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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Celtic Destiny by K. Starling

Celtic Destiny by K. Starling
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short (63 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 3 Books
Reviewed by Queen Anne’s Lace

Scotland promises new beginnings for Clarissa, but first she must right a hundred year-old wrong.

Escaping a sordid past, Clarissa hopes to find a new life in Scotland. But ghosts have pasts of their own -- and they need the sort of help only she can provide.

It's not long before Clarrisa becomes close to the children she watches over, the cook who teaches her the way of the Scots, and even the ghost who needs her. But will the entrancing Master William Kirkland be as enthralled with her as the rest of his household? And what is the connection between him and the spirits that refuse to leave his property?

Clarissa Randolph has always loved a good romance/adventure and when the opportunity presents itself for her to become a governess for two children in Scotland, she leaves the United States behind and seizes the chance. Upon arriving though, she quickly learns that things are not always what they seem. With a little magic in the air and a few ghosts, Clarissa quickly finds that the job was a lot more than she bargained for.

Celtic Destiny weaves an exciting tale filled with magic and intriguing ghosts. It is very much plot-driving, however, and I was disappointed with the lack of depth to the characters including many scenes that offer more telling of the story instead of showing the action.

Still, I must admit that Ms. Starling is a talented storyteller with a great gift for “spinning a yarn.” I would have enjoyed the story more so though if there would have been more detailed descriptions and less dialogue. However, the plot itself kept me engaged and made this a nice story all together.