Saturday, October 21, 2017

Tangled in Time by Barbara Longley. The McCarthy Sister's, Book #1, Release Date October 24, 2017. Five Kilts. Celtic Barb found herself totally spellbound from start to finish!


Book: Tangled in Time
By Barbara Longley

Series: The McCarthy Sisters, Book One

Release Date: October 24, 2017


Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook (of)
Tartan Book Reviews
Purple Tulip Book Reviews
Celtic Barb’s Tartan Book Review Blog

Rating:🔥

Overall Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Tangled-McCarthy-Sisters-Barbara-Longley-ebook/dp/B0718W2PZJ/ref=nodl_

Present Day, County Meath, Ireland

This is the first book in the brand new McCarty Sisters series. Regan the eldest sister, can see and communicate with ghosts. Her job is to bring them to the light - as sometimes they are attached to objects or things. As they are so focused on these items are off the chosen path they are supposed to take. Regan puts them on the right path to heaven's gate. Regan’s twin younger sisters, Meredith and Grayce, have the power of premonition and precognition. They all have a trace of fae blood in them as well.

Regan McCarthy is the heroine of this story. Her ancestors have passed down the dreaded power of seeing ghosts. She received this unwanted gift from her Irish ancestry-so bam she an idea! To go back to Ireland: the source of the mystical newgrange monument in County Meath and return to sender!

Well she is hoping for some type of result or at least to get some kind of control over this power. As she did not want it! Felt it destroyed her life! All her boyfriends have left her thinking she's a freak and people in general think she's nuts! As people can’t see her ghosts. So as she converses with them being a ghost whisperer per say, human’s see her talking to air!  They think she's schizophrenic or just plain cra cra crazy! She just wants some normal in her life, a nice boyfriend, maybe even get married and have a family. If only someone could accept who she really was!

At the Newgrange monument everything goes kind of haywire and she ends up in front of this swoon worthy eighteen hundred old Celtic warrior Fáelán. She think’s it one of her ghosts. When Fáelán explains he's been cursed and she's his wee miracle, Regan doesn't believe him. No, she is convinced he's just attached to something and she needs to bring him to the light. The problem is she's never felt an attraction to any of her ghosts before! It definitely can't go anywhere but it confuses Regan. Plus he has strange abilities where he can do things her other ghosts can't. It all very consuming and frustrating to Regan who likes everything black and white per say.


Fáelán had been an elite warrior for Fionn MacCumhaill until he met with an unfortunate accident! He was cursed by a jealous, spiteful, fae princess, Morrigan. This fae princess had pretended to be a mortal in the 3rd century. She had her wicked ways, gave him a concoction to become immortal without his knowledge. Fáelán flat turned her down to be her consort forever. So this vengeful fae cursed him and put him in this solemn veil for all of eternity!

The only way to break the curse is to fall in love. The all consuming, I would die for you kind of love. The problem is he can't be seen by anyone, but kin and only has, 5 days at the rare equinox and solstice where the veils lifts, realms merge and dimensions collide. It is his only opportunity to court and fall in love. Plus to break this wicked curse, he has to fall so deeply in love where he would forsake everything, even die for the one he loves. Except when this opportunity presents itself, he realizes both he and the woman he had fallen for are in mortal danger!


Fáelán would rather spend his eternity being imprisoned, than have his beloved Regan in any type of danger! Will this fae princess ever let him go? Will she go into a jealous tirade when she learns he has fallen in love. Will she murder Regan, Fáelán or both? You must read this phenomenal book, as there is a lot of shocking surprises in this spectacular novel!

Another beautiful story by Barbara Longley. She has the power of catching readers in her magic web and never letting go. This story I found really fascinating and a lover of everything Celtic I really loved Fáelán. He was charming, enchanting, honest, smart, honorable and drool worthy!

For those intrigued by science, there are many theories weaved into this story as well. So if you are a fan of either Albert Einstein or Harry Potter - it's a novel you definitely don't want to miss!

