Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Beltane Choice by Nancy Jardine. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for my stop on the tour! Check out my review and let me know what you think. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
AD 71 Northern Roman Britain
Lorcan of the Brigantes knows that unity of the northern tribes is essential when the Ancient Roman legions advance northwards to Brigantia. Yet, everything comes at a price. Using his captive, Nara, as a political bargain with the Selgovae comes with impossible stipulations. Battle at Whorl – Iron Age tribes against the Romans – is inevitable.
Will Nara have her Beltane choice?
The adventures of the Garrigill Clan begin…
Whoa. I was really interested in reading The Beltane Choice, but I was not expecting to be so caught up in this story. I have been really into Historical fiction lately, and this novel is a fantastic reason why.
Taking place in the border area between England and Scotland, AD 71, it is impressive how much research Nancy Jardine must have done to make this feel so realistic. I love the world-building…Celtic Tribes and Roman legions…it is really beautifully written, I felt like I was transported back to this time period. It was captivating and I was on the edge of my seat the entire way through.
I love the heroine, Nara. Her journey is full of adventure, passion and danger. She is full of boldness and courage and I absolutely love that she has this secret, heavy burden that she’s carried her whole life. Behind all the bravery, she is vulnerable and that makes for a beautifully deep character. There is quite a heavy sexual tension between Nara and Lorcan which is really intriguing to read. You’re never quite sure how their story will play out.
I’m absolutely in love with this story. The historical authenticity weaved in with wonderful and interesting characters and a plot line that kept me immersed the entire time. Everything about this novel is fantastic and totally worth the 5 stars. Highly recommended!
Nancy Jardine writes historical fiction; time-travel historical adventure; contemporary mystery thrillers; and romantic comedy. She lives in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where life is never quiet or boring since she regularly child minds her young grandchildren who happen to be her next-door neighbours. Her garden is often creatively managed by them, though she does all the work! Her husband is a fantastic purveyor of coffee and tea…excellent food and wine! (Restorative, of course)
A member of the Historical Novel Society; Scottish Association of Writers; Federation of Writers Scotland; Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Independent Alliance of Authors, her work has achieved finalist status in UK competitions.
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