I get my love of books honestly from my mother. She’s the only person I know first hand that has more books than I do. Granted if I didn’t have to move every 3-4 years, my collection would probably be a bit larger than it is. But today I’m sharing with you a book review written by my mother just for you guys. So here goes…
by Marti Talbott
Reviewed by Deborah Berryhill
This story begins in a Viking village. The Commander or leader of these Viking warriors is Donar. While away at sea leading Viking raiding parties, Donar’s wife, Sheena, and his newborn daughter die during child birth. Sheena’s sister blames Donar for her death but agrees to raise Donar’s son, Stefan. Filled with grief and guilt for the woman he will always love, Donar stays out to sea. When Stefan is about to turn fifteen, Donar agrees to take him on a raiding party. As they sail towards Scotland, Donar tells Stefan of a promise he had made to Sheena. A promise that will change Stefan’s life forever.
Kannak lives with her mother in Scotland. They belong to the Macoran clan. At thirteen, she discovers her father has abandoned her and her mother. Taking everything they need to survive, Kannak has come to the realization that their only means of survival is for her to marry.
Circumstances force Kannak and Stefan to unite for survival. Forging a path that teaches them the true meaning of life.
This is a story of love, forgiveness, jealousy, friendship, and betrayal. It will take you on a journey through the times of the Vikings and the Scottish clans into their culture and beliefs. It is filled with suspense and surprises that you will never expect. Marti Talbott brings the past alive with characters you will never forget and a story that will have you spellbound.
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