Another novel with breathtaking characters that are brought to life. The Irish settings in the present and past and fae Summerland are absolutely picturesque. I could see the brilliant colors of the sky and landscape so clearly in my mind. The plotting in this novel was absolutely mind blowing too. Some of this novel is hilarious where I loved the humor, but some heartbreaking scenes as well. So have the tissues on hand, you will need them. I also loved how the book explained the workings of time - in the past, present and future, plus how work and bind together. Absolutely captivating!

A spellbinding enchanting delightful novel that blew me away!  I highly recommend this brilliant read that will stay with you long after you've read it. I know I couldn't put it down! I highly recommend as I absolutely loved “Tangled in Time” by Barbara Longley.


Disclaimer:I received this book from the publisher for a fair and honest review. I voluntarily agreed to read, review, blog and promote through netgalley. All words, ideas and thoughts are my own.


Amazon Buy Link:

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

My Reckless Love by Melissa Limoges. Series : Highland Loves , Book #1. Will be released on 10/25/2017. 5 Kilts. Celtic Barb says: This debut novel blew her away!!!


Book: My Reckless Love
By Melissa Limoges

Release Date: October 25, 2017

Series: Highland Loves, Book #1

Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook of
1)Tartan Book Reviews
2) Purple Tulip Book Reviews
3)Celtic Barb’s Tartan Book Review Blog

Heat Rating:🔥

Overall Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


1264 AD

This fast moving tale starts where Arabella de Percy has been kept captive, by the villainess Geoffrey Longford. He is her new guardian appointed by the King. Also he is her brother Iain’s killer and expects to marry her - so he can claim Penswyck castle, lands, title and coin. There was no way she was going to marry that evil murdering miscreant, King or no King’s approval! Even if she was now penniless, since this blackguard had the King’s ear and was given everything she owns - including her dowry! She is going to escape with the help of her two elder servants Maggie and Dougal of Clan Fraser.  They have been more like surrogate parents, especially since her parents both died from illness years before. They came with her mother ~ when she married her father in England many years ago. 

Arabella has a destination her Uncle Hammish, Laird Fraser’s lands, in the Highlands of Scotland. She had sent a message to her Uncle, but worries he never got it. Time is running out,  Arabella can't wait any longer, plus it's the best opportunity since Longford is away. She knows she won't be alive for long if she marries this knave! As if she’d ever marry her brother's murderer! A man she has always disliked now she despises with every fiber of her being! 

However, she feels part of her brother's death is her fault too. So Arabella lives with the guilt, as Longford had previously asked for her hand which she refused. Her brother Iain, had always given her the rare choice to pick her own groom. Arabella wanted a loving marriage like her parents, not a business deal for wealth, titles and greed. The very reason she had turned down every proposal so far. Now she feels her brother might be alive if she accepted this evil man's proposal. 

The plan is to ride hard and fast to Fraser lands in Scotland,  but worries about Maggie and Dougal leaving them behind. They fear they will slow her down due to their age. So she climbs out her window and rides her horse to gate. To her shock she meets with her rescuer, Laird Calum MacGregor!

Calum has known Hammish Fraser since the day he was born and they are close friends as well. So he asks him to marry his niece with a handsome bride price. He knows what a good honorable man Calum is and what protect his niece with his life. Calum refuses but will rescue the lass due to his friendship with Iain. Yet even though it would help his clan his pride can't say yes. As he was on betrothed  once before and when the bride to be just looked at his scarred face she looked horrified. So she had her father end the betrothal agreement, after that Calum swore never to marry again! Yet as they travel to Scotland and to MacGregor land sparks fly! 

Calum still has a problem with his confidence due to the old war wounds on his face. Plus Arabella is the most beautiful he ever met but plus she wears her heart is as big as an ocean. How is supposed to resist plus he notices she doesn't seem to mind his face. Calum does wear his heart on his sleeve and his lack of confidence in his looks is obvious. Little does he realize this wee lass finds him both beautiful inside and out. Plus she sees this braw warrior as honorable always putting others first and he makes her feel safe and secure. Something she hasn't felt since her brother's death. 

