Highlands New Year

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Pub Date 12 Dec 2023 | Archive Date 31 May 2024

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Description

Snowed in. Kilts. Scotch. Angus. Caitlin. Highland love, New Year style.

This is a stand-alone sequel to Highlands Christmas - Wishes Come True

When Caitlin Montgomery discovers her best friend Melissa MacKenzie has disappeared to Scotland without a word, she boards a plane to Inverness to uncover the truth. Little does she know that this impulsive decision will take her on a breathtaking journey filled with unexpected romance and enchanting Highland traditions.

Captivated by the stunning landscapes and the allure of love that surrounds her friend Melissa, Caitlin finds herself caught in a web of Scottish charm. They plan a magical getaway to the Isle of Skye for Hogmanay celebrations with Melissa’s new love interest, Colin and his sister Lindsay. But fate has a different path in mind when a sudden accident leaves Melissa and Colin hospitalized. Determined not to let their misfortune dampen her spirits, Caitlin and Lindsay decide to continue the journey and wait for Melissa and Colin to catch up with them.

As the snow blankets the picturesque countryside, Caitlin and Lindsay find themselves stranded in a tiny town on the banks of Loch Ness. They stumble upon the cozy inn, unaware that they've snagged the last room from Drew and Angus, two ruggedly handsome locals.

A friendly rivalry ensues, with a dart match deciding the victor. In this game of chance, sparks fly, and unexpected love blossoms amidst the swirling winter magic. Lindsay and Drew soon find a simmering connection while Caitlin's heart is captivated by the rugged charm of Angus.

Will these newfound romances withstand the tests of a snowy Highland adventure and lead to a blissful new year? Join Caitlin and her friends on their heartwarming journey in the Scottish Highlands, where love awaits under the twinkling stars and amidst the enchantment of a Highland New Year celebration like no other.

Snowed in. Kilts. Scotch. Angus. Caitlin. Highland love, New Year style.

This is a stand-alone sequel to Highlands Christmas - Wishes Come True

When Caitlin Montgomery discovers her best friend Melissa...


A Note From the Publisher

There will be a third book-- eventually!

There will be a third book-- eventually!


Advance Praise

"This book is warm and cozy and just perfect for a weekend read where you're cuddled up by the fire." - Goodreads ARC

"This was such a cozy holiday fun read. I loved it! I loved getting a little peak into more of Melissa’s and Colin’s story and the start of Caitlyn’s and Angus’ story. So good!" - Goodreads ARC

"This book is warm and cozy and just perfect for a weekend read where you're cuddled up by the fire." - Goodreads ARC

"This was such a cozy holiday fun read. I loved it! I loved getting a little peak...


Marketing Plan

Pre-order on Amazon in Kindle and Paperback. Releasing 12.12.23

Will sell on Nook and Kobo. 

Audiobook is currently in production, will sell on Audible and Amazon. 


Pre-order on Amazon in Kindle and Paperback. Releasing 12.12.23

Will sell on Nook and Kobo. 

Audiobook is currently in production, will sell on Audible and Amazon. 



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ISBN 9780997552874
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PAGES 127

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Highlands New Year by Amy Quick Parrish is a stand alone sequel that unfolds against the scenic backdrop of the Scottish Highlands. When Caitlin Montgomery embarks on a quest to find her missing friend Melissa, she stumbles upon unexpected romance, Highland traditions, and a New Year's celebration filled with enchantment. The story weaves themes of love and winter magic, as sparks fly and connections deepen in the charming town on the shores of Loch Ness. With a friendly rivalry, a dart match, and ruggedly handsome locals, this book delivers a heartwarming story that celebrates the resilience of newfound romances.

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3.75⭐ First and foremost thanks for this arc!
This was such a wholesome, cute, cozy and quick holiday read. Love the whole explanations about Scottish holiday traditions, the holiday foods, and the landscapes and tourist sites! It felt like I was actually there celebrating Hogmanay in Loch Ness!

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Thank you NetGalley, Amy Quick Parrish, and Flying Cactus Publishing for giving me the opportunity to review this book! All opinions are my own.

