Paperback, 294 Pages
Release Date: March 13th 2002
A Celtic woman nurses a wounded Viking back to health, fearing an attack on her defenseless village if he dies. What she doesn’t know, however, is that he came to the village looking for her. Many years before he had saved her from a Viking raid, and now that he is a leader he has come back to claim her.
To complicate things, the woman hates Vikings with a passion because they killed all the men in her village, blinded her sister, and now she is left to keep things running in a town of old men, women, and children.
Now, on his feet once again, the Viking and his friends decide to help the women… by marrying them and taking over the village. The women fight them at first, but through kindness and more than a little manipulation, eventually the Vikings win over the stubborn Celts, merging their cultures and families.
I love historical novels, and the detail that shows up in this book adds so much to the tale. The characters are realistic and relatable. Plus, how often do you see disabilities like blindness in a romance novel?
While I felt it got a little silly towards the end, I really felt that the plot kept moving quickly and the supporting characters were well fleshed out. The woman made me laugh in their passive-aggressive fight against the men, and the men made me laugh with their reactions to the women. There is nothing like Celtic fire and Viking steel going head to head!
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