Yet there are obstacle as well including jealousy, betrayal, misunderstanding, abduction, mischief, passion, joy, trust and love. Including a tear jerking secondary story involving her Uncle Hammish (Laird Fraser) and Calum's Aunt Elena. Have those Kleenex ready readers. Plus Longford is not going to give up his meal ticket to get his title and all that goes with it! He can't get that unless he's married to Arabella ! He will lope off any heads in his way to get his prize even if he has to drag her kicking and screaming to the altar! 


Geoffrey Longford also has a devious plan going into action! Wil he get his prize or will he lose? Will Calum ever believe a woman could ever care for him with his scarred face? Will he ever believe that this beautiful lassie is exactly what he wants and needs? 

Secrets will be revealed that could cost them their lives! Will this star crossed couple be able to survive all the secrets, misunderstanding and mayhem? Will love, faith, trust and joy overcome all the obstacles in their way. Will enemy have his way shattering hearts as Arabella and Calum part ways forever?  You will have to read this spectacular story to find out!  

I loved so many secondary characters and stories too! I hope Mairi and Aaron get a chance at love plus that rascal cousin Liam MacGregor! The flirt needs a good woman to show him the true meaning of love! 

BRAVO! This is the debut novel for Ms Limoges, but it's totally brilliant in my opinion.  I could not put it down! Totally knocked this one out of the park!  Omg I loved it from start to finish! It had me so hooked I can't wait to read the next one in her new “Highland Loves” series. 

 If you love your heroes Scottish, honorable and swoon worthy you definitely don't want to miss it! Beautiful Highland settings, wonderful dialogue,  amazing characters with twisting and turning plots that carry you away! A definite must read  for Scottish historical readers who love their heroes braw kilted honorable and sizzling hot! 




*Disclaimer: I received this ARC from Dragonblade publishers, for  for an honest and fair review. I voluntarily agreed to read, review, and  blog through Kathryn Le Veque Novels, Inc. All words, ideas and thoughts are my own.


AMAZON BUY LINK:

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017



Book:” The Highlander Is All That” By Sabrina York

Series:Untamed Highlanders, Book 3.5

Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook of
1)Tartan Book Reviews
2) Purple Tulip Book Reviews
3)Celtic Barb’s Tartan Book Review Blog

Overall Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This book Center's on the four St. Claire sisters Elizabeth, Anne, Victoria and Mary. They are orphans and live with Lady Esmeralda their chaperone. All related to the Scot, the Duke of of Caithness. He is a distant cousin, their benefactor who has financed their season. He would like to find them all good husbands, as he has also provided them all with generous dowries. Unfortunately he cannot oversee and protect them as he would like, his wife Lana is expecting their first child. So he has sends Scottish friends  Hamish Robb and Ranald Robb in his place to escort, guard ,  and  protect the ladies and inspect, approve or disapprove their suitors.

This book’s heroine is Elizabeth, Hamish Robb is the swoon worthy Scottish hero.
Elizabeth absolutely doesn't care about titles. Elizabeth hasn't been to Scotland since she was a child but knows she would rather live their than England. Lord Twiggenberry her suitor is a great match. A man she feels nothing for! Elizabeth wants a love match and when she meets Hamish she knows he is exactly the kind of man she wants. Elizabeth doesn't care about titles or the ton or society think! She just wants a man she could love and will love her back. Elizabeth is instantly attracted to her guard Hamish. Hamish is also attracted to Elizabeth but trying to keep his distance doing the honorable thing. Plus he doesn't feel he is good enough she being a titled Lady and he being beneath  her or has anything to offer her. 

Will this star crossed couple be able to overlook their obstacles and social class differences? Will love win or social pressure from groups such as the ton win? You must read to find out more anyone who is a little rebellious will l absolutely love this story! I know I am and I did!

Magnificent setting  phenomenal dialogue and twisting plot lines was absolutely brilliant! A fast page riveting adventure filled with mystery, supsense, social class differences,  steamy passion, love and more! 

I highly recommend this spectacular read from start to finish! Another Captivating story historical romance readers will love! 