This is a stand-alone sequel to Highlands Christmas-Wishes Come True, however it does pick up where the first left off perfectly! Once Caitlin hears of Melissa’s move to Scotland, she flies out to visit. And what perfect timing as it’s almost Hogmanay (Scottish New Year’s Eve)! They make plans to visit the Isle of Skye, but Melissa and Colin can’t go due to an accident. Instead Colin’s sister, Lindsay, offers to tag along with Caitlin. Unfortunately a big snowstorm forces them to stay the night at a lodge owned by locals Angus and Drew. Did I mention that Angus and Drew are very handsome and charming, as the girls soon find out.

Amy Quick Parrish really transports you to the quaint, snowy Scottish inn with her writing. I really enjoyed the cute, wintery theme with a hint of romance. I do wish there was more Melissa and Colin though, but here’s to hoping that there’s another book eventually!

Pick this up if you want a feel-good, festive read! Out on December 12th!

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I love this series! It’s such a great length - a cozy afternoon read! I’m excited to read the next installment and get caught up on whats happening. Can’t wait!

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"Highlands New Year" by Amy Quick Parrish is a captivating tale that takes readers on a thrilling adventure through the Scottish Highlands. The story follows Caitlin Montgomery, who embarks on a journey to uncover the truth behind her best friend Melissa MacKenzie's sudden disappearance to Scotland. Little does Caitlin know that this impulsive decision will lead her to encounter unexpected romance and immerse herself in the enchanting traditions of the Highlands. From the moment Caitlin sets foot in Inverness, she becomes captivated by the stunning landscapes and the aura of love that surrounds her friend Melissa. Together with Melissa's new love interest, Colin, and his sister Lindsay, they plan a magical getaway to the Isle of Skye to celebrate Hogmanay. However, fate takes an unforeseen turn when an accident leaves Melissa and Colin hospitalized. Undeterred by this setback, Caitlin and Lindsay decide to press on, eagerly awaiting their friends' recovery. As they find themselves stranded in a charming town nestled alongside Loch Ness, Caitlin and Lindsay stumble upon a cozy inn, unwittingly claiming the last available room from two local men named Drew and Angus. What ensues is a delightful rivalry, with a dart match determining the victor. Amidst the swirling winter magic, sparks fly, and love blossoms unexpectedly. Lindsay and Drew feel an undeniable connection, while Caitlin's heart is captured by the rugged charm of Angus. However, as their newfound romances begin to flourish, the snowy Highland adventure brings its own set of challenges. Will these relationships withstand the tests they encounter? Can the magic of the Scottish Highlands endure the trials of their journey and pave the way for a blissful new year? Amy Quick Parrish skillfully weaves together a heartwarming tale that encapsulates the essence of the Scottish Highlands. Through vivid descriptions, readers are transported to the picturesque countryside, where snow blankets the landscape, and the air is filled with both romance and a sense of adventure. The author masterfully develops the characters, allowing readers to connect with Caitlin, Melissa, Lindsay, Drew, and Angus on a personal level, making their emotions and experiences all the more impactful. "Highlands New Year" is a novel that seamlessly blends elements of friendship, love, and the enchantment of Scottish traditions. Parrish's writing style is engaging and evocative, drawing readers in from the very first page. The story unfolds with grace and intrigue, keeping readers eagerly turning the pages to uncover what lies ahead for the characters. In conclusion, "Highlands New Year" by Amy Quick Parrish is a delightful and heartwarming tale that will transport readers to the magical world of the Scottish Highlands. With its captivating storyline, picturesque settings, and endearing characters, this book is a must-read for anyone seeking an immersive, romantic, and enchanting literary experience.

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This was a captivating, cute, cosy and enjoyable sequel to A Highland Christmas that can be read as a stand-alone. This book follows Melissa's friend, Caitlin.
A fun romance at New Years, with Caitlin, Agnus and a Scottish New Year. This was a fun romantic short story and I can’t wait for the next. I would recommend this book to any romance lover.

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This is the second book in the Highland's series and follows Melissa's friend, Caitlin.

