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Not an average viking romance
on 14 September 2013
I don't know what is up with me this weather, as I normally love a good filthy erotic novel. This book is neither of those things (filthy/erotic) but I could not put it down. For me, the author has explored a concept that is as old as time, but not normally addressed in books of this genre. Styr is in a loveless marraige when he is taken prisoner by Cara. There are a number of twists and turns amongst the way, with a few supporting characters - they may be developed in future books. What you have is a very slow careful development of a couple, one of whom is especially reluctant.
Now, I'm not an history buff, but Willingham has certainly put a lot of research into her book. I'm a huge fan of her Viking historical romances anyway. Modern counties did not exist then, although the province names were known. By using a fictional name Gall Tire, she has taken two words and made it into a believable place, which I choose to believe is a twist on Donegal (or Dun na nGall)