to discover that she was just as interested in him as he was with her. He was scared to even try because of the way he got treated by the last woman. I was glad he overcame that.

I agree about it being nice that this read well as a standalone. I won it and wanted to try the author’s writing before I went back and committed to other books in the series. I will definitely be getting to them now. 🙂