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Unusual story line is the thing that came to mind as I read this book. But it was very intriguing to me how the author works on the situation between Marcus and Helen and creates a very enthralling story with the additional characters of Brenda, young Katherine and the not so nice Morton.

While reading this book I saw how easy it would be to have a misunderstanding based on a person’s actions, words and their individual clan standards. In fact, I was intrigued with the differences between the clans and their beliefs regarding women and ownership as well as integrity.

Author Mary Wine shows with her research and writing skills her love for this era and Scotland by creating vivid images that drew me further into the plot of this story. Her descriptions allowed the reader to feel like they had fallen back into time and was an active participant.

There were times that I was upset with Helen and wished she opened herself more to what Marcus was really trying to show her and well Marcus is just a hard-headed man who couldn’t see what she was asking from him. Despite Marcus’s faux pas, I still was drawn to him and found him perfect for Helen. How the author works out this part of their relationship was handled with finesse creating moments that made me laugh out loud.

Even after finishing the book the character of Brenda keeps coming to mind and I feel a need to have a book on her with a happy resolution for this powerful woman.

I give this 4 STARS and recommend others read this book.

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Updated: Nov 21, 2020


Author Kerrigan Byrne has a beautiful way with words and emotions which pulls the reader into this deep emotion packed read. This book is filled with various chain of events that filled me with dread, sadness, excitement, tears, laughter and thankfulness. Meanwhile, mixed into the story are several interactions between Imogen and Cole that just burn up the pages.

Imogen is a female character that one can admire and wish for all good things to happen to. I love that her main strength is what draws and drives Cole away. This unconventional woman drew my attention more than most heroines I have read recently. She is kind, considerate, caring, honorable and dependable.

Cole’s character was handled with extreme finesse both in who he was and who he became. I delighted in the manner that the author used to show the differences and similarities of his before and after person. The richness of his character will keep the reader’s attention trying to figure out what he will do next.

There are many secondary characters within this story and most of them are characters that could use attitude adjustments but they are perfect for this storyline and really create the drama needed to keep this book moving forward in a fast pace. I have always liked intrigue and this book has it in spades so sit down with a nice hot cup of coffee or tea and enjoy the ride.

For me, the authors ability to pull forth all my emotions caused this book to standout from other books and for this reason I give it 5 STARS.

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A new twist to a historical romance that will add enjoyment for the reader. Caro is a very strong willed woman who constantly pushes the bar on propriety in the era in which she lived. For me it was enjoyable watching the tension and verbal back and forth between her and Adrian. Caro is not your typical women and she is extremely comfortable with herself. This attitude comes across the pages and draws the reader into the storyline.

Adrian is a social stigma with a very solid belief system of working hard and making solid business decisions. His strong moral fiber gets him in trouble and his stubbornness pushes everyone’s buttons. What I like about him is that he always puts what’s right before what’s easy. This is a lesson everyone should learn

The reader will find the interaction between Caro’s family members entertaining and her father priceless. With every story, there must be a character the reader doesn’t like and of course the character is this story is written to exacting perfection.

For me I felt this story was entertaining but there were a few times it felt a little flat but by no means did it take away from my reading enjoyment.

I give this 4 STARS for showing the reader that male characters can be exciting and full of moral fiber.

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