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Shortbread Cookie Princess, Book 1 Highland Falls series by Zelda Benjamin is a Book Series Starter Event pick #sweetromance #romance #bookseries #giveaway

Title: Shortbread Cookie Princess Book 1 Highland Falls series.


Author: Zelda Benjamin


Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance


Book Blurb:


Sophia MacLennan Porter grew up in an environment of wicked duplicity with a stepmother who was nice to dad and mean to his daughter. A series of events brings her to the upstate New York town of Highland Falls and her late aunt's bakeshop. Highland Falls is a town of Scottish descendants, well-kept secrets, and the best shortbread cookies for miles. No one in this town is immune from the secrets of their ancestors or greedy developers.

When Ian Campbell, a handsome Scottish research professor appears in her life, she struggles with the chance to put romance on the menu. Sophia is more concerned with the future of her bakeshop than the lives of her dead ancestors. Reluctantly, she finds herself drawn into his investigation of the history of her family's clan.




 Alana tossed Tim the keys to the delivery truck. “Sophia, are you sure we can’t convince you to come with us?”


“No thanks. It’s not my thing. You two have fun.” Sophia waited until the van disappeared down the street. She stopped at the door to her shop—did someone just call her name?


“Hey, lass. I thought I’d stop by and see if I could change your mind.” Ian dressed for the occasion.


He was dressed to the tens—if there were such a thing. Of course, he had all the bells and whistles. From the flying plaid draped over his shoulder, down to his kilt hose and flashers, his appearance not only surprised her, it took her breath away.


“Do you dress like this often?” Sophia turned her attention to a passing car before she made a fool of herself.


“Weddings, bar mitzvahs, and an occasional christening.” He did an awkward two-step.


The driver honked.


“Cute, but not funny.” This morning, he’d been in serious teacher mode—interested only in facts. Was this the same man?


“Not even a smile. Did I do something to offend you?”


Excerpt From: Zelda Benjamin. “Shortbread Cookie Princess.” iBooks.


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Her Perfect Blend book 2- Coming soon


What makes your featured book a must-read?


Modern day Cinderella meets a handsome Highlander.


Shortbread Cookie Princess is a blend of romance, ancestry, and history. It’s a feel good story about finding a place where you belong.


Giveaway –


Enter to win a $40 Amazon gift card:



Open Internationally.


Runs January 9 – January 21, 2024.


Winner will be drawn on January 22, 2024.


Author Biography:


Zelda was a nurse who specialized in pediatrics and authored articles for various nursing publications. She always loved telling stories and expanded her repertoire to include writing romance novels that feature contemporary themes with sweet and sensual undertones, always concluding with a delightful happily ever after. She is currently editing book two in her Highland Falls series. In her leisure time, Zelda enjoys the opportunity to explore different cultures, cuisines, and destinations with her family.


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Jan 17

Thank you, Zelda, for sharing your book in our Book Series Starter Bookish Event!

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