Top positive review
A fast-paced, intriguing series
on 19 May 1999
Best of luck in finding all four installments to the MacKade series. I was fortunate enough to find all four of the books on the shelf at the local Bookstar. Since some of the series is out of print, I guess they had leftover copies, which is great for me because I won't buy a completed series without being able to purchase all of the books. Too frustrating otherwise! :)
The MacKades is the best of Nora's contemporary series novels that I've read. Although I enjoyed the Stars of Mithra series enormously, the MacKades top it by a mile. The paranormal elements to the story are much more credible than the Stars and fit into the story much more seamlessly. I enjoyed plumbing ever more deeply in each succeeding novel into the ghosts of Antietam and seeing their continuing effect on the MacKade family.
The best of the best of the four is THE HEART OF DEVIN MACKADE. After Devin's story, I'd list the others: Shane, Rafe, and Jared. Enjoy the MacKade brothers and their ladies. I look forward to Nora writing about the children someday ala the MacGregor series.