What an entertaining fun read! I highly recommend as again Sabrina York weaves another delightful read! A book reader won't be able to put down. 


There are also secondary characters also have delightful stories with Scot, Ranald Gunn, Baron of Bower and Bookish eldest sister Anne. Plus also sisters Laura and Mary are hit with the love bug as well. Yes there are plots within plots in this enthralling  novel.

What an entertaining fun read! I highly recommend as again Sabrina York weaves another delightful read! A book readers won't be able to put down. 



***I received this ARC from Macmillan, to my eldest St. Martin’s Press publishers for  for an honest and fair review. I voluntarily agreed to read, review, blog and promote through netgalley. All words, ideas and thoughts are my own.

The Highlander Is All That (Untamed Highlanders) - Amazon.com 

https://www.amazon.com/Highlander-All-That-Untamed-Highlanders-ebook/dp/B0746MVRWN?huid=l1vn_2YkfRKVjXS1-mZQeQ


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

HIGHLAND PROMISE BY ALYSON McLAYNE. Debut Book #1, The Son's of Gregor MacLeod. 5 KILTS. Celtic Barb: Debut Author Pens like a she's been doing this for decades!


Book: Highland Promise
By Alyson McLayne

Series: (The Son’s of Gregor MacLeod Series), Book #1.
Release Date: October 3, 2017

Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook of
1)Tartan Book Reviews
2) Purple Tulip Book Reviews
3)Celtic Barb’s Tartan Book Review Blog

Overall Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


MacLeod Castle - The Isle of Skye
Scotland, 1432

It starts off  with five Clans attacking Gregor MacLeod's keep and losing. As a promise to his deceased wife Gregor MacLeod must find a solution and peace among the feuding Clans. Gregor comes up with a plan: each Laird has to give them his heir, their oldest son for fostering. Each son is destined to be the next Laird, if their fathers do not agree they will be punished by death! Each Laird reluctantly agrees, with a promise they will see their boys again and MacLeod will not harm the boys in any way. MacLeod thinking with his head not his heart wholeheartedly agrees! He knows if they were his blood kin he would of asked the same. He doesn't actually see these lairds as bad men mostly just weak and misguided. Plus he knows his wife would of been proud of how he untangled this deceitful web!  The five boys are Darach, Lachlan, Calum, Gavin and Kerr, whom become brothers and Gregor will become a devoted loyal foster father to them. As they become real brothers in truth from being fostered together, but also handsome, strong, good, honest, and  honorable men as well. They use both muscle and brains,  but always have each other's back, and will protect each other to the death!  Yet once you add a bonnie woman into the mix, as well as  their hearts - things become a wee bit  complicated to say the least! Highland Promise is Darach MacKenzie's story.  

Twenty years later...

Gleann Afraig (Fraser territory)
Scotland 1452
Scottish Highlands

Darach MacKenzie sees draped across a horse unconscious beaten young lass in dire straits and saves the young beauty. As she is in the clutches of his biggest foe the blackguard Laird Fraser.

Caitlin MacInnes see’s relief for the first time in three years since her parents death. Now maybe she will be able to escape from her villainous Uncle and the repulsive Laird Fraser he sold her to. She sees her savior Darach as an Angel plus he's very pretty to look at too. Quite the package yet she doesn't understand why he seems to back away from her.

Darach swears he will never open his heart again  it is closed off to ever feel love again. Plus his former betrothal has made him distrust and turn his heart cold. This deceitful woman brought hatred and revulsion between his clan and possibly a notorious clan war! A war he and his clan have been waiting and preparing for. The problem is the beautiful Caitlin is warming his heart again sop he feel his must marry to one of his clan members asap! The problem is he can't see any other man with her besides him.

Caitlin is extremely grateful to Laird Darach and the Mackenzie's but hasn't been totally honest. As she just can't easily trust men after these past three years of torture and imprisonment. Plus after all this wonderful clan has done for her she doesn't want to be the cause and reason to put them in danger. Possibly even causing them death and herself recapture. A position  she never ever wants to be in again she also knows she is naive and innocent when it comes to experience with men. She feels she must save funds so she can hire a ship to take her to her mother's family in France. 

