New in the breathtaking series of sorcery, Irish lore, time travel, and exquisite romance.
Within Meaghan Ballagh surges the blood of a sorceress whose ancient love for a druid ended in treachery. When Meaghan is thrust into the past, she feels the desire between the sorceress and the handsome druid once again rise inside her. To survive, she must piece together the history of the woman who haunts her and the man who needs her.
Review: Meaghan has been different all her life. She hides the hurt this has caused behind a feisty combative attitude. Áedán saw through her when they were trapped in the Book of Fennore and he can see through her now. It’s what else he sees once they’re free that terrifies him to the bone, not that he’d admit it. The flickering of violet in her blue eyes, the sense of another he feels in her. Who is that flitting behind Meghan’s eyes? Lover and enemy? The one who betrayed him, trapping him in the Book of Fennore?
Unknown to Áedán, Meghan is an empath. He doesn’t need to reveal his feelings, she senses them. This has made her life difficult always sensing the truth, good and bad, behind the façade presented to her face.
Does Meghan really know Áedán though? Is he the Druid that has the power to destroy them all once freed? The Druid of prophecy? Meghan’s drawn to Áedán just as he’s drawn to her, no matter how they deny and fight it. Whatever else he may be, Meghan knows that Áedán’s a good man. Will her belief and love make a difference? Are they destined to repeat the mistakes of arrogance and distrust that doomed the lovers in the past? The mistakes that led to betrayal, a curse, and thousands of lives lost to the Book of Fennore?
I started HAUNTING EMBRACE with some trepidation. I didn’t want it to end but I also know good things can’t last forever. I was also worried about how the Book of Fennore would be dealt with. Would it be anticlimactic or awesome? There’s a saying, “start as you mean to go”, and that’s just what Ms. Quinn has accomplished with The Mists of Ireland series. With a lyrical flowing voice, taut storyline that kept me guessing (often wrong much to my chagrin), and characters so well defined I could believe I knew them the series has been consistently first rate.
In HAUNTING WARRIOR and HAUNTING DESIRE the battles against the Book of Fennore and those it controls were mostly physical. Armies clashed and a hero was born in HAUNTING WARRIOR whose exploits are legendary, even to this day.
In HAUNTING DESIRE every day was a battle for survival against the worst nightmares the book and Cathán could dream of. In this harsh alternate reality Tiernan found himself and the love of his life.
In HAUNTING EMBRACE we return to the realm of the heart and mind; where it all began with HAUNTING BEAUTY.
Everything about the White Fennore and the Druid is finally revealed; what their lives and love were like, the true story behind the creation of the Book of Fennore, the betrayal that led to the present situation, and what it was like to live cursed within the Book for untold centuries. We learn all about The Isle of Fennore and its inhabitants when Meghan’s dad Niall was a babe in arms. There are twists, turns and revelations that, in all honesty, floored me. Then there were my questions. How could the Book be defeated? Would they change too much? What could be changed and what couldn’t? How could you know? Thinking about that boggled my mind. The tension holds right through as you race to the very end. I wouldn’t change a thing.
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