Friday, 9 December 2016

bookreview ~ A Magical Highland Solstice #romance #timetravel @m_morganauthor


 

A Magical Highland
Solstice
By
Mary Morgan

 
Laird Cormac Murray has witnessed how love destroyed his own father after the death of his mother, and he vows to never take a wife. Yet, when he comes upon a bewildered lass traveling alone, he finds his heart will no longer listen to his mind. In the end, Cormac risks everything to claim the love of a woman not of his time. Eve Brannigan loves helping others and baking. After winning a contest, she is stunned to learn that the Clan Murray has requested her assistance to cater to their guests during the holiday season. When a lost path in Scotland leads her to a handsome but gruff Highlander, Eve fights the temptation to allow love to enter her heart for the first time. Can the Fae and the magic of the Yule season bring together two souls who have forsaken love? Or will tragedies from the past separate the lovers forever?

What did I make of the book?

Present day

If Eve Brannigan can win the Sweet and Savory Contest at the Blushing Rose Bakery, then she would be able to fix her car and repair the broken down heater of her elderly neighbour. The last thing on her mind is love. After winning the contest, Eve receives an invitation to travel to Scotland and prepare the desserts for Castle Creag’s annual Winter Solstice Festive. Unsurprisingly, Eve jumps at the chance.

Scotland December 1207

The season of Yule is always a busy time in the kitchens of Castle Creag, but now the cook, Moria, has had an accident, and Laird Cormac Murray has to find someone else to cook the festive feast. But who?

Could this mysterious woman he meets on an isolated stretch of road be the answer to his current dilemma? One thing was for certain; she may cook his food, but there was no way she was going to steal his heart.

There is something strange about Castle Creag. There are no modern amenities, and the kitchen is practically medieval. Still, Eve was asked to cook and so she would. But…what she had not foreseen was how quickly she would fall for the Laird. Dare she risk her heart to a man such as Cormac? And what will happen when Eve finds out the startling truth about where she really is?

Mary Morgan has done it again; she has brought 12th Century Scotland back to life in this beautiful Yule story of a love that transects time. I adored the characterisation of both Eve and Cormac and the chemistry was heart-warmingly beautiful. This is the perfect book to snuggle down under a blanket with on a cold winter day.

I adored Eve. She is such a genuinely lovely person, who is always thinking of others before herself. There are some hilarious moments as she tries to adjust to medieval life, and being a modern woman, she is quite vocal about having to use a chamber pot and what does a girl have to do to get a bath around here?!

Cormac is the perfect Highlander hero, and if any two souls were made for each other it would have to be Cormac's and Eve’s, but alas, Cormac has sworn never to love a woman. Will he break his own vow and take a chance with Eve?

I thought this book was truly wonderful and if you are looking for a gift this Christmas for a Scottish Romance fan, then look no further than A Magical Highland Solstice. It would defiantly be a book I would want to find in my stocking!

I Highly Recommend.


Links to Purchase

About the author


Scottish paranormal romance author, Mary Morgan resides in Northern California, with her own knight in shining armor. However, during her travels to Scotland, England, and Ireland, she left a part of her soul in one of these countries and vows to return.

Mary’s passion for books started at an early age along with an overactive imagination. She spent far too much time daydreaming and was told quite often to remove her head from the clouds. It wasn’t until the closure of Borders Books where Mary worked that she found her true calling—writing romance. Now, the worlds she created in her mind are coming to life within her stories.

Visit Mary’s website at http://www.marymorganauthor.com where you’ll find links to all of her books, blog, and pictures of her travels.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your beautiful review, Mary Anne! Absolutely overjoyed that you enjoyed Cormac and Eve's story. :)

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