A family she  has never met and this makes Darach's stomach turn. He knows the reality and evils of the world.He refuses to allow this innocent lass put herself in such a dangerous position. She could be raped or killed to undertake such a journey. Not to mention to be on such a long journey by sea and to trust people she has never met with open arms. Why they could be just as dangerous with evil intentions as the treacherous Frasers. Yet he doesn't want her to feel like she is his prisoner in his home by holding her against her will. He can’t take her to France himself with his upcoming clan war with the Fraser's. It would be just like them to attack his clan when he was away at sea. How can he convince her or will he ever open and listen to his heart?  As he is allowing the past to cloud his judgements in so many ways.

To find out more you must read this excellent book! As I was totally blown away by the beautiful tale that Alyson McLayne weaves. Honestly it is one of the best books I have read this year! Darach MacKenzie, is a major drool and swoon worthy Highlander you can't help but love! Caitlin is so feisty, witty, kind and caring you can't help but adore! 

This book grabbed, delighted  and encaptured me right from the start. A total masterpiece and the idea of enemy Lairds who tried to attack a clan and lost is absolutely brilliant! However, instead of losing their life, the Laird’s all agree and allow this enemy to foster their heirs. It is the next son in line to be Laird.  Laird MacLeod saw each son under ten years old. He could show and teach them how they can all live in peace and harmony as brothers. As they would always have each other's back, to care for and protect as if they were blood brothers!

This fast paced, non stop action novel is filled with riveting adventure, betrayal suspense , mystery, hatred, mistrust, healing, passion and love. It includes heart pulling scenes, plus how one wee Lass can change how a clan sees and treats their isolated and lonely Laird. A kind and caring man who always puts the clan and their needs first. 

 This book  is also  filled with a breathtaking setting, amazing dialogue  and brilliant plotting. It has so many twisting and nail biting turns. I was holding my breath with anticipation as what could possibly happen next!  It is the type of story that will pull your heartstrings and soften your soul, hoping the star crossed couple will take a chance on love!

Anyone who loves Scottish historical romance will not want to miss this epic story that will make your readers heart soar! 


I can't believe  this is Ms. McLayne debut! She writes like an experienced, professional, author that's been doing this for decades! I absolutely and unequivocally loved “The Promise” by Alyson McLayne! I can't wait for “Highland Conquest” the next  son’s book in The Son’s of Gregor McGregor series

I received this ARC from Sourcebook publishers for  for an honest and fair review. I voluntarily agreed to read, review, blog and promote through netgalley. All words, ideas and thoughts are my own.

The Son’s of Gregor McLeod series 
By Alyson MacLeod
1)Highland Promise -  Released 10/3/2017
2)Highland Conquest - TBR
3)Highland Betrayal - TBR
4)Highland Captive - TBR
5)Highland Thief - TBR

Buy Links:



https://www.amazon.com/Highland-Promise-Sons-Gregor-MacLeod/dp/1492654507/re


https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/highland-promise-alyson-mclayne/1125526098?ean=9781492654506#/

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/highland-promise-7

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Alyson_McLayne_Highland_Promise?id=l3wFDgAAQBAJ

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/highland-promise/id1203822542?mt=11







Sunday, September 24, 2017

To Conquer a Scot by Tamara Gill. Highland Love Series, Five Stars. This blew Celtic Barb away!




Book: To Conquer a Scot
by Tamara Gill

Series: Highland Love, Book #1

Book: To Conquer A Scot 
By Tamara Gill

Series: Highland Love series, Book 1.

Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook of 
1)Tartan Book Reviews
2) Purple Tulip Book Reviews 
3)Celtic Barb’s Tartan Book Review Blog

Overall Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

1601

This is the time-travel romance of 17th century Aedan Macleod and 21st century Abigail (Abby) Cross

Abby is 21st century modern woman who has always dreamed of going to Scotland. While on vacation and visiting a castle she gets whisked away to 17th century Scotland. This is with the help of Aedan’s meddling sister Gwen. Gwen has the gift of magic, Abby is actually brought to 17th century Scotland by Aedan’s sister Gwen. She doesn't want him to marry the 17th century harlot he has his eye on. Plus she knows her brother Aedan being Laird needs a wife like Abby and feels they are perfect for each other. As Gwen has been watching Abby for a long time. 