A fun romance at New Years, with Caitlin enjoying both a budding romance with Agnus and a Scottish New Year. This was a fun short story of romance, also advancing Melissa's story. Can't wait for the next in the series!

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Loved this book! I'm just getting back into reading romance and this was a great one to help get my feet back in the romance water. Would recommend!

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With it’s captivating storyline, picturesque settings and endearing characters Highlands New Year by Amy Quick Parrish is a cute, cozy and enjoyable read that takes readers on adventure through the Scottish Highlands.

This is the perfect read for the holiday season with the Scottish setting, touch of romance and engaging characters. Highlands New Year is a standalone read but would recommend reading Highlands Christmas first as this does continue from where it left off.

Thank you NetGalley and Amy Quick Parrish for the complimentary copy, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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whoa!! this book was fantastic!! i could not get enough of this one! it was just so well written and wonderful and amazing!! thank you so much netgalley!!!

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Highlands New Year leaves off where the first book ended and follows Melissa's best friend, Caitlin. When Caitlin finds out that Melissa intends to stay in Scotland, Caitlin decides to see for herself that her friend is okay. Caitlin is captivated by the sites in Scotland and when a trip on the ice leaves Colins and Melissa stuck at home, she continues her trip with Colin's sister, Lindsey. After a snowstorm prevents the two from going home, they end up staying in the tiny town in the countryside where they steal the last room in the inn from two locals, Angus and Drew. Caitlin soon finds that her and Angus have a lot more in common than both being from Boston.

Highlands New Year was a fun adventure and although the main focus is on Caitlin, the book continues on with the relationship of Melissa and Collin. Melissa is trying to navigate her options for staying in Scotland and dealing with a possible long-distance relationship with Collin. I was glad to see their story continue, and I am excited to see where their relationship will go after the cliffhanger at the end of this book.


Caitlin is such a fun character and I loved her with Angus. I would like for their story to continue on as well in the next book and maybe a possible relationship with Lindsey and Drew. There is a lot of possibilities with the next book after the surprise ending and I am excited to see what will happen next.

Highlands New Year is out now.

Thank you to NetGalley and Flying Cactus Publishing for the opportunity to review Highlands New Year. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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This delightful romance is a stand-alone sequel to "Highlands Christmas," and it delivers all the feels with its rich traditions, myths, and captivating characters. “Highlands New Year” by Amy Quick Parrish whisks readers away to the enchanting landscapes of Scotland. You know, the place where kilts, Scotch, and unexpected love intertwine against the backdrop of a cozy holiday season!

Meet Caitlin Montgomery. She has just received shocking news: her best friend has vanished to Scotland without a word. Driven by curiosity and concern, Caitlin boards a plane to Inverness, determined to uncover the truth. Little does she know that this impulsive decision will lead her on a breathtaking journey filled with unexpected romance and Highland magic.

Parrish masterfully weaves Scottish customs, traditions, and dialogue into the narrative, transporting readers to a world where love awaits under twinkling stars. Her vivid descriptions evoke the beauty of the Highlands in the snow-blanketed countryside, the cozy inns, and the mist-shrouded lochs. Readers will feel the chill in the air, taste the warmth of Scotch, and hear the lilting accents of the locals. The characters are endearing and relatable, making us wish we could join them for a Hogmanay celebration.

"Highlands New Year" isn't just a romance; it's a celebration of friendship, resilience, and the magic of new beginnings. The chemistry between characters crackle, and their banter is both charming and heartwarming. As the clock ticks toward midnight, secrets are revealed, and resolutions are made which promise a blissful new year for all.

Parrish's writing is engaging and evocative. Her ability to transport readers to the heart of Scotland is commendable. Whether you're a fan of holiday romances or simply crave an escape to the Highlands, this book delivers. And as a bonus, Parrish deftly sets the stage for the next installment in the series, leaving readers like myself eager for more.

Readers will ultimately enjoy this sweet and satisfying read, as it’s the perfect companion for curling up by the fire with a cup of tea. Treat yourself and become immersed in the magic of the Highlands, while letting love bloom under the twinkling stars of a Highland New Year celebration.

Thank you to NetGalley and Flying Cactus Publishing for a temporary e-ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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