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Reviewed in the United States on October 15, 2017
Pretty sure I've read them all now. I did try to read them in order. I like her (their) work. There's a plot, of course they fall in love. I mean it is romance after all. The phrases seem accurate and authentic for the time period. It is best to read them in order. I love the lineage of the families they bring into their work. There's some sex, not much. If I remember correctly they could be easily skipped if that is offensive to the reader. Most of their writing focuses on things other than sex. I like the way they paint the attire of the people so the characters feel real. They aren't always in their finest clothing and the use of their descriptives helps to set an image of simple dress when that would be normal. I think their books all focus on the interpersonal relationships within the family and sometimes the breakdowns within the families. I suggest reading all of the May McGoldrick books!
3.0 out of 5 starsGood story if you know nothing of history.
Reviewed in the United States on April 7, 2017
I really like this author's writing style and she weaves a great tale. This is the second book I have read that they have written. This story could have been a really good one had it not been for the enormous liberties they took with historical characters. The lives and deaths of real historical people have been completely changed and knowing this I had a hard time finishing this book. I will read the next in the series with the hope that it is better.
The historical info was superbly written. I felt like i was there whether in Florence, England, or Scotland. The characters were well developed, and I grew to love them just as in the other previous books. As a retired English teacher, i hope to one day soon visit Wales & Scotland, home of my ancestors. These adventuresome, historical novels keep up my hopes before decrepitude sets in. Thank you for bringing these places & characters to life.
The books in the MacPherson series just keep getting better and better. I truly enjoyed the plot and characters in this story. The authors did an excellent job weaving historical facts with the romance in this story. Loved Elizabeth's character. Her bravery and integrity are truly exceptional. She really found her match in Ambrose and their love story is passionate and sweet at the same time. I discovered these authors by accident but I'm glad I did. I'm truly enjoying their books!
5.0 out of 5 starsI am truly in love with May McGoldrick novels right now
Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2016
I am truly in love with May McGoldrick novels right now. I have read 8 in the last three months starting with the Angel of Skye in the MacPherson Clan Series. Each novel is a stand alone but I think it would be helpful to read them in order because so many of her characters are woven into other stories in the series. I get so caught up in the stories that I think about the characters even when I have to put the book down. They have made me laugh and cry. Truly the mark of a great book. The stories are not cookie cutter and I like that the heroes and heroines in her books admit their love for each other and then have to work together to conquer the villains.
5.0 out of 5 starsBest book in this genre I have read for a long time
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 27, 2020
I love the historical romance genre and have read loads. I don't usually bother to write a review, I just click the stars. This time I have made the effort to tell people that this is one of the best, most enjoyable books that I have read for a long time. It has complexity, good characters, a great mix of fiction and genuine history, a few twists and turns, some peril and, of course, a great romance at the heart of it. Thoroughly recommended.
A very pleasureably read,just the right balance of action,mystery,sadness,romance and good winning out over evil ! I'm annoyed that I've only just found these authors (smiles) but so enjoying the discovery and encourage you to try them for yourself - if you like reading about times when men were men and women were treasured without losing their identity (yes I know that wasn't true for all in that era, but I like to enjoy my reads) you won't be disappointed !