The problem is they don't seem to even like each other's company - gosh Aedan even thought of killing Abby at first. Even as they demand Abby be sent back to her proper time but soon as are drawn to each other. Then there are villains in at every corner along with malace and treachery. As two rival clan threaten Aedan's 21st century woman The tides of fate soon turn as he realizes no other woman but Abbey will do. Aedan will do anything to keep her from harms way! Yet will it be too little too late? You must read and find out in this captivating delightful read! 

Will Abbey stay or will she go? What will be best for Aedan and the clan? I also loved the relationship between Aedan and his best friend Ben ~ though it had heartbreaking moments too. 

This book is is a definite for Scottish historical readers. It has all the elements readers love. Filled with breathtaking settings that you can literally smell the heather with exquisite dialogue too. A beautifully written story that is both rich and intriguing. The plotting was just brilliant, with so many twists and turns and non-stop action! I was gasping for air, plus wondering with anticipation and bated breath, what could possibly happen next?  

This is my first book by this Australian author Tamara Gill. It definitely won't be the last! I absolutely and unequivocally loved this spectacular read “To Conquer a Scot”. I can't wait for the next book in the series! 

Disclaimer:I received this book from Entangled publishers for a fair and honest review. I voluntarily agreed to read, review, blog and promote through netgalley. All words, ideas and thoughts are my own.


AMAZON BUY LINK:

https://www.amazon.com/Conquer-Scot-Time-Travelers-Highland-ebook/dp/B075DCK2R1/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1506050834&sr=1-6&keywords=tamara+gill+kindle+book



Bethia by Keira Montclair. The Highland Clan Series, Book # 10, Five Stars! Magnificent Read!


Book: Bethia by Keira Montclair

Series: The The Highland Clan, Book #10

Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook of 
1)Tartan Book Reviews
2) Purple Tulip Book Reviews 
3)Celtic Barb’s Tartan Book Review Blog

Overall Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️



Autumn 1280's
Highlands of Scotland


Bethia Ramsay is the former Laird’s daughter who adores her female kin, but feels she doesn't compare to her attractive cousins.  She notices the lads pay little or no attention to her as well. Therefore Bethia feels she will never attain her dream -of a husband and bairns. Something she desires very much, but fears will never become a reality. The only time she is confident and self assured, is when she is caring for the clan’s sick animals to health.  

One day she hears this awful gut wrenching scream from the barn. Bethia feels certain it's a hurt animal and is shocked when she finds out it's a man! This man's appearance at first frightens her with his long unkempt hair and beard. She sees him in a different light the way his heart is broken over his dogs health, a severe dagger wound in the belly from a stranger! 

Finding out this a Donnan Douglas a man who abandoned his adoptive clan for reasons of his own. Due to his devastating past Donnan became a loner and only has his Deerhounds for company. After Bethia treats Donnan’s dog whose dog was stabbed with a dagger by an evil stranger. He begins to see beautiful Bethia in a different light. As it is the first time he considers opening his cold heart to warmth again. As he too has self  esteem and confidence issues due to his brutal past. 


A stranger took a dagger to Donnan’s sweet dog when he was out hunting. A dog he was given from Bethia’s brother and Laird Torrian . He is suspicious it is Bearchun as it seems he is stalking The Ramsey clan once again. With danger at ever turn plus Bearchun’s treachery and evil schemes are surfacing once again. This time he thinks the daft Bethia and Donnan will help in bringing the Ramsay’s demise once and for all. 

Will they or shall they surprise this villian with protective and warrior instincts? Will Donnan be able to let go of his past? Will Bethia ever be able to make her dreams come true? I highly recommend to read this spectacular book to find out the answers and so much more.

