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“A magical, engrossing read that will charge your every emotion from laughter to tears from beginning to end, as you follow the adventures and misadventures of wonderful characters you will never forget. You will want to turn those pages, but don't. Savor every delicious word of this one.
B.A. Montgomerie is the owner of Falgannon Isle, a misty, Brigadoon-like spit of land in the Scottish Hebrides boasting 213 eligible bachelors looking for wives. The trouble is there's a curse on the isle. Unless B.A. marries a green-eyed, black-haired man who must be of Irish descent and one not born on the isle, those 213 anxious bachelors haven't a prayer of marching down the aisle toward a happy marriage, and neither will she.
The fun begins when, despite the curse, B.A. advertises for what amounts to mail order brides for her island men, and outlander Desmond Mershan comes on the scene, a green-eyed, black-haired tortured hero of Irish descent, seemingly made to order only he's out for dark revenge against B.A. over old family issues. Things heat up when Desmond finds himself falling for the woman he has come to revenge himself against, and how he and B.A. deal with that will have you on the edge of your chair. I'll never tell.
Stir into the mix a collection of zany, larger than life, true to their heritage characters that will steal your heart and keep you in stitches, and you have a recipe for enchantment. Last but not the least of these is, The Cat Dudley, the inimitable, magical, matchmaking, card-playing moggie you will never forget.
Ms. MacGillivray's knowledge of all things Scottish both ancient and modern makes her a force to be reckoned with, and gives us the privilege of her incredible range. Her debut book, A Restless Knight, showcased her talent as a remarkable Historical Romance author. Now she has taken Contemporary Romance by storm with this fresh, imaginative and delightful romp through Falgannon Isle. You will never want to leave. I can't remember when a book brought a tear to my eye or made me laugh out loud. This one did. I highly recommend this excellent read by Deborah MacGillivray, and I can't wait for her next installment, and all those to follow!