A tortured soul….
Breandán Mac Liam, the strapping young hunter from Ireland’s lush forests, is in love with Mara, an ineligible beautiful princess. For seven long years, he has been vividly haunted by her memory, taunted by the throes of his heartache. And not even the thought of her marriage to a Northman can extinguish the fierce, burning desire running rampant through his soul.
An innocent heart….
Mara, the spirited Connacht princess, has no idea she is the object of the Irishman’s longing. She is living out her days on Inis Mór, raising a troubled son and trying to endure the cruel loneliness that afflicts her heart.
A deadly secret….
Ordered by the king on his deathbed, Breandán must return to Mara and bring her through the perilous lands of Connacht to fulfill her father’s last dying wish. But as their worlds collide, Breandán not only finds himself wrapped in the arms of Mara’s embrace, but thrown into a struggle to defend his honor.
With Mara caught between the family she loves and the father she knows, can Breandán uncover the mystery of her past and still protect her from a secret that threatens them all?
Review: The twists and turns of book 1 continue along in this installment. Not once was anything given away, you know how when you read a book and say . . “ah, I saw that coming.” That isn’t going to happen here.
So, if you enjoy books that keep you guessing and haven’t read book 1, I suggest you go grab it. Then have on hand book 2, because you are going to want to dive right in.
Please do not read any further if you haven’t read book 1. I would hate to ruin the story.
7 years after the death of her husband and Mara’s heart still hasn’t healed. Doing her best to keep his memory alive for their son, she seems to feel as though she is failing him. Wanting a male presence for him, someone for a father figure, but not looking for someone for herself.
Her “father” King Cullan is on his death bed and sends word for her return. The only one he trusts to bring her home is Brendaen. So what could possible happen when you find yourself with a man and woman? One has already spoken of his love for her, and she needs so much more than she is willing to admit.
Honestly if you enjoyed book 1, there is no way book 2 is going to let you down. I couldn’t believe there were even more twists and turns to be had. Reading book 2 just flew by; I had read 100 pages before I even knew it.
I am excited for the release of book 3, expected in Dec 2011.