This is the tenth book and I have read and devoured each and every one. Yes you can read as a stand alone, but so much more fun to read them all. I love connecting all the family dots and getting to know all the characters  and whose related to who. 

Again another breathtaking exhilarating read that will leave you wanting more. Filled with nail biting, non-stop-action, adventure, suspense, mystery, betrayal, love and so much more. Plus I love that Ms.  Montclair allows us to revisit favorite Ramsay/Grant characters again and again. I feel part of their family reunion. In addition if you are a dog, furbaby or animal lover than this book is definitely for you. It sure pulled my heartstrings! 

Again Keira Montclair pens another exhilarating that I could not put down. It has all the elements historical Scottish romance readers love from breathtaking settings, colorful characters, swoon worthy heroes plus twisting and turning plots.

The Highland Clans Series
 by Keira Montclair


1.Loki
2.Torrian
3.Lily
4.Jake 
5.Ashlyn
6.Molly
7.Jamie and Gracie
8.Sorcha
9.Kyla
10.Bethia





https://www.amazon.com/Bethia-Highland-Clan-Book-10-ebook/dp/B075SB7J2K/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8





Disclaimer: I was gifted this ARC from the author. I voluntarily agreed to read, review and blog. All words, thoughts and ideas are  my own.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Pursued by the Shadow Knight by Fiona McKellar. Book #2. Five Kilts




Book: Pursued by the Shadow Knight
By Fiona McKellar

Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook of 

1)Tartan Book Reviews
2) Purple Tulip Book Reviews 
3)Celtic Barb’s Tartan Book Review Blog

Overall Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The heroine is Margarit Vaus, whom has been abducted and held against her will by a rival clan. Margarit is being forced to marry the eldest son,  Robe of Clan Colp. 

That is until swoon worthy highlander, Sandris (Sandy) Fynne, becomes her savior and saves her from this forced marriage! As Sandy attempts to get her back home, the Colp Clan continues to make repeated failed attempts to kidnap/ bridenap Margarit. 

They finally find a solution to get their ab
ducted bride back,they hire the frightening, fierce, bounty hunter - known as the Shadow Hunter. This also happens to be Sandy's biggest adversary who he deeply despises!  Now Margarit’s future is in even more danger! What will be their next move to keep her safe and free from these villains? 

Another wonderful page turning novella with so many twist and turns. So hold onto your seat, this is going to be another bumpy ride full of surprises. Another Fiona McKellar book that historical romance readers will absolutely love! Beautiful settings, colorful characters.  In addition plots where you find yourself holding your breath with anticipation, not knowing what could possibly happen next! 

Disclaimer: I was gifted this ARC from the author. I voluntarily agreed to read, review and blog. All words, thoughts and ideas are  my own.



























Iain's Plaid by Skye Taylor. Five Kilts



Book: Iain’s Plaid by Skye Taylor
Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook of
1.Tartan Book Reviews
2.Purple Tulip Book Reviews
3. Celtic Barb’s Tartan Book Review Blog


The heroine of this  story is Dani Amico. An unhappy lass, who is offered a new and job and marriage proposal, but neither excites her. She wants some excitement in her dull and boring life! Dani decides to go through her lists of things she always wanted to do - yet never did. Some call this a bucket list.  The first was on her bucket list is to visit an abandoned Island.  Dani researched this island  while writing her senior thesis paper in college. As she is extremely intelligent and educated with a masters degree in American History.

While visiting  this abandoned island - Dani locates a tiny tunnel, then she suddenly stumbles in and wakes up 242 years later! The year now is  1775, Dani is then  found by swoon worthy, braw, Scottish merchant,  Iain MacKail. He discovers her in his cellar and due to her clothing she is mistaken for a boy.  However Iain is also suspicious she is a British spy for the customs agent. So he has no choice, but to take her on his ship. A ship that is stuffed to the gills with illegal contraband!

As time goes on and tides and feelings change with love in the air. Yet in dark dangerous  waters this is a pre-nnrevolutionary war time period. A dangerous time to be in Massachusetts.

