Spotlight & Giveaway: The Highlander’s Choice by Callie Hutton

Posted July 12th, 2015 by in Blog, Spotlight / 36 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome romance author Callie Hutton to HJ!

Hi Callie and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, The Highlander’s Choice!


Please summarize the book for the readers here:

The Highlander's ChoiceH is for hot hero
I is for independent Lady Sybil (heroine)
G is for great attraction
H is for Prince Harry, my inspiration for Liam MacBride
L is for Liam Mac Bride (hero)
A is for all the hot scenes
N is for no way the hero and heroine can stay away from each other
D is for don’t you love Highlanders?
E is for extroverted heroine
R is for Rachel Mac Adams, my inspiration for Lady Sybil
C is for confident Liam MacBride
H is for happily ever after
O is for off to read The Highlander’s Choice
I is for intensive attraction between Liam and Sybil
C is for the choice Liam makes
E is for everyone should read The Highlander’s Choice

Please share the opening lines of this book:

Lady Sybil Lacey stepped out of the carriage that had held her prisoner for five long days on the journey from England to the wilds of Scotland. She stretched her tight, sore muscles and turned to her best friend, Lady Margaret Somerville, who alighted from the carriage next.
“It is very big,” Margaret breathed, staring wide-eyed at the castle in front of them, her face a pale white. “How will I ever find my way around?”

Please share a few Random facts about this book…

  • The Highlander’s Choice is the first book in my Marriage Mart Mayhem series that doesn’t take place in England.
  • The heroine of The Highlander’s Choice, Lady Sybil Lacey, is a twin. Her sister, Sarah, has her story in The Highlander’s Accidental Marriage to be released in November.
  • Lady Sarah is forced to face her prejudice against Scots; and Laird Liam MacBride is confronted with his dislike of the English.
  • Laird MacBride lives in a castle.
  • Liam dislikes the English and Sybil disdains the Scottish.


What do you want people to take away from reading this book?

I’d like readers to take away a warm feeling for the love my two characters have for each other. Also, an understanding that different doesn’t mean unacceptable.

Thanks for blogging at HJ!


Giveaway: As a giveaway, I will offer an ebook copy of any of the books in The Marriage Mart Mayhem series (backlist)


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Book Info:

The Scottish Highlands, 1815

Lady Sybil Lacey is every inch an English woman. She’s horrified her best friend is wedding a barbarian Scot. For aren’t Scots naught but brutish, whiskey-swilling lechers? So to find herself secretly attracted to the tall and devastatingly handsome Scottish laird of Bedlay Castle is quite disconcerting…

Liam MacBride is convinced that English ladies are silly sassenachs who think of nothing but social events and clothes. So why is he intensely drawn to Lady Sybil? All they do is quarrel…until loathing turns into undeniable lust.

A tempestuous, fiery romance between an English lady and a Scottish laird cannot end well.

Meet the Author:

Callie HuttonUSA Today best selling author of The Elusive Wife, Callie Hutton writes both Western Historical and Regency romance, with “historic elements and sensory details” (The Romance Reviews). She also pens an occasional contemporary or two. Callie lives in Oklahoma with several rescue dogs, two adult children, and daughter-in-law (thankfully all not in the same house), and her top cheerleader husband of thirty-eight years. She also recently welcomed twin grandsons to her ever expanding family. Callie loves to hear from readers, and would welcome you as a “friend” on Facebook. You can contact her through her website:






36 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: The Highlander’s Choice by Callie Hutton”

  1. Janie McGaugh

    Yes, I have. There have been a couple of people I didn’t particularly like when I first met them. I changed my mind once I got to know them better. Of course, I’ve also had the opposite happen, as well. First impressions aren’t always correct!

  2. Kermitsgirl

    My best friend in college turned out to be a liar of epic proportions. My mom died my sophomore year, and six months later she claimed her biological dad died (someone she saw once or twice a year). It was a strong connecting point for us. I found out years later that wasn’t true, and A LOT of what she says she makes up. She’s still my friend, but I don’t believe anything that she says unless I was there to experience it. I don’t think she does it on purpose, but it’s a huge character flaw and I feel very sorry for her, which is why I just can’t seem to cut her loose.

  3. Glenda

    None that I can think of. Short term opinions of people have changed once I got to know them, but not any long term ones that come to mind.

  4. glam009

    well sometimes people change in time, because the priority change or circumstances on life…
    And I don´t trust in anybody so easily.

  5. Gretchen H

    Usually after some time I come to better understand a person’s situation and view point. Very rarely is someone as unlikable as I think they are at first!

  6. Kate Sparks

    Usually, I don’t change my views, but sometime you find that there’s more of a backstory and it will change things.

  7. Suzanne

    As I grow older, I often realize that a popular person that I was always pleased with was not always the best person to know. Also there are certain views about life that I learned from my family that I now realize that this is not my view on life.

  8. Patti Wissore

    I’ve changed my mind many times after getting the whole story on situations where I’ve been told only part. I’m normally stubborn on changing my mind unless the true facts come out.

  9. Michele Hayes

    In high school there was a girl that I didn’t like very much for no particular reason but later on I found out she was quite nice. I try not to pre-judge people any more.

  10. Meredith Miller

    Yes, over time, my views of things and people have changed. Sometimes it’s because my mind has opened a bit more, or I’ve learned something, or maybe the actions of someone else.

  11. erinf1

    of my family. When you’re a kid, your perceptions of events and people are so far off of what was really happening and that stays with you for a long time. Luckily, I was able to talk to my parents and was able to find out the truth. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Leanna

    There have been guyS that when I met them I thought they were hot, but when I got to know them they started to look ugly because they were such jerks.

  13. Becky R.

    I have, but there are very few of them. I try not to judge a person or a situation without knowing all the facts.

  14. taswmom

    There have been times, I hate to admit, when I’ve formed opinions based on first impressions, or even preconceived notions, and then changed my mind once I learned more. I try really hard not to make judgements though, because I’ve learned there’s almost always more than what you first see.

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