Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Spotlight: The Beast of Aros Castle by Heather McCollum

August is Romance Awareness Month and what better way to celebrate than to put some of our favorite romances from different genres on sale! Whether you are already a romance lover or new to romance reading you are sure to find something to fall in love with.

If you haven't fallen for a Highlander yet, you don't wan to miss this steal! The Beast of Aros Castle by Heather McCollum is on sale for just 99¢.  PLUS, as an added bonus you can also pick up the latest book in the series, The Wolf of Kismul Castle is also on sale for 99.
Readers are raving about The Beast of Aros Castle...
There is SO much to love about this book!... It's passionate and steamy and I loved every passage and word. Tor is a magnificent lover and with Ava, they literally set the pages on fire.” – Kilts and Swords

I was glued to the pages of this fascinating dramatic romance. Ms. McCollum did not disappoint me with her vivid descriptions, her captivating characters and the storyline was intriguing and masterfully written.” – April, My Book Addiction and More

One of those books that keep me reading till all hours of the night (morning!) because I couldn't put it down… Tor and Ava's romance is so beautifully written.” – Linda, review

Ava Sutton is on the run from a dangerous man and makes her way safely to Scotland. Masquerading as a titled, English lady, she must convince the darkly handsome chief of the Macleans of Aros to wed her before she is tracked down.

Tor Maclean, the new chief of Aros Castle, has sworn off marriage. Despite his efforts to scare away the Englishwoman his father arranged for him to wed, Tor is nonetheless drawn to her passion and beauty. But he doesn't know if he can forgive the untruths that have come to light for a chance at a once in a lifetime love...

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Heather McCollum is an award winning, historical paranormal and YA romance writer. She earned her B.A. in Biology, much to her English professor's dismay. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood of 2009 Golden Heart finalists. The ancient magic and lush beauty of Great Britain entrances Ms. McCollum's heart and imagination every time she visits. The country's history and landscape have been a backdrop for her writing ever since her first journey across the pond. When she is not creating vibrant characters & magical adventures on the page, she is roaring her own battle cry in the war against ovarian cancer. Ms. McCollum recently slayed the cancer beast and resides with her very own Highland hero, rescued golden retriever & 3 kids in the wilds of suburbia on the mid-Atlantic coast.

Review: The Daughters of Ireland by Santa Montefiore

The Daughters of IrelandThe Daughters of Ireland by Santa Montefiore

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! This is one of my favourite reads this year. This is the first novel I've read by Santa Montefiore and The Daughters of Ireland is the second book in her Deverill Chronicles series. Although I've known about this writer for a long while, I wonder why it has taken so long to pick up one of her novels?

As you'd expect from a family saga, there's plenty of intrigue and history as we observe the life events and dramas following the three young women between 1925-1938. The narrative is richly descriptive and interwoven with fascinating highly developed characters. Each thread is informative as we delve into the differing worlds where love, secrets, deception and tragedy envelope the protagonists and notable secondary characters.

The journeys' the characters embark on take you around the world from Dublin and London to Manhattan, South Africa and Argentina. Ms. Montefiore's writing brought to life the locations I've never visited as well as igniting memories of those I've had an opportunity to explore myself. The visual impact her writing brought made me think this trilogy would be perfect for small screen adaptation.

On finishing this novel, my first impressions were; I can't wait to read the third part of this trilogy and I must read part one too. There are many threads with loose ends which leave a yearning to follow the lives of Celia, Kitty and Bridie to their conclusions. Despite diving in right in the middle of the saga, the author does a wonderful job of explaining who everyone is and their role within the narrative. It wasn't difficult to follow the proceedings and I didn't feel I needed to read book one before I embarked on this one so, I'm grateful this inclusion helped to enhance my overall reading experience.

On a final note, I fully intend to read this trilogy in its entirety. If you're looking for something to submerge yourself in with a fascinating setting in twentieth century Ireland, I highly recommend The Daughters of Ireland.

5 stars

***arc generously received courtesy of the publisher William Morrow via Edelweiss+***

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