Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Author: Linda Windsor
Genre: Historical Fiction (Ireland 5th Century)
Format: Trade Paperback it is also available as an ebook
How I read it: Trade Paperback
Rating: 4.5 Crowns
A fanciful, romantic tale of passion and faith that invites readers to the "God-graced mountains and plains" of Ireland. Maire, Gleannmara's warrior queen, finds her fierce heart is gentled when she takes a reformed mercenary -- a Christian, no less -- as hostage during a raid. At first she wonders what kind of God would make a fine warrior like Rowan of Emerys such a coward. But as she comes to know Rowan and witnesses the force of his beliefs, she learns that meekness and humility to the one true God are stronger than any blade of steel. And in the process, Maire discovers the transforming power of love and faith.
I picked this book up several years ago on a whim because the cover intrigued me. Unfortunately this was around the same time that I was moving so this book kind of got lost in the shuffle and ended up in the back of my bookcase. While going through my bookcase, I rediscovered this book and finally read it. I have to say that this was one my favorite books pertaining to this era. Linda Windsor seems to capture the spirit of this time and does a terrific job of transferring those feelings to the reader. This book also has a strong plot and even stronger characters. I truly enjoyed reading this book a highly recommend it to readers.
This is the first book in Linda Windsor’s Fires of Gleannmara series, and I have to say that I will be searching for the remaining books.
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