 Dani remembers reading in her time  that someone was had betrayed  Iain with devastating results for Iain’s future! As all she knows is Iain vanishes forever never to be found or seen again. She starts to wonder is this the reason she was sent here in the past? Is Dani to be Iain's savior or share in his doom and gloom and disappear with him? Now she has to make a devastating decision to find her way back to her time or stay and protect Iain . Which will she choose? Try to save the man she
loves or go home in the protection and safety of her own modern times? Will she stand beside him or runaway?

I suggest you read this delightful book to find the answers. This is the first time I read a book by Skye Taylor. I must add I was absolutely blown away by this fast paced page turning novel. It weaves together all the elements time-travel romance readers could possibly want. Filled with riveting adventure, mystery, suspense, treachery, villain, danger, betrayal passion, heartbreak and love.

I received this book from the Bell Bridge Books publishers for a fair and honest review. I voluntarily promised to read, review and blog through netgalley. All words, thoughts and ideas are my own.

Amazon Buy Link:

Iain's Plaid: Skye Taylor: 9781611947687: Amazon.com: Books



https://www.amazon.com/Iains-Plaid-Skye-Taylor/dp/1611947685

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Must Love More Kilts by Angela Quarles. Must Love Series, Book #4. Five Kilts



Must Love More Kilts
By Angela Quarles

Series: Must Love, #4

Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook (of) 
Tartan Book Reviews 
Purple Tulip Book Reviews 
Celtic Barb’s Tartan Book Review Blog 

Heat Rating:🔥

Overall Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Dungarbh Castle, Loch Garry
Scotland, 1689


You can read this as a stand alone book but I recommend you read book 3, “Must Love Kilts” first. As there are many character connections, plot lines and references to the main characters of this book. This entire series is absolutely a masterpiece!-Barb Massabrook of Tartan Book Reviews Https://m.facebook.com/groups/822500177761045

This is the story of time traveler Fiona Campbell and Duncan MacCowan. Fiona and Duncan have handfasted but on their wedding night she see’s his scar and tattoo and runs away. She now  knows who Duncan is and the role he is to play in her families  ancestry history. As he is meant to murder her ancestor William Campbell. The very one she is to save and make her name a legend. As Fiona felt she was pretty worthless in her own time until she hears the legend of Fiona told by her Granpappy. The one thing she has in common with her parents was her love of their families ancestry, legends, myths and lore. She fully believes if she's the Fiona of the Campbell Legend, it will make her a heroine and give her life a purpose. 

Poor Duncan believes she was so repulsed by his scar she abandoned him and their marriage. Plus they had no witnesses so it was like it never happened. Duncan’s history with women has not been great. His heart has been broken too many times which caused has self worth and trust issues. He feels unwanted and never good enough for any woman starting with his mother. This makes him want to protect his heart and swearing never to fall in love again. 

Now another wants to make Fiona his wife will Duncan allow this to happen. Plus he knows this marriage would be good for the clan. Yet the jealousy in his heart cannot be denied yet if he he tries to claim Fiona it could put possibly start a clan war! Plus he has yet to face Fiona’s ancestor which will make her a legend.  What will Duncan do fight for the woman he loves or step aside for the good of his clan? Plus will Fiona accept Duncan and put her fantasies and legends aside? If he does kills her ancestor will she ever be able to forgive Duncan?  

Another spellbinding  breathtaking exhilarating read that will leave you wanting more. Filled with non-stop-actions, history, magic, adventure, suspense, betrayal, steamy passion, love and so much more.  

I have read this entire series which is absolutely incredible. I have loved each and every one. I love the mix of paranormal, history and romance. Any historical romance reader won't want to miss this phenomenal read! 

Must Love More Kilts: A Time Travel Romance (Must ... - Amazon.com

Amazon Buy Link:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0753G6P2Q

Disclaimer:I received this book from the publisher for a fair and honest review. I voluntarily agreed to read, review, blog and promote through netgalley. All words, ideas and thoughts are my own.

Must Love Series
by Angela Quarles

1)Must Love Breeches
2)Must Love Chainmail
3)Must Love Kilts
4)Must Love More Kilts