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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Maire by Linda Windsor

Title: Maire
Author: Linda Windsor
ISBN: 159052566
Publisher: Multnomah
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.
(from goodreads)

My Thoughts:

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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Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

I love this entire series!

Mystica said...

This is a new author for me so thank you for the review. I will be keeping an eye out for this one.

Angela Renee said...

Renee, I am definitely going to have to find the remaining books.

Mystica, this is the first book by this author that I have read and I loved her writing style.

Holly said...

I've never heard of this series but I will definitely be adding this one to my list :)

CelticLady said...

I also have this book on a bookcase shelf. I found the cover intriquing also but I mostly bought it because of the setting in Ireland. I will read most anything that takes place or is about Ireland. I have not been able to read James Joyce though...great review